Kona Roast 2003 Hardtail

Kona Roast 2003 Hardtail 

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 13, 2012]
KingerNS

Strength:

Frame is SOLID. I've taken a few hard spills on this, one making the bars parallel with the front wheel and nothing broke. The stock hayes hydros work very well. I bought this bike used and am very happy with the purchase.

Weakness:

Stock tires were small. upgraded to 2.5's, in love

Great bike, if you find one for the right price, buy it

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 10, 2006]
Justin
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Tough as nails, great geometry, great components. This thing will take whatever punishment you dish out.

Weakness:

I suppose you could say weight, but that's really only if you compare it to an XC rig. The weight is damn worthy trade off for the bikes strength.

A damn fun go anywhere do anything bike....the perfect all rounder that can take some punishment. DH, XC, street, jumps....it'll do it all with style. It's the sort of bike that really encourages you to do some dumb sh*t! Bigger harder faster! Love it!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 09, 2003]
Dubes
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Frame is awesome as are the brakes, tires arent that bad, but awful in mud although in dry sand they're great, pedals are grippy just have to get all the skin off the spikes from my shin

Weakness:

NEEDS MORE TRAVEL, so the rock shox psylo SL i put on work fine

If u dont mind having no rear shock this bike rocks, buy it c 4 urself

Similar Products Used:

Zip

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 29, 2003]
Andrea
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

-good geometry makes it a perfect all-round hard-ass bike
-perfect balance for dj
-stiff and solid frame for some drops

Weakness:

-too heavy
-front end too stiff for freeriding
-paint

nice looks,
marvelous balance in the air, fun in cornering, brilliant street hucker.
at home in 4x, and ripping the woods.
nice bike for north shore style

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 27, 2003]
zeke farquar
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Tight in corners and on the slopes. Club-solid feel and design. Easy to move on the bike and with the bike. I've cased some bad jumps and it's me that falls apart, not the ride.

Weakness:

Chain hop, but a tensioner should take care of that. I never like dropping more than a 1K on a bike.

Hauls arse.
If you want one, get it.

Similar Products Used:

2003, Rocky Mountain Flow, 2000 Marin Juniper Trail - not much similar, but that's my other bike, 2003 Giant Team Comp, 2003 Giant Acid.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 19, 2003]
L
Downhiller

Strength:

Insane frame and wheel strength, fork strong too! Handlebars and stem could cop a sledge-hammer hit! Excellent frame geometry for jumping, and dropping, (13")

Weakness:

stock tyres suck! change the front at least, i'm using a wtb mutano-raptor. rotor drag, and could be better without qr squewers.

it's a winner, confidence booster at the top of a trail. might not have the highest top-end but you don't really need it. this is for thrashing and abusing and it will come back for more and more and more.

Similar Products Used:

Bianchi RC399, might have cracked frame under the head-tube

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 11, 2003]
Cameron Allen
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

bought it as a frame set, which is the same frame on the complete bike, but they just call it the chute, but its unbreakable, sturdy, with no flex

Weakness:

it sratches realy easily and you cant hid the scratches easily

This is an awesome bike, im doin some 10 foot drops, and 25 foot gaps on it, it holds up to it. I use it for street to and it hops picnic tables and walls like nohtin, only thing though is when u fall it leaves ugly scratches on it, i recomend a kona out of bounds hardtail to any one who wants a good hardtail for all around freeriding, or just hittin the trails

Similar Products Used:

none, my first freeride hardtail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 29, 2004]
Alex King
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Definetly burrle this bike rides like a dream I highly recomend one for any freeriders who dirtjump and do drops. this bike is awsome and is backed up by a good company.

Weakness:

I dont much care for aluminum and usually ride a steel bike which rides a little smoother.

If your rough on bikes this is for you. one of the most extreme frames i've ever riden and I'm not sh*t'n you Its quite the bumpy ride but if you put a 5 to 6 inch fork on it you could go just as big as the guys on the long travel full suspension bikes. WARNING: this bike is not for the timid.

Similar Products Used:

Surly Instigator, Kona Stuff, Haro 8.3, K2 Brass Monkey

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 28, 2003]
Tan Andy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Very stiff and strong frame.Do not flex.Nice solid looks.

Weakness:

Heavy.Need to push harder at climb but smoke others on the descent.

Bought the frame and transfered all the parts from previous bike.Although the frame are bit heavier but still works great at climb with a bit more push.The frame are stiff and solid as a rock at the downhill.Never fail me on the downhill and drops.Stiff and never flex even with my weight.

Similar Products Used:

GT Arrowhead

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 18, 2003]
Josh

Strength:

strong frame, wicked set up and realy nice feel

Weakness:

seats not that comfortable after spending a long time rideing, ad the forks not the best

great bike, this is my first freeride bike and it will probobly last me for years to come. the only thing about this bike i would change would be to put on a better fork. i can't name anything this bike cant do, its even half decent for cross country

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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