Kona Scab 2003 Hardtail

Kona Scab 2003 Hardtail 

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[Mar 17, 2011]
CharlestheNig
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

nigga

Weakness:

ass!

Na mate

Similar Products Used:

turd

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 20, 2010]
quintonimo
Downhiller

Strength:

strong frame cased a jump riped back wheel an hub off frame was perfect after. broke the marzocchi z1 it had broke the right stantion.turns heads not very many like it around here. good bike for trails a little freeride street an xc

Weakness:

old, have to have chain tenstioner to have it singlespeed.

awesome bike not very many that i know of iv only seen one other one since i got this bike. good all around bike can climb hills drop the big drops jump in the skate park or just get from point A to B.

Similar Products Used:

other konas

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 24, 2009]
Merchantile-of -dirt
Downhiller

Strength:

strong ass frame, i only purchased the frame so essentially just a frame review. i've hucked, dropped, jumped, over-shot, and cased this bike into about damn near everything in this town and it's still begging for more abuse.

Weakness:

none in the frame, maybe inherently heavy cuz it's heavy gauge steel tubing. about 38.5 lbs. with my setup

it's too old now but this frame is still a badass

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 14, 2009]
Alex Copsey
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Frame is solid !! spooned it a couple of time and the frame appears indestructable.

Weakness:

The paint work on the other hand isnt indistructable. I rest it on the grass outside my house and anotherit scratches off

Solid bike that you can pick up for great value, and half the fun is customizing you bike. so the scab frame give alot of potential.

Similar Products Used:

BMX

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 24, 2003]
Rasmus
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It can take many hits and has a nice jump fork.
I also liked the saddle, it was softer then my kona blast.

Weakness:

Chain jumps off easily. Brakes suck. A bit heavy.

A good bike for dirt jumping and to ride in ramps, but if you're gonna do xc riding i suggest you should buy another bike. And here in sweden it is sooo xpensive. I had to pay 200 bucks more then you american guys!

Similar Products Used:

Kona blast, kona stinky, a gary fisher bike.....don't know it's name

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 07, 2003]
Ian Skala
Downhiller

Strength:

Great strong frame. i got the bike from a dealer who is also a friend so i didnt have orignal parts on it but i still have a pretty basic setup for the time being. Ok iv had the bike in the shop a lot becuz of my cranks but that was not the bikes fualt i had my old cranks put on and they just broke. So i got new cranks and the bike is SWEET. It handles every drop/crash iv done. The frame is like a rock.

Weakness:

NONE

The botom line is, this bike handles anything. you could throw it off a 30 ft. drop and just have scratches. I love my bike and never plan on goin back to full suspension (unless they come out with a really light one) becuz this hardtail kicks some major @$$. If your a trail rider and wanna ride trails and do drops or if you wanna do some urban and just play in the street then this bike is for you.

Similar Products Used:

norco A-Line, Specailised FSR

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 18, 2003]
stuart
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

great bike for begginers like i was and it's dirt cheap. and i like the pedals. good bike for about a year

Weakness:

chain snapped in half the first day i had it. this is what will start happening after about a year... stem stripped, headset broke, brake cable snapped, truative cranks are !@#$, brakes are weak, front sprokets bend every few days, rims bend, spokes back off all th time, either my frame is bent or my rear quick release is bend because my rear tire sits sidways in my frame, rear derailer broke, really heavy for a hardtail, and whatever else im forgetting. oh yeah and the seat feels like a anal probe

do not buy this bike unless you want to replace it in a yaer or replace all the components. my wal-mart bike lasted longer and with less problems then this bike and im not joking. but what else can you expect from a kona, go norco!

Similar Products Used:

all other hardtails with suspension forks

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 18, 2003]
Smeebo Ford
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

the frame is as tough as hell may weight the same as a patriot but i love it excellent bike to learn on this was my first bike

Weakness:

the cranks bent after a month of riding the forks had no flex would be better if they were carbon forks upgraded fork to 2001 z5 fly light airs (thanks kit) those v's hated rain and water upgraded to front deore and rear cable disc i thought the seat was a bit too big for dj so i change that for a funky planet-X one didn't like the long cage alvivio rear mech so got a small cage 8 speed mech gonna upgrade to 9 speed later when i change cranks and finally the jacks4!t pedals suck the bearings went in a matter of weeks

excellent Street rialsdirt jump bike (original set up was good for trails) tough @$$ frame excellent value for money another good product from the guys at kona learnt in a month to ride thanks to this bike and my teacher jamie the best street rider in basingstoke but sadly only gets 4 chilis in overall rating due to cranks and pedals

Similar Products Used:

none i dont think theres any steel frame like this one this ones both strong but light

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 04, 2003]
Rich Lambert
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

This is a great bike and is really cheap. Everything on it is great, the frame could fall off a cliff and not break. The brakes are good for V-brakes and the cranks are particulary could too- I like the bashguard. The fork is good but I'm still gonna get a dirt jumper 3. Truly awesome bike.

Weakness:

Not much, just minor weaknesses- tire clearance really needs to be improved- can't fit over 2.1 (even the 2.1 catches the frame sometimes). Rims could be stronger (mine buckled slightly after going off a 2 foot drop) and the paint comes off easily. Other than that it's great!

This is one of my favourite bikes. It is the perfect bike to upgrade, but it is also billiant with original parts. Thats what is so good I think- every one i've seen has been modified differently- some people have put on suspension, others disc-brakes. You don't have to upgrade this bike to make it good though. I've had this bike for 1 month now as new and all the parts are great. I especially like the bombproof frame, the grippy tyres, the brilliant V-brakes, the great pedals, the cranks and the cool handle bars (the list goes on). The minor weaknesses such as the tyre clearance only matter really to an absolute perfectionist. For normal people like me, there is nothing wrong with it.
May I just say that this bike looks alot better than in magazines- the bike looks way better in real life.
If you want a dirt/street/just about anything bike than this is for you, and if you want a more expensive bike, just buy this and upgrade it!
And finally, lots of people say this bike is heavy, but it's by far the lightest steel bike i've ever seen. If you want it any lighter than you have to sacrifice the strength and get aluminium.
This bike gets an 99.999% rating (tyre clearance, strong rims and chap-proof paint would give it the extra 0.001%)
Best hardtail bike in it's range. GET ONE!

Similar Products Used:

03 Kona Stuff, 24seven V4 Darkangle

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 30, 2005]
dan stokes
Downhiller

Strength:

good frame, headset, bars and bashring

Weakness:

oh god where do i start, ok the hubs are the worst pices of crap i ever used, they just randomly fall apart. i managed to wear out a chain rear deralier casette all at once. wheels buckle easily, and i mean easily. the rigid forks kill your wrists, the stem looks f*** ugly the tioga tyres are usless, theframe chips as easy as, the pedals die in weeks, the bottom bracket suck ass, the cranks are also pices of poo, the grips are way to harsh on your hands, the v-brakes are ugly and crap. thats about it but all this crap mentioned here is gone thank god and the bike now(or whats left of it) rides as sweet as.oh and the ddg seat rails snap... for no reason.

everything is rubbish accept the bars seatpost and the headset... so yeh my bike is now like a pro build becuase everything had to be replaced i dont care though it just gave me an excuse to buy loads of expensive parts. its now cost me 1580£ to build

Similar Products Used:

nothing else is as goood really

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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