Kona Shred DJ/MtnX

DESCRIPTION

You need a bike that's tough-tough on the trail, the street, the backyard. A bike that'll be there no matter what, through rain, snow, sleet and sun. You want a frame that comes with a lifetime warranty and components that won't hold you back, designed to bring in a new era of cycling fun. Time to Shred.

  • RockShox Recon Silver R Coil fork
  • Draco brakes
  • Kona Custom cockpit
  • Kona GLOG grips

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 105  
    [Mar 29, 2019]
    hard,as,tails


    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    I have 2018 model all round excellent hard-core trail hardtail, wouldn't call it a dirt jump bike anymore as the new frame is very long, low and slack it jumps great but not like the old model I owned back in 2003. All components work great on the bike and reflect the price range. New frame closely resembles the new honzo it's a great looking bike.

    Weakness:

    There is only one flaw I've found on this bike if your an experienced or gravity orientated rider is the coil sprung fork. Heavy, no real adjustment preload doesn't do much and harsh top out (forks return from compression like a catapult if you manual or float your front wheel) really affects your momentum. But this being said at this price range it would be your first upgrade anyway so not a big deal for me. With a sorted set of forks and some good flat pedals you got a really good bike.

    Price Paid:
    525
    Purchased:
    New  
    Model Year:
    2018
    [Apr 06, 2013]
    Dustin s

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    great price, well balanced frame, bullet proof fork .

    Weakness:

    altus rear deraileur, mechanical brakes lack adjustment/power (upgrade to hydraulic or some bb7's would be great) non lock on grips.

    This reveiw is on an 09 so may be slightly outdated, Anyways ive ridden 05 and 06 shreds in the past which also lacked braking power, lock on grips, and a dirt jam fork that liked to blow seals . also always found that the frame was unbalnced and kept all the weight to the rear wheel . however on the newer 09 kona has a more balance frame and a solid dj3 fork. For a bike at this price you cant go wrong though . its got all the goodies to satisfy a progressing rider yet it has the entry level price for begginers . defiately a bike i would recomend to the weekend warrior who wants to do it all.

    [Apr 03, 2013]
    Luke

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    It works great for all types of ridding and handles jumps and minor downhill trails very well.
    Priced great,
    You defenily get more than you paired for

    Weakness:

    Doesn't change gears very well.
    And the derailer bends of a day of hard riding

    This bike is great but once you become a serious rider you will want to agust or replace the retailer and gears.
    Bikes components other wise are good and you won't have problems with, besides normal wear and tear.

    [Jul 14, 2012]
    Anthony
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Strong frame
    Good grip

    Weakness:

    A little bit heavy

    Great bike overall. Really fun for trail and jumps. Easy to get used to. Great for a begginer

    [Jun 18, 2012]
    piratewake
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    The entire bike......

    Weakness:

    None.... Would be more stoked if it were a single crown.

    I bought this bike 2 years ago.... Haven't had a problem with it yet. I come froma bmx background so i wanted to be able to ride DJ/Street but still go pedal around with my Am/XC friends.... i completely scored. Couldn't be happier with my decision.

    [Nov 22, 2011]
    Shredder07
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Smooth gears, nice shifters, good colour range, nice brakes, suspension, frame, seat, rims, grips, pedals, and everything else.

    Weakness:

    Heavy (only a tad though), pedal crank keeps falling off.

    I've owned this bike for a good few yers now, and Its been a great bike. Gears are smooth, brakes are smooth, seat is comfy, handle bars are prefect. It Is good for intermediate - pro level riders, I'm not sure what its like for doing tricks and stuff, but its good for everything else, an all round exceptional bike. Oh and Its very good value for money.

    [Jul 06, 2011]
    konastuff512
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Everthing

    Weakness:

    nothing yeet

    This is a great bike, light agile and tuff as f!#k! If you want a bike to go from a mountain to trail to a park GET THIS BIKE !

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    Norco bigfoot, sasquatch, 125 . kona scrap and shred .

    [Apr 16, 2011]
    mitchellski
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    frame, disk brakes, wheels, gears, suspension

    Weakness:

    weight but can be easily removed

    amazing proformance ! yet to heavy !

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    kona cowan

    [Apr 06, 2011]
    alexcovaci22
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    frame, fork....did't have a problem with them

    Weakness:

    The pedals, wich suddenly broke down, the hubs needed replacement with Novatec because they broke down too. It don't have an ISCG5 mount

    It's a verry good bike, because you buy it for the frame and fork, you don't care about the others....it feels soo smooth an flow in the air, on on a trail, you can do anything with it. I see that kona offers now a lifetime guarantee wich is a great value for money. I will remain on kona because i love it's feeling, how you don't like it at first, but only after you ride it you can really see what it can do and then fall in love with it. Try this bike and you won't be disappointed

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    [Feb 23, 2011]
    MudHog
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    great bike,i ride every sunday night,and keep up with friends on there regular mnt. bikes,,rides easy on road,and on trails,,front forks are great,very smooth,,mill be looking into getting a 2011 shred soon

    Weakness:

    none

    great bike,,highly recommend

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