Kona King Zing Road Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $5499.00

Product Description

Frame sizes: C49cm, C52cm, C54cm, C56cm, C58cm, C60cm
Frame tubing: Dedacciai Full Carbon Z108
Fork: Dedacciai Black Drive Carbon
Color: Mint Blue & Black

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ihatebighairtina a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2010

Strengths:    Light
Stiff yet comfortable
The color (if you like flashy stuff)
The curves are nice

Weaknesses:    The seat post clamp absolutely sucks. They use 2 - 4mm X 0.7 screws into aluminum, and they stripped out at half the rated torque. Never put a Carbon Fiber seat post in this thing. It practically glued itself into the frame and took 17hours of dental picking to remove.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is an absolute dream! So fast, so responsive, and so comfortable. I am right around 200lbs right and this bike is super stiff, even when I am cranking like a mother. The color is catchy and looks amazing, people are always complimenting the bike.

If you can find one of these, buy it immediately.

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Favorite Ride:   Flat and Fast

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Sellwood Cycle, OR

Bike Setup:   Fully Campy Chorus

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bclingman a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2008

Strengths:    Weighs in at 17lbs in 56cm frame.

Comfortable for all day rides.

Rides like a dream.

Handles like a dream.

This bike just flys.

Weaknesses:    Not crazy about the Sea Foam color, although it's growing on me. Other people seem to really like it though. Always getting comments on what a beautiful bike it is. One girl called it Sexy.

At least it's not pink like the 2007 model. What was Kona thinking? Hmmm...What color should we make our new top of the line road bike to insure that no one will buy it? I know!!! PINK!!!

Marketing genuises.

$6,000 is a lot of cake for a new one at retail price.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the frame on ebay while looking for a new saddle, a Fizik Airone. The frame, wheelset, crankset and handlebars came attached. The deal was too good to pass up.

A far superior bike to anything I've ever owned. I love the way the bike handles, the way it climbs, the way it eats up ground over the flats. It also feels comfortable on long rides.

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Favorite Ride:   Crater Lake Rim

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Veloce

Trek 5000

Bike Setup:   K-Force Carbon 53-39 crankset

Ksyrium SSC SL wheelset

K-Force wing carbon bar

Fizik Airone saddle

Full Dura ace group besides crankset

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