Kona Kona (frame/fork only) Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1399.00

Product Description

• Kona Road Race Frame Design • Columbus Altec 2/Carbon Muscle Stays & Fork (World) • Easton Scandium/Carbon Stays & Fork (North America) • C49cm,C52cm,C54cm,C56cm,C58cm,C60cm (World) • 49cm,52cm,54cm,56cm,58cm,60cm (North America)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by heine a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2004

Strengths:    Light and responsive like an 7000 series aluminum but not nearly as harsh on the long rides. Scandium-aluminum is a plus for its added endurance and handling qualities.

Weaknesses:    Two bolts connect at the carbon seat stays and the scandium chain stays. This bolt came loose after a about 2 months of riding causing a creak noise that sounded like loose bottom bracket threads. Removed them, applied some more locktite and tightenned them up again. No problem since.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great frame. I got this frame just as Kona started making them. I needed a new frame and thought why not? The Scandium is much more durable than aluminum (doesn't fatigue at welds like aluminum eventually does) and is responsive like most high end aluminum bikes. Yet its definitely smooth as any high end steel frame out there. I love settling in and racking up the miles on this one.

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Favorite Ride:   Everywhere

Purchased At:   Touring Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200; Litespeed, Fuji Team

Bike Setup:   60cm frame, Ultegra group; Ritchey wheels, stem and bars. Carbon fork and seat post from easton.

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