Kona Zing Road Bike

4.44/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $1199.00

Product Description

Frame tubing: Dedacciai Force
7005 Butted Aluminum
Fork: Kona Carbon Race
Headset: FSA Orbit C8 Integrated
Crankarms: FSA Gossamer
Color: Blue & Black

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Larry a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2013

Strengths:    Nice gear for price
Lightweight yet tough as nails
Fast, handles well
Shreds gnar

Weaknesses:    None. You won't find a better bike in this price range. I bought mine brand spankin' for $1000.

Bottom Line:   
Kona isn't known for road bikes. So what! This bike comes with better gear than Specialized or any other name brand in the price range. And it flies especially for long rides. Zing!

Note: I have the 2009 version.

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Favorite Ride:   Kona Zing

Price Paid:    $1070.00

Purchased At:   Wear on Earth (Potsd

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rjeffa2001 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2010

Strengths:    Suprisingly smooth for aluminum.
Easy to ride out of the saddle.
Nimble in tight turns.
Comfortable geometry.
Stable at high speeds.
Awesome ride for the money.

Weaknesses:    Components are noisy but it is an entry level bike.
Only comes in Compact double with 9 speed cassette (18 speed).
Brakes are weak at high speeds.

Bottom Line:   
It seems to me that the world of bicycling is tradition driven. People buy a lot of things because they are "supposed to." The shop that sells Specialized and Giant actually said that Kona isn't a real road bike. However, it fits (me) and rides more stable than any of their bikes in this price range. It also rides smoother than their bikes. Don't buy into the hype. Hype won't make the pain and numbness go away on a long ride. If you want comfort for a good price, look at the Zing.

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Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Therapy

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback podium 3.

Bike Setup:   Original equipment. See Kona site.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nate a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2009

Strengths:    Wieght, component package, carbon fork, very smooth ride.

Weaknesses:    The seat is a little hard.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike. I've put about 500 miles on the 2008 model and love it. I never even considered looking at Kona for a road bike, but my local shop carried the Zing. You can't find a better deal in this price range. This is a very solid ride for the money.

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Price Paid:    $1199.00

Purchased At:   Downhill From Here,

Similar Products Used:   1980s Raleigh 10-speed

Bike Setup:   All stock.

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

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2008

Strengths:    component group, carbon fork

Weaknesses:    the Selle seat that came with my bike is as hard as a rock

Bottom Line:   
sweet ride and about a grand less than other companies....trek and specialized. the mix of 105 and ultegra is smooth and fast. the carbon fork is great. a great bang for your buck if your getting into cycle for the first time or again.

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Favorite Ride:   my loop

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   river valley cycle

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

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2008

Strengths:    Carbon forks- Shimano Drivetrain - Aluminum Frame

Weaknesses:    Not alot of people know the Kona name for Street bikes.

Bottom Line:   
Bought as a left over.. Great bike and handles as good if not better than the new Trek 5.0 Pilot (I tried them both). The price is great and the components are the the same as most bikes that are twice the price. The weight is about 2 or 3lbs more than a high end carbon fiber frame bike. Does it matter for and Recreational Rider?

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Favorite Ride:   New York 5 Bbt

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Cutting Edge Berlin

Similar Products Used:   I also own a 2007Kona Dew deluxe and a 2004 Jamis Coda Supreme

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2013 Kona Zing Supreme Carbon

Hi Everyone, I was curious if anyone has had any experience with the Zing Supreme Carbon. All of the reviews I can find are for the Aluminum version. I was out driving around the other day and plugged bicycles into my GPS and found a cool little shop that carried them. Nice looking frameset just h ... Read More »

Kona Zing King Deluxe-2008

I cannot find any reviews on this bike I want to buy one ,but need some more info not just specs & adverts Carbon frame & 105's Kan Kona build a carbon road bike?Read More »

Kona King Zing Deluxe-2008

I ride a 9 year old Conondale R-1000 I want to get some ting newer & nicer I have only been riding a few months & new to road biking I found a good deal on a 2008 Kona King Zing deluxe Full carbon frame & mostly 105's listed new for $2200 now asking $1000 Very little use & no miles- mint condit ... Read More »

Anyone out there actually seen a 2009 Kona Zing?

Thinking of buying one but can't try it out first as I live in a remote part of the UK...just interested to know if the frame welds are as chewing gum looking in real life as they are in pictures. Thank you!Read More »

Kona Zing vs Specialized Allez Elite

I'm looking at picking up a 2006-2008 Aluminum frame to go out and take on some longer ride 50+ miles. I would like snappy performance and a light frame. These bikes seem to run in the $600-800 range used, with the Kona being a bit more pricey it would seem. Which would you all recommend? [url]ht ... Read More »

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