Kona Dew Plus Commuter Bike

DESCRIPTION

  • Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted Frame
  • Kona Project Two Disc Fork
  • FSA Dyna Drive Triple Crankset
  • Sandvik Stainless 14/15 Gauge spokes
  • Hayes MX4 Disc Brakes

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 14, 2010]
Dipsomaniac
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

- light
- comfortable
- mechanical disk brakes are basic, but work well and are easy to adjust.

Weakness:

- paint seems soft. Then again, a bike isn't an art piece.
- aluminum on rough roads is harsher than alloy. It's also lighter - trades are made all over.

This bike is a replacement for my beloved, 15 year-old Specialized MTB that was stolen. Frankly, it's a better bike all around for what I do now. I got a good deal on a 2nd-hand 2010 that was sold because the owner couldn't ride anymore.
It's light, the components are good (if basic in spots), and very comfortable over longer distances for recreation. Tires seem good, especially after using off-road tires on asphalt. I've never used disk brakes before, and even the basic Hayes mechanicals on the KDP are much better than rim brakes.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Rockhopper
Giant Cypress

[Sep 04, 2009]
med1972
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4

I know nothing about bikes. Love my new Dew Plus. Feels super light to me, weighs in at about 30lbs including my Axiom rack. Cost me $700 including the rack, helmet, and a lock. The bike was $550 list. I don't really know enough to comment in much more detail. Seems like a great commuter to me. Might look at some faster tires in the spring.

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