forgot2takeyrmeds spoiledgoods's article
Aug 9, 2009 at 2:16Aug 9, 2009
2010 Kona Bikes - Spy Photos
Geez guys! Konas are like gay marriage...don't like 'em? Don't get one!! Seems that most of the whingers here don't really know anything about Kona OR their own preferred brands, either. Kona has broken heaps of new ground in their history. 1st Co. to make a production 7'' travel FR bike (the '06 Stinky) and the idea of automatic travel & geometry adjustment in MagicLink was really innovative (even if a few of us here didn't like it). As for other years, why stuff with something that works just for the sake of it?! They still have loads of great riders under their banner, and in the time that Stever above says it didn't "sound like they were really putting that much effort into it" they got 2 World Cups! Two major pivot points avoids many disasters- and the bolts that are threaded into the frame are helicoiled (fitted with a stainless threaded insert). Any bike can crack when pushed to it's limits in a crash (check your warranties nay-sayers), and lighter bikes by Merida, Specialized, Orange and Norco bikes have had much bigger issues with cracking. LOVE the new range. Spend big on boutique of you like, but you'll get no better assurances or performance!