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Sizes 15", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22" (Frame size guide)
Colours Pearl White/Metallic Blue
Frame type Full Suspension
Frame material Aluminium Alloy
(The quick guide to aluminium alloy)
Gears 27 speed
Chainset type 44-32-22
Fork travel 140 mm
Wheel size 26 inch (MTB Wheel sizes explained)
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore
Brakeset Shimano M575 Disc Shimano M575 Disc 7"
Chainset Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Front Fork RockShox Recon 335 Solo Air 140mm
Rear Shock Fox RP2
Wheels Sun EQ 2.1 SL

Do you own this bike?

by Shane  on 28 Jul 2012
Excellent all mountain machine, owned for a year from new, the breakdown -

Weak components -

Everything else I have put through hell and they have come out the other side in one piece and working well. To be honest the breaks arent bad but Ive just gotten off a 2012 giant trance that had lovely stoppers so im in direct comparison. While on the trance I noticed several massive differences, the dawg doesnt climb aswell, but, It decends 10 times better, smoothing out very rough, rocky, rooted terrain giving me much more confidence and control.

I have even found myself popping over jumps in the bike park, overshooting them by a mile, landing on the flat and expecting it to be broken, but not a sign of a crack anywhere,

This is a very capable xc - am bike that can take a constant battering. I have a whole new repect for the kona brand and laugh at the fools that stereotype manufacturers, shit, might even go and test a hyundai!
by Roman  on 26 May 2010
I've owned the bike now for three months and absolutly love it. I'm originally a xc guy and bought the bike to do some back country shredding and jumping with some of the guys in my area. My xc bike was no good for this type of riding! The bike jumps great!!! Flights are level and landings are plush due to the nearly six inches of travel. I'm pretty new to the whole big air thing and the bike inspired confidence and added a new level of riding. I also have come up short on a few jumps and bailed pretty hard and the only thing damaged was me!!! The bike is supper strong and these hits would have folded my xc bike for sure. The bike climbs well considering it's nearly thirty pounds and getting back to the jumps is a pleasure not a chore. The bike rails corners like no other bike I have rode. The suspension is easy to set up due to the awsome geometry and every ajustment on the suspension gives a noticable change making super easy to set up for your syle of riding!!! Other reviews mention wheel flex from the FSA wheelset but I don't
notice any. Maybe the flex is due to the amount of g's you pull when stuffing this thing around a corner!!! It really does carve turns well and really easy to
ride fast downhill. My buddy was amazed I could keep up to him on his norco Aline on all but the biggest drops and roughest parts of our down hill. I give the bike a 5/5 and am now a loyal Kona rider. I also test rode a Cadabra and it felt really good but I haven't got
to spend to much time on it!!! As long as Kona keeps up this level of bike I will always own one!!!

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