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    99 Kona Explosif question

    Newbie here, I'll get right to the question. I've been looking for a good deal on a mountain bike and have done a lot of reading here. I've come across a 99' Kona Explosif in excellent condition. Is $275 a reasonable price for that bike?




    I haven't been able to find that much on the web, not many write ups. As far as I can tell, it was a really good bike 15 years ago. I don't think I could get anything close to it in today's bikes, at that price, and I was hoping to get some feedback?




    Thanks, great forum, with a wealth of good info
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    Think I answered you on another part of the forum. On paper, that is a good deal. Bicycle Blue Book suggests like new is around $380, so if its in great shape, $275 isn't bad. Although I'd still try and talk him down $25 or so.

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    if everything is in good shape and working order its a good deal. If your looking for a general use mtb its a good one. Kona has changed the geometry at least a few times since then, so its a way different animal then the current Explosif, but still a solid ride.

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    General use is what's it's for. My son wants me to ride with him, so I'm just trying to find a quality bike that isn't over $300.

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    I bought the bike, it was in excellent condition and we'll taken care of. He had some interesting pieces with the bike, the original papers and manual, and this really cool poster that came with bike. These are definite classics for those that enjoy that sort off thing.

    The poster:

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    The poster was so large I could only get parts of it

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