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    How many Kona's have you owned?

    I've had 3 total- A Pahoehoe, King Kikapu, and now a Dawg Primo. I am seriously considering getting me another XC hardtail too!
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    Between the two of us, six. My first was a full rigid Hahanna that ended up with a pimped out parts spec for messengering on, that was around '96. We got hit by a car, and that was the end of the Hahanna. In 2000 I got one of the last steel Fire Mountains, and that too ended up pimped out for messengering and commuting. Sold that to another messenger a couple of years ago (still trying to buy it back, Russ), and he is still using it for full rigid dirt riding. Picked up a Kona Smoke when I realized I missed the Kona HT action. Just got a screaming deal on an '06 Coiler Deluxe, and have been riding it for just over a month. Great bike, really fun freeride-y/burly AM rig. My wife started her MTB career just three years ago with a blue and green Hahanna which we upgraded with a Judy and some other stuff, then later she picked up a Dawg which is still kicking with brake and fork upgrades. Can you tell, we love Kona!
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    I've had three. A 2001 Pahoehoe, and an 04 and 05 Kula Primo (scandium) XC hardtail bikes.
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    2, an 04 coiler dee-lux and now and 05 coiler dee-lux
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    4 for me, 2003 dawg primo, 1999 stinky, 1997 kula, 1989 explosive, still have the first and last all had the handling majic, ride it harder, it goes better!

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    2 04 coiler, 06 coiler

    maybe a stinky, toss up between stinky stab and cannondale perp for my next bike

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    4 !

    Still using my 97 KingKahuna Ti HT for my XC needs , fitted with a Reba Uturn , 99 Louise front disk and HS33 rear and 06 XT for the rest.

    Used to have a 01 Stinky Dee , but sold it in 03 so I could get a 03 StinkyDee , for my DH/FR needs , 190mm Shiver , 01 Gustavs , Hadley rear hub w/ Saint mech and Blackspire single ring 36T guide

    A 2001 ,bought new in 05, Kona 2-4 (24" BMX Cruiser) , I had always wanted one ever since I saw it in the 2001 Catalog , and I finnally got it.

    The jury is still out on whether to get a PaddyWagon or build up a DEW frame for commuting : single ring front, 9/10 rear, mech. disks and a On-One Midge bar.
    Now if Kona made a Paddy with disks (think Bianchi Roger) Id get in in a heartbeat.

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    I have owned 3.
    04 Stinky (sold it)
    04 Coiler -- still going strong, nothing is orginal though
    06 King Kikapu -- my XC racer

    My wife has 2.
    An old steel Wooha she got at a garage sale for $70 and uses for commuting
    04 Kikapu -- This one is going to get replaced soon.

    Eventually I would like to get a nice steel Kona hardtail for SS or a paddy wagon for commuting, but my stable if full right now.
    The Revolution will not be motorized...especially at $5 per gallon.

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    Three so far:
    • A tricked out 97 Kilauea that is still my XC race bike of choice (I may replace the 10 year old Bomber on the front with a F100 after this season is done)
    • A 03 Kona Deluxe for Road duties
    • And a 04 Kona Dew that has had most of it's original parts replaced with tougher ones that is used for commuting and Grocery/Beer hauling duties.

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    Smoke, Stinky, Roast, Kikapu and an A.

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    Lots and lots and lots and lots.

    And what's really funny is that every year i think i've got my stable dialed, and we come out with at least two models that i "have" to get.
    We have a couple '08 models that are going to be like that for me. I've already warned my wife.

    You know, since the day we moved into this house, we haven't been able to pull a single car into the garage.

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    08s

    There better be a DISKONLY PaddyWagon or Jake in there , or I`ll have to get a
    Bianchi Roger :-)
    The Sutra just dosnt cut it for me , those sliding dropouts are B... ugly,
    Why no Eccentric BB ?
    Cheers

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    08's????????????

    When will we get to see what those are going to look like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caspar
    There better be a DISKONLY PaddyWagon or Jake in there , or I`ll have to get a
    Bianchi Roger :-)
    The Sutra just dosnt cut it for me , those sliding dropouts are B... ugly,
    Why no Eccentric BB ?
    Cheers
    PLEASE no disc only Paddy Wagon! It's a fixie, guys! Mine only has a front brake, and no rear brake. There's guys that use NO brakes.

    And a Jake with discs? But official cyclocross racing rules doesn't even allow discs...

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    kona joe, if you've got too many konas and your wife is hassling you to use the car in the garage, i would be more than happy to take them off your hands for you
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    My 06 Coiler Deluxe took my Kona virginity and is my only one.

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    A 96 Hot, 97 Kilauea, 97 Explosif (18"), 97 Explosif (19"), 97 King Kahuna Ti and 05 Kula Primo. All of them are grand, but my favorite all time ride is the KK. Presently sits at 16.6 actual lbs.

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    '00 Roast, '01.5 Stinky Five (the brown one), '04 A, '04 Coiler Deelux, and an '06 Coiler. The A and the Coiler Deelux were sold to a couple riding buddies and are still going strong. There are probably around 20 Konas currently built in our riding group. Probably why our Kona dealer treats us all so well.
    "If you can get both wheels sliding with no brakes, that's when you really know that you're cookin." Nathan Rennie

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    '93 Explosif, '95 Explosif, '95 Kula, '97 Lava Dome (sold), '97 A'Ha, '05 Explosif and '06 A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doonk
    ...all had the handling majic, ride it harder, it goes better!
    2.

    I built up an '06 Kula Deluxe frame in March, and I've found the above to be true. Push it and it rails. Based on the Kona ride I decided, after going back and forth for two or so years, to finally get a full suspension ride, too. I'm now happily getting to know an '06 King Kikapu and am looking forward to my first 12 hour race on it later this year.

    I wonder if I can save enough coin for a Jake the Snake in time for cross season?

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    Four

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    My wife and I have owned a lot of Kona's, some new, some used and a few replaced under warranty.
    Mine
    1999 Stinky dee-lux
    2000 Stinky dee-lux
    2000 Score
    2002 Chute
    2002 Stinky dee-lux
    2002 Stinky primo
    wife's
    2002 Cinder Cone
    2006 Dawg Primo

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    3 so far...

    2004 Kula Deluxe
    2005 Caldera (as a replacement frame)
    2006 Stuff

    The last two can be seen here :Just showing off my Caldera + Stuff

    That's a Kona each year...I wonder what 2007 will bring

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    Quote Originally Posted by top_ring
    A 96 Hot, 97 Kilauea, 97 Explosif (18"), 97 Explosif (19"), 97 King Kahuna Ti and 05 Kula Primo. All of them are grand, but my favorite all time ride is the KK. Presently sits at 16.6 actual lbs.

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    That bike is incredible, so old school pimp. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.

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    4 stinkys and a Cowan DS

    its kinda funny, I cant seem to stay away from them. I picked up a 99 stinky as my first "freeride" bike. I moved from there to a super 8 which I was never real pleased with. Went from that back to a 01 stinky dee and rode that for years. I got into racing and moved into an ASX then a V10. while I was racing I also had a 02 stinky primo as my trail bike. Stopped racing and went back to a 06 stinky/Fox 36 as my do all/DH bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doonk
    4 for me, 2003 dawg primo, 1999 stinky, 1997 kula, 1989 explosive, still have the first and last all had the handling majic, ride it harder, it goes better!
    Hey Doonk,

    Let's see a pic of that 1989 Explosif. That was the first year -yeah? Did you own it from new?

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    6:
    1990 Cindercone
    1994 Cindercone
    2001 Caldera
    2004 Kula
    2004 Dawg Deelux
    2004 Dr.Dew

    17 years on nothing but Konas. Ends as soon as my Heckler arrives.

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    Ooh blimey, 6 so far...
    1997 Cinder Cone: delicious, too small, but still owned and totally kitted with trick purple anodised bits!
    2000 Hahanna that's the right size and I've owned off & on with a friend (it's a bit of an unfaitful bee-atch!)
    1998 King Kikapu with seriously dodgy URT suspension that failed to work if you stood up...
    2002 Explosif... Possibly the best bike ever: Pace carbon forks and XTR everything. WHY DID I SELL IT?????
    2002 Chute that I bought on a whim and messed about on for a little while. eBayed it ages ago.
    1999 Fire Mountain frame that I bought a few weeks ago on eBay for VERY little money. Just about to build it up with old skool XT bits. I even built a snowflaked wheel on a Nuke Proof hub for it!

    I still own three steel Konas (but not the Explosif...) and they're amazing.

    You HAVE to see these pictures of the Cinder Cone

    Thanks for sharig your Kona stories everyone, it's great to see the dream alive!

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    99 muni-mula solt it
    01 stuff

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    Two, so far:

    2004 Kikapu - my first MTB

    2004 Stinky Dee-Lux - the Kik lit a fire and so I went looking for an example of the bike I'd always wanted ever since I'd seen it reviewed in Bicycling magazine years ago. How can you not love a bike named Stinky Dee-Lux, and how can you not love a company with the cajones to name a bike Stinky Dee-Lux?

    I'm lovin' my Konas, and I've really enjoyed all the cool people I've met by being a Kona owner -- and that includes some people from this forum that I haven't officially met, like Konut and phxartboy and Kona Joe, among others. The Kona community rocks! (ok, does somebody wanna cue up the "Kumbaya" now?)

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    Not one mention of the older Kona Ti Hei Hei,...
    Great bike, my only one, lovin' it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLAXX
    Not one mention of the older Kona Ti Hei Hei,...
    Great bike, my only one, lovin' it.
    A great bike for sure. Post a pic? However... Casper and I have already mentioned the King Kahuna. A Hei Hei with gussets and ovalized tubing. Check out the photo on the first page.

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    well, i am a one bike kinda guy, as a few of you know, i had a 06 Coiler Deluxe for about 4 months, but recently sold it for an 07 Dawg Primo, so I have had 2 so far. i loved the Coiler, was just too much bike for me with all the climbing on our rides. i did my first ride on the dawg primo last night and that 7 pounds difference is huuuuuge, i felt like i could actually climb and accelerate vs. just flogging on the uphills on the coiler. i loved the coiler and i love the dawg!

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    '00 Pahoehoe
    '05 Coiler Primo

    ...Awsome bikes. Iv'e ridden the hell out of the Pahoehoe, and it's still going strong. Only original parts are the stem and seatpost.
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    You give love a bad name...

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    what tyres are those on the coiler, they look humungous
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    Quote Originally Posted by da_eddio
    what tyres are those on the coiler, they look humungous
    Panaracer Fire FR 2.4. I built up the bike with strength in mind...so it's a little on the heavy side. I think it's around 38-9 lbs.

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    99 manomano, 02 stnky primo, 04 stinky d, 06 joe
    "Hillbilly in a corporate world"

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    Dew '04 & Kula '07 custom built. I love them both...

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    a 2005 Fire Mountain and a 2007 Blast so far

    But looking to pick up and old steel hardtail off ebay soon.

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    Mokomoko (stolen)
    Humuhumunukaapua(sp?)x2 one was stolen
    Smoke(shared with the lady) sold
    Stinky Dee sold (too big and heavy, I got caught up in the big bike hype)
    Coiler dee sold... I loved this bike
    Unit (My go to)
    Coilair Supreme (20 rides and is for sale!)
    Next purchase is a Jake and a Dawg of some sort as soon as I sell the Coilair.
    I love Kona bikes and the vibe of the company and I will continue to support them as much as I can.

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    I own an '04 Hoss and just took delivery of an '07 Stab Supreme frameset. Someday I might supplement everything with a Stinky.

    I dig the way these bikes handle. The full sus models got whacked with the ugly stick IMO but they sure do handle well.

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    I've had two.

    Dawg '04 and Dawg Supreme '06. First one was a awesome bike, but the second one was sh!t with to many design and quality faults. I've had a plan to buy my self a Stinky, but now after that DS frame (and Kona tech. support) I'm riding Marin (Quake).

    I'd like to get a hold of one Dawg '04 frame, I really loved it... but as far as the rest goes... nope.
    I'm not a complete idiot, some pieces are missing.

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    Do I win ;>)

    In order . . . '96 Cinder Cone, '98 Muni Mula (RIP), 2 x Y2K Roasts, '02 Scab, '01 Mama BMX (why did I ever ebay that one? - it had my name on it), '01 Kilauea, '03 Roast, '01 Scab, '05 Scrap, '02 Chute, '04 Stinky, '03 Scab, '06 Cowan DS, '06 Stinky 2-4, '07 Cowan DS, '90 Fire Mountain . . . pics of most here . . . oh, and papadirt and wozidirt have an '05 Hoss Dee-lux and '00 (or was '01 the first year) A. Currently only 4 in the stable - that'll do

    Whoops, sorry 5 but I may ebay the Fire Mountain soon as it's a little too big.
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    Just one

    got my first one last weekend!

    06 dawg primo, but I cant get any pictures to upload!

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    Five... So far. Still own four.

    199x Cinder Cone. Ancient frame, sitting in my Dad's garage awaiting rebirth;
    1995 Humu. My commuter for several years. Still all original, down to the balding "Rush Hour" tyres (probably change them soon, before I get a blowout);
    1998 Hahanna. Ridden all over the world, before I sold it for reasons of finances and space ;
    1998 fire Mountain. With Paul Comp singlespeed dropouts;
    1998 Hei-Hei with full complement of period-correct parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamadirt
    In order . . . '96 Cinder Cone, '98 Muni Mula (RIP), 2 x Y2K Roasts, '02 Scab, '01 Mama BMX (why did I ever ebay that one? - it had my name on it), '01 Kilauea, '03 Roast, '01 Scab, '05 Scrap, '02 Chute, '04 Stinky, '03 Scab, '06 Cowan DS, '06 Stinky 2-4, '07 Cowan DS, '90 Fire Mountain . . . pics of most here . . . oh, and papadirt and wozidirt have an '05 Hoss Dee-lux and '00 (or was '01 the first year) A. Currently only 4 in the stable - that'll do

    Whoops, sorry 5 but I may ebay the Fire Mountain soon as it's a little too big.

    No, but i have an unfair advantage. And your list is way way impressive.

    1990 Fire Mountain
    1999 Kaboom
    another 1999 Kaboom
    2002 Kona Konakona
    2003 Chute
    2003 King Kikapu
    2003 Kona Konakona
    2003 Stinky Primo
    2004 Stinky DL
    2004 Dawg DL
    2004 Unit
    2005 Dawg Primo
    2005 King Kikapu
    2005 Explosif
    2005 Coiler Supreme
    2005 Jake the Snake
    2006 Jake the Snake
    2006 Coilair
    2006 Unit 2-9
    2006 A
    2006 Explosif 2-9
    2006 King Zing
    2007 Unit 2-9
    2007 Dawg Supreme
    2007 Kula 2-9

    I think that's it for now.

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    seriously how do u people get thru so many bikes, its ridiculous
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    I've had two and loved them both.

    2006 Kona King Supreme
    2007 Kona Hei Hei Supreme
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    djcrb9 - you need to get yourself a Cowan DS to complete your list
    Welcome to the Hotel California . . .

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    Lava Dome - 2006 just a frame now, for sale

    Aha - In bits, awaiting building, into a 29er

    Humu Deluxe, My commuter, my 29er my mud plugger, my main bike really!

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