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    I have a Kona Kahuna as well... an 02 I might add. Walked into a bike store looking for a full-suspension bike after doing some kayaking last summer, and there it was. Took it out for a ride up to the park in the city of Fayetteville, down some trails, handled pretty well, felt good. Came back, dropped 600 bucks on it, and rode away. The only thing I don't like is the rear shock doesn't have a lock-out. It's a little bit heavy, but good enough for Captain Thurmond's Challenge, Black Bear, etc. The only pic I have is an action shot... so:


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    The Dawg

    2003 Dawg. The changes I made are Specialized Telluride saddle, WTB Mutanotraptor 2.4 on front and 2.24 on rear, Lizardskins Moab lock-ons, PUSHed Fox Float R, Manitou Minute One fork, and Crank Brothers Mallet C pedals.
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    here be mine its changed a bit since the pics. its had a the RC mojoed with pro pedal and new wheels at the atomlabs collapsed on me now have sun single tracks on atomlab front hub and goldtec rear

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    My upgraded Kikapu:




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    Damn those Kikapus look nice. If only my Kona dealers had financing...

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    Kikapu Deluxe

    '04 Kikapu Deluxe (14" frame)
    Fox Vanilla RLC (100mm)
    Mavic Crossland wheelset
    Thomson seatpost
    WTB SpeedShe Team saddle
    SRAM X7 shifters
    Avid mech. disks
    Truvative cranks (170mm)
    Continental Vert Pros

    Stock? not for me...
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Just finished building her

    Hi, I'm Tommy and this is my 2004 Unit

    RhinoLite/XT Wheels
    2.4 WTB MutanoRaptors
    Deore Cranks
    SRAM PC-99 Chain
    Salsa 34t ring
    Boone 17t Ti cog
    Deore Mech Disk Brakes
    XT brake levers
    Selle Italia ProLink saddle
    Cane Creek S-5 Headset
    Maxm MX-6 handlebar
    Ritchey Pro 90mm stem
    Advent clipless pedals
    R/S Psylo SL
    ODI lockons


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    Here is my cherished Kula who recently bought the farm. The diagnosis ?... broken top tube. Thanks to Kona for honouring the warranty and replacing my hardtail with a King Kikapu.




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    aluminnum hardtal frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kula
    Here is my cherished Kula ..broken top tube. Thanks to Kona for honouring the warranty and replacing my hardtail with a King Kikapu.




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    Kona's a great bike company. I've had three Konas.

    Was that Kula an aluminum hardtail?

    I'm one of 'em Kona steel or titanium hardtail or "just give me a Stinky" fan. I like Coilers also. (But i'd trust any Kona bike)

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    Yeah it's an Easton Ultralite aluminum frame. I had a steel frame before it (Lava Dome). broke it too and got warranty. I really noticed the difference in frame materials when I first rode the aluminum. I thought my teeth would pop out. It only took awhile to get used to it and and really love the stiffness of the frame. Very fast! It's going to be hard to go to a full suspension sfter being so used to riding a hardtail.

    Here's a photo of my cracked Kula frame. It started cracking along the weld at the top tube seat tube juction.



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    ah, thanks for the Kula crack picture

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    ... had a steel frame before it (Lava Dome). broke it too...



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    Where did your Lava Dome crack? (I ride a '98 Lavadome frame with a 100mm Marz. fork)

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    On the right seat stay near the drop out. Snapped it while riding in Gatineau Park, 14k from my car.

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    Sorry, no pics of my perfect Kona :(

    I've got the Kona to end all Konas, but unfortunately I don't have any pics yet. Here's the spec anyway:

    2001.5 Stinky Five Rasta frame, 15"
    2004 Marzocchi Z.1 QR20Pro w/race axle
    2004 WTB Dual Duty FR wheelset
    Profile Cro-Mo race cranks, 5-arm
    E.Thirteen STS guide
    WTB Motoraptor 2.4 FR front, Mutanoraptor 2.4 FR rear tires
    Hayes Nine discs, 6"r/8"f
    Truvativ Holzfeller oversize bar/stem
    Chris King NoThreadset
    2004 XTR GS rear derailleur
    S&M platform pedals
    ODI Ruffian Lock-Ons
    WTB Rocket V Stealth saddle

    The bike weighs in at 36 lbs even. Its weight surprised me because the cranks must weigh about 6 lbs alone. The colors of the frame mislead people into thinking that the bike's a joke, but then I kick the crap outta them on both the climbs and the downhills. I've also got 6" plates for it, but it's perfectly balanced right now at 5 and 5.

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    My stinky

    Heres my 04 stinky all stock except front hub and fork
    great bike
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    My Vintage '92 Cinder Cone

    In '93 I was in Juarez, Mexico at a second-hand shop and found this Kona for $90. I didn't know much about mountain biking, and had never heard of Kona before, but God, I loved this bike. There was also a Rock Hopper (I had heard of those) which my friend bought, but I could tell that the Kona was special. The sloped top-tube and flat stem helped lower the center of gravity and the bike really climbed well. Notice the cool Propulsion tire and the Joe Murray logos all over. I had no idea who Joe Murray was at the time, but I concluded that he knew how to make a pretty kick-ass mountain bike.

    I kept riding this bike until about a year ago when the seat post fused into the frame and the bottom bracket gave out. The bike shop was unable to replace it (couldn't get the old one out). I upgraded to a newer Gary Fisher Ziggurat and in a moment of stupidity threw the old Kona frame in the garbage. I sure wish I had it back now, because I'm sure with enough effort I could have fixed it. Anyone out there have a '92 red Cinder Cone frame that they'd be willing to part with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quemazon
    ...and in a moment of stupidity threw the old Kona frame in the garbage.

    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER throw out a Kona. That is sacrilege

    Besides that... The bike looks really cool!

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    New Coiler Dee-Lux frame to replace an 03 Heckler that is being examined by the factory. Having ridden single pivots for so long, I had no clue how laterally stiff a rear end could be! This thing is bomb-proof, the day after it was built up, it went to Snow Summit for two days of abuse. I've been riding it more than every other day for the last month! Love the matte-black finish & solid handling.
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    Hey all! How goes it?

    Lets see, Im 25...holy crap, when did that happen? Oh well. I call Washington state home. Ive been seriously riding for the last 5 years or so. I used to ride mostly XC, seeing how many miles I could get under my belt while keeping both wheels on the ground. That got a little boring though...I felt I was stagnating. So I started to try new stuff. Pushing the limits of what I thought I could do. Now I guess my riding resembles that of the freeride variety. I just love the feeling of learning something new, or landing a drop or jump that I once thought was impossible....

    OK...so on to the bike. Its a 2000 Pahoehoe hardtail that is still going strong...despite the abuse Ive given it. I was going to say it's mostly stock, but I think Ive switched out most components as they have broken. Im on my 3rd BB, 2nd set of chainrings (almost 3rd), 2nd handlebar (the original snapped as I was pulling up on them, hoping off a curb), 3rd saddle, 2nd set of rims, 2nd cassette. Oh, the fork is leaking oil from a very bad place...so thats next on the reapir list.

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    My First Post!

    Hello all, I figured this was a good way to break the ice. Here's a pic of my 2004 Cinder Cone. Just got it last week and love it. I'm ashamed to admit that the colour was the real reason I bought it.


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    stumptown stinky

    thanks for looking.
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    2004 Coiler

    Here's my 2004 Coiler. I have it in the dorm for the weekend... Best bike I've ever ridden!

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    Very good lookin bike ! I'm saving money to buy a stock Coiler as well ,hope they'll still have it by the time I get the cash together.
    Thought the 04 Coiler was only available in the black/white color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rix Raw
    Very good lookin bike ! I'm saving money to buy a stock Coiler as well ,hope they'll still have it by the time I get the cash together.
    Thought the 04 Coiler was only available in the black/white color.
    Thanks, I'm not sure what you are saying though. That is the black/white color. That is the only color the coiler comes in, while the coiler dee-lux is straight black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trav763
    Thanks, I'm not sure what you are saying though. That is the black/white color. That is the only color the coiler comes in, while the coiler dee-lux is straight black.
    I was talking about this color : http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/2k4_coiler.cfm

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    I never realized my bike looked different than the factory photo! They must have changed it to all white becuase Kona offers no choice in color. That is interesting though, I never noticed that.

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    Yes,

    All of the 04' Coilers I've seen were all "Creme". The only thing black was the rear.

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    My trusty Explosif

    http://kona.dk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=348

    Also got a Muni Mula with P2s for the winter.

    Fluff

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    Here's my baby. '02 Caldera with, like, wheels and stuff...
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    Me and my bros new dee-luxes. We've had them for a week and a half now and are just lovin them!!! Thanks to kona for making great bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride19


    Me and my bros new dee-luxes. We've had them for a week and a half now and are just lovin them!!! Thanks to kona for making great bikes!
    hmmm k , maybe not. Guess i don't know how to add photos.

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    Just got it

    2005 Kikapu Deluxe!! Just got it! One ride so far and I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughtime
    2005 Kikapu Deluxe!! Just got it! One ride so far and I love it.

    Hey,
    Is that color really that pink?

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    It's pink? Maybe it's the settings on your monitor. It's maybe a yellowish color, but not pink.

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    hope this takes-my 1993 kona hot

    hope this takes-my 1993 kona hot
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    Nice Hot

    Looks in amazing condition for a '93 bike. Nice to see a classic amongst all the new skol Konas.

    Fluff

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    My 04 King Kikapu

    Got a new 04 King back in April. Don't have a picture, though. Looks like the one on the website. Has a King head-set, Stan's No Tubes with Specialized Roll-X Pro Traction. (These are really sticky!) With a 100mm stem. (stock 120mm was too long.) Also put XTR derailler cables and housings on. (shift muck better) Only thing I wish for would be another inch of travel

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    thanx, tho the paint doesnt look too "amazing" if seen up close (rub-offs/chips), but thankfully its dent free. i got it like 3 years ago off a guy who raced on it in early 90's, and i did virtually nothing with it afterwards. it just sat there. i finally replaced the p2 fork with a mag21 and started riding it this summer. i never thought i would tire of riding my trusty old trek 970.......................until i rode this.

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    Hi, I'm Jamie from Ohio and this is my 04 Stinky. One of the best bikes ever made. It's all stock except ODI grips and Time Control Z pedals. This winter I'm gonna buy Tioga Factory DH 2.5 tires. But I do like the Nokians that come on it. Maybe I'll get another pair of them.
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    How you all doing fellow Kona Owners? Great to be here!! I love Kona Bikes!! Here is my Kona although it is not my first one!! I really miss my '96 Lava Dome Race Light - It was bright Orange with Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires (Blue Sidewall) and had Kona project 2 forks.. everything else was either kona made or Shimano STX (The good stuff back then) but alas I had to sell it to make ends meet while I moved my family. I did get a Specialized AIM Ground Control frame out of the deal though. As far as this Lana'i i got it off of ebay for cheap and have since started my long process of upgrades. I have a disc brake adapter coming in the mail so soon I will add Deore disc brakes and Deore disc hubs laced to Sun Rhyno Lite rims. I have added Fire XC Pro tires and new Trigger shifters and upgraded the ride to 8 speed. Also added Truvativ Fire X cranks and BB. I added the fork a few months back, it is a Insync Elixer fork with 100mm of travel. Forgive my avatar I'm a Kona nutcase. If anyone knows where to get another '96 LavaDome drop me a line!!
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    Kona Ho Chi Min

    here's my special edition Kona Ho Chi Min i got when on holiday in the Canadian Rockies last year. Have upgraded lots of bits, many of which aren't in this pic as i took it a few months back in the summer. great bike!
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    My Stinky Primo (It's been COILERized)

    02 Stinky Primo built up like to ride trails.
    Clydesdale approved!!!
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    My 05 Fire Mountain, bought it yesterday, all stock except i got them to swap the tires for those specialized ones, and they threw in a tail light. Can't wait to hit the trails.

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    My Kona Kula Primo.....

    Sub 20 pounds too, even with that heavy zokie....... Kinda funny, unpadded carbon slr saddle, and a marzocchi........ joke's on me! Scandium frame is very very stiff, which I wasn't expecting, since my scandium roadie bike is oh so smooth.

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    Good job! cool

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    pic of Stinky(Now has 2003 super-t,Evil SRS,Sram)

    looks like one smelly Stinky. rock on!

    can't wait to get me one, to complete my bike stable...
    OK i've decided, i'll go with Stinky over the VP-Free

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    My Custom Kona Dawg

    The only thing stock are the brakes:: Easton Bars, Tompson stem, Fox TALAS RL fork, Chris King headset, Thomson seatpost, XT cranks, XT front, XTR rear, Mavic Crossland wheels, Huthinson Scoprion UST tires, Fizik Nisiene CP3 saddle, Hayes Hydro disk brakes, Cat Eye computer. More pictures in the photo section.
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    Behold the King!

    Can't believe I didn't see one Hei Hei or King Kahuna...

    True Kona love. Smooth, Quiet, Fast.
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    My Kikapu taking a break in DuPont State Forest, NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlloyNipples
    Can't believe I didn't see one Hei Hei or King Kahuna...

    True Kona love. Smooth, Quiet, Fast.
    Hi

    Bad quality picture - nice bike

    Don't you have any better quality pictures?

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    [QUOTE=DMay]Doug Here, Do my riding in Southern Indiana,I've got a 2002 Chute,2002 Stinky Primo, And a 2003 Dawg
    pic of Stinky(Now has 2003 super-t,Evil SRS,Sram)[/QUOTE}

    Hey Doug, have you been happy with the 2003 Super T? I've found a used one that looks to be in great shape and I'm thinking it would be a great upgrade to my Stinky. I wondered if the cryofitted lower crown might be a pain...

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    '03 Super T on Stinky

    Doug Here, Do my riding in Southern Indiana,I've got a 2002 Chute,2002 Stinky Primo, And a 2003 Dawg
    pic of Stinky(Now has 2003 super-t,Evil SRS,Sram)
    Hey Doug, have you been happy with the 2003 Super T? I've found a used one that looks to be in great shape and I'm thinking it would be a great upgrade to my Stinky. I wondered if the cryofitted lower crown might be a pain...

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