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  1. #1
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    Would you guys recommend the Kona Stab Deluxe?

    Im looking to get my first MTB and I want a DH bike.

    I was just wondering if you guys with experience with them would recommend it.

    Im a big guy, would I have to worry about the strength of the Stab Deluxe?

    What are your thoughts on the bike?

    Thanks,
    Coby

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    How big a dude are you?
    I bought the Stab, based on my fitment/reach within the cockpit.
    I go 6'4" 229#. and my knuckles drag on the ground.

    I tested/rode alot of bikes and concluded that the Stab was the best overall for my body size.
    Saying that, I would have preferred to but the 2010 frame, versus the 2009. Kona shaved a few pounds of the '10 frame.

    There are sweet deals to be had. Not trying to sway your decision, just make certain
    you entertain all options available for a DH frame/bike purchase.

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    The guys and girls on our shop team (The Beacon Bombers) are killing it on the Stab this year. Sick bike for steem nasty terrain and high speed stuff.

    Tom

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    It will be strong enough to last. As a first mountain bike... you should at least make sure that you are able to navigate flat trails before trying any DH. YOU...WILL...DIE!!! At least in AZ that is.

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    The first thing to go on the stabs IMHO are the HUGE handlebars...they are ridiculous! When I demoed one at winter park I found it to not be a very nimble DH bike...meaning they are very difficult to muscle around. You just have to let the bike plow through, which I dont particularly like doing. I was constantly scared of clipping my handlebars, so I did one run and went and got a Garbonzo Stinky which I stuck with for the rest of the day and had alot more fun on. My favorite DH bike I rode out there was the Yeti 303.
    If I want your opinion, I will give give it to you...

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