Issue 54 Bike Test: Kona Stab Supreme (Premier Content)

by Ben Haworth 1

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Kona Stab Supreme
Price: £4,400
From: Paligap www.paligap.co.uk
Weight: 44 lbs
Persona: Bill Werbeniuk

Undoubtedly the most “Widowmaking” of all the widowmaker bikes in this test. The Kona could kill you in several different ways: if you weren’t good enough for it, if you weren’t strong enough for it, if you started to get cocky on it – or even if you were just stood next to it when it fell over. It’s “quite” a heavy bike…

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Comments (1)

  1. i believe that kona gave got the bike under 40lbs for 2010 (i imagine a fair chunk of that is from boxxers over 888s

    infact…..

    Major Changes:
    Reduced frame and component weight
    -3 pound weight savings – 39.5 lbs final weight

    Tapered 1.125″ to 1.5″ headtube
    -Added strength with minimal weight penalty

    New cold forged swing arm, yokes, head tube and bottom bracket
    – Cold forging adds rigidity and durability.

    New chainstay
    -Lighter, and slimmer width wise.
    -Added x brace internally for added rigidity.

    Minor Changes:
    New clear coat finish
    -Can save up to a full pound off a frame
    -Scratches are less noticeable

    Component Changes:
    Boxxer World Cup fork and Fox RC4 Rear Shock
    32″ Gravity Light Bar

    Visual Changes:
    Cleaner graphics, less flashy paintjob
    Still kept a good component color match going o

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