KONA in.. Non-Fugly Suspension bike shocker!
Ugly??? How dare you!
They’ll always be pretty to me. I used to have one very similar to this. Gorgeous, gorgeous bike
Yeah, you can’t go THAT far wrong with a steel hardtail, they have some nice ones. It’s their history of full sussers which offends my aesthetic sensibilities..Posted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
If you’re going to nick the tagline, you might as well post the link
As someone who started out on Kona, I’m glad to see them doing nice stuff. Process looks good too.
Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Depends really on whether you’re approaching it as an aesthete or someone who just wants a bike to ride down a hill…
Stabs Pretty? No. But functional? Well they got the job done, the planet is awash with old Stinkys and Stabs and while they certainly ain’t cutting edge or liable to get many people’s happy juices going, they’ve gotten a lot of people out riding and enjoying DH and FR type riding for over a decade… not to be sniffed at IMO.
That PB piece is pretty standard promo filler really.
Kona have spent some time and money updating
their “Gravity products” line over the last 3 years or so, They’ve not made a Stab for 2 years, but I don’t think the new improved Kona image has filtered through at all levels.
With shiny new bike season upon us they need to do a bit of promotion so that those who’ve not been snoozing at the back are made aware that they’ve got some sexier looking bikes now…
The one thing I did think though looking at those beauty shots is that they’ve basically stuck by the old “Faux bar” configuration, nowt wrong with that, but I reckon you’d be forgiven for mistaking a de-stickered 2013 Kona Operator for a Commencal Supreme DH perhaps…
Paint that black and take off the logos, Kona or Commencal?
All IMO of course…Posted 4 years ago
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