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Firstly I'd like to point out that this bike can be picked up for around 800 quid which is surprisingly good value for a bike of this calibre.
I got mine from a local shop that I have used before so it was working fine from as soon as I got it. The designers seem to have gone for the assumption that stronger is better - and on a freeride bike this is exactly what you want.
The triple crown fork is strong and reliable, although quite tricky to service. I was slightly disappointed with the brakes and was forced to change the hoses although this probably wasn't the fault of Kona. The shifters are more than halfway decent and the rear shock is simply immense. It soaks up trail bumps like they're not there and Kona have obviously been talking to their resident dirt jumpers the Llacondeguys because it damps the big hits like they don't exist.
Overall an excellent bike for your money. All the equipment is strong and reliable at remarkably good value.
I first rode a Kona on a mountain bike holiday- the difference compared to my £90 bike was enormous. So i saved up and bought a Kona Stinky. Firstly these bikes are at the high spec, top end of the market so be prepared to pay alot. I won`t bore you with the details on the spec of the bike as if your looking at buying one of these your already a keen mountain biker.
I used my Stinky for cycling to work, and trail blazing at the weekends. It is good and sturdy, the gear changing is so smooth and effortless. I bought my bike from my local Kona dealer- you get much better customer service.
Like anything you get what you pay for. I would recommend Kona bikes to anyone, but a little tip is to save that little bit extra and buy the best bike your money can buy- you won`t regret it.