Review of "Kona Cinder Cone"

published 02/03/2005 | mrchriswill
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Pro Inexpensive, Respected Brand, Cool
Cons Some components need upgrading (but thats the fun 'aint it)
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"Kona Cinder Cone 2004"

The 2004 Cinder kone by Canadian Northshore manufacture's is uphholding a long tradition of stiff, light(ish) hardtail xc bikes. Previous cinder cones were steel but this model makes the transaction to 7005 butted aluminium , which saves weight without losing any of the feedback and stiffness. The front suspention is provided by a marzzochi mz race fork which is excellent for the price range of this beast. The fork is oil and spring dampened and is plush and resposive ideal for cruising over small rocks and rooty singletrack.The other selling point of this particular model is the shimano cable disc brakes. To be honest I have never really been a fan of cable discs, I find them spongy and unresponsive and prone to cable stretch, so they are the first things to be replaced with a nice set of mono minis. Other componentry on this ride are a shimano XT rear mech, which will be reliable as its XT. You have Avid brake leavers,Deore shifters and a Deore frontmech and crankset. While the Deore stuff isn't the best in the world, it will be reliable and only really needs replacing when broken.

In summery, I would heartly recommend a Kona Cinder Cone to anyone looking for a decent hardtail that is going to be upgradeable and will get you up and down any hill with relative ease.

(Just buy a bloody big lock)

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  • MAFARRIMOND published 02/03/2005
    Sounds pretty good. Maureen
  • sandemp published 02/03/2005
    Sounds very good, any chance of telling us how much it costs or where we might get from it. Sandra. x
  • ben-lloyd published 02/03/2005
    Sounds good, but it might be worth using a little less jargon for those plebs here at Ciao who know nothing about bikes ;) Please don't take this personally, but it might be a good idea to run your reviews through a spell-check to catch the typos before you submit too ;)
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Product Information : Kona Cinder Cone

Manufacturer's product description

Mountain Bike

Product Details

Long Name: Cinder Cone

Type: Mountain Bike

Model: Cinder Cone

Front Forks: Rockshox DART 2 w/Turnkey 100mm Travel

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore

Gear Shifters: Shimano Deore

Braking System: Hayes Hydraulic Sole

Tyres: Maxxis IGNITOR 26x2.1

Front brakes: Disc

Rear brakes: Disc

Manufacturer: Kona


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