The new 2010 Kona Bikes are up on their website. To save you some time I introduce you to the 2010 Kona Bikes that are commuter friendly out of the box.
The brake lever position on the paddy, band, and grand wagon just looks odd. Drop bar levers on a fairly track-style drop bar makes absolutely no sense to me. Seems like fashion won out over function this year. The riders wrist looks like it would be bent at a pretty severe angle if riding on the hoods, imgaine the pain that position would cause over time. It’s a shame, because otherwise they look like solid–if not a little too expensive–bikes.
Track bars on a city bike are dumb, much less that low. I switched the bars on my 09 Paddy (were not track bars, but had too short drops) and got a stem to bring the bars up an inch. MUCH better. Fenders, bottle cages and spd clipless makes it a fine all-weather trainer/commuter.
James, Have you submitted your bike to your bike commuter database? I would love to see a photo of it!
It’s not listed in there, but I’ve been commuting for a couple of months on a Kona Jake.
I think it’s a great all-round bike. It’s tough, has a comfy hood or drop position, has secondary, inboard, brake levers on the flat section of the bars so you can sit up in traffic. Also, it’ll take a full set of mudguards and rack.
Swap out the tires and you’ve got a respectable road bike or a cyclocrosser (which is what it’s built for) too.
AD- That’s because the hood placement on the wagon series is dead WRONG. i’ve been in the business for a good 15 years and that just isn’t even close to right…..
That wasn’t a review, it was just a waste of time. Sorry man.
Where do you see this was a review?
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