April 28, 2010
Lightweight and durable frame. Amazing attention to detail and solid component mix out of the gate. Frame geometry is perfect mix between XC race and AM dabbling.
The wheels and tires may not be quite up to all-mountain level riding, depending on your terrain and speed.
Kona did a good job walking the line between XC and all-mountain with the Hei Hei 2-9. This is a great bike for XC riders who like to spend all day in the saddle without feeling beat up or folks who don't like to slow down for short gnarly sections on the XC trail.