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  • rmap01   ✓ supporter
    *****

    I've had this bike for over 4 years (5k miles) and I've put it through the ringer. It's been on everything from fun flowy singletrack to rock gardens, 3' drops, snow, XC racing, you name it. I've upgraded just about everything over the years but not out of necessity. The weakest area for me were the stock wheels from Easton. I stripped the rear wheel hub (warranty) and then the replacement wheel as well. But with the Stans Arch MK3 this baby rocks!

    Pros
    Quality
    Durability
    Weight
    Climbing

    Cons
    Stock wheels (Easton)

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  • JD C
    Reviewing Kona Hei Hei 2-9:
    **

    Don't buy their junk

    Pros
    Can't ride it

    Cons
    Crappy factory service. I called for a simple part and got the brush off. It was a new bike and broken in the box. Don't bother with a Company that doesn't stand behind their products

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  • PacNWMTB
    *****

    The Kona Hei Hei Trail DL is a near slam dunk purchase when comparing against the competition. The spec is on point delivering premium performance at value.

    Pros
    - near perfect geometry
    - spec screams performance
    - 1x11 drivetrain
    - short chainstay
    - wallet friendly

    Cons
    - heavier than pricier competition
    - spec does not include a dropper post

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  • Rydeordie
    Reviewing Kona Hei Hei 2-9:
    *****

    Buy it for the looks keep it for the ride.

    Pros
    Rear and front suspension lockouts. So accelerates on flats well. Descends well with koans linkage suspension design. Kona so u know its gonna last forever.

    Cons
    Little heavy but base model has same frame as uber exp models so u can put lighter parts on it. Speaking of the base wtb speeddisc wheels have given me zero problems and set up tubeless super easy- strong bead,

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  • DougJ
    Reviewing Kona Hei Hei 2-9:
    *****

    I just built up a 2011 Hei Hei 29 frame... and instantly decided it was the best damn bike I've ever had. Fits me like a glove, I can climb and pedal hard with no suspension bob, and it descends very predictably. I'm really happy with this frame design.

    Pros
    Weight
    Frame Design
    Geometry

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  • Jeff Barber
    Reviewing Kona Hei Hei 2-9:
    *****

    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.

    Pros
    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.

    Cons
    The wheels and tires may not be quite up to all-mountain level riding, depending on your terrain and speed.

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