So I bought a pair of "2010" Kona Dew Drops for my girlfriend and I. I went to my LBS about 3 or so weeks ago and they said there were no 2009 clearance ones left at our sizes so I decided to order the 2010 version instead. There were none left in Canada so they had to make an order to get them from the states apparently. I pick them both up last Friday and have ridden them a couple times since.
I researched them before and remembered the 2009 version had a problem with getting rear racks attached that the 2010 version had fixed. Looking at my bike it seemed like putting a rear rack on would be really awkward so I looked into it and imagine my surprise when I seem to have gotten a 2009 version painted black to look like a 2010.
2009 Dew Drop (notice where the rear disc brakes are situated)
2010 Dew Drop (notice how the rear disc brakes are in a different spot)
now look at my "2010" Dew Drop and how the disc brakes are situated the same as 2009 version yet painted black to look like the 2010 version.
And it isn't just the frame that is 2009. There are a few other changes between the 2009 and 2010 version. My chainrings are 52/42/30 which is 2009 instead of 48/38/28. The crank arm is FSA Vero (2009) instead of FSA Alpha Drive. Disc brakes are Avid bb7 instead of Shimano R505 Disc.
you can see 2010 specs here http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=dewdrop
2009 specs here http://bikes.konaworld.com/09/09_dewdrop_uk.cfm
My front fork seems to be the 2010 version since it does not have braze ons (jeez the one thing I would want from the 2009 version!) and I think the freewheel is the 2010 version.
I really cannot believe that this has happened. I assume it is kona who shipped it like this without my LBS realizing it. Whoever it was this is completely unacceptable to me and I am quite peeved about it. Going in to the LBS tomorrow to see what the heck is up.
Also mine has the white lettering which is different then the 2010 version on the website, but one review has a 2010 version like that here. http://road.cc/content/review/17391-kona-dew-drop
edit. I was also charged PST on the bikes when I shouldn't have been since bikes under $1000 dollars are exempt until July 1st http://www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/notices/rst/61.html
edit2. I just realized something else. When I picked the bikes up my LBS was trying to sell me pedals since the bikes didn't come with any and I said the bike should come with it according to the website. He checked the catalog and realized the 2010 version was supposed to come with pedals but kona never shipped any with them. Looking at the 2009 specs, that bike doesn't come with pedals.