Let me start out by saying I am very pleased I am getting my frame warrantied by Kona, but I can't help thinking I am somehow getting screwed. I cracked my frame a couple weeks ago and everyone that has looked at it has said its obviously a bad weld. The frame was not cracked because I was hucking or jumping the bike, it was a bad weld. I heard back from Kona today and they said I had two option. The first was take a King Kikapu frame that would cost me an extra $350 or take an 05 Kikapu and have to buy a new shock. I have talked to my shop and the low end Vanilla costs 225. So after tearing the bike down, shipping it, buying the shock, shipping the frame back and then putting it back together I am looking at around $400. That doesnt seem very fair to me when you consider it was a manufacturers defect.