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Old 09-22-05, 01:20 PM   #1
veedubya
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Kona Makena: Good for my kids?

I've got a Kona Hoss, and love it. Not as much as my two kids, but almost.

Those aforementioned kids are 8 years, and 6 years. I want to get them the best bikes that I possibly can. That means I'm thinking of the Kona Makena. My question to you guys and galls is, are these bikes ok for kids of that age? Being in the UK, it's not easy to find a shop that stocks these bikes, so it's not as simple as taking them to an LBS and letting them try them out. When (if) I buy these bikes, it's almost certainly going to be via the intarweb. As a supplementary question, should I get the '05, or wait for the '06?

Also, I and the 'dublings have had the "can't put stabilisers on a mountain bike" talk, so that isn't an issue.

Couple of links to show what I'm looking at:

Kona Makena '05

Kona Makena '06
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Old 09-22-05, 04:22 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by veedubya
I've got a Kona Hoss, and love it. Not as much as my two kids, but almost.

Those aforementioned kids are 8 years, and 6 years. I want to get them the best bikes that I possibly can. That means I'm thinking of the Kona Makena. My question to you guys and galls is, are these bikes ok for kids of that age? Being in the UK, it's not easy to find a shop that stocks these bikes, so it's not as simple as taking them to an LBS and letting them try them out. When (if) I buy these bikes, it's almost certainly going to be via the intarweb. As a supplementary question, should I get the '05, or wait for the '06?

Also, I and the 'dublings have had the "can't put stabilisers on a mountain bike" talk, so that isn't an issue.

Couple of links to show what I'm looking at:

Kona Makena '05

Kona Makena '06
The link for the 2005 doesn't work; I don't see a price for the 2006. Personally, I think a person gets more value for bike dollar in a Kona than anywhere else and in every section of their line-up. If I was 6 or 8 I would be thrilled to have that bike! Even has the same 7005 tubing that the 'big kids' bikes have.

Lucky kids!
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