The LBS still hasn't got the Kona's yet so I still have the time for alternatives. Just found this on MEC Gear Swap:
2001 Trek 8000 17.5in frame w/LX shift, and fr der, XT rr der, RS judy race w/100mm travel, avids w/speed dial levers. bike has been modified to suit XC, trials, or urban/freeride w/addition of riser, DH stem, carbonfiber rr brake arch, Dh rr rim, and bash ring, but remains light to be ridden XC apx-23lbs.
$750 CDNhey the bike is all in great shape the only part that
has signs of wear is the crankset, which is the only
original part from the first trek 8000 I had bought. I
took that into concideration and that is why I am
selling the bike so cheap! e-mail me if you have any
I wonder if it's worth it?