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Old 01-02-09, 01:39 PM   #1
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Kona Ford bicycle

Anyone ever riden one of these? Someone is selling this on CL for $150. Specs are commendable and the bike is advertised as only ridden on the street 2-3 times since he/she got it from Ford back in 01. Im planning on getting it for a buddy for some very light xc.

http://www.konaworld.com/konablast.html

Is it worth it or should I look for something better for about the same price. Only willing to spend $200. Thanks
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$100, maybe less.

Heavily ridden or not, it's an old-ass bike.
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It's a solid, basic bike; plus it's already disc-compatible (so you can quickly/cheaply upgrade it to Avid mechanicals and ditch those questuonable Joytechs). I'd go for it.
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for 150 it's fine. The fork isn't great, and like dminor said, avid mechanicals would be a logical upgrade, but after a bit of mainteneance it should a be a solid starter bike.
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It came with the Kona-edition Focus, no?
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yup came with the ford focus. I guess only a few 1000 them were made.
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Oh wait... I thought he was asking how much he should offer. J-play.

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$100, maybe less.

Heavily ridden or not, it's an old-ass bike.
All of my bikes are old. Keep it long enough and they become vintage. But then again you were like 10 when that bike came out.

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The link you gave says it's a 2001 Kona Blast. The 2009 version has an MSRP of $700. If it's in good shape, it's a very nice bike for $150. What could you find better for that price?

But...is it the right size for your buddy?????

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