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Old 12-22-04, 06:35 PM   #1
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Is the Kona Stinky good for price?

I'm going to get a freeride bike next summer/ fall and im going to have about $2000. Is the 2005 Kona Stinky a good pick for $1900? Thanks in advance.
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....You can find better deals. I got my Bullit new for $2200....
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Did you get a special deal or is that like msrp? But either way I can wait a little bit to get a better bike/ deal. By the way is yours 2005 or older?
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I'm going to get a freeride bike next summer/ fall and im going to have about $2000. Is the 2005 Kona Stinky a good pick for $1900? Thanks in advance.
I hope you are talking canadian. No that is not a good price in american.
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I hope you are talking canadian. No that is not a good price in american.
why is that? the msrp is 1900
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bikes almost never sell for msrp, expesially if you know the people at the shop.
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Doesn't matter. Stinky's never sell for more than 2000$ cdn. MSRP is never the actual sales rate of Kona's.

If thats the prices try and find an 04. 1900 for a stinky...stinks.
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Well I know the people at the shop so I may be able to get it for like $1800 $1700 at the least but I doubt I would be able to get it for that. So sould I just get more money and get the Bullit instead? It's probably a better bike isn't it.
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Oh yeah its american money too.
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Damn either that shop can't get good prices or stinkies went WAY up. For what you get on one I wouldn't pay more than 1500...

Bullit is not normally 2200 he either knew someone, got a bro deal, used or a couple of years old. The frames are like 1400 american new
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I got it new in 03'.....didnt really know anybody, just friends with the guy. It was going for like $2400, and he took $2200 for it. Either way....you can find nice deals like that around at decent shops.
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Wow...smoking deal. Congrats on the steal. Then again SC up here charges a small fortune, so that bike would have been 5000 cdn haha
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bike prices are up this year
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I still wouldn't spend 2400 on a stinky (cdn)...and the MSRP's haven't changed that much, so the diff between last year and this year shouldn't be 400 american. The shop is gauging imo.

For an extra 300$ american get a bighit comp. Similar strength frame with horst linkage and SIGNIFIGANTLY better fork. Well worth the extra money. Plus adjustable travel etc etc....
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I'd get a year end close out...most LBS around here go 30% off last years models about this time
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i dont think kona has any 04 stinkys left, but i could be wrong
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Regarding MSRP on Konas...

Kona dealers in the Bay Area seem to always charge MSRP. Not sure if it's a supply/demand thing (there are not very many Kona shops), but the tags are always at MSRP.

Of course, I'm sure you can work something out with the shop, especially if you've bought bikes there before or are dropping $$$ on bikes + gear.

Me personally, I'm not sure if I'll ever buy a new bike again, looking at some of the deals that can be had on Craigslist. I hope to be shopping for a road bike next spring, and plan to spend under $300 for a steel, lugged frame with decent build.

Of course, if you buy used, you may need to be somewhat flexible on what exactly you end up with, but you can get a screaming deal.

Here's a sampling, and these just came up today:

http://www.craigslist.org/pen/bik/53236939.html

http://www.craigslist.org/pen/bik/53236797.html
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out of sheer curiousity, what do demo 8 and 9's go for...i never see the prices for those bikes, or frames anywhere...they look rediculas as far as travel and suspension go....god i would love one of those
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Our closest Kona deal charges MSRP after tax...so you actually pay MSRP
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Demo9 is like 2400ish for the frame...( I forget exact pricing)

PWRD...that still saves money. with tax I would pay 2200 on a stinky with the extras I ngotiate for
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oh heck yeah that saves money. esp in TN with a 9.25% tax rate...saves you 100 bucks I'm all for it, since I think I will be venturing up there in the spring.
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How good is the '05 VPS Six? Its Msrp is $2050 I could probably get it for $1900 possibly $1800 I'm pretty good friends with the shop owner plus his family and my family have been friends for god knows how long so I think I could get some kinda deal. I was just checkin out some other full suspension bikes and came across this one.

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would be like 2700. And thats a whole new level of bike. You are looking at a signifigant upgrade in bike. The fork alone is worth the 500 or 600$ let alone the horst link, more travel, better frame (more dh oriented)
Keep one thing in mind. This bike is a DH bike meant and designed for a certain trail on whistler mountain. Amazing frame but not fun to pedal around. Its a beast.
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Well I checked out the 05 Vps6 and thats less. And if I was going to get the a-line I might as well get the bullit.So changed my post. Bt thank you any way for the info on the A-Line
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