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Old 04-18-10, 10:37 AM
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Kona Dew vs Trek 7.2 FX

Was considering a cyclocross but pretty much decided against spending that much, so now looking more at hybrids. The bike will be used partly for driving around town and on a flat gravel trail.

So, in the same price point are the Kona Dew (which my wife owns) and a Trek 7.2 FX. Which is the better choice? Wait...I notice that the trek is nearly $200 more.

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I was in the same situation as you. I chose the Kona Dew plus over the Trek because the Kona has a stronger Aluminum alloy and the components were a notch higher for a lower price. Plus disk brakes were on the Kona where they were lacking on the Trek. All in all, I felt the Kona had more to offer for the same, if not lower price.

Personally, I also felt more as one when I rode the bike. As if the bike were an extension of me, rather than a machine I was operating.
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I was in the same situation as you. I chose the Kona Dew plus over the Trek because the Kona has a stronger Aluminum alloy and the components were a notch higher for a lower price. Plus disk brakes were on the Kona where they were lacking on the Trek. All in all, I felt the Kona had more to offer for the same, if not lower price.

Personally, I also felt more as one when I rode the bike. As if the bike were an extension of me, rather than a machine I was operating.
Some clarification. The Kona Dew doesn't have disk brakes, the models up, like the Dew Plus and Deluxe do. Do you think having the disk brakes are worth it? And which model do you have, some are mechanical others hydraulic.
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The Dew Plus has the Hayes MX4 Mechanical.

I've always had disk brakes on the Konas. The other two Konas have hydraulic but those are the mtbs. My Navigator, the roadie and the hybrid I built up have rim brakes. If the brakes weren't heavy and if there were bosses on the frame, I would wish them on the roadie. Disk stops way better than rim brakes and are much safer in wet weather.

By the way, you might want to look around. Kona is allowing some of their dealers to have a pretty darn good sale next week. The 2010s are included in that line up.
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Get the Kona. Everybody and their cat has a Trek.
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V brakes are more than adequate for nearly every situation you might yourself in with a Hybrid.

If a bike comes with them, fine. If you are looking to shell out add'l coin just for the sake of having disk brakes, please spend the extra money on something more useful...a helmet, rack, whatever.
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My suggestion is to try both and see what suits you. I just happen to like disk because when I got mud on my wheels (not saying you would ride a hybrid in a situation where you would get mud on them) I still was able to stop without slippage. Might not be for everyone but I'm just used to disk.
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I had a toss up between a 2009 Kona Dew Plus and a 2009 Trek FX7.3

The Kona won - much more fun to ride. The Trek was a nice bike but a bit 'standard' in a 'silver Ford/GM family-4-door' sort of a way.
As for the mechanical discs - I understarnd they're overkill for regular road riding - and a bit agricultural compared to hydraulics - but they work great and feel very reliable in the wet.
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Bought the basic Dew. Thanks for all the input.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
The Dew Plus has the Hayes MX4 Mechanical.

I've always had disk brakes on the Konas. The other two Konas have hydraulic but those are the mtbs. My Navigator, the roadie and the hybrid I built up have rim brakes. If the brakes weren't heavy and if there were bosses on the frame, I would wish them on the roadie. Disk stops way better than rim brakes and are much safer in wet weather.

By the way, you might want to look around. Kona is allowing some of their dealers to have a pretty darn good sale next week. The 2010s are included in that line up.
What and when is this sale? Do you have any more information?

I love the color of this year's Jake, and might buy one if the price is right.
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This is the place local in NorCal. I talked to one of the guys and he says that if he has the Konas on sale, it's Kona authorized so other dealers might be having it too. Check your local dealer. Other than that I have not seen any dealers in my area haggle on price. They are pretty much set.
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Take whatever you are interested in for a nice test ride and ride till you decide.

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Was considering a cyclocross but pretty much decided against spending that much, so now looking more at hybrids. The bike will be used partly for driving around town and on a flat gravel trail.

So, in the same price point are the Kona Dew (which my wife owns) and a Trek 7.2 FX. Which is the better choice? Wait...I notice that the trek is nearly $200 more.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
This is the place local in NorCal. I talked to one of the guys and he says that if he has the Konas on sale, it's Kona authorized so other dealers might be having it too. Check your local dealer. Other than that I have not seen any dealers in my area haggle on price. They are pretty much set.
Thanks. Yes, there are only two Kona dealers here in central Ohio, and the both want MSRP for the 2010 Jake. I'll check on the sale though.
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Kona Dew. Too many Treks around.

You should also consider Marin, Devinci, Scott and even Jamis.
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Old 04-23-10, 01:36 PM
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See post number 9, I bought the dew. It was onsale, btw, for $425cdn ($50 off list). It was the cheapest of all the options I considered. Seemed like a reasonable option, and I had the benefit of riding my wife's last summer.
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