I find it funny that one of the main stays of 'our' hobby is said to be uncool!
It is true that from the Cinder Cone down the specs got a bit cheap, but that's the way most of us found our way into this obsession.
If the fact that some have said, only the expensive Kona bikes are 'cool'.Then I feel the point has been misssed yet again.
Sometimes I read what Retro bikers write on here and have to scroll back to the top of the page to make sure I'm on the right forum.
In my opinion, Kona have never made an uncool steel hardtail. I can only think that some of the negative comments in this thread come from our Aluminimunium or plastic pig rider friends!! It is true the older the Lava Dome, the cooler it becomes.
Remember without the likes of the cheaper Konas, Rocky Mountains and Marins our sport may never have evolved into what it is today. And for that reason alone. It's a cool bike.
al, oh he does go on, doesn't he?
Hell no! I don't actually ride a bicycle.
'93 J.P Morgen, '93 KHS Montana Team FXT, '95 Pascal Blanc Explosiv, '96 Rocky Mountain Element Race, '95 Softride Contour Powercurve '92 Trek 9000, '96 Barracuda Tia 'hot rod', '89 Muddy Fox Courier Comp, '99 Sunn Exact Disc (Projects) 89 Haro Extreme, '89 Rudge bi-frame, 91 Carrera Katmandu, Kawasaki KMB 450, Ferraroli California Performance, 50's Rudge 'hot rod'