I would disagree with that on 2 counts. Many of their cheaper bikes are now made in cambodia and thailand and are very poor quality - they are also not very competitive on price with their competitors.Moodyman said:Kona is Canadian/US company. Asphalt is what the North Americans call road. A bit like us calling it Tarmac. So the bikes under that category are designed for the road.
The UTE is a utilitarian cycle. Has a large load area at the back, so if you do pizza deliveries or are a courier it would be ideal. You can, of course, run it as your everyday bike and many buyers in the US/Canada do. You'd look a little odd over here though as they're not that common.
Kona are a high quality bike company and you get more for the same money as you would from their counterparts.
Sorry - would disagree with that to a degree.tundragumski said:I would disagree with that on 2 counts. Many of their cheaper bikes are now made in cambodia and thailand and are very poor quality - they are also not very competitive on price with their competitors.
I agree with this, my road bike is a 2009 Haole - but the 2010 has a much better spec for around the same price. That said, managed to get a £600 discount on mine so it was a bargain anyway No complaints about the build quality at all.g00se said:As [/FONT]for price, their expensive bikes tend to be less well component spec'ed compared to rivals but they are known for build quality and longevity. A few recent reviews have said that specs are now similar. At the bottom end, they do seem equally if not better equipped. Kona Dew Plus vx trek FX7.3 vs Sirrus etc.