Kona Cowan DJ/MtnX

DESCRIPTION

Designed for the rigors of riders totally dedicated to catching air and doing tricks, our singlespeed aluminum dirt jump gem gets new dropouts (3 bolts instead of 2), that give the bike more surface weld contact and an overall stiffer feel. The 2011 Cowan comes with a Pivotal saddle, able to take really hard landings, correct clearance for bar spins, shorter chainstays, and, aside from being slightly more affordable, way clean and feather light.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 11, 2021]
Alberto22


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Great welds all around. DJ2 is better than the DJ3. Hydraulic brakes. Ok stock stuff for trail riding. | Concrete Resurfacing

Weakness:

None so far

Purchased:
New  
[Aug 31, 2010]
Kona_CT
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Overall pretty light, geometry is great, tough as nails, great "feel"

Weakness:

None for me

Overall I love the bike. It's great off road, great riding urban and does what I want and goes where I want. Handles great, feels strong and looks pretty mean.

Similar Products Used:

BMX bike

[May 06, 2010]
mmmiittcchh69
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

nice parts

Weakness:

hevay frame

goood bike

Similar Products Used:

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[Oct 21, 2009]
Anonymous
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very nice paint job sturdy frame took it downhilling and although I cant say it exactly flowed downhill it certainly took it and rode well. Good gear selection for 4x and trails.Rules the jumps good pop . Nice fork

Weakness:

Gearset is good for level trails but hard to spin up hills. weak drivetrain components (replaceable on a budget) front brake not the best for stoppies.

I got a great deal at the show 1300 dollar bike for under 800 great second bike or if you just dj/4x. overall better than a p2 08 model has a head turning paint job one of the best dj bikes in its price range.

Similar Products Used:

p2 kona scrap

[Feb 28, 2009]
specialized 95
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is a bike where everything is a strength.

Weakness:

none at all even after three years.

The bottom line is that this is an absolute killer of a dirtjumping bike a descent street bike and a good cross country bike it bassically suits all purposes but i think dirt jumping is what it is the best thing for it.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Feb 01, 2009]
DanielH382
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong frame and well performing parts

Weakness:

Nothing I have yet encountered

The Dirt jumper 2's are easy to adjust and perform well on any terrain and he hayes stroker trail brakes are very powerful. Great paintwork on the frame make this bike a definate eyecatcher! The mechs all shift smoothley and I can have no complaints about it what so ever.

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Mudyfox Fallout

[Jan 28, 2009]
BeanerSal
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great welds all around. DJ2 is better than the DJ3. Hydraulic brakes. Ok stock stuff for trail riding.

Weakness:

Rims, hubs, some say crank but mines ok, pedals are the crappiest pedals I have ever used. Rear hub casette driver crapped out on me.

Great frame and fork. The biggest frame Ive found for dirt jumping. Roomy on the trail and street. It would be great if it had iscg tabs. The large frame is really for tall riders. The actual top tube length is around 23.875 C-t-C. Im 6ft and it feels good. The brakes are awesome. If you have them set up perfect they dont rub or squeel, and are silent till applied. This is a good jumper/trail bike. It comes with two rings up front so if you keep it 8speed you have the grany advantage for short climbs. The replacable dropouts are a plus. Plus ive read of a single speed conversion using horizontal dropouts if youre in to that sort of thing, Im going to try it. Great bike if youre going to upgrade some stuff.

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I Dont Know.

[Dec 31, 2008]
Boodlescowan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Frame
front axle
dirt jumper 2's

this bike is pretty sweet i have just purchased one after owning a specilized hardrock for 3 months
feels great to ride and handle
i was talking to the store owner and the guy said that between this and the P2 the P2 beats this bike in dirt jumping
but the Cowan beats it in free ride and DH
and thats what i was aming for :P

This bike is great and would recomend it to anyone who wou;ld like a greaat bike for free ride

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norco sasqkwatch

[Oct 17, 2008]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

(This is the 2008 model)

Basically everything

Weakness:

Nothing major I can think of but I have noticed a decent amount of chain suck

This bike can take whatever you throw at it, from urban drops to singletrack. It really could be used for an all around bike, not specifically jumping but it rules in the air also :P

Similar Products Used:

Nothing

[Jul 01, 2008]
Daniel Merrick
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Dirt jumping, street, anithing realy

Weakness:

nothing that i have notesed

this bike is perfect it can do all the triks you want and keep you hanging for more.

Similar Products Used:

norco ryde, havoc etc

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