2014 Kona HEI HEI
Description: Cross Country Mtn Bike (29er).
This is Kona’s entry level full suspension bike. It comes with all Shimano Deore components,
including disc brakes. The Suspension is Rock Shox and has 100mm of travel. Maxxis tires
also come standard.
Uses: Cross Country Mtn Biking, limited downhill mtn biking
This a fantastic Cross Country (XC) Mtn Bike. We compared and test rode many other full suspension bikes in the $2,000 to $2,5000 range and none of them compared with the Kona HEI HEI. The Kona came with the same or better components for the same price or less! On top of this the bike rides fantastic and has an MSRP of $2,000. We got it at the end of the season at 10% so it actually came is the least expensive of all the bikes it compares with. I’ve been able to ride jumps and drops up to 18” with the 100mm of travel with no issues. The suspension would probably be good up to the occasional 2’ or so but after that you should look at a bike with more suspension travel.
Here’s a link to the 2016 equivalent bikes offered by Kona.