Singletracks has named the Honzo DL one of the 10 best hardtails under $2,000. They were chosen based on the overall value of the build and were looking for dropper posts, good drivetrains, and good tires.
“Kona has built a pretty sweet deal within the Honzo DL.
The Honzo DL tics right under two-thousand dollars, and for that money, buyers get a very functional and impressive entry-level build.
Kona is of course known for its aggressive trail handling capabilities and this is seen throughout the bike.” –Matt Miller
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