“The spec is admirable considering the price. The 12-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain performs almost as well as the brand’s XT groupset found on bikes costing up to £10,000. The Shimano MT410 brakes have loads of power and the long levers give plenty of hand positions.”

Coming hot on the heels of their Honzo ESD review the crew at Bike Radar have gone and published a fantastic 4.5-star review of the Kona Kahuna. The review is part of a value group test of bikes The Best Mountain Bikes Under £2,000 and it seems that Bike Radar was wowed by the drivetrain and brake spec, as well as the bikes geo.  You can check out the Kahuna review in full  HERE.

Kona further refines the Kahuna, resulting in superb ride quality, intuitive feel, and a fine-looking hardtail mountain bike.