“Building a good value-priced mountain bike can be more challenging and take more creativity than building a good high-end model. Think about it: A premium mountain bike uses expensive parts and materials, and its developers have access to more resources. Lower-priced bikes, on the other hand, are the result of smart decision-making to save money in some places in order to boost performance in others. If done right, you end up with a bike that stands out against its peers. The Kona Mahuna stands out.”
You can read the full review in the latest issue of Bicycling which is available at newsstands now or you pick a digital copy right HERE (right now).