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2013 Kona Taro Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
2013 Kona Taro Bike 2013 Kona Taro
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Great all around bike at a decent price”

    The Good: The fork, chainguide, and frame are all quality parts, it is a very stable, durable machine

    The Bad: I wish it had orizontal dropouts for SS conversion, the rear hub isnt very strong

    Overall Review:

    I really enjoy this bike; I am in my mid twenty's and I wanted to get a bike that could go up and down hills. I started riding 3 and a half years ago on a dirt jumper, then got a free ride/ dh bike, and this completes my fleet. I love this bike for XC and light free ride. The fork is amazing, I have yet to completely bottom out and have hit a 25 foot trail gap on this thing. I am pretty rough on my equipment and it has stood up superbly. It was at a great price for me, I wanted a fun bike that was on the cheaper side (I am in college and I work part time, I had to save up over many months to purchase it). I have since added different handlebars, pedals and a dropper seat post that I already had. My local shop also converted the rims to a tubeless setup for me with no issues at all. It is now the perfect machine for my town, Eugene, Oregon, and I absolutely love it.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Cross Country
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 23 24 25 26
    Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68° 68°
    Head Tube Length 3.9 3.9 4.3 4.3
    Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.3° 74.3° 74.3°
    Seat Tube Length 16 18 18.8 20
    Bottom Bracket Height 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2
    Chainstay Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
    Wheelbase 43.4 44.3 45.4 46.3
    Standover 31.5 32.3 32.8 33.3
    Reach 16 17 17.9 18.8
    Stack 25 25 25.3 25.3
    Frame Material 6061 Aluminum Butted
    Rear Travel N/A
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork RockShox Sektor
    Fork Travel 120mm
    Head Tube Diameter Tapered
    Headset FSA NO.10/No.7B/44
    Handlebar Kona XC/BC
    Stem Kona XC/BC
    Grips Kona G-LOG
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1 Calipers with 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Avid G2 Clean Sweep Rotors
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Shifters Shimano Alivio (Right Hand Only)
    Front Derailleur E*13 LS1+ No Taco
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide E*Thirteen LS1
    Cranks FSA Step-Up
    Chainrings 32 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket FSA Platinum ISIS
    Pedals Kona JackShit
    Chain KMC HG53
    Cassette Shimano Deore 12-36 Tooth 9-Speed
    Rims WTB SX23
    Hubs Formula 20mm Front, Shimano M475 Rear
    Spokes Stainless 14g
    Tires Maxxis Ardent 29"x2.4" EXO Front, Maxxis Ardent 29"x2.25" EXO Rear
    Saddle WTB Volt Comp
    Seatpost Kona Thumb OB
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp Kona Quick Release
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Matte Grey with Lime and Black


    Price $1299.00
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry