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Kona Band Wagon Bike - 2010 BCS
Leave the car at home, and let the Kona Band Wagon take care of your transportation needs. A durable yet forgiving Cro-Moly frame, the perfect balance of obstacle-dicing track manners and road-bike stability, and the simplicity of a single speed drivetrain confidently get you to your destination in one piece.
- Please note that this bike will ship to you unassembled in the original factory packaging. You must take it to your local bike shop for final assembly
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Couple of questions:
1)so im not quite sure, does the "single speed" mean you cant coast?
2)Also, to what extent does the single speed help you and vice versa? I understand that it makes climbs harder, but for city commutes will it allows me to go faster?
March 5, 2012
You can coast on a single speed. The main draw of a single speed for a lot of people (city commuters included) is that there is less to break or futz with. You do not have to worry about derailleurs, shifters, cages, etc. So although it may make hills harder (if the gearing that you have set up is not appropriate for your terrain) it will also make flats pretty fast. The key is to know your terrain and pick a gearing combination that is a good mix for the flats and hills.
By: Arthur Debowski
March 6, 2012
December 27, 2011
I got my 53 cm Chrome Bandwagon in the mail last week and she's a beaut. I'm a short legged 5'8" and the fit is great.
The bike arrives 90% complete but requires a little wrench time to put on the bars, hook up the brakes and add pedals.
The frame is great for urban riding. The frame is short which results in snappy handling. The chromo fork eats up cracks and small potholes like they're nothing.
The gear ration is great for cruising, but any serious hill climbs may leave all but the most sculpted huffing and puffing.
Then there are the looks: This thing looks good. It'll have girls in skinny jeans and flannel lined up for your number like you're giving away Animal Collective tickets.
However - if those aren't your kind of girls, this might not be your kind of bike.
1. Does the Bandwagon Chrome come with Drop handlebars (shown for the blue color) or riser handlebars (show n for the chrome color)
2. What frame size is suitable for someone 5'8" ?
November 12, 2011
Dave, I'm 5' 8" with about a 30"-31" inseam and ride a 53 in both the Paddy and Bandwagon. Fits perfect. You may need to swap the stem depending on how you like to ride, but as far as saddle to handlebar height, 53'll probably fit you well. Best of luck
January 7, 2012
Nope. It comes with a flat bar.
December 27, 2011
June 2, 2011
Got this off Bonktown a couple weeks ago. Kona does an incredible paint job on this frame, which looks even better in person. The track bars with road brakes may not be for everyone, but that's easily changed. The ride is more road-like than track. Very stable and comfortable geometry.
Did I mention how amazing this thing looks??
I am 6'6" tall, with roughly proportionate limbs/torso. 35.5 inch inseam. Would the 61 be big enough for me?
September 27, 2011
any chance this bike will go back on bonk or chain? Thanks in advance!!
September 13, 2011
What size is left. Any chance it'll show up on bonk again?
Edit. Ah, I noticed it was a 58 when I put it in the cart. That might be a bit too big for me. I think ideally I should get a 54 cm, 56 cm tops.
July 5, 2011
so ive never really biked that seriously before so my understanding is not all that great. I have a buddy who is trying to get me to do cyclocross races in the fall and i would like to get some training but of course to do so i would need a bike, so my question is would this bike suffice for what i have planned ?
June 16, 2011
While this bike would be a nice tool to train on I think you would be better served with a single speed cyclo-cross bike. If you plan on racing you will need a bike with the clearance for knobby cross tires as well as cantilever brakes. Neither of which this particular bike has. If you are planning on having a race specific bike I think it would still be nice to have a cross ready single speed to train on. That way you could use it as your B bike to keep in the pits for change ups. It would also give you the option on racing in the single speed division which I find super fun!
This would be a great option for that do it all bike: http://www.departmentofgoods.com/kona-major-one-cyclocross-b
June 24, 2011
- Frame Material:
- butted Cro-Moly
- Dropout Type:
- 1.125 in FSA Orbit DL
- Kona Retro Road
- Fork Material:
- Fork Blade Shape:
- Alex R600
- FSA Vero
- Chain Rings:
- 42 t
- Bottom Bracket:
- TH 7420 ST
- Brake Levers:
- Shimano R400
- Brake Calipers:
- Shimano R650
- Kona Pista
- Bar Tape:
- Kona road
- Shimano CN-NX01
- 16 t Dicta
- Continental Ultra Sport
- Tire Size:
- 700 x 28 c
- Kona road deluxe
- Selle Italia Q-bik
- Recommended Use: