Kona Lava Dome – the quest continues

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Chris's Kona.

Chris's Kona.

In response to my shout out for a midnight blue Kona Lava Dome, Chris from Aldershot got in touch to offer me first refusal (or swapsies) on his purple weapon.

Unfortunately, according to the hazy pics on Bikepedia, I reckon this is 2002 vintage, officially after Kona lost the plot with its frame designs. Let’s keep it old-skool, Chris. But good luck with off-loading the rig – and nice shed by the way!

4 Responses to “Kona Lava Dome – the quest continues”

  1. james January 4th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I have that frame and bought it in 2000. this may not be 2002 unless you see something i dont

  2. Geoff February 1st, 2012 at 4:06 am

    That’s definitely not a 2002, the 2002 was pale purple. It’s a 1997/1998 version, last of the steel frames iirc… My brother bought one in ’98.

  3. Geoff February 14th, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Oops, apologies did some checking and I was out by a year – it’s a ’99 Lava Dome. Kona called the colour “Positively Purple”.

  4. Patrick Fong June 5th, 2014 at 4:48 am

    I have a 1994 Kona Lava Dome. For sale.

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