ROC (Taiwan), probably. Maybe the PRC. At that price point, it could go either way. Previous Humus were made in Taiwan, at least the earlier ones. I've always been impressed with the budget-priced steel Konas I've worked on and ridden. I still ride my Kona Hahanna from time to time, for those rare occasions that I want gears on the trail....where is the kona made?
Google is awesome...and sometimes a little contradictory:I like it. whats the price like? im not familiar with kona, this might be a stupid question to some, what is with the Hawaiian names?
Well, The Unit has the on-trail advantages of coming in more sizes over a wider range, and has much less BB drop, which makes for quicker handling. The Unit also has shoprter chainstays, which achieve a similar effect as the higher BB, and it's no doubt the lighter bike in terms of weight. It just has more modern/progressive trail geometry. On the other hand, both bikes have so much in common (same head- and seat-tube angles, similar standover clearance), and the Humu has more "comfort" features, like higher bars.... so you wouldn't go far wrong if you bought the Humu b/c you prefer the cruiser looks and more laidback cockpit. Despite the relatively low BB, I think the Humu has descent trail potential.... the old 26" wheel version certainly performed well on-trail, and if you're going to be splitting your time between dirt and paved trails, it ought to fit the bill perfectly. The Unit is a fairly pure full-rigid SS mtn bike, and the Humu is the klunk'd-out versipn of the same.For riding the trails on pavement and in dirt, do you think the Unit by Kona, or this bike would be better? Thanks for your help on this, Dave.