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I own a 2016 Kona Hei Hei and am a fairly big guy (6'3", 195 lbs). I took the Hei Hei into my local bike shop this week to get some maintenance done and asked if they could figure out where the creak was coming from. That creaking started in late summer and got worse in the fall, but then the snow came, so...
Anyway, it turns out I have cracked the chainstay on the drive-side, ahead of the rear derailleur. This is the second cracked Hei Hei rear-end that this shop has seen. I'm really hoping that Kona can replace the rear triangle under warranty.
So, the flex definitely is a concern. Although, my Hei Hei was the first generation of the new models. Perhaps they've beefed them up since then, including the chainstays of the Satori.
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