|Frame Material||Kona Race Light Scandium|
|Sizes||15", 17", 19", 21"|
|Fork||RockShox 30 Gold 100mm|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG20 11-34t 9 spd|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano M446 Hydraulic|
|Front Brake Rotor||Shimano 180mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Shimano 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M505 Hydraulic|
|Headset||TH ZST No.10|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Seatpost||Kona Double Clamp w/offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona QR|
|Grips||Kona Race Light|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Spokes||Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1"|
|Paint Color||Matt Black w/White, Lime & Grey|
KONA SCANDIUM 6069 BUTTED
Known to be one of the strongest alloys in the world, Kona Scandium 6069 is featured in a few of our high- to middle-end bike models, mainly in our dual-suspension and Race Light XC mountain bikes. Introduced to our line in 2012, Kona Scandium 6069 comes with yield strengths that are about 40 percent higher than previous Scandium alloys. The result is the strongest per-weight aluminum alloy ever made. Because of its fibrous or fine-grained structure, Scandium 6069 alloy reveals a unique combination of corrosion resistance and excellent fatigue strength.
COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE
Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. A more compact rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. The Honzo, Operator and Process 111 are good examples of 2014 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, fun to jump and laterally stiff.
By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called “zero stack”), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames. During this warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.
Introduced on the Kona Explosif in a mid-season launch last year, for 2014 you’ll find 27.5-inch wheels on the Process 134 and 153, the Explosif, Cinder Cone and Blast. The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones. They are, quite literally, the best of both worlds. Specifically for Trail and Enduro applications, they noticeable increase overall performance and ride confidence.
- Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frameset
- RockShox Recon Gold 120mm travel fork with tapered steertube and QR15 axle
- Shimano SLX/XT 2x10 drivetrain
- Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes
- Sliding 12x142mm dropouts, convertible to singlespeed
- Seemless 3-2.5 Titanium
- Modular dropout system with 135x10 included, SS and 142x12 available
- Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
- 44mm headtube
- All new 27.5/650b Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted frameset
- RockShox XC 30 100mm travel fork
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and Deore rear derailleur
- 60tpi Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" front and CrossMark 27.5x2.1" rear tires
- Shimano 27-speed drivetrain