KONA BIKES | 2014 BIKES | ROAD: ENDURANCE | ESATTO TI (FRAME SET)
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ESATTO TI (FRAME SET)
Drawing on our long-standing relationship with titanium, coupled with a distinct want by our designers to do road a little differently, we introduce the Esatto—as in exact, precise, accurate, as Italian road aficionados like to say. Featuring geometry tuned to Fondo, gravel grinder and endurance riding, the frame incorporates taller headtubes and shorter top tubes while delivering the trademark Kona Ride known for performance combined with perfectly balanced handling. The Esatto is made in 6 sizes (49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61) to provide excellent fit while inspiring confidence and creating comfort along the Neverending Road. While the bike descends and corners impeccably, it’s absolute joy on twisty, rough or even dirt roads. While our Zone and Zing road bikes deliver pure aggressive climbing and sprinting capabilities for the most in efficient power transfer, the Esatto is made for those long exploratory rides that you want to go on forever. Essentially, a unique road bike catering to the discerning road cyclist who primarily values body fit and comfort but still wants a machine that performs flawlessly.
CATEGORY Comfort Endurance Road
FACTORY Lynskey
MODEL Ti ESATTO (Frameset)
Frame Material Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium
Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Fork Fork
Crankarms Crankarms
Chainrings Chainrings
B/B bb
Pedals Pedals
Chain Chain
Freewheel Freewheel
F/D fd
R/D rd
Shifters Shifters
Brake Calipers brakecalipers
Front Brake Rotor frontbrakerotor
Rear Brake Rotor rearbrakerotor
Brake Levers brakelevers
Headset Headset
Handlebar Handlebar
Stem Stem
Seatpost Seatpost
Seat Clamp seatclamp
Grips Grips
Saddle Saddle
Front Hub fronthub
Rear Hub rearhub
Spokes Spokes
Rims Rims
Front Tire fronttire
Rear Tire reartire
Paint Color paintcolor
sizing chart mm   |   inches
  Size 49cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 61cm
1 Reach 371 375 379 383 392 400
2 Stack 537 560 577 596 615 636
3 HT Angle 71 72 72 72 72.5 73
4 HT Length 125 145 165 185 205 225
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
6 ST Length 490 520 540 560 580 610
7 CS Length 418 418 418 418 421 421
8 BB Drop 76 76 74 74 72 72
9 Wheelbase 987 989 1000 1010 1024 1033
10 Front Center 581 583 593 603 614 622
11 Fork Length 377 377 377 377 377 377
12 Fork Offset 44 44 44 44 44 44
13 TT Length 520 535 550 565 580 600
14 Standover 740 765 785 800 820 845

Geometry Information Not Currently Available

3-2.5 TITANIUM

3-2.5 Titanium is an alloy consisting of 3 percent aluminum, 2.5 percent vanadium, and 94.5 percent pure titanium. Excellent fatigue life, lightweight, property consistency, form-ability, and corrosion resistance are but a few of the reasons 3-2.5 is still the premier frame material when it comes to high-quality, seamless tube titanium. Kona’s 3-2.5 Ti bikes are manufactured in the U.S.A. by Lynskey Performance Designs, one of the top titanium fabricators in the world.

KONA CARBON

To create our growing fleet of Kona Carbon bikes, Kona has partnered with some of the most reputable carbon manufacturers in the world. Our design team works intimately with our production facilities to ensure the desired ride characteristics, durability demands and weight stipulations are met to the highest standards possible. Kona Carbon Race bikes are feather-light, super-fast and very durable.

STEP 1: APPLICATION
At Kona, we are very selective when choosing carbon fiber for a given application. Every bike requires a different balance of weight, strength, frame damping, stiffness, compliancy and durability. With over 25 years experience making bikes for every known cycling discipline, the first step in the design phase is ensuring how carbon fiber can be optimized for its intended use.

STEP 2: DESIGNING AND ENGINEERING THE KONA RIDE
For the Kona Product Development Team, it’s imperative that key elements of the Kona Ride come to life in our carbon bikes. Like with all of our bikes, efficiency, agility, comfort, and overall strength are key considerations when we begin to work a carbon frame design. We work to leverage all the inherent properties of the material, which are markedly different than steel or aluminum, and it’s crucial that it still feels, rides and lasts like a Kona.

STEP 3: MATERIALS & FABRICATION
THE WEAVE: Kona Carbon bikes use TORAY fibers, what we have determined to be the most technologically advanced in the industry; this is the same carbon weave used throughout most Formula 1 racing cars. Our entire structure is always built with unidirectional prepreg carbon fiber underneath a UD frame finish. The result? Frames with industry-leading weight, stiffness and durability.

THE FRAME: Kona Carbon frames are built with a monocoque main triangle that allows continuous fibers at the tube junctures, resulting in a stronger and lighter overall structure. Our production process also eliminates as much bonded-in aluminum inserts as possible. When we do put alloy into the frame, we take very specific steps on their surface treatment and have special jigs for each step to ensure proper alignment. Kona Carbon frames are only molded with internal air bags, which are removed after the molding process. This means our carbon frames are made from only the best ingredients: carbon fiber and epoxy.

STEP 4: TESTING
During the prototyping process, our frames are tested for weeks at a time on veritable bike torture machines that push our designs through tens of thousands of cycles. What we learn from this directly translates into making strong frames, while eliminating unnecessary material. Kona Team athletes—experts when it comes to pushing the limits of our bicycles in real-world scenarios—are the next in line when it comes to testing our prototype Kona Carbon Race bikes. Even after the rigors of factory test rigs and pro-rider testing, our product team continues to abuse the same prototypes day-in and day-out to ensure we are building the best Kona Carbon Race frames we possibly can.

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.

TAPERED HEADTUBE

Aside from improving the aesthetic, due to its cleaner lines and smooth transition between the fork crown and the headset cover, tapered headtubes also offer a more solid interface between forks with tapered steertubes and the bicycle frame itself. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered headtube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

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.

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FEATURES:

  • Kona/Deda sub 1000-gram Shimano Di2 ready frame/fork
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain and tubeless wheelset
  • FSA Team Issue compact carbon cranks and cockpit
  • Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 700x28c folding bead tires
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FEATURES:

  • Kona/Deda sub 1000-gram Shimano Di2 ready frame/fork
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain and RS61 tubeless wheelset
  • FSA Gossamer Pro compact cranks
  • Continental UltraSport 700x28c tires
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FEATURES:

  • All-new Kona Race Light 6069 Aluminum Butted endurance road frame
  • Kona Carbon Endurance fork
  • Continental UltraSport 700x28c tires
  • Hidden fender mounts
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain
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ROAD: ENDURANCE
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VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona/Deda sub 1000-gram Shimano Di2 ready frame/fork
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain and tubeless wheelset
  • FSA Team Issue compact carbon cranks and cockpit
  • Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 700x28c folding bead tires
ZONE TWO
ZONE ONE
ZONE ONE
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona/Deda sub 1000-gram Shimano Di2 ready frame/fork
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain and RS61 tubeless wheelset
  • FSA Gossamer Pro compact cranks
  • Continental UltraSport 700x28c tires
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FEATURES:

  • All-new Kona Race Light 6069 Aluminum Butted endurance road frame
  • Kona Carbon Endurance fork
  • Continental UltraSport 700x28c tires
  • Hidden fender mounts
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain
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