|Frame Material||Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly|
|Sizes||15", 17", 19", 21"|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold RL 120mm Tapered QR15|
|Pedals||Shimano M520 Clipless|
|Freewheel||Shimano Deore 11-36t 10 spd|
|R/D||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano SLX|
|Front Brake Rotor||Shimano SLX 180mm (centerlock)|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Shimano SLX 160mm (centerlock)|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Headset||ZST NO. 10/7B/44|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Seatpost||Kona Double Clamp w/offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona Clamp|
|Grips||Kona Race Light Lock-on|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|Front Hub||Shimano Deore QR15|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Deore 142x12|
|Spokes||Sanvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr|
|Rims||WTB ST i23|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"|
|Paint Color||Matt Raw Steel w/Orange Tint|
REYNOLDS 520 BUTTED CROMOLY
From one of the world’s top cromoly manufacturers, Reynolds Cycling Technology, comes Reynolds 520 tubes, which are mandrel butted for accurate profiles and available in a wide range of shapes. Weight savings from butting provides competitively priced, light framesets. The Reynolds 520 range uses the same chemistry as their 725 range but without the heat-treatment process.
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.
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.
TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS
An increasing amount of 2014 Kona models feature the benefits of tubeless compatible rims. Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube + tire systems. For 2014, you’ll find tubeless compatible rims on most of our XC Race Light and Enduro bikes, as well as throughout our Cyclocross and Road platforms.
12x142 / 12x157 REAR AXLES
The XC/Trail/Enduro 12x142mm and the DH 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142mm/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. The take-away? 12x142 and 12x157 standards make a bike that rides better and is easier to work on.
Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical singletrack. No surprise then, for 2014 we’ve spec’d dropper posts on numerous models throughout our Enduro and MTB Trail platforms, featuring the lightweight and proven seat posts from Kind Shock. Bikes like the Honzo, Taro and new Wo fat bike do not come equipped with dropper posts but have cable routing to allow for after-market upgrades.
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.
- 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 Scandium 6069 frameset
- RockShox 30 Gold 100mm travel fork
- Shimano SLX/Alivio drivetrain
- Shimano 505 hydraulic disc brakes
- 60tpi Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" front and CrossMark 27.5x2.1" rear
- 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