“It traverses big miles with comfort and confidence.” -Bicycle Times, USA
|Frame Material||Kona Cromoly Butted|
|Sizes||47, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61cm|
|Fork||Kona Project Two Touring|
|Crankarms||SRAM Apex Compact|
|Freewheel||SRAM PG1030 11-32t 10 spd|
|R/D||SRAM X9 Type 2|
|Brake Calipers||Hayes CX Expert|
|Front Brake Rotor||Hayes L Series 160mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Hayes L Series 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Sram Apex|
|Handlebar||Kona Road Bar|
|Stem||Kona XC/Road Light|
|Seatpost||Kona Double Clamp w/Offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona Clamp|
|Grips||Kona Cork Tape|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|Front Hub||Alex CXD7 Wheelset|
|Rear Hub||Alex CXD7 Wheelset|
|Spokes||Alex CXD7 Wheelset|
|Rims||Alex CXD7 Wheelset|
|Front Tire||Freedom Ryder 700x35C|
|Rear Tire||Freedom Ryder 700x35C|
|Paint Color||Matt Raw Steel w/Blue Tint|
For 2014, you'll find the simplicity, strength, comfort, resilience and playfulness of Kona Cromoly interspersed throughout our road- and mountain-bike platforms. Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.
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.
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.
- Incredibly durable Kona Cromoly Butted frame and Project Two Touring disc fork
- Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors
- Shimano SLX/Deore wide-range 3x9 drivetrain with Shimano bar-con shifters
- Fenders with mud flaps
- Blackburn pannier racks
- 3-2.5 Ti tubing throughout
- Frame Sizes: 49, 53, 56, 59, or 61cms
- 44mm HT designed for tapered steerer forks with external lower cup
- Proven Kona CX geometry, with 1cm longer chainstays for greater tire clearance