“Fast enough for racing, fun enough for playing.” –Road CC, UK
|Frame Material||Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted|
|Sizes||47, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61cm|
|Fork||Kona Full Carbon CX Disc|
|Crankarms||FSA Gossamer Compact BB30|
|B/B||FSA Press Fit BB30|
|Freewheel||Shimano 105 11-28t 10 spd|
|Brake Calipers||Hayes CX Expert|
|Front Brake Rotor||Hayes L Series 160mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Hayes L Series 140mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Handlebar||Kona Road Bar|
|Stem||Kona XC/Road Deluxe|
|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||Clement MXP 700x33c|
|Rear Tire||Clement MXP 700x33c|
|Paint Color||Matt Lime w/Black & White|
KONA RACE LIGHT 7005/6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED
Kona Race Light 7005/6061 is a lighter, more performance-oriented fabrication of our 7005 and 6061 Aluminum tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 uses custom butting to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness. The emphasis here is on performance, lightness and speed, built the Kona way.
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.
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.
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.
- All-new Kona Carbon CX Race disc frame and fork
- Stan’s Iron Cross tubeless wheelset
- SRAM Red hydraulic disc brakes with 140mm rotors
- SRAM Red drivetrain
- Clement MXP 700x33c folding tires
- All-new Kona Carbon CX Race disc-brake frame and fork
- Stan’s NoTubes Iron Cross tubeless wheelset
- TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes with 160/140mm rotors
- Shimano Ultegra Drivetrain
- Clement MXP 700x33c folding tires
- Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame and Kona P2 Aluminum disc fork
- Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes with 160/140mm rotors
- Shimano Tiagra 2x10 drivetrain
- Seven sizes from 47cm to 63cm to fit every rider