"A perfect bike for enduro racing or just to be used by someone who wants to have fun going down but without compromise on pedal efficiency." –allmountainaddict.com, Portugal
|Frame Material||Kona Race Light Scandium 69 160mm Travel|
|Sizes||14", 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD BV|
|Fork||Fox Float 34 CTD 160mm Tapered|
|Pedals||Shimano M530 Clipless|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG81 11-36t 10 spd|
|R/D||Shimano SLX Shadow Plus|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano SLX|
|Front Brake Rotor||Shimano 180mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Shimano 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Seatpost||Crank Brothers Kronolog|
|Seat Clamp||Kona Clamp|
|Grips||Kona Race Light LOG|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|Front Hub||Shimano MT68 Wheelset 15mm|
|Rear Hub||Shimano MT68 Wheelset 142x12mm|
|Spokes||Shimano MT68 Wheelset|
|Rims||Shimano MT68 Wheelset|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Ardent 26x2.4" Folding|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis High Roller 2 26x2.4" Folding|
|Paint Color||Gloss Black w/Cyan & White|
|GEOMETRY LEGEND:||FC = Front To Center||BBH = Bottom Bracket Height|
|TTH = Top Tube Horizontal||WB = Wheelbase||SO = Standover|
|STA = Seat Tube Angle||FL = Fork Length||HT = Head Tube Length|
|HTA = Head Tube Angle||OF = Fork Offset||BBS = Bottom Bracket Size|
|RC = Chainstay Length||BBD = Bottom Bracket Drop||FD = Front Derailleur Clamp Size|
|REACH = Horizontal Distance from center of BB to the top of the headtube centerline|
|STACK = Vertical Distance from center of BB to the top of the headtube centerline|
|Note: All Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice|
KONA SCANDIUM 6069 BUTTED
Known to be one of the strongest alloys in the world, Kona Scandium 6069 is featured in many of our high-end bike models, from dual-suspension mountain bikes through to some of our top-ranking asphalt rides. Comparable to carbon when it comes to weight, but exponentially more durable, Kona has always been a fan of Scandium and is one of the few companies in the world to use it so extensively.
Scandium is a rare earth metal and potent grain refiner that, when added to aluminum alloy, elevates the strength and durability of the material by 50 per cent. Scandium aligns the grains of the alloy, making the metal less susceptible to failure. Scandium alloys are twice as strong as 6061 or 7005 Aluminum, which means our product team uses much less material. Because of a Scandium alloy's strength, it can be butted thinly enough so the aluminum gives a more compliant feel that's similar to steel but without weight. In more specific terms, we're shaving weight off our aluminum frames by 10 to 15 per cent, without sacrificing strength and durability.
Introduced to our line in 2012, new Kona Scandium 6069 comes with yield strengths that are about 40 per cent 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 high strength and toughness, good corrosion resistance and excellent fatigue strength.
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.
For 2013, you'll find a large majority of Kona bicycles featuring zero stack and tapered headtubes. From cyclocross to cross-country, 29ers right through to longer-travel dual-suspension models, like our Entourage and Operator, a tapered headtube provides more support at the intersection of the toptube and downtube, greatly improving stability and overall performance.
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 MAGIC LINK – INTUITIVE ADAPTABILITY
With the ability to change geometry, travel length and suspension performance based entirely on rider and trail input, Kona's patented Magic Link Active Geometry is one of the most intuitive and adaptable rear-travel suspension platforms ever invented. New for 2013, we introduce G3 Magic Link: lighter, smoother and more adjustable. View the Magic Link setup manual here.
By using both a main air shock and a newly developed Magic Link Air Shock, the suspension platform is able to deliver relatively quick, linear, cross-country-oriented suspension that's ideally suited for climbing. Additionally, without flicking a switch or making any external adjustments, our suspension can seamlessly change into longer, more progressive travel to take on big hits and technical terrain. Here's how:
CLIMBING: Effective pedal pressure keeps the Magic Link's auxiliary shock from engaging, so the rider is only using the main shock. This results in good pedaling efficiency by enabling comfortable geometry and quicker, more linear suspension characteristics. Everything you need for good power transfer.
CROSS-COUNTRY: Tire drag, faster corners and bigger bumps cause the Magic Link's Air Shock to move deeper into its travel. Chainstays elongate, the saddle and bottom bracket lower, and the headtube slackens, amounting to an agile, confident riding position, with increased wheel traction and plusher travel.
DESCENTS: When the main shock and the auxiliary shock fully engage, Magic Link lets the bike's geometry slacken considerably, enabling the rider to position themselves further behind the bike, with a lower center of gravity and extended rear triangle for increased stability. Rear wheel travel also increases to 160mm, and the rear shock becomes more progressive to avoid bottoming out.
VARIABLE SPRING RATE: One of Magic Link's more unique characteristics is its use of two shocks. The result is a highly adaptable variable spring rate that enables the bike's rear suspension to be quick and short on the climb, and slower and more plush during the descent. Two shocks working together also allows the rear wheel to pop over big, sharp bumps with virtually no resistance. Because the main shock becomes more progressive as the link engages, it won't blow through the travel or bottom out. It's important to remember the auxiliary shock is in a constant state of flux depending on pedal (rider) and trail (terrain) input.
NEW G3 MAGIC LINK
NEW MAGIC LINK AIR SHOCK
New for 2013, we've replaced the standard coil auxiliary shock with our new Magic Link Air Shock. The most notable features of the new shock are weight savings, rebound adjustability, and ease of preload (spring rate) adjustability. If you thought Magic Link was the ride of your life, new G3 will blow your mind.
CLEANER, STIFFER, SMOOTHER LINKAGE
To the linkage, we've added new cartridge bearings that are more durable and lighter, while incorporating a better trunnion attachment system, greatly increasing the overall stiffness of the linkage itself.
SEXIER, STIFFER, MORE CLEARANCE
The new G3 Magic Link-equipped Cadabra and Abra Cadabra feature a new tubeset that is noticeably stiffer and sexier. The rear chainstays are slightly longer, resulting in huge gains in mud clearance. Thanks to a seatstay bridge that is now in double shear, the lateral stiffness to the entire rear triangle is greatly increased.
SLACKER, LOWER, LIGHTER
Based on feedback from our Enduro team, we've slackened the headtube to 67 degrees (one degree slacker than 2012) and lowered the bottom bracket by 10mm. The new Magic Link nest is nearly 100 grams lighter, slimmer and more compact. The result is a bike that's more confident on descents and quicker on the ups.
12x142 REAR AXLES
A 12x142mm rear axle provides 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 outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. The definition of all-mountain: DH stiffness with the speed and ease of XC.
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