"On the trail it's magic…brilliance improved." –Bicycle Buyer UK
|Frame Material||Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|Sizes||14", 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Silver TK 100mm|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG50 11-32t 9 spd|
|Brake Calipers||Avid Elixir 1|
|Front Brake Rotor||Avid G2 180mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Avid G2 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 1|
|Headset||TH ZST No.10|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Seat Clamp||Kona QR|
|Grips||Kona Race Light|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Rear Hub||Shimano M475|
|Spokes||Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr|
|Front Tire||Vittoria Saguaro 26x2.0"|
|Rear Tire||Vittoria Saguaro 26x2.0"|
|Paint Color||Matt Dark Grey w/White, Yellow & Black|
|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 7005/6061 ALUMINUM
Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, affordable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. It is, by far, the ultimate aluminum tubing on the market today. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing's wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, allowing us to fine-tune a particular frame's strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.
SUPERPLASTIC FORMED TUBING
Superplastic Forming (SPF) uses high temperatures to shape aluminum tubing when the tube structure is in its most "plastic" and formable state. SPF creates better tube shapes that cannot be produced using traditional forming techniques. Whereas shape designs can be applied to between 20 and 30 per cent of the tube using hydroforming, SPF means 90 per cent of the tube can be shaped, resulting in more optimized shapes and less weight. SPF tubes are the perfect alternative to the infinitely more expensive carbon fiber, and they are comparable in weight and performance, without the accompanying disadvantages. SPF tubes are also recyclable.
COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE
Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedalling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. The shorter rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. Our new Entourage short-travel downhill bike is a good example of an incredibly compact rear triangle. Our goal was to create a bike that was easy to jump and trick, and could also corner aggressively. With seatstays measuring just 415mm, we've created one of the most nimble short travel DH bikes in the industry.
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