Our legendary race-bred Kula geometry—well-known for its agility, speed, comfort and durability—returns adorned with all the high-performance amenities of Kona Scandium 6069 Aluminum, one of the most technologically advanced alloys in the world. Designed, spec'd and priced specifically for up-and-coming amateur racers, or for those who just like to go fast, this 26–inch-wheel beauty combines light weight with strength and trail sensitivity for the perfect blend of speed and fun.


Frame Material Kona Scandium 69
Sizes 14", 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Rear Shock N/A
Fork RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air Remote 100mm
Crankarms Shimano Deore
Chainrings 42/32/24t
B/B Shimano ES25 Octalink
Pedals Shimano M505 Clipless
Chain KMC HG54
Freewheel Shimano HG6210 11-36t 10 spd
F/D Shimano Deore
R/D Shimano XT
Shifters Shimano Deore
Brake Calipers Shimano Deore Hydraulic
Front Brake Rotor Shimano 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano Deore Hydraulic
Headset TH ZST No. 10
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/Road
Seatpost Kona Double Clamp w/offset
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Shimano MT15 Wheelset
Rear Hub Shimano MT15 Wheelset
Spokes Shimano MT15 Wheelset
Rims Shimano MT15 Wheelset
Front Tire Maxxis Ikon 26x2.2" Folding
Rear Tire Maxxis Ikon 26x2.2" Folding
Paint Color Matt Black w/White & Grey
Extras N/A
inches 14 22 72.5° 68° 16.4 25.1 41.4 18.6 1.5 - 1.2 12 28.4 3.9 73 31.8 21.7 15.1
inches 16 23 72.5° 68° 16.4 26.1 42.4 18.6 1.5 - 1.2 12 29.6 4.7 73 31.8 22.4 15.9
inches 17 23.5 72.5° 68.5° 16.4 26.5 42.8 18.6 1.5 -1.0 12.2 30.4 5.1 73 31.8 22.6 16.3
inches 18 24 72.5° 68.5° 16.4 27 43.4 18.6 1.5 -1.0 12.2 31.1 5.5 73 31.8 23 16.7
inches 19 24.5 71.5° 68.5° 16.4 27.1 43.5 18.6 1.5 - 1.0 12.2 31.7 6.1 73 31.8 23.5 16.6
inches 20 25 71.5° 68.5° 16.4 27.6 44 18.6 1.5 - 1.0 12.2 32.4 6.5 73 31.8 23.9 16.9
inches 22 26 71° 68.5° 16.4 28.5 44.9 18.6 1.5 - 0.8 12.4 33.7 7.1 73 31.8 24.3 17.6
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



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.


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