This is an excellent bike for someone looking to dip their toe into full suspension mountain biking. It’s affordable and capable of riding all kinds of terrain. Front and rear thru-axles, air suspension, and long travel droppers—it has everything a rider needs to get started with a modern frame that is ready to rip right out of the box.
KONA 6061 ALUMINUM
Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. 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, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.
Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. 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.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. 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 head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.
TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS
Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide 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 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
BEAMER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. The Operators are instilled with what our product managers like to call “pure shock movement,” whereby the shock is protected from side load. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer IS is our version of greased lightning.
|FRAME MATERIAL||Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 134mm Travel|
|SIZES||S, M, L, XL|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Deluxe Select Trunnion|
|FORK||RockShox Recon RL Motion Control Solo Air 140mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|B/B||Shimano Deore PF92|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Deore 11-50t 11spd|
|R/D||Shimano Deore 11spd|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano Deore 11spd|
|BRAKE CALIPERS||Alhonga 474 Hydraulic|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||Alhonga 180mm|
|REAR BRAKE ROTOR||Alhonga 160mm|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Alhonga 474 Hydraulic|
|HANDLEBAR||Kona XC/BC 35|
|STEM||Kona XC/BC 35|
|SEATPOST||TranzX Dropper +RAD Internal 31.6mm|
|SEAT CLAMP||Kona Clamp|
|GRIPS||Kona Key Grip|
|FRONT HUB||Formula 110x15mm|
|REAR HUB||Formula 148x12mm|
|SPOKES||Stainless Black 14g|
|RIMS||WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0|
|FRONT TIRE||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 29x2.5" WT|
|REAR TIRE||Maxxis Dissector EXO TR DUAL 29x2.4" WT|
|PAINT COLOR||Gloss Thunder w/ Sandal & Eris Decals|
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