When all you want is dirt, rocks, and a trustworthy rig that likes to get into trouble, Kona's Explosif frame fits the bill. This Reynolds steel frame features sliding thru-axle dropouts so you can run it geared or single-speed. This frame is designed around 27.5-inch wheels and a 120mm-travel fork.
Like to get rowdy on two wheels, but still want the speed and rollover of a 29er hardtail? You need Honzo. Kona’s Honzo AL/DL Frame takes the cross-country efficiency and obstacle-clearing prowess of a 29er hardtail and cranks up the fun. This trail-shredding frame uses progressive geometry with short chainstays, long reach, and a slack head tube angle to give you a fast-climbing machine that scorches earth on the way down. It's designed around a 120mm-travel fork and features a Boost 148mm rear axle and internal dropper post routing.
Simplicity, reliability, versatility. These elements are the bones and muscle that make up Kona’s Unit Frameset, with classic Kona fun at its heart. Using Reynolds chromoly tubing, a 44mm head tube, and sliding dropouts this frame combines trusted materials with modern design to deliver a lifetime of versatile, smile-driving service. Whether you run it as a 29er or 27.5 Plus, geared or single-speed, it promises a smooth ride and tons of traction—perfectly set up to free your bikepacker within.
Sorry, folks. As of June 2017, Honzo ST is completely sold out at Kona. Meet Honzo ST, a steel 29er hardtail that lays waste to technical singletrack. It's aggressive, confident, and ready to rip with a 68-degree head angle, low bottom bracket, and short chain stays. Other features include a tapered head tube, PF92 bottom bracket, internal dropper post routing, and sliding, vertical dropouts ready for gears or singlespeed shenanigans. Kona is known for its hardcore hardtails, and the Honzo proudly continues the tradition in robust style.
You might think of Kona's Lava Dome as your SUV of the bicycle world. It's loaded with everything you need for trail or rough city streets. You get a light aluminum frame with a 100mm-travel, bump-erasing suspension fork up front. The legendary Kona ride: playful, confident, and predictable, is yours with the added bonus of 29-inch wheels and versatile tires. Twenty-four speeds give you the range to find your groove, all powered by Shimano for smooth, intuitive shifting. Hydraulic disc brakes keep your speed in check the second you need it, so go ahead, push that envelope: Lava Dome is ready for it.
Kona’s Tika is built with the same attention to detail as their other mountain bikes but optimized with a women’s-specific geometry to create a more comfortable and nimble ride. The lightweight aluminum frame and 100mm-travel Suntour suspension fork ensure a quick, smooth ride up hills and over rocks. The 27.5-inch wheels are quick and nimble, while the grippy Kenda tires give you plenty of traction. A 27-speed Shimano drivetrain gives you the range to scale any mountain, and the Tektro hydraulic disc brakes keep you firmly in control. The Tika is sure to make every trail experience a fun, memorable one.
The most fun bike is always the one you happen to be riding. Kona's Mahuna wants to be ridden every day. Built on a lightweight, nimble-handling aluminum frame with a 100mm-travel Suntour fork, the Mahuna's got the guts for the trail and the comfort for the paved paths and roadways. Your confidence soars over hills thanks to an easy-pedaling 27-speed Shimano drivetrain, and disc brakes provide quick stopping power, so you feel in control no matter what the trail throws at you. Stout, 29-inch wheels wrapped in WTB Trail Boss knobbies roll over obstacles with ease while providing stellar grip on loose and muddy surfaces.
Kona's Blast is perfectly named, since it's designed specifically for all-day fun. The moment you stomp on the pedals, the snappy, yet tough Race Light Aluminum frame leaps forward, looking for the next rough section of trail for the RockShox fork to tame. The fast-rolling and frisky 27.5-inch Maxxis tires love carving up singletrack, and you give them the go-ahead with a 27-speed Shimano drivetrain that can handle anything. Always one step ahead, Kona added internal dropper post routing for all-mountain versatility and clean lines. A pair of no-nonsense hydraulic disc brakes keep you and the Blast this side of oblivion while you pilot with a grin from a race-ready, Kona-outfitted cockpit.
If you’re eager to get out on the trail and play in the dirt, Kona’s Shred is more than ready to get a little rowdy with you. The lightweight aluminum frame and 120mm-travel Suntour fork absolutely rip on your favorite singletrack. 27.5-inch wheels are quick and nimble, while the grippy Vittoria tires give you plenty of traction. An 18-speed Shimano drivetrain gives you the range to scale any mountain, and the Tektro hydraulic disc brakes keep you firmly in control.
Kona’s Cinder Cone has long worn the badge of a performance-oriented, get-on-and-go hardtail, evolving year after year to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Its latest incarnation is built around a Superlight 7046 aluminum frame that delivers explosive response, great handling, and incredibly low weight. A RockShox fork eats up chunky trails to keep you on track, while the quick handling 27.5-inch Maxxis rubber ensures you can carve whatever line you care to dream up. SRAM gets your wheels rolling with their sweet-shifting NX 1x11-speed drivetrain, and Shimano’s hydraulic disc brakes give you fingertip modulation to reverse the speed needle just in time to nail that switchback. To maximize your smile factor, Kona’s cockpit parts look good and feel even better, keeping the weight down and the control firmly in your hands. Like to get a little rowdier than cross-country sometimes? Kona does, too, so they gave the Cinder Cone internal dropper post routing, just for fellow rock gardeners like you.
Kona's Mohala is a master at surfing swoopy descents, rolling right over and through the rough stuff, and carving tight lines down singletrack. The lightweight, dirt-loving frame is made from Kona's Race Light 7005-aluminum and rolls on a set of fast and playful 27.5-inch WTB rims and aggressive Maxxis tires for fast, nimble trail prowess. That ride is enhanced by the RockShox 100mm-travel fork and a Shimano Deore 3 x 10-speed drivetrain that delivers crisp shifting and great reliability. Mohala’s riding position is tuned for women, offering extra standover clearance for a riding position that is both comfortable and playful, a Kona specialty. With the powerful Deore disc brakes and reliable Kona touch points, you're about to take your riding to the next level.
How do you take a race-ready cross-country machine and make it into the bike you ride everyday? Kona shows us how with their Big Kahuna, a svelte, race-ready aluminum hardtail with plus-sized 27.5 x 2.8-inch Schwalbes to grab handfuls of traction and float over gnarly terrain. These meaty tires raise the fun factor along with the bike’s versatility, enhanced by a 100mm RockShox fork that keeps the front end tracking and your excitement high. That all-important rubber is well-supported by a pair of 40mm-wide WTB Scraper rims which are light enough to make their formidable strength seem impossible. All this rolling stock gets moving thanks to drivetrain components from Shimano and RaceFace, married in a 2x10-speed system with go-anywhere range. And, Shimano’s hydraulic disc brakes give you braking abilities that’ll make you contemplate equipping the bike with a seatbelt. Defy traditional bike boundaries and see what you can do on a Big Kahuna.
Kona's Precept 120 is a nimble, capable trail bike that excels in pretty much anything you'll encounter, from big climbs to rough descents. That agility comes courtesy of Kona's butted-aluminum frame that features 120mm of travel in an active, balanced, low-maintenance design. Up front, RockShox's 120mm-travel fork sucks up the hits and rails the corners. This capable bike is equipped with a 3 x 9-speed Shimano drivetrain to conquer all sorts of terrain and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for serious stopping power. You also get reliable Kona controls and fast 27.5-inch WTB wheels, gripping relentlessly with Maxxis tires.
Like to get rowdy but still want the speed and rollover of a 29er hardtail? You need Honzo. Kona’s Honzo AL takes the cross-country efficiency and obstacle-clearing prowess of a 29er hardtail and cranks the fun to 11. This trail-shredding hardtail uses progressive geometry with short chainstays, long reach, and a slack head tube angle to give you a fast-climbing machine that scorches earth on the way down. RockShox provides a 120mm Recon fork to keep your wide 2.4-inch Maxxis front tire in control so you can get rad. SRAM’s NX 1 x 11-speed drivetrain delivers the range you need to get to the top, while a pair of Shimano hydraulic brakes let you bring the speed down in a hurry. And, you know Kona wants you grinning the whole time you’re riding their rigs, so they equipped the Honzo with rock-solid thru-axles front and rear just to make sure you're locked in for more fun than ever!
Full squish bikes may get all the attention these days, but nothing compares to riding a hardtail on the trail, and the Honzo CR Trail DL is perhaps the one bike that can steal the limelight. Its aggressive stance, nimble-handling carbon frame and mischievous attitude are characteristics that were born on Pacific Northwest trails, from the days when the ride was all about playing and having fun, even when things turned burly. A Boost 148mm rear axle gives you room for wide tires, while keeping the wheelbase short and snappy. It's also routed and ready for your favorite internal dropper post.
Gear up for your next big ride and dish out all the abuse you can muster on Kona's Process 111 frameset. With a straightforward aluminum frame stroking 111mm of rearend travel out of a RockShox Monarch, you have all you need to take control of the trail. Built for 27.5-inch wheels and a 130mm fork, the Process 111 frameset features internal dropper routing and 142x12mm rear axle spacing, and is ready to spec into your new favorite bike.
A good cross-country mountain bike needs to check off a long list of requirements. It needs to be light, stiff, capable of racing, and forgiving enough to ride all day long with friends. Kona’s Kahuna DL checks all these and more with a Race Light aluminum frame, 100mm-travel RockShox fork, and Maxxis Ikon tires wrapped around 29-inch WTB wheels. This race-ready, trail-savvy platform gets up to speed with a SRAM/RaceFace 1x11-speed drivetrain. And, Shimano’s got your back with a set of hydraulic brakes that scrub just enough speed to get you to the next acceleration.
Wherever the trail leads, Kona's Precept 130 has the legs to carry you there. That agility comes courtesy of Kona's butted-aluminum frame, which features 130mm of travel in an active, balanced, low-maintenance design. RockShox's Sektor 140mm-travel fork sucks up the hits and rails the corners, while a RockShox Monarch RT Solo Air shock keeps the rear wheel floating over the bumps and pinned to the trail for superior traction. This highly capable bike is equipped with a Shimano 2 x 10-speed drivetrain to conquer all sorts of terrain and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for serious stopping power. You also get reliable Kona controls and fast 27.5-inch WTB wheels equipped with Maxxis tires for all-around trail marauding.
Designed, tested and refined in the Pacific Northwest, with a total disregard for rules and tradition, the Process 153 DL is a trail bike that can only be a Kona. The 153mm-travel aluminum frame has a stable, low-slung geometry that makes it more than capable when the trail gets steep and loose. With a RockShox Monarch Plus shock you’ll rail berms, huck the drop, and float across roots and rock gardens. Designed around 27.5-inch wheels and 160mm-travel fork, this whip is classically Kona and indisputably yours.
You don’t need the white stuff to have a blast on Kona’s Wo. It’s huge, 4.8-inch Schwalbe tires grab a hold of any terrain in any conditions with incredible traction while devouring bumps and trail chatter. The high-end aluminum frame and fork have an insatiable appetite for going fast and turn the Wo into a speed-seeking brute. A RaceFace/SRAM 11-speed drivetrain give you the gear range to feed the need, while Shimano hydraulics bring all that fun to a stop with precise modulation and incredible braking power. And, Kona’s renowned cockpit parts keep you comfortable whether you’re out for a few local trail laps or some truly all-terrain exploration.
All the wide-eyed fun of Kona's renowned Explosif, with the highly refined ride of titanium. Crafted in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs, it features key refinements like singlespeed-capable sliding dropouts, 44mm head tube, and a compact rear triangle for snappy handling and scary-quick acceleration. Designed to accept 27.5-inch wheels, this frame is ready to scorch your favorite singletrack.
On race day, or any day on the trail, the last thing you want to think about is your equipment. That’s why Kona’s Kahuna DDL is put together with the kind of spec that you set and forget. The Race Light aluminum frame does exactly what it’s told with snappy efficiency, leaping forward when you mash the pedals and swooping through corners. Rough trails are short work for a RockShox Recon Gold fork that keeps you stuck to the line you carved out with fast-rolling Maxxis tires. Those tires hold on tight and spin up fast, thanks to light and strong WTB rims and a 1x11-speed Shimano/RaceFace drivetrain featuring an XT derailleur and Aeffect crank. The Kahuna DDL’s Shimano SLX brakes offer enough power that all you need is one finger to bring it all to a halt. Of course, if you stop, so does the fun.
Nothing says cross-country speed like a 29er, and titanium gives you a smooth ride that will last a lifetime. Kona’s Raijin Ti frame melds these elements to deliver a fast and smooth trail experience that you'll love. Made in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs to Kona’s fun-focused specs, the Raijin’s flawless welds and natural brushed 3Al/2.5V titanium look as good as they perform on the trail. Kona included internal dropper post routing as a reminder that you’re still out there to have a good time as you open the gap on your competition. Its sliding dropouts let you choose between 10 x 135mm QR, single speed, and 12 x 142 thru-axle standards, while letting you fine-tune rear triangle geometry. It comes ready to rock with the 10 x 135mm dropouts included.
The Sutra LTD is what happens when a mountain biker imagines a touring bike. SRAM Rival wide-range 1x drivetrain and hydraulic discs are complemented by tubeless-ready wheels and tires. This year’s Sutra LTD gets thru-axles and flat mount disc brakes to stay ahead of the wave, just like its well-revered predecessors. The Sutra LTD simply begs to be ridden afar, with or without baggage. Compare with our similar models: Salsa Fargo, All-City Cosmic Stallion, Salsa Vaya, Surly Straggler, and Kona Rove ST, Rove Ltd, and Rove NRB DL. “The Sutra LTD is such a capable bike it could be your only bike, but it’s also a justifiable addition to any quiver in a packed garage.” – Peloton Magazine (USA) GEOMETRY mminches SIZE 46 48.5 52 54 56 58 1 ST LENGTH 460 485 520 540 560 580 2 TT LENGTH 527 540 553 569 585 603 3 REACH 374 380 385 386 390 395 4 STACK 549 558 568 598 618 640 5 STANDOVER 755 775 795 820 840 860 6 HT ANGLE 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 7 HT LENGTH 95 105 115 147 168 191 8 ST ANGLE 74.5 74.0 73.5 73.0 72.5 72.0 9 CS LENGTH 445 445 445 445 445 445 10 BB DROP 72 72 72 72 72 72 11 BB HEIGHT 293 293 293 293 293 293 12 WHEELBASE 1031 1039 1047 1059 1070 1083 13 FRONT CENTER 596 604 613 624 635 648 14 FORK LENGTH 415 415 415 415 415 415 15 FORK OFFSET 50 50 50 50 50 50
When all you want is dirt, rocks, and a trustworthy rig that likes to get into trouble, Explosif fits the bill. This updated Kona classic comes to you as a 27.5-inch wheel, trail-scorching machine, spec’d to tear it up on singletrack. The Reynolds steel frame features sliding thru-axle dropouts and a tapered headtube, so you get the ride quality and longevity steel is known for with the modern designs that let you do more. A Fox 34 fork devours whatever you throw it at, letting you blast through rocky stretches and swoop through rutted corners while the Maxxis Tomahawk tires bite earth like a pit bull. Wide WTB i29 rims shape that rubber up to work its best, and Shimano SLX brakes take full advantage of that dialed traction, letting you brake later with modulation and confidence-boosting power. Race Face and Shimano put together a 1x11 drivetrain pairing RaceFace’s narrow-wide chainring with XT shifter, derailleur, and cassette, delivering a tight system with the range and precision to keep the stoke factor high. And, Kona makes sure you have the control to handle all that go-fast hardware with their own purpose-built cockpit components. The result is a trail-blasting stick of dynamite and you’re the match.
Do you like to get rowdy, but still want the speed and rollover of a 29er hardtail? You need Honzo. Kona’s Honzo AL/DL takes the cross-country efficiency and obstacle-clearing prowess of a 29er hardtail and cranks the fun to 11. This trail-shredding hardtail uses progressive geometry with short chainstays, long reach, and a slack head tube angle to give you a fast-climbing machine that scorches earth on the way down. RockShox provides a 120mm-travel Recon fork to keep your wide 2.3-inch Maxxis Minion front tire in control so you can get rad. SRAM’s NX 1 x 11-speed drivetrain delivers the range you need to get to the top, while a pair of Shimano hydraulic brakes let you bring the speed down in a hurry. And, you know Kona wants you grinning the whole time you’re riding their rigs, so they threw in an internally routed KS dropper post to make sure you're locked in for more fun than ever!
Meet Honzo Ti, a buttery-smooth 29er hardtail that lays waste to technical singletrack. Built of 3Al/2.5V titanium, Honzo will last a lifetime and look great doing it. It's aggressive, confident, and ready to rip with a 68-degree head angle, low bottom bracket, and short chain stays. Other features include a PF92 bottom bracket, internal dropper post routing, and sliding, vertical dropouts ready for gears or singlespeed shenanigans. Kona is known for its hardcore hardtails, and the Honzo Ti proudly continues the tradition with a ride that can't be described.
Torn between efficient trail bike and attitude-driven downhiller, Kona’s Precept 150 promises tons of high amplitude fun all day long. It’s built on a burly, yet gram-conscious, 6061 aluminum frame, pushing a RockShox Monarch RT shock to offer 150mm of rock-swallowing rear wheel travel. A Suntour Aion Air fork matches the rear travel and keeps you driving your line when it gets chunky. Meaty, 27.5-inch Maxxis rubber digs in deep and rolls on a pair of WTB rims that come ready to take a beating while a 1 x 11-speed SRAM/RaceFace drivetrain keep you burning dirt with a range that likes to go both up- and downhill. While you’re on the way down, you can drive hard through corners with the confidence that comes from Shimano hydraulic brakes, putting control at your fingertips and adrenaline in your veins.
What do you get when you combine the fat-daddy Wo with the shred-tastic Honzo? Wozo, naturally, Kona’s gluttonous get-rad machine for those who can’t help but ride like madmen on any two-wheeled object in sight. Insanely short, 420mm chainstays on the flyweight aluminum frame put you in the hot seat for raucous acceleration and twisty singletrack domination, while a 100mm Bluto fork eats up extra-gnarly terrain to crank up the fun dial. With a 4.8-inch Jumbo Jim tire plowing up front and a 4.0-inch throttling up at the rear, you’ve got a recipe for rowdy. SRAM and RaceFace got together to spec Wozo’s crisp 1x11 drivetrain, so you can crawl up the softest hills and blast down gravity-rich descents. Shimano’s hydraulic brakes easily slow down those huge tires, so you can push it a little harder. For fat fun anywhere, in any weather, Wozo is your go-to.
Racing isn’t for everyone, but for some it is everything—even if it's only on Strava. Whatever drives you to grab a number plate and join the fray, Kona’s Hei Hei is prepared to get you to the finish line ahead of your competition. Its butted aluminum frame and RockShox Monarch RL shock gives you 100mm of rear travel, while a 120mm-travel RockShox fork floats across rock gardens. The wide, lightweight 29-inch WTB wheels fly up climbs and optimize the traction of the Maxxis Ardent and Ikon tires so you can fly through the flow and grip with confidence in loose corners. Shimano and RaceFace serve up eleven nicely spaced speeds with outstanding 1x chain retention. Shimano also provides hydraulic brakes that deliver the well-modulated braking you need to carry more speed more of the time. With the stiff 35mm Kona controls and a KS dropper post, you'll blow right past your buddy's fastest Strava time.
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