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Kona Blast

Kona Blast

2016

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$999.00
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Product Details

2016 Kona Blast

Kona takes their experience from designing XC and backcountry hardtails and applies it to every mountain bike that bears their name. Enter the Blast. Equipped with 27.5-inch WTB wheels and Maxxis tires, it's ready for long days of singletrack and high-speed XC fun. It's built on a lightweight, nimble-handling Kona aluminum frame with trail-worthy components, including a 100mm-travel RockShox fork for control. Combine that with a smooth 27-speed Shimano drivetrain that makes quick work of hills and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes to deliver awesome all-weather, any-conditions stopping power and you're sure to have a blast on this Blast.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Kona Race Light 6061 butted-aluminum
    Fork RockShox 30 Silver TK, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels WTB SX 19
    Hubs Novatec
    Spokes Stainless-steel; Front: 15g; Rear: 14g
    Tires Front: Maxxis Ardent, 27.5 x 2.25, Rear: Maxxis Crossmark, 27.5 x 2.1
    Crankset Shimano Alivio
    Chainrings 40/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
    Shifters Shimano Altus
    Handlebars Kona XC/BC Riser
    Tape/Grips Kona Race Light
    Stem Kona XC
    Brake Levers Shimano hydraulic
    Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotors
    Pedals Wellgo platform
    Saddle Kona XC
    Seatpost Kona Thumb

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (5)
    • Durable  (4)
    • Handles Well  (2)
    • Good Geometry  (2)
    • Versatile  (2)

    Cons

    • Cheap wheels 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking  (4)
    • Road Biking  (2)
    • Casual Riding 
    • Descending 
    • Single Track 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    It truly is a blast.

    By Chuy

    from San Francisco,CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Handles Flawlessly
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth And Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I have this bicycle less than a month. I've been riding on a road trails and couple times on dirt trails. So far No cons for this Blast as it makes tribute to its name.

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      5.0

      wow funtastic on two wheels

      By old commuter

      from Kelowna. B.C.

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • All That I Needed And Mor
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        this bike got a lot of very positve comments.from coworkers, and other commuters alike. It got me to and from work in all types of weather rain wind snow and sunshine. we even went to the hills and chased gravity. it was a whole lot more tha i expected for the cost. nothing negitve.

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        5.0

        Fantastic, light and fast!

        By SgtBaxter

        from Maryland

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Components work great
        • Versatile
        • Durable
        • Quick Kona Geometry
        • Light plastiformed frame
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Cheap wheels

        Best Uses

        • XC and XC Racing
        • ALL Mountain
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        I love this bike!! Looked around at Giant, Trek, you name it. The Blast had the equipment package of Giants and Treks that cost about $300 more, and it's lighter and looks better. I chose it over the Cinder Cone because I liked the brakes better, plus the blue and white color scheme is gorgeous in person. An unfortunate side effect is that I'm constantly cleaning the bike to make it look clean, but then it'll probably last longer! I've ridden this bike several times through the Frederick watershed here in MD, many trails of which are miles and miles of nothing but rock gardens. This bike takes them like a champ! Other than regular chain lubes and maintenance I've had zero issues mechanically with the bike. The parts all work together in concert great. Switch the pedals out for some Kona Wah Wahs or Jack Sh!ts and the bike is nearly perfect. I'd also recommend a better wheelset, the Alex rims really let the bike get up and moving quick but I managed to break one in a crash. Kudos to Kona however for replacing it free. You'll need wider rims if you want to put larger rubber than the 2.1 Aspens that are included. I've relegated the stock rims to gravel trails, fast XC tracks and put some wider Shimano rims with beefier Maxxis Ardents for my all mountain type rides.

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        5.0

        Kona Blast is a BLAST

        By Cronie

        from Oshawa Ontario

        About Me Weekend Warrior

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Good Geometry
        • Great Components
        • Lightweight
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Descending
          • Climbing
          • Technical Riding
          • Single Track

          Comments:

          I absolutley love this bike after riding a rigid fork for the past 10 years I wonder why I waited so long to spend my money, I will be doing less road work and more trails for sure. I decided to by a guys bike as that is what Iam used to and the Blast felt like home!

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          5.0

          Blast

          By Kona Kid

          from walingford,Ct

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Geometry
          • Great Components
          • Lightweight
          • Handles Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Racing
            • Mountain Biking
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            I've had this bike for about a year it's a "blast". For the price you get a great shox decent cranks and awsome tires. these brakes work better than the ones on the Specilied hardrock. The only thing I did to mine was i put azonic bars on it.

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