Kona Blast - 2017

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 RockSh ...(Read More)

Kona Blast
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
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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.

Specs

Frame Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
Fork RockShox 30 Silver TK Coil Spring, 100mm travel
Headset FSA No.57B
Axles Front: 100x9mm; Rear: 135x10mm
Rims/Wheels WTB SX 23
Hubs Front: Joytech; Rear: Shimano
Spokes Sandvik Black Stainless Steel: Front: 15g; Rear: 14g
Tires Front: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25; Rear: Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1
Crankset Shimano Alivio
Chainrings 40/30/22
Bottom Bracket Shimano ES300
Chain KMC Z99
Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Cogs Shimano Acera, 9-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Altus
Handlebars Kona XC/BC Riser
Tape/Grips Kona Race Light
Stem Kona XC
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc, 180/160mm Center Lock rotors
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Saddle Kona XC
Seat Post Kona Thumb 31.6mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Matt Lime/Black/Silver / Small 00841073114092 B17BL01
Matt Lime/Black/Silver / Medium 00841073114108 B17BL03
Matt Lime/Black/Silver / Large 00841073114115 B17BL05
Matt Lime/Black/Silver / X-Large 00841073114122 B17BL06

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Cheap wheels 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (4)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Climbing 
  • Casual Riding 
  • Single Track 
  • XC and XC Racing 
  • Commuting/City 
  • Descending 
  • Technical Riding 
  • Racing 
  • ALL Mountain 

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5

It truly is a blast.

By 

from San Francisco,CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Smooth And Comfortable
  • Handles Flawlessly

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.

    5

    wow funtastic on two wheels

    By 

    from Kelowna. B.C.

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      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.

      5

      Fantastic, light and fast!

      By 

      from Maryland

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Cheap wheels

      Best Uses

      • XC and XC Racing
      • Mountain Biking
      • ALL Mountain

      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.

      5

      Kona Blast is a BLAST

      By 

      from Oshawa Ontario

      About Me Weekend Warrior

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Single Track
        • Technical Riding
        • Descending

        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!

        5

        Blast

        By 

        from walingford,Ct

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Casual Riding
          • Mountain Biking

          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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