If Mad Max rode a bike, it would be the Honzo ESD. It’s part Honzo, part monster, and with geometry derived from the Process X, it’s made for those who want to punish the trails. A steel frame holds a Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork with 150mm of travel. Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes provide ample stopping power while Race Face AR 30 rims and burly Maxxis rubber stand up to the roughest trails. This is the Warrior of the Wasteland.
Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.
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.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Kona Cromoly Butted|
|Fork||Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Grip Damper 150mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face AR 30|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 29x2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 29x2.4" WT
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect R|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face 73mm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX 11-51t 12spd|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect R 35|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R 35|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore w/Shimano RT64 203/180mm Center Lock rotors|
|Seat Post||Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal w/Shimano Lever 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.