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Kona Sutra

Kona Sutra
  • Color: Satin Midnight
  • Color: Matte Black
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The Sutra is many things. It's functional. It's stylish. It's incredibly versatile, and it comes ready for the long haul on the bike tour of your dreams. Our Kona Cromoly steel frame is outfitted with a Brooks saddle and microfiber bar tape, integrated shifter/brake levers, proper fenders and a real Tubus Tara Big Apple low-rider front rack. It's a modern take on the classic touring bike. It's a grocery getter that's easy on the eyes. It's the feeling of steel across pavement that reminds you why you love turning the cranks on long rides. Just like its name suggests it's the perfect guide for your every ride.

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.

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 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 AXLE
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.

Geometry Chart:
Frame Size48cm50cm52cm54cm56cm58cm
Seat Tube Length (mm) 480 500 520 540 560 580
Top Tube Length (mm) 523 538 555 571 588 606
Reach (mm) 375 380 385 390 395 400
Stack (mm) 551 570 591 610 632 650
Standover (mm) 752 770 793 813 835 854
Head Tube Angle 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.5
Head Tube Length (mm) 105 125 150 170 195 215
Seat Tube Angle 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 72.5
Chainstay Length (mm) 445 445 445 445 445 445
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 74 74 72 72 70 70
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 281 281 283 283 285 285
Wheelbase (mm) 1036 1047 1061 1073 1086 1098
Front Center (mm) 602 613 626 638 651 662
Fork Length (mm) 415 415 415 415 415 415
Fork Offset (mm) 50 50 50 50 50 50
Frame SizeHeight (inches)Height (cm)Inseam (inches)Inseam (cm)
48cm 4'10"-5'1" 147-155cm 24"-27" 61-69cm
48-50cm 5'0"-5'3" 152-160cm 26"-29" 66-74cm
48-52cm 5'2"-5'7" 157-170cm 27"-30" 69-76cm
52-54cm 5'6"-5'10" 168-178cm 29"-31" 74-79cm
54-56cm 5'9"-6'0" 175-183cm 30"-33" 76-84cm
54-58cm 5'11"-6'2" 180-188cm 32"-35" 81-89cm
56-58cm 6'1"-6'5" 185-196cm 33"-36" 84-91cm


Frame Kona Cromoly Butted
Fork Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc Touring
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0
Hubs Front: Formula 100x12mm
Rear: Formula 142x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x40c
Bottom Bracket Shimano 68mm or Prowheel BB68+
Crankset Shimano GRX 600 or Prowheel
Chainrings 30/46t
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Front Derailleur Shimano GRX 400
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 400
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano Deore 11-36t 10spd or Sunrace 11-36t 10spd
Chain Shimano Deore or KMC X10
Brakes TRP HDC711C Mechanical / Hydraulic
Rotors TRP TR160mm
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Kona Road
Tape/Grips Brooks Microfiber Brown
Stem Kona Road
Headset FSA No.1/No.10
Seatpost Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm
Saddle Brooks B17 Leather
Pedals Sold separately
Accessories & Extras Fenders w/Mudflaps, Tubus Tara Big Apple Front Rack

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Satin Midnight / 48cm B36SU48 210000036443
Satin Midnight / 50cm B36SU50 210000036447
Satin Midnight / 52cm B36SU52 210000036444
Satin Midnight / 54cm B36SU54 210000036448
Satin Midnight / 56cm B36SU56 210000036445
Satin Midnight / 58cm B36SU58 210000036446
Matte Black / 48cm 841073145942 B22SU48 210000034711
Matte Black / 50cm 841073145959 B22SU50 210000034712
Matte Black / 52cm 841073145966 B22SU52 210000034713
Matte Black / 54cm 841073145973 B22SU54 210000034714
Matte Black / 56cm 841073145980 B22SU56 210000034697
Matte Black / 58cm 841073145997 B22SU58 210000034715