Once upon a time a bunch of mountain bikers dreamed up something wild: a drop bar bike that felt like a mountain bike and rode like a mountain bike. It was made of steel for that added bump absorption, had powerful SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc brakes and 1x drivetrain. It had a wider bar with a 16-degree flare that made for more aggressive descending. The Sutra LTD came to reality in all of its dreamy glory and is an absolute riot on-road or off.
“The Sutra LTD is without a doubt a drop-bar bike built for off-road adventure. In addition to its ability to clear 29x2.1” tires, and a smorgasbord of bottle and rack mounts, it’s almost unmatched in the mainstream bike market for its mountain-bike like character.”
Note that the 2019 Sutra Ltd comes with faster-rolling, more supple, slightly narrower (700x45) tires, not the 2.1" tires mentioned in the quote above.
Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
Fork: Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc Touring
Wheels: WTB KOM i23 TCS 700c
Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect
Drivetrain: SRAM Rival 1 11spd
Brakes: SRAM Rival 1 160mm front / 160mm rear rotor
Seat Post: Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset
Cockpit: Kona Road Bar/Kona Road Stem Deluxe
Front Tire: WTB Riddler TCS 700x45c
Rear tire: WTB Riddler TCS 700x45c
Saddle: WTB SL8 Pro