Explosif

2018 2017
$2199 USD BUY NOW
Available as Frame with Rear thru-axle
$499 USD CONTACT YOUR KONA DEALER
Steel is still highly regarded as the best material a bicycle can be built of. Its longevity and durability are legendary, while its feel is unmatched. Honoring this versatile material with slider dropouts, lively 27.5-inch wheels and the desire to rail berms, the result is pure Explosif.

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  • Frame Material: Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
  • Wheel Size: 27.5
  • Wheels: WTB STP i29 TCS
  • Front Suspension: 120mm
  • Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm Tapered
  • Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT Shadow Plus 11spd
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 Riser bar and stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Fox 34 Float Performance Air 120mm Tapered
Crankarms RaceFace Aeffect
Chainrings 30t Narrow/wide
B/B RaceFace
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X11
Freewheel Shimano XT 11-42t 11spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D n/a
R/D Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Shifters Shimano XT
Brake Calipers Shimano SLX
Front Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35 Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips ODI Ruffian MX
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Shimano SLX 100x15mm
Rear Hub Shimano SLX 142x12mm
Spokes Sanvik Stainless Black 15g fr / 14g rr
Rims WTB STP i29 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
Rear Tire Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
Paint Color Raw Steel Gold Tint/Black
Extras n/a

All specifications are subject to change without notice

GEOMETRY mminches

  Size S M L XL
1 ST Length 370 420 470 530
2 TT Length 583 612 640 674
3 Reach 402 427 452 482
4 Stack 591 605 614 628
5 Standover 705 740 775 815
6 HT Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
7 HT Length 100 115 125 140
8 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
9 CS Length 420 420 420 420
10 BB Drop 42 42 42 42
11 BB Height 313 313 313 313
12 Wheelbase 1093 1124 1153 1188
13 Front Center 677 707 736 771
14 Fork Length 509 509 509 509
15 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
  Size S M L XL
1 ST Length 14.6 16.5 18.5 20.9
2 TT Length 23 24.1 25.2 26.5
3 Reach 15.8 16.8 17.8 19
4 Stack 23.3 23.8 24.2 24.7
5 Standover 27.8 29.1 30.5 32.1
6 HT Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
7 HT Length 3.9 4.5 4.9 5.5
8 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
9 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
10 BB Drop 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
11 BB Height 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3
12 Wheelbase 43 44.3 45.4 46.8
13 Front Center 26.7 27.8 29 30.4
14 Fork Length 20 20 20 20
15 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
KONA Geometry

SIZING + FIT

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Dews/Esatto/PhD/PW3/PHF CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm4846/48 cmSmall
5'0" - 5'3"152 - 160 cm26" - 28"66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.546/48/49 cmSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7"157 - 170 cm27" - 29"69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/5348/49/52/53/54 cmMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm49/53/54/56 cm51/53/54/5652/53/54/55/56 cmMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm53/56/58/59/61 cm54/56/57/5954/55/56/57/58/59/61 cmLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm59/61 cm59/61/6357/58/59/61 cm N/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB/XC Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity/DH
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall Small
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 30" 69 - 76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'6" - 5'10"168 - 178 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cmSmall, Medium, LargeSmall, Medium, LargeSmall/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33"76 - 84 cmMedium, Large Medium, Large Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm32" - 35"81 - 89 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XL Large, XL Large/XL Large

FEATURES

REYNOLDS 520 CROMOLY

Reynolds 520 tubes are mandrel-butted for accurate profiles and available in a wide range of shapes. Weight savings from butting provides competitively priced, light framesets that are noticeably compliant on the road or the trail, and are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Models: Explosif, Tonk, Paddy Wagon Drop, Paddy Wagon Stubby, Paddy Wagon TT, Paddy Wagon 3

INTERNAL HEADSET

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.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 26, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Kahuna DDL, Kahuna DL, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Shred, Unit, Lava Dome, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Coco, Stinky 24, Shred 24, Shred 20, Splice, Splice Deluxe, Jake, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto, Esatto Fast, Zone LTD, Big Rove AL, Dr Dew, Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, Dewey, Ute, Honzo Ti Frame

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.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 26, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Kahuna DDL, Kahuna DL, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Shred, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Stinky 24, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto, Esatto Fast, Roadhouse, Wheelhouse, Zing CR, Zing AL, Zone LTD, PhD, Raijin Ti Frame, Explosif Ti Frame,

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.

Models: Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Big Honzo DL, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Kahuna DDL, Explosif, Unit, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Tonk, Zone LTD, Sutra LTD

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. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto Fast, Roadhouse, Wheelhouse, Zone LTD, PhD, Honzo Ti frame, Esatto Ti Disc Frame

27.5" WHEELS

The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Hei Hei Trail, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Explosif Ti Frame, Shred, Mohala, Tika
Plus Models: Big Kahuna, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Unit

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Register a new 2017 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.

ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE
Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME
When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.

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