|Frame Material||Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum|
|Sizes||15", 17", 19", 21"|
|Fork||RockShox XC 30 100mm|
|B/B||FSA 7420 ST|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG20 11-34t 9 spd|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano Hydraulic|
|Front Brake Rotor||Shimano 180mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Shimano 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Hydraulic|
|Headset||TH ZST No.10|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Seat Clamp||Kona QR|
|Grips||Kona Race Light|
|Spokes||Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1"|
|Paint Color||Matt Charcoal w/White, Yellow & Black|
KONA RACE LIGHT 7005/6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED
Kona Race Light 7005/6061 is a lighter, more performance-oriented fabrication of our 7005 and 6061 Aluminum tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 uses custom butting to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness. The emphasis here is on performance, lightness and speed, built the Kona way.
COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE
Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. A more compact rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. The Honzo, Operator and Process 111 are good examples of 2014 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, fun to jump and laterally stiff.
By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called “zero stack”), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. 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.
Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames. During this 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.
Introduced on the Kona Explosif in a mid-season launch last year, for 2014 you’ll find 27.5-inch wheels on the Process 134 and 153, the Explosif, Cinder Cone and Blast. 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. They are, quite literally, the best of both worlds. Specifically for Trail and Enduro applications, they noticeable increase overall performance and ride confidence.
- Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frameset
- RockShox Recon Gold 120mm travel fork with tapered steertube and QR15 axle
- Shimano SLX/XT 2x10 drivetrain
- Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes
- Sliding 12x142mm dropouts, convertible to singlespeed
- Seemless 3-2.5 Titanium
- Modular dropout system that allows for SS, 135x10, 142x12
- Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
- 44mm headtube
- All new 27.5/650b Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 frameset
- RockShox 30 Gold 100mm travel fork
- Shimano SLX/Alivio drivetrain
- Shimano 505 hydraulic disc brakes
- 60tpi Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" front and CrossMark 27.5x2.1" rear