HONZO
Introduced in 2012, and refined in 2013 with a host of frame upgrades, the aggressive All Mountain Kona Cromoly Butted Honzo retains its slack 68-degree headtube angle, low bottom bracket and super-short chainstays, low toptube for increased standover and 12x142 rear axle for increased lateral stability. We kept the amazing Revelation RL Solo Air tapered fork up front but have moved most of the componentry over to Shimano, using a 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain with Plus-style clutch derailleur. The addition of Shimano hydraulic brakes and Maxxis Ardent EXO tires keep this trail slayer at the top of the pile.

“Point it into the rough stuff, and hold on, because the Honzo doesn’t flinch” –Dirt Rag, USA

Frame Material Kona Cromoly Butted
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air 120mm QR15 Tapered
Crankarms FSA Comet
Chainrings 32t
B/B FSA BB7000
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel Sram PG1030 11-36t 10 spd
Chainguide The Hive LS1+ No Taco
F/D n/a
R/D Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Deore (rh only)
Brake Calipers Shimano Deore
Front Brake Rotor Shimano SLX 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano SLX 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Headset FSA Internal
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona Thumb OB
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Shimano Deore QR15
Rear Hub Shimano Deore 142x12mm
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4" EXO AR
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25" EXO AR
Paint Color Matt Raw Steel w/Lime Tint
Extras n/a
sizing chart mm   |   inches
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 406 429 451 472
2 Stack 632 641 650 660
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 90 100 110 120
5 ST Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
6 ST Length 381 432 478 508
7 CS Length 415 415 415 415
8 BB Drop 65 65 65 65
9 Wheelbase 1094 1121 1147 1172
10 Front Center 687 714 740 765
11 Fork Length 528 528 528 528
12 Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
13 TT Length 584 610 635 659
14 Standover 787 814 839 857
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 15.98 16.89 17.76 18.58
2 Stack 24.88 25.24 25.59 25.98
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 3.54 3.94 4.33 4.72
5 ST Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
6 ST Length 15.00 17.00 19.00 20.00
7 CS Length 16.34 16.34 16.34 16.34
8 BB Drop 2.56 2.56 2.56 2.56
9 Wheelbase 43.07 44.13 45.16 46.14
10 Front Center 27.05 28.11 29.13 30.12
11 Fork Length 20.79 20.79 20.79 20.79
12 Fork Offset 1.81 1.81 1.81 1.81
13 TT Length 22.99 24.02 25.00 25.94
14 Standover 30.98 32.05 33.03 33.74

KONA CROMOLY

For 2014, you'll find the simplicity, strength, comfort, resilience and playfulness of Kona Cromoly interspersed throughout our road- and mountain-bike platforms. 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 Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.

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.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

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.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

An increasing amount of 2014 Kona models feature the benefits of tubeless compatible rims. Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube + tire systems. For 2014, you’ll find tubeless compatible rims on most of our XC Race Light and Enduro bikes, as well as throughout our Cyclocross and Road platforms.

12x142 / 12x157 REAR AXLES

The XC/Trail/Enduro 12x142mm and the DH 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 142mm/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. The take-away? 12x142 and 12x157 standards make a bike that rides better and is easier to work on.

DROPPER POSTS

Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical singletrack. No surprise then, for 2014 we’ve spec’d dropper posts on numerous models throughout our Enduro and MTB Trail platforms, featuring the lightweight and proven seat posts from Kind Shock. Bikes like the Honzo, Taro and new Wo fat bike do not come equipped with dropper posts but have cable routing to allow for after-market upgrades.

TRAIL 29" HT
TARO
TARO
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum version of the Kona Cromoly Honzo
  • RockShox Sektor Gold 130mm travel fork with 15mm dropouts and tapered steerer
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4" fr / 2.25" rr tires NEW
  • E*13 LS1+ chainguide
TARO
UNIT
UNIT
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FEATURES:

  • Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frameset with new Kona XC sizing
  • Oversized blade Rigid Project Two 29" disc fork
  • TCS tubeless ready rims
  • Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • Matt cyan-tinted raw steel frame
UNIT
LAVA DOME
LAVA DOME
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Suntour XCT 29er fork with 100mm travel
  • Tektro HDC300 hydraulic disc brakes
  • SRAM X4 drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
LAVA DOME
MAHUNA
MAHUNA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frameset
  • Suntour XCR 32 100mm travel fork with lockout and rebound
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Shimano Altus drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
MAHUNA
RAIJIN
RAIJIN
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium frameset manufactured in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs
  • Available in five sizes from 16" to 22"
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
  • Laser-etched graphics
RAIJIN
BIG UNIT
BIG UNIT
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 frameset
  • Available in new sizing geometry: 15”, 17”, 19”, 21”
  • Adjustable wheelbase via sliding rear dropouts
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
BIG UNIT
SEE ALSO
TRAIL 29" HT
TARO
TARO
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum version of the Kona Cromoly Honzo
  • RockShox Sektor Gold 130mm travel fork with 15mm dropouts and tapered steerer
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4" fr / 2.25" rr tires NEW
  • E*13 LS1+ chainguide
TARO
UNIT
UNIT
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frameset with new Kona XC sizing
  • Oversized blade Rigid Project Two 29" disc fork
  • TCS tubeless ready rims
  • Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • Matt cyan-tinted raw steel frame
UNIT
LAVA DOME
LAVA DOME
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Suntour XCT 29er fork with 100mm travel
  • Tektro HDC300 hydraulic disc brakes
  • SRAM X4 drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
LAVA DOME
MAHUNA
MAHUNA
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frameset
  • Suntour XCR 32 100mm travel fork with lockout and rebound
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Shimano Altus drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
MAHUNA
RAIJIN
RAIJIN
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium frameset manufactured in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs
  • Available in five sizes from 16" to 22"
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
  • Laser-etched graphics
RAIJIN
BIG UNIT
BIG UNIT
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 frameset
  • Available in new sizing geometry: 15”, 17”, 19”, 21”
  • Adjustable wheelbase via sliding rear dropouts
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
BIG UNIT

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