KING KAHUNA
Fast and fun. These are the two words in the English language that best describe the 2014 King Kahuna. Once you see this bike, it will be quite apparent we didn’t hold back. From tip to tail, you’ll find top-of-the-line spec focused on speed and smiles. Fox suspension, full Shimano XT kit, Stan’s ZTR Crest, Race Face Next carbon handlebar: it’s all crème-de-la-crème spec on this baby. They adorn our 29-inch wheel, featherlight, wildly quick Kona Carbon Race Light monocoque frame that’s propelled Kona Team riders to victory the world over—this is the same bike Cory Wallace rode to victory in the epic nine-day Mongolian Challenge.

“The perfect bike for racing.” —Fiets Magazine, Netherlands

Frame Material Kona Race Light Carbon
Sizes 16", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Fox Float 29 CTD FIT Factory Kashima 100mm QR15 Tapered
Crankarms Shimano XT
Chainrings 24/38t
B/B Shimano XT Press Fit 92
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel Shimano XT 11-36t 10 spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D Shimano XT
R/D Shimano XT Shadow
Shifters Shimano XT
Brake Calipers Shimano XT
Front Brake Rotor Shimano XT 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano XT 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano XT
Headset FSA No.57B-1
Handlebar RaceFace Next
Stem RaceFace Turbine
Seatpost RaceFace Turbine
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Race Light LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Front Hub Stan's ZTR Crest Wheelset QR15
Rear Hub Stan's ZTR Crest Wheelset 142x12mm
Spokes Stan's ZTR Crest Wheelset
Rims Stan's ZTR Crest Wheelset
Front Tire Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" Folding
Rear Tire Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" Folding
Paint Color Matt UD Carbon w/White, Orange & Purple
Extras n/a
sizing chart mm   |   inches
  Size 16 18 19 20 22
1 Reach 396 416 414 422 441
2 Stack 608 629 638 652 675
3 HT Angle 68.5 70 70 71 72
4 HT Length 100 120 130 140 160
5 ST Angle 74 74 73 73 74
6 ST Length 406 457 483 508 559
7 CS Length 440 440 440 440 440
8 BB Drop 58 53 53 53 53
9 Wheelbase 1099 1112 1114 1115 1130
10 Front Center 666 677 679 680 695
11 Fork Length 506 506 506 506 506
12 Fork Offset 47 47 47 47 47
13 TT Length 572 597 610 622 648
14 Standover 777 816 832 851 869
  Size 16 18 19 20 22
1 Reach 15.59 16.38 16.30 16.61 17.36
2 Stack 23.94 24.76 25.12 25.67 26.57
3 HT Angle 68.5 70 70 71 72
4 HT Length 3.94 4.72 5.12 5.51 6.30
5 ST Angle 74 74 73 73 74
6 ST Length 16.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.00
7 CS Length 17.32 17.32 17.32 17.32 17.32
8 BB Drop 2.28 2.09 2.09 2.09 2.09
9 Wheelbase 43.27 43.78 43.86 43.90 44.49
10 Front Center 26.22 26.65 26.73 26.77 27.36
11 Fork Length 19.92 19.92 19.92 19.92 19.92
12 Fork Offset 1.85 1.85 1.85 1.85 1.85
13 TT Length 22.52 23.50 24.02 24.49 25.51
14 Standover 30.59 32.13 32.76 33.50 34.21

KONA CARBON

To create our growing fleet of Kona Carbon bikes, Kona has partnered with some of the most reputable carbon manufacturers in the world. Our design team works intimately with our production facilities to ensure the desired ride characteristics, durability demands and weight stipulations are met to the highest standards possible. Kona Carbon Race bikes are feather-light, super-fast and very durable.

STEP 1: APPLICATION
At Kona, we are very selective when choosing carbon fiber for a given application. Every bike requires a different balance of weight, strength, frame damping, stiffness, compliancy and durability. With over 25 years experience making bikes for every known cycling discipline, the first step in the design phase is ensuring how carbon fiber can be optimized for its intended use.

STEP 2: DESIGNING AND ENGINEERING THE KONA RIDE
For the Kona Product Development Team, it’s imperative that key elements of the Kona Ride come to life in our carbon bikes. Like with all of our bikes, efficiency, agility, comfort, and overall strength are key considerations when we begin to work a carbon frame design. We work to leverage all the inherent properties of the material, which are markedly different than steel or aluminum, and it’s crucial that it still feels, rides and lasts like a Kona.

STEP 3: MATERIALS & FABRICATION
THE WEAVE: Kona Carbon bikes use TORAY fibers, what we have determined to be the most technologically advanced in the industry; this is the same carbon weave used throughout most Formula 1 racing cars. Our entire structure is always built with unidirectional prepreg carbon fiber underneath a UD frame finish. The result? Frames with industry-leading weight, stiffness and durability.

THE FRAME: Kona Carbon frames are built with a monocoque main triangle that allows continuous fibers at the tube junctures, resulting in a stronger and lighter overall structure. Our production process also eliminates as much bonded-in aluminum inserts as possible. When we do put alloy into the frame, we take very specific steps on their surface treatment and have special jigs for each step to ensure proper alignment. Kona Carbon frames are only molded with internal air bags, which are removed after the molding process. This means our carbon frames are made from only the best ingredients: carbon fiber and epoxy.

STEP 4: TESTING
During the prototyping process, our frames are tested for weeks at a time on veritable bike torture machines that push our designs through tens of thousands of cycles. What we learn from this directly translates into making strong frames, while eliminating unnecessary material. Kona Team athletes—experts when it comes to pushing the limits of our bicycles in real-world scenarios—are the next in line when it comes to testing our prototype Kona Carbon Race bikes. Even after the rigors of factory test rigs and pro-rider testing, our product team continues to abuse the same prototypes day-in and day-out to ensure we are building the best Kona Carbon Race frames we possibly can.

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.

INTERNAL HEADSET

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.

TAPERED HEADTUBE

Aside from improving the aesthetic, due to its cleaner lines and smooth transition between the fork crown and the headset cover, tapered headtubes also offer a more solid interface between forks with tapered steertubes and the bicycle frame itself. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself. 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 headtube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

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.

RACE LIGHT
HEI HEI SUPREME
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Carbon Race 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • Fox Float CTD Adjust Fit 100mm travel Factory Kashima fork with QR15 axle and tapered steerer
  • Shimano XTR Shadow Plus rear derailleur with XT drivetrain and brakes
  • Stan’s ZTR Crest QR15/12x142 wheelset
  • Race Face Next carbon handlebar with Turbine seatpost and stem
HEI HEI SUPREME
HEI HEI DELUXE
HEI HEI DELUXE
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Carbon Race 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • 10-speed Shimano XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur with SLX drivetrain, brakes and QR15/12x142 hubs
  • Fox Float 32 CTD 100mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steer tube/Fox Float CTD rear shock
  • Stan’s ZTR rims
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" 60tpi folding bead tires
HEI HEI DELUXE
HEI HEI HEI
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • Shimano SLX Shadow Plus rear derailleur and Deore drivetrain
  • Shimano Deore QR15/12x142 hubs
  • WTB ST i19 TCS tubeless compatible rims
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
HEI HEI HEI
HEI HEI
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain and M446 hydraulic disc brakes
  • RockShox XC 32 TK Solo Air 100mm travel fork
  • RockShox Monarch RL rear shock
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
HEI HEI
BIG KAHUNA
BIG KAHUNA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Carbon frame with tapered headtube, short chainstays, PresFit92 BB and 12x142 rear axle
  • Fox 32 Float CTD 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer and QR15 axle
  • Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes and rear derailleur
  • Shimano Deore cranks, front derailleur and 12x142/QR15 hub set
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" 60tpi folding bead tires
BIG KAHUNA
KAHUNA DL
KAHUNA DL
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Shimano Deore cranks, drivetrain, hubs and hydraulic disc brakes
  • RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer and QR15 axle
  • Maxxis Ikon 60tpi 29x2.2" folding bead tires
KAHUNA DL
KAHUNA
KAHUNA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame
  • RockShox XC 32 TK 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • FSA Gamma Drive 3x10 crankset
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
KAHUNA
MOHALA
MOHALA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame
  • RockShox XC 32 TK 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Kona Lisa women specific saddle and grips
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
MOHALA
SEE ALSO
RACE LIGHT
HEI HEI SUPREME
HEI HEI SUPREME
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Carbon Race 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • Fox Float CTD Adjust Fit 100mm travel Factory Kashima fork with QR15 axle and tapered steerer
  • Shimano XTR Shadow Plus rear derailleur with XT drivetrain and brakes
  • Stan’s ZTR Crest QR15/12x142 wheelset
  • Race Face Next carbon handlebar with Turbine seatpost and stem
HEI HEI SUPREME
HEI HEI DELUXE
HEI HEI DELUXE
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Carbon Race 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • 10-speed Shimano XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur with SLX drivetrain, brakes and QR15/12x142 hubs
  • Fox Float 32 CTD 100mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steer tube/Fox Float CTD rear shock
  • Stan’s ZTR rims
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" 60tpi folding bead tires
HEI HEI DELUXE
HEI HEI HEI
HEI HEI HEI
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • Shimano SLX Shadow Plus rear derailleur and Deore drivetrain
  • Shimano Deore QR15/12x142 hubs
  • WTB ST i19 TCS tubeless compatible rims
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
HEI HEI HEI
HEI HEI
HEI HEI
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum 100mm travel frame with short, stiff rear end and 12x142 axle
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain and M446 hydraulic disc brakes
  • RockShox XC 32 TK Solo Air 100mm travel fork
  • RockShox Monarch RL rear shock
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
HEI HEI
BIG KAHUNA
BIG KAHUNA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Carbon frame with tapered headtube, short chainstays, PresFit92 BB and 12x142 rear axle
  • Fox 32 Float CTD 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer and QR15 axle
  • Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes and rear derailleur
  • Shimano Deore cranks, front derailleur and 12x142/QR15 hub set
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" 60tpi folding bead tires
BIG KAHUNA
KAHUNA DL
KAHUNA DL
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Shimano Deore cranks, drivetrain, hubs and hydraulic disc brakes
  • RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer and QR15 axle
  • Maxxis Ikon 60tpi 29x2.2" folding bead tires
KAHUNA DL
KAHUNA
KAHUNA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame
  • RockShox XC 32 TK 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • FSA Gamma Drive 3x10 crankset
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
KAHUNA
MOHALA
MOHALA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame
  • RockShox XC 32 TK 100mm travel fork with tapered steerer
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Kona Lisa women specific saddle and grips
  • Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2" tires
MOHALA

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