Blast

What makes hardtail mountain bikes so much fun? Is it the snappy aluminum frame and suspension fork that tame the toughest of trails? Maybe it’s the wide gear ranges and the fast rolling 27.5-inch wheels that make mole hills out of mountains. Whatever the combination is, we know you’ll have a Blast.
  • Frame Material: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
  • Wheel Size: 27.5
  • Wheels: WTB SX23
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: RockShox 30 Silver TK 100mm
  • Crankset: Shimano Alivio
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Altus/Deore 9spd
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC Riser bar and XC stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1"
  • Saddle: Kona XC

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox 30 Silver TK Coil Spring 100mm
Crankarms Shimano Alivio
Chainrings 22/30/40t
B/B Shimano ES300
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC Z99
Freewheel Shimano Acera 11-34t 9spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D Shimano Alivio
R/D Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Altus
Brake Calipers Shimano Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Rotor Shimano 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Hydraulic Disc
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC
Seatpost Kona Thumb 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Joytech 100x9mm
Rear Hub Shimano 135x10mm
Spokes Sandvik Stainless Black 15g fr / 14g rr
Rims WTB SX 23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1"
Paint Color Matt Lime/Black/Silver
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY mminches

  SIZE S M L XL
1 ST LENGTH 370 420 470 530
2 TT LENGTH 570 599 626 660
3 REACH 402 427 451 481
4 STACK 587 601 610 624
5 STANDOVER 695 730 765 810
6 HT ANGLE 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
7 HT LENGTH 100 115 125 140
8 ST ANGLE 74 74 74 74
9 CS LENGTH 425 425 425 425
10 BB DROP 50 50 50 50
11 BB HEIGHT 304 304 304 304
12 WHEELBASE 1080 1111 1139 1174
13 FRONT CENTER 660 691 719 754
14 FORK LENGTH 490 490 490 490
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 22.4 23.6 24.6 26
3 REACH 15.8 16.8 17.8 18.9
4 STACK 23.1 23.7 24 24.6
5 STANDOVER 27.2 28.7 30.1 31.9
6 HT ANGLE 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
7 HT LENGTH 3.9 4.5 4.9 5.5
8 ST ANGLE 74 74 74 74
9 CS LENGTH 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7
10 BB DROP 2 2 2 2
11 BB HEIGHT 12 12 12 12
12 WHEELBASE 42.5 43.7 44.8 46.2
13 FRONT CENTER 26 27.2 28.3 29.7
14 FORK LENGTH 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3
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

KONA RACE LIGHT 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona Race Light 7005 and 6061 are lighter, more performance-oriented fabrications of our 7005/6061 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 are custom butted 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.

Models: Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei, Kahuna DDL, Kahuna DL, Blast, Jake, Jake the Snake, Private Jake

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,

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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