BLAST
One of our longest-running models gets a radical facelift this year. With the advent of better rolling and obstacle-annihilating 27.5-inch wheel size, we’re able to take the Blast into a more modern manifestation as a confident, quick-handling and smooth-riding cross-country bike.
Frame Material Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
Sizes 15", 17", 19", 21"
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox XC 30 100mm
Crankarms Shimano
Chainrings 22/33/44t
B/B FSA 7420 ST
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC X9
Freewheel Shimano HG20 11-34t 9 spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D Shimano Alivio
R/D Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Altus
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
Stem Kona XC/Road
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Joytech
Rear Hub Joytech
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr
Rims Alex TD26
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1"
Paint Color Matt Charcoal w/White, Yellow & Black
Extras n/a
sizing chart mm   |   inches
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 391 413 433 452
2 Stack 591 601 619 638
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 105 115 135 155
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 381 432 483 533
7 CS Length 425 425 425 425
8 BB Drop 49 49 49 49
9 Wheelbase 1067 1092 1119 1145
10 Front Center 646 672 698 725
11 Fork Length 489 489 489 489
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 572 597 622 648
14 Standover 754 782 814 846
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 15.39 16.26 17.05 17.80
2 Stack 23.27 23.66 24.37 25.12
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 4.13 4.53 5.31 6.10
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 15.00 17.00 19.00 21.00
7 CS Length 16.73 16.73 16.73 16.73
8 BB Drop 1.93 1.93 1.93 1.93
9 Wheelbase 42.01 42.99 44.06 45.08
10 Front Center 25.43 26.46 27.48 28.54
11 Fork Length 19.25 19.25 19.25 19.25
12 Fork Offset 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.65
13 TT Length 22.52 23.50 24.49 25.51
14 Standover 29.69 30.79 32.05 33.31

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.

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.

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.

27.5-INCH WHEELS

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.

TRAIL 27.5" HT
EXPLOSIF
EXPLOSIF
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FEATURES:

  • 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
EXPLOSIF
TI EXPLOSIF
TI EXPLOSIF
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FEATURES:

  • Seemless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system with 135x10 included, SS and 142x12 available
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
  • 44mm headtube
TI EXPLOSIF
CINDER CONE
CINDER CONE
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FEATURES:

  • 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
CINDER CONE
SEE ALSO
TRAIL 27.5" HT
EXPLOSIF
EXPLOSIF
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • 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
EXPLOSIF
TI EXPLOSIF
TI EXPLOSIF
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Seemless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system with 135x10 included, SS and 142x12 available
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
  • 44mm headtube
TI EXPLOSIF
CINDER CONE
CINDER CONE
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • 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
CINDER CONE

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