ORIGINALS

Blast

OVERVIEW

Everything we have learned has gone into creating this year’s Blast, nearly three decades of life loving the trail. This is the perfect ride for anyone looking to go farther and deeper down the endless trail of smile-cracking, wicked good times.

Frame Features:
A from-the-ground-up re-think of our hardtail mountain bikes. First, we’re introducing size increments that ensure we hit every type of rider. Now you can get closer to having a custom fit between a size structure (S, M, L, XL) that’s consistent across our entire range of mountain bikes. New aspects of the geometry are related to the ride and handling, with slacker head tube angles, lower bottom brackets and shorter chainstays. The result is a more capable bike for more challenging terrain, without comprising speed and efficiency when under power.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Frame Material: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX 19
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: RockShox 30 Silver TK 100mm
  • Crankset: Shimano Alivio
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/Road stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" / CrossMark 27.5x2.1"
  • Saddle: Kona XC

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox 30 Silver TK 100mm
Crankarms Shimano Alivio
Chainrings 22/32/40t
B/B Shimano ES300
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC Z99
Freewheel Shimano HG200 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 TH ZST No.10
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Novatech Disc Centerlock
Rear Hub Novatech Disc Centerlock
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr Black
Rims WTB SX 19
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1"
Paint Color Gloss Burnt Orange w/ White & Black Decals
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 402.0 427.0 451.0 481.0
2 Stack 587.0 601.0 610.0 624.0
3 HT Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
4 HT Length 100.0 115.0 125.0 140.0
5 ST Angle 74.0 74.0 74.0 74.0
6 ST Length 370.0 420.0 470.0 530.0
7 CS Length 425.0 425.0 425.0 425.0
8 BB Drop 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0
9 Wheelbase 1080.0 1111.0 1139.0 1174.0
10 Front Center 660.0 691.0 719.0 754.0
11 Fork Length 490.0 490.0 490.0 490.0
12 Fork Offset 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0
13 TT Length 570.0 599.0 626.0 660.0
14 Standover 655.0 700.0 740.0 790.0
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 15.8 16.8 17.8 18.9
2 Stack 23.1 23.7 24.0 24.6
3 HT Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
4 HT Length 3.9 4.5 4.9 5.5
5 ST Angle 74.0 74.0 74.0 74.0
6 ST Length 14.6 16.5 18.5 20.9
7 CS Length 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7
8 BB Drop 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
9 Wheelbase 42.5 43.7 44.8 46.2
10 Front Center 26.0 27.2 28.3 29.7
11 Fork Length 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 22.4 23.6 24.6 26.0
14 Standover 25.8 27.6 29.1 31.1
KONA Geometry

SIZING CHART

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Asphalt CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm48SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.5Small, Small MediumSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/53Small Medium, MediumMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm53/54/56 cm51/53/54/56Medium, Medium LargeMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm56/58/59 cm 54/56/57/59Medium Large, LargeLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5"188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm61 cm59/61/63Large, XLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmallSmall
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/MediumSmall/Medium
5'9" - 6'0"175 - 183 cm30" - 33"76 - 84 cmMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium/LargeMedium/Large
5'11" - 6'2"180 - 188 cm32" - 35"81 - 89 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XLMedium/Large
6'1" - 6'5"185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge/XLLarge

TECH

ORIGINALS MTB Trail, XC Trail

Introducing a new platform grouping for 2016: the Originals—our ever-evolving Kona staples that have graced millions of miles of trail the world over. From the cult flow of the fully rigid, singlespeed Unit, to the storied performance and reliability of the Cinder Cone, Blast, Explosif and Lana’i. These are the bikes that built our reputation. And we build them today with innovation that never sleeps and performance that makes the Kona Ride as sweet as honey.

KONA RACE LIGHT 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

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

2016 Kona Race Light 7005/6061 bikes: Hei Hei DL Race , Hei Hei Race , Hei Hei DL Trail , Hei Hei Trail , Kahuna DDL , Kahuna DL , Mohala , Jake the Snake , Jake , Private Jake

INTERNAL HEADSETS

The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. 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

Register a new 2016 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.

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. They are, quite literally, the best of both worlds, effectively increasing overall performance and rider confidence.

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REVIEWS

REVIEWS

OTHER BIKES

OTHER BIKES

Lana'i

lanai
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: Four sizes in 27.5" and XS size in 26"
  • Wheels: Double wall rims
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCT 32mm stanchion fork
  • Crankset: Suntour XCE
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 11-34t 8-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona Aluminum riser bar, Kona Control stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc
  • Tires: Kenda Slant Six 27.5/26x2.1"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC 27.5" 26" Front Suspension

Fire Mountain

fire_mountain
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: Four sizes in 27.5" and XS size in 26"
  • Wheels: Double wall rims
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCR 32 fork with lockout and rebound adjust
  • Crankset: SRAM S600
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona Aluminum riser bar, Kona Control stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro hydraulic disc
  • Tires: Kenda Slant Six 27.5/26x2.1"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC 27.5" 26" Front Suspension

Cinder Cone

cindercone
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material:Kona SuperLight 7046 Aluminum Butted tubeset
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX19
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Tapered RockShox
  • Crankset: Shimano M521
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/Road stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"/ CrossMark 27.5x2.1"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Sport SE
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 27.5" Front Suspension

Explosif

explosif
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Reynolds 520 tubing with tapered HT
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB i25 tubeless ready rims
  • Front Suspension: 120mm
  • Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm tapered
  • Crankset: RaceFace Æffect 1x
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 riser bar, Kona XC/Road 35 stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX
  • Tires: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 27.5" Front Suspension

Explosif Ti

explosif_ti_frame
ORIGINALS
  • Updated Geometry
  • New tapered headtube
  • Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 27.5" Front Suspension

Lava Dome

lava_dome
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: Double wall aluminum
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCT fork w/ lockout
  • Crankset: Suntour XCE
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 11-34t 8-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro Hydraulic disc
  • Tires: Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC 29" Front Suspension

Mahuna

mahuna
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX19
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCR 32 fork with lockout and rebound control
  • Crankset: SRAM S600
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG20 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Race Light LOG grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires: Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
MORE INFO

MOUNTAIN XC 29" Front Suspension

Unit

unit
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Reynolds 520 tubing
  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: WTB i25 tubeless ready rims
  • Fork: New redesigned Kona Cromoly rigid
  • Crankset: FSA
  • Drivetrain: 32x18 singlespeed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Race Light LOG grips
  • Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 29" No Suspension

Big Unit

big_unit_frame
ORIGINALS
  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 frameset
  • Available in new sizing geometry: S (14.6”), M(16.5”), L(18.5”), XL(20.9”)
  • Adjustable wheelbase via sliding rear dropouts
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
  • Modular dropout system
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 29" Front Suspension

Raijin

raijin_frame
ORIGINALS
  • Updated Geometry
  • New tapered headtube
  • Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
MORE INFO

MOUNTAIN XC Trail 29" Front Suspension