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PRECEPT

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED INTERNAL HEADSET TAPERED HEADTUBE SWINGER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION DROPPER POSTS 27.5" WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
The genre-defining Precept takes the rollability, traction and quick handling of 27.5-inch wheels and 120mm of Kona’s Swinger Independent Suspension to create an incredibly efficient climber and a faster, more stable, descender. Thanks to an amazing price, it’s a bike that knows no bounds. Outfitted with a Shimano drivetrain highlighted by a Deore Shadow rear derailleur, 130mm RockShox fork and refined trail geometry with excellent standover, the Precept is everything a great mountain bike should be: solid, smooth and full of smiles.
  • Shimano drivetrain w/ Deore Shadow RD
  • RockShox XC 30 120mm air sprung fork
  • Tektro HDC-290 hydraulic brakeset
  • WTB SX23 27.5-inch rims

SPECS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 120mm travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock Fastrax AF-1
Fork RockShox XC 30 120mm
Crankarms Shimano Deore
Chainrings 22/32/44t
B/B Shimano Alivio
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC Z99
Freewheel Shimano HG20 11-34t 9spd
F/D Shimano SLX
R/D Shimano Deore Shadow
Shifters Shimano Acera
Brake Calipers Tektro HDC-M290
Front Brake Rotor Tektro HDC-M290 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor Tektro HDC-M290 160mm
Brake Levers Tektro HDC-M290
Headset FSA NO.57B-1
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Formula
Rear Hub Shimano M475
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 14g
Rims WTB SX23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Lime & Black w/Black & White
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TECHNOLOGY

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At Kona we’re proud of our ability to create mountain bikes that create mountain bikers while allowing existing riders to expand their horizons. Our Precept line is distilled from the Process and Operator lines to give any rider a solid and super-affordable chassis to ride it all and ride it well. For 2015 the Precepts return, keen to convert many more to the church of rip-roaring, dual-suspension mountain biking.

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, affordable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, allowing us to fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

INTERNAL HEADSET

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. 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, thanks to more weld contact area. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself, eliminates brake shudder, all while providing positive 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 headtube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

SWINGER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Featured on the recreational-oriented Precept line of Trail bikes, and the new Precept 200 DH bike, Kona’s Swinger configuration allows us to smartly increase standover and optimize the leverage rate for both Trail and Gravity riding in a way that we couldn’t have done with other configurations. It retains the same advantages and performance features as our other designs, but at a more affordable price.

DROPPER POSTS

Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical singletrack. No surprise then, for 2015 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. New for 2015, you’ll find internal and external routing for dropper posts throughout our Race Light XC mountain bikes.

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. No surprise then, that 27.5-inch wheels have found their way throughout our Mountain Bike range. You’ll find the wheel size throughout our Enduro platform and now throughout many of our traditional mountain bikes, like the Cinder Cone, Blast and Lana’i.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

New for 2015! Register a new 2015 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.

GEOMETRY

mm   |   inches   |   sizing chart
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 396 415 440 465
2 Stack 582 596 600 610
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 110 125 130 140
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 396 415 440 465
7 CS Length 430 430 430 430
8 BB Drop 8 8 8 8
9 Wheelbase 1094 1118 1145 1174
10 Front Center 664 689 716 744
11 Fork Length 529 529 529 529
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 554 578 605 634
14 Standover 740 740 740 740
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 15.59 16.34 17.32 18.31
2 Stack 22.91 23.46 23.62 24.02
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 4.33 4.92 5.12 5.51
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 15.59 16.34 17.32 18.31
7 CS Length 16.93 16.93 16.93 16.93
8 BB Drop 0.31 0.31 0.31 0.31
9 Wheelbase 43.07 44.02 45.08 46.22
10 Front Center 26.14 27.13 28.19 29.29
11 Fork Length 20.83 20.83 20.83 20.83
12 Fork Offset 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.65
13 TT Length 21.81 22.76 23.82 24.96
14 Standover 29.13 29.13 29.13 29.13

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX Asphalt
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 25" - 27" 64 - 69 cm   47 cm 46 cm
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm 49 cm 47/49 cm 46/49 cm
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm 49/52/53 cm 49/53 cm 49/53 cm
5'6" - 5'11" 168 - 180 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 53/54/56 cm 53/56 cm 53/56 cm
5'10" - 6'3" 178 - 190 cm 31" - 33" 79 - 84 cm 56/58/59 cm 56/59 cm 56/59 cm
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 61 cm 61/63cm 61 cm

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric MTB XC All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 24" - 27" 61 - 69 cm 13/15 Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 29" 66 - 74 cm 13/15/16 Small Small
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 30" 69 - 76 cm 13/15/16/17 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'6" - 5'10" 168 - 178 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 15/16/17/18 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33" 76 - 84 cm 17/18/19 Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm 32" - 35" 81 - 89 cm 18/19/20/21 Large/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 19/20/21/22 Large/XL Large

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