Process 153

The Process 153 begs to be ridden harder, faster and in the gnarliest of places. This incredibly capable 27.5-inch all-mountain steed, with newly updated Process geometry, feels at home on everything from flowy trails to technical downhill trails where the Yari fork and new Guide brakes can really shine. Designed, tested and refined in the Pacific Northwest, with a total disregard for the rules and tradition, this is a trail bike that can only be a Kona.
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel
  • Wheel Size: 27.5
  • Wheels: WTB STP i29 TCS
  • Suspension Platform: Rocker
  • Front/Rear Suspension: 160mm/153mm
  • Shock: RockShox Monarch RT
  • Fork: RockShox Yari 160mm
  • Crankset: SRAM GX 1000
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX 1x 11spd
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 bar and stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R w/matchmaker
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.5"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Sport (Volt 250 Sport size S)

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT
Fork RockShox Yari Solo Air 160mm Tapered
Crankarms SRAM GX 1000
Chainrings 30t X-Sync
B/B SRAM GXP PF92
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM PC1130
Freewheel SRAM XG1150 10-42t 11spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM GX
Shifters SRAM GX
Brake Calipers SRAM Guide R
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm
Brake Levers SRAM Guide R
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost KS Lev Integra w/Southpaw Lever 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips ODI Ruffian MX
Saddle WTB Volt Sport (Volt 250 Sport size S)
Front Hub Novatec 100x15mm
Rear Hub SRAM 142x12mm
Spokes Sandvik Stainless Black 14g
Rims WTB STP i29 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.3"
Paint Color Matt Navy/Silver/Green
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY mminches

  SIZE S M L XL
1 ST LENGTH 405 410 460 485
2 TT LENGTH 585 614 642 679
3 REACH 425 450 475 510
4 STACK 581 590 600 604
5 STANDOVER 700 705 705 705
6 HT ANGLE 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
7 HT LENGTH 105 115 125 130
8 ST ANGLE 75 75 75 75
9 CS LENGTH 426 426 426 426
10 BB DROP 10 10 10 10
11 BB HEIGHT 348 348 348 348
12 WHEELBASE 1157 1186 1215 1253
13 FRONT CENTER 732 761 790 827
14 FORK LENGTH 539 539 539 539
15 FORK OFFSET 42 42 42 42
  SIZE S M L XL
1 ST LENGTH 15.9 16.1 18.1 19.1
2 TT LENGTH 23 24.2 25.3 26.7
3 REACH 16.7 17.7 18.7 20.1
4 STACK 22.9 23.2 23.6 23.8
5 STANDOVER 27.6 27.8 27.8 27.8
6 HT ANGLE 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
7 HT LENGTH 4.1 4.5 4.9 5.1
8 ST ANGLE 75 75 75 75
9 CS LENGTH 16.8 16.8 16.8 16.8
10 BB DROP 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
11 BB HEIGHT 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7
12 WHEELBASE 45.6 46.7 47.8 49.3
13 FRONT CENTER 28.8 30 31.1 32.6
14 FORK LENGTH 21.2 21.2 21.2 21.2
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 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, 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, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

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, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Shred, Lava Dome, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Coco, Stinky 24, Shred 24, Shred 20, Hula, Makena, Splice, Splice Deluxe, Big Rove AL, Rove AL, Dr Dew, Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, Dewey, Dew, Ute

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,

TUBELESS RIMS

Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

Models: Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Big Honzo DL, 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, Explosif, Unit, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Tonk, Zone LTD, Sutra LTD

12x142mm AXLE

12x142mm, 12x148 and 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 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto Fast, Roadhouse, Wheelhouse, Zone LTD, PhD, Honzo Ti frame, Esatto Ti Disc Frame

ROCKER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

With the Rocker Independent Suspension, we set out to design a platform that was as compact and low-slung on the frame as possible for maximum standover, stiffness and maneuverability. Exclusively found on our Process line of bikes, we built an efficient pedaling platform with a consistent leverage rate curve that perfectly matches modern air shocks and provides a predictable feel throughout the travel. All this translates into a capable climber that is insanely confident with plush downhill performance

Models: Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL

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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