Process 153 CR/DL 27.5

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The 153 CR DL bikes are Kona’s flagship enduro machines. From punishing EWS race days to party laps at the local trails, the Process 153 CR DL is known for being a seriously fun bike. The carbon chassis is outfitted with an all new RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork with the RC2 Charger damper and Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock with RCT damper to keep the ride smooth. A SRAM X01 12-speed Eagle drivetrain and Code RSC brakes are a perfectly balanced combo of pure shred and pure power.

“The 153 mm of relatively progressive rear wheel travel is predictable, stable through the rough stuff, and keeps up nicely with the 160-mm travel Lyrik.”

– Zach White, Dirt Rag Magazine

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  • Frame Material: Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 Aluminum Chainstays
  • Wheels: WTB KOM Trail i30 27.5” TCS rims on DT Swiss 370 Hubs
  • Suspension Platform: Beamer
  • Front/Rear Suspension: 160mm/153mm
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 Charger 2 DebonAir 160mm
  • Crankset: SRAM Descendant Carbon DUB
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC with 200mm front and rear rotors
  • Seat Post: RockShox Reverb w/1x Remote Lever 31.6mm
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35mm Bar/ XC/BC 35 Stem with Kona Lock-on Key Grip
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.5" WT
  • Rear tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.4” WT
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Pro

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 Aluminum Chain Stays 153mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Trunnion
Fork RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 Charger 2 DebonAir 160mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
Crankarms SRAM Descendant Carbon DUB
Chainrings 34t X-Sync Eagle
B/B SRAM DUB PF92
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM GX-Eagle
Freewheel SRAM X01-Eagle 10-50t 12spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM X01-Eagle
Shifters SRAM X01-Eagle
Brake Calipers SRAM Code RSC
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Brake Levers SRAM Code RSC
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost RockShox Reverb w/1x Remote Lever 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Key Grip
Saddle WTB Volt Pro (Pro 250 size S)
Front Hub DT Swiss 370 110x15mm
Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 148x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Rims WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.5" WT
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.4" WT
Paint Color Gloss Prism Rust-Purple w/ Charcoal & Dark Silver Decals
Extras n/a

All specifications are subject to change without notice

GEOMETRY mminches

  Size S M L XL
1 ST Length 385 410 450 485
2 TT Length 573 600 629 668
3 Reach 425 450 475 510
4 Stack 602 607 616 625
5 Standover 702 701 701 700
6 HT Angle 66.0 66.0 66.0 66.0
7 HT Length 115 120 130 140
8 ST Angle 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0
9 CS Length 425 425 425 425
10 BB Drop 10 10 10 10
11 BB Height 345 345 345 345
12 Wheelbase 1163 1190 1219 1258
13 Front Center 738 765 794 833
14 Fork Length 552 552 552 552
15 Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
  Size S M L XL
1 ST Length 15.2 16.1 17.7 19.1
2 TT Length 22.6 23.6 24.8 26.3
3 Reach 16.7 17.7 18.7 20.1
4 Stack 23.7 23.9 24.3 24.6
5 Standover 27.6 27.6 27.6 27.6
6 HT Angle 66.0 66.0 66.0 66.0
7 HT Length 4.5 4.7 5.1 5.5
8 ST Angle 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0
9 CS Length 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7
10 BB Drop 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
11 BB Height 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6
12 Wheelbase 45.8 46.9 48.0 49.5
13 Front Center 29.1 30.1 31.3 32.8
14 Fork Length 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.7
15 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
KONA Geometry

SIZING + FIT

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/MetricRoad/RoveLibreCX/SutraDews CoCo
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cm46-48 cm46 cm46-48 cmN/AXS
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cm48-50 cm46-49 cm48-50 cmSmallSmall
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cm48-52 cm49-51 cm48-52 cmSmall, MediumSmall, Medium
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cm52-54 cm51-54 cm52-54 cmMediumMedium
5'9"-6'0"175-183 cm30"-33"76-84 cm52-56 cm54-55 cm52-56 cmMedium, LargeMedium, Large
5'11"-6'2"180-188 cm32"-35"81-89 cm54-58 cm54-55 cm54-58 cmLarge, XLLarge
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cm56-58 cm55 cm56-58 cmXLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/Metric SPLICEMTB/XC Trail/FatAll Mountain/EnduroGravity/DH
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cmSmallXSXSN/A
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cmSmallSmallSmallN/A
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall, MediumMedium
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cmMediumMediumMediumMedium
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 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XL
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XL

FEATURES

KONA CARBON

Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fiber has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, we place our efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibers are in the right places. Our designers work very closely with our manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that we expect from our bikes.

Models: Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Jake the Snake CR, Zing CR, Zone LTD

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 COMPATIBLE 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

12x148mm 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

BEAMER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. The Operators are instilled with what our product managers like to call “pure shock movement,” whereby the shock is protected from side load. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer IS is our version of greased lightning.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 24

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

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