Process 153 SE

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The Process 153 SE gives you impressive performance on a budget. This incredibly capable 27.5-inch all-mountain steed feels at home on everything from flow trails to technical downhill tracks. 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.

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  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 165mm Travel
  • Wheel Size: 27.5
  • Wheels: WTB SX25
  • Suspension Platform: Rocker
  • Front/Rear Suspension: 160mm/153mm
  • Shock: RockShox Monarch R
  • Fork: Suntour Aion RC 160mm Air Tapered
  • Crankset: SRAM NX
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX 11spd
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 bar and stem
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.3"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch R
Fork Suntour Aion RC 160mm Air Tapered
Crankarms SRAM NX
Chainrings 30t X-Sync
B/B SRAM GXP PF92
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM PC1100
Freewheel SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd
Chain n/a
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM NX
Shifters SRAM NX
Brake Calipers Shimano Hydraulic
Front Brake Rotor Shimano RT10 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano RT10 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Hydraulic
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost Trans-X Dropper Internal 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle Kona OB
Front Hub Shimano Deore 100x15mm (centerlock)
Rear Hub Shimano Deore 142x12mm (centerlock)
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Rims WTB SX25
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.3"
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.3"
Paint Color Matt Charcoal w/ Black & Orange Decals
Extras n/a

All specifications are subject to change without notice

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 75.0 75.0 75.0 75.0
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 Reach 16.7 17.7 18.7 20.1
3 TT Length 23.0 24.2 25.3 26.7
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 75.0 75.0 75.0 75.0
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 30.0 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/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/MetricRoad/RoveCX/FreerangeDews/PW3 CoCo
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cm46 cm46-48cm46-48 cmSmall
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cm49 cm48-49.5 cm46-49 cmSmall, Medium
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cm49-53 cm49-53 cm48-54 cmMedium, Large
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cm53-56 cm51-56 cm52-56 cmMedium, Large
5'9"-6'0"175-183 cm30"-33"76-84 cm54-59 cm54-59 cm54-59 cmLarge, XL
5'11"-6'2"180-188 cm32"-35"81-89 cm59-61 cm59-63 cm58-61 cmLarge, XL
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cm59-61 cm59-63 cm58-61 cmXL

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/Metric CrosstrailMTB/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 cmXLXLXLLarge/XL

FEATURES

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM

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,

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 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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