Process 165

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What does your ideal day look like? Lots of descending? Maybe a few laps with your buds followed up by some brews on the tailgate? With 165mm of rear wheel travel controlled by a RockShox Super Deluxe coil shock and a 170mm Lyrik RC fork, 12-speed SRAM Eagle, a KS Lev Integra dropper and tubeless-ready 3C Maxxis DoubleDown DHF tires, the Process 165 bridges the gap between our Process 153 and the World Cup-proven Operator. Point it downhill and keep it zesty.

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  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 165mm Travel
  • Wheel Size: 27.5
  • Wheels: WTB Asym i29 TCS
  • Suspension Platform: Beamer
  • Front/Rear Suspension: 170mm/165mm
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil R Trunnion
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
  • Crankset: SRAM Descendant 6K
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 bar and stem, Kona Key Grip
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF DD TR 3C 27.5x2.5"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF DD TR 3C 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 165mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Coil R Trunnion
Fork RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air 170mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
Crankarms SRAM Descendant 6K
Chainrings 34t X-Sync Eagle
B/B SRAM GXP PF92
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM GX-Eagle
Freewheel SRAM GX-Eagle 10-50t 12spd
Chain n/a
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM GX-Eagle
Shifters SRAM GX-Eagle
Brake Calipers SRAM Code R
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Brake Levers SRAM Code R
Headset FSA No.57SC
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost KS Lev Integra w/Southpaw Lever 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Key Grip
Saddle WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)
Front Hub Formula 110x15mm
Rear Hub Formula 148x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Rims WTB Asym i29 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF DD TR 3C 27.5x2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHF DD TR 3C 27.5x2.3"
Paint Color Matt Grey w/ Charcoal & Orange 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 559 588 615 654
3 Reach 415 440 465 500
4 Stack 592 601 606 615
5 Standover 698 703 725 743
6 HT Angle 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0
7 HT Length 100 110 115 125
8 ST Angle 76.3 76.2 76.1 76.0
9 CS Length 425 425 425 425
10 BB Drop 10 10 10 10
11 BB Height 348 348 348 348
12 Wheelbase 1158 1187 1214 1253
13 Front Center 733 762 789 829
14 Fork Length 562 562 562 562
15 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
  Size S M L XL
1 ST Length 15.2 16.1 17.7 19.1
2 TT Length 22.0 23.1 24.2 25.7
3 Reach 16.3 17.3 18.3 19.7
4 Stack 23.3 23.7 23.9 24.2
5 Standover 27.5 27.7 28.5 29.3
6 HT Angle 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0
7 HT Length 3.9 4.3 4.5 4.9
8 ST Angle 76.3 76.2 76.1 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 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7
12 Wheelbase 45.6 46.7 47.8 49.3
13 Front Center 28.9 30.0 31.1 32.6
14 Fork Length 22.1 22.1 22.1 22.1
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 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

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

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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