For roads, paths, tracks, and everything else the big, wide world of bike touring has on order, we make the Sutra. Featuring a new frame that’s loaded with everything you need to ride deep, far and forever.
The new Sutra geometry is based on of our new CX geometry but uses a taller head tube and longer top tube as well as a 50mm offset fork to help improve tire clearance and limit toe overlap. The frame has a replaceable derailleur hanger on the rear dropout for unexpected issues during a trip, hidden fender eyelets inside the seatstays, and simple external cable routing for both shifters. The frame has two water-bottle bosses on the inside of the triangle and one on the underside. The new Sutra frame has a 1 ⅛" head tube to simplify the front end. It also features a new fork design that has tapered blades for a more compliant ride, as well as forward-facing dropouts with two fender/rack eyelets and a set of water-bottle bosses in the low rider position for maximum rack compatibility. The seatstays on the Sutra have been thinned down slightly to help reduce chatter and provide a clean look. The Sutra frame uses slightly heavier gauge tubing than the Rove frame to provide a stiffer platform for heavier loads.
|Frame Material||Kona Cromoly|
|Sizes||S(46cm), S/M(48.5cm), M(52cm), M/L(54cm), L(56cm), XL(58cm)|
|Fork||Project Two Disc|
|Freewheel||Shimano Alivio 11-34t 9spd|
|R/D||Shimano Deore SGS|
|Brake Calipers||Hayes CX Expert|
|Front Brake Rotor||Hayes L-Series 160mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Hayes L-Series 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Tektro RRL-A|
|Seatpost||Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona Clamp|
|Grips||Kona Cork Tape|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Leather|
|Front Hub||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Deore|
|Spokes||Sandvik Stainless 14g|
|Front Tire||Clement Xplor'r MSO 700x40c|
|Rear Tire||Clement Xplor'r MSO 700x40c|
|Paint Color||Gloss Desert Khaki w/ Off-White & Black Decals|
|Extras||Fenders w/ mudflaps, Pannier Racks|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||25” - 27”||64 - 69 cm||48||Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 28"||66 - 71 cm||49 cm||48/49/49.5||Small, Small Medium||Small, Medium|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 29"||69 - 74 cm||49/52/53 cm||49/49.5/51/53||Small Medium, Medium||Medium, Large|
|5'6" - 5'11"||168 - 180 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||53/54/56 cm||51/53/54/56||Medium, Medium Large||Medium, Large|
|5'10" - 6'3"||178 - 190 cm||31" - 33"||79 - 84 cm||56/58/59 cm||54/56/57/59||Medium Large, Large||Large, XL|
|6'2" - 6'5"||188 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||61 cm||59/61/63||Large, XL||N/A|
|Height/Inches||Height/Metric||Inseam/Inches||Inseam/Metric||Crosstrail||MTB Trail/Fat||All Mountain/Enduro||Gravity|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||24” - 27”||61 - 69 cm||Small||XS/Small||XS/Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 29"||66 - 74 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small||Small|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 30"||69 - 76 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'6" - 5'10"||168 - 178 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||Small, Medium, Large||Small, Medium, Large||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'9" - 6'0"||175 - 183 cm||30" - 33"||76 - 84 cm||Medium, Large||Medium, Large||Medium/Large||Medium/Large|
|5'11" - 6'2"||180 - 188 cm||32" - 35"||81 - 89 cm||Medium, Large, XL||Medium, Large, XL||Large/XL||Medium/Large|
|6'1" - 6'5"||185 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||Large, XL||Large, XL||Large/XL||Large|
The Sutra represents a deep part of our DNA. Our founders Dan and Jake got hooked on long-distance adventure cycling many years before the beginning of Kona, riding far and wide throughout North America and Europe. It was natural to start making a world-touring machine 10 years ago and then making it better every year. The 2016 edition features a new frame that’s loaded with everything you need to ride deep, far and forever.
Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.
Register a new 2016 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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