TARO
A Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted version of the Kona Cromoly Honzo, the Taro is a great bike for riders looking to challenge themselves on all types of off-road riding: smooth to technical, big ups to wildly fun downs, this bike is designed to make it all feel good. The cool design cues of the Honzo frame come alive in the Taro: short chainstays, slack 68-degree, tapered headtube and great standover. The component package is all about balancing performance and price, with a move to Shimano disc brakes for 2013.

“The bike clears downed logs and floats over roots yet still threads the needle of super-tight sections of trail.” –Bike Magazine, USA

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox Sektor Gold 130mm 15mm DO Tapered
Crankarms FSA Step-Up
Chainrings 32t
B/B FSA Platinum ISIS
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC HG53
Freewheel Shimano Deore 12-36t 9 spd
Chainguide The Hive LS1+ No Taco
F/D n/a
R/D Shimano Deore Shadow
Shifters Shimano Alivio (rh only)
Brake Calipers Shimano hydraulic disc
Front Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano hydraulic
Headset FSA Internal
Handlebar Kona XC/BC
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona Thumb OB
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Formula 15mm
Rear Hub Shimano M475
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rims WTB SX23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Root Beer Brown
Extras n/a
sizing chart mm   |   inches
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 407 432 454 478
2 Stack 634 634 643 643
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 100 100 110 110
5 ST Angle 74.4 74.3 74.2 74.2
6 ST Length 406 457 478 508
7 CS Length 420 420 420 420
8 BB Drop 65 65 65 65
9 Wheelbase 1101 1126 1152 1176
10 Front Center 689 714 740 763
11 Fork Length 528 528 528 528
12 Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
13 TT Length 584 610 635 659
14 Standover 799 821 834 847
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 16.02 17.01 17.87 18.82
2 Stack 24.96 24.96 25.31 25.31
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 3.94 3.94 4.33 4.33
5 ST Angle 74.4 74.3 74.2 74.2
6 ST Length 16.00 18.00 18.82 20.00
7 CS Length 16.54 16.54 16.54 16.54
8 BB Drop 2.56 2.56 2.56 2.56
9 Wheelbase 43.35 44.33 45.35 46.30
10 Front Center 27.13 28.11 29.13 30.04
11 Fork Length 20.79 20.79 20.79 20.79
12 Fork Offset 1.81 1.81 1.81 1.81
13 TT Length 22.99 24.02 25.00 25.94
14 Standover 31.46 32.32 32.83 33.35

KONA 7005/6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

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

COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE

Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. A more compact rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. The Honzo, Operator and Process 111 are good examples of 2014 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, fun to jump and laterally stiff.

INTERNAL HEADSET

By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called “zero stack”), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. 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.

TAPERED HEADTUBE

Aside from improving the aesthetic, due to its cleaner lines and smooth transition between the fork crown and the headset cover, tapered headtubes also offer a more solid interface between forks with tapered steertubes and the bicycle frame itself. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself. 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 headtube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames. During this 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.

DROPPER POSTS

Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical singletrack. No surprise then, for 2014 we’ve spec’d dropper posts on numerous models throughout our Enduro and MTB Trail platforms, featuring the lightweight and proven seat posts from Kind Shock. Bikes like the Honzo, Taro and new Wo fat bike do not come equipped with dropper posts but have cable routing to allow for after-market upgrades.

TRAIL 29" HT
HONZO
HONZO
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Cromoly Butted frameset
  • RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air 120mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steerer
  • 12x142 sliding dropouts with RockShox Maxle
  • 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4" EXO AR fr/2.25" EXO AR rr tires
HONZO
UNIT
UNIT
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FEATURES:

  • Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frameset with new Kona XC sizing
  • Oversized blade Rigid Project Two 29" disc fork
  • TCS tubeless ready rims
  • Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • Matt cyan-tinted raw steel frame
UNIT
LAVA DOME
LAVA DOME
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Suntour XCT 29er fork with 100mm travel
  • Tektro HDC300 hydraulic disc brakes
  • SRAM X4 drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
LAVA DOME
MAHUNA
MAHUNA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frameset
  • Suntour XCR 32 100mm travel fork with lockout and rebound
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Shimano Altus drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
MAHUNA
RAIJIN
RAIJIN
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium frameset manufactured in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs
  • Available in five sizes from 16" to 22"
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
  • Laser-etched graphics
RAIJIN
BIG UNIT
BIG UNIT
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 frameset
  • Available in new sizing geometry: 15”, 17”, 19”, 21”
  • Adjustable wheelbase via sliding rear dropouts
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
BIG UNIT
SEE ALSO
TRAIL 29" HT
HONZO
HONZO
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Cromoly Butted frameset
  • RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air 120mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steerer
  • 12x142 sliding dropouts with RockShox Maxle
  • 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4" EXO AR fr/2.25" EXO AR rr tires
HONZO
UNIT
UNIT
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FEATURES:

  • Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frameset with new Kona XC sizing
  • Oversized blade Rigid Project Two 29" disc fork
  • TCS tubeless ready rims
  • Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • Matt cyan-tinted raw steel frame
UNIT
LAVA DOME
LAVA DOME
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Suntour XCT 29er fork with 100mm travel
  • Tektro HDC300 hydraulic disc brakes
  • SRAM X4 drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
LAVA DOME
MAHUNA
MAHUNA
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frameset
  • Suntour XCR 32 100mm travel fork with lockout and rebound
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Shimano Altus drivetrain
  • Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2" tires
MAHUNA
RAIJIN
RAIJIN
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium frameset manufactured in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs
  • Available in five sizes from 16" to 22"
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
  • Laser-etched graphics
RAIJIN
BIG UNIT
BIG UNIT
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 frameset
  • Available in new sizing geometry: 15”, 17”, 19”, 21”
  • Adjustable wheelbase via sliding rear dropouts
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
BIG UNIT

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