TRAIL 29" HT

TARO

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE 29" WHEELS TAPERED HEADTUBE LIFETIME WARRANTY
For those more interested in the nimble nature of aluminum frames, we offer the Taro, the same geo and frame design as the Honzo but with subtly different ride characteristics and a slightly more affordable price. The same aggressive nature exists: a slack 68-degree headtube angle, low bottom bracket and super-short chainstays, with big standover for big confidence. New for this year, the Taro has a Shimano 10-speed drivetrain with Deore Shadow clutch derailleur, smoothing out the chatter of an otherwise rough-and-tumble world.
  • Shimano 10-speed Deore Shadow Plus RD
  • RockShox Sektor Silver 120mm w/ 15mm axle
  • 760mm wide with 15mm rise Kona XC/BC handlebar
  • WTB SX i23 29-inch rims
  • Maxxis Ardent 2.4x2.25 29-inch tires

SPECS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox Sektor Silver 130mm 20mm DO Tapered
Crankarms RaceFace Ride
Chainrings 32t Narrow/Wide
B/B RaceFace
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel Shimano Deore 11-36t 10spd
F/D n/a
R/D Shimano Deore Shadow Plus
Shifters Shimano Deore (rh only)
Brake Calipers Shimano Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano Hydraulic Disc
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS NO.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona 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 Raw w/Red & Blue Fade
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

TRAIL 29" HT

We’ve been making 29-inch-wheel hardtails for a very long time. You could say we’ve been doing it from the outset, long before most companies embraced the beauty of the big wheel. From our testing center in Bellingham, Washington, where wet roots and perennial mud make for long, challenging, and highly rewarding rides, the simplicity of 29-inch-wheel hardtails has always made sense. No surprise then, we’ve spent the better part of a decade making sure they run perfectly.

KONA 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 2015 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, easy to maneuver and laterally stiff.

DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE

Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical singletrack. No surprise then, for 2015 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. New for 2015, you’ll find internal and external routing for dropper posts throughout our Race Light XC mountain bikes.

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, thanks to more weld contact area. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself, eliminates brake shudder, all while providing positive 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 headtube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

New for 2015! Register a new 2015 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.

GEOMETRY

mm   |   inches   |   sizing chart
  Size 16 18 18.8 20
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 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
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 1148 1176
10 Front Center 689 714 741 763
11 Fork Length 528 528 528 528
12 Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
13 TT Length 584 610 635 659
14 Standover 775 800 815 830
  Size 16 18 18.8 20
1 Reach 16 17 17.9 18.8
2 Stack 25 25 25.3 25.3
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 3.9 3.9 4.3 4.3
5 ST Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
6 ST Length 16 18 18.8 20
7 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
8 BB Drop 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
9 Wheelbase 43.3 44.3 45.2 46.3
10 Front Center 27.1 28.1 29.2 30
11 Fork Length 20.8 20.8 20.8 20.8
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 23 24 25 25.9
14 Standover 30.5 31.5 32.1 32.7

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX Asphalt
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 25" - 27" 64 - 69 cm   47 cm 46 cm
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm 49 cm 47/49 cm 46/49 cm
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm 49/52/53 cm 49/53 cm 49/53 cm
5'6" - 5'11" 168 - 180 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 53/54/56 cm 53/56 cm 53/56 cm
5'10" - 6'3" 178 - 190 cm 31" - 33" 79 - 84 cm 56/58/59 cm 56/59 cm 56/59 cm
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 61 cm 61/63cm 61 cm

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric MTB XC All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 24" - 27" 61 - 69 cm 13/15 Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 29" 66 - 74 cm 13/15/16 Small Small
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 30" 69 - 76 cm 13/15/16/17 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'6" - 5'10" 168 - 178 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 15/16/17/18 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33" 76 - 84 cm 17/18/19 Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm 32" - 35" 81 - 89 cm 18/19/20/21 Large/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 19/20/21/22 Large/XL Large

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