ORIGINALS

Unit

Frame and fork

OVERVIEW

Fully rigid singlespeeders of the world unite: 29-inch wheels, a sweet cromoly frameset that takes trails of all types and fills them full with fun. Just like the Big Unit, the Unit frame pulls out all the stops, with alternate dropouts available fore a geared set up. All at a price that will make you go, “Sweet Unit!”

Frame Features:
A from-the-ground-up re-think of our hardtail mountain bikes. First, we’re introducing size increments that ensure we hit every type of rider. Now you can get closer to having a custom fit between a size structure (S, M, L, XL) that’s consistent across our entire range of mountain bikes. New aspects of the geometry are related to the ride and handling, with slacker head tubes angles, lower bottom brackets and shorter chainstays. The result is a more capable bike for more challenging terrain, without comprising speed and efficiency when under power.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Frame Material: Reynolds 520 tubing
  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: WTB i25 tubeless ready rims
  • Fork: New redesigned Kona Cromoly rigid
  • Crankset: FSA
  • Drivetrain: 32x18 singlespeed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Race Light LOG grips
  • Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Project Two 29 Disc
Crankarms FSA 7153
Chainrings 32t
B/B FSA MegaExo
Pedals Kona JackShit
Chain KMC Z610
Freewheel Novatech 18t
Chainguide n/a
F/D n/a
R/D n/a
Shifters n/a
Brake Calipers Avid BB7
Front Brake Rotor Avid G2 Clean Sweep 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Avid G2 Clean Sweep 160mm
Brake Levers Avid FR5
Headset TH ZST No.10
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Race Light LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Comp / Volt Comp 250
Front Hub Joytech
Rear Hub Joytech
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr
Rims WTB STP i25 w/Tubeless Strips
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
Paint Color Gloss Orange-Black Fade w/ Black & Orange Decals or Gloss Yellow-Orange Fade w/ Orange Decals
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 403 429 453 483
2 Stack 575 584 594 603
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 95 105 115 125
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 370 420 470 530
7 CS Length 434 434 434 434
8 BB Drop 60 60 60 60
9 Wheelbase 1079 1108 1136 1170
10 Front Center 652 681 708 742
11 Fork Length 470 470 470 470
12 Fork Offset 45 45 45 45
13 TT Length 568 596 623 656
14 Standover 660 700 745 790
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 15.9 16.9 17.8 19
2 Stack 22.6 23 23.4 23.7
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 3.7 4.1 4.5 4.9
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 14.6 16.5 18.5 20.9
7 CS Length 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1
8 BB Drop 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
9 Wheelbase 42.5 43.6 44.7 46.1
10 Front Center 25.7 26.8 27.9 29.2
11 Fork Length 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 22.4 23.5 24.5 25.8
14 Standover 26 27.6 9.3 31.1
KONA Geometry

SIZING CHART

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Asphalt CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm48SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.5Small, Small MediumSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/53Small Medium, MediumMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm53/54/56 cm51/53/54/56Medium, Medium LargeMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm56/58/59 cm 54/56/57/59Medium Large, LargeLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5"188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm61 cm59/61/63Large, XLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmallSmall
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 30" 69 - 76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'6" - 5'10"168 - 178 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cmSmall, Medium, LargeSmall, Medium, LargeSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
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 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XLMedium/Large
6'1" - 6'5"185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge/XLLarge

TECH

ORIGINALS MTB Trail, XC Trail

Introducing a new platform grouping for 2016: the Originals—our ever-evolving Kona staples that have graced millions of miles of trail the world over. From the cult flow of the fully rigid, singlespeed Unit, to the storied performance and reliability of the Cinder Cone, Blast, Explosif and Lana’i. These are the bikes that built our reputation. And we build them today with innovation that never sleeps and performance that makes the Kona Ride as sweet as honey.

REYNOLDS 520

From one of the world’s top cromoly manufacturers, Reynolds 520 tubes are mandrel-butted for accurate profiles and available in a wide range of shapes. Weight savings from butting provides competitively priced, light framesets that are noticeably compliant on the road or the trail, and are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

2016 Reynolds 520 bikes: Paddy Wagon, Paddy Wagon 3, Honky Tonk, Explosif, Unit

INTERNAL HEADSETS

The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. 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.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

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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Lana'i

lanai
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: Four sizes in 27.5" and XS size in 26"
  • Wheels: Double wall rims
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCT 32mm stanchion fork
  • Crankset: Suntour XCE
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 11-34t 8-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona Aluminum riser bar, Kona Control stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc
  • Tires: Kenda Slant Six 27.5/26x2.1"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC 27.5" 26" Front Suspension

Fire Mountain

fire_mountain
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: Four sizes in 27.5" and XS size in 26"
  • Wheels: Double wall rims
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCR 32 fork with lockout and rebound adjust
  • Crankset: SRAM S600
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona Aluminum riser bar, Kona Control stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro hydraulic disc
  • Tires: Kenda Slant Six 27.5/26x2.1"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC 27.5" 26" Front Suspension

Blast

blast
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX 19
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: RockShox 30 Silver TK 100mm
  • Crankset: Shimano Alivio
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/Road stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" / CrossMark 27.5x2.1"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 27.5" Front Suspension

Cinder Cone

cindercone
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material:Kona SuperLight 7046 Aluminum Butted tubeset
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX19
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Tapered RockShox
  • Crankset: Shimano M521
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/Road stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"/ CrossMark 27.5x2.1"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Sport SE
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 27.5" Front Suspension

Explosif

explosif
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Reynolds 520 tubing with tapered HT
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB i25 tubeless ready rims
  • Front Suspension: 120mm
  • Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm tapered
  • Crankset: RaceFace Æffect 1x
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 riser bar, Kona XC/Road 35 stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX
  • Tires: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 27.5" Front Suspension

Explosif Ti

explosif_ti_frame
ORIGINALS
  • Updated Geometry
  • New tapered headtube
  • Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
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MOUNTAIN XC Trail 27.5" Front Suspension

Lava Dome

lava_dome
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: Double wall aluminum
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCT fork w/ lockout
  • Crankset: Suntour XCE
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 11-34t 8-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro Hydraulic disc
  • Tires: Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC 29" Front Suspension

Mahuna

mahuna
ORIGINALS
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX19
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCR 32 fork with lockout and rebound control
  • Crankset: SRAM S600
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG20 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Race Light LOG grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires: Vittoria Saguaro 29x2.2"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN XC 29" Front Suspension

Big Unit

big_unit_frame
ORIGINALS
  • Kona Race Light Scandium 6069 frameset
  • Available in new sizing geometry: S (14.6”), M(16.5”), L(18.5”), XL(20.9”)
  • Adjustable wheelbase via sliding rear dropouts
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
  • Modular dropout system
MORE INFO

MOUNTAIN XC Trail 29" Front Suspension

Raijin

raijin_frame
ORIGINALS
  • Updated Geometry
  • New tapered headtube
  • Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
MORE INFO

MOUNTAIN XC Trail 29" Front Suspension