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Libre EL

With the growing demand for electric bikes and gravel bikes, it was only natural for us to introduce the Libre EL. Built on our wildly popular Libre platform, the Libre EL features an aluminum frame and Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc fork. Like its CR DL sibling, it’s running a Shimano GRX 810 11-speed drivetrain and brakes, and a TransX + RAD Internal dropper post activated by Shimano’s GRX lever. Unlike its analog sibling it gets a power boost from a Shimano E7000 motor and 504 Wh internal battery. In other words, it’ll get you to the top of that insanely steep hill you’ve been eyeing up, while saving enough in the tank for the long ride home.

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  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheels: WTB HTZ i25 TCS 2.0 650b
  • Fork: Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
  • Crankset: Shimano E8000
  • Drivetrain: Shimano GRX 11spd
  • Brakes: Shimano GRX 810 with 160mm front/160mm rear rotor
  • Seat Post: Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal w/ Shimano Lever 31.6mm
  • Cockpit: Kona Road Bar/Kona Road Deluxe Stem
  • Front Tire: WTB Venture TCS w/ Puncture Protection 650x47c
  • Rear tire: WTB Venture TCS w/ Puncture Protection 650x47c
  • Saddle: WTB Volt
  • Motor: Shimano E7000 20mph
  • Battery: Shimano 504Wh

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
Sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
Crankarms Shimano E8000
Chainrings Direct Mount Samox 38t
B/B n/a
Pedals n/a
Chain Shimano 105
Freewheel Shimano Deore 11-42t 11spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D n/a
R/D Shimano GRX
Shifters Shimano GRX 810
Brake Calipers Shimano GRX 810
Front Brake Rotor Shimano RT66 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano RT66 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano GRX 810
Headset Orbit 1.5ZS, No.57-T
Handlebar Kona Road
Stem Kona Road Deluxe
Seatpost Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal w/ Shimano Lever 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle WTB Volt
Front Hub Formula 100x12mm
Rear Hub Formula 142x12mm
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rims WTB HTZ i25 TCS 2.0
frontire WTB Venture TCS w/ Puncture Protection 650x47c
Rear Tire WTB Venture TCS w/ Puncture Protection 650x47c
Drive Unit Shimano E7000 20MPH
Battery Shimano 504Wh
Display Shimano SC-E7000 Display
Charger Shimano STEPS 2A
Battery Lock n/a
Paint Color Gloss Chocolate w/ Yellow, Rust & Flame Fade Decals

All specifications are subject to change without notice

GEOMETRY mminches

  Size 50 52 54 56 58
1 ST Length 455 490 510 540 550
2 TT Length 550 562 575 588 608
3 Reach 390 395 398 401 406
4 Stack 596 601 617 632 662
5 Standover 733 758 780 804 824
6 HT Angle 70.5 70.5 71 71 71
7 HT Length 157 163 180 196.5 230
8 ST Angle 75 74.5 74 73.5 73
9 CS Length 440 440 440 440 440
10 BB Drop 75 75 72 72 70
11 BB Height 268 268 271 271 273
12 Wheelbase 1061 1068 1073 1081 1097
13 Front Center 632 638.7 642.6 650.7 666.4
14 Fork Length 410 410 410 410 410
15 Fork Offset 50 50 50 50 50
  Size 50 52 54 56 58
1 ST Length 17.9 19.3 20.1 21.3 21.7
2 TT Length 21.7 22.1 22.6 23.1 23.9
3 Reach 15.4 15.6 15.7 15.8 16
4 Stack 23.5 23.7 24.3 24.9 26.1
5 Standover 28.9 29.8 30.7 31.7 32.4
6 HT Angle 70.5 70.5 71 71 71
7 HT Length 6.2 6.4 7.1 7.7 9.1
8 ST Angle 75 74.5 74 73.5 73
9 CS Length 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3
10 BB Drop 3 3 2.8 2.8 2.8
11 BB Height 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.7
12 Wheelbase 41.8 42 42.2 42.6 43.2
13 Front Center 24.9 25.1 25.3 25.6 26.2
14 Fork Length 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.1
15 Fork Offset 2 2 2 2 2
KONA Geometry

SIZING + FIT

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/MetricRove/JakeLibreSutraDews CoCo
4'10"-5'1"147-155cm24”-27”61-69cm48cm50cm48cmSmallXS
5'0"-5'3"152-160cm26"-29"66-74cm48-50cm50cm48-50cmSmallSmall
5'2"-5'7"157-170cm27"-30"69-76cm48-52cm50-52cm 48-52cmSmall, MediumSmall, Medium
5'6"-5'10"168-178cm29"-31"74-79cm52-54cm52-54cm52-54cmMediumMedium
5'9"-6'0"175-183cm30"-33"76-84cm52-56cm54-56cm54-56cmMedium, LargeMedium, Large
5'11"-6'2"180-188cm32"-35"81-89cm54-58cm54-58cm54-58cmLarge, XLLarge
6'1"-6'5"185-196cm33"-36"84-91cm56-58cm58cm56-58cmXLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/Metric SPLICEMTB/XC Trail/FatAll Mountain/EnduroGravity/DH
4'10"-5'1"147-155cm24”-27”61-69cmSmallXSXSN/A
5'0"-5'3"152-160cm26"-29"66-74cmSmallSmallSmallN/A
5'2"-5'7"157-170cm27"-30"69-76cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall, MediumMedium
5'6"-5'10"168-178cm29"-31"74-79cmMediumMediumMediumMedium
5'9"-6'0"175-183cm30"-33"76-84cmMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium, Large
5'11"-6'2"180-188cm32"-35"81-89cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XL
6'1"-6'5"185-196cm33"-36"84-91cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XL
In order to correctly size the right bike for you, please consult your local Kona dealer in person or use our sizing form.

FEATURES

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM

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 COMPATIBLE 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

12x142mm 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

650b WHEELS

650b wheels and tires have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tire, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tire. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tires means they can be run comfortably at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces. It’s the best of both worlds.

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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