ROAD: ENDURANCE

ESATTO DDL

KONA RACE LIGHT SCANDIUM 69 COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE TAPERED HEADTUBE 700C WHEELS INTEGRATED HEADSET LIFETIME WARRANTY
The ultimate bike for those long, exploratory rides that you never want to end. From all-season training to Grand Fondos, the Esatto Disc Deluxe is for hardcore road riders with sensibility, comfort and the benefits of disc brakes in mind. The bike features a Kona Scandium 69 tubeset with disc brakes, a full carbon disc-specific fork with tapered steerer and our new Endurance Geometry, whose central ethos is to take the edge of off huge rides without sacrificing performance. If you were to have one road bike to ride the great rainbow of roadways out there, the Esatto is it.
  • Full carbon disc-specific fork with tapered steerer
  • Shimano 11-speed 105/Ultegra drivetrain
  • Mavic Aksium Disc One wheels w/TRP HY/RD road disc calipers
  • Selle San Marco saddle
  • Continental Grand Sport Race 60tpi folding 700x28c tires

SPECS

Frame Material Kona Race Light Scandium 69
Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Carbon Race Disc
Crankarms Shimano RS500
Chainrings 34/50t
B/B Shimano R600
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X11
Freewheel Shimano 105 11-28t 11spd
F/D Shimano 105
R/D Shimano Ultegra
Shifters Shimano 105
Brake Calipers TRP HY/RD
Front Brake Rotor TRP 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor TRP 140mm
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Headset FSA No.42/ACB
Handlebar Kona Road
Stem Kona Road Light
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle Selle San Marco Era Startup w/manganese rails
Front Hub Mavic Aksium One Disc Wheelset
Rear Hub Mavic Aksium One Disc Wheelset
Spokes Mavic Aksium One Disc Wheelset
Rims Mavic Aksium One Disc Wheelset
Front Tire Continental GranSport Race 700x28c Folding
Rear Tire Continental GranSport Race 700x28c Folding
Paint Color Matt Charcoal w/Cyan & Red
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

ROAD: ENDURANCE

New for 2015, we introduce the new Esatto series of Road Endurance bikes. Italian for “exact,” the Esattos are all about inspiring confidence while maintaining a certain element of comfort when it comes to the world of endurance riding. Featuring geometry tuned to Grand Fondo, gravel grinder and big days in the saddle, Esatto incorporates taller headtubes and shorter top tubes while delivering perfectly balanced handling. Each model is available in six sizes (49, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 61cm) to provide excellent fit. Essentially, a unique road bike catering to the discerning road cyclist who primarily values body fit and comfort but still wants a machine that performs flawlessly.

KONA RACE LIGHT SCANDIUM 69

Known to have one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios for any alloy in the world, Scandium has been a hallmark in our bikes since we first introduced the material in 2000. Since that time, it’s found a home in light and quick 29-inch hardtails, savvy all-mountain rides and recreationally oriented, well-priced mountain bikes.

For 2015, our commitment to the material grows significantly, with new Kona Race Light Scandium 69 models showing up throughout our growing range of Road bikes, from the new Road endurance Esattos to the base model Zone, through to the Kahuna Deluxe, Kula and Cinder Cone.

Introduced to our line in 2012, Race Light Scandium 69 comes with yield strengths that are about 40 percent higher than previous Scandium alloys. The result is the strongest per-weight aluminum alloy ever made. Because of its fibrous or fine-grained structure, Race Light Scandium 69 alloy reveals a unique combination of corrosion resistance and excellent fatigue strength.

WHAT IS SCANDIUM?

Scandium is the eighth most abundant rare element on earth. A silvery white metal extracted from the earth’s crust, Scandium is a potent grain refiner that, when added to aluminum alloys, elevates the strength and durability of the material by 50 percent. It does this by “straightening” out the grains of the alloy, making the metal less susceptible to failure. It’s this strength and durability that makes Scandium alloys an attractive material when it comes to manufacturing bicycles. Strength is so much higher—Scandium alloy is twice as strong as 6061 or 7005 aluminum—that we’re able to use much less material to achieve riding characteristics similar to steel. With Scandium we’re able to shave weight from our aluminum frames by 10 to 15 percent.

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.

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.

INTEGRATED HEADSET

Integrated headsets are simple, light and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are actually part of the headtube, be they machined away and left with the headtube, or glued in (carbon) or welded in with steel or alloy. Like an internal headset, an integrated headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible. Providing effective, precise steering, you’ll find integrated headsets on our collection of Road Endurance and Race bikes like the Zones and Esattos.

GEOMETRY

mm   |   inches   |   sizing chart
  Size 49 52 54 56 58 61
1 Reach 370 374 378 382 391 399
2 Stack 540 562 579 598 617 638
3 HT Angle 71 72 72 72 72.5 73
4 HT Length 125 145 165 185 205 225
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
6 ST Length 490 520 540 560 580 610
7 CS Length 418 418 418 418 421 421
8 BB Drop 76 76 74 74 72 72
9 Wheelbase 989 990 1001 1011 1025 1034
10 Front Center 583 584 595 604 615 623
11 Fork Length 380 380 380 380 380 380
12 Fork Offset 45 45 45 45 45 45
13 TT Length 520 535 550 565 580 600
14 Standover 740 765 785 800 820 845
  Size 49 52 54 56 58 61
1 Reach 14.6 14.7 14.9 15 15.4 15.7
2 Stack 21.3 22.1 22.8 23.5 24.3 25.1
3 HT Angle 71 72 72 72 72.5 73
4 HT Length 4.9 5.7 6.5 7.3 8.1 8.9
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
6 ST Length 19.3 20.5 21.3 22 22.8 24
7 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.6 16.6
8 BB Drop 3 3 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8
9 Wheelbase 38.9 39 39.4 39.8 40.4 40.7
10 Front Center 23 23 23.4 23.8 24.2 24.5
11 Fork Length 15 15 15 15 15 15
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 20.5 21.1 21.7 22.2 22.8 23.6
14 Standover 29.1 30.1 30.9 31.5 32.3 33.3

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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