|Frame Material||Kona Race Light Scandium 69 100mm Travel|
|Sizes||15", 17", 19", 21"|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RL|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold Solo Air 120mm Tapered QR15|
|Freewheel||Shimano HG50 11-36t 10spd|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano M447 Hydraulic|
|Front Brake Rotor||Shimano 180mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Shimano 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M506 Hydraulic|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Seatpost||Kona Thumb w/Offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona QR|
|Grips||Kona Race Light LOG|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport SE|
|Front Hub||Shimano Deore QR15|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Deore 142x12mm|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2"|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Ikon 29x2.2"|
|Paint Color||Black w/Lime, White & Black|
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.
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. 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.
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.
The XC/Trail/Enduro 12x142mm and the DH 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 142mm/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. The take-away? 12x142 and 12x157 standards make a bike that rides better and is easier to work on.
Designed to be off-the-top progressive, helping the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly, and imbued with what our product managers like to call “pure shock movement,” whereby the shock is protected from side load, Beamer is featured on our super-playful Carbon Operator platform, and the fast but fun MTB Race Light Hei Hei dual-suspension bikes.
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.
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.
Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.
|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|
|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|