TRAIL 29" HT

HONZO

KONA CROMOLY COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE 12X142 REAR AXLES DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE 29" WHEELS TAPERED HEADTUBE LIFETIME WARRANTY
The Honzo is a cult bike in the aggressive all-mountain cromoly hardtail world. Think of it as a hardtail Process. Defined by its slack 68-degree headtube angle, low bottom bracket and shortest-in-class chainstays, with a super-low toptube for great standover, the bike inspires big confidence—no surprise then that the Honzo’s geometry has been much ripped off and duplicated. Significant weight reduction and a smoother pedal feel are new highlights of this year’s model, along with a Shimano 10-speed drivetrain with Deore Shadow clutch derailleur and Race Face Evolve cranks with a Narrow/Wide ring that eliminates the need for a chain guide.
  • Shimano 10-speed Deore Shadow Plus RD
  • RockShox Revelation RL 120mm fork w/ 15mm axle
  • 760mm wide with 15mm rise Kona XC/BC handlebar
  • WTB ST i23 TCS 29-inch rims
  • Maxxis Ardent TR EXO 2.4x2.25 29-inch tires
  • New tapered head tube

SPECS

Frame Material Kona Cromoly Butted
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air 120mm QR15 Tapered
Crankarms RaceFace Evolve
Chainrings 32t Narrow/Wide
B/B RaceFace
Pedals n/a
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 Deore
Front Brake Rotor Shimano SLX 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano SLX 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS NO.57
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 Shimano Deore QR15
Rear Hub Shimano Deore 142x12mm
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29x2.4"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Black w/Blue & Green 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 CROMOLY

For 2015, you'll find the simplicity, strength, comfort, resilience and playfulness of Kona Cromoly interspersed throughout our road- and mountain-bike platforms. Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.

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.

12X142 REAR AXLES

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.

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 S M L XL
1 Reach 406 430 454 476
2 Stack 637 642 647 651
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 105 110 115 120
5 ST Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
6 ST Length 381 432 478 508
7 CS Length 415 415 415 415
8 BB Drop 65 65 65 65
9 Wheelbase 1097 1123 1148 1172
10 Front Center 690 716 741 765
11 Fork Length 528 528 528 528
12 Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
13 TT Length 584 610 635 659
14 Standover 755 755 760 760
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 16 16.9 17.9 18.7
2 Stack 25.1 25.3 25.5 25.6
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7
5 ST Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
6 ST Length 15 17 18.8 20
7 CS Length 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3
8 BB Drop 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
9 Wheelbase 43.2 44.2 45.2 46.1
10 Front Center 27.2 28.2 29.2 30.1
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 29.7 29.7 29.9 29.9

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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