XC RACE LIGHT

KAHUNA

KONA RACELIGHT 7005 ALUMINUM COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE INTERNAL HEADSET TAPERED HEADTUBE 29" WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
Big wheels, big rollability, big fun. This is the ultimate hardtail, perfect for rolling singletrack that goes and goes and goes. Featuring Kona XC geometry with Stealth dropper post routing, and components selected to turn the spectacular detail of nature into a wild rush of colour, the Kahuna is all about turning on that speed for the first time, perfect for riders looking to move from recreational riding to really fast.
  • Kona Race Light 7005/6061 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
  • RockShox XC 32 TK 100mm fork with tapered steerer
  • Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain

SPECS

Frame Material Kona Race Light 7005 or 6061 Aluminum Butted
Sizes 15", 17", 19", 21"
Rear Shock n/a
Fork RockShox XC 32 TK 100mm Tapered
Crankarms FSA Gamma Drive
Chainrings 24/32/42t
B/B FSA BB 1000
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel Shimano HG50 11-36t 10spd
F/D Shimano Deore
R/D Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Deore
Brake Calipers Shimano Deore
Front Brake Rotor Shimano 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/Road
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Race Light LOG
Saddle WTB Pure V Sport
Front Hub Joytech
Rear Hub Joytech
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rims WTB SX19
Front Tire Maxxis Ikon or Geax Saguaro 29x2.2"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ikon or Geax Saguaro 29x2.2"
Paint Color Matt Black w/White, Orange & Grey
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

XC RACE LIGHT

Super fast and really fun: that’s how we like to describe our 2015 lineup of Race Light XC bikes. Since cross-country legend Joe Murray designed some of our first bikes back in 1988, we’ve always been focused on creating incredibly light, ridiculously fast mountain bikes. But what differentiates us from the competition is our want to ensure our bikes deliver equally on the smile quotient. From our technically capable Hei Hei series of dual-suspension trail igniters to the legendary ride of the Kahuna hardtails, no one puts more fun into going fast than Kona.

KONA RACELIGHT 7005 ALUMINUM

Kona Race Light 7005 is a lighter, more performance-oriented fabrication of our 7005 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005 uses custom butting to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness. The emphasis here is on performance, lightness and speed, built the Kona Way.

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.

INTERNAL HEADSET

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.

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 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 393 415 423 443
2 Stack 624 633 652 671
3 HT Angle 70 70 70 70
4 HT Length 105 115 135 155
5 ST Angle 74 74 73 73
6 ST Length 381 432 483 533
7 CS Length 450 450 450 450
8 BB Drop 58 58 58 58
9 Wheelbase 1084 1110 1124 1151
10 Front Center 650 676 690 717
11 Fork Length 510 510 510 510
12 Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
13 TT Length 572 597 622 648
14 Standover 750 780 815 850
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 15.5 16.3 16.7 17.4
2 Stack 24.6 24.9 25.7 26.4
3 HT Angle 70 70 70 70
4 HT Length 4.1 4.5 5.3 6.1
5 ST Angle 74 74 73 73
6 ST Length 15 17 19 21
7 CS Length 17.7 17.7 17.7 17.7
8 BB Drop 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
9 Wheelbase 42.7 43.7 44.3 45.3
10 Front Center 25.6 26.6 27.2 28.2
11 Fork Length 20.1 20.1 20.1 20.1
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5
14 Standover 29.5 30.7 32.1 33.5

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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