ROAD: CLASSIC

KAPU

REYNOLDS 853 CROMOLY COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE 700C WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
A classic returns for 2015—the legendary Kapu. The heritage of steel road bikes has always been strong at Kona and this new model is no exception. Featuring lovingly forged and crafted Reynolds 853 tubing for both the frame and fork, the new Kapu, compared to more race-oriented bikes, features a taller headtube, shorter top tube and reach, slacker angles, a lower bottom bracket, sizeable wheel clearance, and longer chainstays. The result is a comfortable, stable, speedy, classy ride designed to eat up great tracts of pavement, in any season, with style.
  • Reynolds 853 Butted Cromoly
  • Shimano 11-speed 105 components
  • Shimano Ultegra RD
  • TRP long reach road calipers
  • Continental Grand Sport Race 60tpi 700x28c tires

SPECS

Frame Material Reynolds 853 Butted Cromoly
Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Reynolds 853 Cromoly Classic Road
Crankarms Shimano RS500
Chainrings 34/50t
B/B Shimano 4600
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 RG957
Front Brake Rotor n/a
Rear Brake Rotor n/a
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Headset TH 848
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 Dynamic
Front Hub Mavic Aksium S Wheelset
Rear Hub Mavic Aksium S Wheelset
Spokes Mavic Aksium S Wheelset
Rims Mavic Aksium S Wheelset
Front Tire Continental GranSport Race 700x28c 60TPI Folding
Rear Tire Continental GranSport Race 700x28c 60TPI Folding
Paint Color Blood Red w/Off-White, Black & Silver
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

ROAD: CLASSIC

These are the originals. Using road’s heritage in steel, and with geometry more attune to versatility, confidence, style and comfort, our Road Classic platform is all about blending the old with the new, creating bikes designed to stand the test of time and define an era. Welcome back the almighty Kapu!

REYNOLDS 853 CROMOLY

The flagship cromoly of Reynolds Cycling Technology and a material we have extensive experience with, Reynolds 853 jumps back into our line on the new 2015 Kapu. The tubing is seamless air-hardened, heat-treated steel. The benefits of air-hardening steels are particularly noticeable in the weld area where, unlike conventional steel alloys, strength can actually increase after cooling in air immediately after welding. Reynolds 853 is heat-treated to give high strength and damage resistance, and the steel properties allow thin walls to be used, resulting in lower weight, fatigue-resistant frames that last a lifetime.

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.

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 49 52 54 56 58 61
1 Reach 369 372 377 381 390 397
2 Stack 545 567 584 603 622 643
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 988 989 1000 1010 1024 1033
10 Front Center 582 583 594 603 614 622
11 Fork Length 377 377 377 377 377 377
12 Fork Offset 44 44 44 44 44 44
13 TT Length 520 535 550 565 580 600
14 Standover 745 770 790 810 830 850
  Size 49 52 54 56 58 61
1 Reach 14.5 14.6 14.8 15 15.4 15.6
2 Stack 21.5 22.3 23 23.7 24.5 25.3
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 38.9 39.4 39.8 40.3 40.7
10 Front Center 22.9 23 23.4 23.7 24.2 24.5
11 Fork Length 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 20.5 21.1 21.7 22.2 22.8 23.6
14 Standover 29.3 30.3 31.1 31.9 32.7 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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