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PROCESS 111

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED INTERNAL HEADSET TAPERED HEADTUBE TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS 12X142 REAR AXLES ROCKER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE 29" WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
Last year we redefined what a 29-inch-wheel mountain bike was capable of. Combining short (430mm) chainstays and a low BB, omitting the front derailleur and incorporating big standover, a short stem and a roomy rider cockpit, we turned the idea of a 29-inch-wheel bike up on its head, laying waste the land of trail in a flood of Big Fun. Highlighted by a surprisingly deep 111mm of rear Rocker Independent Suspension—whose progressive leverage rate curve means plush on the down and smooth on the up—the exceedingly capable 10-42t X1 drivetrain and a new Pike 120mm fork, the Process 111 returns to shock and awe.

“Blows apart the myth that 29ers aren't playful.” —MBR (UK)

  • SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano SLX brakes
  • RockShox PIKE RC Solo Air 120mm fork
  • KS Lev Integra dropper post
  • Maxxis Ardent TR EXO dual compound 29-inch tires

SPECS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 111mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT
Fork RockShox Pike RC 120mm QR15 Tapered
Crankarms SRAM X1 1000
Chainrings 32t
B/B Shimano Press Fit GXP 92
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X11
Freewheel SRAM XG1180 10-42t 11spd
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM X1S
Shifters SRAM X1S
Brake Calipers Shimano SLX
Front Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona 40mm
Seatpost KS Lev Integra
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Sport SE
Front Hub Novatech QR15
Rear Hub Novatech 142x12mm
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 14g Black
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29x2.4"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Deep Purple & Black w/White & Silver
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

ENDURO

The Process family of do-everything mountain bikes grows into new genres for 2015. Introducing two new models, including the new Process 134 SE, developed specifically for smaller and lighter riders, and the new Process 167, a long-travel 26-inch wheel model that’s sure to get the gravity fiends among us excited, the Process platform steps up as one of the most comprehensive all-mountain/enduro platforms currently on the market. Whether you’re all about the down, or love the pedal efficiency of a good climbing bike—29-inch, 27.5-inch, 26-inch wheels, big travel or short travel, there’s a Process bike for you.

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, affordable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, allowing us to fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

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.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

An increasing amount of 2015 Kona models feature the benefits of tubeless compatible rims. Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube + tire systems. For 2015, you’ll find tubeless compatible rims on most of our XC Race Light and Enduro bikes, as well as throughout our Cyclocross and Road platforms.

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.

ROCKER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Different riders have different needs, but Trail and Enduro riders need a lot of everything—from downhill performance to efficient climbing. With Rocker Independent Suspension we found a healthy balance between the down and the up, while also designing a suspension platform that was as compact and low-slung on the frame as possible for maximum standover, stiffness and maneuverability. A consistent leverage rate curve that perfectly matches currently available air shocks creates a stable pedaling platform, while giving the rider a predictable feel throughout the travel.

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.

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 416 435 460 485
2 Stack 603 608 617 621
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 100 105 115 120
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 406 406 450 465
7 CS Length 430 430 430 430
8 BB Drop 35 35 35 35
9 Wheelbase 1124 1145 1173 1200
10 Front Center 696 717 746 772
11 Fork Length 528 528 528 528
12 Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
13 TT Length 585 605 634 661
14 Standover 660 660 667 667
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 16.38 17.13 18.11 19.09
2 Stack 23.74 23.94 24.29 24.45
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 3.94 4.13 4.53 4.72
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 16.00 16.00 17.72 18.31
7 CS Length 16.93 16.93 16.93 16.93
8 BB Drop 1.38 1.38 1.38 1.38
9 Wheelbase 44.25 45.08 46.18 47.24
10 Front Center 27.40 28.23 29.37 30.39
11 Fork Length 20.79 20.79 20.79 20.79
12 Fork Offset 1.81 1.81 1.81 1.81
13 TT Length 23.03 23.82 24.96 26.02
14 Standover 25.98 25.98 26.26 26.26

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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