ENDURO

PROCESS 167

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED INTERNAL HEADSET TAPERED HEADTUBE TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS 12X142 REAR AXLES ROCKER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE 26" WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
The Process 167 is the ultimate in DH/freeride/hardcore enduro, with the pedaling performance to get you to the top. A bike that Kona Team rider Graham Agassiz spins and flips with ease will also excel in the burliest of enduro races should you want to race it. As you can see from our product line, we believe in geometry before wheel-size hype; this bike is no different. The Entourage ripped because of its stellar combination of ultra-short chainstays (415mm), low BB (2mm drop), responsive 170mm travel and slack head angle (65). To fit 27.5-inch wheels in this frame we would have had to lengthen the chainstay, raised the bottom bracket, or reduced the travel. With proven geometry on the ultra plush, super stiff and reliable Process platform, rest assured the new 167 is going to be a trail scream. If you wanted to call this bike the new Stinky, we’d be ok with that.

Please note: the bike detail images and 360 show the incorrect rear shock. Please see specifications below for the correct rear shock details.
  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frame with Kona Carbon Seat Stays
  • SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain
  • RockShox Lyrik DH RC2DH Solo Air 170mm fork
  • 150mm travel KS Lev Integra dropper post
  • Maxxis DHF 3C DH casing 26-inch tires

SPECS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 167mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L
Rear Shock RockShox Vivid Air RC2
Fork RockShox Lyrik DH RC2DH Solo Air 170mm QR20 Tapered
Crankarms SRAM X1 1200
Chainrings 32T w/Guard
B/B SRAM BB92 GXP
Pedals n/a
Chain KMX X11
Freewheel SRAM XG1180 10-42 11spd
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM XO1
Shifters SRAM X1
Brake Calipers Avid Guide RS
Front Brake Rotor Avid Centerline 200mm
Rear Brake Rotor Avid Centerline 180mm
Brake Levers Avid Guide RS
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57
Handlebar RaceFace Atlas FR
Stem Kona 40mm
Seatpost KS Lev Integra
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Team
Front Hub Novatech 20mm
Rear Hub Novatech 142x12mm
Spokes Sandvik 14g Black
Rims WTB Frequency Team i25 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis DHF DH 3C 26x2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis DHF DH 3C 26x2.5"
Paint Color Matt Black w/Gloss Chrome & Green
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
1 Reach 424 450 475
2 Stack 586 595 600
3 HT Angle 65.0 65.0 65.0
4 HT Length 105 115 120
5 ST Angle 75.0 74.9 74.8
6 ST Length 405 405 450
7 CS Length 420 420 420
8 BB Drop 2 2 2
9 Wheelbase 1158 1189 1218
10 Front Center 738 769 798
11 Fork Length 555 555 555
12 Fork Offset 40 40 40
13 TT Length 580 608 636
14 Standover 640 640 640
  Size S M L
1 Reach 16.7 17.7 18.7
2 Stack 23.1 23.4 23.6
3 HT Angle 65.0 65.0 65.0
4 HT Length 4.1 4.5 4.7
5 ST Angle 75.0 74.9 74.8
6 ST Length 15.9 15.9 17.7
7 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5
8 BB Drop 0.1 0.1 0.1
9 Wheelbase 45.6 46.8 48.0
10 Front Center 29.1 30.3 31.4
11 Fork Length 21.9 21.9 21.9
12 Fork Offset 1.6 1.6 1.6
13 TT Length 22.8 23.9 25.0
14 Standover 25.2 25.2 25.2

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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