TRAIL 29" HT

RAIJIN

3-2.5 TITANIUM COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE 29" WHEELS 44MM HEADTUBE LIFETIME WARRANTY
One of our most sought-after framesets, the Raijin features 3-2.5Ti tube materials, weighing in at a feathery four pounds (1.8kgs) for an 17-inch frame. We have a long history working with Titanium and some serious expertise in designing unique, category-leading bikes tuned to its application. Made in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs, and with features like a sliding replaceable dropout system with 135x10 included— singlespeed and 142x12 available—the Raijin is perhaps our sexiest 29-inch hardtail frame.
  • Kona Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium frameset manufactured in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs
  • Available in four sizes from 15" to 21"
  • Singlespeed or geared compatibility
  • New Geometry, threaded 73mm BB, 31.6mm seat post diameter and stealth dropper compatibility

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.

3-2.5 TITANIUM

Building on the success of the Raijin, our first Titanium bike since we introduced the Ti Score and the Ti King Kahuna, you’ll find four Titanium framesets available throughout our MTB Trail and Road platforms. Truth be told, we’ve always been in love with the playful nature, simplicity, bomber construction and feather-light ride feel of Titanium. New for 2015, we introduce the Road Endurance Ti Esatto road frame, a smooth-riding, wickedly efficient addition to our Road collection. The Ti Esatto joins the Ti Explosif 27.5-inch Trail bike, the Ti Rove and the now legendary Raijin 29-inch XC hardtail.

As far as material construction is concerned, we exclusively use 3-2.5 Titanium, an incredibly strong and lightweight metal consisting of 3 percent aluminum, 2.5 percent vanadium, and 94.5 percent pure titanium. Excellent fatigue life, light weight, property consistency, form-ability, and corrosion resistance are but a few of the reasons 3-2.5 is still the premier frame material when it comes to high-quality, seamless tube titanium.

Kona’s 3-2.5 Ti bikes are manufactured in Tennessee, U.S.A. by Lynskey Performance Designs, one of the top titanium fabricators in the world. Our designers work closely with Lynskey’s experienced team of fabricators to ensure exacting standards when it comes to the development of Kona Titanium framesets. Rest assured, not only will you have a Kona Ti bike for life, we guarantee it will be the ride of your life.

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.

44MM HEADTUBE

44mm oversized heatubes allow us to run tapered steerer forks by using a large external lower cup headset bearing. Primarily used on our Titanium and Cromoly models, where tapering the frame material of the headtube is prohibitive, 44m headtube allows us to include of the precise steering and frame stiffness associated with a tapered steerer fork.

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 395 419 439 459
2 Stack 617 620 638 657
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 102 105 125 145
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 381 432 483 533
7 CS Length 428 428 428 428
8 BB Drop 58 58 58 58
9 Wheelbase 1084 1109 1136 1163
10 Front Center 663 688 714 741
11 Fork Length 506 506 506 506
12 Fork Offset 47 47 47 47
13 TT Length 572 597 622 647
14 Standover 730 765 800 830
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 15.6 16.5 17.3 18.1
2 Stack 24.3 24.4 25.1 25.9
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 4 4.1 4.9 5.7
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 15 17 19 21
7 CS Length 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9
8 BB Drop 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
9 Wheelbase 42.7 43.7 44.7 45.8
10 Front Center 26.1 27.1 28.1 29.2
11 Fork Length 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.9
12 Fork Offset 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9
13 TT Length 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5
14 Standover 28.7 30.1 31.5 32.7

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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