GRAVITY

SHONKY AL

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED INTERNAL HEADSET TAPERED HEADTUBE 12X142 REAR AXLES 26" WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
The perfect hardtail is all about balancing geometry and performance with durability. It has to feel just right, be able to take a serious beating, and it can't break the bank—a smashable work of art, so to speak. With direct feedback from Aggy, the popular Shonky returns in 2015: aluminum frame, longer top tubes, sliding dropouts and a tapered headtube make the jump shred machine.
  • Short 400mm chainstays, low BB, and longer FC for stability at speed
  • 73mm threaded BB for use with standard MTB cranks
  • Stiff, light and easy to use 12x142 Maxle axle w/ sliding dropouts
  • Lightweight, gimmick free, round Kona 6061 tubing
  • Tapered headtube

TECHNOLOGY

GRAVITY

At Kona we’ve been making gravity bikes since the beginning of gravity bikes. We’ve always had a passion for making fast, competent rides, and we also create bikes that enable the rider to take it to the next level. With the launch of our carbon Operator series, we’ve hit the sweet spot. Capable of wowing the crowd at the Red Bull Rampage, to contesting the podium at World Cup DH events, to the great opportunities of gravity riding in between, the Operator returns as one of the lightest, most playful DH bikes on the market today. For those especially budget conscience but looking to jump into the downhill game, we offer the all-new Precept 200, our first Swinger Independent Suspension downhill bike, specifically designed for those who don’t want to sacrifice performance but are looking for something somewhat subtler on the pocket book.

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.

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.

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 L
1 Reach 415 428
2 Stack 584 584
3 HT Angle 69 69
4 HT Length 120 120
5 ST Angle 71.5 71.5
6 ST Length 347 347
7 CS Length 400 400
8 BB Drop 26 26
9 Wheelbase 1073 1086
10 Front Center 675 688
11 Fork Length 491 491
12 Fork Offset 42 42
13 TT Length 610 623
14 Standover 715 715
  Size S L
1 Reach 16.3 16.9
2 Stack 23 23
3 HT Angle 69 69
4 HT Length 4.7 4.7
5 ST Angle 71.5 71.5
6 ST Length 13.7 13.7
7 CS Length 15.7 15.7
8 BB Drop 1 1
9 Wheelbase 42.2 42.8
10 Front Center 26.6 27.1
11 Fork Length 19.3 19.3
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 24 24.5
14 Standover 28.1 28.1

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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