TRAIL 27.5" HT

TI EXPLOSIF

3-2.5 TITANIUM COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE 27.5" WHEELS 44MM HEADTUBE LIFETIME WARRANTY
The spectacular ride feel, compliance, lightweight, liveliness, and comfort of Titanium come to life in a long-time Kona classic: the 2015 Ti Explosif. Also available as a 27.5-inch-wheel aggressive cromoly Trail bike, the frame-only Titanium version comes straight from the pros at Lynskey Performance Designs and features the same geometry as its cromoly brother: 68 degree head tube angle, short 420mm chainstays and wicked standover. The result is a lightning-quick, feather-light, fun-as-hell Kona hardtail built to rage technical singletrack from the US to the UK and beyond.
  • Seemless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system with 135x10 included, SS and 142x12 available
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
  • 44mm headtube

TECHNOLOGY

TRAIL 27.5" HT

Last year we introduced a number of 27.5-inch-wheel MTB XC Trail bikes, including the Explosif, Cinder Cone and Blast. With its great rollability, smart handling and increased traction, for 2015 we couldn’t help but grow the platform by leaps and bounds. While the wheel size works well in applications like Enduro and all-mountain, it also happens to fit beautifully on more recreational models. This year you’ll find the Tika, Fire Mountain and Lanai jump into the modern age, creating a diverse, fun grouping of bikes from expert straight through to entry-level.

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.

27.5" WHEELS

The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones. They are, quite literally, the best of both worlds, effectively increasing overall performance and rider confidence. No surprise then, that 27.5-inch wheels have found their way throughout our Mountain Bike range. You’ll find the wheel size throughout our Enduro platform and now throughout many of our traditional mountain bikes, like the Cinder Cone, Blast and Lana’i.

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 386 409 431 454
2 Stack 607 617 626 635
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 115 125 135 145
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 381 432 483 533
7 CS Length 420 420 420 420
8 BB Drop 42 42 42 42
9 Wheelbase 1078 1104 1130 1157
10 Front Center 661 687 713 740
11 Fork Length 509 509 509 509
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 572 597 622 648
14 Standover 750 780 810 845
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 15.2 16.1 17 17.9
2 Stack 23.9 24.3 24.6 25
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 4.5 4.9 5.3 5.7
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 15 17 19 21
7 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
8 BB Drop 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
9 Wheelbase 42.4 43.5 44.5 45.6
10 Front Center 26 27 28.1 29.1
11 Fork Length 20 20 20 20
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5
14 Standover 29.5 30.7 31.9 33.3

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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