ROAD: RACE

ZONE

KONA RACE LIGHT SCANDIUM 69 COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE TAPERED HEADTUBE 700C WHEELS INTEGRATED HEADSET LIFETIME WARRANTY
Designed for the road rider or racer who wants the freedom to ride wherever and whenever they want—without the big cost. The new Kona Scandium 69 frameset mimics the geometry and ride features of our carbon Zones and includes a carbon fork with a tapered steertube. It has features like internal rear-brake and derailleur cable routing, fender eyelets and room for up to 32c tires without fenders.
  • Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain
  • Mavic Aksium One wheelset
  • Selle San Marco custom saddle
  • Continental UltraSport II 60tpi 700x28c tires

SPECS

Frame Material Kona Race Light Scandium 69
Sizes S(49), M(53), L(56), XL(59), XXL(61)
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Carbon Road
Crankarms FSA Gossamer Compact
Chainrings 34/50t
B/B FSA MegaExo
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X11
Freewheel Shimano 105 11-28t 11spd
F/D Shimano 105
R/D Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano 105
Brake Calipers Tektro R539
Front Brake Rotor n/a
Rear Brake Rotor n/a
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Headset FSA No.44E
Handlebar Kona Road
Stem Kona Road
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle Selle San Marco Era Start
Front Hub Mavic Aksium One Wheelset
Rear Hub Mavic Aksium One Wheelset
Spokes Mavic Aksium One Wheelset
Rims Mavic Aksium One Wheelset
Front Tire Continental UltraSport II 700x28c
Rear Tire Continental UltraSport II 700x28c
Paint Color Matt Black w/Dark Cyan & Silver
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

ROAD: RACE

Our road race line continues to expand and address specific needs for all types of road riders and racers. From the subtle details that enable winter training to the effective power transfer that makes your bike fly, and for young riders on a budget and those looking for a podium-catching high-performance carbon speedster. The Zones are designed as year-round, all-road surface race bikes, featuring comfortable angles for long, rough road races, and more clearance for larger 25-28c tires to help get you through your version of Paris-Roubaix, while still performing like a pro peloton race rocket. It's time to go fast!

KONA RACE LIGHT SCANDIUM 69

Known to have one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios for any alloy in the world, Scandium has been a hallmark in our bikes since we first introduced the material in 2000. Since that time, it’s found a home in light and quick 29-inch hardtails, savvy all-mountain rides and recreationally oriented, well-priced mountain bikes.

For 2015, our commitment to the material grows significantly, with new Kona Race Light Scandium 69 models showing up throughout our growing range of Road bikes, from the new Road endurance Esattos to the base model Zone, through to the Kahuna Deluxe, Kula and Cinder Cone.

Introduced to our line in 2012, Race Light Scandium 69 comes with yield strengths that are about 40 percent higher than previous Scandium alloys. The result is the strongest per-weight aluminum alloy ever made. Because of its fibrous or fine-grained structure, Race Light Scandium 69 alloy reveals a unique combination of corrosion resistance and excellent fatigue strength.

WHAT IS SCANDIUM?

Scandium is the eighth most abundant rare element on earth. A silvery white metal extracted from the earth’s crust, Scandium is a potent grain refiner that, when added to aluminum alloys, elevates the strength and durability of the material by 50 percent. It does this by “straightening” out the grains of the alloy, making the metal less susceptible to failure. It’s this strength and durability that makes Scandium alloys an attractive material when it comes to manufacturing bicycles. Strength is so much higher—Scandium alloy is twice as strong as 6061 or 7005 aluminum—that we’re able to use much less material to achieve riding characteristics similar to steel. With Scandium we’re able to shave weight from our aluminum frames by 10 to 15 percent.

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.

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.

INTEGRATED HEADSET

Integrated headsets are simple, light and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are actually part of the headtube, be they machined away and left with the headtube, or glued in (carbon) or welded in with steel or alloy. Like an internal headset, an integrated headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible. Providing effective, precise steering, you’ll find integrated headsets on our collection of Road Endurance and Race bikes like the Zones and Esattos.

GEOMETRY

mm   |   inches   |   sizing chart
  Size 49 53 56 59 61
1 Reach 386 389 394 404 413
2 Stack 539 560 577 593 609
3 HT Angle 71.5 72 72 72.5 73
4 HT Length 125 150 165 185 195
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 72.5
6 ST Length 490 530 560 590 610
7 CS Length 416 416 418 418 422
8 BB Drop 78 75 75 72 72
9 Wheelbase 996 1004 1016 1027 1040
10 Front Center 593 599 609 619 628
11 Fork Length 380 380 380 380 380
12 Fork Offset 45 45 45 45 45
13 TT Length 535 550 565 585 605
14 Standover 785 800 820 850 860
  Size 49 53 56 59 61
1 Reach 15.2 15.3 15.5 15.9 16.3
2 Stack 21.2 22 22.7 23.3 24
3 HT Angle 71.5 72 72 72.5 73
4 HT Length 4.9 5.9 6.5 7.3 7.7
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 72.5
6 ST Length 19.3 20.9 22 23.2 24
7 CS Length 16.4 16.4 16.5 16.5 16.6
8 BB Drop 3.1 3 3 2.8 2.8
9 Wheelbase 39.2 39.5 40 40.4 40.9
10 Front Center 23.3 23.6 24 24.4 24.7
11 Fork Length 15 15 15 15 15
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 21.1 21.7 22.2 23 23.8
14 Standover 30.9 31.5 32.3 33.5 33.9

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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