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Kona’s 2012 Bikes
Posted: Aug 02 2011
With 170mm of travel, the new Kona Entourage has the same downhill performance as the Operator DH with a little more agility. Enjoy the “big bike” ride while making those smooth, quick turns! The Entourage has shorter stays, low BB and a slack head angle for stability.
- Custom 170mm RockShox Domain R CL fork
- Avid Code R brakes
- SRAM X-7 rear derailleur
- Fox Van R rear shock
The Entourage's older sibling, the Entourage Deluxe (DL) has all that its younger sibling has and more.
- 170mm RockShox Lyrik RC2 Solo Air fork
- SRAM X-9 drivetrain
- Easton Havoc cockpit
- Mavic EX729 rims
The Honzo is Kona's new all mountain 29er Cromoly hardtail, perfect for ripping down sweet singletrack! The Honzo features a slack 68-degree headtube angle, low bottom bracket, short chainstays, zero-stack internal headset with tapered steertube, single front chainring with chain guide, 9-speed 36-tooth cassette, 31.6 seatpost with dropper post cable routing and ISCG 05 tabs. In Kona’s words, “the Honzo goes up, down, and all the way around!”
The all new Kona Satori AM 29er is a 130mm travel 29er dual suspension 29er with a 142x12mm rear end, tapered headtube and new swing ling suspension. Named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment, the Satori is designed to rip down technical terrain as well as being light and nimble to climb with ease.
Kona’s first carbon 29er hardtail, the King Kahuna features a proprietary carbon weave that is tough and light, 142x12mm rear axle, tapered headtube, along with a race spec package that will get you going fast!
Kona has partnered with renowned Italian road frame manufacturer Dedacciai to create a custom carbon fiber road bike called the King Zing. This bike features a frame that is light and responsive as well as stable. The monocoque frame construction features a tapered headtube and integrated headset, with a full-carbon monocoque fork. With Kona custom-designed spines on the chainstays and the seatstays for a more vertically compliant rear triangle that still effectively reduces side-to-side deflection, the King Zing is a comfortable, confident, racing bike suitable for a Cat 2 crit or a GranFondo.
- New FSA SLK Light Carbon crankset
- Shimano Ultegra components
- Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheelset
- FSA Carbon cockpit
The Zing Supreme has much of the same features of the King Zing along with the following:
- Shimano 105/Ultegra components
- Mavic Aksium WTS wheelset system
- Kona Road cockpit
- Dedacciai carbon monocoque race fork
The 2012 Roundabout is Kona’s new commuter bike. “The Roundabout features a classic steel Mixte frame, with a clean, streamlined aesthetic,” explains Mark Matson, Kona’s Asphalt product manager. “It uses a 1×9 drivetrain that is straight forward and easy to operate, while allowing a broad range of gears to zip around town.” The Kona HandPlant handlebar keeps the rider upright and comfortable while focussing the rider’s vision where it needs to be for a safe ride.
Based on the Ute, Kona has introduced a new bike called the MinUte designed with a shorter wheelbase. The deck is two-thirds the size of the Ute making it a more nimble utility bike.
A brand-new model for 2012, Kona's first female-specific, 29-inch-wheel hardtail mountain bike. Designed with incredibly low standover for a confident riding position, and geometry best suited to recreational mountain bikers looking for stability, traction and great ride efficiency, the Kona Mohala, which means "shining forth" in Hawaiian, let's you do exactly that on everything from technical singletrack to blazing backroads.
As the long-time sponsor of Rad Racing, one of the most successful youth development teams in the US, we feel the desire every once in a while to offer a wicked little CX bike for kids. Race-ready, with some of the features of our adult CX bikes, the Jake 2-4 comes with an aluminum frame and fork, STI shifters for small hands, and the same graphic look as our adult race bikes. It's a kids cyclocross, gravel-trail, road-training bike that's lightweight without being expensive.
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