How do you take a race-ready cross-country machine and make it into the bike you ride everyday? Kona shows us how with their Big Kahuna, a svelte, race-ready aluminum hardtail with plus-sized 27.5 x 2.8-inch Schwalbes to grab handfuls of traction and float over gnarly terrain. These meaty tires raise the fun factor along with the bike’s versatility, enhanced by a 100mm RockShox Recon RL fork that keeps the front end tracking and your excitement high. That all-important rubber is well-supported by a pair of 40mm-wide WTB Scraper rims which are light enough to make their formidable strength seem impossible. All this rolling stock gets moving thanks to drivetrain components from Shimano and RaceFace, married in a 2x10-speed system with go-anywhere range. And, Shimano’s hydraulic disc brakes give you braking abilities that’ll make you contemplate equipping the bike with a seatbelt. Defy traditional bike boundaries and see what you can do on a Big Kahuna.
|Frame||Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL Solo Air 100mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB Scraper i40 Pinned TCS|
Front: Formula 110x15mm
Rear: Formula 157x12mm
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
Front: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5x2.8"
Rear: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5x2.8"
|Bottom Bracket||RaceFace 83mm|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG500 11-42t 10spd|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Hydraulic MT500|
|Brakes||Shimano Hydraulic MT500 calipers w/Shimano RT26 180mm /160mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Pure V Sport|
|Seat Post||Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm w/ Kona Clamp seat clamp|
* Subject to change without notice.