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Kona Entourage Suspension Bike 2013

Front and rear travel of 170mm mean the Entourage is a trimmed down Operator. With radically shorter stays for fleet of feet both on the ground and high above it, and a low bottom bracket and slack headtube for stability and confidence at speed, the Entourage is the epitome of funour freeride team's bike of choice for obvious reasons. If a long-travel DH bike is too much cushin' for your pushin', and a long-travel trail bike ain't enough lovin' for your oven, try this biscuit.

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Features:

  • Material: Kona DH 7005 Aluminium 170mm Travel
  • Rear Shock: Fox Van R
  • Fork: Rock Shox Domain R CL 170mm
  • Crankarms: FSA Moto
  • Chainrings: 34t
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA 83mm
  • Pedals: Kona Wah Wah
  • Chain: Sram PC951
  • Freewheel: Sram PG950 11-32t 9 spd
  • F/D: E*Thirteen FreeChucker
  • R/D: Sram X7
  • Shifters: Sram X7 (rh only)
  • Brake Calipers: Avid Code R
  • Front Brake:Avid G2CS 200mm
  • Front Brake: Avid GCS2 180mm
  • Brake Levers: Avid Code R
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS
  • Handlebar: Kona DH
  • Stem: Kona Jerk
  • Seatpost: Kona DH
  • Seat Clamp: Kona Clamp
  • Grips: Kona G-LOG
  • Saddle: WTB Devo HP Comp
  • Front Hub:Formula 20mm
  • Rear Hub: Formula 150x12mm
  • Spokes: Sandvik Stainless 14g
  • Rims: Sun MTX33 Sleeved
  • Front Tyre: Maxxis High Roller 2 DH 26x2.4"
  • Rear Tyre:Maxxis High Roller 2 DH 26x2.4"

Technology:

  • 4-Bar Linkage:
  • Function and durability: Anytime you have a pivot in anything, there is side-to-side movement, or tolerance. It's what allows the pivot to move freely. When you have pivots that are close together, the side-to-side movement in those pivots becomes amplified, what's called tolerance stacking. Kona's 4-Bar system keeps pivots as far away from each other as possible, minimizing the negative effects of tolerance stacking. Ultimately, it equates to a stiffer rear end, as well as a significant decrease in bearing and bushing wear.

    Pure Shock Movement :Another benefit of our 4-Bar system is minimized side load on the rear shock. If you have proximate pivot points and/or the shock positioned so that it is exposed to lateral forces, you have side load on the shock. Side load causes resistance, which can negatively impact suspension performance.

    Shock Longevity:With our 4-Bar system, the rear shock is protected from side-to-side forces. Side load is one of the main causes of premature seal failures. As a result, we have a very low rate of shock problems, as well as an exceptionally responsive feel to the rear suspension.

    Incredible Tune-ability:By using 4-Bar, our designers are able to incorporate a huge range of suspension characteristics into our dual-suspension mountain bikes. Simply by changing the shock's positioning and configuration, we're able to make either an efficient climber or a wicked descender. For example, on our XC bikes, we can take an inherently progressive air shock and make the suspension more linear, allowing the rider to benefit from all of the bike's travel. For downhill bikes, like our Operator and Entourage, an inherently linear coil shock can be set up to be more progressive for big hits. When it comes to range of application, 4-Bar is the ultimate rear-suspension platform.

    Plush Factor:With pivots, bearings and the shock itself well supported and protected from linear side load, Kona's Walking Beam 4-Bar Linkage system delivers that extraordinarily plush, smooth feel we all crave as mountain bikers. Whether it's taking the edge of a technical XC race course, the burl out of a backcountry all-day epic, or levelling out the brake bumps at your local bike park, Kona's Walking Beam 4-Bar Linkage delivers that sweet feel. Ride in, ride out.

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