Kona Process 134 27.5 (650b) 2014 -
The frame and geometry are the same on the Process as the Kona Process Deluxe, there is still a great mix of Shimano components. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Deore shifters and callipers.
RockShox Sektor Silver Air Tapered forks with 140mm of travel at the front and RockShox Monarch R for the rear shock means the tension is taken straight out of the trail. The 27.5" wheels mean you can be quick over the lumps and bumps whilst still having a great response from larger wheels.
Hydraulic braking from Shimano means solid performance, and the Maxxis Ardent 27.5(650b) specific tyres mean there is plenty of traction and grip for hard corners and dirty descents.
Kona 7005/6061 Aluminium Butted
Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminium alloys are used extensively throughout the fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. The benefits of this material is the tubings wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, allowing Kona to fine-tune a particular frames strength and the individual ride characteristics depending on its intended application. A tough, durable, affordable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides.
Tapered headtubes are not just for improving the aesthetics of your bike, due to its cleaner lines and smooth transition between the fork crown and headset cover, tapered headtubes offer a more solid connection between the frame and forks. This connection helps to distribute shock force better prolonging the life of the headset itself.
Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical single track. Kona have ensured cable routing exists on the Process 134 deluxe to allow for after-market upgrades.
27.5 Inch Wheels
The Kona Blast now comes fitted with 27.5" wheels, this means it is better at rolling over obstacles and tracks better than 26 inch wheels whilst staying manoeuvrable and more nimble than 29-inch wheels.
Rocker Independent Suspension
With Rocker Independent Suspension Kona found a healthy balance between the down and the up, while also designing a suspension platform that was as compact and low-slung on the frame as possible for maximum standover, stiffness and manoeuvrability. Kona developed the Rocker Independent Suspension to achieve all of these goals by creating a consistent leverage rate curve that perfectly matches currently available air shocks. This allows the suspension to provide a stable pedalling platform, while giving the rider a predictable feel throughout the travel.
Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. Please see the Kona owners manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.
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