Kona Taro 29er 2014 -
The All Mountain Kona Taro is a 29er MTB hardtail that represents the ultimate blend of simplicity and performance in a big way. Complete with Shimano Alivio/Deore drivetrain and RockShox Sektor Gold 130mm forks, this beauty will perform perfectly everytime. The aggressive All Mountain Kona Taro displays many frame features that include: an 6061 aluminium frame, slack 68 degree head tube angle, a low bottom bracket, super-short chainstays, low top tube - for increased standover, and 12x142mm rear axle that increases lateral stability. All to aid you in the perfect ride.
At the front end of the Taro, you have a pair of RockShox Sektor Gold tapered forks that provide 130mm of travel. Great for when traversing over rocks and all that kinda stuff etc. Also, this year Kona have moved most of the componentry over to Shimano, using a mix of 9 speed Alivio/Deore drivetrain components plus a FSA Step-Up single ring chainset (32 tooth) that includes a e-thirtenn 'The Hive' LS1 chain device that keeps the chain in place at all times.
The addition of Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes, that clamp around a pair of centrelock rotors (180/160mm), are a great addition as they bring awesome stopping power both in wet and dry conditions. Maxxis Ardent 29er tyres grip you, and the bike, to the floor below and the mixture of 29er WTB SX23 rims and hubs from Formula (front) and Shimano (rear), provide the means of hurtling over the terrain at speed.
The 29" wheel has established itself as the most popular MTB wheel size for good reason. The benefits are simple to understand. A bigger wheel rolls over bumps better than a smaller wheel: this increases control, builds confidence, maintains momentum and makes you faster. The big wheels also provide extra traction in corners and off cambers as more rubber is in touch with the ground.
Finally, the bars, stem, seat post (dropper), and grips are all thanks to Kona, with the saddle being WTB Volt Comp. Each Taro is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggles team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure youre bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
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