INNOVATION

THE KONA CARBON PROCESS 29

THE KONA CARBON PROCESS 29

Last year we made waves with the release of the G2 Process platform by updating the geometry and improving pedal efficiency while still ensuring it rips on descents. This year we're taking it a step further by introducing two carbon versions of our 29" Process.

Two All-New Carbon models

Process 153 CR 29
Process 153 CR/DL 29
 
Kona Product Manager Ian Schmitt talks about the Carbon Process 153 29

Process 153 CR/DL 29

Two All-New Carbon models

Neutral Anti-squat characteristics makes for excellent pedaling efficiency. The first 1/3 of the leverage curve has a "flat" section which provides good small bump compliance and a supple ride feel while staying high in the travel.
Both models feature a metric trunnion-mounted shock
Cable routing enters on either side of the head tube
Kona cable management system exit port sits in front of shock and holds a spare derailleur hanger
Vertical shock orientation accommodates a water bottle. The Carbon Process also maintains a low standover height on all models.
Main and rocker pivots feature big 20mm ID bearings. Bearing pivots are secured by way of a three-piece locking axle system.
Integrated chainstay protection on both models
Clearance for 29x2.5" tire on 35mm internal rim
Aluminum chainstays on all models ensure durability and protection against accidental hits from rocks and other trail debris.
Deep seatpost insertion: L and XL Frames will take a 170mm dropper inserted right to the collar; medium frames will accept a 150mm and small frames will take a 150mm though most riders will find they can run a 150mm on a small as well.
Info decals keep service specifics close at hand

Process 153 Aluminum Updates

Weight Reduction and Refinement
We've refined the Process G2 aluminum frames and switched to a carbon rocker to help save weight.
Process 153 DL 29
Process 153 DL 27.5
Process 153 29
Process 153 27.5