INNOVATION

THE ALL NEW KONA PROCESS

THE ALL NEW KONA PROCESS

We're proud to introduce the first major revision of our popular Process platform. The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and with this new design, now has climbing manners more commonly attributed to shorter-travel bikes. No switches to flip, just pedal up efficiently, then smash the descent.

 
Kona Product Manager Ian Schmitt on the new Process

THREE FRAMES, TWO WHEEL SIZES, SEVEN NEW PROCESS MODELS

An all-new carbon frame is at the heart of the G2 Process project, and is available at two spec levels
Process 153 CR/DL 27.5
Process 153 CR 27.5
All-new 6061 aluminum frame shares the same geometry as the carbon frame
Process 153 AL/DL 27.5
Process 153 AL 27.5
Process 153 AL/DL 29
Process 153 AL 29
Process 165

ALL NEW PROCESS FRAME DETAILS

Both 27.5" and 29" Process bikes feature 153mm of rear wheel travel controlled by a trunnion-mounted shock, maintaining the Process platform's excellent standover while making room for a water bottle inside the front triangle. Also carried over from the original Process line is the progressive geometry with a long reach and short rear end for snappy handling.

Neutral anti-squat characteristics make for excellent pedalability
All models feature a metric trunnion-mounted shock
Vertical shock orientation accommodates a water bottle
The new Process maintains exceptionally low standover on all frame sizes
Internal 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
Main and rocker pivots feature big 20mm ID bearings
Bearing pivots are secured by way of a three-piece locking axle system
Integrated frame protection on down tube of carbon models
Integrated chainstay protection on all models
Clearance for 27.5x2.5" tire on 35mm internal rim
Aluminum chainstays on all models for durability
Deep seatpost insertion: L and XL frames will take a 170mm dropper inserted right to the collar; M frames a 150mm; and small frames a 125mm – but most riders will find they'd be able to run a 150mm as well
Info decals keep service specifics close at hand