PRECEPT
An evolution of the venerable Tanuki, the all-new Precept takes the advantages of 27.5-inch wheels and our Swinger Suspension with 120mm of rear travel and creates a bike with more singletrack range. This is an incredibly efficient climber, and a faster, more stable, descender. And thanks to an amazing price, it’s a bike that knows no bounds. Outfitted with a Shimano drivetrain highlighted by a Deore Shadow rear derailleur, RockShox suspension and refined trail geometry with excellent standover, the Precept is everything a great mountain bike should be: solid, smooth and full of smiles.
Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 120mm travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock Fastrax AF-1
Fork RockShox XC 30 120mm
Crankarms Shimano Deore
Chainrings 22/32/44t
B/B Shimano Alivio
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain Shimano HG53
Freewheel Shimano Acera 11-34t 9 spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D Shimano SLX
R/D Shimano Deore Shadow
Shifters Shimano Altus
Brake Calipers Tektro HDC300
Front Brake Rotor Tektro HDC300 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor Tektro HDC300 160mm
Brake Levers Tektro HDC300
Headset FSA NO.57B-1
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Formula
Rear Hub Shimano M475
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 14g
Rims WTB SX23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Silver w/Black and Cyan
Extras n/a
sizing chart mm   |   inches
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 396 415 440 465
2 Stack 582 596 600 610
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 110 125 130 140
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 396 415 440 465
7 CS Length 430 430 430 430
8 BB Drop 12 12 12 12
9 Wheelbase 1094 1118 1145 1174
10 Front Center 664 689 716 744
11 Fork Length 529 529 529 529
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 554 578 605 634
14 Standover 740 740 740 740
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 15.59 16.34 17.32 18.31
2 Stack 22.91 23.46 23.62 24.02
3 HT Angle 69 69 69 69
4 HT Length 4.33 4.92 5.12 5.51
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 15.59 16.34 17.32 18.31
7 CS Length 16.93 16.93 16.93 16.93
8 BB Drop 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47
9 Wheelbase 43.07 44.02 45.08 46.22
10 Front Center 26.14 27.13 28.19 29.29
11 Fork Length 20.83 20.83 20.83 20.83
12 Fork Offset 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.65
13 TT Length 21.81 22.76 23.82 24.96
14 Standover 29.13 29.13 29.13 29.13

KONA RACE LIGHT 7005/6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona Race Light 7005/6061 is a lighter, more performance-oriented fabrication of our 7005 and 6061 Aluminum tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 uses custom butting to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness. The emphasis here is on performance, lightness and speed, built the Kona way.

INTERNAL HEADSET

By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called “zero stack”), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.

TAPERED HEADTUBE

Aside from improving the aesthetic, due to its cleaner lines and smooth transition between the fork crown and the headset cover, tapered headtubes also offer a more solid interface between forks with tapered steertubes and the bicycle frame itself. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered headtube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

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. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames. During this warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

SWINGER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

First introduced on the Satori, and featured on the new Precept DL and Precept for 2014, Kona’s Swinger configuration allows us to increase standover and optimize the leverage rate for Trail and All-Mountain riding in a way that we could not have done with other configurations. It retains the same advantages and performance features as our other designs, but at a more affordable price.

DROPPER POSTS

Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical singletrack. No surprise then, for 2014 we’ve spec’d dropper posts on numerous models throughout our Enduro and MTB Trail platforms, featuring the lightweight and proven seat posts from Kind Shock. Bikes like the Honzo, Taro and new Wo fat bike do not come equipped with dropper posts but have cable routing to allow for after-market upgrades.

27.5-INCH WHEELS

Introduced on the Kona Explosif in a mid-season launch last year, for 2014 you’ll find 27.5-inch wheels on the Process 134 and 153, the Explosif, Cinder Cone and Blast. The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones. They are, quite literally, the best of both worlds. Specifically for Trail and Enduro applications, they noticeable increase overall performance and ride confidence.

TRAIL DS
PRECEPT DL
PRECEPT DL
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FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 130mm travel Swinger LSR Suspension frame with 12x142 axle
  • RockShox Sektor Silver TK Solo Air 140mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steerer
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, SLX derailleur
  • Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" tires
  • Custom WTB SX23 rims
PRECEPT DL
SATORI
SATORI
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FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted 130mm travel frame with press fit BB92
  • Fox Float 34 CTD 140mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steer tube
  • Shimano XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur with SLX drivetrain, hubs and brakes
  • KS Super Natural Remote dropper post
  • WTB STi23 TCS tubeless-ready rims
SATORI
SEE ALSO
TRAIL DS
PRECEPT DL
PRECEPT DL
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 130mm travel Swinger LSR Suspension frame with 12x142 axle
  • RockShox Sektor Silver TK Solo Air 140mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steerer
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, SLX derailleur
  • Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" tires
  • Custom WTB SX23 rims
PRECEPT DL
SATORI
SATORI
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted 130mm travel frame with press fit BB92
  • Fox Float 34 CTD 140mm travel fork with QR15 axle and tapered steer tube
  • Shimano XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur with SLX drivetrain, hubs and brakes
  • KS Super Natural Remote dropper post
  • WTB STi23 TCS tubeless-ready rims
SATORI

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