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PRECEPT DL

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED INTERNAL HEADSET TAPERED HEADTUBE 12X142 REAR AXLES SWINGER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE 27.5" WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
Sharing many of the same angles and ride performance characteristics of our popular Process 134 model, the Precept DL is perhaps the best bang-for-the-buck dual-suspension mountain bike on the market today. Race enduro, ride singletrack all day, enjoy amazing descents: this bike can do it all. Using 130mm of active Swinger Independent Suspension and 27.5-inch wheels, the Precept DL features a direct-mount front derailleur, dropper-post cable routing and a full complement of cartridge bearings. It even has similar geometry to the Process 134: same BB height, same chainstay length and same 68-degree headtube angle.

“Its performance reaches far beyond its price point.” –Switchback Magazine (US)

  • Shimano drivetrain w/ Deore Shadow RD
  • RockShox Sektor Silver TK Solo Air 140mm fork w/ 15mm axle
  • Shimano M395 brakeset
  • WTB SX23 27.5-inch rims w/ Shimano Deore hubset

SPECS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 130mm travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch R
Fork RockShox Sektor Silver TK Solo Air 140mm QR15 Tapered
Crankarms Shimano Deore
Chainrings 22/32/44t
B/B Shimano Alivio
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC Z99
Freewheel Shimano HG20 11-34t 9spd
F/D Shimano SLX
R/D Shimano Deore Shadow
Shifters Shimano Altus
Brake Calipers Shimano Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Rotor Shimano 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Hydraulic
Headset FSA NO.57B-1
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Shimano Deore QR15
Rear Hub Shimano Deore 142x12mm
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 14g
Rims WTB SX23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Orange & Black w/Black & White
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TECHNOLOGY

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At Kona we’re proud of our ability to create mountain bikes that create mountain bikers while allowing existing riders to expand their horizons. Our Precept line is distilled from the Process and Operator lines to give any rider a solid and super-affordable chassis to ride it all and ride it well. For 2015 the Precepts return, keen to convert many more to the church of rip-roaring, dual-suspension mountain biking.

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, affordable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, allowing us to fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

INTERNAL HEADSET

The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, 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, thanks to more weld contact area. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself, eliminates brake shudder, all while providing positive steering performance. 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.

12X142 REAR AXLES

The XC/Trail/Enduro 12x142mm and the DH 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142mm/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. The take-away? 12x142 and 12x157 standards make a bike that rides better and is easier to work on.

SWINGER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Featured on the recreational-oriented Precept line of Trail bikes, and the new Precept 200 DH bike, Kona’s Swinger configuration allows us to smartly increase standover and optimize the leverage rate for both Trail and Gravity riding in a way that we couldn’t have done with other configurations. It retains the same advantages and performance features as our other designs, but at a more affordable price.

DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE

Dropper posts are a key element in riding technical singletrack. No surprise then, for 2015 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. New for 2015, you’ll find internal and external routing for dropper posts throughout our Race Light XC mountain bikes.

27.5" WHEELS

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, effectively increasing overall performance and rider confidence. No surprise then, that 27.5-inch wheels have found their way throughout our Mountain Bike range. You’ll find the wheel size throughout our Enduro platform and now throughout many of our traditional mountain bikes, like the Cinder Cone, Blast and Lana’i.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

New for 2015! Register a new 2015 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE

Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME

When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During 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.

Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.

GEOMETRY

mm   |   inches   |   sizing chart
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 396 415 440 465
2 Stack 575 584 589 598
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 110 120 125 135
5 ST Angle 74 74 74 74
6 ST Length 396 415 440 465
7 CS Length 425 425 425 425
8 BB Drop 8 8 8 8
9 Wheelbase 1104 1127 1154 1183
10 Front Center 680 703 730 758
11 Fork Length 530 530 530 530
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 565 587 613 641
14 Standover 740 740 740 740
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 15.59 16.34 17.32 18.31
2 Stack 22.64 22.99 23.19 23.54
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 4.33 4.72 4.92 5.31
5 ST Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
6 ST Length 15.59 16.34 17.32 18.31
7 CS Length 16.73 16.73 16.73 16.73
8 BB Drop 0.31 0.31 0.31 0.31
9 Wheelbase 43.46 44.37 45.43 46.57
10 Front Center 26.77 27.68 28.74 29.84
11 Fork Length 20.87 20.87 20.87 20.87
12 Fork Offset 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.65
13 TT Length 22.24 23.11 24.13 25.24
14 Standover 29.13 29.13 29.13 29.13

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX Asphalt
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 25" - 27" 64 - 69 cm   47 cm 46 cm
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm 49 cm 47/49 cm 46/49 cm
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm 49/52/53 cm 49/53 cm 49/53 cm
5'6" - 5'11" 168 - 180 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 53/54/56 cm 53/56 cm 53/56 cm
5'10" - 6'3" 178 - 190 cm 31" - 33" 79 - 84 cm 56/58/59 cm 56/59 cm 56/59 cm
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 61 cm 61/63cm 61 cm

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric MTB XC All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 24" - 27" 61 - 69 cm 13/15 Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 29" 66 - 74 cm 13/15/16 Small Small
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 30" 69 - 76 cm 13/15/16/17 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'6" - 5'10" 168 - 178 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 15/16/17/18 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33" 76 - 84 cm 17/18/19 Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm 32" - 35" 81 - 89 cm 18/19/20/21 Large/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 19/20/21/22 Large/XL Large

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