Process 153 29

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It’s nice having that one bike you can just grab and go with no worries about how it will handle on the climb or descent. We’ve built the Process 153 29 to be affordable and handle everything a trail can throw at it, so you can spend more time having fun and no time worrying about your gear. Our lightweight aluminum frame features 160mm of front travel via a RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir fork, and 153mm of rear travel is provided by a Deluxe Select Plus shock. We’ve upgraded the drivetrain to a SRAM SX 12-speed, as well as high-powered Guide T 4-piston brakes, ensuring excellent modulation on the trickiest of terrain.

“The AL 29 is like a deftly agile juggernaut; that short, stiff rear end mixed with the big front wheel and long reach make it extremely stable at speed. You feel like you can just stand on it and plow over everything in your path, yet retain the precision needed to change direction at will.”

– Spoke Magazine

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  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29 TCS 29”
  • Suspension Platform: Beamer
  • Front/Rear Suspension: 160mm/153mm
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select Plus
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir 160mm
  • Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX/SX Eagle 12spd
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide T 4-piston brakes with 200mm front / 180mm rear rotor
  • Seat Post: Trans-X dropper post 31.6mm
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35mm Bar/ XC/BC 35 Stem with Kona Lock-on Key Grip
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR DUAL 29x2.5" WT
  • Rear tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR DUAL 29x2.4” WT
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel
Sizes M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion
Fork RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir 160mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
Crankarms SRAM SX-Eagle
Chainrings 32t X-Sync Eagle
B/B SRAM DUB PF92
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM SX-Eagle
Freewheel SRAM NX-Eagle 11-50t 12spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM NX-Eagle
Shifters SRAM SX-Eagle
Brake Calipers SRAM Guide T
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm
Brake Levers SRAM Guide T
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost Trans-X Dropper Internal 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Key Grip
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Formula 110x15mm
Rear Hub Formula 148x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Rims WTB ST i29 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Assegai EXO TR DUAL 29x2.5" WT
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR DUAL 29x2.4" WT
Paint Color Gloss Charcoal-Blue w/ Mint Green, Chalk & Grey-Blue Decals
Extras n/a

All specifications are subject to change without notice

GEOMETRY mminches

  Size M L XL
1 ST Length 410 450 485
2 TT Length 603 632 671
3 Reach 450 475 510
4 Stack 613 621 630
5 Standover 706 720 733
6 HT Angle 66.0 66.0 66.0
7 HT Length 90 100 110
8 ST Angle 76.0 75.8 75.7
9 CS Length 425 425 425
10 BB Drop 29 29 29
11 BB Height 346 346 346
12 Wheelbase 1189 1218 1258
13 Front Center 766 795 834
14 Fork Length 571 571 571
15 Fork Offset 51 51 51
  Size M L XL
1 ST Length 16.1 17.7 19.1
2 TT Length 23.7 24.9 26.4
3 Reach 17.7 18.7 20.1
4 Stack 24.1 24.4 24.8
5 Standover 27.8 28.3 28.9
6 HT Angle 66.0 66.0 66.0
7 HT Length 3.5 3.9 4.3
8 ST Angle 76.0 75.8 75.7
9 CS Length 16.7 16.7 16.7
10 BB Drop 1.1 1.1 1.1
11 BB Height 13.6 13.6 13.6
12 Wheelbase 46.8 48.0 49.5
13 Front Center 30.2 31.3 32.8
14 Fork Length 22.5 22.5 22.5
15 Fork Offset 2.0 2.0 2.0
KONA Geometry

SIZING + FIT

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/MetricRoad/RoveLibreCX/SutraDews CoCo
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cm46-48 cm46 cm46-48 cmN/AXS
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cm48-50 cm46-49 cm48-50 cmSmallSmall
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cm48-52 cm49-51 cm48-52 cmSmall, MediumSmall, Medium
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cm52-54 cm51-54 cm52-54 cmMediumMedium
5'9"-6'0"175-183 cm30"-33"76-84 cm52-56 cm54-55 cm52-56 cmMedium, LargeMedium, Large
5'11"-6'2"180-188 cm32"-35"81-89 cm54-58 cm54-55 cm54-58 cmLarge, XLLarge
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cm56-58 cm55 cm56-58 cmXLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/Metric SPLICEMTB/XC Trail/FatAll Mountain/EnduroGravity/DH
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cmSmallXSXSN/A
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cmSmallSmallSmallN/A
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall, MediumMedium
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cmMediumMediumMediumMedium
5'9"-6'0"175-183 cm30"-33"76-84 cmMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium, Large
5'11"-6'2"180-188 cm32"-35"81-89 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XL
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge, XL

FEATURES

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, 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, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 26, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Shred, Lava Dome, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Coco, Stinky 24, Shred 24, Shred 20, Hula, Makena, Splice, Splice Deluxe, Big Rove AL, Rove AL, Dr Dew, Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, Dewey, Dew, Ute

INTERNAL HEADSET

Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. 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.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 26, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Kahuna DDL, Kahuna DL, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Shred, Unit, Lava Dome, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Coco, Stinky 24, Shred 24, Shred 20, Splice, Splice Deluxe, Jake, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto, Esatto Fast, Zone LTD, Big Rove AL, Dr Dew, Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, Dewey, Ute, Honzo Ti Frame

TAPERED HEAD TUBE

More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident 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 head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 26, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Kahuna DDL, Kahuna DL, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Shred, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Stinky 24, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto, Esatto Fast, Roadhouse, Wheelhouse, Zing CR, Zing AL, Zone LTD, PhD, Raijin Ti Frame, Explosif Ti Frame,

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

Models: Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Big Honzo DL, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Kahuna DDL, Explosif, Unit, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Tonk, Zone LTD, Sutra LTD

12x148mm AXLE

12x142mm, 12x148 and 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 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto Fast, Roadhouse, Wheelhouse, Zone LTD, PhD, Honzo Ti frame, Esatto Ti Disc Frame

BEAMER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. The Operators are instilled with what our product managers like to call “pure shock movement,” whereby the shock is protected from side load. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer IS is our version of greased lightning.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 24

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Register a new 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.

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