Explosif Ti

Comes with 135x10 sliding dropouts
The spectacular ride feel, compliance, lightweight, liveliness, and comfort of Titanium come to life in a long-time Kona classic: the Ti Explosif. Also available as a 27.5-inch-wheel aggressive cromoly Trail bike, the frame-only Titanium version comes straight from the pros at Lynskey Performance Designs and features the same geometry as its cromoly brother: 68 degree head tube angle, short 420mm chainstays and wicked standover. The result is a lightning-quick, feather-light, fun-as-hell Kona hardtail built to rage technical singletrack from the US to the UK and beyond.
  • Seamless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system that allows for SS, 135x10, 142x12
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
  • 44mm headtube

GEOMETRY mminches

  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 386 409 431 454
2 Stack 607 617 626 635
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 115 125 135 145
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 381 432 483 533
7 CS Length 420 420 420 420
8 BB Drop 42 42 42 42
9 Wheelbase 1078 1104 1130 1157
10 Front Center 661 687 713 740
11 Fork Length 509 509 509 509
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 572 597 622 648
14 Standover 750 780 810 845
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 15.2 16.1 17 17.9
2 Stack 23.9 24.3 24.6 25
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 4.5 4.9 5.3 5.7
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 15 17 19 21
7 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
8 BB Drop 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
9 Wheelbase 42.4 43.5 44.5 45.6
10 Front Center 26 27 28.1 29.1
11 Fork Length 20 20 20 20
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5
14 Standover 29.5 30.7 31.9 33.3
KONA Geometry

SIZING + FIT

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Dews/Esatto/PhD/PW3/PHF CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm4846/48 cmSmall
5'0" - 5'3"152 - 160 cm26" - 28"66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.546/48/49 cmSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7"157 - 170 cm27" - 29"69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/5348/49/52/53/54 cmMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm49/53/54/56 cm51/53/54/5652/53/54/55/56 cmMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm53/56/58/59/61 cm54/56/57/5954/55/56/57/58/59/61 cmLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm59/61 cm59/61/6357/58/59/61 cm N/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB/XC Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity/DH
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall Small
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 30" 69 - 76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'6" - 5'10"168 - 178 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cmSmall, Medium, LargeSmall, Medium, LargeSmall/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33"76 - 84 cmMedium, Large Medium, Large Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm32" - 35"81 - 89 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XL Large, XL Large/XL Large

FEATURES

3-2.5 TITANIUM

At Kona, we only use 3-2.5 Titanium, an incredibly strong and lightweight metal consisting of three percent aluminum, 2.5 percent vanadium, and 94.5 percent pure titanium. Excellent fatigue life, lightweight property consistency, formability, and corrosion resistance are but a few of the reasons we use 3-2.5. Our titanium frames, aside from the Honzo Ti, which is made in Taiwan, are manufactured in Tennessee, U.S.A., by Lynskey Performance Designs, one of the top titanium fabricators in the world.

Models: Honzo Ti Frame, Raijin Ti Frame, Explosif Ti Frame, Rove Ti Frame, Esatto Ti Disc Frame

44mm HEAD TUBE

44mm oversized heatubes allow us to run tapered steerer forks by using a large external lower cup headset bearing. The larger diameter steerer tube adds considerable stiffness and will increase responsiveness to the front end, improving all-around performance.

Models: Unit, Lava Dome, Honzo Ti Frame

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.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Hei Hei Trail, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Explosif Ti Frame, Shred, Mohala, Tika
Plus Models: Big Kahuna, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Unit

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Register a new 2017 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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