TRAIL 29" HT

UNIT

REYNOLDS 520 BUTTED CROMOLY COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE INTERNAL HEADSET TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS 29" WHEELS 44MM HEADTUBE LIFETIME WARRANTY
It’s our no-nonsense, fully rigid, cromoly, singlespeed big wheeler—the ultimate answer for those looking to capitalize on the simplicity of a bike that’s designed with the cornerstones of refinement and simplicity. Built using Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frameset, the Unit also comes with tubeless ready rims and the pinnacle in mechanical disc brakes. The ultimate in singlespeed domination and trail slaying, joined at the hip, at a price that won’t cost you an arm (or a leg).

“The Reynolds 520 steel frame is just about perfect.” –Bike Magazine (US)

  • Reynolds 520 Cromoly frame
  • Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • Wide interface steel SS cog (won’t destroy MS cassette body)
  • Maxxis tires w/ WTB ST i23 29-inch rims
  • Kona Cromoly taper-legged disc P2 MTB fork

SPECS

Frame Material Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
Sizes 15", 17", 19", 21"
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Project Two 29 Disc
Crankarms FSA
Chainrings 32t
B/B FSA MegaExo
Pedals Kona JackShit
Chain KMC Z610
Freewheel Joytech 18t
F/D n/a
R/D n/a
Shifters n/a
Brake Calipers Avid BB7
Front Brake Rotor Avid G2 Clean Sweep 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Avid G2 Clean Sweep 160mm
Brake Levers Avid FR5
Headset TH ZST No.10
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/Road Light
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Race Light LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Joytech
Rear Hub Joytech
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Deep Purple w/Dark Silver
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

TRAIL 29" HT

We’ve been making 29-inch-wheel hardtails for a very long time. You could say we’ve been doing it from the outset, long before most companies embraced the beauty of the big wheel. From our testing center in Bellingham, Washington, where wet roots and perennial mud make for long, challenging, and highly rewarding rides, the simplicity of 29-inch-wheel hardtails has always made sense. No surprise then, we’ve spent the better part of a decade making sure they run perfectly.

REYNOLDS 520 BUTTED CROMOLY

From one of the world’s top cromoly manufacturers, Reynolds Cycling Technology, Reynolds 520 tubes are mandrel-butted for accurate profiles and available in a wide range of shapes. Weight savings from butting provides competitively priced, light framesets that are noticeably compliant on the road or the trail, and are guaranteed to last a lifetime. The Reynolds 520 range uses the same chemistry as their 725 range but without the heat-treatment process.

COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE

Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. A more compact rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. The Honzo, Operator and Process 111 are good examples of 2015 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, easy to maneuver and laterally stiff.

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.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

An increasing amount of 2015 Kona models feature the benefits of tubeless compatible rims. Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube + tire systems. For 2015, you’ll find tubeless compatible rims on most of our XC Race Light and Enduro bikes, as well as throughout our Cyclocross and Road platforms.

44MM HEADTUBE

44mm oversized heatubes allow us to run tapered steerer forks by using a large external lower cup headset bearing. Primarily used on our Titanium and Cromoly models, where tapering the frame material of the headtube is prohibitive, 44m headtube allows us to include of the precise steering and frame stiffness associated with a tapered steerer fork.

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 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 393 416 438 461
2 Stack 584 594 603 613
3 HT Angle 70 70 70 70
4 HT Length 105 115 125 135
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 381 432 483 533
7 CS Length 434 434 434 434
8 BB Drop 56 56 56 56
9 Wheelbase 1064 1090 1115 1142
10 Front Center 636 662 687 713
11 Fork Length 470 470 470 470
12 Fork Offset 45 45 45 45
13 TT Length 572 597 622 648
14 Standover 730 760 790 820
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 15.5 16.4 17.2 18.1
2 Stack 23 23.4 23.7 24.1
3 HT Angle 70 70 70 70
4 HT Length 4.1 4.5 4.9 5.3
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 15 17 19 21
7 CS Length 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1
8 BB Drop 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
9 Wheelbase 41.9 42.9 43.9 45
10 Front Center 25 26.1 27 28.1
11 Fork Length 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5
14 Standover 28.7 29.9 31.1 32.3

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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