Highly tuneable and durable, Beamer Independent Suspension recovers quickly from hits
A Kona carbon frame puts the highest emphasis on performance by putting the right fibres in the right places
A Fox 36 Performance fork and Float DPX2 Performance Elite rear shock keep things playful, efficient and fun
Comes with RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork and Super Deluxe rear shock, SRAM Code RSC brakes with 200mm rotors, and a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
The go-everywhere, do anywhere workhorse
In some of the best riding zones, the ups are as fun as the downs. The carbon Process 153 CR 27.5 flies up the hill with efficiency, but it really dances when things point downhill. A Fox 36 Performance fork and Float DPX2 Performance Elite rear shock keeps things playful, efficient, and fun. A SRAM GX/NX Eagle drivetrain and Guide R brakes round out this super sweet build.
Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fibre has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, Kona has placed its efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibres are in the right places. Its designers work closely with the manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that Kona expects from its bikes.
Bearing cups are 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.
Tapered head tube
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset 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 – maximising bearing durability where it’s needed.
Tubeless compatible rims
Tubeless rims allow for tyres with more puncture resistance and offer the ability to run lower tyre pressure, which provides better grip on the trail. They also lower rolling resistance and save weight over traditional tube and tyre systems.
12x148 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: The 12mm diameter provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 148 outer hub diameter allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. The 12x148 boost spacing also provides more tyre clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
Beamer Independent Suspension
Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer is Kona's version of greased lightning.
The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: They roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more manoeuvrable and nimble than 29-inch ones.
|frame||Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 aluminium chain stays 153mm travel|
|sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|rear shock||Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite Three-Position Trunnion|
|fork||Fox Float 36 Performance 160mm tapered, 110mm spacing|
|crankarms||SRAM GX Eagle DUB|
|chainrings||34t X-Sync Eagle|
|bb||SRAM DUB PF92|
|freewheel||SRAM GX-Eagle, 10-50t, 12spd|
|rear derailleur||SRAM GX-Eagle|
|brake callipers||SRAM Guide R|
|front brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 200mm|
|rear brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 180mm|
|brake levers||SRAM GUIDE R|
|headset||FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS|
|handlebar||Kona XC/BC 35|
|stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|seatpost||RockShox Reverb w/1x Remote Lever 31.6mm|
|seat clamp||Kona Clamp|
|grips||Kona Key Grip|
|saddle||WTB Volt Pro (Pro 250 size S)|
|front hub||DT Swiss 370, 110x15mm|
|rear hub||DT Swiss 370, 148x12mm|
|spokes||Stainless, black, 14g|
|rims||WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS|
|front tyre||Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.5" WT|
|rear tyre||Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.4" WT|
|paint colour||Gloss seafoam w/ dust-fade, charcoal and dark seafoam decals|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 aluminium chain stays 153mm travel|
|SIZES||S, M, L, XL|
|REAR SHOCK||Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite Three-Position Trunnion|
|Fork||Fox Float 36 Performance 160mm tapered, 110mm spacing|
|CRANKARMS||SRAM GX Eagle DUB|
|CHAINRINGS||34t X-Sync Eagle|
|BB||SRAM DUB PF92|
|FREEWHEEL||SRAM GX-Eagle, 10-50t, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX-Eagle|
|Brake Callipers||SRAM Guide R|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM Centreline 200mm|
|Rear brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 180mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM GUIDE R|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb w/1x Remote Lever 31.6mm|
|SEAT CLAMP||Kona Clamp|
|GRIPS||Kona Key Grip|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Pro (Pro 250 size S)|
|FRONT HUB||DT Swiss 370, 110x15mm|
|REAR HUB||DT Swiss 370, 148x12mm|
|SPOKES||Stainless, black, 14g|
|RIMS||WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS|
|FRONT TYRE||Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.5" WT|
|REAR TYRE||Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.4" WT|
|Paint colour||Gloss seafoam w/ dust-fade, charcoal and dark seafoam decals|
|Fork Travel||141 - 170mm|
|Frame Material||Carbon & Alloy|
|groupset model||GX Eagle|
|Shock Travel||141 - 170mm|
|Quick recovery||Highly tuneable and durable, Beamer Independent Suspension recovers quickly from hits|
|Kona carbon||A Kona carbon frame puts the highest emphasis on performance by putting the right fibres in the right places|
|Sweet ride||A Fox 36 Performance fork and Float DPX2 Performance Elite rear shock keep things playful, efficient and fun|
|Spec’d to the hilt||Comes with RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork and Super Deluxe rear shock, SRAM Code RSC brakes with 200mm rotors, and a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain|
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