Kona Process 153 27.5" MTB Matt Black

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Silky smooth

With 160mm of Rockshox Yari travel up front and a Deluxe RT Debonair shock in the rear, this ride is plush

Quick recovery

Highly tuneable and durable, Beamer Independent Suspension recovers quickly from hits

6061 aluminium

Delivers reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides

Girthy benefits

More girth at the bottom of the head tube helps eliminate brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance

Ideal wheels

The 27.5” wheels are nimble and manoeuvrable, yet track well and roll nicely over obstacles


The gold standard of enduro bikes

If the world was ending and you needed one bike to rule them all, the Process would be a solid choice. It’s an awesome build in a wallet-friendly price. With 160mm of Rockshox Yari travel up front and a Deluxe RT Debonair shock in the rear, the ride is plush and smooth. Well accompanied by SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes, a dropper post, and SRAM’s NX drivetrain, the Process is one sweet build for the buck.

Kona 6061 aluminium

Kona 6061 aluminium is a tough, durable, light alloy, delivering fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of the tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so that Kona can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

Internal headset

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.

12x148mm axle

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.

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 manoeuvrable and nimble than 29-inch ones.

SPECIFICATIONS

frame Kona 6061 aluminium butted 153mm travel
sizes S, M, L, XL
rear shock RockShox Deluxe RT Trunnion
fork RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir 160mm tapered, 110mm spacing
crankarms SRAM NX
chainrings 32T X-Sync
bb SRAM GXP PF92
pedals N/A
chain SRAM PC1110
freewheel SRAM PG1130, 11-42t, 11-spd
rear derailleur SRAM NX
shifters SRAM NX
brake callipers SRAM Guide T
front brake rotor SRAM Centreline 200mm
rear brake rotor SRAM Centreline 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 (Comp 250 size S)
front hub Formula 110x15mm
rear hub Formula 148x12mm
spokes Stainless, black, 14g
rims WTB ST i29 TCS
front tyre Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR Dual, 27.5x2.5" WT
rear tyre Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR Dual, 27.5x2.3"
paint colour Matt black w/ gloss emerald green and yellow decals

*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.

SPECIFICATIONS

Bike Category Enduro
FRAME Kona 6061 aluminium butted 153mm travel
SIZES S, M, L, XL
REAR SHOCK RockShox Deluxe RT Trunnion
Fork RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir 160mm tapered, 110mm spacing
CRANKARMS SRAM NX
CHAINRINGS 32T X-Sync
BB SRAM GXP PF92
PEDALS N/A
Chain SRAM PC1110
FREEWHEEL SRAM PG1130, 11-42t, 11-spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX
Shifters SRAM NX
Brake Callipers SRAM Guide T
FRONT BRAKE ROTOR SRAM Centreline 200mm
Rear brake rotor SRAM Centreline 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 (Comp 250 size S)
FRONT HUB Formula 110x15mm
REAR HUB Formula 148x12mm
SPOKES Stainless, black, 14g
RIMS WTB ST i29 TCS
FRONT TYRE Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR Dual, 27.5x2.5" WT
REAR TYRE Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR Dual, 27.5x2.3"
Paint colour Matt black w/ gloss emerald green and yellow decals
Fork Brand Rockshox
Fork Travel 141 - 170mm
Frame Material Alloy
groupset brand Sram
groupset model NX
Pedals Included No
Shock Travel 141 - 170mm
Wheel Size 27.5"
Silky smooth With 160mm of Rockshox Yari travel up front and a Deluxe RT Debonair shock in the rear, this ride is plush
Quick recovery Highly tuneable and durable, Beamer Independent Suspension recovers quickly from hits
6061 aluminium Delivers reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides
Girthy benefits More girth at the bottom of the head tube helps eliminate brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance
Ideal wheels The 27.5” wheels are nimble and manoeuvrable, yet track well and roll nicely over obstacles

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