Big Honzo’s playful nature is bolstered by 130mm of front suspension and wider tyres to add a bit more of a plush ride
The 27.5” wheels are nimble and manoeuvrable, yet track well and roll nicely over obstacles… but they can be switched for 29ers, if that’s your preference
A Kona carbon frame puts the highest emphasis on performance by putting the right fibres in the right places
Ride it like a full suspension. With trail ready spec and plus sized tyres, the Big Honzo is a capable ride.
All the Honzo hardtail fun in a 27.5" package
The Big Honzo CR features a carbon frame with a show-stopping paint job that is poised to turn heads.
This year it's spruced up the bike with a new RockShox Pike fork and SRAM GX Eagle rear derailleur. All Big Honzo models are spec’d with a 27.5+ wheel, but able to run a 29" wheel. The super-low standover height makes riding fun and the bike extra manoeuvrable. If you’re looking for a hardtail that packs a punch, look no further than the Big Honzo CR.
Carbon fibre has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, Kona 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 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 – 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 148mm 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 provides more tyre clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
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 Carbon Trail|
|sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|fork||RockShox Pike Select DebonAir, 130mm Tapered, 110mm Spacing|
|crankarms||SRAM NX-Eagle Dub|
|chainrings||32t X-Sync Eagle|
|bb||SRAM DUB PF92|
|freewheel||SRAM NX-Eagle, 11-50t, 12spd|
|rear derailleur||SRAM GX-Eagle|
|brake callipers||SRAM Guide T|
|front brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 180mm|
|rear brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 160mm|
|brake levers||SRAM Guide T|
|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 Sport (Sport 250, size S)|
|front hub||Formula 110x15mm|
|rear hub||Formula 148x12mm|
|spokes||Stainless black, 14g|
|rims||WTB ST i35 TCS|
|front tyre||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR Dual 27.5x2.8"|
|rear tyre||Maxxis Rekon EXO TR Dual 27.5x2.8"|
|paint colour||Gloss polar silver w/ olive and charcoal decals|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|Fork Travel||101 - 120mm|
|FRAME||Kona Carbon Trail|
|SIZES||S, M, L, XL|
|Fork||RockShox Pike Select DebonAir, 130mm Tapered, 110mm Spacing|
|CRANKARMS||SRAM NX-Eagle Dub|
|CHAINRINGS||32t X-Sync Eagle|
|BB||SRAM DUB PF92|
|FREEWHEEL||SRAM NX-Eagle, 11-50t, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX-Eagle|
|Brake Callipers||SRAM Guide T|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM Centreline 180mm|
|Rear brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 160mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide T|
|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 Sport (Sport 250, size S)|
|FRONT HUB||Formula 110x15mm|
|REAR HUB||Formula 148x12mm|
|SPOKES||Stainless black, 14g|
|RIMS||WTB ST i35 TCS|
|FRONT TYRE||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR Dual 27.5x2.8"|
|REAR TYRE||Maxxis Rekon EXO TR Dual 27.5x2.8"|
|Paint colour||Gloss polar silver w/ olive and charcoal decals|
|Serious fun||Big Honzo’s playful nature is bolstered by 130mm of front suspension and wider tyres to add a bit more of a plush ride|
|Ideal wheels||The 27.5” wheels are nimble and manoeuvrable, yet track well and roll nicely over obstacles… but they can be switched for 29ers, if that’s your preference|
|Kona carbon||A Kona carbon frame puts the highest emphasis on performance by putting the right fibres in the right places|
|Hardcore hardtail||Ride it like a full suspension. With trail ready spec and plus sized tyres, the Big Honzo is a capable ride.|
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