Kona Explosif - 2018

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Kona Explosif - 2018


Kona’s heritage in steel hardtails runs deep, and today’s Explosif is a direct descendant of our legendary originals. This year we’ve pulled out all the stops with SRAM Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and Guide brakes, new 120mm RockShox Revelation fork and Reverb dropper with 1x lever, and tubeless-ready Maxxis tires on WTB i29 TCS rims. The Explosif rides like only a Kona can, and we’re sure you’ll appreciate it for years to come.

REYNOLDS 520 CROMOLY
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.


INTERNAL HEADSET
Bearing cups are actually 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—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS
Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

12x148mm AXLE
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

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.

Features

Features:
  • Frame Material: Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
  • Wheel Size: 27.5
  • Wheels: WTB STP i29 TCS
  • Front Suspension: 120mm
  • Fork: RockShox Revelation RC Solo Air 120mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
  • Crankset: SRAM Descendant 6K
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 bar and stem, Kona Key Grip
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.3"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 3C 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)


Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME MATERIALReynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
SIZESS, M, L, XL
REAR SHOCKn/a
FORKRockShox Revelation RC Solo Air 120mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
CRANKARMSSRAM Descendant 6K
CHAINRINGS34t X-Sync Eagle
B/BSRAM 73mm
PEDALSn/a
CHAINSRAM GX-Eagle
FREEWHEELSRAM GX-Eagle 10-50t 12spd
CHAINGUIDEn/a
F/Dn/a
R/DSRAM GX-Eagle
SHIFTERSSRAM GX-Eagle
BRAKE CALIPERSSRAM Guide R
FRONT BRAKE ROTORSRAM Centerline 180mm
REAR BRAKE ROTORSRAM Centerline 160mm
BRAKE LEVERSSRAM Guide R
HEADSETFSA No.57B
HANDLEBARKona XC/BC 35
STEMKona XC/BC 35
SEATPOSTRockShox Reverb w/Plunger Lever 31.6mm
SEAT CLAMPKona Clamp
GRIPSKona Key Grip
SADDLEWTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)
FRONT HUBFormula 110x15mm

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