Kona Hei Hei Race DL - 2018
You work hard. You put in the time. And you demand a lot from your bike. The Hei Hei Race DL is just what you’re after. With a full carbon Kona Race Light frame, 100mm of front and rear travel on Fox Float Performance suspension, and a 12-speed SRAM Eagle drivetrain, this bike is one hell of a performer. Just like you.
Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fiber has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, we place our efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibers are in the right places. Our designers work very closely with our manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that we expect from our bikes.
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.
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.
FUSE INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
The Fuse Independent Suspension is designed to be as lightweight and efficient as possible, oriented specifically for the demands of the modern XC trail rider. Like all of our suspension platforms, the Fuse IS is designed around a single pivot with a predictable leverage ratio for a responsive, snappy feel. Built for our Hei Hei platform, the frame features a seat stay that relies on small degrees of frame flex rather than a pivot at the seat and chainstay junction. The result is an efficient, laterally stiff suspension system that takes weight savings to a new level.
- Frame Material: Kona Race Light Carbon 100mm Travel
- Wheel Size: 29
- Wheels: WTB KOM i25 TCS
- Suspension Platform: Fuse
- Front/Rear Suspension: 100mm/100mm
- Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance Remote
- Fork: Fox 32 Float Peformance Remote 100mm 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 Level TL
- Front Tire: Maxxis Pace 29x2.1"
- Rear Tire: Maxxis Pace 29x2.1"
- Saddle: WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)
|FRAME MATERIAL||Kona Race Light Carbon 100mm Travel|
|SIZES||S, M, L, XL|
|REAR SHOCK||Fox Float DPS Performance Remote|
|FORK||Fox 32 Float Peformance Remote 100mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|CRANKARMS||SRAM Descendant 6K|
|B/B||SRAM GXP PF92|
|FREEWHEEL||SRAM GX-Eagle 10-50t 12spd|
|BRAKE CALIPERS||SRAM Level TL|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM Centerline 180mm|
|REAR BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM Centerline 160mm|
|BRAKE LEVERS||SRAM Level TL|
|HANDLEBAR||Kona XC/BC 35|
|STEM||Kona XC/BC 35|
|SEATPOST||Kona XC/BC 31.6mm|
|SEAT CLAMP||Kona Clamp|
|GRIPS||Kona Key Grip|
|SADDLE||WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)|
|FRONT HUB||Formula 110x15mm|