Kona Hei Hei Trail CR 27.5 - 2018
You like to go uphill. You like to go downhill. You like rolling terrain. The Hei Hei Trail also likes these things! The Hei Hei Trail CR 27.5 features a well-chosen parts package including 140mm of travel by way of a RockShox Revelation fork and Deluxe shock, a Shimano SLX drivetrain with XT rear derailleur, SLX brakes, RockShox Reverb dropper, and tubeless-ready Maxxis tires on WTB i29 TCS rims. The thrill of the descent, made all the better by an efficient and enjoyable climb.
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.
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.
- Frame Material: Kona Carbon 140mm Travel
- Wheel Size: 27.5
- Wheels: WTB STP i29 TCS
- Suspension Platform: Fuse
- Front/Rear Suspension: 140mm/140mm
- Shock: RockShox Deluxe RL Trunnion
- Fork: RockShox Revelation RC Solo Air 140mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
- Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect SL
- Drivetrain: Shimano XT/SLX 11spd
- Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 bar and stem, Kona Key Grip
- Brakes: Shimano SLX
- 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 (Volt 250 Comp size S)
|FRAME MATERIAL||Kona Carbon 140mm Travel|
|SIZES||XS, S, M, L, XL|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Deluxe RL Trunnion|
|FORK||RockShox Revelation RC Solo Air 140mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|CRANKARMS||RaceFace Aeffect SL|
|FREEWHEEL||Shimano SLX 11-46t 11spd|
|BRAKE CALIPERS||Shimano SLX|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||Shimano SLX 180mm|
|REAR BRAKE ROTOR||Shimano SLX 160mm|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Shimano SLX|
|HANDLEBAR||Kona XC/BC 35|
|STEM||Kona XC/BC 35|
|SEATPOST||RockShox Reverb w/ Plunger Lever 31.6mm|
|SEAT CLAMP||Kona Clamp|
|GRIPS||Kona Key Grip|
|SADDLE||WTB Volt Comp (Volt 250 Comp size S)|
|FRONT HUB||Shimano SLX 110x15mm|