Kona Process 153 DL 29 - Gloss Kodak Yellow - 2022

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Kona Process 153 DL 29 - Gloss Kodak Yellow - 2022


The Process 153 DL 29 has been the steed of choice for enduro rippers all over the world. It’s the perfect balance of descending prowess and climbing efficiency. We’ve built this bike to be ready to dominate right out of the box, but there are easy ways to upgrade should you choose to do so. With 160mm of front travel and 153mm in the rear, burly Maxxis tires and ultra-supportive suspension the Process 153 DL 29 will become your most reliable trail slayer.

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

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.

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 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.

Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. The Operators are instilled with what our product managers like to call “pure shock movement,” whereby the shock is protected from side load. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer IS is our version of greased lightning.

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  • Frame Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik Select RC Charger DebonAir 160mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
  • Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion
  • Rims WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS
  • Hubs Front: Formula 110 x 15mm / Rear: Formula 148 x 12mm
  • Spokes Stainless Black 14g
  • Tires Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 29 x 2.5" WT / Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 29 x 2.4" WT
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB PF92
  • Crankset SRAM NX Eagle DUB
  • Chainrings 32t X-Sync Eagle
  • Shifters SRAM NX-Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX-Eagle
  • Cassette/Freewheel SRAM NX-Eagle 11-50t 12spd
  • Chain SRAM SX-Eagle
  • Brakes SRAM G2 RS
  • Rotors Front: SRAM Centerline 200mm / Rear: SRAM Centerline 180mm
  • Brake Levers SRAM G2 RS
  • Handlebars Kona XC/BC 35
  • Tape/Grips Kona Key Grip
  • Stem Kona XC/BC 35
  • Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS
  • Seatpost TranzX Dropper +RAD Internal 31.6mm
  • Saddle WTB Volt
  • Pedals Sold separately

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