We’ve had some interesting Konas in the shop recently and managed to take a few typically blurry pictures.

First up is a customer’s Hei Hei Deluxe. Carbon frame. Carbon rear triangle. Fox CTD suspension. 120mm of travel up front, 100mm out back. Tubeless rims and tires. SLX drivetrain. This is a splendid bike, one that I try to snag when I’m at Kona’s HQ each year. This is a very confidence-inspiring, capable bike. Mucho fun.

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Fantastic graphics this year.
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Carbon rear triangle. Tubeless ready.
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Fox shock and geometry data.
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Swoopy carbon. Good colors.
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View from the front.

Next up is a Big Unit, Kona’s aluminum 29er hard tail frame set. Nice bits include a SRAM X1 drivetrain, Reba fork, Roam 40 wheels, Syncros cockpit and Maxxis tires. Very nice.

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Very black bike.
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Kona’s digging the decal on the down tube this year. The chrome on black works really well to these eyes, eyes that belong to a human that wore a KISS t-shirt is sixth grade.
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X1 isn’t as light as its brothers, but it’s more black! And more affordable. Nice stuff, for sure. Also note sliding dropouts for single-speeding.
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SRAM Roam wheels are quite nice. The 30 pictured here is UST compatible.

The Kapu caught my eye immediately. Reynolds 853 frame. Wonderful paint. Steel fork. 700×28 tires. It’s not as oddly light as the Eclipse was, but a steel frame with fatter tires sure makes sense for our frost-heaved roads.

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Classic look. Terrific graphics.

 

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View from the front. Note the wider tire and 853 sticker.
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105 drivetrain. Mavic wheels.
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Very attractive steel fork.

Monkeys on Typewriters

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