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    • Kona MinUte Bike 2012

  • Kona MinUte City Bike

    Building on the huge international success of our Ute, which was designed to shoulder big loads, new for 2012 we introduce the MinUte, a shorter wheelbase version of the Ute. The deck is two-thirds the size of the Ute, with the intent to create a more nimble utility bike, perfect for people who need to whisk groceries, kids and work wares via the engine inside.

    Kona 7005 Aluminum:

    Kona 7005 Aluminum is used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain, asphalt and road bicycles. A tough, durable, affordable, light alloy, Kona 7005 delivers fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. It is, by far, the ultimate aluminum tubing on the market today. Much of our 7005 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing's wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, allowing us to fine-tune a particular frame's ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

    Sloping Toptube:

    Kona recognized the advantages of sloping toptube frame design right from the beginning. Designed by inaugural MTB-Hall-of-Fame legend Joe Murray back in 1988, the very first Konas were some of the first mountain bikes to feature sloping toptubes (STT). As a company we've stayed true to this philosophy, going so far as to pioneer the design in road bikes long before its benefits were understood by most of the industry. Because of the many positives STT design brings to overall bike performance and comfort, you'll find it today throughout our entire line of road, commuter and mountain bikes.

    Here's why: Firstly, STT design allows the toptube to be lower, providing more room for correct positioning and free body movement and enabling more standover clearance, which is particularly useful on dual-suspension bikes that have higher bottom brackets. Riders have a more secure riding position, a real benefit when riding downhill sections.

    Secondly, a big benefit of STT is a longer and more compliant toptube. As the top and downtube become more parallel, there's less triangulation, resulting in more compliancy. Not only is the frame stronger and more responsive, but it absorbs more shock than frames with horizontal toptubes.

    Internal Headset

    By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called zero stack), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. 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.

    Kona MinUte City Bike Specifications:

    • Frame Material: Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted
    • Rear Shock: N/A
    • Fork: Kona Project Two Aluminum
    • Crankarms: FSA Alpha Drive
    • Chainrings: 36/26/Bashguard
    • B/B: FSA Powerdrive
    • Pedals: Wellgo LU-C3
    • Chain: Shimano HG40
    • Freewheel: Shimano HG31 11-32 8 spd
    • F/D: Shimano Altus
    • R/D: Shimano Acera
    • Shifters: Shimano Acera
    • Brake Calipers: ProMax Mechanical Disc
    • Front Brake Rotor: ProMax 160mm
    • Rear Brake Rotor: ProMax 160mm
    • Brake Levers: ProMax BL42
    • Headset: TH ZST No. 10
    • Handlebar: Kona Handplant
    • Stem: Kona Control
    • Seatpost: Kona Commuter
    • Seat Clamp: Kona Clamp
    • Grips: Velo DuraCork
    • Saddle: Kona Plush
    • Front Hub: Formula Disc
    • Rear Hub: Shimano M475 Disc
    • Spokes: Stainless 14g
    • Rims: Freedom CruzDisc
    • Front Tire: Freedom Comfort 700x35
    • Rear Tire: Freedom Comfort 700x35
    • Extras: Fenders, Kona Bell, Acacia Wood Deck, 2 Kona Ute Bags

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