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    • Kona Sutra Bike 2012

  • Kona Sutra Bike

    At Kona, we don't like to mess with legends. Truth be told, the Sutra has probably been to more places on this giant blue-green sphere than any other bike currently on the market. For 2012, we keep our legendary, tough-as-nails road-touring bike with a sweet-riding Cromoly steel frame, comfortable geometry, and components that won't let you down. It just feels so good.

    Kona Sutra Bike Features:

    Kona Cromoly

    We've never given up on the original mountain bike material. You'll find the simplicity, strength, comfort, resilience and playfulness of Kona Cromoly sprinkled throughout our line of road, asphalt and mountain bikes. Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. This is the original Long Sweet Ride material.

    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.

    Compact Rear Triangle

    Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. The shorter rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. Our new Entourage short-travel downhill bike is a good example of an incredibly compact rear triangle. Our goal was to create a bike that was easy to jump and trick, and could also corner aggressively. With seatstays measuring just 415mm, we've created one of the most nimble short travel DH bikes in the industry.

    Kona Sutra Bike Specifications:

    • Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
    • Rear Shock: N/A
    • Fork: Kona Project Two Touring
    • Crankarms: Shimano Sora
    • Chainrings: 50/39/30
    • B/B: Shimano Sora
    • Pedals: N/A
    • Chain: Shimano HG50
    • Freewheel: Shimano HG50 11-32 9 spd
    • F/D: Shimano Tiagra
    • R/D: Shimano XT Shadow SGS
    • Shifters: Shimano Bar Con
    • Brake Calipers: Avid BB7 Road
    • Front Brake Rotor: Avid G2 Clean Sweep 160mm
    • Rear Brake Rotor: Avid G2 Clean Sweep 160mm
    • Brake Levers: Tektro RL-340
    • Headset: TH 848
    • Handlebar: Kona Deluxe Road Bar
    • Stem: Kona Deluxe Road Stem
    • Seatpost: Kona Double Clamp w/offset
    • Seat Clamp: Kona Clamp
    • Grips: Kona Cork Tape w/gel
    • Saddle: WTB Rocket V Comp
    • Front Hub: Shimano Deore Disc
    • Rear Hub: Shimano Deore Disc
    • Spokes: Sandvik Stainless 14g
    • Rims: Freedom Ryder 21
    • Front Tire: Continental Contact 700x32C
    • Rear Tire: Continental Contact 700x32C
    • Extras: Fenders, Front and Rear Pannier Racks

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