It’s called the Kahuna for a reason. This bike is the king of our classic hardtail lineup and it’s often the bike that makes people realize how awesome a mountain bike can be. With its confidence-inspiring progressive geometry, 29" wheels, and internal cable routing for an optional dropper post, the Kahuna is at home on your local singletrack or flow park. The 2021 Kahuna receives some nice upgrades with internal cable routing and new dropouts. Shimano’s new Deore 12-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes take this bike to the next level.
Kona 6061 Aluminum
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.
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.
|Frame||Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Silver RL Solo Air 100mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 135mm QR
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i27 TCS 2.0|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
|Tires||Maxxis Forekaster 29 x 2.35"|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 73mm|
|Chain||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore 12 spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore 10-51t 12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 12 spd|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip Slip on|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT401 Hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano MT401 Hydraulic w/Shimano RT10 180/160mm rotors|
|Seat Post||Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.