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Kona Process 153 27.5

Kona Process 153 27.5
  • Color: Gloss Metallic Dragonfly Green/Charcoal
$2,899.00
Color:
Gloss Metallic Dragonfly Green/Charcoal
Size:
Small
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The Process 153 27.5 is the smaller-wheeled sibling to our excellent all-around Goldilocks bike, the Process 153 29. The Process 153 hits all the sweet spots at a very budget-friendly price. The 160/153mm front and rear suspension gives you unwavering reliability on tricky descents while still climbing with ease. It's spec'd with everything you need and nothing you don't. Strong brakes, dependable suspension and grippy tires equal the perfect all-around package.

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.

INTERNAL HEADSET
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.

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.

BEAMER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
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.

27.5" WHEELS
The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones.

Geometry

Geometry Chart:
Frame SizeSmallMediumLargeX-Large
Seat Tube Length (mm) 385 410 450 485
Top Tube Length (mm) 569 599 628 667
Reach (mm) 430 455 480 515
Stack (mm) 605 615 625 635
Standover (mm) 690 700 710 720
Head Tube Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Head Tube Length (mm) 123 134 145 156
Seat Tube Angle 77° 76.9° 76.7° 76.6°
Chainstay Length (mm) 430 430 430 430
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 12 12 12 12
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 348 348 348 348
Wheelbase (mm) 1184 1213 1243 1283
Front Center (mm) 754 784 814 853
Fork Length (mm) 552 552 552 552
Fork Offset (mm) 37 37 37 37
Sizes:
Frame SizeHeight (inches)Height (cm)Inseam (inches)Inseam (cm)
X-Small 4'10"-5'1" 147-155cm 24"-27" 61-69cm
Small 5'0"-5'3" 152-160cm 26"-29" 66-74cm
Small, Medium 5'2"-5'7" 157-170cm 27"-30" 69-76cm
Medium 5'6"-5'10" 168-178cm 29"-31" 74-79cm
Medium, Large 5'9"-6'0" 175-183cm 30"-33" 76-84cm
Large, X-Large 5'11"-6'2" 180-188cm 32"-35" 81-89cm
Large, X-Large 6'1"-6'5" 185-196cm 33"-36" 84-91cm

Specs

Frame Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel
Fork RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir 160mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion
Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0
Hubs Front: Shimano 110x15mm
Rear: Shimano 148x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.4" WT
Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore PF92
Crankset Shimano Deore
Chainrings 30t
Shifters Shimano Deore 11spd
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore 11spd
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano Deore 11-50t 11spd
Chain KMC X11
Brakes Shimano Deore
Rotors Front: Shimano RT64 203mm (centerlock)
Rear: Shimano RT64 180mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Handlebars Kona XC/BC 35
Tape/Grips Kona Key Grip
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Headset FSA No.57B
Seatpost TranzX Dropper +RAD Internal w/Shimano Lever 31.6mm
Saddle Kona Trail
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Metallic Dragonfly Green/Charcoal / Small 841073146499 B221532701 210000028079

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