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2014 Kona Honzo Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
2014 Kona Honzo  Bike Honzo
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Kono Honzo 2012”

    The Good: I built this bike up from a frame so I cannot speak to the stock components. I will say I love the GEO. The bike is comfortable, flickable and eats up the down as well as up. I love the way the frame looks. Mine is in blue. Compared to my aluminum bike this chromoly frame really absorbs the bumps and etc. Very fun to ride.

    The Bad: I do not find anything bad about this frame some say it is heavy, others say the BB is too low, some grip that you cannot run a front derailleur.

    Overall Review:

    If your looking for an all in one bike this is it. It is brawny, hardcore and does everything really well from XC, Trail to All mountain. It shines on downhill and technical sections. The GEO places your weight more towards the center rear rather than like an XC bike where your weight is shifted towards the front. This bike is really really fun to ride and to me that is what is most important me.

    My build:

    Easton EA70XC wheelset front 15mm

    RaceFace evolve SS crankset

    RaceFace N/W 32 t chain ring

    Fox Float 34 CTD

    Continental MKII Frt: 2.4 Rr: 2.2

    XT derailleur type 2

    XT cassette

    Easton EA30 Seatpost

    Truvativ Hussfelt stem

    ODI flight control 700mm bar

    ODI ruffian grips

    WTB GT seat

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2014
    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 22.99 24.02 25.00 25.94
    Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68° 68°
    Head Tube Length 3.54 3.94 4.33 4.72
    Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
    Seat Tube Length 15.00 17.01 18.82 20.00
    Bottom Bracket Height 2.56 Drop 2.56 Drop 2.56 Drop 2.56 Drop
    Chainstay Length 16.34 16.34 16.34 16.34
    Wheelbase 43.07 44.13 45.16 46.14
    Standover 30.98 32.05 33.03 33.74
    Reach 15.98 16.89 17.76 18.58
    Stack 24.88 25.24 25.59 25.98
    Frame Material Cromoly Butted
    Rear Travel N/A
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air, QR15, Tapered
    Fork Travel 120mm
    Head Tube Diameter Straight
    Headset FSA Internal
    Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
    Stem Kona XC/BC
    Grips Kona S-LOG
    Brakes Shimano SLX, 180mm (Centerlock) Front, 160mm (Centerlock) Rear
    Brake Levers Shimano Deore
    Shifters Shimano Deore (Right Hand Only)
    Front Derailleur N/A
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide The Hive LS1+ No Taco
    Cranks FSA Comet
    Chainrings 32 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket FSA BB7000
    Pedals N/A
    Chain KMC X10
    Cassette SRAM PG1030, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
    Rims WTB ST i23 TCS
    Hubs Shimano Deore
    Spokes Stainless 14g
    Tires Maxxis Ardent EXO AR, 29"x2.4" Front, 29"x2.25" Rear
    Saddle WTB Volt Comp
    Seatpost Kona Thumb OB
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp Kona QR
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Matte Raw Steel/Lime Tint
    Warranty Lifetime


    Price $1946.00
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry