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2014 Kona Honzo Bike (discontinued)

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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


Product Kona Honzo Bike
Model Year 2014
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Rider Unisex
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
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Chromoly
Frame Material Details Cromoly Butted
Rear Travel Hardtail
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
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters Shimano Deore (Right Hand Only)
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
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
Seatpost 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
Weight N/A
Price $1,946
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