2022 Kona Process 153 27.5 Bike

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$3,399.00
Process 153 27.5
$3,399.00
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One of the last fun bikes in mountain biking (kinda)
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The Good
Geometry, part spec
The Bad
Wheels/hubs, price/value
Overall Review:

Long-ish travel, 430mm chainstays, and a lot of laps of any trail you want. One of the last fun mountain bikes and sad to think it will disappear with the dissolution of Kona. That said, it was arguably one iteration too far on the modern geometry for Kona's loyal fanbase and worse yet the price per spec was becoming harder and harder to justify, even post-covid and during the sales.

Luckily, I got the Shimano spec of this bike but sadly... The wheelset is I guess about as low end a boost wheelset as Shimano sells. Not only is the rear hub reminiscent of the average Walmart freehub engagement... But it's not too strong either despite being a 27.5 wheel as I nearly taco'd the front rim on a rough landing and the rim seam split (rendering it scrap yard fodder).

But aside from that, this is a tremendous all mountain trail bike for the budget minded rider who still wants to do everything. From jump lines to basic XC to steep tech and everything in between. Of course with Kona's status up in the air there's no real reason to get one if you aren't likely to find replacement parts. But a heavily discounted secondhand deal will have you smiling the whole ride as you pop this thing up and down the trail (while casually ignoring how any bad wreck damaging the bike can render it a paper weight at best).

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Specifications

Product
Kona Process 153 27.5 Bike
Model Year
2022
Riding Type
Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
SM
MD
LG
XL
Wheel Size
27.5" (650b)
Frame Material
Aluminum
Frame Material Details
Butted 6061 aluminum, molded chainstay protection
Rear Travel
153mm
Rear Shock
RockShox Deluxe Select+, trunnion mount
Fork
RockShox Yari RC, Motion Control damper, DebonAir spring, 37mm offset
Fork Travel
160mm
Head Tube Diameter
Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset
FSA No.57B
Handlebar
Kona XC/BC 35, 35mm clamp diameter
Stem
Kona XC/BC 35, 35mm bar clamp
Grips
Kona Key Grip
Brakes
Shimano Deore M6120, 4-piston, Shimano RT64 CENTER LOCK rotors (203mm front, 180mm rear)
Brake Levers
Shimano Deore M6120
Drivetrain
1x
Shifters
Shimano Deore, 11-speed
Front Derailleur
None
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore, 11-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG05
Chainguide
None
Cranks
Shimano Deore
Chainrings
Shimano Deore, 30 tooth
Bottom Bracket
Shimano, PF92 press-fit
Pedals
None
Chain
KMC X11, 11-speed
Cassette
Shimano Deore, 11-speed, 11-50 tooth
Rims
WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 30mm inner width, tubeless compatible
Hubs
Shimano, 110x15mm Boost front, 148x12mm Boost rear with HG driver
Spokes
Stainless steel, 14g
Tires
Front: Maxxis Assegai, Dual Compound, EXO, TR, 27.5" x 2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, Dual Compound, EXO, TR, 27.5" x 2.4" WT
Saddle
Kona Trail
Seatpost
TransX +RAD dropper, Shimano 1x remote lever
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp
Kona, single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
148x12mm Boost
Max. Tire Size
 
Bottle Cage Mounts
One inside front triangle
Colors
Gloss Metallic Dragonfly with Charcoal and Nimbus Decals
Warranty
Lifetime frame
Weight
N/A
Miscellaneous
• Beamer Independent Suspension design
• External cable routing with internal dropper seatpost routing
Price
$3,399.00
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Where To Buy
Shipping available to the contiguous 48 states and Washington DC.
Shipping available to the contiguous 48 states and Washington DC.
$3,399.00
Process 153 27.5
$3,399.00
Free Delivery on purchases over £20.
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
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