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2013 Kona Unit Bike (discontinued)

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2013 Kona Unit
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SS Rigid/Rigid

The Good:

Geometry: HA is 70 degrees with short chainstays and Reynolds tube set .

The Bad:

grips and pedals

Overall Review:

Ok I'm riding a SS bike for the fall and winter portion of this year. I chose the Unit because of its geometry and because its steel. It turns out that lot of what you hear about SS is not that far from fiction as you might think. Update 2 months later. This bike has become the stand out bike of my bikes. I grab it for more often than not when going to ride anywhere.  It will never match a suspension bike in a DH trail but have been super surprised that my Strava speeds for complete rides( up and down) are really close.  Little to no maintenance, wheels are still true:) cheap and you feel manly riding it...hahaha

5 months later update

This is now my main ride.  I never thought that a SS rigid would be my main training bike.  I got it thinking I'd ride it here and there in the mud and bad conditions to save my suspension and drivetrain.  Spring is here and I'm still hustling this thing even though the trails are dry.  It isn't for every trail obviously but 90% of them.  Love it.  My fitness has improved and when I am on my trail bike, it can be ridden harder, longer and with more than wild abandon.


Product Kona Unit Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
16, 18, 19, 20, 22 View Geometry
Size 16 18 19 20 22
Top Tube Length 22.5 23.5 24 24.5 25.5
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 70° 70° 70° 71°
Head Tube Length 3.5 4.3 4.7 5.1 5.9
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 73° 73° 73°
Seat Tube Length 16 18 19 20 22
Bottom Bracket Height 12.2 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4
Chainstay Length 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7
Wheelbase 42.8 - 43.4 43.5 - 44.2 43.4 - 44.1 43.5 - 44.1 44.2 - 44.8
Standover 29.9 31.4 32 32.6 34.2
Reach 16.1 16.8 16.6 17.2 17.9
Stack 22.3 23.1 24.1 23.8 24.7
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Chromoly
Frame Material Details Cromoly Butted
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork Kona P2 29
Fork Travel N/A
Head Tube Diameter
Headset TH ZST No.10
Handlebar Kona Energy
Stem Kona XC/Road
Grips Kona Race Light LOG
Brakes Avid BB7 Calipers with 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Avid G2 Clean Sweep Rotors
Brake Levers Avid FR5
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters N/A
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
Cranks FSA CK-7152PDHS (170/175mm) / CK-7050PDHS (180mm)
Chainrings 32 Tooth
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo
Pedals Kona JackShit
Chain KMC Z610
Cassette Formula DC52
Rims WTB Speed Disc i23
Hubs Formula
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 15g Front / 14g Rear
Tires Maxxis Ikon 29"x2.2"
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Seatpost Kona Double Clamp with Offset
Seatpost Diameter
Seatpost Clamp Kona Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Matte Raw Steel with Orange and Black
Weight N/A
Price $999
More Info Kona website

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