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2021 Kona Remote 130 E-Bike

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2021 Kona Remote 130
2021 Kona Remote 130 E-Bike 2021 Kona Remote 130 E-Bike 2021 Kona Remote 130 E-Bike 2021 Kona Remote 130 E-Bike 2021 Kona Remote 130 E-Bike
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Rides well but faulty

The Good:

Rides really comfortably and better than the reduced travel would indicate. Lots of fun

The Bad:

Very limited battery range, esp if you do a lot of climbing. Motor died after 470km, rear wheel imploded after 200km

Overall Review:

Overall this rides and descends really well, looks awesome, and is generally specced OK. But the mileage is very poor despite all manner of tweaking, and while I do a lot of climbing (after all, e MTBS are all about enabling multiple downhill runs are they not?), I am reduced to doing everything in ECO mode to get in a ride of 2.5 hours with 1200m climbing. In saying this, the motor also completely died after 477km, so maybe that was what led to reduced range - I'll see once the replacement motor arrives.

Plus, the rear wheel's spokes all became loose during one ride, requiring a rebuild. My mechanic has the same bike and had the same problem, so it seem like a batch of those wheels were poorly made. If the battery range can be sorted out I'd give it top marks.


Product Kona Remote 130 E-Bike
Model Year 2021
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
SM, MD, LG, XL View Geometry
Top Tube Length 570mm 597mm 626mm 665mm
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
Head Tube Length 113mm 118mm 130mm 140mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.6° 76.5° 76.4° 76.3°
Seat Tube Length 385mm 410mm 450mm 485mm
Bottom Bracket Height 345mm (30mm drop) 345mm (30mm drop) 345mm (30mm drop) 345mm (30mm drop)
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
Wheelbase 1186mm 1213mm 1243mm 1282mm
Standover 720mm 720mm 720mm 725mm
Reach 425mm 450mm 475mm 510mm
Stack 610mm 615mm 625mm 635mm
Wheel Size 29"
E-Bike Class Class 1: Pedal Assist (Pedelecs)
Motor Shimano STEPS E7000
Battery Shimano, integrated
Battery Capacity 504 Wh
Display/Remote Shimano STEPS E7000
Modes Boost, Trail, Eco, Walk Assist
Max Speed with Assist 20 mph (32 km/h)
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Kona 6061 buttted aluminum, molded chainstay protection
Rear Travel 130mm
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT DPS Performance, trunnion mount
Fork FOX FLOAT 34 Rhythm, 51mm offset
Fork Travel 140mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset FSA No.57E
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35, 35mm clamp diameter
Stem Kona XC/BC 35, 35mm bar clalmp
Grips Kona Key Grip, lock-on
Brakes Shimano Deore, 4-piston, Shimano RT66 rotors (203mm front, 180mm rear)
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters Shimano Deore, 12-speed
Front Derailleur None
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 12-speed
Chainguide None
Cranks Shimano E8000
Chainrings Shimano, 36 tooth
Pedals None
Chain Shimano Deore, 12-speed
Cassette Shimano Deore, 12-speed, 10-51 tooth
Rims WTB KOM Trail i35 TCS 2.0, 35mm inner width, tubeless ready
Hubs Formula, 15x110mm Boost front, 12x148mm Boost rear with MICRO SPLINE driver
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 3C, EXO+, TR, 29" x 2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 3C, EXO+, TR, 29" x 2.4" WT
Saddle WTB Volt
Seatpost Trans-X dropper
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Kona, single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12x148mm Boost
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts One inside front triangle
Colors Gloss Prism Rust-Purple with Metallic Silver/Charcoal Decals
Warranty Lifetime frame, 2 year electronic system, 1 year battery
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Beamer Independent suspension
Internal cable routing
Includes Shimano STEPS 2A charger
Price $5,999
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