Kona Explosif 27.5 Hardtail

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Product Description

  • Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
  • Crankarms: Sram X7 GXP
  • Pedals: Shimano M520 Clipless
  • Chain: Sram Powerchain 1031
  • Shifters: Sram X7

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Porch a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2016

Strengths:    For Titanium version: All-day bike that can handle uphill as well as shred on the downhill. Sliding dropouts accommodate single-speed or geared. Cantilevered rear axle has lots of "spring", almost like a soft-tail. Tons of rear tire clearance, almost enough for running a 26+ tire. 2.5" tires no problem. Super short (and adjustable) chainstays make it highly maneuverable. Standard size threaded BB, standard headset, 31.6 seatpost--all standard stuff! Made in USA at Lynskey's factory.

Weaknesses:    No internal dropper routing on the 2015 (fixed in 2016 i think).

Bottom Line:   
Review is for a 2015 Kona Explosif Ti. Absolutely gorgeous American-made bike with an incredible geometry. As comfortable going uphill as tearing it up on the downhill. Rigid frame when pedaling, but compliant ride from cantilevered rear axle. Should last a lifetime!

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Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Online

Bike Setup:   140mm MRP Stage, 1x11 Shimano drivetrain, dropper post, etc.

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