Kona Process 111 29er Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Product Description

  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 111mm Travel
  • Crankarms: RaceFace Turbine
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Brake Calipers: Shimano SLX
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pablomontana

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2015

Strengths:    As many reviews have stated, the geometry is spot on. Definitely feels like more travel on the down due to the long front end, slackish head angle and tight chainstay length. The 1 x10 system and ks lev dropper post are definite added bonuses along with the Shimano SLX brakes. Wide bars and short stem with decent tires. Tubeless ready setup from the shop. The bike is spec'd solid and very few upgrades are needed.

Weaknesses:    This is a bit of a hefty bike at over 30lbs. The 1x10 set up with a 34t front and 11x36 cassette is definitely not a steep climber. This should be an easy fix though with a 30t ring.

Bottom Line:   
The Process 111 is fun, fun, fun. The lower top tube makes it feel like a bmx bike and the geometry allows for more smiles on the descent. The parts spec is great for the price and the ks lev is a definite bonus. I am around 6' and ride the large - the fit is great. Still getting used to the 1x10 and keep looking for another gear on steeper climbs.

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Purchased At:   Missoula Bicycle Wor

Bike Setup:   Stock so far.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by verdugomountainlocal

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2013

Strengths:    Handling handling handling! Spec for the dollar.

Weaknesses:    A 32 front chainring would have been a better choice than the 34, KS integra post is tricky to set up initially.

Bottom Line:   
Amazing bike! By far the best handling bike I've ever ridden regardless of wheel size. it begs to be lofted off every little bump and booter on the trail. The thing is durable. Big pivots, powdercoat paint, KS dropper post. The Sram xx1 group is a must try, I did find the stock 34 tooth ring a bit high for the steep climbs and think a 32 or 30 will suit most riders better. The suspension works really well and is easy to set up. It stiffens up quite a bit at the end of the travel offering nice protection on a big hard hit. Hope hubs stock! Stans Flow ex rims stock! KS Lev Integra stock! I also really liked the Maxxis Ardent 2.4 tires. The KS Integra dropper works great but is a little tricky to set up at first. Best trail bike I've ever ridden, get 'em while you can as I heard Kona is sold out, dealers snapped them all up.

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