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Kona Honzo ESD

Kona Honzo ESD
  • Color: Gloss Grape Purple
Gloss Grape Purple
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If Mad Max rode a bike, it would be the Honzo ESD. It's part Honzo, part monster, and with geometry that inspired the Process X, it's made for those who want to punish the trails. A steel frame holds a Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork with 150mm of travel. It's got strong 4-piston brakes, grippy Maxxis rubber, and a headtube badge that will scare your children at night. This is the Warrior of the Wasteland.

Kona Cromoly - Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.

Internal Headset - Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.

Tapered Head and Tube - More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

Tubeless Compatible Rims - Allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

12x148 Rear Axle - Provides two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 148mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. The 12x148 boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

1 year limited warranty on the whole bicycle, Lifetime Limited Warranty on the frame - for more details go to:

1 ST Length 380 380 420 450
2 TT Length 578 605 633 670
3 Reach 440 465 490 525
4 Stack 625 634 643 652
5 Standover 712 710 709 706
6 HT Angle 63 63 63 63
7 HT Length 90 100 110 120
8 ST Angle 77.5 77.5 77.5 77.5
9 CS Length 417 417 417 417
10 BB Drop 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5
11 BB Height 312.5 312.5 312.5 312.5
12 Wheelbase 1186 1216 1245 1285
13 Front Center 776 806 835 875
14 Fork Length 560 560 560 560
15 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
4'10"- 5'1" 24"- 27" X-Small
5'0"- 5'3" 26"- 29" Small
5'2"- 5'7" 27"- 30" Small, Medium
5'6"- 5'10" 29"- 31" Medium
5'9"- 6'0" 30"- 33" Medium, Large
5'11"- 6'2" 32"- 35" Large, X-Large
6'1"- 6'5" 33"- 36" Large, X-Large


Frame Kona Cromoly Butted
Fork Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Grip Damper 150mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
Hubs Front: Shimano SLX 110x15mm
Rear: Shimano SLX 148x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 29x2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 29x2.4" WT
Bottom Bracket Race Face 73mm
Crankset Race Face Aeffect R
Chainrings 30T Wide/Narrow
Shifters Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano SLX 11-51T 12spd
Chain Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano Deore
Rotors Front: Shimano RT64 203mm (centerlock)
Rear: Shimano RT64 180mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Handlebars Race Face Aeffect R 35
Tape/Grips Kona Key Grip
Stem Race Face Aeffect R 35
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS
Seatpost TranzX Dropper +RAD Internal w/Shimano Lever 31.6mm
Saddle WTB Volt
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Grape Purple / Small 841073144280 B22HZE01
Gloss Grape Purple / Medium 841073144297 B22HZE03
Gloss Grape Purple / Large 841073144303 B22HZE05
Gloss Grape Purple / X-Large 841073144310 B22HZE06