Cool Around the Shop

We’ve had some interesting Konas in the shop recently and managed to take a few typically blurry pictures.

First up is a customer’s Hei Hei Deluxe. Carbon frame. Carbon rear triangle. Fox CTD suspension. 120mm of travel up front, 100mm out back. Tubeless rims and tires. SLX drivetrain. This is a splendid bike, one that I try to snag when I’m at Kona’s HQ each year. This is a very confidence-inspiring, capable bike. Mucho fun.

Fantastic graphics this year.
Carbon rear triangle. Tubeless ready.
Fox shock and geometry data.
Swoopy carbon. Good colors.
View from the front.

Next up is a Big Unit, Kona’s aluminum 29er hard tail frame set. Nice bits include a SRAM X1 drivetrain, Reba fork, Roam 40 wheels, Syncros cockpit and Maxxis tires. Very nice.

Very black bike.
Kona’s digging the decal on the down tube this year. The chrome on black works really well to these eyes, eyes that belong to a human that wore a KISS t-shirt is sixth grade.
X1 isn’t as light as its brothers, but it’s more black! And more affordable. Nice stuff, for sure. Also note sliding dropouts for single-speeding.
SRAM Roam wheels are quite nice. The 30 pictured here is UST compatible.

The Kapu caught my eye immediately. Reynolds 853 frame. Wonderful paint. Steel fork. 700×28 tires. It’s not as oddly light as the Eclipse was, but a steel frame with fatter tires sure makes sense for our frost-heaved roads.

Classic look. Terrific graphics.


View from the front. Note the wider tire and 853 sticker.
105 drivetrain. Mavic wheels.
Very attractive steel fork.