One of the longest-standing models in our line has evolved from steel frames, 26-inch wheels and thumb shifters into the modern 27.5-inch, 11-speed fun bike it is today. While this current version resembles the first Cinder Cone in name only, the heart of the bike remains the same.
KONA RACE LIGHT 6061 ALUMINUM Kona Race Light 7005 and 6061 are lighter, more performance-oriented fabrications of our 7005/6061 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 are custom butted to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness.
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 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.
27.5" WHEELS The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones.
Frame Material: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted
Wheel Size: 27.5
Wheels: WTB STP i25
Front Suspension: 100mm
Fork: RockShox 30 Gold RL Solo Air 100mm
Crankset: SRAM NX
Drivetrain: SRAM NX 11spd
Cockpit: Kona XC/BC Riser bar, Kona XC stem and Kona Slip on Key Grip
Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic MT500
Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5x2.25"
Saddle: WTB Volt Sport SE (Volt 250 Sport SE size S)