I’m selling my Kona Explosif 650b in size 17’’. I bought this from AW Cycles in Reading over Easter and it was the last 17’’ available in the UK. It’s seen moderate use in flat old Essex with one trip to Swinley. I love this bike a lot and have now finished building up my Ti HT which is pretty much identical to this. As you can imagine, it is in fantastic condition. I only ever rode this bike in the sunshine as I hate mud (hence the original tyres).
Condition: Fantastic condition with minimal marks. The forks have a tiny mark on the side (pictured) and there are a couple of small marks on the rims and the frame. No cable rub on the forks and no rip/tears in the saddle or grips (or tyres). The wear to the drivetrain is minimal as it’s not been used in the mud and regularly lubed.
- I purchased a thomson 70mm stem, 0’ rise and some Easton Havoc 750mm wide bars.
- I have also changed the saddle for a comfy (IMO) Charge Spoon.
- I’ve also fitted a 36t Work thick/thin chainring. The original double rings, shifter and front mech are included.
- Front wheel has been setup tubeless.
I’ve recently applied some vinyl stickers to cover the orange parts with blue and black, just for a change. These can be removed and returned back to stock if you like. I’ll add some pictures shortly.
The stock spec list from Kona (upgrades listed above):
Frame Material Kona Cromoly Butted
Rear Shock N/A
Fork RockShox Revelation RL 120mm Tapered w/15mm Axle
Crankarms Sram X7 GXP
B/B Sram X7 GXP
Pedals Shimano M520 Clipless
Chain Sram Powerchain 1031
Freewheel Sram Powerglide 1030 11-36t 10spd
F/D Sram X7
R/D Sram X9
Shifters Sram X7
Brake Calipers Avid Elixir 5
Front Brake Rotor Avid HS1 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Avid HS1 160mm
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5
Headset ZST NO. 10/7B/44
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/Road
Seatpost Kona Double Clamp w/offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Race Light Lock-on
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub King Kong
Rear Hub Formula
Spokes Sanvik Stainless 15g fr/14g rr
Rims WTB Speed Disc i23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 650B 27.5x2.25"folding
Rear Tire Maxxis CrossMark 650B 27.5x2.1" folding
Paint Color Raw Steel with Orange & Black
The bike is located in Colchester, Essex. I’m happy to travel and meet people.
Please note- the pedals and dropper are NOT included.
Looking for £725