Kona Carbon Honzo – Full Video Added

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Kona Bicycles has never been one to particularly toe the line or fit into pigeonholes, so it’s not too much of a surprise to see that its new carbon hardtail comes with a very burly look and provisions for dropper posts despite World Cup cross country racing ambitions. We’ll be getting a whole rundown of the range at the World launch next week, but in the meantime, here’s a preview of some of the specs.

Kona says: “who ever said that a hardtail couldn’t be as fun as other ‘trail’ bikes? Who assumed a 29in hardtail couldn’t have an aggressive trail geometry and a carbon frame that can climb almost as fast as it descends? And where is it written that a dropper post and wider/stiffer Boost rear end can’t be utilized on a frame with no moving parts? Nobody and nowhere! We’re just trying to figure out why we didn’t we make the Honzo Carbon’s sooner.

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The Honzo CR Race – just what you race it in is up to you.

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There are several different specs for the Honzo – from mostly racy (though still 120mm forked) to the two more burly versions with dropper posts pre-fitted. And who heard of a race bike with a Pike?

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The Honzo CR Trail – 1×11, Fox 34s and a dropper. Nice!

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About as stealth as it gets. Frames come in a full range of sizes from Small to XL.

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The Trail DL comes with a RockShox Pike for added mayhem

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And here’s a closer look at the geometry. Stay tuned next week for the full lowdown and first ride impressions.

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And there’s even a full video – much like the recent dual-personality full suspension HeiHei video.

Can’t see the video, click here: https://vimeo.com/169697972

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