The shorter travel Kona Process 134 receives a well-deserved update and makeover for 2020 with a new frame 2 wheel sizes and both alloy and carbon versions.
While it never left the Kona range of bikes, the Process 134 has been rocking the older frame design for a good few years now and has only been available as a 27.5in bike.
To say it was due an update was an understatement so for 2020 Kona has done away with the old and announced the new 2020 Kona Process 134.
The new bike still has a shorter travel, aggressive trail feel to it, but it now based on the newer ‘Beamer’ platform first implemented on the longer travel Process 153. Along with the new suspension, the 2020 134 comes in both 29er and 27.5in wheel sizes and there is a choice of carbon and alloy too.
Counting up all of the bikes, the new Process 134 range is comprised of 6 models suiting fans of both wheel sizes, frame options, and prices. Though at the time of writing Kona hasn’t supplied any pricing details just yet.
What we have got though is a couple of videos featuring the new bike. The first is an action video featuring Kona athlete Miranda Miller shredding the 134. The 2nd video is for us tech geeks, detailing all the fine features of the updated trail bike.
Watch the 2020 Kona Process 134 in action with Miranda Miller
Get technical with Kona Product Manager Ian Schmitt
Press Release Follows
The Process 134 CR DL 29 represents two and half years of design iterations, mechanical engineering and real-world testing. Born from the beloved Process 111, it ticks all of the longer/lower/slacker boxes while still maintaining the classic Kona feel of really freaking fun. The FULL carbon frame features a 140mm RockShox Pike Ultimate fork up front, a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock and a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. With a build this sweet the 134 CR DL leaves nothing to be desired. The Process name has been with Kona the last six years so we wanted to ensure the 134 fit everything we love about the current lineup but also brought something really fresh and fun to the mix. We’ve put just the perfect amount of travel, just the right geometry, and given riders a choice between six variations of frame material and wheel size to choose from. We truly believe this is a bike for everyone.
PROCESS 134 CR/DL 29
The Process 134 CR DL 29 represents four years of design iterations, mechanical engineering and real-world testing. Born from the beloved Process 111, it ticks all of the longer/lower/slacker boxes while still maintaining the classic Kona feel of really freaking fun. A carbon frame features a 140mm RockShox Pike Ultimate 2 fork up front, a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock and a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. With a build this sweet the 134 CR DL leaves nothing to be desired.
PROCESS 134 CR 29
The Process 134 CR 29 is the shorter travel carbon 29er that you’ve been waiting for. This truly do-everything bike features 140mm of travel up front and 134mm in the rear, supplied by a Fox Performance 34 and Performance Elite DPX2 rear shock. A RockShox Reverb with 1x lever and super deep insertion depth makes this pony ready to rip out of the box!
PROCESS 134 DL 29
All the bang for a little less buck the Process 134 DL 29 has the bells and whistles to make this bike sing. A RockShox Pike Select fork and highly tuneable RockShox Deluxe Ultimate trunnion mounted shock keep the ride plush
and playful, while a SRAM GX/NX Eagle drivetrain makes the climbs a breeze! Paired with our legendary Process geometry, the 134 DL 29 is perfect anytime anywhere!
2020 PROCESS 134 29
The Process 134 29 is a super versatile bike for a great price. We’ve put the money where it matters with this build to ensure every ride is as good as it gets. A SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain makes quick work of climbs, while Fox Performance suspension front and rear smooths out all the bumps. All-new WTB ST i30 TCS rims are strong and light, which helps keep the big wheels turning quickly.
2020 PROCESS 134 DL 27.5
The Process 134 DL is the smaller-wheeled sibling to our Process 134 DL 29. Built around a Kona 6061 aluminum frame, it features the same high-end components, including RockShox’s all-new Pike Select 140mm travel fork and Deluxe Ultimate rear shock. Our improved anti-squat and an SRAM GX/NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain make climbing a breeze. The Process 134 DL is the perfect go-everywhere bike.
2020 PROCESS 134 27.5
We’ve built the Process 134 27.5 to be the go-to ride for people who prefer the 27.5-wheel size. Its affordable build puts the money where it matters—in the suspension, brakes, and drivetrain. A 140mm RockShox Recon RL fork and Super Deluxe rear shock complement the leverage curve designed for shorter travel. A SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain provides ample gearing for big climbs. Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR tires are wrapped around WTB ST i30 rims, ensuring excellent traction on any trail.
For more information about the 2020 Kona Process 134 range, visit the official Kona website.