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The classic cromoly-framed Kona Explosif Bike 2015 remains as aggressive as ever, and eager to carve lines on technical singletrack. That's indeed Reynolds 520 butted tubing beneath that orange finish, lending that supple and reponsive feel and also a light, surprising build. This version offers Stealth dropper post routing, a modern requirement for XC and trail, and also a build list that's specifically geared toward the hardcore trail rider. Notable are the 120mm RockShox Recon Gold fork, sliding 12/142 dropouts that can easily be converted to single speed (love that Reynolds tubing), and enough room on both sides to easily accommodate the 2.25" inch tires you want.
Other key parts include Shimano Deore shifters and Shimano SLX brake levers and calipers, with an SLX 180mm centerlock rotor on the front and a 160mm centerlock on the rear. Also find a Shimano SLX derailleur up front with a Shimano XT Shadow Plus on the rear, and Shimano Deore hubs tied to the rims already mentioned. Chainrings on the Shimano SLX cranks are 24/38T, and they drive the 11-36T 10-speed cassette. Kona brings most of the remaining build, but the saddle is a WTB Volt Comp, and the headset is from FSA. Note that this bike comes complete with Shimano M520 clipless pedals. You're ready to rip.
|Frame||Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold RL 120mm Tapered QR15|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX |
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SLX|
|Pedals||Shimano M520 Clipless|
|Cassette||Shimano HG50 11-36t 10 spd|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX lever and calipers (rotors are Shimano 160mm rear, Shimano 180mm front)|
|Wheelset||Shimano Deore QR15 front hub, Shimano Deore 142x12 rear hub tied to WTB ST i23 TCS rims with Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr spokes|
|Tires||Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" front and Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" rear|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser |
|Stem||Kona XC/Road |
|Grips||Kona Race Light Lock-on|
|Seatpost||Kona Thumb w/Offset|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
13 kg / 28.69 lbs, 15"
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|A: Seat Tube Length||381
|B: Effective Top Tube||572
|E: BB Height||0
|F: BB Drop||42
|G: Head Tube Length||115
|H: Head Tube Angle||68 °||68 °|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||73 °||73 °|
|J: Standover Height||750
|K: Chainstay Length||420
|Weight (kg / lbs)||0
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