Riding terrain that you wouldn't normally tackle on a hardtail is exactly why the Kona Honzo Ti Frame was created. The Honzo Ti is an aggressive hardtail that borrows its progressive geometry from its cromoly cousin and designed to smash singletrack. Enjoy the benefits of the inherent lightweight and enhanced ride qualities of this perfectly crafted Titanium frame, not to mention, nothing is more beautiful or screams baller like a Titanium frame. With a host of trail worthy features like, slack head angle, low bottom bracket, short chain stays, low stand over, and modular 12x142 rear dropouts the Honzo Ti Frame will inspire the confidence to ride terrain that was previously reserved for the those on dual squishy bikes.
Trail honed, 3-2.5 Titanium Frame
Optimized for 29" Wheels
Short chainstays increase playfulness
12x142 modular dropouts for maximum stiffness and versatility
Optimized for 120-140mm forks
31.6 Stealth Dropper compatible
Optimized for 120-140mm travel forks
Front Derailleur Size
Bottom Bracket Shell
Seat Clamp Size
Trail, All Mountain,
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
I had spent the last few years riding a Kona Process in the SoCal rocky hills. A fun and engaging bike, but can be taxing on long climbs chasing guys with younger legs and more time to ride.
The Honzo looked like the perfect solution - aggressive trail geometry like the Process, with the efficiency and light-weight of a hard-tail. (Plus having learned to ride in the 90's, I always wanted a titanium hard-tail).
I built up my Ti Honzo with a Zee build kit, and a 130mm revelation fork (love the kit, but kind of regret not having gone with a Pike -- Revelation shows a touch of fore/aft flex). The bike feels surprisingly like my process, but climbs more efficiently - I have had a few moments of "connected zen" on this bike that I have never had on any other.
One warning. This bike builds momentum and confidence quickly. It's easy to forgot that you don't have 5" of rear travel. I have put some dents in my rear rim, and blown out a rear tire, with a few "inelegant" moves. The Honzo will keep you honest, and make you remember your skills.
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