Think of the Kona Hei Hei DL as an XC bike on steroids. You get all the speed and climbing prowess you would expect from a XC bike, but when it’s time to point this bike downhill, you will know you’re on a bike that is so much more.
The Kona Race Light Carbon is lightweight, but strong as all get out. You will never feel like you need to tip toe around while you’re riding the Hei Hei DL. The Kona Fuse suspension platform with Fox Factory Float DPS rear shock provides efficient pedaling while remaining plush through the chatter, and then really starts to shine as the bumps get bigger. The 140mm Fox suspension up front will smooth out the roots, and gobble up gnarly rock gardens. The boost rear end provides additional clearance for tires, more precision and removes unwanted flexing. The Race Face crankset combined with Shimano drivetrain will keep the pedals turning and reward the rider with smooth accurate shifts. 27.5 wheels are big enough to supply that roll over anything feeling while remaining nimble through tight switchbacks and technical sections. Keeping it all under control are Shimano’s workhorse XT disc brakes.
The Hei Hei Dl trail is an unrelenting pursuit to push the limits of what a bike can do. It is perfect for the endurance racer, weekend warrior, or experienced trail rider that wants a fast, go anywhere trail crushing machine that will turn your rides up to 11.
NSMB - ”After a couple of minutes, I was slashing corners and jumping through sections with ease. ” - Tim Coleman
Kona Race Light Carbon is lightweight and strong
Kona Fuse Independent Suspension is efficient and plush
Boost 12x148mm rear end provides more tire clearance and rigidity
Shimano drivetrain is always reliable in any condition
140mm travel Fox Float 34 fork smooth confidence inspiring suspension
27.5” WTB wheelset are fast and nimble
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Kona Race Light Carbon 140mm Travel
Fox Factory 34 Float Air 140mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
This is my first trail/all mountain rig. I have been an avid mountain biker for over 20 years. My first bikes were Chro Moly frames with ridged forks and I have riden every other iteration of XC bikes from AL hard tails with manitou spider elastomer forks to a Specialized Epic 26er. My latest is a Carbon 29er hardtail race rig. All have had 70 deg or stealer head tubes and short chain stays. All those bikes climbed like homesick angels. So for my first trail bike I was a little nervous about how it would feel and climb. After riding trails with stair step climbs and tight steep switch back climbs I am happy to say it was a very natural transition to the Hei Hei. I never felt like my climbing was limited by the bike. It did not climb quite as nimbly as my 29er hardtail but it did not hold me back and it never felt piggish like so many other all mountain rigs with super slack geometry. Now as for the drops, steep rocky decents, table tops, banked decents and most of the fun features on trails the Hei hey was pure fun, no comparison with the XC rigs. When things got really steep you do become aware of your front tire and you have to pick a line, but the Hei Hei will reward you with a smooth confident decent as long as you keep you eyes open. Bottom line, if you are looking for a bike you will shuttle up the hill and ride down with your eyes closed, get a super slack rig like the yeti or the kona process. If you are looking for a bike that you have to pedal up technical ascents, you can pick a line, and you don’t like the super slack piggish rigs the Kona Hei Hei trail is an excellent choice.
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