Mountain bikes are constantly evolving. Every year they are getting slacker geometry, more travel, better suspension, and crazier gear combinations. However, not everyone needs or wants a mountain bike that has suspension, some riders just want something simple and fun to ride. The 2018 Kona Unit X Bike is a Reynolds 520 steel framed hardtail mountain bike that doesn't have any suspension. It comes with 27.5-plus wheels and tires which provide excellent grip and damping while on the trail. It is the perfect bike for riding on the trail or taking on a bikepacking trip in the backcountry.
The Unit X comes with a SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain that includes the crankarms, rear derailleur, and shifter. SRAM's NX drivetrain provides an 11-speed cassette with an 11-42 gear range that is perfect for tackling those tough climbs but also provides gearing perfect for the flats. The SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brakes provide ample stopping power for those long descents and they are paired with SRAM Centerline rotors. It features WTB Scraper i40 TCS rims laced to Formula hubs and are perfectly paired with WTB Ranger TCS tires so you can set everything up tubeless for a smoother ride and better traction. While it doesn't come with any crazy Fox suspension, it does have a Kona Plus fork that is strong and durable. If you're looking for a simple mountain bike that is fun to ride on the trails, then you'll love the 2018 Kona Unit X.
Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly frame is strong and durable
SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain provides simple and reliable shifting
SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brakes offer ample stopping power
Tubeless ready tires and rims so riders can drop their tire pressure for a smoother ride and better traction
Rigid suspension because who needs suspension, right?
Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
TH ZST No. 10
SRAM NX 1x11
SRAM NX, 28t
Crank Arm Lengths
SRAM PowerSpline 73mm
SRAM PG1130 11-42t
SRAM Level T
180mm Front, 160mm Rear
WTB Scraper i40 Pinned TCS Rims Formula Hubs, 9x100, 10x135
WTB Ranger TCS 27.5x2.8"
Kona XC/BC Riser
Kona Key Grip
Kona Thumb w/ Offset, 31.6mm
WTB Volt Comp
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
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