2010 Kona Road Bikes, Commuters, Fixies and Tri-Bikes

2010 Kona road bike Single Speed Fixie Grand Wagon

Kona has seventy-eight unique models of bicycles in their 2010 line up. 30 of them are some kind of road bike, and of the with 14 brand spank’n new models for 2010, 8 are road bikes. And as KONA puts it, “each built to sparkle and shred.” Nearly all of the returning models of 2010 have been touched in some way. Part of that refinement is shaving weight off of existing bike designs. Sixty-one out of the 64 returning models are lighter than 2009. On average their bikes are 8% lighter than last year.

New for 2010, Kona has added the WorldBike, Dr. Fine and Super Dew to their “Asphalt” line. Bikes designed for comfort and commuting. For their racier lines of road bikes and single speeds Kona has added the Honky Inc., Band Wagon, Grand Wagon (above), Dr. Lisa, and the Major One, a a Scandium frame singlespeed cyclocross bike. Classics like the Haole may not be new, but have been given an upgraded Shimano 105 drive train and weighs in at an amazing 16.8lbs for a steel frame bike.

Check out PICTURES and SPECS after the break…

2010 GRAND WAGON

Pictured at top is the new 2010 Grand Wagon, the most elegant in the Wagon series “taking the Wagon series high into the “bling-o-sphere.” Considered a piece of mobile art, the Grand Wagon has a lugged frame, Dedacciai SAT bronze-welded Chromoly tubing, Shimano reversible freewheel/ fixed gear, and a Mavic Track Ellipse wheelset.

SPECS & PRICING:

  • Dedacciai SAT Bronze-Welded Cromoly
  • Kona retro road fork
  • 71.5/75º head/seat tube angles 18.5″ frame
  • 72.5/74.5º head/seat tube angles 20.5″ frame
  • 73/73.5º head/seat tube angles 21.3″ frame
  • 73.5/73º head/seat tube angles 22″ frame
  • 73.5/72.5º head/seat tube angles 22.8″ frame
  • 73.5/72º head/seat tube angles 23.6″ frame
  • 414mm chainstays
  • Sugino SG75 (144mm Bolt Pattern 49-56=170, 58-60=175) crankarms
  • Sugino BB-SG75 BB
  • Shimano R650 brakes
  • Mavic Track Ellipse wheelset
  • MSRP: $2,499

2010 BAND WAGON

2010 Kona road bike Single Speed Fixie Band Wagon

New for 2010, the Band Wagon is a Paddy Wagon with several upgrades. It’s the same steel frame, Dicta 16T reversible freewheel/ fixed gear, compact rear triangle and geometry that’s somewhere between true track and road for the best of both worlds. But the powder blue and bright orange deep dish rim sporting Band Wagon features higher end spec than the Paddy – “for hipsters with a bit more cake.” (we really like that orange-blue color scheme, too…kinda catchy!)

SPECS & PRICING:

  • Custom butted cromoly steel frame
  • Kona retro road fork
  • 72/75º head/seat tube angles 18.5″ frame
  • 72.5/74.5º head/seat tube angles 20.5″ frame
  • 73/73.5º head/seat tube angles 21.3″ frame
  • 73.5/73º head/seat tube angles 22″ frame
  • 73.5/72.5º head/seat tube angles 22.8″ frame
  • 73.5/72º head/seat tube angles 23.6″ frame
  • FSA Vero (49-56=170, 58-60=175mm) crankarms
  • 414mm chainstays
  • Shimano R650 brakes
  • Alex R600 rims
  • MSRP: $949

2010 HONKY INC.

2010 Kona road commuter bicycle Honky Inc.

The new big brother to the Honky Tonk, the fender-ready utilitarian road riding machine, is the Honky Inc. The Honky Inc., boasts upgraded Shimano 105 components, Kona Payroll wheelset and Avid BB7 160mm road disc brakes. Making it a more capable all-weather work horse for die hard commuters.

It has a steel frame, sloping top tube, and compact rear triangle. As the pioneer of sloping top tubes in mountain bike frame design, Kona has since stayed true to all the many positives of this design technology. It allows the top tube to be longer, providing more room for correct positioning and free body movement. It also allows for more standover clearance.

SPECS & PRICING:
  • Kona custom butted cromoly steel frame
  • Kona carbon disk fork
  • 71.5/74.5º head/seat tube angles 18.5″ frame, 408mm chainstays
  • 72/74.5º head/seat tube angles 20.9″ frame, 408mm chainstays
  • 72/73.5º head/seat tube angles 22″ frame, 410mm chainstays
  • 73/73º head/seat tube angles 22.3″ frame, 410mm chainstays
  • 73/72.5º head/seat tube angles 24″ frame, 412mm chainstays
  • FSA Omego (49=170mm, 53=172.5mm, 56=172.5mm, 58-61=175mm) crankarms
  • FSA MegaExo BB
  • Shimano 105 shifters, F/D and R/D
  • Avid BB7 160mm road disc brakes
  • Kona Payroll wheelset
  • MSRP: $2,499

2010 Kona TT

2010 Kona road triathlon time triad bicycle the Kona TT

Now available for men and women is Kona’s new Time Trial and Triathlon bike, the Kona TT. The TT uses hydroformed 7005 aluminum, has a Kona Carbon fork, Mavic wheels, and Shimano drivetrain. It also features a sloped top tube, internal headset and compact read triangle. Making the TT an excellent best bang-for-the-buck time trial and triathlon bikes.

SPECS & PRICING

  • Kona Race Light 7005 aluminum butted frame
  • Dedacciai Fin Carbon fork
  • 71.5/75º head/seat tube angles small frame
  • 72/76º head/seat tube angles medium frame
  • 72/76º head/seat tube angles large frame
  • 395mm chainstays
  • FSA Gossamer (S=165, M=170, L=170mm) crankarms
  • FSA MegaExo BB
  • Shimano Bar End shifters,
  • Shimano 105 F/D
  • Shimano Ultegra R/D
  • Caribou Aero seatpost
  • FSA Gossamer brakes
  • Mavic Aksium wheelset
  • MSRP: $1,899

2010 WORLDBIKE

2010 Kona road commuter bicycle the Worldbike

In the “Asphalt” catagory, the WorldBike is a fat tire commuter bike new for 2010. Marketed as worldly yet affordable and tough as nails. The Rasta inspired commuter has a steel frame, sloped top tube, compact rear triangle, 3-speed internal hub, 26-inch wheels and come stock with fenders.

SPECS & PRICING

  • Kona custom butted cromoly steel frame
  • Kona P2n fork
  • 70.5/74º head/seat tube angles 14″ frame
  • 70.5/74º head/seat tube angles 16″ frame
  • 71/74º head/seat tube angles 18″ frame
  • 71/73º head/seat tube angles 20″ frame
  • 71/72.5º head/seat tube angles 22″ frame
  • 436mm chainstays
  • FSA (175mm) crankarms
  • RPM 7420 BB
  • Shimano SL-3S35E shifters,
  • Tektro 849 AL brakes
  • Rigida Cyber 10 rims
  • MSRP: $399

2010 SUPER DEW

2010 Kona road commuter bicycle the Super Dew

The new 2010 Super Dew is by far the best equiped cummuter bike Kona offers (and Moots-like in pricing as far as commuters go…). The Super Dew has a Race Light Scandium butted frame, carbon bar, FSA SLK carbon cranks, carbon fork, Shimano Ultegra deraillurs, Shimano 575 hydraulic disc brakes and an FSA wheelset. Like the Kona TT, and many other bikes, the Super Dew uses hydroformed tubing, a sloped top tube, internal headset and compact read triangle.

SPECS & PRICING

  • Kona Race Light Scandium butted frame
  • Kona Carbon Disc fork
  • 71/75º head/seat tube angles 17.7″ & 18.5″ frame
  • 71.3/74.3º head/seat tube angles 20.5″ frame
  • 72/74.3º head/seat tube angles 21.3″ frame
  • 72.3/74º head/seat tube angles 22″ frame
  • 73/74º head/seat tube angles 22.8″ frame
  • 73.3/73.3º head/seat tube angles 23.6″ & 24.4″ frame
  • 440mm chainstays
  • FSA SLK Carbon (45-52=170, 54-56 = 172.5 58-62=175mm)
  • FSA MegaExo BB
  • Shimano Ultegra shifters detaillurs,
  • Shimano 575 hydraulic disc  brakes
  • FSA RD460 wheelset
  • MSRP: $2,499

2010 DR. FINE

2010 Kona road commuter bicycle the Dr. Fine w/ internal hub and disk brakes

New for 2010 is the Dr. Fine. An internally geared commiter bike with disc brakes. There are lots of internal hub offerings on the market, but very few with discs. The Dr Fine used Shimano quality disc brakes, 7005 aluminum, sloping top tube, internal headset and a compact rear triangle.

SPECS & PRICING

  • Kona 7005 Aluminum butted frame
  • Kona P2 700C fork
  • 70/74º head/seat tube angles 17.7″ & 18.5″ frame
  • 70/73.5º head/seat tube angles 20.5″ frame
  • 72/73.5º head/seat tube angles 21.3″ frame
  • 72/73º head/seat tube angles 22″ frame
  • 72.5/73º head/seat tube angles 22.8″ frame
  • 72.5/72.5º head/seat tube angles 23.6″ & 24.4″ frame
  • 440mm chainstays
  • Shimano Alfine (45-54=170, 56-62=175mm) crankarms
  • Shimano Alfine BB
  • Shimano Alfine shifter
  • Shimano 486 hydraulic disc  brakes
  • Alex XD-Lite rims
  • MSRP: $999

2010 DR. LISA

2010 Kona women specific road commuter bicycle the Dr. Lisa

Because more women are riding everyday, Kona has added a couple new bikes to their women’s specific lines. Modeled after the the successful Dew frame, the  Dr. Lisa is a new women’s specific urgban cummuter for 2010. It features a curved top tube for lower standover, a 7005 aluminum frame, internal headset, and a compact rear triangle.

SPECS & PRICING

  • Kona 7005 Aluminum butted frame
  • Kona P2 700C fork
  • 70/74º head/seat tube angles 17.7″ & 18.5″ frame
  • 70/73.5º head/seat tube angles 20.5″ frame
  • 72/73.5º head/seat tube angles 21.3″ frame
  • 440mm chainstays
  • FSA Alpha Drive (45-54=170, 56-60=175mm) crankarms
  • RPM 7420 BB
  • Shimano Acera shifters
  • Shimano FD-M311 F/D and Deore R/D
  • Shimano 486 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Rigida ZAC 2000 rims
  • MSRP: $749

2010 MAJOR ONE

2010 Kona road cross bicycle the Major One

The newest bike in the cyclocross family is the 2010 Major One. Not only it is a cross bike, it’s also a single speed. The only thing that could make this bike more hardcore is to make it a fixed gear (it doesn’t come with a reversible freewheel). The Major One sports a scandium butted frame and compact triangle.

SPECS & PRICING

  • Kona Race Light Scandium butted frame
  • Kona Carbon Cross fork
  • 72.5/75.5º head/seat tube angles 19.3″
  • 73/75º head/seat tube angles 20.5″ frame
  • 73.5/75º head/seat tube angles 21.3″ frame
  • 73.5/74.5º head/seat tube angles 22″ frame
  • 74/74.5º head/seat tube angles 21.8″ frame
  • 74/74º head/seat tube angles 23.6″ & 24.4″ frame
  • 435mm chainstays
  • FSA Gossamer (47-49=165, 52=170, 54-56=172.5, 58-62=175mm) crankarms
  • FSA MegaExo BB
  • Kore Sportc brakes
  • Alex R390 rims
  • MSRP: $1,099

KONA TECHNOLOGIES:

Scandium is one of the lightest and strongest metals in the world.

scandium

Scandium is a potent grain refiner that, when added to aluminum alloys, elevates the strength and durability of the material by 50% and allows for weight savings of 10- 15% over their aluminum frames.

Hydroformed tubing is a forming technology that uses a liquid to form the shape of a tube. The process results in a seamless, continuous, aligned piece of metal that can take on heavily shaped forms that can’t be achieved with normal extrusions. This proves especially advantageous at weld points where it can be flared to increase weld areas, essentially, adding strength without adding weight. The result is a strong, flawless frame with great lateral stability, durability and responsiveness.

Sloping Top Tube. As the pioneer of sloping top tubes in mountain bike frame design, Kona has since stayed true to all the many positives this design technology brings to the trail. It allows the top tube to be longer, providing more room for correct positioning and free body movement. It also allows for more standover clearance, critical on dual suspension bikes due to a higher bottom bracket. It also puts the rider in a more secure position for downhill sections of trail.

Compact Rear Triangle. Short chain stays and seat stays provide a balance of stability and power transfer. Shorter seat stays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate quicker than longer stays.

Tapered Head Tube. For bikes using suspension forks, especially longer travel models, a tapered head tube provides more support at the intersection of the top tube and down tube.

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