Spotted: New Kona Carbon Prototype Downhill Bike
This past weekend at the Australian National Champs, our friends at [R]evolution magazine spotted something more exciting than the proverbial Big Foot!
This brand new prototype from Kona, one of the three in the world, is a radical departure from their current downhill bike – the Operator. It features sleek new aggressive lines, geometry, and a few special new features.
Drop past the break for the details…
What we know for sure is the bike features integrated bump stops, internal cable routing, only the front triangle is carbon, and apparently the full build is wicked light.
We couldn’t quite make out the chain stay numbers or some of the other details listed on the frame, but according to the spec list listed on the frame, you can expect a 64 degree head angle, 104mm BB, and a 157mm rear end when this bike makes it into production.
Head over to [R]evolution Mag for more images…