Kona Zing AL
Wheels: Shimano R501A Wheelset
Fork: Kona Carbon Race
Crankset: FSA Vero Pro
Drivetrain: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
Cockpit: Kona Road bar, Kona Road Stem, Kona cork tape
Brakes: Tektro R312
Tires: Continental UltraSport II 700x25c
Saddle: Kona Road
For the clan of the drop bar that loves the feel of long miles, nimble handling and quick bursts of speed. The superlight aluminum frame showcases just how far aluminum frames have come by being ultralight and incredibly responsive, while not displaying the rigid, jarring characteristics of older road bikes. Throw a leg over the Zing AL, enter a local crit and begin your initiation into the clan.
KONA SUPERLIGHT 7046 ALUMINUM BUTTED
A new material for Kona, and featured throughout some of our road- and mountain-bike platforms, Kona SuperLight 7046 has more titanium in its composition, giving it 25 percent improved hardness and tensile strength, as well as greater fatigue resistance. Superlight 7046 has properties that allow for the thinnest possible wall thickness, thereby reducing overall weight and making it extremely light and responsive, without sacrificing durability.
Integrated headsets are simple, light and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are actually part of the head tube, and they are either machined away and left with the head tube, bonded (carbon), or welded in with steel or alloy. Like an internal headset, an integrated headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.
Register a new 2017 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE
Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME
When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.