Kona Unit Blue (EU)
Wheel Size: 27.5 PLUS
Wheels: Alex MD40
Front Suspension: tire pressure and your arms
Fork: Kona Plus Fork
Crankset: FSA Comet
Drivetrain: Single Speed Bliss
Cockpit: Kona XC/BC Riser bar and stem, Kona Race Light LOG grips
Brakes: TRP Spyke (Unit Green) / Tektro HDM285 (Unit Blue)
Front Tire: WTB Trailblazer 27.5x2.8"
Rear Tire: WTB Trailblazer 27.5x2.8"
Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
We’ve taken something so inherently simple and made it so versatile that it can only be a Kona. The Unit’s Cromoly Reynolds frame and single-speed sensibilities are a minimalist’s dream, but we wanted to take them farther. The frame and fork clearance are modified for 27.5-inch x 3.0-inch wheels for the bike packer we all want to be, while a simple swap of wheels ensures a 29-inch exploit can be had. This kind of interchangeability and utility makes the Unit the perfect choose-your-own-adventure bike.
Reynolds 520 tubes are mandrel-butted for accurate profiles and available in a wide range of shapes. Weight savings from butting provides competitively priced, light framesets that are noticeably compliant on the road or the trail, and are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
44mm HEAD TUBE
44mm oversized heatubes allow us to run tapered steerer forks by using a large external lower cup headset bearing. The larger diameter steerer tube adds considerable stiffness and will increase responsiveness to the front end, improving all-around performance.
Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.
The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones.
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.