The Kona Hei Hei is the right choice for the driver who wants to drive light and fast, but is still looking for something affordable. With a RockShox Pike Ultimate Debon fork and RockShox Deluxe damper, the ride is always lively. Combined with a SRAM GX 1x12 drive and Sram hydraulic disc brakes, the Hei Hei meets all requirements in one package.
12 x 148 mm rear wheel axle
12 x 142 mm, 12 x 148 mm and 12 x 157 mm rear axle standards offer two main advantages for Kona riders: the 12 mm diameter of the rear axle ensures maximum stability on the rear hub and frame, while the 142/148/157 mm outer diameter of the hub ensures that the wheel is fast and correctly positioned in the frame before the rear axle can be used. From 2016, the 12 x 148 mm standard will be available as a mix, especially on the new Honzo alloy. 12 x 148 offers more tyre clearance on the chain stay, while the rear wheel is more stable and durable compared to a 12 x 142 mm thru axle.
The great advantage of an internal headset, where the bearing shells are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, is the additional protective layer that protects the bearings from the elements. An internal headset also reduces the body height, making it easier to adjust the stem and handlebar height for the rider to make the best adjustment.
KONA 6061 Aluminium
Kona 7005 and 6061 aluminium alloys are extensively used in the mountain and asphalt bicycle fleet. A rugged, durable light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061, offer fantastic, reliable performance that enables thousands of rides. A large part of the 7005/6061 tube is butted and/or shaped, which means that the wall thickness of the tube can be both increased or decreased and shaped so that we can fine-tune the strength and ride characteristics of a particular frame depending on the intended application.