The Kona Honzo 27.5 combines 100% trail riding feel with the lively character of a modern hardtail and the impressive traction of 2.8-inch plus tyres. Kona sees its Honzo Hardtails as a real alternative to Trailfully even without Plus tyres. With a flat steering angle, short rear and long front, it follows the same philosophy as the fullys of the Process-series and shows that there is still a lot of future in the unsprung rear end, if all the registers of modern bike technology are applied.
A steep seat angle ensures full propulsion uphill. The standard remote seat post makes the Honzo a potent partner downhill. The 130 mm suspension travel of the rigid Rock Shox Recon RL Solo and the wide Plus tyres give you self-confidence when the trail becomes steep and technical. With this Hardtail you show your Fully friends also downhill the rear wheel. Uphill anyway, thanks to the direct power transmission and SRAM SX drive.
27.5 Plus wheels
The advantages of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles better than 26-inch wheels, but are more agile and agile than 29-inch wheels. They combine the best of both worlds, increasing overall performance and driving satisfaction.
Rims compatible with tubeless tyres
Tubeless compatible rims allow tyres with greater puncture resistance, better tyre grip on track, lower rolling resistance and weight savings compared to conventional tube and tyre systems.
12 x 148 mm rear 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.