The Kona Shield is designed to carry heavy loads thanks to its integrated luggage carrier. The frame geometry is designed for comfortable riding. The components consist of a reliable selection that allows easy shifting, strong braking power and a long service life of the parts.
KONA 6061 ALUMINIUM
Kona 7005 and 6061 aluminum alloys are very strongly represented in mountain bikes and asphalt bicycles. Kona 7005 and 6061 is a strong, strong and cost effective alloy that delivers both fantastic and reliable performance over thousands of rides. Much of the 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or shaped, meaning that the wall thickness of the tubing can be both increased and decreased and shaped, allowing Kona to fine-tune a specific frame to customize strength and riding characteristics for each application.
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.
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.