The Kona Process Bike-Line has caused enthusiasm among testers of the trade press, bike professionals and hobby pilots alike. At a time when trail and enduro bikes are more and more often made of carbon, Kona convinces with its aluminium process through inner values. The very stiff frames with a comparatively simple rear end and the strongly sloping top tube do not only claim to have a modern and aggressive geometry. They anticipated the development. With very long top tube and wheelbase, really short rear and flat steering angle, they feature impressive handling in all suspension travel variants and seem to blossom out the more the trail gets down to business.
The Kona Process 153 stands on wide 27.5 inch wheels, has a moderate 153 mm travel at the rear and a 160 mm Rock Shox Yari at the front. But you shouldn't be deceived by the travel of a typical All Mountain Fullys in this country with the Process 153. The progressive bike shows the character of an enduro race bike, rewards aggressive and powerful riding with razor-sharp handling and seems to become faster and faster. On the way to the next trail entry, the seating position and rear triangle prove to be quite efficient.
Like all Process models, the Process 153 is limited to the gorge-less operation, relies on the 1x12 Sram GX drive, but already gets the widely graded 11-50 cassette. The Sram Guide R disc stoppers will slow you down again when you and the Process go through the motions. For Kona, an adjustable saddle support is standard equipment on such a potent bike. Maxxis tires, WTB and Kona parts complete the bike in a professional way.
TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS
Tubeless rims enable tires with greater puncture resistance; the ability to drive at lower tire pressure for better tire grip on the track; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over conventional tube and tire systems.
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards offer the Kona driver two major advantages: The 12mm diameter rear axle gives the rear hub and frame a rigid interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer hub diameter allows the wheel to be quickly and correctly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted.