If you're looking for a bike that is a little bit XC and a little bit rock n' roll, look no further than the Hei Hei. Our Race Light 6061 Aluminum frame has been perfectly designed to be fast and strong. A 120mm fork keeps things controlled on the front end while the rear shock provides 100mm of travel and keeps the back end in check. A 12-speed drivetrain is the perfect complement to powerful hydraulic disc brakes and keeps the Hei Hei at the forefront of the most-wanted aluminum XC steeds.
KONA 6061 ALUMINUM
Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing's wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so we can fine-tune a particular frame's strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.
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.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it's needed.
TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS
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.
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you'll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
FUSE INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
The Fuse Independent Suspension is designed to be as lightweight and efficient as possible, oriented specifically for the demands of the modern XC trail rider. Like all of our suspension platforms, the Fuse IS is designed around a single pivot with a predictable leverage ratio for a responsive, snappy feel. Built for our Hei Hei platform, the frame features a seat stay that relies on small degrees of frame flex rather than a pivot at the seat and chainstay junction. The result is an efficient, laterally stiff suspension system that takes weight savings to a new level.
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||370||420||470||530|
|Top Tube Length (mm)||582||610||639||677|
|Head Tube Angle||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||95||105||115||125|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.2°||74.2°||74.2°||74.1°|
|Chainstay Length (mm)||430||430||430||430|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)||36||36||36||36|
|Bottom Bracket Height (mm)||339||339||339||339|
|Front Center (mm)||702||731||759||798|
|Fork Length (mm)||526||526||526||526|
|Fork Offset (mm)||51||51||51||51|
|Frame Size||Height (inches)||Height (cm)||Inseam (inches)||Inseam (cm)|
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted 100mm Travel|
|Fork||RockShox SID 35 DebonAir 120mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RL Solo Air|
|Rims||WTB ST i27 TCS 2.0|
Front: Shimano 110x15mm (centerlock)
Rear: Shimano 148x12mm (centerlock)
|Tires||Maxxis Forekaster EXO TR DUAL 29x2.35"|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA PF92|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano Deore 10-51t 12spd|
|Chain||Shimano Deore 12spd|
Front: Shimano RT30 180mm (centerlock)
Rear: Shimano RT30 160mm (centerlock)
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT410|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Seatpost||TranzX Dropper Internal 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.