The Process 134 CR is one of our best-selling machines for so many reasons: it's a carbon-framed bike that won't destroy your wallet, it features a workhorse Shimano groupset, and it's good at all the things. Easy on the ups, fun on the downs. Playful? Yep, that too.
Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fiber has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, we place our efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibers are in the right places. Our designers work very closely with our manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that we expect from our bikes.
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.
BEAMER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. The Operators are instilled with what our product managers like to call "pure shock movement," whereby the shock is protected from side load. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer IS is our version of greased lightning.
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||385||410||450||485|
|Top Tube Length (mm)||569||596||625||664|
|Head Tube Angle||66°||66°||66°||66°|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||93||98||109||120|
|Seat Tube Angle||76.5°||76.5°||76.3°||76.2°|
|Chainstay Length (mm)||427||427||427||427|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)||33||33||33||33|
|Bottom Bracket Height (mm)||342||342||342||342|
|Front Center (mm)||734||761||791||830|
|Fork Length (mm)||551||551||551||551|
|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 Carbon 134mm Travel|
|Fork||Fox Float 34 Performance 140mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|Rear Shock||Fox X Performance Elite Trunnion|
|Rims||WTB KOM Team i30 TCS|
Front: DT Swiss 370 110x15mm
Rear: DT Swiss 370 148x12mm
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 3C 29 x 2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Dissector EXO TR 3C 29 x 2.4" WT
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano PF92|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano SLX 10-51t 12spd|
|Rotors||Shimano Deore RT66 203mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS|
|Seatpost||TranzX Dropper +RAD Internal w/Shimano Lever 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.