The Process 153 29 features an updated aluminum frame that's lighter and more beautiful than ever. We’ve updated the leverage curve to make it more progressive and give a bottomless feel. The Process 153 29 features the new TranzX +RAD dropper post with longer travel. A SRAM SX/NX drivetrain keeps the shifting smooth while Guide T brakes provide ample stopping power.
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.
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.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir 160mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion|
Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR DUAL 29x2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR DUAL 29x2.4" WT
|Chainrings||30t X-Sync Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB PF92|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX-Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM NX-Eagle 11-50t 12spd|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide T|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T w/SRAM Centerline 200/180mm rotors|
|Seat Post||Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.