We sent Kona Team member Graham Agassiz into the wilds of his interior British Columbia homeland to see what he thought. With 170mm of super plush travel, ultra short chainstays and geometry that's quick, intuitive, and totally committed to going down, the Entourage is all about progression Kona style. And if the feedback from one of the world's best big mountain riders is any indication, we're on to something good. Get the real lowdown from Agassiz and his fellow gang member, Kona's Gravity Product Manager, Chris Mandell. Together they've crafted a jewel, one explained in detail through our newly released Proto Testing video, and in a Sneak Peek interview with Mandell where he breaks down the design philosophy and marquee features of the all-new 2012 Kona Entourage.Check out the Entourage Sneak Peek microsite
, featuring an interview with Kona's Gravity Product Manager, Chris Mandell
Aggy testifies his Entourage. Photo: Jeff Conner
The 2012 Entourage Prototype, size Large. 36.5 lbs, HTA 65 degrees. 170mm front and rear travel.
Designed specifically for the modern gravity rider: bike park, DH, tech singletrack, dirtjumps, and big course slopestyle.
Double shear stay pivots with 30mm OD bearings.
Chainstay main pivot with 40mm OD bearings w/ 17mm axle. Super short chainstays: 415mm / 16.3 inches
Top view of main pivot, 7005 aluminum frameset
Bottom bracket height: 343mm / 13.5 inches. Main pivots feature non-drive side hex bolts for easy maintenance.