2010 Kona Abra Cadabra - Exclusive first look.

Aug 8, 2009
by Jordan Holmes  
2010 Kona Abra Cadabra

2010 Kona Abra Cadabra


Major Technologies

Tapered 1.125" to 1.5" headtube:
-Added strength with minimal weight penalty

Scandium Tubing:
-Light as titanium
-More durable than carbon fiber
-Half the weight of steel
-Five times stronger than aluminum
-Lifetime warranty

Magic Link Suspension:
-When climbing link is not engaged
-When descending link engages for an added 2" of travel

Magnesium Links:
-Lighter than aluminum

Weight:
Weight is sub 30 pounds

The Abra Cadabra is new for 2010, and is designed to be an aggressive all mountain killing machine. The addition of the Magic Link suspension adds to the all mountain aspect of things, as it provides an additional 2 inches of active travel while descending. The frame is constructed using Scandium, along with Magnesium links, and tons of cold forged frame components.

Specifications
Release Date 2010
Price $3699
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
Fork Fox 32 Float RL 150mm w/15mm Dropouts
Headset Gravity DL
Cassette Shimano Deore (11-34, 9spd)
Crankarms Shimano XT (44/32/22)
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT
Pedals Shimano M520 Clipless
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow
Chain KMC HG53
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Shifter Pods Shimano SLX
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Deluxe Riser (31.8mm x 660mm Wide)
Stem Kona XC/BC Deluxe
Grips Kona Race Light
Brakes Shimano SLX Disc 7"
Wheelset Shimano XT Wheelset
Tires Kenda Nevegal Kevlar 26x2.35
Seat WTB Rocket V Comp
Seatpost Kona XC/BC Deluxe


2010 Abra Cadabra, 23.4 inch top tube
Head tube Angle69 deg
Seat tube Angle74.8 deg
Chainstay Length16.9 inches
Wheelbase44.7 inches
Standover31.3 inches
Bottom Bracket Height14.1 inches

Magnesium Links

Magnesium Links


Tapered head tube

Tapered head tube


Fox Suspension

Fox Suspension


Magic Link Suspension

Magic Link Suspension


Abra Cadabra Decal

Abra Cadabra Decal


Cockpit

Cockpit


Scandium frame

Scandium frame




19 Comments

  • 2 0
 Yeah, this bike actually looks pretty good for a change. I'm likin the new magnesium linkage!

I don't understand the magic link. How does it automatically change the bike? Or do they mean its inactive until you really push it on the DH, therefor increasing the travel? Because the old coiler with this feature was marketed as changing the geometry and travel with the magic link, without touching any knobs or dials. How is this possible?

Also, Scandium? First I'm hearing of scandium on a frame?

"Scandium is a soft silver-white metal. It is a member of Group 3 of the periodic table; because of its chemical and physical properties, its scarcity, and the difficulty in extracting the metal, it is sometimes regarded as one of the rare-earth metals"

Seems like the worst possible material for a frame???

Someone inform me please!
Also, is the front triangle of the frame cast? I see no welds whatsoever? Sorry if this is a noob question...
  • 2 0
 1.Welds are present, they are just polished as in Cannondale.
2.Scandium is just another compromise between strength/weight/price - no big deal.
  • 1 0
 scandium is a very similar metal to titanium and it's a popular metal for lacrosse shafts, so i don't really doubt its strength or light weight claims. i like the look of the bike.

also- magic link explanation can be found here (if you can understand them)
  • 1 0
 suicidedownhiller:
Acording to my knowledge of the kona brand history, scandium has actually been used by kona since 2000. It was first used on the Explosif bike, which was raced by Geoff Kabush to 9th at the sydney olympics
  • 1 0
 Regarding a post below, which says scandium is an 'impurity' added to the alluminum...

This means that the whole frame is not scandium correct? In chemistry, we had a block of scandium, and it was almost as soft as magnesium. (think cold butter) So I don't know why they would want to use it on a frame??
  • 2 0
 I do not believe in this magic link - usualy best designs are simple designs, this looks at least awkward... more strange things on, more strange faults... long live single pivot! (and VPP bikes off course Razz ) and well, although it looks awkward it definitely does not look like giant trance X...
  • 1 0
 Scandium is a potent grain refiner that, when added to aluminum alloys, elevates the strength and durability of the material by 50%. It accomplishes this by aligning the grains of the alloy, making the metal less susceptible to failure.

First used by the Russians in Cold War missile fins and Mig fighter jets, it's Scandium's strength and durability that makes it so attractive a material when it comes to building bicycles.

Scandium alloy is twice as strong as 6061 or 7005 aluminum, allowing our engineers to use much less material. In turn, the ride characteristics are similar to steel. And we love the compliancy and overall feel of steel. Not to mention, we're shaving weight from our aluminum frames by 10-to-15% .
  • 1 0
 Wow. Thank you for that info! Go Scandium!!!
  • 2 0
 Tubing is aluminium, not scandium. Scandium is one of many impurities that is added to the aluminium, but it's ridiculously expensive so most manufacturers won't bother, especially because the strength/fatigue improvement claims are debatable in reality.
  • 1 0
 I don't trhink kona are liars if they say it is Scandium it is.
  • 4 0
 IMO It doesn't look too bad. i like how the spec is better on konas this year
  • 2 0
 Excuse me Mr.Goods. How much travel does it have? I know you gain 2" but on top of what?
  • 1 0
 unbeleivable for a company who hasnt changed their ways in....helluva long time
  • 2 0
 looks pretty sick IMO
  • 1 0
 Yea it does. Nice to see that the magic linked is tucked away aswell, that thing looked darn filthy right in the middle of the coilair frame
  • 1 0
 best bike out of all the new line up ! :-)
  • 2 5
 Aggresive AM with 69 head angle - please... Scandium more durable than carbon fiber - please (on base of which mechanical characteristics Kona claims that) Magic link - ehh... im sure that additional at least 300g makes the ride better... To not be classical polish pesimist and a*shole: At least they improved the graphic design of their bikes
  • 3 0
 By more durable I think they mean less precautions need to be taken in care. Carbon fiber is very britle and isn't strong when it comes to hard impacts (on the frame)
  • 1 0
 this looks like the perfect bike for those quick jaunts up fromme

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