2014 Kona Process Platform - Big Massive Fun Times 3

Dec 12, 2013
by Kona Bikes  
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They are being heralded by the world's mountain bike media as some of the fastest, smartest, most innovative enduro bikes of 2014. The Process 153, 134 and 111. Three different bikes that share the same design concept, which for us is quite simple--injecting the most possible rider confidence (which equals fun) into each and every bike. At the same time, it was very important for us to create options for the wide range of riding styles endemic to enduro riding, hence three different models with varying geometry, wheel size and travel numbers. To demonstrate our accomplishments, we take you to the wilds of Whistler and Pemberton, BC with Kona's enduro product manager Chris Mandell, Kona Team rider Alex Stock, and Super Grassroots rider Harry Steele.

Process Shoot
  Kona's Chris Mandell on the 153. Photo: Joe Sales

And if that doesn't convince you that this collection of three bikes and six different models (Process 153/153DL, 134/134DL, 111/111DL) doesn't get you fired up, check out what the world's mountain bike media has to say. Pinkbike has nominated the Process 111DL as one of three finalists in their 2014 Mountain Bike of the Year, and Dirt Magazine has named the 153DL and 111DL to their prestigious Dirt 100. They even went so far as to put the 153DL on the cover!

Process 153DL
The extremely capable Process 153DL in Dirt: "The Process is the easiest to ride and by far the most fun 27.5 bike currently available. …the Kona is the revolution" Click here for high res.

Process
  Kona Super Grassroots rider Harry Steele airing it out on the Process 134. Photo: Joe Sales

Process
  Alex Stock on the 111, Chris Mandell on the 153 and Steele on the 134. To show the capabilities of the bikes, we had all three ride stock base model bikes for the shoot. Photo: Joe Sales



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209 Comments

  • 154 2
 That is how you sell a bike.
  • 25 3
 That's the sickest video I've seen in a while!
  • 16 3
 If only tv adverts where that good!
  • 13 3
 iiiii neeeeeed aaaall oooof theeeem
  • 14 54
flag bdjbradley (Dec 12, 2013 at 3:53) (Below Threshold)
 Just hope it doesn't snap
  • 20 0
 Nice bikes, great vid and bla bla bla… Just please send directions to that trail!!!
  • 26 3
 Kona - Please stop posting articles and videos with these bikes :-/
It just makes me want one more and more and I'm getting close to the point where I might get desperate and start stripping for the money.
  • 2 0
 they look like sick adventure mountainbikes!
  • 4 21
flag stefanfresh (Dec 12, 2013 at 13:06) (Below Threshold)
 WAIT, but I though 29 ers where GAY??
  • 3 9
flag p3riderforlife (Dec 18, 2013 at 14:11) (Below Threshold)
 what a burly fucking mess... only part i enjoyed out of the whole video was looking at the bikes at the end.. enough 1 second shots of the fucking wheels or random shots you get lost trying to remember what just happened or is about to happen .... it would be nice to view a longer section of the bike preforming .... this is one of the worst editing jobs and use of film and riding i have ever seen... im sorry i know im gonna get neg props but i could give a shit next time don't film only the wheels and BB passing by..
  • 1 1
 u guys are such hipocrits hahah, everyboyd loves the video, wnats the 29 bike, adn stil they arent cool haha
  • 86 6
 So Kona is officially back.
  • 27 4
 Where'd it go?
  • 45 3
 To take a dump. For only awhile...
  • 15 1
 No, Kona is officially the new black!
  • 3 20
flag dbox123 (Dec 12, 2013 at 9:37) (Below Threshold)
 Can't believe theres no Sants Cruz bikes in the dirt 100 this year? Surely the blur trc still deserves a place in there somewhere?
  • 6 5
 I think Kona is unofficially on top...
  • 6 5
 ? Whats the neg props for. Is the Blur Trc not a good trail bike anymore or are Santa Cruz bikes now regarded as crap? I'm confused.
  • 11 6
 Santa Cruz bikes have an outdated geometry - too long chainstays, too short top tubes, too high bottom brackets and they are not slack enough. The Blur TR is the ONLY bike from their quiver that kind of gets out of that scheme, but it is still too short comparing to how long the seat tube is. Sure they are fun to jump with and turn at lower speeds, but the average level of riding went up and people can rely more on their own ability to jump than make the bike do it for them, because statisticaly a bike that is good jumper is not a good trail rider. To be honest SC bikes seem to cater to richest part of fire road warriors and adjust to their bag of skills and fitness. Their full on embrace of 27.5 only confirms that for me. Santa is out of the "bikes what stand out" game, it slowly blends with Spec, Trek, Giant etc. They still sell their trail bikes with 80mm stems - in 2014 WTF?! Look at Kona Process, look at Yeti SB66, Banshee Spitfire, Prod Privee - this is the future
  • 3 1
 The top tube on the 153 is just daft, measured in time not in millimetres
  • 8 1
 You know what? I just ended. I am done and I am gonna f*cking buy Kona after years of riding Santa Cruz.
  • 2 0
 Waki, It is so odd that you do not have lots of hates and "-" for this opinion.

I totally agree with you. I am total Santa Cruz fan. The first what changed my mind is I tested Tallboy LTc in Zakopane and.....I hated it. It moves like a cow and I checked Spec Enduro and wow this thing is different!
And now this new Kona. I admit I have not tested this yet but I am king of sure it is gonna be great.
All I think of only Santa Cruz looks much better then Kona. Santa looks fancy, looks like a sport car.
Kona looks like Kalashnikov. Better than last Kona but still not as great carbon Bronson.
Steel changing my mind and for the new and modern Geo and I agree with you. I am just waiting for new Process 153.
  • 2 1
 I used to own a Nomad since 2008. This year I bought Blur TRc. The very simple reason I bought those was satisfaction guarantee, maybe not 100% but still, if you buy a SC bike you may be quite sure for it to be a good performer. When buying Nomad I knew nothing about geometry, when buying TRc I knew too much, it kind of fit in my likes, and TRc was kind of "cheap" as SC was throwing all 26" over board at half price (that's the only thing I like about 650B Big Grin apart from slightly better uphill grip). If money were no object I'd be riding Yeti ASR5 carbon instead - longer in the front, shorter in the rear. I almost bought Banshee Spitfire but it was coming more expensive than Blur and it was 1.5kg heavier.

Not sure if Tatry is a good place for 29 but if I moved back to gravely, loose surface of Beskidy, I'd buy a Roubaix Enduro29 or one of Kona process 29ers without thinking twice
  • 1 0
 'Roubaix Enduro29 ' - this just made my year, well done sir!
  • 2 0
 Waki, how can you hold Santa Cruz's adoption of 650b against them when Kona have done exactly the same thing?
  • 1 0
 I am super happy Santa Cruz went 650B because thanks to that I could buy a 26" SC carbon frame cheaper than SC alu frame 5 years ago! That's what I meant. it was just funny they were throwing 26" stock over board as it was highly flammable Big Grin Too bad It came with that Fox float CTD fkng piece of crapish nonsense.
  • 1 0
 Agree, know a guy who bought into the carbon bronson and he alway post pictures of his bike laying on the ground on a fire trail? I would never lay a 6000+ bike on the ground!
  • 76 0
 I love how this company chose to use the cheaper models, that alot more people are likely to buy, unlike the enve shod, xx1 superbikes some brands shove in our face.
  • 23 0
 ^^^ Came here to post basically this comment. So refreshing to see the entry level models being photographed and videoed to sell. We all know a 5, 6 or whatever thousands of dollar bike is going to ride awesome. More brands should do this. Hats off to Kona.
  • 37 5
 Honestly since the beginning I haven't liked the kona's but since the operator they look so sick
  • 29 2
 Finally, an All Mountain video that is AWESOME
  • 30 6
 Were they enduro specific mountains?
  • 3 2
 sadly, the mountains weren't specific to the bikes this time around.
  • 1 0
 it depends where you live….Smile
  • 22 2
 That video caused both my eyeballs to fall out my head
  • 16 3
 OK, I'm confused. What this video tells me is that you can take all three bikes up and down the same trail and apparently it doesn't matter which one you use, because all three can do the same thing? Ooooooo, my head hurts.
  • 10 1
 I'm confused too; best skills and biggest jumps on the shortest travel?
And now, seems that 111mm is enough for enduro racing
hum (love marketing)
  • 26 0
 No, the video is all about unicorns, you're just confused!
  • 6 32
flag wakaba (Dec 12, 2013 at 0:51) (Below Threshold)
 Different paints make them entirely different "Allmountain beasts". AM is by definition just an average of capabilities. They are never good nor can they excel. Need two bikes. Hardtail going up, 200mm travel for going down.

Big ugly triangle welded to the seattube looks like an afterthought and spindly shockbrackets fail. Let`s wait for the recall and the legendary Kona warrranty work.
  • 3 0
 So is he, or isn't he, a Replicant?
  • 7 0
 Main problem is that orange bike doesn't match with green helmet Even unicorns know that fact.
  • 18 1
 Actually the video is there to support what Kona and perhaps others like PB think about the new Process platform, the wheel size is just a matter of taste and regardless of this the rider will experience a bike that is capable and fun to ride.

I guess that it all depends on people's perception, my guess is that they wanted to show how fun all these three new models can be without going far into the details of the 29" is better at "xxx" while the other two 27.5" are better at "xxx", therefore avoiding to create any sort of negative image on the brand. Anyway, don't care enjoy the ride I will personally stick to my 26" and try one of these of 27.5 later on (if the opportunity comes around) Smile
  • 4 1
 What they're saying is a 110mm 29" is as fast as a 150mm 650bs.
  • 15 0
 -1. 110mm is for XC only. You need 111mm to perform a successful enduro.
  • 3 0
 ^ Aaaaah, suddenly everything become less confused !
  • 3 3
 Aren't you guys tongues starting to split? There's so much venom in here and I swear I can hear some hissing... Big Grin
  • 1 0
 AllMountin comment cracked me up... Big Grin
  • 1 0
 they had the best riders on the shorter travel bikes
  • 1 0
 flag jclnv (Dec 12, 2013 at 10:14)

What they're saying is a 110mm 29" is as fast as a 150mm 650bs.

Yes, but only when you ride. When you jump travel surely is important.
  • 2 0
 A person comparing bikes like that should be shot in the foot. It depends on your physionomy, surface of your trails and topography of the terrain they cross. Talking jumping is also a bit off because not everyone jumps a lot, even if we take only good riders into account. I have a friend that cannot leave alone a single bigger stone on the trail when we are riding XC. He has to jump off of it, or if it is on the uphill he must climb onto it, ride through it, he finds launch spots everythwere. Then another buddy who is much better rider, stays on the ground a lot, he sucks drop offs as if they weren't there. Then you have poor riders who buy 26ers just because, talk jumping and manouverability, while in reality their front wheel has never left the ground and they are making straight cuts on the trails to get their KOM on Strava.
  • 16 1
 F**K YEAH! KONA FOR PRESIDENT!
  • 11 2
 "They are being heralded by the world's mountain bike media as some of the fastest, smartest, most innovative enduro bikes of 2014."

Where is this heralding taking place, and whom is responsible for it? (other than PB and Dirt) Wink

Seriously though - they are pretty sick bikes, and quite a spread. Great edit too. I want to ride, but have to to bed instead.
  • 4 0
 Bike Magazine is fawning all over them too. There is a lot of buzz about these bikes.
  • 2 0
 jerryhazard, click these links:

US/Canada: www.bikemag.com/news/video-inside-the-kona-process

UK: cog.konaworld.com/archives/18566

Brazil: cog.konaworld.com/archives/18474

Also some German and Spanish media, but I don't feel like searching.
  • 5 3
 Well Kona seems to be the first large company that has really messed with the numbers on the geo chart on some many bikes. Most bikes from most companies don't lie further than half of a degree or half of an inch from each other. There are differences here and there but quite honestly almost everything is a bloody session. Kona has also released most bikes with quite wide bars and short stems. In general Giant, Trek, LaPierre, Scott, Specialbaix, Merida, Ghost, Canyon, Santa Cruz and all alike, they think that catering to fire road warriors is the only way to make money and there is no point in sticking their head out too much.
  • 5 0
 I've never heard the term "fire road warriors" before. Excellent diction.
  • 1 1
 you mean I should have written fireroad?
  • 3 0
 specialbaix is brilliant lol
  • 1 1
 Mnah just call them Roubaix from now on - Roubaix Demo 9, Roubaix Enduro, Roubaix Stumpjumper Big Grin . I personally couldn't give a damn, I am too old for setting vague systems of values to boycott a company. But I still like to take a piss out of them, they gave us an opportunity so let's use it hehe
  • 6 0
 My Tanuki is still one of the funnest short(er) travel trail bikes I've ever ridden. Climbs like a goat, descends like a boss; still take it out for laps over my CovertCF some days. With that pedigree, can only imagine how good this new Process range is.
  • 2 0
 My 09 blast hardtail is the same way I'll take that out over my 575 some days because it is such a beast
  • 1 0
 I have my Tanuki with a 160 fork, and I've done everything from XC to Whistler on it and had a blast. I have never gotten the hate for Kona. Their bikes are just built for pure fun, and so maybe it's because they are not the fastest bikes around. They are more than enough for the average person, and somebody was riding a 170mm Entourage at rampage
  • 8 0
 I like the idea that they show cheaper models in this movie clip. It is kind of giving respect to people with lower budget. COOL!! Smile
  • 8 1
 I appreciate the juxtaposition of the full face rider and the 29er. He was on the shortest travel biking, but hitting things the hardest. Siiik.
  • 7 3
 It was just CGI spezsh fx. Every one knows 29ers cant do stuff like that.
  • 4 1
 Its the rider, not the bike, imho
  • 10 1
 Smug 153 owner here, best bike Ive ever ridden
  • 11 7
 Not hating. They look nice. But what is special here? Single pivot, short stays, slack head. Doing the simple stuff really well is good I guess. The prices are about normal too.
No gimicks, but nothing else either.
All in all this looks like a normal good bike. Something to have fun on, but certainly nothing to sell our organs for.
Basically looks too me like kona just got some really smart add exectutives.

time to get neg'd
  • 4 0
 ^ quick correction: by single pivot I meant faux bar, where a single pivot controls the axle path
  • 3 2
 The prices are about normal for the 134 and the 153 but the 111 is way overpriced. The 111 was going to be my bike this coming season but I could not possibly justify the price gap between the 111 and other similar rides from the competition... It upset me. I love the philosophy behind the design of this bike, but fail to understand why the 111 is so expensive.
  • 1 3
 The prices are about normal for the 134 and the 153 but the 111 is way overpriced. The 111 was going to be my bike this coming season but I could not possibly justify the price gap between the 111 and other similar rides from the competition... It upset me. I love the philosophy behind the design of this bike, but fail to understand why the 111 is so expensive.
  • 7 1
 @taletotell you are right that there is nothing revolutionary about these bikes. They don't have a hyperdrive engine or flux capacitors but i've come to believe that that stuff is where the real marketing is. Like you said these are just faux bar single pivot, short stayed, slack head angled bikes AND they just focused on dialing em in and they are (according to the reviews) really fun to ride. What else matters?

PS like others have said i also think people are just stoked to see bikes they can afford shredding it.
  • 1 0
 @demostat- I completely agree. I think the 111/111DL are, in fact, a good bit different than most offerings, slacker than most bikes with it's travel, and shorter than most bikes with it's intentions. I want this bike in a bad way, but agree somewhat on the pricing. 120mm forks are generally a good bit cheaper than a 160mm Pike. At it's heart, I feel this is essentially a slack angled XC bike, with a high end enduro spec price point. 111 base model @ or under 3k(US), and take my money Kona.
  • 1 4
 Basically everything is in the same category you find on the equivalent diamondback bikes.
www.jensonusa.com/Mountain-Bikes?c=Diamondback&s=h

The prices are pretty standard too.
I wish everyone got so excited about every decent bike.
  • 2 0
 sorry guys, but what single pivot?, thanks

dont care 'bout the negs
  • 2 1
 Single pivot originally referred to bikes with a single swing arm in the back. Four bar systems strengthened that system by adding a seat stay, but added some weight. Kona, Jamis, and diamondback (the only full suspension bike brands I've owned so far) all place the axle on the chain stay so the pivot that controls the axle path is that same one that a single pivot bike would use. Specialized and a bunch of others place it on the seat stay, allowing you to have more control over axle path to get different effects like reduced pedal bob, mitigated breaking forces, or reduced chain stretch. They all have trade offs. The older set up, like the one Kona uses is good, but it is nothing to get up and shout about.
These bikes have slack head angles, long top tubes, low bottom brackets, short chain stays, and the same old linkage. Basically joining the "Heathers" bike club of all looking and acting the same. And they cost the same.

Of course they ride well! there is nothing wrong with them! They just aren't an innovation. Only the ad is innovative!
  • 1 0
 all right, thanks!
  • 1 1
 @taltetotell The DBs are not exactly the same as the konas. Look at how long the chainstays are on the DB so they can reach the bell crank. You would expect it to be less stiff than the Kona design and reviews (here on PB even) have confirmed that this is a problem especially on the 29er bikes (with even longer chain stays). So again, same basic suspension lay out but dialed in better. How can i convey this, sometimes a simple or ordinary design can be exciting when it is well done. That is what everyone is excited about.
  • 3 0
 the reason these bikes are so hyped is that Kona really dialed the geometry to get the most out of them. The travel was decided by just seeing how much they could get into these frames. Most of the time a company will say "let's make a 150mm Enduro bike" and then make a bike that is half way between a 100mm XC bike and a 200mm DH bike. Kona has managed to actually dial the geo properly for Enduro riding, and also just pure fun.
  • 5 1
 My local shop got the first 153 in the country a couple months ago and I snagged it immediately! Put a full zee drivetrain on it and have been riding the s**t out of it. Simple, burly, and you won't be able to keep a smile off your face. BUY ONE!
  • 9 2
 Wish list- KONA Process 153 DL...
  • 4 1
 same! i found the large 111 frame to fit me perfectly in every aspect except the post would not go high enough due to the low frame…..so would have to switch to the mega long xl and even then it's border line…..any one over 6'4' is going to struggle with these bikes…surely if you're going to build a huge xl 29er then you should take into account that those riders it's aimed at are likely to have long legs?
  • 3 0
 Chris Mandell is about 6'4' and is the designer and rider on the 153 in this video. I've seen him sit on the XL version and his seat can go plenty high enough. Also if your legs are that long you will need the extra length just so your knees don't hit the bars while climbing and turning. The cock pit of this bike can be made super comfortable for pretty much anybody.
  • 1 0
 thats interesting, i'm 6'6 and need 810mm from center of bb to seat rails and all my computing with the longest reverb at 430mm left 70mm of post in the large 111 and 85mm in the xl.111 which is pretty borderline.
even at 6'6 i've never had trouble with my knees hitting bars ....Smile
  • 2 0
 7 footer here with the 26 inch Process, before they reduced the seat tube length. Pretty annoyed when I saw they shaved two inches off the seat tube for the new crop...dunno what I'm gonna get as a replacement when I break this Process. (Broke two xxl coilairs and then they switched me to the Process.). Love how long the top tube is, though.
  • 8 3
 They're sexy, I like the refined four bar suspension look.... Really? Copied Knolly?? ^^^^ Dude, check your history
  • 3 1
 I have a 153 DL frame only on order. Patiently waiting for Feb/March. 5'10", normally ride a medium, went with large after test ride. Who else in North America has one on order? I placed my order in late October, well aware of the wait. Sweeeet bike!
  • 2 0
 we had a 134 on order since Oct and my son just decided he,s not waiting any longer and picked up a 2013 Process so he can ride this winter .
  • 1 2
 Hearing that these things (153) are sold out...first batch anyways. Ya some retail shops w/good reps can get one but slim pickens..
So kona either went conservative on first order, and/or supply chain problems.
Theryre aluminum so get some welded up, geesh!
The black 111 looks good but color options on 153 are lil weak.
  • 2 0
 Put a 153 on order about a month ago. I hear it could be a long wait.
  • 2 0
 JDFF, I too went with a large over the medium, but bought the complete 153 DL. I'm 5'10 as well. Loving this bike and riding nearly everyday because of it!
  • 1 0
 i just built up a Kona Entourage this past July and have always ridden a medium frame , with the Kona the Lrg fit like a glove and i,m 5'10 1/2" with a 31" inseam . the Process my son bought is a lrg as well he,s around 6ft tall .
  • 6 1
 Now if only I could find a 153.
  • 4 1
 Super cool promo vid, and it helps that I'm a fan of the band, and that song worked perfect! And I also just bought a Kona Explosif so I'm on the Kona train again
  • 1 0
 BRMC are fantastic!
  • 6 1
 great to see a 29er shredding like that!
  • 6 1
 shut up and take my money
  • 2 1
 Does he have demo bikes? I live in Manchester and would love to see how they ride.
  • 1 0
 Yes, there are demo bikes there at the shop. I rode a demo 153DL a while back and loved it. Best you contact him though and check whats available I suppose.
  • 2 0
 It seems like a lot of the sweet video edits are comining out are in Penberton BC . I m glad I live here and ride here everyday ! Also those Kona look killer and ride like a dream!
  • 1 0
 Yup, totally.
  • 2 0
 I just want to tack on to the bottom of the thousand previous comments that I love that I didn't hear a single designer or engineer tell me anything about the bike and I still want to buy one.
  • 1 0
 Our Kona rep let us ride his 111DL for a couple of weeks. I took it on a couple big rides and that bike is just a hoot to ride, climbs like a goat and real playful. Now to get one I will have to quit my job at the bike store and get a real job?
  • 1 0
 Radlad- I know this is old post but If life went this easy for solving a problem here in the states it would be a great place to live and if u lived just a little closer i would buy ya a beer! Shit message me your paypal account I will still buy u a beer! It's a new year for riding and I'm feel good for the race season.
  • 3 0
 the 153DL looks good, but, the focus SAM with 160mm travel f/b, X01 and carbon wheels might be even better...
  • 5 0
 Nice, but long stays for days.
  • 1 1
 XX1 sorry my bad, only $300 aud more too
  • 4 0
 No matter what bike you're riding, PEMBERTON IS AWESOME
  • 4 1
 Great original vid on here for a change, should have been 10 mins long though.
  • 3 0
 My carbon operator is on order. Starting to question my choice to ride one way trails only.
  • 4 1
 The 153 DL is spec'd so well, but god-damn does the fluorescent orange look good in person on the base model...
  • 2 0
 Its cool how they dont tell you the wheel sizes till the end, so people watch without any prior bias or pre-determined dislike due to wheel size.
  • 1 0
 I Kona Tanuki 2012, has 130mm front and back with 68 angle. lets say between Process 153 and 111. and I was afraid I will break it if had done those jumps, What I learned from this video is GO FOR IT !! DO THOSE JUMPS.
  • 2 0
 I I also have one, you can jump like in the video Wink
  • 2 0
 any upgrades on it ? mine has monarch RL, Kona changed it after the original shock had failed. and I added a shorter stem.
  • 1 0
 Just a short stem ahah and 180mm disc brakes
  • 1 1
 Kona needs to settle on a platform already!!

Look at the evolution of their trail bikes, every couple years they are coming out with something "new" yet it's not really that new.

Trail bikes have been dawg, coil air, tanuki, process (26") and now these new 27.5" Process, etc etc….

It's funny how their trail bikes usually get good reviews, but then 2 years later they will ditch that model and come out with something completely different. If that model was so good, then why didn't they keep it around???
  • 1 0
 Nice friggn work Chris! bikes look sick standing still and in action. The geo/dimensions look dialed! look forward to see you up here near Canada some more! exclamation points!!!
  • 4 1
 I have fallen in love with these bikes....(coming from a Stumpy Evo owner)
  • 2 1
 this is everything i need i my in life, all the new kona range is looking so clean and light rather looking like tanks, kona stepping back up!
  • 4 1
 I wouldn't mind if Santa stuffed a 153 in my stocking Smile
  • 3 4
 650b is too big to be stuffed anywhere haha. 26 isnt Smile
  • 2 1
 Dude, that sounds like an invitation to stuff a 26" somewhere. Well to each his own
good job on step 23, by the way.
  • 1 2
 26 fer Lyfe!!!
  • 2 1
 Whoa. Just checked the prices for the 153. Really damn good for the spec!!!!! Too bad I'm pretty much committed to my Remedy...
  • 4 0
 I was very close to pulling the trigger on a slash. But after a chance encounter of testing a Process 153, I went with a Process 153. So, now I am waiting. Probably less waiting now a days for Remedys and Slash, which are still sweet bikes.
  • 2 1
 I got to drool all over a 153 in Bike Barn, what a beast. felt like an entourage but lighter. You could have soooo much fun on one of those babies
  • 1 0
 is that right....
  • 4 0
 Frame only?
  • 1 1
 march/aprill apparently
  • 1 1
 I'm also interested in a frame-only version. Where did you get the information from and do you know if the frames will be available in Germany too?
  • 2 1
 I think I read that someone had asked Kona USA - was on an MTBR forum
  • 3 1
 Great video! Process is coming to China very soon, as a reinforcement of the new carbon Operator!
  • 2 0
 Kona- bring me a carbon 153 please... or a single crown carbon operator variation...
  • 1 0
 So you want a Carbon Entourage?
  • 1 0
 In concept yes... but I don't like the look of the Entourage.. the curved top and down tubes aren't as appealing as straighter lines of the Operator or Process. Carbon 153 would be perfect I think.... but maybe gonna have to "settle" for alloy.... be fine by me!
  • 3 0
 Ill buy one when kona makes an edit of Aggy riding one.
  • 4 2
 Got me stoked on their new bicycles for sure. Mmmm new bikes!
  • 2 1
 I have the 153 standard version. Best bike I have ever used by a ling way! Can't describe it, it just rips!!
  • 2 0
 I loved the rock to rock step down….Looks like so much fun!!!
  • 2 0
 Awesome work guys! Cool to see a couple mates shredding.
  • 2 0
 not sure about the colour scheme of the green one :/
  • 2 0
 It's one of them it looks way better in real life for the green. I hated the pics but loved it in the flesh
  • 1 0
 Nice vid, you got any where I can see them riding the bikes? Or are they all shot by a film studies intern?
  • 3 1
 kona will definitely be my next bike.
  • 3 0
 I want the 111!
  • 2 0
 Finally my favorite is BacK... Now go ride KonA!!!
  • 1 0
 I definitely want a 153, I don't know when I'm going to be gutsy enough to need that much suspension but I'm going to try!
  • 2 0
 makes me proud to be a kona rider
  • 1 0
 Just bought my process 153 DL today, now all I need is this f@$king snow to melt. Will let you all know what I think!!!!
  • 1 0
 Sweet bike love kona! But lets be real give me any bike in the world and these guys will beat me down the hill, they shred!!
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 Why are the seattubes sooooooo short!?!
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 Because they are only specced with dropper posts
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 They all come with telescoping seat posts so when your peddling up hill you can get full leg extension but then drop the seat low enough to be able to throw the bike around under you when your shredding the trail down hill. Quite genius
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flag smgishot13 (Dec 11, 2013 at 23:32) (Below Threshold)
 Um no. It has nothing to do with what kind of seat posts. For example, their XL model, a bike with a 19" reach is clearly design for someone taller than 6'4". That person is going to struggle to get good leg extension with a seat post of any kind at max extension with the seattube lengths on that frame. A dropper post has nothing to do with it. Dropper posts don't have longer max extensions then rigid posts. Geez.
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 In a way they do if you look at it this way. A rigid post when extended up you are left 60mm in the frame witch puts tons of stress on the frame. Where dropper posts you still have 120mm in the frame. I wasn't trying to say the frame size doesn't change between sizes I was more or less saying Kona designed the frame to use dropper posts
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 the seattubes arent that low Al stock is easily over 6ft and he seems quite happy on his
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 Zalgrath, that doesn't address the issue, nor is that any indication it was "designed" around dropper posts. And Kimbers, yes, if you look at other similarly sized bikes, the seattube on the processes are easily 1-2 inches too low. "Over 6 ft" is a very wide range. Someone who's 6'1" and someone who's 6'6" are in totally different worlds of bike sizes.
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 Have to agree...put a 150 KS LEV and a Thomson 410 in an XL 111. Not gonna happen, guaranteed.
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 But god I wanna see how a 111 would do on a 4x course
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 Yes ur right. I'm Saying it's designed that way to be aggressive. The Process ST length for a Med is 405mm and XL is 465mm that's 60mm difference. Hei Hei ST length Med is 457mm and XL is 533mm witch is 76mm difference.
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 I have loved Kona since the 1994 Team Explosif
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 sick vid
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 Does anyone know what size the shock length is? Proprietary?
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 200x57
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 On a 153
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 they use regular shocks in standard lengths (not sure what the lengths are specifically)
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 it looks so sexy
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 The Process 111 is an incredibly ballsy bike. Slack short travel shredable 29er? A very clever niche bike.
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 I'm going to say it again- the Process 111 is a very underclassed bike and is capable of way more than people getting hung up on wheel size or travel are inclined to understand. Go out and test ride one please.
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 Wow, that's not a bad video ad...interesting to say the least.
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 Kona= working man's bikes. Love them.
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 Please clarify...is the 111 new for 2014? If so, why would it be nominated for a 2013 award?
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 vod
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 Thanks Mate you too!
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 BRMC!
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 The shock mount looks a bit weedy... I've wrapped my sandwiches in thicker aluminium.
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 It's just the angle Trust me it ain't gonna snap, plenty of metal there. In fact I'd say more the most with a similar mount style top or bottom tube
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 It's actually really strong. It's about 3 inches wide.
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 How much $$?
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 Here let me Google that for you

lmgtfy.com/?q=2014+Kona+Process+prices
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flag radlad (Dec 12, 2013 at 0:38) (Below Threshold)
 Thanks for the insult @#$%
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 When in doubt, ask Dr. Google (7 years for that PhD)
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 Too much for the 111!
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 Why the negative props i was just wanting to know what price and i didnt think they were for sale yet!!!
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 Radlad I wasn't trying to insult you It was just a perfect time to use the lmgtfy app. It was a joke and people probably thought it was funny and didn't like the way you were talking to me. Sorry get on the bike and ride u will feel better!
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 Ok then Thanks mate!
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 Radlad- I know this is old post but If life went this easy for solving a problem here in the states it would be a great place to live and if u lived just a little closer i would buy ya a beer! Shit message me your paypal account I will still buy u a beer! It's a new year for riding and I'm feel good for the race season.
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 Thanks Mate for the offer but i don't drink. Hope all goes well for you this year!
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 Fair enough it's 2014 Ride Hard, have Fun and keep the rubber side down! As much as possible lol
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 Thanks Mate you too!
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 The world can learn a lesson from this conversation. This is the way people should act. apologizing and getting over it. Thanks guys for giving me hope in the human race again. RIDE ON!!!!
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 noticeable lack of 26 option.
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 You must let go of the past.
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 sorry you must be confused the present, it is where all my bikes are 26 all my purchases are for 26 and all my interest is in 26 .. so what is past again.. (note i left out everyone i know, i ride with, i see riding or how many years of DH racing or etc tc has been on 26 ...) also huh? your comment doesn't really address mine lol i just notice yet another manufacturer not offering a 26 option the past present or future don't seem relevant when a consumer demands a product, then supply seems to be where profit occurs. the problem is theres not enough hardcores with a lot of disposable cash to buy a bike for every segment (hopefully in the desired size they want) like some of us, so they need new stuff to sell to the masses and underclasses.. yea i rhymed for effect what of it .... this then leads into other comments already going on about why the push for the new sizes anyways .... none of which i care for or commented about i simply dont see the need to not offer an option people are wanting....
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 meh.
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