The Hei Hei CR marries practical and sleek to produce a workhorse of a bike. A Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drivetrain provides reliable shifting across a broad 10-51t gear range. A Fox Float 34 SC Performance fork and DPS Evol Performance rear shock add 120mm of suspension front and rear. The Kona Race Light Carbon frame with updated geometry is the perfect base for riders whether they’re smashing lines between the tape or on their local singletrack.
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.
Fuse Independent Suspension
The Fuse Independent Suspension is designed to be as lightweight and efficient as possible, oriented specifically for the demands of the modern XC trail rider. Like all of our suspension platforms, the Fuse IS is designed around a single pivot with a predictable leverage ratio for a responsive, snappy feel. Built for our Hei Hei platform, the frame features a seat stay that relies on small degrees of frame flex rather than a pivot at the seat and chainstay junction. The result is an efficient, laterally stiff suspension system that takes weight savings to a new level.
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 Race Light Carbon 120mm Travel|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float SC Performance 120mm Tapered 110mm Spacing|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS Evol Performance|
Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||WTB KOM Light i27 TCS 2.0|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 370|
|Spokes||Sandvik Stainless Black 2.0/1.8 Butted|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon EXO TR 3C 29x2.25"|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano PF92|
|Chain||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX 10-51t 12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX 12spd|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX w/Shimano RT76 180/160mm rotors|
|Seat Post||Fox Transfer 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.