It's been called a "19th-century solution to a 21st-century problem." The bicycle. When we mount one, human beings become the most efficient animals on the planet, subsequently making the bicycle the most efficient machine on the planet. The calories in one apple alone can move us miles. At Kona, we live and breathe the inherent power of our "Noblest Invention." It's an agent of change, a way to confidently move forward towards a brighter tomorrow. In essence, the bicycle represents freedom: the freedom to move, to travel, to feel good, and most importantly, while having fun along the way.



Building on the huge international success of our Ute, which was designed to shoulder big loads, new for 2012 we introduce the MinUte, a shorter wheelbase version of the Ute. The deck is two-thirds the size of the Ute, with the intent to create a more nimble utility bike, perfect for people who need to whisk groceries, kids and work wares via the engine inside.


Frame Material Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted
Sizes 18", 20"
Rear Shock N/A
Fork Kona Project Two Aluminum
Crankarms FSA Alpha Drive
Chainrings 36/26/Bashguard
B/B FSA Powerdrive
Pedals Wellgo LU-C3
Chain Shimano HG40
Freewheel Shimano HG31 11-32 8 spd
F/D Shimano Altus
R/D Shimano Acera
Shifters Shimano Acera
Brake Calipers ProMax Mechanical Disc
Front Brake Rotor ProMax 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor ProMax 160mm
Brake Levers ProMax BL42
Headset TH ZST No. 10
Handlebar Kona Handplant
Stem Kona Control
Seatpost Kona Commuter
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Velo DuraCork
Saddle Kona Plush
Front Hub Formula Disc
Rear Hub Shimano M475 Disc
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rims Freedom CruzDisc
Front Tire Freedom Comfort 700x35
Rear Tire Freedom Comfort 700x35
Paint Color Matt Black
Extras Fenders, Kona Bell, Acacia Wood Deck, 2 Kona Ute Bags
inches 18 23.1 74° 71° 20.3 25.7 45.8 17.3 1.7 12 28.7 5.3 68mm 31.8mm 22.9 16.6
inches 20 24.1 73° 71° 20.3 26.3 46.4 17.3 1.7 12 28.7 5.9 68mm 31.8mm 23.4 17
GEOMETRY LEGEND: RC = Chainstay Length BBH = Bottom Bracket Height
FC = Front To Center SO = Standover
TTH = Top Tube Length WB = Wheelbase HT = Head Tube Length
STA = Seat Tube Angle FL = Fork Length BBS = Bottom Bracket Size
HTA = Head Tube Angle OF = Fork Offset FD = Front Derailleur Clamp Size
Note: All Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice


Kona 7005 Aluminum

Kona 7005 Aluminum is used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain, asphalt and road bicycles. A tough, durable, affordable, light alloy, Kona 7005 delivers fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. It is, by far, the ultimate aluminum tubing on the market today. Much of our 7005 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing's wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, allowing us to fine-tune a particular frame's ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

Sloping Toptube

Kona recognized the advantages of sloping toptube frame design right from the beginning. Designed by inaugural MTB-Hall-of-Fame legend Joe Murray back in 1988, the very first Konas were some of the first mountain bikes to feature sloping toptubes (STT). As a company we've stayed true to this philosophy, going so far as to pioneer the design in road bikes long before its benefits were understood by most of the industry. Because of the many positives STT design brings to overall bike performance and comfort, you'll find it today throughout our entire line of road, commuter and mountain bikes.

Here's why: Firstly, STT design allows the toptube to be lower, providing more room for correct positioning and free body movement and enabling more standover clearance, which is particularly useful on dual-suspension bikes that have higher bottom brackets. Riders have a more secure riding position, a real benefit when riding downhill sections.

Secondly, a big benefit of STT is a longer and more compliant toptube. As the top and downtube become more parallel, there's less triangulation, resulting in more compliancy. Not only is the frame stronger and more responsive, but it absorbs more shock than frames with horizontal toptubes.

Internal Headset

By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called zero stack), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. 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.

Kona Sizing and Fit

Sizing and fit have always been one of the main strengths of the Kona Ride. With more stock sizes available than any other bike company, our size scale is designed to be continuous from platform to platform and is easy to understand from the perspective of the consumer because our simplified system allows easy fine-tuning that creates a perfect marriage of bike and rider.

On our Trail/All-Mountain and XC Race bikes, we feature longer toptubes coupled with shorter stems and slightly shorter headset stack heights. The steps between sizes are at half-inch to one-inch increments, with up to seven sizes that can range from 14 to 22 inches on many models. In the asphalt range, size gaps are at even 15 to 20mm steps. There are still up to six sizes, from 46cm to 61cm on most models.

When it's called for, seat posts are either offset or straight to maximize the reach and power output of the rider. More importantly, our comprehensive bike sizing allows Kona dealers and riders to determine their fit more easily from model to model and category to category.

Lifetime Warranty

Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames and three years for electric pedal-assist frames.

During this warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner's manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

  • 300-pound carrying capacity
  • Front and rear mechanical disc brakes
  • Shimano 8-speed drivetrain
  • 2 x Kona Ute Bags
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