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.



In the effort of style and functionality, the rubber meets the road with our all-new Roundabout. Built using the sweet feel of Cromoly steel, blended with traditional Mixte styling, this is a simple, well-priced, excellently styled city bike. A single chainring up front with 9-speed gearing in the back and designed for an upright, comfortable riding position, with the flexibility to take fenders and a rear rack, the Roundabout is all about getting it done avec fun.


Frame Material Kona Cromoly Butted
Sizes Small, Medium, Large
Rear Shock N/A
Fork Kona Retro Road
Crankarms FSA Tempo City
Chainrings 42T/Chainguard
B/B Shimano
Pedals VP-198
Chain Shimano HG53
Freewheel Shimano HG61 11-32 9 spd
R/D Shimano Alivio
Shifters Shimano Acera
Brake Calipers Shimano R450
Front Brake Rotor N/A
Rear Brake Rotor N/A
Brake Levers Shimano R550
Headset TH
Handlebar Kona Handplant
Stem Kona Commuter
Seatpost Kona Double Clamp w/offset
Seat Clamp N/A
Grips Velo DuraCork
Saddle Kona Comfort
Front Hub Formula FM21
Rear Hub Shimano FH-2200
Spokes Sandvik 15g fr/14g rr
Rims Freedom Racine Elite
Front Tire Continental Ultrasport 700x28C
Rear Tire Continental Ultrasport 700x28C
Paint Color Burnt Orange Metallic
Extras Kona Bell
mm Small 530 73° 70.5° 440 580 1008 373 43 265 662 115 68 28.6 529 368
mm Medium 560 73° 70.5° 440 611 1041 373 43 268 673 135 68 28.6 545 394
mm Large 590 73° 70.5° 440 641.4 1072.2 373 43 271 684 155 68 28.6 560.4 418.1
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 Cromoly

We've never given up on the original mountain bike material. You'll find the simplicity, strength, comfort, resilience and playfulness of Kona Cromoly sprinkled throughout our line of road, asphalt and mountain bikes. Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. This is the original Long Sweet Ride material.

2012 Kona Cromoly bikes: Downside, Shonky, Steely, Honzo, Band Wagon, Paddy Wagon, Sutra, Honky Tonk, Honky Inc, Roundabout, Unit

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.

Compact Rear Triangle

Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. The shorter rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. Our new Entourage short-travel downhill bike is a good example of an incredibly compact rear triangle. Our goal was to create a bike that was easy to jump and trick, and could also corner aggressively. With seatstays measuring just 415mm, we've created one of the most nimble short travel DH bikes in the industry.

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.

  • Shimano 9-speed drivetrain
  • Continental UltraSport tires
  • Freedom Racine Elite rims
  • Custom Kona cockpit
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