MTB TRAIL/ALL MOUNTAIN

In a world where we want more for less, Kona's Magic Link Active Geometry suspension platform delivers. Magic Link is a proprietary two-shock system offering unique capabilities you won't find on any other dual-suspension mountain bike. Imagine a bike that can change geometry, suspension characteristics and travel length based entirely on trail and rider input. Magic Link enables you to climb quickly, efficiently and comfortably, and then descend with speed, confidence and extraordinary plushness. It's the suspension platform of choice for two of the fastest enduro riders in the world: Matt Slaven and Karim Amour.

abra cadabra

OVERVIEW

The Abra Cadabra's technology and geometry has been honed through the rigors of enduro racing. Kona Enduro Team members Karim Amour and Matt Slaven throw these bikes up and down mountain biking's most demanding race courses. With a new 142x12 rear axle, incredibly light and lively Scandium 6069 tubing, and a Magic Link platform that can switch from extreme up to extreme down solely based on rider and trail input, the Abra Cadabra is the ultimate do-everything ride. New for 2012, cable stops for gravity dropper seatposts.

DETAILED SPECS

Frame Material Kona Scandium 69 Butted Aluminum 100 -160mm travel
Sizes 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23 w/BSD
Fork FOX 32 Talas FIT RL 150mm w/15mm TA
Crankarms Shimano Deore XT
Chainrings 38/26
B/B Shimano Deore XT
Pedals Shimano M530 Clipless
Chain Shimano HG74
Freewheel Shimano HG81 11-36 10 spd
F/D Shimano Deore XT
R/D Shimano Deore XT Shadow SGS
Shifters Shimano SLX
Brake Calipers Avid Elixir 7
Front Brake Rotor Avid HS1 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Avid HS1 160mm
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 7
Headset FSA No.57E
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Primo Riser
Stem Kona XC/Road
Seatpost Kona Primo Double Clamp w/offset
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light LOG
Saddle WTB Valcon Race
Front Hub Easton Haven Disc Wheelset
Rear Hub Easton Haven Disc Wheelset (142x12mm)
Spokes Easton Haven Disc Wheelset
Rims Easton Haven Disc Wheelset
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 Kevlar
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 Kevlar
Paint Color Brushed Black/Purple/White
Extras N/A
UNITS SIZE TTH STA HTA RC FC WB FL OF BBH SO HT BBS FD STACK REACH
inches 14.4 22 74.8° 68° 17 26.9 43.8 20.5 1.5 13.9 29.4 4.9 73mm 34.9mm 22.4 15.9
inches 16 23 74.8° 68° 17 27.8 44.8 20.5 1.5 13.9 30.1 5.1 73mm 34.9mm 22.6 16.8
inches 17 23.5 74.8° 68° 17 28.3 45.3 20.5 1.5 13.9 30.6 5.1 73mm 34.9mm 22.6 17.3
inches 18 24 74.8° 68° 17 28.9 45.8 20.5 1.5 13.9 31.1 5.3 73mm 34.9mm 22.8 17.7
inches 19 24.5 74.8° 68° 17 29.3 46.3 20.5 1.5 13.9 31.7 5.3 73mm 34.9mm 22.8 18.2
inches 20 25 74.8° 68° 17 29.9 46.8 20.5 1.5 13.9 32.2 5.5 73mm 34.9mm 23 18.7
inches 22 26 74.8° 68° 17 30.9 47.8 20.5 1.5 13.9 33.3 5.7 73mm 34.9mm 23.1 19.6
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

TECHNOLOGY

Kona Magic Link Active Geometry - Intuitive Adaptability

Download Magic Link Illustrated Manuals (PDF): CADABRA | COILAIR

With the ability to change geometry, travel length and suspension performance based entirely on rider and trail input, Kona's patented Magic Link Active Geometry is one of the most intuitive and adaptable rear-travel suspension platforms ever invented.

By using both a main air shock and a coil-sprung auxiliary shock, Magic Link is able to deliver relatively quick, linear, cross-country-oriented suspension that's ideally suited for climbing, and, without flicking a switch or making any external adjustments, Magic Link changes to a longer, more progressive, noticeably plush suspension designed to take on big hits and technical terrain. Here's how:

  • Climbing: Effective pedal pressure keeps the Magic Link's auxiliary shock from engaging, so the rider is only using the main shock. This results in good pedaling efficiency by enabling comfortable geometry and firmer, more linear suspension characteristics. Everything you need for good power transfer.
  • Cross-country: Tire drag, faster corners and bigger bumps cause the Magic Link's auxiliary shock to move deeper into its travel. Chainstays elongate, the saddle and bottom bracket lower, and the headtube slackens, all amounting to an agile, confident riding position, with increased wheel traction and plusher travel.
  • Descents: When the main shock and the auxiliary shock fully engage, Magic Link lets the bike's geometry slacken considerably, enabling the rider to position themselves further behind the bike, with a lower center of gravity and extended rear triangle for increased stability. Rear wheel travel also increases, and the rear shock becomes more progressive to avoid bottom out.
  • Variable Spring Rate: One of Magic Link's more unique characteristics is its use of two shocks. The result is a highly adaptable variable spring rate that enables the bike's rear suspension to be quick and short on the climb, and slower and more plush during the descent. Two shocks working together in series also allows the rear wheel to pop over big, sharp bumps with virtually no resistance. Because the main shock becomes more progressive as the link engages, it won't blow through the travel or bottom out. It's important to remember that the auxiliary shock is in a constant state of flux depending on pedal (rider) and trail (terrain) input.
  • Extended Travel: Finally, Magic Link also has the ability to lengthen rear travel. In our Cadabra models, travel ranges from 100mm in climbing mode to 160mm when fully engaged. In our CoilAir series travel ranges from 125mm to 200mm. In our 2+2 cross-country models, travel ranges from 50mm to 100mm.
Magic Link is the preferred ride of our Kona Team Enduro Riders Karim Amour, Matt Slaven and Alex Stock.

Kona Scandium 6069

Known to be one of the lightest and strongest alloys in the world, and originally developed by the aerospace industry, new Kona Scandium 6069 is featured in many of our high-end bike models, from dual-suspension mountain bikes through to some of our top-ranking asphalt rides.

Scandium is a rare earth metal and potent grain refiner that, when added to aluminum alloy, elevates the strength and durability of the material by 50 per cent. Scandium aligns the grains of the alloy, making the metal less susceptible to failure. Scandium alloys are twice as strong as 6061 or 7005 aluminum, which means our Product Team uses much less material. Because of a Scandium alloy's strength, it can be butted thinly enough so the aluminum gives a more compliant feel that's similar to steel but without weight. In more specific terms, we're shaving weight off our aluminum frames by 10 to 15 per cent, without sacrificing strength and durability.

New Kona Scandium 6069, recently made available for 2012, comes with yield strengths that are about 40 per cent higher than previous scandium alloys. The result is the strongest per-weight aluminum alloy ever made. Because of its fibrous or fine-grained structure, Scandium 6069 alloy reveals a unique combination of high strength, high toughness, good corrosion resistance and excellent fatigue strength.

For 2012, you'll find Kona Scandium 6069 sprinkled throughout our bike platforms, most notably in the Abra Cadabra 100-160mm variable travel backcountry bike and the Big Kahuna 29er hardtail.

2012 Kona Scandium 6069 bikes: Hei Hei 29, Hei Hei 29 Deluxe, Hei Hei 29 Supreme, Hei Hei 100, Tanuki Supreme, 2+2, Cadabra, Abra Cadabra, Big Kahuna, Big Unit, Lele

Hydroformed Tubing

Hydroforming is a tube-shaping technology that uses high-pressure liquid to form the shape of a tube and align its grain structure. Quite simply, the technology delivers a sound structure and ride performance like no other tubing in the world. The process results in a seamless, continuous, aligned piece of metal-right down to the fiber structure itself.

Hydroformed tubing is especially advantageous at weld points where tubes can be flared to increase weld areas, adding strength without adding weight in the form of extra gussets. The result is a strong, flawless frame with great lateral stability, durability and responsiveness. Not to mention, it looks real sharp too.

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.

Tapered Headtube

For 2012, you'll find a large majority of Kona bicycles featuring zero stack, tapered headtubes. From cyclocross to cross-country, 29ers right through to longer-travel dual-suspension models, like our Entourage and Operator, a tapered headtube provides more support at the intersection of the toptube and downtube, greatly improving stability and overall performance.

The design also offers a more solid interface between forks with tapered steertubes and the bicycle frame itself. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself. 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 headtube also puts strength where the load is going-into the lower headset cup-maximizing bearing durability where it's needed.

Asymmetrical Chainstays

When a rider puts force into a bicycle's drivetrain (cranks, chain and rear cassette), they are propelling the bike forward and also putting a significant amount of torsion on the rear chainstays. Because the drivetrain is on one side of the bicycle, the frame wants to flex laterally. It is the one element of bike design that's not in perfect balance.

Used primarily on our dual-suspension mountain bikes, asymmetrical stays help to stiffen the rear end by compensating for the offset forces of this imbalance. The drive side chainstay is straight, while the non-drive side chainstay takes advantage of no chain rings and chain, incorporating an asymmetrical stay that's better able to counter the torsional forces in the rear triangle. By putting strength where it is needed, pedaling stiffness and rider efficiency is greatly increased.

Asymmetrical stays also allow us to use a shorter and lighter non-drive side chainstay. The weight saved can be added to the drive side chainstay so that it can take heavy rotating loads generated from powerful multi-piston hydraulic brakes and large rotors.

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.

  • Fox 32 Talas Fit RL fork
  • Fox Float RP23 shock
  • Avid Elixir 7 brakes
  • Easton Haven wheelset
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