For those bent on going lightning quick through wilderness and over great distance, destroying all comers who may steal your title, we give you the all-new Kahuna DDL. A complete frame redesign and top-drawer components infuses our legendary XC 29-inch hardtail racer with new weaponry when it comes to control, efficiency and speed. Stiff, light and tight.
An entirely new frame design highlights the 2016 Kahuna DDL, representing a from-the-ground-up re-think of our hardtail mountain bikes. First, we’re introducing size increments that ensure we hit every type of rider. Now you can get closer to having a custom fit between a size structure (S, M, L, XL) that’s consistent across our entire range of mountain bikes. New aspects of the geometry are related to the ride and handling, with slacker head tube angles, lower bottom brackets and shorter chainstays. The result is a more capable bike for more challenging terrain, without comprising speed and efficiency when under power. The Kahuna DDL also features an entirely new frameset highlighted by clean aesthetics and featherweight fabrication.
|Frame Material||Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air 100mm Tapered QR15|
|B/B||Shimano Press Fit 92|
|Cassette||Shimano HG50 11-36t 10spd|
|R/D||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano Deore|
|Front Brake Rotor||Shimano Deore 180mm (centerlock)|
|Rear Brake Rotor||Shimano Deore 160mm (centerlock)|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC Riser|
|Seatpost||Kona Thumb w/Offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona Clamp|
|Grips||Kona Race Light LOG|
|Saddle||WTB Volt 250 Sport SE / Volt Sport SE 250|
|Front Hub||Shimano Deore QR15|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Deore 142x12mm|
|Spokes||Stainless 14g Black|
|Rims||WTB STP i19 TCS|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Ikon EXO TR 29x2.2"|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Ikon EXO TR 29x2.2"|
|Paint Color||Matt Charcoal w/ Team Orange & Purple Decals|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||25” - 27”||64 - 69 cm||48||Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 28"||66 - 71 cm||49 cm||48/49/49.5||Small, Small Medium||Small, Medium|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 29"||69 - 74 cm||49/52/53 cm||49/49.5/51/53||Small Medium, Medium||Medium, Large|
|5'6" - 5'11"||168 - 180 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||53/54/56 cm||51/53/54/56||Medium, Medium Large||Medium, Large|
|5'10" - 6'3"||178 - 190 cm||31" - 33"||79 - 84 cm||56/58/59 cm||54/56/57/59||Medium Large, Large||Large, XL|
|6'2" - 6'5"||188 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||61 cm||59/61/63||Large, XL||N/A|
|Height/Inches||Height/Metric||Inseam/Inches||Inseam/Metric||Crosstrail||MTB Trail/Fat||All Mountain/Enduro||Gravity|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||24” - 27”||61 - 69 cm||Small||XS/Small||XS/Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 29"||66 - 74 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small||Small|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 30"||69 - 76 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'6" - 5'10"||168 - 178 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||Small, Medium, Large||Small, Medium, Large||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'9" - 6'0"||175 - 183 cm||30" - 33"||76 - 84 cm||Medium, Large||Medium, Large||Medium/Large||Medium/Large|
|5'11" - 6'2"||180 - 188 cm||32" - 35"||81 - 89 cm||Medium, Large, XL||Medium, Large, XL||Large/XL||Medium/Large|
|6'1" - 6'5"||185 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||Large, XL||Large, XL||Large/XL||Large|
The legendary Kahuna series cross-country hardtails comes reborn in 2016. Brand new geometry and frame features take this lightning quick and super capable 29-inch hardtail singletrack shredder to new heights of performance.
Kona Race Light 7005/6061 are lighter, more performance-oriented fabrications of our 7005/6061 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 use custom butting to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness.
The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. 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.
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 positive 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 rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, 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. New for 2016, you’ll see the 12x148 standard in the mix, featured primarily on the new alloy Honzos. 12x148 provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
Register a new 2016 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE
Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME
When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During 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.
Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.
MOUNTAIN XC 29" Front Suspension
MOUNTAIN XC 29" Front Suspension