2014 Kona Process 134 DL

UPDATED 4-14-14

The new year is here and time to start reviewing the best bikes of the upcoming season.

Starting out we reviewed Santa Cruz who is pushing to get back in the game of mountain bikes.

One company that has always is Kona, So far this year they have not disappointed.  the 2014 Kona Process 134 is a sweet bike.

What are the Specs:Kona-process-134

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 134mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT
Fork RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air 140mm QR15 Tapered
Crankarms Shimano SLX
Chainrings 24/38t
B/B Shimano Press Fit 92
Pedals n/a
Chain Shimano Deore
Freewheel Shimano Deore 11-36 10 spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D Sram X7
R/D Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Shifters Shimano SLX
Brake Calipers Shimano SLX
Front Brake Rotor Shimano 180mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano 160mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57E
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona 40mm
Seatpost KS Super Natural Remote
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Team
Front Hub Shimano SLX QR15
Rear Hub Shimano SLX 142x12mm
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5×2.4″ EXO
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5×2.25″ EXO
Paint Color Matt Black & Cyan
Extras n/a

Translate Means: 2014 Kona Process 134 DL

  • Lower center of gravity on rear
  • Short Stem
  • Dialed in perfectly
  • Designed best for middle age person that is not the best rider in the world, but wants a bike that can give them stability and
    confidence on those more technical trails. Some people call it a mini Kona Entourage

Bads
– Shimano HUBS – Guys from Bike Magazine took for some serious testing in southern utah they had a Hub crap out on them. They upgraded and worked beautifully. I am not saying Shimano is in any way bad…. Just maybe not on this bike.
– Weighs 32.5 LBS this weight is LOW centered.
– Rear suspension Has a little work to be done on it. Not the best out there.
Would be better with something like the FOX Float X CTD

DL is the top spec model. ONLY 3600.00
Mid level spec components.
Really fun bike to ride. Truly one you should check out.

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