Bike Radar: Kona expand 29er collection with five new models for 2012

Kona are no strangers to 29in-wheeled bikes and this year brings the company’s most expansive collection to date, with 13 bikes from which to choose. Included in that range are five all-new chassis ā€“ from hardtails all the way up to 130mm of rear wheel travel in aluminum, carbon fiber, titanium, and even chromoly steel.

The new 29ers all share an emphasis on stiffness and handling precision ā€“ not just light weight ā€“ along with thoroughly modern geometries and versatility-expanding features like ISCG-05 tabs, slider dropouts, and dropper post compatibility on some models. While each of the new bikes has an intended purpose, Kona don’t want to pigeonhole any of them as one-trick ponies. Save for the new titanium bike, all of the new 29ers are already shipping to dealers.

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