Pinkbike reviews the Process 153 DL: “one very impressive ride”

p5pb10945820From Pinkbike’s Mike Kazimer: Kona deserves praise for their willingness to shake up traditional mountain bike geometry, pushing the concept of long top tubes and short stems as far as they can. This deviation from the accepted norms has paid off, creating one very impressive ride, and there aren’t too many bikes currently on the market in this category that can match the 153’s blend of stability and maneuverability at speed. Don’t let yourself get locked into the numbers game either – the 153 rides like it has more travel than it actually does, and riders who pass this bike over because they’re searching for something with 160 or more millimeters of rear suspension are selling themselves short. Plus, with a top end fork and shock, wide bars, a short stem, and meaty tires, the 153 is shred-ready out of the box (although we would like to see a 1×11 offering added to the lineup). The Process 153 is what we’d consider to be a true all-mountain bike, one that’s manageable on the climbs, and an extremely hard charger on the descents. Read more