Road.cc – Kona 2012: New Race, Cross and Urban Bikes Break Cover

Canadian bike brand Kona is launching a new King Zing top-notch road racer with a carbon frame as well as a revamped version of the successful Major Jake crosser. There’s a new utility machine, a Mixte women’s number and a great-looking Alfine-8 commuter.

Kona has teamed up with Italian frame maker Dedacciai in the production of the new King Zing carbon road racer, a model previously in the range with an aluminium frame. Claiming to be “designed to excel at everything from Cat 2 crits to long and arduous GranFondos” the new frame is a moulded monocoque with a tapered headtube and all-in-one carbon fork nicely integrated into the frame design. The componentry will depend on Shimano for the Ultegra drivetrain, FSA for the chainset and cockpit parts with Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels. Price is £2,450 with bikes arriving in the autumn. Click HERE to read the full report