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Not all Dream Builds cost a Fortune! Ti Esatto Frame Sets are on Sale!

This one is for all you dreamers out there. We get you. We really do. Perhaps like a couple of us you are a stubborn old Luddite that just can’t seem to wrap your head around why anyone would want a disk brake on your bicycle.  “Those things are for Motorcycles… and Cars!”  You lucky unshakable bullheads are in for a treat.  We have a select number of 2015 Ti Essato Rim brake framesets (frame and carbon fork) left in stock that are ripe for your unbending ways and are currently 30% off.  You don’t often hear the words Titanium and sale in the same sentence so don’t delay! Visit your local Kona dealer today for details!

 

This blowout is perfect for the road enthusiast who has a killer groupset and wheels on their quick release rim brake road bike and has always dreamed of owning an American made Titanium road dog.  Or maybe this is the holiday season inspiration you need to build up that classic road bike you have always wanted.  Designed around our classic endurance geometry the Ti Esatto is ready to take on that long sweet ride you have been dreaming of!

 

  • Hand-built by Lynskey in the USA
  • 3/2.5 seamless Titanium
  • Tapered HT (integrated HS design)
  • Ovalized DT and chainstays
  • Full fender/28c tire clearance (up to 32c w/out fenders)

 

  SIZE (cm) 49 52 54 56 58 61
1 REACH 371 375 379 383 392 400
2 STACK 537 560 577 596 615 636
3 HT ANGLE 71 72 72 72 72.5 73
4 HT LENGTH 125 145 165 185 205 225
5 ST ANGLE 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
6 ST LENGTH 490 520 540 560 580 610
7 CS LENGTH 418 418 418 418 421 421
8 BB DROP 76 76 74 74 72 72
9 WHEELBASE 987 989 1000 1010 1024 1033
10 FRONT CENTER 581 583 593 603 614 622
11 FORK LENGTH 377 377 377 377 377 377
12 FORK OFFSET 44 44 44 44 44 44
13 TT LENGTH 520 535 550 565 580 600
14 STANDOVER 740 765 785 800 820 845

 

Need a little inspiration? Check out one of our favorite Ti Esatto builds to date.

 

Ti Tuesday: Bendik’s Kona Esatto “Black and Ti”

Photos by Mads Oliver.

How do you make titanium even better? Dress it up in black carbon. Bendik Been, from Kona’s Norwegian distributor Sykkel Butikken, says his Esatto Ti‘s build kit is pretty straightforward, but we think it’s pretty damn sweet. SRAM RED HRD, 3T Discus 60mm carbon wheels, 3T bar and stem. All black, with the Ti doing its job and standing out as always.

“I always lusted after the Ti Esatto but wanted disc brakes. And then Kona made it! But I didn’t have the money. When I finally decided to do it there were no more frames in Europe. I made some calls and sourced one from the US – big thanks to Ian and the team for sorting me out!”

Nice and clean. Ti is always worth the effort. Well done Bendik. For more Ti Kona goodness, check out the Ti Tuesday archives and #TiTuesdaysWithKona on Instagram. If you’ve got a Ti Kona bike, please do get in touch!

     

Ti Tuesday: Peloton Magazine Reviews the Esatto Ti – “Ride, Enjoy and Repeat.”

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“Every time we ride Ti we are reminded of its unique qualities, our favorite of which is its ability to make road vibrations vanish at speed. Somewhere around 20 mph everything settles in and becomes silky smooth, it’s a beautiful thing. Our first ride onboard the Esatto Ti was a quick reminder. The motorist’s equivalent of road noise with the window down versus up, it’s that good.”

Peloton Magazine’s Ryan Yee recently reviewed our Esatto Ti. As you can imagine based on the above quote, it wasn’t easy getting the bike back. Read the full review on the Peloton website.

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The Esatto Ti is made in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs.

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We built the bike for Peloton with an Easton EC90 SL build kit and SRAM Red 22 drivetrain.

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“Another detail showing the Esatto Ti’s American-made craftsmanship.”

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Peekaboo!

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“SRAM Red 22 is still our go to group when we’re not plugging in our drivetrain.”

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“The 27.2 Easton EC90 seat post adds to the bike’s magic carpet road feel.”

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“Combined with the beautifully stiff Ti Esatto head tube, the Easton EC90SL stem gave the bike stable and confident road manners.”

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Front view of the Esatto Ti.

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Full carbon fork with a tapered steerer tube.

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SRAM Red hydraulic shift levers.

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“So many gorgeous things in one detail shot – the Red disc caliper, the flat mount, the forged and machined drop out.”

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“SRAM’s Red calipers with flat mounts are the cleanest road hydro solution in the peloton.”

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“The tapered head tube has a lot to do with the Ti Esatto’s precise road manners.”

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Red in black.

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“The business end of the Kona Ti Esatto.”

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Easton’s EA90 SL Disc wheelset.

Ti Tuesday: Matt’s Ti Esatto

Okay I have a confession, I hadn’t organised a Ti Kona for this weeks #TiTuesdaysWithKona. Luckily though, the good folk at Kona dealer Sellwood Cycles in Portland already had one for me to “borrow” from their blog. They posted  up this sweet build last week and I figured it would be rude not to re-post it here on the Cog.

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If you haven’t had the joy of riding a Kona Esatto Ti yet, you should. Or guy Matt rides his nearly every day, and for good reason: it’s SO smooth. The Esatto Ti is one Kona‘s first disc brake road-specific offerings, and though it’s been out for a couple years now it’s like most Kona “road bikes”: it’s a do everything kind of ride that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Kona did a good thing with the Esatto, but making a titanium version of the bike really sends it over the fence.BWR_TiEsatto_sm08

The Esatto Ti comes standard with a 12×142 rear thruaxle and a Kona Carbon Race Disc fork. Clearly a solid foundation for any bike worth getting rad on.

Matt built his frame up around a Shimano Ultegra 6800 group (compact cranks, and an 11-32 cassette). The wheelset are handbuilt 28t DT Swiss 240 hubs laced to Stans Grail rims all wrapped in Specialized Roubaix tubeless tires that measure out to 33.3 (yes, “.3” because “every little bit counts” so says Matt). He’s also running the Shimano Road hydraulic disc brakes which, other than the fact his front brake probably needs to be bled, provide ample stopping power.BWR_TiEsatto_sm02 BWR_TiEsatto_sm03

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Some of the other creature comforts you can’t possibly miss is the FULL-SIZE frame pump (Matt’s particularly proud of it…) and titanium bottle cages.

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Lastly this bike is topped off with a Bontrager saddle, Bontrager XXX seatpost, and Bontrager Iso-zone bars with EXTRA padding under the bar tape. It’s like riding a pillow! A PILLOW I SAY!

BWR_TiEsatto_sm05This is a solid build that we’re stoked to see in the shop nearly every day. Been thinking about pulling the trigger on a fly new bit of Titanium to add to your stable? You should come talk to Matt about it, he’ll help convince you it’s a darn good idea.