Process

Mountain Bike Action Reviews the Process CR DL 27.5 “The Process tracked the trail like a cheetah chasing a gazelle”

“On wide-open, high-speed trails, the Process tracked the trail like a cheetah chasing a gazelle. The only difference was it could also hunt down any bonus lines it could find along the way. It’s a quick but confidence-inspiring bike.”

Mountain Bike Action reviewed the Process CR DL 27.5 in their February issue and we have the full review right here on the Cog.

Click here or on the image below to read the full review as a high res PDF or head to the Mountain Bike Action website to read it online here.

Winterized: Part 3

Welcome back to Winterized, our unofficial guide for how to make riding in the winter suck significantly less. We’re taking tips from Kona employees and athletes on how they manage to stay warm and dry(ish) in the dark, dank months. So, grab a toddy, stoke your fire, and check out the next iteration of Winterized!

 

Name: Trevor Torres
Kona gig: Warranty Service/Demo Manager
Bike of choice: Honzo with Maxxis Minions
How Trevor gets Winterized:

“I like to wear insulated gloves 40 and below.  Not waterproof as they always end up soaking from the inside, but ones with high breathability.
I also like to have a bin with dry warm clothes, towel, and shoes for after the ride.”

Name: Lacy Kemp
Kona gig: Communications Manager/New Kid on the Block
Bike of choice: Process 153 CR/DL
How Lacy gets Winterized:

“I ride a ton in the winter-mostly at night, and mostly alone, so no one hears me complaining about my numb hands. Speaking of numb hands, I’ll start with that. Apparently, I have terrible circulation, so keeping my hands and toes warm is a huge challenge. My saving grace has been Hot Hands Toe Warmers. I use them in my shoes (on the top of my toes) and shove them in the backs of my gloves when things get super cold. I prefer the toe warmers because they are flatter and have an adhesive so they don’t slip around. These things have turned what would have been a miserable day into so many good rides. Buy them in bulk from Amazon for the best deal.

Living in Bellingham means we have a lot of wet to deal with. Getting a good fender setup can be critical to both your vision and keeping your bike cleaner. There are lots of cool companies, but we have a new local company I’m excited about. Ground Keeper is by a Bellingham’s Keely Shannon, who is also part of the brains behind the super artsy Made Rad by Tony name. So, my Process looks awesome even when it’s muddy outside, I’m supporting a local business, and my face and bike are happier.

Another thing I do is deflate my tire pressure juuuuust a wee bit on those super wet days. I’m still learning what pressures work best for me, but with my Minions front and rear, I’m tinkering with around 19ish PSI. I’m a light rider so it’s definitely helpful when the tires grip the grease a bit better with softer rubber.

Lastly, if I’m riding with a pack, I’ll often take an extra jersey and pair of gloves to change into at the top of a climb. Nothing sucks more than dropping into a big descent with a sweaty, cold jersey and wet hands.”


Name: Joey Melweski
Kona gig: Warehouse Manager
Bike of choice:Process 153 CR/DL
How Joey gets Winterized:

“What I like to do to make winter rides more enjoyable:

1. Happiness is a warm rum. Depending on the ride, I’ll fill up a flask with a hot toddy or hot buttered rum.  Not only do they taste amazing, it warms up your insides, acts as a hand warmer and gives you some liquid courage!

2. Leave a towel and extra set of clothes in your car. Just knowing they are there when you get back to your car can make a ride more enjoyable.

3. Extra gloves. If it’s cold and rainy, the last thing you want is cold hands. Bring an extra set to change into before you drop in.”


Name: Matt Hoffmeyer
Kona gig: Kona Bike Shop Manager
Bike of choice: Honzo set up as a steel singlespeed or Honzo CR DL.
How Matt gets Winterized:

Things like how to keep your feet dry and hands warm…. Merino Socks when cold and damp. Showers Pass Waterproof socks for the really cold & wet rides.

The best tires to run…Past couple winters I have been a big fan of the Schwalbe Magic Mary Front and Rear, but this year I am giving the Maxxis Shorty a try.

The best winter snack is a flask of bourbon

I like to use Gore Tex Shorts & Jacket. I currently have 7mesh shorts and would recommend them to anyone.

Just get out there. Once you do you’ll be stoked and have fun. Rope as many friends into your ride, and make it happen on a regular basis.

 


Winterized: Part 1

Let’s face it. If you live north of the equator there’s a decent chance you’re stuck in this weather phenomenon we call, “winter.” Perhaps you’re a skier or snowboarder and have hung up your rubber shoes in favor of wooden plans. More power to you. But, for those of you who just can’t quit your bike, we feel you. We feel you because we still have sensation in our fingers from years of trial and error of keeping our bodies somewhat temperate in cold(er), nasty weather. In fact, we have so much wonderful advice for you that we’re launching a series of posts called Winterized. Winterized features tips from Kona employees, partner and pro riders on how to best survive the winter. So grab a cup of your favorite toddy, throw another log on the fire, and soak in the advice. We’ve suffered so you don’t have to.

Name: Kevin Rutherford
Kona gig: Canada Sales/Small Parts
Bike of choice: Process
How Kevin gets Winterized:

Fall/winter is my favourite time to ride! I generally ride my Process all year long, regardless of weather and I run Minions year round.

The key riding gear I find is:

  • Warm, semi-lined base layers
  • Moto/DH/long legged pants to keep my legs clean, and avoid the mud ‘tan lines’
  • RaceFace Agent jacket
  • Bag for wet gear after the ride. Anything from a garbage bag to a dry-bag to keep the slop contained and the car dry

A couple dream gear additions would be:

  • 5×5 pop-up canopy for changing underneath
  • Mini pressure washer, either battery or cigarette-lighter powered

Name: Pat White
Kona gig: Long-time Product Manager and floral verbiage connoisseur
Bike of choice: Roadhouse and Hei Hei AL
How Pat gets Winterized:

Wool
Fenders (road) Open lug treads (MTB)
Wool
Microfleece helmet liners
Wool
Booze
Wool


Name: Molly Joyce
Kona gig: Inside sales support,
Bike of choice: Honzo
How Molly gets Winterized:

  • Best Drink: Thermos with hot Skratch Green tea electrolyte mix.
  • Snack: 100% pure Maple Syrup – the electrolytes and low glycemic sugars give you a more steady boost of energy and it just tastes like the holidays. Untapped has them in shot size packets, or if you are more wary of lots of trash, then a hip flask with maple syrup in it – just make sure you refrigerate it after your ride so it doesn’t go bad.
  • Mucky Nuts fenders.
  • A vest (Troy Lee Design, Giant, Pearl Izumi etc)– keep the core warm for sure!
  • A bandana wrapped around your neck – great for keeping you warm but more importantly for protecting your face on the bitter cold descents, and blowing all those runny boogers out.
  • Hand warmers: again, a good trick for warming up your hands if your fingers are frozen.
  • Studded tires! Mob around the trails or your frozen streets with nobby, studded tires! The most fun commuting around. Schwalbe Marathon Winters and the Ice Spiker are all rad.

Name: Kevin Thornton
Kona gig: Graphics
Bike of choice: Whichever one has fenders
How Kevin gets Winterized:

Just like everyone else, I’ve tried every type of clothing, layering, combination possible and nothing stops the rain from getting me wet. But there is one thing I swear by…gore-tex socks that I wear inside my shoes. Not the boot things that go over the shoes…those are a hassle. In my experience…dry feet = warm feet = nothing else matters.

That’s it for round one of Winterized. Stay tuned to the Cog over the coming weeks for more cold weather riding tips!

 

Getting to Know the Process G2

When we launched the revamped Process line back in late summer, Pinkbike spent a ton of time dissecting the new features of the bike. Check out their in-depth dive here. Writer Mike Levy’s a big fan of 29ers and he was partial to the AL/DL 29er, because of wheel size and cost. “The 153 AL/DL 29’s big wheels go over and through everything and, since my riding style seems to suit 29” wheels lately, I’d happily reach for the heavier bike with the cost-conscious build,” he wrote.

What’s your Process of choice?

All New Kona Process Tops the Podium at EWS Finale Ligure

Kona riders were out in force over this past week in Finale Ligure for the final round Enduro World Series. New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland, France and Canada were all represented. The physical and technical nature of the seven stages did take its toll on riders, however: Jonathan Maunsell, Alexander Kangas and Jordan Regnier all had their weekends end abruptly, but our two U21 riders, Leah Maunsell and Rhys Verner, both had weekends they will remember forever.

Rhys had an absolute stormer of a weekend. Not only did he ride the all-new Process 153 CR/DL to the top spot in the men’s U21 category by over a minute, but his time was fast enough to put him in 13th in the pro-men’s field.

Leah, who led after the first day of racing, tried her best in the tightly contested women’s U21 field to lengthen that lead on day two. She’s no stranger to the podium at EWS events but the stop step has eluded her. The final of stage would be her undoing, losing precious seconds relegating her to second place. Not the top spot she was looking for but an amazing result for the young rider all the same.

We have both Rhys and Leah‘s race reports below, along with some fantastic photos from our EWS photographer Sven Martin.

Rhys Verner

What a week for me! This was pretty much a dream trip as far as racing and fun goes. The whole week leading up to the final round of the Enduro World Series was great, going for long rides and just taking in the amazing scenery of Finale! Pre-riding the stages I felt great and right at home on the new Process 153 CR DL and I genuinely couldn’t wait to get the racing underway. The weekend started out with a 20-minute stage from the highest mountain at around 1400m and descended almost all the way back down to sea level.

I’ve always been a fan of the long stages coming from XC but this stage went better than I could have hoped for. I ended up pulling a 39-second lead on the 2nd place U21 rider and had by far my best stage result ever with a time that would have had me 5th in the Elite men’s category. The rest of the day I tried to ride smooth and just stay within my limits as to not toss away the lead. I ended day one with a 36-second lead in U21 and ranked 7th overall.

Day two I woke up again ecstatic to get the racing underway and pedaled up to the stages full of energy and just living the dream. I again rode smooth throughout the stages and ended up winning stages four, five, and six, with one stage left to go I had a 1:14 lead on the nearest competitor. Stage 7 was a rough stage so I played it on the safer side as to get down in one piece and secured my first EWS win with an overall time that would have placed me 13th in the pro men’s field.

I am coming away from this race with a lot of confidence knowing that I can ride with the best and really couldn’t be happier with how the week went! – Rhys Verner

Leah Maunsell

Coming into day two with a 9-second lead after the first day’s racing was great, but I knew it was going to be a tight battle right until the end. With a 50km loop and 1300m of climbing to tackle it was going to be a tough day in the saddle. I was delighted to be battling it out for the top step right until the last stage but missed out by 12 seconds. I could say that I’m a little disappointed, but how could you after a great week riding in Finale Ligure. Getting to finish off my season with some really tight racing and ending it on the beach with some gelato with your mates was amazing! – Leah Maunsell

Le nouveau Kona Process G2 est là !

Le Kona Process est synonyme de progression et nous ne nous sommes pas reposés sur nos lauriers. Le Process G2 représente une évolution du vélo joueur et polyvalent qu’a toujours été le Process, avec une optimisation de la cinématique apportant des performances au pédalage largement supérieures, mais aussi des roulements plus grands pour une meilleure rigidité et un tout nouveau cadre en carbone ou en aluminium. La hauteur reste faible pour offrir un bon dégagement, les bases sont courtes, et nous avons augmenté la profondeur d’insertion de la tige de selle afin que les riders de toutes tailles puissent profiter de tiges de selle télescopiques de plus grand débattement. Avons-nous précisé que le Process G2 peut recevoir un porte-bidon ? Non ? Eh bien le Process peut recevoir un porte-bidon. Ouais, nous avons fait tout cela. Parce que nous vous aimons.



 



 

Un tout nouveau cadre carbone est au cœur du projet Process G2. Nous l’avons développé autour d’un amortisseur au standard métrique et en fixation trunion afin d’obtenir les performances recherchées au niveau du rendement et de pouvoir dégager suffisamment de place pour loger un porte-bidon à l’intérieur du triangle avant. Comme vous pouviez vous y attendre, les Process sont équipés de roulements à tous les points de pivot, y compris des roulements surdimensionnés de 20 mm sur les pivots principaux et sur la nouvelle biellette en 3 parties.



Le cadre carbone possède un passage des câbles en interne, avec une trappe d’accès comme sur les Hei Hei Trail, tandis que les cadres en aluminium utilisent un routage externe. Tous les modèles disposent de bases en aluminium pour une plus grande résistance. Nous avons travaillé dur pour améliorer les caractéristiques du cadre sans sacrifier ce qui a fait le succès du Process.


Video – Kona Process G2 : Histoire du développement et details techniques

Le chef de produit Kona Ian Schmitt nous plonge dans le développement et les details techniques du Process G2 :

Trois cadres, Deux tailles de roues, Sept nouveaux Process

Avec deux matériaux et deux tailles de roues couvrant trois plates-formes distinctes, le Process G2 offre une belle gamme de trail-bikes agressifs. Les Process 153 27.5 et 29 pouces partagent la même géométrie et les mêmes équipements. Le Process 165 est plus orienté descente, mais il grimpe étonnamment bien pour un vélo avec un tel débattement. Le Process 153 27.5 carbone et aluminium, le 153 29 et le 165 sont disponibles en kit cadres.

 

Process 153 27.5

Process 153 CR/DL 27.5

Process 153 CR 27.5

Process 153 AL/DL 27.5

Process 153 AL 27.5

Process 153 29

Process 153 AL/DL 29

Process 153 AL 29

Process 165 27.5

Process 165

Le tout nouveau Process G2 est disponible dès maintenant dans votre shop ou en ligne.

Pour tous les détails sur le nouveau Process, connectez-vous sur Konaworld.com et découvrez toutes les caractéristiques du vélo sur la page dédiée.

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Video – Process G2 : Sea to Sky with Rhys Verner

Pour le lancement du Process G2, le pro rider Kona Rhys Verner a eu la lourde tâche de pousser le vélo dans ses retranchements.

Découvrez le reportage photos complet et toute l’histoire du film Sea to Sky avec Rhys et le nouveau Process G2.

Das Kona Process G2 ist da!

Ihr habt geduldig gewartet, und wir wissen das zu schätzen. Wir sind stolz, die erste große Überarbeitung unserer beliebten Process Plattform zu präsentieren: das Process G2. Das Process dominiert schon lange Zeit die Abfahrten, aber dank seiner neuen Konstruktion kann es jetzt auch klettern wie Bikes mit kürzerem Federweg. Kein Schalterumlegen, einfach effizient bergauf kurbeln und dann die Abfahrt runterknallen.



Das Kona Process ist ein Synonym für Fortschritt, und wir haben uns nicht auf unseren Lorbeeren ausgeruht. Das Process G2 ist eine Weiterentwicklung dieser wegweisenden Plattform und zeichnet sich durch eine verbesserte Federung mit überlegener Pedalleistung, größeren Lagern für höhere Steifigkeit und einen völlig neuen Carbon- oder Aluminiumrahmen aus. Die Überstandshöhe bleibt gering, und wir haben die Einschubtiefe der Sattelstütze erhöht, so dass Fahrer aller Größen von Vario-Sattelstützen mit mehr Hub profitieren können. Haben wir schon erwähnt, dass eine Wasserflasche reinpasst? Nein? Es passt eine Wasserflasche rein. Ja, das haben wir hingekriegt. Aus Liebe zu euch.



Ein nagelneuer Carbonrahmen bildet das Herzstück des G2 Process Projekts. Um die gewünschten Fahreigenschaften zu erreichen, haben wir einen vertikal eingebauten Dämpfer mit Trunnion-Aufnahme verwendet, und dabei im vorderen Rahmendreieck Platz für eine Wasserflasche geschaffen. Wie zu erwarten, haben Process Bikes Lager an allen Gelenken, u. a. Lager mit 20 mm Innendurchmesser für Haupt- und Schwingenlager und eine neues dreiteiliges Achsriegelsystem.



Der Carbonrahmen verfügt über die gleiche interne Zugverlegung und Kabelöffnung, die wir mit unserer Hei Hei Trail Plattform eingeführt haben, während beim Aluminiumrahmen die Züge extern verlegt werden. Alle Modelle haben Aluminiumkettenstreben für Langzeitstabilität. Wir haben hart daran gearbeitet, die Fahreigenschaften der Plattform zu verbessern, ohne dabei Abstriche an der Haltbarkeit und Verspieltheit zu machen, für die das Process bekannt geworden ist.


Video – Kona Prozess G2: Entstehungsgeschichte und technische Details

Kona Produktmanager Ian Schmitt gibt Einblick in die Entstehungsgeschichte und technischen Details des Process G2:


Drei Rahmen, zwei Laufradgrößen, sieben neue Process Modelle

Mit zwei Materialien und zwei Laufradgrößen, die sich über drei verschiedene Rahmenplattformen erstrecken, verfügt das Process G2 über ein abgerundetes Angebot an aggressiven Trail-Bikes. Das Process 153 27,5 und 29 weisen identische Anpassungsmöglichkeiten an den Fahrer und dieselbe Rahmengeometrie auf. Die Stärken des Process 165 liegen eher im Downhill, für eine Plattform mit langem Federweg ist es aber ein überraschend guter Kletterer. Rahmensets sind erhältlich für Process 153 27,5 Carbon und Aluminium, Process 153 29 und Process 165.

Process 153 27.5

Process 153 CR/DL 27.5

Process 153 CR 27.5

Process 153 AL/DL 27.5

Process 153 AL 27.5

Process 153 29

Process 153 AL/DL 29

Process 153 AL 29

Process 165 27.5

Process 165

Das brandneue Process G2 ist jetzt bei deinem Kona Vertragshändler oder auf Kona Ride Online erhältlich.

Alle Details des neuen Process findest du auf Konaworld.com und die ausführlichen technischen Details auf der Neuheitenseite.

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Video – Prozess G2: „Sea to Sky“ mit Rhys Verner

Check out the full photo gallery and story from our Sea to Sky shoot with Rhys and the Process G2.

Rhys Werner, Kona Pro-Team-Fahrer und Schredderer in Sea to Sky ist die ideale Wahl für das brandneue Process. Gemeinsam sind sie effizient beim Klettern und harmonisch bei den Abfahrten.

Hier gibt’s alle Fotos und die Geschichte von unserem Sea to Sky Shooting mit Rhys und dem Process G2.

The Kona Process G2 is Here!

You’ve been waiting patiently, and we appreciate that. We’re proud to introduce the first major revision of our popular Process platform: the Process G2. The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and with this new design, now has climbing manners more commonly attributed to shorter-travel bikes. No switches to flip, just pedal up efficiently, then smash the descent.



The Kona Process is synonymous with progression, and we haven’t been resting on our laurels. Process G2 represents an evolution of that game-changing platform, featuring an updated suspension design with superior pedaling performance, larger bearings for improved stiffness, and an all-new carbon or aluminum frame. Standover remains low, chainstays are short, and we increased the seatpost insertion depth so riders of all sizes can benefit from longer travel droppers. Did we mention it fits a water bottle? No? It fits a water bottle. Yeah, we did that. Because we love you.



An all-new carbon frame is at the heart of the Process G2 project. We used a vertically-oriented, trunnion-mounted metric shock to achieve the ride characteristics we desired while accommodating a water bottle inside the front triangle. As you’d expect, all Process bikes use bearings at all pivots, including big 20mm ID bearings at the main and rocker pivots and a new 3-piece locking pivot axle design.



The carbon frame features the same internal routing and cable access port introduced with our Hei Hei Trail platform, while aluminum frames use external routing. All models feature an aluminum chainstay for durability. We worked hard to improve the platform’s ride characteristics without sacrificing the durability and playfulness the Process has come to be known for.


Video – Kona Process G2: Development Story and Technical Details

Kona Product Manager Ian Schmitt dives into the development story and technical details of the Process G2:


Three Frames, Two Wheel Sizes, Seven New Process Models

With two materials and two wheel sizes spanning three distinct frame platforms, the Process G2 is a well-rounded range of aggressive trail bikes. The Process 153 27.5 and 29 share fit characteristics and frame geometry. The Process 165 is more focused on descending, but climbs surprisingly well for a long travel platform. Framesets are available in Process 153 27.5 carbon and aluminum, Process 153 29, and Process 165.

Process 153 27.5

Process 153 CR/DL 27.5

Process 153 CR 27.5

Process 153 AL/DL 27.5

Process 153 AL 27.5

Process 153 29

Process 153 AL/DL 29

Process 153 AL 29

Process 165 27.5

Process 165

The all new Process G2 is now available through your local Kona dealer or Kona Ride Online.

For all the details on the new Process, head over to Konaworld.com, and check out the in-depth technical details on the Innovation page.

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Video – Process G2: Sea to Sky with Rhys Verner

Kona pro team rider and Sea to Sky shredder Rhys Verner is a perfect match for the all new Process. Together, they climb efficiently and descend in harmony.

Check out the full photo gallery and story from our Sea to Sky shoot with Rhys and the Process G2.

Rhys Verner Rides the Kona Process G2 in British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Corridor

Kona pro team rider and Sea to Sky shredder Rhys Verner is a perfect match for the all new Process G2. Together, they climb efficiently and descend in harmony. The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and with this new design, now has climbing manners more commonly attributed to shorter-travel bikes. No switches to flip, just pedal up efficiently, then smash the descent.

After you enjoy the video below, scroll down for a huge gallery of photos from Caleb Smith.

 

Rhys is riding the Process 153 CR/DL 27.5, one of seven all new models in the Process G2 lineup. With two materials and two wheel sizes spanning three distinct frame platforms, the Process G2 is a well-rounded range of aggressive trail and enduro bikes. The Process G2 is now available through your local Kona dealer or through Kona Ride Online.

For all the details on the new Process, head over to Konaworld.com, and check out the in-depth technical details on the Innovation page.

The Kona Demo Tour is Back on the Road with New 2018 Bikes!

The fall swing of the Kona Demo Tour gets started next week! Want to swing a leg over a new 2018 Kona, including the all-new Process G2, Remote, and Rove NRB?

Your first chance is this upcoming Wednesday, September 13th at Sun Mountain in Winthrop, Washington! Meet up with us at the Chickadee parking lot to swing your leg over a great selection of our 2018 models. For more info see the flyer below or hit up Methow Cycle Sport.

For further demo dates, check out our Demo Tour page as well as the Kona Facebook Events page.

Le nouveau Kona Process G2 est là !

Vous avez attend patiemment et nous apprécions cela. Nous sommes fiers de vous présenter la première évolution majeure du Process : le Process G2. Le Process, qui a toujours été réputé pour ses performances en descente, offre dorénavant un rendement au pédalage digne des meilleurs grimpeurs. Aucune manette à actionner, vous n’avez qu’à pédaler et puis tout lâcher à la descente.



Le Kona Process est synonyme de progression et nous ne nous sommes pas reposés sur nos lauriers. Le Process G2 représente une évolution du vélo joueur et polyvalent qu’a toujours été le Process, avec une optimisation de la cinématique apportant des performances au pédalage largement supérieures, mais aussi des roulements plus grands pour une meilleure rigidité et un tout nouveau cadre en carbone ou en aluminium. La hauteur reste faible pour offrir un bon dégagement, les bases sont courtes, et nous avons augmenté la profondeur d’insertion de la tige de selle afin que les riders de toutes tailles puissent profiter de tiges de selle télescopiques de plus grand débattement. Avons-nous précisé que le Process G2 peut recevoir un porte-bidon ? Non ? Eh bien le Process peut recevoir un porte-bidon. Ouais, nous avons fait tout cela. Parce que nous vous aimons.



Un tout nouveau cadre carbone est au cœur du projet Process G2. Nous l’avons développé autour d’un amortisseur au standard métrique et en fixation trunion afin d’obtenir les performances recherchées au niveau du rendement et de pouvoir dégager suffisamment de place pour loger un porte-bidon à l’intérieur du triangle avant. Comme vous pouviez vous y attendre, les Process sont équipés de roulements à tous les points de pivot, y compris des roulements surdimensionnés de 20 mm sur les pivots principaux et sur la nouvelle biellette en 3 parties.



Le cadre carbone possède un passage des câbles en interne, avec une trappe d’accès comme sur les Hei Hei Trail, tandis que les cadres en aluminium utilisent un routage externe. Tous les modèles disposent de bases en aluminium pour une plus grande résistance. Nous avons travaillé dur pour améliorer les caractéristiques du cadre sans sacrifier ce qui a fait le succès du Process.


Video – Kona Process G2 : Histoire du développement et details techniques

Le chef de produit Kona Ian Schmitt nous plonge dans le développement et les details techniques du Process G2 :


Trois cadres, Deux tailles de roues, Sept nouveaux Process

Avec deux matériaux et deux tailles de roues couvrant trois plates-formes distinctes, le Process G2 offre une belle gamme de trail-bikes agressifs. Les Process 153 27.5 et 29 pouces partagent la même géométrie et les mêmes équipements. Le Process 165 est plus orienté descente, mais il grimpe étonnamment bien pour un vélo avec un tel débattement. Le Process 153 27.5 carbone et aluminium, le 153 29 et le 165 sont disponibles en kit cadres.

Process 153 27.5

Process 153 CR/DL 27.5

Process 153 CR 27.5

Process 153 AL/DL 27.5

Process 153 AL 27.5

Process 153 29

Process 153 AL/DL 29

Process 153 AL 29

Process 165 27.5

Process 165

Le tout nouveau Process G2 est disponible dès maintenant dans votre shop ou en ligne.

Pour tous les détails sur le nouveau Process, connectez-vous sur Konaworld.com et découvrez toutes les caractéristiques du vélo sur la page dédiée.

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Video – Process G2 : Sea to Sky with Rhys Verner

Pour le lancement du Process G2, le pro rider Kona Rhys Verner a eu la lourde tâche de pousser le vélo dans ses retranchements.

Découvrez le reportage photos complet et toute l’histoire du film Sea to Sky avec Rhys et le nouveau Process G2.

La Kona Process G2 está aquí!

Has esperado pacientemente. Nos gusta eso.

Estamos orgullosos de presentar la primera revisión completa a nuestra popular plata forma Process: la Process G2.

Esta bici tiene una larga historia de dominación de los descensos, y con este nuevo diseño, le agregamos modales para subir que son más comunes en bicis de menos recorrido. Sin mover palancas ni girar diales, solo pedalear eficientemente, y luego hacerse humo en la bajada.



Las Kona Process son un sinónimo de progresión, y no nos hemos puesto a descansar sobre los laureles. Process G2 representa una evolución de la plataforma que cambió las reglas del  juego, con un diseño de suspensión renovado y mayor desempeño al pedalear, rodamientos más grandes, y un cuadro totalmente nuevo en carbono o aluminio. El despeje vertical permanece muy grande, las vainas siguen siendo cortas, y hemos incrementado la inserción de la tija para que pilotos de todos los tamaños puedan usar tijas telescópicas de mayor recorrido. ¿Ya les dijimos que ahora pueden montar un bidón dentro del cuadro? ¿No? Pues bien, le incorporamos eso, ahora tienen espacio para montar un bidón. Lo hicimos porque te queremos.



Un cuadro de carbono, completamente nuevo, es el corazón del proyecto Process G2. Empleamos un amortiguador trasero métrico de muñón montado verticalmente para lograr las características que buscábamos al mismo tiempo que conseguimos el espacio para montar un bidón dentro del triángulo delantero. Tal como esperarías de nosotros, hemos equipado a las Process con rodamientos en todos sus pivotes, con medida de 20mm internos en el pivote principal y los de la bieleta, y los ejes los hemos construido con un sistema de 3 piezas que se traban entre ellas.



El cuadro de Carbono tiene el mismo tipo de cableado interno y puerto de acceso al cableado que introdujimos el año pasado con la plataforma Hei Hei Trail, mientras que los cuadros de aluminio se equipan con cableado externo. Todos los modelos tienen vainas de aluminio para asegurar la máxima durabilidad. Hemos trabajado duro para mejorar las características al andar de esta plataforma sin sacrificar la durabilidad y agilidad por la cual se ha vuelto famosa la plataforma Process.


Vídeo – Kona Process G2 – Historia de su desarrollo y Detalles Técnicos

Ian Schmitt, Product Manager de Kona, nos hace participes de la historia detrás de la Process G2 y nos muestra detalles técnicos.


Tres Cuadros, Dos Tamaños de Rueda, Siete Nuevas Process

Con dos materiales y dos tamaños de rueda repartidos en diferentes plataformas, la gama Process G2 comprende un amplio abanico de opciones en cuanto a bicis agresivas para sendero. La Process 153 27,5” y 29” comparten tallaje y geometría. La Process 165 está màs enfocada en descender, aunque su desempeño escalando no deja de sorprender para una plataforma con tanto recorrido. Vendemos la Process 153 27,5” en carbono y la 153 29” y la Process 165 como Cuadro.

Process 153 27.5

Process 153 CR/DL 27.5

Process 153 CR 27.5

Process 153 AL/DL 27.5

Process 153 AL 27.5

Process 153 29

Process 153 AL/DL 29

Process 153 AL 29

Process 165 27.5

Process 165

La Process G2 nueva está disponible en tu dealer Kona más cercano o en el Kona Ride Online

Para mayores detalles, anda a konaworld.com y busca la página de innovación para ver los detalles técnicos

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Video – Process G2: Sea to Sky con Rhys Verner

El miembro del Kona pro Team, y nativo del área Sea to Sky, Rhys Werner, junto con la nueva Process, son el binomio ideal. Juntos escalan eficientemente y descienden en armonía

Haz Click aquí para ver la galería de fotos y la historia detrás de la sesión Sea to Sky