“The Kona Sutra is an awesome package”

The Kona Sutra is unashamedly a touring bike. It’s heavy, it feels more like a mountain bike than a road bike when you’re on it and it’s got enough carrying capacity to take the kitchen sink. If you’re going for a quick ride with your mates on their carbon bling, the Kona is going to disappoint you. If you’re planning to cruise into the sunset, it’ll put a smile on your face.

That’s just what I did when I got my hands on it. I took a Friday off work, rode it in the Thursday before with everything on it and just set off after work for a three and a half day jolly. I deliberately loaded it up with more than I would normally take for such a short tour to give it (and myself) a good workout. I work in Bristol and set off towards Gloucester, crossed the Severn and on to Abergavenny through Monmouth. Then up to Rhayader, across the Elan valley to Tregaron, back across the mountains to Builth Wells and the train home to Bath from Abergavenny. The bike passed with flying colours. I was impressed with the comfort of the saddle and the bars and the stability of the bike under load (especially crawling up devil’s staircase – the sign says 25% if you’re not familiar with it).

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One thought on ““The Kona Sutra is an awesome package”

  1. steve l says:

    i bought kona 2011 i love it i got about 300o miles on it or so ive been camping out with it and travling it is a beast it has taken care of me and i take care of it i call it green machine it hauls all my gear no problem 5 stars in my book im frome madision wis i dont see to many kona down here every body loves my bike time for me to head out and find camping spot till next time see you down road

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