When thinking about the mountain bike, our lineup of hardtails tells the story of more than three decades of innovation, durability, and good old-fashioned fun. While many of these names have been in the Kona lineup for decades, they’ve evolved with the times to be more efficient, better designed, and leaders in the hardtail category. We know people look to our hardtails as everything from gateway mountain bikes, to their daily shred machines, and are proud to offer a bike for a wide array of customers.
It’s called the Kahuna for a reason. This bike is the king of our classic hardtail lineup and it’s often the bike that makes people realize how awesome a mountain bike can be. With its confidence-inspiring progressive geometry, 29” wheels, and internal cable routing for an optional dropper post, the Kahuna is at home on your local singletrack or flow park. The 2021 Kahuna receives some nice upgrades with internal cable routing and new dropouts. Shimano’s new Deore 12-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes take the this bike to the next level.
The Mahuna strikes that perfect balance of mountain bike and all-around fun rig. Its 29” wheels easily roll over obstacles and provide a smooth, predictable ride. We’ve upgraded the fork to a 100mm RockShox Judy Silver and beefed up the brakes to Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. A Shimano 11-speed drivetrain makes quick work of tough hills ensuring the Mahuna is as fun going up as it is going down.
The Lava Dome is kind of like your best friend, but in bike form. It’s awesome in the dirt. It’s awesome to rally around town. It’s awesome poking around neighborhood singletrack, and it does it all in a dependable way. The 2021 Lava Dome features the new Microshift Advent 9-speed drivetrain with a clutch rear derailleur as well as sleek internal cable routing and dropouts. This year the 29” wheels get wider and stronger and can accept up to a 2.6” tire making it ready for everything in its path!
Much like its larger-wheeled sibling, the Mahuna, the Blast is the perfect all-rounder for the person looking to ride off-road or cruise around the backwoods bike paths. It features the updated RockShox Judy Silver TK Solo Air fork with 100mm of travel, as well as a Shimano Deore drivetrain and disc brakes. If you’re a fan of plus bikes, you can run up to 2.8” tires on the the WTB ST i27 TCS rims. The Blast is where the mountain meets functionality at a great price.
This Kona classic brings some of the finer things to light. The Fire Mountain is running the new Microshift Advent 9-speed drivetrain to keep things shifting smoothly and hydraulic disc brakes to stop on a dime. With adjustable 100mm of Suntour suspension and sturdy WTB tires aboard wider 27mm rims, the Fire Mountain helps build confidence off-road. Available for smaller riders in a 26”wheeled XS version and a 27.5” wheel for sizes S-XL.
We all remember our first mountain bike. For many of us it was a bike like the Lana’i. Affordable enough not to feel too risky but stocked with components that give you the freedom to explore off-road. The Lana’i features integrated Shimano shifters and brake levers to streamline the cockpit and is now available in three wheel sizes: 26″ for size XS, 27.5″ for S and M, and 29″ for L and XL. With a Shimano drivetrain, Tektro disc brakes and a 100mm travel fork, the Lana’i is the perfect way to dip your toes in the dirt.