Kona Introduces the New Comfort Endurance Titanium Esatto – Exacting Road Performance

Drawing on our long-standing relationship with titanium, coupled with a distinct want by our designers to do road a little differently, we introduce the Esatto. Esatto, as in exactly, precisely, accurate as Italian road aficionados like to say. Featuring geometry tuned to Fondo, gravel grinder and endurance riding, it incorporates taller headtubes and shorter top tubes while delivering the trademark Kona Ride known for performance combined with perfectly balanced handling. The Esatto is made in 6 sizes (49, 52, 54, 56, 59, 61) to provide excellent fit while inspiring confidence and creating comfort along the Neverending Road.

Throughout the testing process, product manager Pat White knew he was onto something good: “The bike descends and corners impeccably. It’s an absolute joy on twisty, rough or even dirt roads. While our Zone and Zing road bikes deliver pure aggressive climbing and sprinting capabilities for the most efficient in power transfer, the Esatto is made for those long exploratory rides that you want to go on forever. This might be one of the best road bikes we’ve ever made.”

This being the first Ti road bike we’ve ever designed, how does the Esatto fit into Kona’s fast-growing fleet of road bikes? The main difference from our closest model when it comes to performance and fit—that being the Zone, which we categorize as Endurance Race—the Esatto falls under our new Endurance Comfort platform. Essentially, a unique road bike catering to the discerning road cyclist who primarily values body fit and comfort but still wants a machine that performs flawlessly.

Frame Highlights:

  • Hand-built by Lynskey in the USA
  • 3/2.5 seamless Ti material
  • Tapered HT (integrated HS design)
  • Ovalized DT and chainstays
  • New Endurance Comfort geometry
  • Kona Carbon monocoque fork with slight curve for smooth and compliant ride
  • Full fender and 28c tire clearance (up to 32c without fenders)
  • “Invisible” removable fender attachment eyelets

Bikes are available for purchase with your authorized Kona Dealer. US frame & fork retail is $2499, Canadian frame & fork retail is $2699.

Road product manager Pat White’s cherry built Ti Esatto prototype.

The first Esatto production run at Lynskey, the long, tapered headtube gives the Esatto its Endurance Comfort geometry, while still retaining great handling and performance.

Sweet laser-etched graphics.

To order your own Esatto frameset, contact your local Kona dealer.