Kona Lava Dome - 2018
Making bikes that are dependable, capable and built for everyday riding is what we are known for. Based on a renowned XC frame that is light, durable and fun, the Lava Dome, with its big 29-inch wheels, is just as capable on trails as it is bombing around banged-up streets. Consider this your SUV of the bicycle world.
KONA 6061 ALUMINUM
Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.
Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.
- Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
- Wheel Size: 29
- Wheels: Double Wall alloy
- Front Suspension: 100mm
- Fork: Suntour XCT HLO Coil Spring 100mm
- Crankset: Suntour XCE
- Drivetrain: Shimano Altus 8spd
- Cockpit: Kona XC/BC Riser bar, Kona XC stem, Kona Key Grip
- Brakes: Tektro HDM285
- Front Tire: WTB Trail Boss 29x2.25"
- Rear Tire: WTB Trail Boss 29x2.25"
- Saddle: Kona XC