Kona Sutra 700c Frame 2015
It’s the ultimate touring bike. Featuring an incredibly well thought out Kona Cromoly frame that’s designed to deliver both comfort and performance for many thousands of miles, the Sutra comes loaded with all the tools needed for the Long Sweet Ride: fenders, rear rack and all the necessary components to foot the bill. The bike features a sturdy rear carrier and bar-end shifters for simplicity. The oversized 44mm headtube gives a more precise ride while the steel tubing keeps things plush and smooth. Our new touring/randonneur bar, the Wet Bar, features flared drops and a short reach to keep things comfortable.
These are the bikes made to go everywhere, imbued with the ability to turn you into an everywhere riding animal. From the deep snows of wintery climes to the warm sand of beachy ones to the big wild world of singletrack, gravel fire roads and bumpy pavement in between, in our ever-growing Freerange platform you’ll find exceedingly detail-oriented and well-designed bikes able to do it all. Ride free, good cycling person. Ride free.
For 2015, you'll find the simplicity, strength, comfort, resilience and playfulness of Kona Cromoly interspersed throughout our road- and mountain-bike platforms. Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.
COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE
Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. A more compact rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. The Honzo, Operator and Process 111 are good examples of 2015 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, easy to maneuver and laterally stiff.
The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. 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.
- Full butted Cromoly steel frameset
- Kona finishing fit
- Frame: Kona Cromoly
- Fork Material: Steel
- Steerer: 1 1/8"
- Front Derailleur Mount: Band On
- Bottle Cage Mounts: Double
- Dropouts: Non-Replaceable
- Mudguard Mounts: Yes
- Rear Rack Mounts: Yes
- Model Year: 2015