Kona Unit X - 2018
The Unit has long been our Reynolds 520 singletrack shredder, adaptable to a wide variety of purposes and only made more versatile with the addition of 27.5+ wheels. For the first time we’re offering a Unit with gears – a SRAM NX 1x11, to be specific – and we’re truly excited about the opportunities this opens up. Whether you’re looking for a fun-loving trail bike or a backcountry bikepacking rig, the Unit X is ready for action.
REYNOLDS 520 CROMOLY
Reynolds 520 tubes are mandrel-butted for accurate profiles and available in a wide range of shapes. Weight savings from butting provides competitively priced, light framesets that are noticeably compliant on the road or the trail, and are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
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.
44mm HEAD TUBE
44mm oversized heatubes allow us to run tapered steerer forks by using a large external lower cup headset bearing. The larger diameter steerer tube adds considerable stiffness and will increase responsiveness to the front end, improving all-around performance.
TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS
Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.
The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones.
- Frame Material: Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
- Wheel Size: 27.5+
- Wheels: WTB Scraper i40 Pinned TCS
- Fork: Kona Plus Fork
- Crankset: SRAM NX
- Drivetrain: SRAM NX 11spd
- Cockpit: Kona XC/BC Riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Key Grip
- Brakes: SRAM Level T
- Front Tire: WTB Ranger TCS 27.5x2.8"
- Rear Tire: WTB Ranger TCS 27.5x2.8"
- Saddle: WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)