Back in September 2017 we brought you news of the new Kona Process G2 lineup. The Process had been completely redesigned to include two wheel sizes in both alloy and carbon but there was one bike missing, a carbon version of the 29er Process. Wait no more, the Process 153 CR 29 is here and it looks like it was worth the wait!
Continuing on with the evolution of the Process lineup, Kona has announced two new carbon Process 29ers! Along with the release of these new bikes, the brand has also upgraded the spec for many of the builds across the range and lightened the frame weights on all aluminium G2 Process 153's.
Process 153 CR 29
The Process 153 CR 29 gets a 160mm RockShox Lyrik fork up front and a RockShox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair shock in the back the ride is buttery smooth. A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, Reverb Dropper and Guide R brakes round out this killer build.
Process 153 CR DL 29
The Process CR DL gets the wagon wheel treatment aboard WTB KOM Trail 29” rims. A RockShox Lyrik RC2 fork up front and Super Deluxe Debonair RCT shock in the back makes for the plushest of descents. Then there are SRAM Code brakes for maximum stopping power.
New bits for the rest of the range
Elsewhere across the rest of the range, Kona has shaved weight on its alloy frames and added some value on the specs. The aluminium framed bike, the Process 153 DL 29, is equipped with carbon rockers for strength and weight savings, a RockShox Yari 160mm Charger fork and Super Deluxe RC3 Debonair rear shock. Climb swiftly with SRAM’s NX/GX Eagle drivetrain and stop with confidence with Guide brakes and a 200mm front rotor. The DL also arrives tubeless ready and with a dropper post for £3,499.
The Process 153 29 is built to be affordable (£3,099) and handle everything a trail can throw at it. This year, the frame sheds a few hundred grams of weight and features 160mm of front travel via a RockShox Yari fork, and 153mm of rear travel is provided by a Deluxe RT Debonair shock. SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain, Guide T brakes, Maxxis tires and a dropper post round out the build.
Watch this video to hear more from Kona about the new bikes:
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