ORIGINALS

Explosif

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OVERVIEW

The real-trail feel of steel, perfected geometry and carefully selected components explode in a fury of railing good times in the 2016 Explosif. The ideal bike for those who love a quick, tough, simple and fun ride. Perfect for technical singletrack and aggressive riding.

“Its lively acceleration and tight geometry begged for steez.” – Bike Magazine

Frame Features:
A from-the-ground-up re-think of our hardtail mountain bikes. First, we’re introducing size increments that ensure we hit every type of rider. Now you can get closer to having a custom fit between a size structure (S, M, L, XL) that’s consistent across our entire range of mountain bikes. New aspects of the geometry are related to the ride and handling, with slacker head tube angles, lower bottom brackets and shorter chainstays. The result is a more capable bike for more challenging terrain, without comprising speed and efficiency when under power.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Frame Material: Reynolds 520 tubing with tapered HT
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB i25 tubeless ready rims
  • Front Suspension: 120mm
  • Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm tapered
  • Crankset: RaceFace Æffect 1x
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 riser bar, Kona XC/Road 35 stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX
  • Tires: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm Tapered
Crankarms RaceFace Aeffect DM34
Chainrings 34t Wide/Narrow
B/B RaceFace
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X11
Freewheel Shimano XT 11-42t 11 spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D n/a
R/D Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Shifters Shimano XT
Brake Calipers Shimano SLX
Front Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano Deore 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35 Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips ODI Ruffian MX
Saddle WTB Volt Comp / Volt Comp 250
Front Hub Joytech QR15
Rear Hub Joytech 142x12
Spokes Sanvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr Black
Rims WTB ST i25 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
Rear Tire Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5x2.3"
Paint Color Matt Deep Purple w/ Orange-Dark Red Fade Decals
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 402 427 452 482
2 Stack 591 605 614 628
3 HT Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
4 HT Length 100 115 125 140
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 370 420 470 530
7 CS Length 420 420 420 420
8 BB Drop 42 42 42 42
9 Wheelbase 1093 1124 1153 1188
10 Front Center 677 707 736 771
11 Fork Length 509 509 509 509
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 583 612 640 674
14 Standover 665 710 750 800
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 15.8 16.8 17.8 19
2 Stack 23.3 23.8 24.2 24.7
3 HT Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
4 HT Length 3.9 4.5 4.9 5.5
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 14.6 16.5 18.5 20.9
7 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
8 BB Drop 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
9 Wheelbase 43 44.3 45.4 46.8
10 Front Center 26.7 27.8 29 30.4
11 Fork Length 20 20 20 20
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 23 24.1 25.2 26.5
14 Standover 26.2 28 29.5 31.5

SIZING CHART

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Asphalt CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm48SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.5Small, Small MediumSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/53Small Medium, MediumMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm53/54/56 cm51/53/54/56Medium, Medium LargeMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm56/58/59 cm 54/56/57/59Medium Large, LargeLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5"188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm61 cm59/61/63Large, XLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmallSmall
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 30" 69 - 76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'6" - 5'10"168 - 178 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cmSmall, Medium, LargeSmall, Medium, LargeSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'9" - 6'0"175 - 183 cm30" - 33"76 - 84 cmMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium/LargeMedium/Large
5'11" - 6'2"180 - 188 cm32" - 35"81 - 89 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XLMedium/Large
6'1" - 6'5"185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge/XLLarge

TECH

ORIGINALS MTB Trail, XC Trail

Introducing a new platform grouping for 2016: the Originals—our ever-evolving Kona staples that have graced millions of miles of trail the world over. From the cult flow of the fully rigid, singlespeed Unit, to the storied performance and reliability of the Cinder Cone, Blast, Explosif and Lana’i. These are the bikes that built our reputation. And we build them today with innovation that never sleeps and performance that makes the Kona Ride as sweet as honey.

REYNOLDS 520

From one of the world’s top cromoly manufacturers, 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.

2016 Reynolds 520 bikes: Paddy Wagon, Honky Tonk, Explosif, Unit

INTERNAL HEADSETS

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. 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 positive 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.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

12x142mm AXLE

12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. New for 2016, you’ll see the 12x148 standard in the mix, featured primarily on the new alloy Honzos. 12x148 provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Register a new 2016 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE
Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME
When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.

27.5" WHEELS

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. They are, quite literally, the best of both worlds, effectively increasing overall performance and rider confidence.

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  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCT 32mm stanchion fork
  • Crankset: Suntour XCE
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 11-34t 8-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona Aluminum riser bar, Kona Control stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc
  • Tires: Kenda Slant Six 27.5/26x2.1"
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  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: RockShox 30 Silver TK 100mm
  • Crankset: Shimano Alivio
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
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  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" / CrossMark 27.5x2.1"
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  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX19
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Tapered RockShox
  • Crankset: Shimano M521
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/Road stem, Kona Race Light grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic
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  • Crankset: Suntour XCE
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 11-34t 8-speed
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  • Front Suspension: 100mm
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  • Crankset: SRAM S600
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  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: WTB i25 tubeless ready rims
  • Fork: New redesigned Kona Cromoly rigid
  • Crankset: FSA
  • Drivetrain: 32x18 singlespeed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona XC/BC stem, Kona Race Light LOG grips
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