PRECEPT

Precept 120

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OVERVIEW

Designed specifically for riders looking to step off of their hardtail and dive deeper into Trail riding. Taking design cues from our Process line, the Precept 120 offers a comfortable, confident, pedal-friendly frame design that’s fun on trails ranging from smooth to technical.

“Its performance reaches far beyond its price point.” – Switchback Magazine

Frame Features:
Featuring a new tubeset and fit geometry that matches the Process line, Kona’s 2016 Precept framesets now feature long reach, short stem, long front center, good standover and a compact rear triangle. The Swinger Independent Suspension platform also sees its leverage rate curve refined to improve overall performance: more consistent in the beginning, with an overall more intuitive and predictable feel.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX23
  • KIS Platform: Swinger Independent Suspension
  • Rear/Front Suspension: 120mm/120mm
  • Fork: Rock Shox XC 30 120mm
  • Shock: Fastrax
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Acera 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC bar and stem, Kona race light grips
  • Brakes: Tektro HDC-M291
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
  • Saddle: Kona XC

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 120mm travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock Fastrax
Fork Rock Shox XC 30 120mm
Crankarms Shimano Deore
Chainrings 22/32/44t
B/B Shimano Alivio
Pedals Wellgo Platform
Chain KMC Z99
Freewheel Shimano Acera 11-34t 9 spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D Shimano SLX
R/D Shimano Deore Shadow
Shifters Shimano Altus
Brake Calipers Tektro HDC-M291
Front Brake Rotor Tektro HDC-M291 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor Tektro HDC-M291 160mm
Brake Levers Tektro HDC-M291
Headset FSA NO.57B-1
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona Race Light
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Formula
Rear Hub Shimano M475
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 14g
Rims WTB SX23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
Paint Color Matt Dark Red & Black w/ Black & Silver Decals
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 416 435 460 485
2 Stack 596 605 610 619
3 HT Angle 68.0 68.0 68.0 68.0
4 HT Length 115 125 130 140
5 ST Angle 76.0 75.0 75.0 75.0
6 ST Length 396 415 440 465
7 CS Length 425 425 425 425
8 BB Drop 12 12 12 12
9 Wheelbase 1122 1145 1172 1200
10 Front Center 697 720 747 776
11 Fork Length 532 532 532 532
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 569 593 620 650
14 Standover 715 725 725 730
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 16.4 17.1 18.1 19.1
2 Stack 23.5 23.8 24.0 24.4
3 HT Angle 68.0 68.0 68.0 68.0
4 HT Length 4.5 4.9 5.1 5.5
5 ST Angle 76.0 75.0 75.0 75.0
6 ST Length 15.6 16.3 17.3 18.3
7 CS Length 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7
8 BB Drop 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
9 Wheelbase 44.2 45.1 46.1 47.2
10 Front Center 27.4 28.3 29.4 30.6
11 Fork Length 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 20.8 21.9 23.2 24.5
14 Standover 28.1 28.5 28.5 28.7

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

PRECEPT MTB Trail, Enduro, Gravity

It’s the ultimate quiver of dual suspension mountain bikes. One that takes design cues from our Process and Operator platforms and offers them in a more affordable package. Dual suspension mountain bikes that ride far beyond their price tag. Whether you’re diving into Trail, Enduro or Gravity riding, the Precept collection is your portal into the big, bright, beautiful world of dual suspension mountain biking.

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, affordable, 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, allowing us to fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

2016 Kona 7005/6061 bikes: Lana'i, Fire Mountain, Tika, Lava Dome, Mahuna, Kahuna, Stinky 24, WO, Shred, Process 111 DL, Process 111, Process 134 Supreme, Process 134 DL, Process 134, Process 153 DL, Process 153, Process 167, Operator 27.5, Shonky AL, Honzo AL, Honzo AL/DL, Coco, Shred 24, Shred 20, Hula, Makena, Jake 24, Big Rove AL, Rove AL, Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, Dewey, Dew , Precept 200, Ute, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150

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.

SWINGER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Featured on the recreational-oriented Precept line of mountain bikes, Kona’s Swinger configuration allows us to smartly increase standover and optimize the leverage rate for both Trail and Gravity riding in a way that we couldn’t have done with other configurations. It retains the same advantages and performance features as our other designs, but at a more affordable price.

2016 Swinger Independent Models: Precept 200, Precept 150, Precept 130, Precept 120

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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  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
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  • Drivetrain: Shimano Acera 11-34t 9-speed
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  • Rear/Front Suspension: 200mm/200mm
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