PRECEPT

Precept 150

OVERVIEW

A brand new model for 2016, the Precept 150 has been added to the platform as a capable alternative to the Process 153. Geometry, suspension control and components have been incorporated to hold up to heavy trail abuse without hurting your pocketbook.

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 SX25
  • KIS Platform: Swinger Independent Suspension
  • Rear/Front Suspension: 150mm/150mm
  • Fork: RockShox Sektor Solo Air 150mm QR15
  • Shock: RockShox Monarch RT
  • Crankset: SRAM S1000
  • Drivetrain: SRAM PG1020 11-36t 10-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC riser bar, Kona 40mm stem, Kona S-LOG grips
  • Brakes: Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tires: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.40"
  • Saddle: Kona XC

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 150mm travel
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT
Fork RockShox Sektor Solo Air 150mm QR15
Crankarms Sram S1000
Chainrings 24/36t/Bash
B/B Sram Pressfit GXP 92
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel Sram PG1020 11-36t 10spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D Sram X5
R/D Sram X7 Type 2
Shifters Sram X7 Type 2
Brake Calipers Shimano
Front Brake Rotor Shimano 203mm (centerlock)
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano 203mm (centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano 506
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS NO.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC Riser
Stem Kona XC/BC
Seatpost KS Eten R
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grips Kona S-LOGKona S-LOG
Saddle Kona XC
Front Hub Shimano Deore QR15
Rear Hub Shimano Deore 142x12mm
Spokes Standard Stainless 14g
Rims WTB SX25
Front Tire Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.40"
Rear Tire Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.40"
Paint Color Matt Black w/ Cyan & Orange Decals
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 416 435 460 485
2 Stack 587 596 605 610
3 HT Angle 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
4 HT Length 105 115 125 130
5 ST Angle 76 75.0 75.0 75.0
6 ST Length 395 415 440 465
7 CS Length 425 425 425 425
8 BB Drop 10 10 10 10
9 Wheelbase 1137 1160 1189 1216
10 Front Center 712 735 764 791
11 Fork Length 541 541 541 541
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 567 591 620 648
14 Standover 725 725 725 730
  Size S M L XL
1 Reach 16.4 17.1 18.1 19.1
2 Stack 23.1 23.5 23.8 24.0
3 HT Angle 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
4 HT Length 4.1 4.5 4.9 5.1
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 10 10 10 10
9 Wheelbase 44.8 45.7 46.8 47.9
10 Front Center 28.0 28.9 30.1 31.1
11 Fork Length 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.3
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 22.3 23.3 24.4 25.5
14 Standover 28.5 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.

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.

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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Precept 120

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PRECEPT
  • 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
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MOUNTAIN Trail Enduro 27.5" Dual Suspension 120-140mm

Precept 130

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PRECEPT
  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX23
  • KIS Platform: Swinger Independent Suspension
  • Rear/Front Suspension: 130mm/140mm
  • Fork: RockShox Sektor Silver TK Solo Air 140mm QR15 tapered
  • Shock: Rockshox Monarch R DebonAir
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Acera 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC bar and stem, Kona S-LOG grips
  • Brakes: Shimano Acera
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25"
  • Saddle: Kona XC
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MOUNTAIN Trail Enduro 27.5" Dual Suspension 120-140mm

Precept 200

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PRECEPT
  • Frame Material: Kona DH 7005 Aluminum 200mm travel
  • Wheel Size: 26-inch
  • Wheels: Sun MTX33 sleeved
  • KIS Platform: Swinger Independent Suspension
  • Rear/Front Suspension: 200mm/200mm
  • Fork: RockShox Boxxer RC 200mm w/ 20mm DO
  • Shock: RockShox Kage R
  • Crankset: Truvativ Ruktion
  • Drivetrain: SRAM PG1020 11-36t 10-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona DH bar, Kona Direct Mount stem, Kona S-LOG grips
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
  • Tires: Maxxis DHF DH 26x2.5"
  • Saddle: Kona DH
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MOUNTAIN Gravity 26" Dual Suspension 160-200mm