The Sutra LTD represents the converging trajectories of mountain and road bike parts. The focus of the design and specification allude to its multi-surface capabilities. Do the Oregon Outback (and if you don’t know get Googlin’), ride that extra section of trail on the way home from work, do that gravel loop you’ve always wanted to do. Let the Sutra LTD be your steed (or mare).
The new Sutra geometry is based on our new CX geometry but uses a taller head tube and longer top tube as well as a 50mm offset fork to help improve tire clearance and limit toe overlap. The frame has a replaceable derailleur hanger on the rear dropout for unexpected issues during a trip, hidden fender eyelets inside the seatstays, and simple external cable routing for both shifters. The frame has two water-bottle bosses on the inside of the triangle and one on the underside. The new Sutra frame has a 1 ⅛" head tube and a newly designed fork has tapered blades for a more compliant ride, as well as forward-facing dropouts with two fender/rack eyelets and a set of water-bottle bosses in the low rider position for maximum rack compatibility. The seatstays on the Sutra have been thinned down slightly to help reduce chatter and provide a clean look. The Sutra frame uses slightly heavier gauge tubing than the Rove frame to provide a stiffer platform for heavier loads.
|Frame Material||Kona Cromoly|
|Sizes||S(46cm), S/M(48.5cm), M(52cm), M/L(54cm), L(56cm), XL(58cm)|
|Fork||Project Two Disc|
|Freewheel||SRAM XG1150 10-42 XD Driver|
|R/D||SRAM Rival One|
|Shifters||SRAM Rival 11|
|Brake Calipers||SRAM Rival|
|Front Brake Rotor||SRAM Centerline|
|Rear Brake Rotor||SRAM Centerline|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Rival|
|Stem||Kona Road Deluxe|
|Seatpost||Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona Clamp|
|Grips||Kona Cork Tape|
|Spokes||Sandvik Stainless Black 14g|
|Rims||WTB Frequency Team i23 Tubeless|
|Front Tire||Schwalbe Mondial 700x47c Folding bead|
|Rear Tire||Schwalbe Mondial 700x47c Folding bead|
|Paint Color||Matt Light Blue w/ Black & Off-White Decals|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||25” - 27”||64 - 69 cm||48||Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 28"||66 - 71 cm||49 cm||48/49/49.5||Small, Small Medium||Small, Medium|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 29"||69 - 74 cm||49/52/53 cm||49/49.5/51/53||Small Medium, Medium||Medium, Large|
|5'6" - 5'11"||168 - 180 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||53/54/56 cm||51/53/54/56||Medium, Medium Large||Medium, Large|
|5'10" - 6'3"||178 - 190 cm||31" - 33"||79 - 84 cm||56/58/59 cm||54/56/57/59||Medium Large, Large||Large, XL|
|6'2" - 6'5"||188 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||61 cm||59/61/63||Large, XL||N/A|
|Height/Inches||Height/Metric||Inseam/Inches||Inseam/Metric||Crosstrail||MTB Trail/Fat||All Mountain/Enduro||Gravity|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||24” - 27”||61 - 69 cm||Small||XS/Small||XS/Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 29"||66 - 74 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small||Small|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 30"||69 - 76 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'6" - 5'10"||168 - 178 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||Small, Medium, Large||Small, Medium, Large||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'9" - 6'0"||175 - 183 cm||30" - 33"||76 - 84 cm||Medium, Large||Medium, Large||Medium/Large||Medium/Large|
|5'11" - 6'2"||180 - 188 cm||32" - 35"||81 - 89 cm||Medium, Large, XL||Medium, Large, XL||Large/XL||Medium/Large|
|6'1" - 6'5"||185 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||Large, XL||Large, XL||Large/XL||Large|
The Sutra represents a deep part of our DNA. Our founders Dan and Jake got hooked on long-distance adventure cycling many years before the beginning of Kona, riding far and wide throughout North America and Europe. It was natural to start making a world-touring machine 10 years ago and then making it better every year. The 2016 edition features a new frame that’s loaded with everything you need to ride deep, far and forever.
Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.
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.
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.
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