ORIGINALS

Explosif Ti

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OVERVIEW

The spectacular ride feel, compliance, lightweight, liveliness, and comfort of Titanium come to life in a long-time Kona classic: the Ti Explosif. Also available as a 27.5-inch-wheel aggressive cromoly Trail bike, the frame-only Titanium version comes straight from the pros at Lynskey Performance Designs and features the same geometry as its cromoly brother: 68 degree head tube angle, short 420mm chainstays and wicked standover. The result is a lightning-quick, feather-light, fun-as-hell Kona hardtail built to rage technical singletrack from the US to the UK and beyond.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Seemless 3-2.5 Titanium
  • Modular dropout system that allows for SS, 135x10, 142x12
  • Manufactured in the USA by Lynskey
  • 44mm headtube

SPECIFICATIONS

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 386 409 431 454
2 Stack 607 617 626 635
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 115 125 135 145
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 381 432 483 533
7 CS Length 420 420 420 420
8 BB Drop 42 42 42 42
9 Wheelbase 1078 1104 1130 1157
10 Front Center 661 687 713 740
11 Fork Length 509 509 509 509
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
13 TT Length 572 597 622 648
14 Standover 750 780 810 845
  Size 15 17 19 21
1 Reach 15.2 16.1 17 17.9
2 Stack 23.9 24.3 24.6 25
3 HT Angle 68 68 68 68
4 HT Length 4.5 4.9 5.3 5.7
5 ST Angle 73 73 73 73
6 ST Length 15 17 19 21
7 CS Length 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
8 BB Drop 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
9 Wheelbase 42.4 43.5 44.5 45.6
10 Front Center 26 27 28.1 29.1
11 Fork Length 20 20 20 20
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5
14 Standover 29.5 30.7 31.9 33.3

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.

3-2.5 TITANIUM

At Kona we only use 3-2.5 Titanium, an incredibly strong and lightweight metal consisting of 3 percent aluminum, 2.5 percent vanadium, and 94.5 percent pure titanium. Excellent fatigue life, lightweight property consistency, form-ability, and corrosion resistance are but a few of the reasons we use 3-2.5. Our titanium frames, aside from the Honzo Ti which is made in Taiwan, are manufactured in Tennessee, U.S.A. by Lynskey Performance Designs, one of the top titanium fabricators in the world.

2016 Ti bikes: Honzo Ti, Raijin Ti, Explosif Ti, Esatto Ti, Rove Ti

COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE

Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. Quick, aggressive in corners, easy to maneuver and laterally stiff.

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.

44mm HEAD TUBE

44mm oversized heatubes allow us to run tapered steerer forks by using a large external lower cup headset bearing. Primarily used on our Titanium and Cromoly models, where tapering the frame material of the headtube is prohibitive, 44m headtube allows us to include of the precise steering and frame stiffness associated with a tapered steerer fork.

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.

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