Project Description

For roads, paths, tracks, and everything else the big, wide world of bike touring has on order, Kona makes the Sutra. Featuring a new frame that’s loaded with everything you need to ride deep, far and forever.

Frame Features:
The new Kona Sutra geometry is based on Kona’s 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 to simplify the front end. It also features a new fork design that 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.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
  • Wheels: WTB SX19
  • Fork: Project Two Disc
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Alivio 11-34t 9-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona Road bar, Kona Road stem, Kona cork tape
  • Brakes: Hayes CX Expert
  • Tires: Clement Xplor’r MSO 700x40c
  • Saddle: Brooks B17 Leather