Think You’re Tough?
Top tube length
Head tube angle
Seat tube angle
34. 2 pounds
13. 75" (high)
6. 3" (front)
5. 9" (rear)
RockShox Lyrik R Coil
RockShox Monarch R HV
WTB ST i23 TCS ( 26")
Maxxis High Roller 2 ( 2. 4")
Avid Elixir 5
Kona XC/BC riser ( 29. 5")
SRAM X7 direct mount
SRAM X9 Type 2
SRAM 10-cog (11-12-15-17-19-22-15-28- 32-36)
23. 5 feet (per crank rotation)
4. 5 feet (per crank rotation)
Kona Wah Wah
Ready for landing: The Process is a versatile trailbike that
can’t wait to get on the gravity-assisted part of your loops.
Kona gives you plenty of stopping power, a fork that reminds
us why we miss riding coil springs and a frame that backs up
TRICKS, UPGRADES OR TIPS?
We used the platform pedals for the entire test without
complaint. If you do a lot of climbing, a clipless pedal
would be a sensible upgrade (but not mandatory).
RockShox offers fork springs in five different weights so
lighter or heavier riders can dial in their fork, but it
appears that Kona and RockShox have done their homework. Unless you are heavy or light for your height, you
shouldn’t have to mess with swapping springs.
The Process is simple to set up, and it should not require
a lot of attention to maintain. From its handlebar grips to
its tires, it doesn’t need a thing off the showroom floor.
The Process is ready to rock.
It is too much bike for smooth, rolling trails, but take
this baby to the rough world of big mountain riding and
you have a bike versatile enough to charge the descents and
then climb back up them. And, Kona has put it all together
at a great price. ;
Clean, simple and tough: Kona’s walking-beam, four-bar-linkage rear suspension, a direct-mount front derailleur and a