Kona Blast - 2019

Kona Blast
$999.00
Color:
Matte Desert Tan
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Details

The Blast dabbles deeper into mountain biking’s trends. With a Shimano 1x drivetrain, tubeless ready rims, a Rockshox air sprung fork, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and 27.5-inch wheels, the Blast steps it up, ensuring you have the confidence needed to tackle tougher trails.

Specs

Frame Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted
Fork RockShox 30 Silver TK Solo Air 100mm
Headset FSA No.57B
Axles Front: 100x9mm
Rear: 135x10mm
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i29 TCS
Hubs Formula
Spokes Sandvik Stainless Black 15g fr / 14g rr
Tires WTB Trail Boss 27.5x2.25"
Crankset FSA Alpha Drive 1x
Chainrings 28t
Bottom Bracket FSA 7420
Chain KMC X10
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano Deore 11-42t 10spd
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Kona XC/BC Riser
Tape/Grips Kona Key Grip Slip on
Stem Kona XC
Brake Levers Shimano Hydraulic
Brakes Shimano Hydraulic, 180mm/160mm rotors
Pedals Kona JS2
Saddle Kona XC
Seat Post Kona Thumb 31.6mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Matte Desert Tan / X-Small 841073126576 B19BL00
Matte Desert Tan / Small 841073126583 B19BL01
Matte Desert Tan / Medium 841073126590 B19BL03
Matte Desert Tan / Large 841073126606 B19BL05 6133
Matte Desert Tan / X-Large 841073126613 B19BL06

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Durable  (4)
  • Good Geometry  (2)
  • Great Components  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)

Cons

  • Cheap wheels 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (4)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Single Track 
  • ALL Mountain 
  • Descending 
  • XC and XC Racing 
  • Commuting/City 
  • Racing 
  • Technical Riding 
  • Casual Riding 
  • Climbing 

REVIEWS

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5

It truly is a blast.

By 

from San Francisco,CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Smooth And Comfortable
  • Handles Flawlessly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I have this bicycle less than a month. I've been riding on a road trails and couple times on dirt trails. So far No cons for this Blast as it makes tribute to its name.

    5

    wow funtastic on two wheels

    By 

    from Kelowna. B.C.

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • All That I Needed And Mor

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      this bike got a lot of very positve comments.from coworkers, and other commuters alike. It got me to and from work in all types of weather rain wind snow and sunshine. we even went to the hills and chased gravity. it was a whole lot more tha i expected for the cost. nothing negitve.

      5

      Fantastic, light and fast!

      By 

      from Maryland

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Light plastiformed frame
      • Durable
      • Quick Kona Geometry
      • Versatile
      • Components work great
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cheap wheels

      Best Uses

      • XC and XC Racing
      • Mountain Biking
      • ALL Mountain

      Comments:

      I love this bike!! Looked around at Giant, Trek, you name it. The Blast had the equipment package of Giants and Treks that cost about $300 more, and it's lighter and looks better. I chose it over the Cinder Cone because I liked the brakes better, plus the blue and white color scheme is gorgeous in person. An unfortunate side effect is that I'm constantly cleaning the bike to make it look clean, but then it'll probably last longer! I've ridden this bike several times through the Frederick watershed here in MD, many trails of which are miles and miles of nothing but rock gardens. This bike takes them like a champ! Other than regular chain lubes and maintenance I've had zero issues mechanically with the bike. The parts all work together in concert great. Switch the pedals out for some Kona Wah Wahs or Jack Sh!ts and the bike is nearly perfect. I'd also recommend a better wheelset, the Alex rims really let the bike get up and moving quick but I managed to break one in a crash. Kudos to Kona however for replacing it free. You'll need wider rims if you want to put larger rubber than the 2.1 Aspens that are included. I've relegated the stock rims to gravel trails, fast XC tracks and put some wider Shimano rims with beefier Maxxis Ardents for my all mountain type rides.

      5

      Kona Blast is a BLAST

      By 

      from Oshawa Ontario

      About Me Weekend Warrior

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Great Components
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Single Track
        • Technical Riding
        • Descending

        Comments:

        I absolutley love this bike after riding a rigid fork for the past 10 years I wonder why I waited so long to spend my money, I will be doing less road work and more trails for sure. I decided to by a guys bike as that is what Iam used to and the Blast felt like home!

        5

        Blast

        By 

        from walingford,Ct

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Geometry
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Great Components

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Casual Riding
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I've had this bike for about a year it's a "blast". For the price you get a great shox decent cranks and awsome tires. these brakes work better than the ones on the Specilied hardrock. The only thing I did to mine was i put azonic bars on it.

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