Kona Sutra - 2018

Kona Sutra
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
  • Color: Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals
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Details

The Sutra is Kona's classic steel touring bike, with all the accoutrements you’ll need to set out on your dream trip. The Brooks B17 saddle and Shimano Deore drivetrain are complemented by the confidence-inspiring Hayes disc brakes and Schwalbe Marathon Mondial touring tires, giving you comfort and reliability over the long haul. Full-coverage fenders add to your happiness when life on the road turns wet, and a rear rack gives you loads of options when it comes to carrying gear. Whether it’s a weekend out of town or a summer on the open road, the Sutra is your ticket to freedom.

Specs

Frame Kona Cromoly Butted
Fork Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc Touring
Headset FSA TH848
Axles Front: 100x9mm
Rear: 135x10mm
Rims WTB STP i19 TCS
Hubs Shimano Deore
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires Front: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x40c
Rear: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x40c
Crankset Shimano Deore
Chainrings 28/36/48t
Bottom Bracket Shimano 73mm
Chain KMC X9
Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore SGS
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano Alivio 11-34t 9spd
Shifters Shimano BarCon
Handlebars Kona Road
Tape/Grips Kona Cork Tape
Stem Kona Road
Brake Levers Tektro RRL-A
Brakes Hayes CX Expert calipers w/Hayes L-Series 160mm/160mm rotors
Saddle Brooks B17 Leather
Seat Post Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm w/Kona Clamp seat clamp
Accessories & Extras Fenders w/ Mudflaps, Pannier Rack

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 46cm 841073122677 B18SU46 6332
Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 48cm 841073122684 B18SU48
Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 52cm 841073122691 B18SU52
Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 54cm 841073122707 B18SU54
Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 56cm 841073122714 B18SU56
Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 58cm 841073122721 B18SU58

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4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bar End Shifters  (2)
  • Rear Rack  (2)
  • Brooks Saddle 
  • Comfy Contact Points 
  • Disc Brakes 

Cons

  • Inadequate Front Fender 
  • TOE OVERLAP 
  • Tricky Front Rack 

Best Uses

  • Touring  (2)
  • shopping 
  • Leaving Your Car At Home 
  • Commuting 
  • Commuting/City 
  • Road Biking 

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5

World Class Touring

By 

from Chagrin Falls Ohio

About Me

Pros

  • Lifetime Frame Warranty
  • Rear Rack
  • Brooks Saddle
  • Bar End Shifters
  • Steel Chromoly Frame
  • Hayes Disk Brakes
  • Schwalbe Tour 700x35c
  • Flared Drop Bars
  • Fenders

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Leaving Your Car At Home
    • Touring

    Comments:

    1st the team at Mountain road cycle are great. Support your local bike shop! Now the bike, I did 224 miles in 4 days on the GAP trail fully loaded with camping gear and supplies. The Kona Sutra performed perfectly. Smooth and fun to ride on a trail or road. The steel frame (lifetime warranty!) absorbs the bumps and the 35c tires handle a wide range of surfaces (the bike can do up to 40c). Disk brakes and Brooks saddle are awesome. Comes ready to tour. Kona nailed this one.

    4

    A good

    By 

    from Ohio

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Bar End Shifters
    • Rear Rack
    • Disc Brakes
    • Comfy Contact Points
    • Triple Crank

    Cons

    • Inadequate Front Fender
    • TOE OVERLAP
    • Tricky Front Rack

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • shopping
    • Road Biking
    • Touring

    Comments:

    I do a lot of road cycling. This bike, properly fitted for you, will be comfortable for many long distance rides. I like everything about the bike, except for a couple things. Toe overlap, was an issue right off the bat, so I removed the front fender, and reused it on another bike, that it fits. The front pannier rack was not mounted correctly, which I was able to correct by looking at the picture and remounting it properly. Because of the weldment plate addition to the front rack, it is not compatible with Arkel Cam lock system bags. I also think that because of the disc brakes and clearance issues, it is not possible to mount the front rack low enough. I may end up just removing it altogether and going with a small porteur style rack. With the side pull brake mounts already attached to the front forks, there are lots of options to get a better front rack. The rear rack, is outstanding. Absolutely love it and the way its mounted. Arkel cam lock bags work great on the rear rack. The front fender on the 2012 Sutra was just not long enough, but that appears to be remedied on the 2013 models. That's why I didn't give a second thought to removing it. An extra long hammered aluminum front fender will probably be what I go with on this bike.

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