The Process X is coming in hot! This gravity-hungry machine features 170mm of front and 161mm of rear travel. With its full carbon frame, an adjustable wheelbase, and the ability to run a 29” or 27.5” rear wheel, the Process X can be customized to the perfect fit. A Shimano XT drivetrain keeps the shifting smooth while ultra-powerful four piston Shimano Deore brakes with 203mm rotors keep the speed in check. When you’re ready to rip, a Fox 38 Performance fork and Performance Elite DPX2 rear shock provide plush suspension. Chunky trails are no match for the front Maxxis Assegai EXO+ TR 3C and rear Minion DHR II EXO+ TR 3C tires.
Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fiber has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, we place our efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibers are in the right places. Our designers work very closely with our manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability, and—finally—weight stipulations that we expect from our bikes.
Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
Tapered Head Tube
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.
Tubeless Compatible Rims
Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance, and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.
12x142mm, 12x148, and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted.
Beamer Independent Suspension
Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. The Operators are instilled with what our product managers like to call "pure shock movement," whereby the shock is protected from side load. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer IS is our version of greased lightning.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Size Small: 29-inch front / 27.5-inch rear
Sizes Medium – X-Large: 29-inch
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Kona Carbon 161mm Travel|
|Fork||Fox 38 Performance Grip Damper 170mm|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5 EP ZS|
|Rear Shock||Fox DPX2 Performance Elite Trunnion|
Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 370|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO+ TR 3C 29x2.5" WT
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO+ TR 3C 29x2.4" WT (27.5x2.4" WT size S)
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano PF92|
|Chain||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX 10-51t 12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano XT 12spd|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore 4 Piston w/Shimano RT66 203mm rotors|
|Seat Post||Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal w/ Shimano Lever 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.