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Kona Blast
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver
  • Color: Matt Lime/Black/Silver

Kona Blast

2017

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$1,099.99
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2017 Kona Blast

Kona's Blast is perfectly named, since it's designed specifically for all-day fun. The moment you stomp on the pedals, the snappy, yet tough Race Light Aluminum frame leaps forward, looking for the next rough section of trail for the RockShox fork to tame. The fast-rolling and frisky 27.5-inch Maxxis tires love carving up singletrack, and you give them the go-ahead with a 27-speed Shimano drivetrain that can handle anything. Always one step ahead, Kona added internal dropper post routing for all-mountain versatility and clean lines. A pair of no-nonsense hydraulic disc brakes keep you and the Blast this side of oblivion while you pilot with a grin from a race-ready, Kona-outfitted cockpit.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
    Fork RockShox 30 Silver TK Coil Spring, 100mm travel
    Headset FSA No.57B
    Axles Front: 100x9mm; Rear: 135x10mm
    Rims/Wheels WTB SX 23
    Hubs Front: Joytech; Rear: Shimano
    Spokes Sandvik Black Stainless Steel: Front: 15g; Rear: 14g
    Tires Front: Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25; Rear: Maxxis Crossmark 27.5x2.1
    Crankset Shimano Alivio
    Chainrings 40/30/22
    Bottom Bracket Shimano ES300
    Chain KMC Z99
    Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Cogs Shimano Acera, 9-speed: 11-34
    Shifters Shimano Altus
    Handlebars Kona XC/BC Riser
    Tape/Grips Kona Race Light
    Stem Kona XC
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc, 180/160mm Center Lock rotors
    Pedals Wellgo Platform
    Saddle Kona XC
    Seat Post Kona Thumb 31.6mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matt Lime/Black/Silver / Small 00841073114092 B17BL01 17BKBLASTS
    Matt Lime/Black/Silver / Medium 00841073114108 B17BL03 17BKBLASTM
    Matt Lime/Black/Silver / Large 00841073114115 B17BL05 17BKBLASTL
    Matt Lime/Black/Silver / X-Large 00841073114122 B17BL06 17BKBLASTXL
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cheap wheels 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking  (4)
    • Road Biking  (2)
    • Climbing 
    • Casual Riding 
    • Single Track 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    It truly is a blast.

    By Chuy

    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.

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      5.0

      wow funtastic on two wheels

      By old commuter

      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.

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        5.0

        Fantastic, light and fast!

        By SgtBaxter

        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.

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        5.0

        Kona Blast is a BLAST

        By Cronie

        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!

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          5.0

          Blast

          By Kona Kid

          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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