If you’re looking for a bike that is a little bit XC and a little bit rock n’ roll, look no further than the Hei Hei. Our Race Light 6061 Aluminum frame has been perfectly designed to be fast and strong. A 120mm RockShox Revelation RC DebonAir fork keeps things controlled on the front end while a Monarch RL Solo Air rear shock provides 100mm of travel and keeps the back end in check. A Shimano SLX/Deore 12-speed drivetrain is a perfectly durable and price-friendly option to keep the Hei Hei at the forefront of the most-wanted aluminum XC steeds.
Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
Kona Race Light 7005 and 6061 are lighter, more performance-oriented fabrications of our 7005/6061 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 are custom butted to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness.
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.
Fuse Independent Suspension
The Fuse Independent Suspension is designed to be as lightweight and efficient as possible, oriented specifically for the demands of the modern XC trail rider. Like all of our suspension platforms, the Fuse IS is designed around a single pivot with a predictable leverage ratio for a responsive, snappy feel. Built for our Hei Hei platform, the frame features a seat stay that relies on small degrees of frame flex rather than a pivot at the seat and chainstay junction. The result is an efficient, laterally stiff suspension system that takes weight savings to a new level.
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.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted 100mm Travel|
|Fork||RockShox Revelation RC DebonAir 100mm Tapered|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RL Solo Air|
Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i27 TCS 2.0|
|Hubs||Shimano Center Lock|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon EXO TR DUAL 29x2.25"|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano PF92|
|Chain||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore 10-51t 12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Handlebars||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore w/Shimano RT30 180/160mm (centerlock) rotors|
|Seat Post||Trans-X Dropper Internal 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.