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Kona Process 134 AL 29" Mountain Bike 2021 - Trail Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

For those looking for the perfect mountain bike to take on tough trails that won’t destroy your budget, look no further than that Process 134 29. We’ve put the money where it matters with this bike. The new Deore 11-speed wide-range drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes bring that classic Shimano feel to your ride. A RockShox Recon RL fork and Deluxe Select rear shock provide ample control when the hits get tough and when traction is key, the new Maxxis Dissector 2.4” WT rear tire is sure to keep you on track.

Key Features:

  • Kona 6061 Aluminum

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

  • Internal Headset

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.

  • 12x148mm Axle

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. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

  • 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.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 134mm Travel
Fork:RockShox Recon RL Motion Control Solo Air 140mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
Rear Shock:RockShox Deluxe Select Trunnion
Headset:FSA No.57B
Stem:Kona XC/BC 35
Bars:Kona XC/BC 35
Front Brake:Shimano RT30 180mm
Rear Brake:Shimano RT30 160mm
Brake Lever:Shimano MT201 Hydraulic
Rear Mech:Shimano Deore 11spd
Shifters:Shimano Deore 11spd
Speed:11
Rims:WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0
Front Hub:Shimano 110x15mm
Rear Hub:Shimano 148x12mm
Spokes:Stainless Black 14g
Front Tyre:Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR DUAL 29x2.5" WT
Rear Tyre:Maxxis Dissector EXO TR DUAL 29x2.4" WT
Seat Post:Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal 31.6mm
Saddle:Kona Trail
Chainset:30t
Bottom Bracket:Shimano Deore
Chain:KMC X11
Cassette:Shimano Deore 11-50t 11spd
Pedals:Not Included

Process 134 Sizing & Geometry

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Kona Process 134 2021 Sizing

Frame Size

Height (cm)

Height (feet)

S

152 – 170

5’0 – 5’7”

M

157 - 175

5’2” – 5’9”

L

175 – 180

5’9” – 5’11”

XL

180 – 196

5’11” – 6’5”

 

Kona Process 134 27.5 2021 Geometry

SIZE

XS

S

M

L

XL

ST LENGTH

360

385

410

450

485

TT LENGTH

537

567

596

625

664

REACH

400

425

450

475

510

STACK

585

595

605

615

626

STANDOVER

674

687

712

712

711

HT ANGLE

66

66

66

66

66

HT LENGTH

116

127

138

149

160

ST ANGLE

76.8

76.6

76.5

76.3

76.2

CS LENGTH

425

425

425

425

425

BB DROP

12

12

12

12

12

BB HEIGHT

343

343

343

343

343

WHEELBASE

1131

1160

1190

1219

1259

FRONT CENTER

706

735

765

794

834

FORK LENGTH

532

532

532

532

532

FORK OFFSET

46

46

46

46

46


Kona Process 134 29 2021 Geometry

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

ST LENGTH

385

410

450

485

TT LENGTH

569

596

625

664

REACH

425

450

475

510

STACK

601

605

615

625

STANDOVER

715

725

725

725

HT ANGLE

66

66

66

66

HT LENGTH

93

98

109

120

ST ANGLE

76.5

76.5

76.3

76.2

CS LENGTH

427

427

427

427

BB DROP

33

33

33

33

BB HEIGHT

342

342

342

342

WHEELBASE

1159

1186

1216

1255

FRONT CENTER

734

761

791

830

FORK LENGTH

551

551

551

551

FORK OFFSET

51

51

51

51


What size frame do I need if I am between sizes? - read here 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike

 

 


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
 Shimano LogoSRAM Logo
Professional
11
XTR Di2
12
XX1 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle

12
X01 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle
 
12
XTR
11
XX1

11
X01
 
11
XT Di2
 
Enthusiast
12
XT
 
11
SLX
10
GX
 
10
Deore
11
NX
Entry
9
Alivio
12
SX Eagle
Eagle
 
9
Acera
9-10
X9
 
9
Altus
9-10
X7
 
7
Tourney
7-10
X5

 

 


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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