Mr. UPS dropped off…

… a Kona King Kahuna!


Kona King Kahuna, 29er, 19″ frame

Here are the specs:
Frame sizes: 16″, 18″, 19″, 20″, 22″
Frame tubing: Kona Race Light Scandium Butted
Rear Shock: N/A
Fork: Fox 32 F29 RL 80mm
Headset: FSA Orbit DL
Crankarms: Shimano SLX
Chainrings: 44/32/22
B/B: Shimano SLX
Pedals: Shimano M520 Clipless
Chain: Shimano Deore
Freewheel: Shimano Deore (11-34, 9spd)
F/D: Shimano SLX
R/D: Shimano XT Shadow
Shifters: Shimano XT
Handlebar: Kona XC/BC Deluxe Riser
Stem: Kona XC/BC Deluxe
Grips: Kona Race Light
Brakes: Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers: Shimano SLX Hydraulic
Front hub: FSA XC-290 Wheelset
Rear hub: FSA XC-290 Wheelset
Spokes: FSA XC-290 Wheelset
Tires: Maxxis Ignitor 29×2.1 Kevlar
Rims: FSA XC-290 Wheelset
Saddle: WTB Rocket V Comp Cromo
Seatpost: Kona XC/BC Deluxe
Seat clamp: Kona Clamp
Color: Grey Metallic/Pearl White


Fox 32 F29 fork and FSA XC-290 wheelset

The King Kahuna is the top of the line Kona hardtail. It is spec’d to be light weight with a scandium frame and durable, yet higher end, SLX and XT shimano components. The rest of the cockpit are Kona spec parts save for the saddle which is a WTB Rocket V Comp.

The Kona components are definitely not the normal black, silver or even white color. It is a reflective grayish-blue that definitely sets you apart from the norm. I’ve only got a couple of night pictures of the bike. When I get out on the trail, I’ll post up more pictures, especially pictures of the Kona spec components.


Some cockpit components (stem, handlebar, seatpost, grips) are by Kona. Going to get some looks!

We’ll be riding this bike throughout the tame winter months here in Southern California to give you a complete review.

In the meantime, check out the Kona King Kahuna here.

4 Replies to “Mr. UPS dropped off…”

  1. Is that THE Ryan K? How have you been? Oh dude, I have something for you! Next time you ride with us, let me know so I can bring it!

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