ROAD

At Kona, we like to do road a little different. We're not a pro tour bike company, nor do we have a wind tunnel. We do, however, ride a lot of road. We ride it to work, we ride it around mountain ranges, we ride it in the shoulder seasons, and we ride it across massive swaths that span entire countries. We ride road because it helps us go faster on our mountain bikes, and we ride it just for the pure joy of spinning out the most efficient machine ever invented. For 2012, we offer a unique collection of perfectly refined, application-specific road bikes that find beautiful balance between comfort, material, price and aesthetic.

zing deluxe

OVERVIEW

With masterful road geometry that strikes the perfect balance between speed and comfort, the Zing Deluxe is designed specifically for the budding cyclist who's looking to add a repertoire of road into their two-wheeled world. Built using amazingly efficient and light Kona Race Light 7005 Superplastic-formed tubing and featuring a Dedacciai carbon fork, the Zing Deluxe has a great component package that doesn't sacrifice quality in the effort of good value. Here's a road machine that loves lapping up the mileage.

DETAILED SPECS

Frame Material Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
Sizes SC49, SC53, SC56, SC59, SC61cm
Rear Shock N/A
Fork Kona Carbon Race by Deda
Crankarms Shimano M565
Chainrings 50/34
B/B Shimano
Pedals N/A
Chain Shimano CN5701
Freewheel Shimano CS4600 12-28 10 spd
F/D Shimano 105
R/D Shimano Ultegra SS
Shifters Shimano 105
Brake Calipers Tektro R-540
Front Brake Rotor N/A
Rear Brake Rotor N/A
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Headset FSA Orbit
Handlebar Kona Road
Stem Kona Road
Seatpost Kona Road
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle Selle Italia X2
Front Hub Shimano RS10 Wheelset
Rear Hub Shimano RS10 Wheelset
Spokes Shimano RS10 Wheelset
Rims Shimano RS10 Wheelset
Front Tire Continental Ultrasport 700x23c
Rear Tire Continental Ultrasport 700x23c
Paint Color Green/Green
Extras N/A
UNITS SIZE TTH STA HTA RC FC WB FL OF BBH SO HT BBS FD STACK REACH
mm SC49cm 535 74.5° 71.5° 408 589 985 367 44 264 732 125 68 34.9 530 386
mm SC53cm 550 74° 72° 408 596 993 367 44 267 765 150 68 34.9 552 390
mm SC56cm 565 73.5° 72° 410 606 1005 367 44 267 786 165 68 34.9 566 396
mm SC59cm 585 73° 72.5° 410 617 1017 367 44 270 811 185 68 34.9 584 406
mm SC61cm 605 72.5° 73° 413 627 1030 367 44 270 826 195 68 34.9 595 418
GEOMETRY LEGEND: RC = Chainstay Length BBH = Bottom Bracket Height
FC = Front To Center SO = Standover
TTH = Top Tube Length WB = Wheelbase HT = Head Tube Length
STA = Seat Tube Angle FL = Fork Length BBS = Bottom Bracket Size
HTA = Head Tube Angle OF = Fork Offset FD = Front Derailleur Clamp Size
Note: All Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice

TECHNOLOGY

Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum

Kona Race Light 7005 is a lighter, more performance-oriented fabrication of our 7005 Aluminum tubing. Designed to meet Kona's discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005 uses custom butting to create thicker tubes at weld areas and at important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frame set to lighten up the bike, providing the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness. The emphasis here is on performance, lightness and speed built the Kona way: a Kona Race Light 7005 bike will get you to the podium for years to come.

Sloping Toptube

Kona recognized the advantages of sloping toptube frame design right from the beginning. Designed by inaugural MTB-Hall-of-Fame legend Joe Murray back in 1988, the very first Konas were some of the first mountain bikes to feature sloping toptubes (STT). As a company we've stayed true to this philosophy, going so far as to pioneer the design in road bikes long before its benefits were understood by most of the industry. Because of the many positives STT design brings to overall bike performance and comfort, you'll find it today throughout our entire line of road, commuter and mountain bikes.

Here's why: Firstly, STT design allows the toptube to be lower, providing more room for correct positioning and free body movement and enabling more standover clearance, which is particularly useful on dual-suspension bikes that have higher bottom brackets. Riders have a more secure riding position, a real benefit when riding downhill sections.

Secondly, a big benefit of STT is a longer and more compliant toptube. As the top and downtube become more parallel, there's less triangulation, resulting in more compliancy. Not only is the frame stronger and more responsive, but it absorbs more shock than frames with horizontal toptubes.

Compact Rear Triangle

Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. The shorter rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. Our new Entourage short-travel downhill bike is a good example of an incredibly compact rear triangle. Our goal was to create a bike that was easy to jump and trick, and could also corner aggressively. With seatstays measuring just 415mm, we've created one of the most nimble short travel DH bikes in the industry.

Hydroformed Tubing

Hydroforming is a tube-shaping technology that uses high-pressure liquid to form the shape of a tube and align its grain structure. Quite simply, the technology delivers a sound structure and ride performance like no other tubing in the world. The process results in a seamless, continuous, aligned piece of metal-right down to the fiber structure itself.

Hydroformed tubing is especially advantageous at weld points where tubes can be flared to increase weld areas, adding strength without adding weight in the form of extra gussets. The result is a strong, flawless frame with great lateral stability, durability and responsiveness. Not to mention, it looks real sharp too.

Internal Headset

By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called zero stack), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. 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.

Kona Sizing and Fit

Sizing and fit have always been one of the main strengths of the Kona Ride. With more stock sizes available than any other bike company, our size scale is designed to be continuous from platform to platform and is easy to understand from the perspective of the consumer because our simplified system allows easy fine-tuning that creates a perfect marriage of bike and rider.

On our Trail/All-Mountain and XC Race bikes, we feature longer toptubes coupled with shorter stems and slightly shorter headset stack heights. The steps between sizes are at half-inch to one-inch increments, with up to seven sizes that can range from 14 to 22 inches on many models. In the asphalt range, size gaps are at even 15 to 20mm steps. There are still up to six sizes, from 46cm to 61cm on most models.

When it's called for, seat posts are either offset or straight to maximize the reach and power output of the rider. More importantly, our comprehensive bike sizing allows Kona dealers and riders to determine their fit more easily from model to model and category to category.

Lifetime Warranty

Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames and three years for electric pedal-assist frames.

During this warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner's manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

  • Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur
  • Shimano 105 shifters
  • Kona Road cockpit
  • Kona Carbon Race fork by Dedacciai
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