For 2012, Kona Bikes has unveiled a new bike that is based on its cargo bike called Ute. Suitably called MinUte, this new machine is a more flexible and more affordable cousin of the Ute. What makes the MinUte a more agile utility bike is its deck, which is two-thirds the size of the Ute.
While the wooden load deck at the back of the Minute is smaller than the Ute’s, it takes pride in its 136kg maximum capacity. The MinUte comes with its own set of panniers, as well as low 16-speed gearing, a swept back HandPlant handlebar, and front and rear mechanical disc brakes.
Featuring a considerably shorter wheelbase than that of the Ute, the 2012 Kona MinUte City Bike is easier to maneuver, park, and store. Just like its big brother Ute, the MinUte offers an upright riding position and is available in two sizes.