Kona has something new for 2012 called King Kahuna, which is also its first carbon 29er hardtail that guarantees a very fast ride. Along with its smart part spec, other features include a proprietary carbon weave, tapered headtube, and a stiff 142x12mm rear axle.
Designed both for speed and for toughness, the proprietary carbon fiber weave is a big plus to the King Kahuna. Featured by the bike’s mastered geometry are a low bottom bracket and short chainstays. The spec package makes the bike a certified all race, all speed machine.
Highlights of the spec package are SRAM X9 10-speed drivetrain, Avid Elixir 5 brakes, Easton XC 29er wheelset, and RockShox Reba RL 29er tapered with a 15mm thru-axle. Carefully designed and constructed, the 2012 Kona King Kahuna is an outstanding race-winning 29er mountain bike.