The Sutra is Kona's classic steel touring bike, with all the accoutrements you’ll need to set out on your dream trip. The Brooks B17 saddle and Shimano Deore drivetrain are complemented by the confidence-inspiring Hayes disc brakes and Schwalbe Marathon Mondial touring tires, giving you comfort and reliability over the long haul. Full-coverage fenders add to your happiness when life on the road turns wet, and a rear rack gives you loads of options when it comes to carrying gear. Whether it’s a weekend out of town or a summer on the open road, the Sutra is your ticket to freedom.
|Frame||Kona Cromoly Butted|
|Fork||Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc Touring|
|Rims||WTB STP i19 TCS|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
Front: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x40c
Rear: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x40c
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 73mm|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Alivio|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore SGS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Alivio 11-34t 9spd|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Cork Tape|
|Brake Levers||Tektro RRL-A|
|Brakes||Hayes CX Expert calipers w/Hayes L-Series 160mm/160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Leather|
|Seat Post||Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm w/Kona Clamp seat clamp|
|Accessories & Extras||Fenders w/ Mudflaps, Pannier Rack|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 46cm||841073122677||B18SU46|
|Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 48cm||841073122684||B18SU48|
|Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 52cm||841073122691||B18SU52|
|Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 54cm||841073122707||B18SU54|
|Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 56cm||841073122714||B18SU56|
|Gloss Royal Blue w/Grey & Orange Decals / 58cm||841073122721||B18SU58|
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1st the team at Mountain road cycle are great. Support your local bike shop! Now the bike, I did 224 miles in 4 days on the GAP trail fully loaded with camping gear and supplies. The Kona Sutra performed perfectly. Smooth and fun to ride on a trail or road. The steel frame (lifetime warranty!) absorbs the bumps and the 35c tires handle a wide range of surfaces (the bike can do up to 40c). Disk brakes and Brooks saddle are awesome. Comes ready to tour. Kona nailed this one.
I do a lot of road cycling. This bike, properly fitted for you, will be comfortable for many long distance rides. I like everything about the bike, except for a couple things. Toe overlap, was an issue right off the bat, so I removed the front fender, and reused it on another bike, that it fits. The front pannier rack was not mounted correctly, which I was able to correct by looking at the picture and remounting it properly. Because of the weldment plate addition to the front rack, it is not compatible with Arkel Cam lock system bags. I also think that because of the disc brakes and clearance issues, it is not possible to mount the front rack low enough. I may end up just removing it altogether and going with a small porteur style rack. With the side pull brake mounts already attached to the front forks, there are lots of options to get a better front rack. The rear rack, is outstanding. Absolutely love it and the way its mounted. Arkel cam lock bags work great on the rear rack. The front fender on the 2012 Sutra was just not long enough, but that appears to be remedied on the 2013 models. That's why I didn't give a second thought to removing it. An extra long hammered aluminum front fender will probably be what I go with on this bike.