E-SPOTLIGHT: KONA REMOTE 160 TRAIL BIKE
160 Trail Bike
The Remote 160 likes to be pushed hard and is happy to take big hits, thanks to the 38mm stanchions used on the RockShox Zeb fork. In the rear, Kona went with a RockShox Super Deluxe Select shock. The big news with the Remote is the move to 29-inch wheels, which brings more forgiving characteristics through the rocks and stutter-bump sections of trail.
You’ll find extra-tacky Maxxis Assegai 2.5-inch tires front and rear. While these tires are narrow for an e-bike, they offer quicker response to rider input. Outfitted with SRAM components, including Code brakes, an NX-Eagle 11-50t 12-speed cassette with a GX derailleur, and an NX 1 click shifter.
“The Remote 160 likes to be pushed hard and is happy to take big hits…”
Kona offers the Remote 160 DL at $7300, as well as a lower-build version with the lower-line Shimano STEPS e7000 drive unit for $6300.