New Bike Discovery: Kona Bicycles New Process 134
Kona Bicycles New Process 134
It’s hard to explain the amount of time and energy that goes into creating a new bike. Suffice it to say, it’s a lot. The Process 134 is the culmination of years of design, testing, failures, lessons learned, more testing, hooting and hollering through the woods, and eventually high fiving with a stunned look of, “Woah! That was awesome!” smacked across your face.
The Process name has been with Kona the last six years, so we wanted to ensure the 134 fit everything we love about the current lineup but also brought something really fresh and fun to the mix. We’ve put just the perfect amount of travel, just the right geometry, and given riders a choice between variations of frame material, frame size, and wheel size to choose from. We truly believe this is a bike for everyone.
The Process 134 CR DL 29 represents two and a half years of design iterations, mechanical engineering, and real-world testing. Born from the beloved Process 111, it ticks all of the longer/lower/slacker boxes while still maintaining the classic Kona feel of really freaking fun. A carbon frame features a 140mm RockShox Pike Ultimate RC2 fork up front, a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock and a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. With a build this sweet the 134 CR DL leaves nothing to be desired.
The Process 134 CR 29 is the shorter travel carbon 29er that you’ve been waiting for. This truly do-everything bike features 140mm of travel up front and 134mm in the rear, supplied by a Fox Performance 34 fork and Performance Elite DPX2 rear shock. A RockShox Reverb with 1x lever and super deep insertion depth makes this pony ready to rip out of the box!
All the bang for a little less buck the Process 134 DL 29 has the bells and whistles to make this bike sing. A RockShox Pike Select fork and highly tunable RockShox Deluxe Ultimate trunnion mounted shock keep the ride plush and playful, while a SRAM GX/NX Eagle drivetrain makes the climbs a breeze! Paired with our legendary Process geometry, the 134 DL 29 is perfect anytime anywhere!
The Process 134 29 is a super versatile bike for a great price. We’ve put the money where it matters with this build to ensure every ride is as good as it gets. A SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain makes quick work of climbs, while a RockShox Recon RL fork and a RockShox Deluxe Select rear shock smooth out all the bumps. All-new WTB ST i30 TCS rims are strong and light, which helps keep the big wheels turning quickly.
The Process 134 DL 27.5 is the smaller-wheeled sibling to our Process 134 DL 29. Built around a Kona 6061 aluminum frame, it features the same high-end components, including RockShox’s all-new Pike Select 140mm travel fork and Deluxe Ultimate rear shock. Our improved anti-squat and a SRAM GX/NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain make climbing a breeze. The Process 134 DL 27.5 is the perfect go-everywhere bike.
We’ve built the Process 134 27.5 to be the go-to ride for people who prefer the 27.5-wheel size. Its affordable build puts the money where it matters most—in the suspension, brakes, and drivetrain. A 140mm RockShox Recon RL Motion Control Solo Air fork and Super Deluxe rear shock complement the leverage curve designed for shorter travel. A SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain provides ample gearing for big climbs. Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR tires are wrapped around WTB ST i30 rims, ensuring excellent traction on any trail.
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