2013 Kona Taro 29 Hardtail Trailbike



 

 

Kona Taro Alluminum 29er Hardtail trailbike-2013

For the next season Kona has added an aluminum sibling to go along with their Honzo 29er steel trail bike, they’re calling it the Taro.

The new Kona Taro 29er bikes get their attitude straight from their steel 29″ wheel brother, but this ride shown above utilizes a 6061 alloy 29″ frame and geared dropouts, no single speed option. But Kona kept the same shorter chain stay and slacker head tube, that locks in at 68 degrees. Though the chain stay length compared to the Honzo is slightly longer at 16.5 inches vs. 16.3 on the steely.

These 29″ bikes have excellent stand over capabilities. Developed with a focus on technical aggressive mountain biking, the newest ride also has a similar spec kit as the Kona Honzo 29, one that is very focused on getting the most out of gnar single track, without pulling from the walllet.

The complete Kona 29er bikes include a 1×9 drive train with a front Rock Shox Sektor 120 mm fork and a price of $1,299 USD.

Frame hard tail 6061 Alloy Butted
Sizes Available S, M, L, XL
Front Fork Rock-Shox Sektor 120mm
Crankarm FSA Step Up
Chainring 32t
Bottom Bracket FSA Platinum ISIS
Pedal Kona Jack-Shit
Chain KMC HG53
Freewheel Shimano Deore 12-36t 9 speed
Front Derailleur E*thirteen LS1+ No Taco
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Shifter Shimano Alivio -right side only
Brake Caliper Avid Elixir 1
Front Brake Rotor Avid G2 Clean Sweep 180mm
Rear Brake Rotor Avid G2 Clean Sweep 160mm
Brake Lever Avid Elixir 1
Headset FSA NO.10-No.7B-44
bar Kona XC-BC
Stem Kona XC-BC
post Kona Thumb
Seat Clamp Kona QR
Grip Kona G-LOG
Seat WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Formula 20mm thru-axle
Rear Hub Shimano M475
Spokes Stainless 14 guage
Rims WTB SX23
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 29×2.4″ EXO
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 29×2.25″ EXO
Color Matt Grey w/Lime & Black
UNITS SIZE C-T TTH STA HTA RC FC WB FL OF BB-D BB-H SO HT BB-S FD STACK REACH
inches S 16 23 74.5° 68° 16.5 27.1 43.4 20.8 1.8 – 2.6 12.2 31.5 3.9 73 N/A 25 16
inches M 18 24 74.3° 68° 16.5 28.1 44.3 20.8 1.8 – 2.6 12.2 32.3 3.9 73 N/A 25 17
inches L 18.8 25 74.3° 68° 16.5 29.1 45.4 20.8 1.8 – 2.6 12.2 32.8 4.3 73 N/A 25.3 17.9
inches XL 20 26 74.3° 68° 16.5 30.1 46.3 20.8 1.8 – 2.6 12.2 33.3 4.3 73 N/A 25.3 18.8