The All-New Kona Process X range
The Process X And Process X DL are our answer to big days of gravity-fueled riding. Two carbon models feature 170mm/162mm front and rear travel, 29” wheels, and aggressive geometry ready to charge down the burliest of descents. While the Process X is the enduro/freeride bike designed with descents in mind, it is still able to pedal up big climbs to get you to the goods.
A 63.5° head tube angle paired with a reduced offset fork makes for aggressive descending, and a 77.5° seat tube angle puts the rider in a comfortable pedaling position when climbing. A shorter seat tube length allows for longer travel droppers across all sizes. Smalls and mediums run a 170mm post. Larges and Extra Larges run a 200mm post.
Both models feature 170mm of front travel ready to take the biggest hits.
162mm of rear travel keep things smooth across all terrain. The trunnion mounted shock allows for a full size bottle to fit in all frame sizes.
Chainstay length can be adjusted to 435mm or 450mm to achieve either a playful or hard charging ride. Shorter riders on smaller frames will find a better balance with the shorter chainstay setting and taller riders who have higher saddle heights and center of gravity may find more balance in the longer setting.
Both models feature clean internal cable routing. You’re also able to mount your brakes moto-style.
A flip chip allows you to run either a 29”or 27.5” rear wheel.
A custom downtube protector keeps bikes from wear and tear during shuttling.
Flush mounted ISCG tabs make mounting a chain guide easy.
Seven years ago, we introduced the Process to the world. It was a head-turner from day one with its aggressive geometry, pedaling efficiency, and ability to chew up descents like a mini downhill bike. Brand new this year is the longer-travel Process X. The Process 153s get a bit of love and revamped geometry and tubing that is a hybrid of the Process X and Process 134 making them lighter and more streamlined. For those hungry for the ultimate trail bike, the Process 134 lineup features seven bikes that ensure the perfect build exists for everyone. With 12 Processes, 3 different travel sizes, carbon, aluminum 29, and 27.5 wheels, we are confident there is a perfect Process for all riders.
Kona Process X DL
Flip Chip to allow for 29 or 27.5 wheels.
If the Undertaker rode a mountain bike, he’d undoubtedly ride the Process X DL. Aimed at nothing but ripping riders on the most technical of terrain, the Process X DL is a monster on the trails. A full carbon frame features the all-new RockShox Zeb Ultimate RC2 fork with 170mm of travel and a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock boasting 161mm of travel. A SRAM XO1 Eagle drivetrain provides maximum range when hitting the liaison stages between trails. We tossed on some ultra-burly Maxxis EXO+ casing tires—Assegai front and Minion DHR II rear—for the rough stuff. SRAM Code RSC brakes provide mega stopping power, but who needs brakes when you’re this busy hauling ass?
Kona Process X
The all-new Process X is coming in hot! This gravity-hungry machine features 170mm of front and 161mm of rear travel. With its full carbon frame, an adjustable wheelbase, and the ability to run a 29” or 27.5” rear wheel, the Process X can be customized to the perfect fit. A Shimano XT drivetrain keeps the shifting smooth while ultra-powerful four piston Shimano Deore brakes with 203mm rotors keep the speed in check. When you’re ready to rip, a Fox 38 Performance fork and Performance Elite DPX2 rear shock provide plush suspension. Chunky trails are no match for the front Maxxis Assegai EXO+ TR 3C and rear Minion DHR II EXO+ TR 3C tires.