Kona Lanai 27.5" Mountain Bike 2020 - Hardtail MTB
The Lana’i could be considered the gateway mountain bike. For 2020 we’ve updated the geometry to match the new Hei Hei and given the bike wider, stiffer rims, better tire clearance, and a new Shimano 2x drivetrain. Offered in size XS with 26” wheels or S-XL with 27.5” wheels, there’s a perfect size for everyone. With a Shimano drivetrain, Tektro disc brakes, and a 100mm travel fork, the Lana’i is the perfect way to dip your toes in the dirt.KONA 6061 ALUMINUM - Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.INTERNAL HEADSET - Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.TAPERED HEAD TUBE - More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.27.5" WHEELS - The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more manoeuvrable and nimble than 29-inch ones.