Kona’s New CoilAir, Dawg And One20
- Hop On A Magic Link Bike And Fresh ’09 Backcountry And Dual-Suspension Rigs -
KONAWORLD – Flying into 2009 with fast rigs that are ready for the dirt, the Kona Bike Co. has just the ride for you. The new CoilAir line of enduro/freeride bikes are back with the versatile Magic Link technology system and sweet graphics. The Dawg Series of backcountry dual-suspension bikes has been given a choice upgrade now with six-inches of front and rear travel and the new One20 trail bike platform fills the need for a light and fast XC machine with five-inches of travel.
Giving riders the best of both worlds when climbing and descending, the ’09 CoilAir Series of bikes is all about Magic – the Magic Link. In the never-ending struggle to find the balance between plush, active suspension and pedaling efficiency, Kona offers their revolutionary CoilAir Series of bikes, featuring the Magic Link suspension system. Refined for ’09, Kona’s focus with this series of bikes is to provide a ride that goes up as well as it goes down. The CoilAir platform features six-inches of relatively stiff, linear rear travel with steeper angles while climbing or pedaling hard. When descending, the bike automatically switches to a softer, more progressive 7.4 inches of travel with slacker angles and a lower center of gravity. It’s Magic. No levers or gizmos to tinker with; just “on-the-fly” changes as you ride. New for 09, the series features a tapered head tube for increased stiffness. Comes in three models: CoilAir Supreme, CoilAir Deluxe and CoilAir.
The Backcountry dual-suspension Dawg Series of bikes are lighter, stronger and faster than ever before. New for 09, the Dawg’s have been given an extra inch of travel – now six-inches – for a plusher, lighter, faster way through the mountains. The revamped frames feature light Scandium tubing and are stiffer in some places and more submissive in others – without compromising steering ability. If you’re looking for a rig that can take you 30 miles in a day through everything from burly to gentle terrain, then hop on a Dawg. Comes in four models: Dawg Supreme, Dawg Deluxe, Dawg and Dawgma.
A new platform of bikes from Kona for 09 is the One20 Series. Featuring five-inches (120 mm) of dual-suspension travel, the One20’s are the perfect bike for those who want a plush, light rig for XC pursuits, 24-hour races and overall trail riding. Scandium tubing on the Supreme and Primo and one-piece magnesium rockers throughout the line have improved the stiffness and ride characteristics of these high performance trail bikes. Comes in four models: One20 Supreme, One20 Primo, One20 Deluxe and One20.
About the Kona Bicycle Company:
The Kona Bicycle Company designs, manufacturers and distributes more than 80 models of purpose-built, high-performance mountain, road and urban bicycles. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Ferndale, Washington, USA, Kona bicycles are distributed worldwide in more than 60 countries through independent specialty bicycle dealers. Kona funds several professional road, mountain and cyclo-cross racing teams that include World Cup Champions, World Champions and National Champions. For more information check www.konaworld.com.