Kona Zing Road Bike - New Gear

May 5, 2008

Not particularly known for their road bikes, Kona is more of a staple in freeride films and on the North Shore of Vancouver. Nonetheless, their road bike lineup offers an amazing value for what you're getting. carbon forks or even full-carbon frames mated to top-notch parts specs at competitive price-points and you've got yourself the Kona road bike lineup. The Kona Zing is the entry-level bike in the 4 bike lineup, which consists of the race-worthy, full-carbon King Zing, the still capable and still full-carbon Zing Deluxe, the competitive Zing and the old-school steel Kapu. Between all 4 bikes in the line, you've got full carbon, carbon/aluminum and full steel construction. I don't know of any other major bike line that has so much variety in their framesets, so there's something for everyone in this line. Specifically, the Zing is an awesome example of a competition-worthy, yet budget-friendly road bike. With a carbon fork mated to Kona's 7005 butted aluminum tubes, you've got a solid frame/fork combo and stellar parts spec for the $1199 MSRP. And, the Bianchi-esque champion blue color scheme will definitely stand out in a crowd. Highlights of the Kona Zing Components: Shimano 105 with an Ultegra rear dérailleur Wheelset: Mavic Aksium Frame: Kona 7005 butted aluminum Fork: Kona Carbon Sizes: 49, 53, 56, 58 and 61 cm MSRP: $1199 More Info: Specs I think you'd be hard-pressed to find another road bike with the components and build of the Kona Zing at such a competitive price-point. Kona's road bike lineup has been steadily garnering more and more attention and deservedly so. The Kona Zing won't break the bank, but delivers quality for not much money. More Info: Visit to See the Kona Zing

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