Kona Process DL 2013 – First look

All-new enduro trail bike a taste of what's in store

Kona don’t launch their 2013 bikes until Monday morning (6 August) but their design guru Chris Mandell and communications guy Mitchell Scott dropped by the office to give us a look at one of the key bikes for next year, the Process DL enduro trail bike.


In Kona’s own words, they’ve “created a lightweight, efficient pedaling platform with geometry and 150mm travel frame features that inspire confidence while descending. Basically, the Tits Magee of all-mountain/enduro trail bikes. Versatility is the key word here—a bike with a host of subtle but innovative design cues makes the Process DL one of the most ridiculously fun bicycles we’ve ever made.”

It’s built from Kona’s lightweight 6069 aluminium and features a tapered headtube for improved stability (as is the case with much of their 2013 range), their Walking Beam 4-Bar Linkage, 12×142 rear axles and tubeless-compatible Stan’s Flow EX rims.

The Process DL will retail for £4,399 with the Process (same frame, lesser-specced) costing £2,599. The 2013 Kona website goes live on Monday morning at www.konaworld.com.

Kona Process DL

Process DL full specification:

  • Frame Material: Kona 6069 Aluminum Butted 150mm Travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus HV RC3
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC2 DH Dual Postion Air 160mm
  • Crankarms: SRAM XO
  • Chainrings: 24/38t B/B SRAM Press Fit GXP
  • Pedals: Kona Wah Wah
  • Chain: SRAM PC1091
  • Freewheel: SRAM XG1070 11-36 10 spd
  • Front derailleur: SRAM XO Direct Mount
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM XO Type 2
  • Shifters: SRAM XO
  • Brake Calipers: Avid XO Trail
  • Front Brake: Rotor Avid HS1 180mm
  • Rear Brake: Rotor Avid HS1 160mm
  • Brake Levers: Avid XO Trail
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57
  • Handlebar: RaceFace Atlast FR
  • Stem: RaceFace Atlas
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • Seat: Clamp Kona ClampGrips: Kona G-LOG
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Team
  • Front Hub: Stan’s 3.30HD 20mm
  • Rear Hub: Stan’s 3.30 142x12mm
  • Spokes: DT Competition Butted Black
  • Rims: Stan’s Flow EX
  • Front Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2 26×2.4″ EXO 3C
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2 26×2.4″ EXO 3C
  • Paint: Color Silver Anodized & Shot-Peened w/Black & White