The 2020 Kona Process 153 is the latest version of a seriously fun mountain bike. There is now a 29″ wheeled version and eight different models in the range.

Who is it for?

The 2020 Kona Process 153 is an enduro bike. Therefore, it has lots of travel and great capability for taking on tough terrain. This bike is for those that ride the rough stuff and want to be grinning the whole time. These bikes are also really durable, so you have less chance of it letting you down mid ride.

Details

The 2020 Kona Process 153 has carbon or alloy options. In the past Kona have developed a great reputation for building very strong and durable frames. Each bike comes in really eye-catching colours, that look super cool.

The geometry is up to date with the modern figures. This means that it is low and slack, giving you excellent stability on fast, technical descents. The geometry isn’t as slack as other enduro bikes, but it will have a nimble and energetic feeling on the trail.

The rear suspension system, is a linkage tuned single pivot design. The rear shock is activated by a huge rocker that has a huge bearing. This give the bike a feeling of robustness, when you are charging over the rougher sections of trail.

You get 153mm of travel on the back end. It has a plush feeling and supports you well in the mid stroke. Other enduro bikes on the market do have a more progressive feel than the Kona Process 153. But, you do get a smooth and responsive ride.

The fork has 160mm of travel. There are different forks depending  on which model you choose, but most versions come with RockShox items.

You get the choice between 27.5″ and 29″ wheels to suit your own preferences. These are from WTB and are super strong and wide, without being too heavy. They are pretty easy to set up for tubeless too.

But the really good news is that every model comes with the SRAM Eagle 12 speed drivetrain. This means that you will find it much easier to get to the top of any trail before blasting down.

Dropper seat posts and SRAM brakes are all included too. For extra control, the Kona Process 153 is equipped with wide handlebars and short stems.

All in all, the choices of components Kona have made for the Process 153 are great and will not disappoint. They are durable and are ideal for the bike’s intended use.

RIde Characteristics

Fun, fast and capable. The 2020 Kona Process 153 will take you down the steepest of terrain and give you loads of confidence, due to its solid feel. It has a very playful feeling to it and will make you want to pop off everything you see. 

2020 Kona Process Models

Kona Process 153 29

2020 Kona Process 153 29

Specifications

  • Frame: Kona 6061 Aluminium Butted 153mm Travel
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC Motion Control DebonAir 160mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion
  • Rims: WTB ST i29 TCS
  • Tyres: Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR DUAL 29×2.5″ WT; Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR DUAL 29×2.4″ WT
  • Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX/SX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide T 4-piston brakes
  • Front Rotor: 200mm
  • Rear Rotor: 180mm
  • Handlebars: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Stem: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Saddle:  WTB Volt Comp
  • Seatpost: Trans-X Dropper Internal 31.6mm
  • Headset: FSA No.57B
  • Grips: Kona Key Grip

Kona Process 153 DL 27.5

2020 Kona Process 153 DL 27.5

Specifications

  • Frame: Kona 6061 Aluminium butted frame with Carbon rocker
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select, RC Charger, DebonAir, 160mm, tapered, 110mm spacing
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion
  • Wheelset: WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS
  • Tyres: Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 3C 27.5×2.5″ WT; Rear: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 3C 27.5×2.3″
  • Crankset: SRAM NX Eagle DUB
  • Cassette: SRAM NX-Eagle, 11-50T, 12 speed
  • Chain: SRAM SX-Eagle
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
  • Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm
  • Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm
  • Handlebars: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Stem: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp (Comp 250 size S)
  • Seatpost: Trans-X Dropper Internal 31.6mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS
  • Grips: Kona Key Grip

Kona Process 153 DL 29

Specifications

  • Frame: Kona 6061 Aluminium, butted, 153mm travel with Carbon rocker
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select, RC Charger, DebonAir, 160mm, tapered, 110mm spacing
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion
  • Wheelset: WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS 29”
  • Tyres: Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 29×2.5″ WT; Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 29×2.4” WT
  • Crankset: SRAM NX Eagle DUB
  • Cassette: SRAM NX-Eagle, 11-50T, 12 speed
  • Chain: SRAM SX-Eagle
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
  • Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm
  • Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm
  • Handlebars: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Stem: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
  • Seatpost: Trans-X Dropper Internal 31.6mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS
  • Grips: Kona Key Grip

Kona Process 153 CR 27.5

2020 Kona Process 153 CR 27.5

Specifications

  • Frame: Kona 6061 Aluminium, butted, 153mm travel with Carbon rocker
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select, RC Charger, DebonAir, 160mm, tapered, 110mm spacing
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select Plus Trunnion
  • Wheelset: WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS 29”
  • Tyres: Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 29×2.5″ WT; Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 29×2.4” WT
  • Crankset: SRAM NX Eagle DUB
  • Cassette: SRAM NX-Eagle, 11-50T, 12 speed
  • Chain: SRAM SX-Eagle
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
  • Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm
  • Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm
  • Handlebars: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Stem: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
  • Seatpost: Trans-X Dropper Internal 31.6mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS
  • Grips: Kona Key Grip

Kona Process 153 CR 29

2020 Kona Process 153 CR 29

Specifications

  • Frame: Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 Aluminium Chain Stays 153mm Travel
  • Fork: Fox Float 36 Performance 160mm Tapered 110mm Spacing
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite Compression Adjust Trunnion
  • Rims: WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS
  • Tyres: Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO TR 3C 29×2.5″ WT; Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 3C 29×2.4″ WT
  • Crankset:  SRAM GX Eagle DUB
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R 4-piston brakes
  • Front Rotor: 200mm
  • Rear Rotor: 180mm
  • Handlebars: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Stem: Kona XC/BC 35
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Pro
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb w/1x Remote Lever 31.6mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 E ZS
  • Grips: Kona Key Grip

Are you going to buy a 2020 Kona Process 153?

I would love to know your thoughts on this bike. Also, if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.

Tom Fortune
tom@mtb-threads.com

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