BikeCommuters.com recently took delivery of the 2008 Kona Smoke 2-9. Moe’s first commuter bike was the Kona Smoke (26), and he loved it! So while we were walking around Interbike 2007, Moe was actually pretty shocked that they came out with a 29er version of his favorite commuter.
So after working things out with the wonderful folks of Kona, we have one to test and report to our readers.
Check out those super cool fat pedals.
29er wheels roll faster.
The Smoke 2-9 is the elevated brethren of our ever popular Smoke.
This is the one bike that everyone should have hanging in their apartment or wedged in their garage.
This year we’ve taken the Smoke and added a taller wheel to make it go faster.
Push the pedals harder to also make it go faster.
Frame sizes 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″
Frame tubing Kona Cromoly Butted
Fork Kona P2 29er Disc
Crankarms Suntour CW-XCC-T208
Pedals Kona Jackshit
Chain KMC Z-72
Freewheel SHIMANO HG-30 (11-32, 8spd)
F/D Shimano Altus
R/D Shimano Altus
Shifters SRAM MRX
Handlebar Kona Riser
Stem Kona Control
Grips Kona Mooseknuckle
Front Brake Tektro 855AC
Brake Levers Tektro RS-384A
Front hub Formula
Rear hub Formula
Spokes Stainless 14g
Tires Continental City Contact 700 x 47c
Rims Rigida Cyber 10
Saddle Velo Comfort
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat clamp Kona Clamp
Color Smoke Grey
Priscilla absolutely LOVES the “New Bike Smell”…its a combination or Chinese Food, Rubber, Grease and Metal…mmm.
So stick around as we run the Kona Smoke 2-9 through the paces and report a full review.