The Kona Honzo has become a modern day classic, a bike that’s earned countless fans over the course of its eight years in existence. There have been titanium, carbon, and steel framed options offered during that time period, but it’s the entry level, aluminum version that we brought in for testing.
Priced at $1,499, the Honzo comes equipped with a 120mm RockShox Recon RL fork, SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, Shimano Acera brakes, Trans-X dropper post, and 2.25” WTB Trail Boss tires.
The Honzo’s geometry hasn’t changed all the much since it was first introduced, other than the reach, which has lengthened slightly since the initial debut. There’s a 68-degree head angle (the steepest out of all 8 bikes in the Field Trip), a 475mm reach on a size large, 75-degree seat tube angle, and short, 420mm chainstays.