Kona Process DL is a key bike in their 2013 range, which will be launched on Monday (6 August) (John Whitney/BikeRadar)

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

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

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