As an increasing number of riders are making the soar to electrical bikes, Kona has expanded their choices with three new hub pushed fashions for commuting, cruising or exploring. Powered by SR Suntour drive techniques, these hub drive bikes present the help loads of riders are in search of at entry-level costs.
All three of Kona’s new Class 1 pedal-assist HD bikes are constructed round inflexible aluminum frames and forks, with inside cable routing for the rear cables/wiring. Between the Rove HD, Dew HD and Coco HD Kona has lined a super vary of motorcycle kinds from drop-bar to informal cruiser.
SR Suntour Drive System:
All three of Kona’s new hub drive bikes include the identical drive techniques and batteries. On the coronary heart of the system is SR Suntour’s R250 HP hub motor, which offers 60Nm of torque (extra energy than most hub motors supply). The motor’s nominal energy output is 250w, whereas its max is 400w.
The R250 HP motor presents 4 ranges of pedal help –Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo, plus a stroll help mode. The motor weighs approx. 3kg, and drives a freewheel cassette so there’s no drag when the motor isn’t aiding.
There are some proprietary parts and fitment with Suntour’s hub motor; The motor runs a 148mm axle and though the pictures make it like a traditional bolt-on axle, Kona notes it’s a proprietary body dropout interface. The motor additionally requires a particular Tektro PCD83 brake rotor, which encompasses a bigger than regular mounting bolt sample. Substitute rotors can be found by Suntour or Kona do you have to injury or put on one out.
With the motor within the hub, Kona’s HD bike frames use customary 73mm BB shells and run 170mm cranks.
The bikes’ Suntour hub motors are powered by a Phylion 36V, 418Wh inside down tube battery that’s rated to IPX6 for climate resistance. Relying on a number of components, after all, the battery can present a spread of as much as 50 miles. Phylion ensures battery life to stay at 60% capability for 600 cost cycles or 27 months from its date of manufacturing.
Underneath informal use it will most likely take a few years to hit 600 cost cycles, but when the battery solely lasts 27 months from its manufacturing date, that’s not a prolonged lifespan. When you’re eyeballing these bikes as a each day commuter, you’ll virtually definitely attain 600 cost cycles inside three years.Additionally, if the battery’s capability does drop to wherever close to 60%, it may die a lot quicker than I’ve estimated. Kona can have a provide of substitute batteries and chargers obtainable. Pricing for replacements is TBD. To make sure full battery life, it’s endorsed to maintain the battery at 40% cost or larger when in storage.
The HD bikes’ batteries are locked into the body with a key, however to take away it you’ll additionally must unscrew two bolts that maintain the battery cowl to the body. The batteries could be charged in or off the bike, because the battery and charger use the identical plug connection. A full cost takes 6-7 hours, and the battery ought to be saved above 5° Celsius whereas charging.
Suntour’s small, easy OLED handlebar distant/show sits on the left grip, and exhibits your present pace, energy mode, battery life and odometer. The distant additionally tracks journey distance, common and max speeds, initiates stroll mode and shows any error codes that will seem. An influence button on the highest fringe of the show turns it on/off, and holding the decrease help button prompts the stroll mode.
One handy function of the Suntour drive system is that it requires no firmware updates. All Suntour electrical parts are lined by a two 12 months guarantee.
Rove HD – $2199
The Rove HD is the brand new electrified mannequin highway or gravel riders can be most all in favour of, given its drop handlebar and equivalent body geometry to Kona’s current Rove gravel bikes. Whereas it will make a speedy commuter, the Rove HD can also be ideally suited for these trying to spend their weekends exploring backroads and countrysides.
The Rove HD encompasses a Shimano Claris 1×8 drivetrain, with a 38t entrance chainring and an 11-32t cassette out again. TRP’s Spyre-C mechanical disc brakes deal with stopping duties, and WTB’s Horizon Comp 650x47mm tires present all-surface traction.
As a result of Rove HD’s drop bars, its show is mounted on a bracket that places the unit on the left aspect of the stem. The Rove HD body can match fenders as much as 60mm extensive, and consists of rack mounts. It additionally has an built-in kickstand for straightforward parking, and one water bottle mount on the down tube.
The Rove HD is available in Metallic Inexperienced, with 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, and 58cm body sizes obtainable.
Dew HD – $1999
When you’re most conversant in an MTB or touring physique place, the Dew HD presents a basic double-diamond body with a flat handlebar. Just like the Roves, the Dew HD bikes function the identical body geometry as Kona’s well-established Dew and Dew-E bikes.
Drivetrain specs weren’t offered, however the pictures counsel the Dew HD runs a 1×8 drivetrain just like the Roves above. The Dew HD is provided with hydraulic disc brakes (on 180mm rotors) for straightforward, highly effective stopping. The body features a water bottle mount, fender and rack mounts, and an built-in kickstand.
The Dew HD is available in ‘Thunder’ brown, and body sizes vary from S-XL.
Coco HD – $1999
These searching for a snug city cruiser will respect the Coco HD’s step-through body and swept again handlebar. The Coco HD rides on 650B wheels with 47mm WTB Horizon Comp tires, and will get hydraulic disc brakes for strong all-weather braking efficiency.
Like the opposite fashions, the Coco HD has fender and rack mounts, plus a kickstand. It’s body colour is metallic yellow, and sizes go from S-L.
For extra particulars on the brand new hub drive bikes go to Kona’s web site.