Product Spotlight – 2018 Kona WoZo – By Aristotle Peters

Happy Winter to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere!  I am especially happy this year because I have the pleasure of reviewing the 2018 Kona Wozo.  This bike checks all the boxes on my holiday wish list, with an aggressive trail bike geometry, a solid spec, and some beefy Maxxis Minions.

Here is what Kona has to share about the Wozo and a short spec list:

Whoever said fat bikes weren’t for trail riding obviously hasn’t ridden a Wozo. With a RockShox Bluto suspension fork, a SRAM 11-speed drivetrain, Maxxis Minion FBF and FBR tires, and geometry inspired by our legendary Honzo hardtails, the Wozo is far from your average fat bike.

  • Frame Material: Kona Fat 7005 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: 26
  • Wheels: Sun Ringle MuleFut
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: RockShox Bluto RL Solo Air 100mm Tapered
  • Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect SL
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX 11spd
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 bar and stem, Kona Key Grip
  • Brakes: SRAM Level T
  • Front Tire: Maxxis FBF EXO TR 3C 26×4.8″
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis FBR EXO TR 3C 26×4.0″
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp

DISCLAIMER:  Tamales do not come standard on the 2018 Kona Wozo.

I look forward to riding this bike for some of the best time of a Wisconsin Winter.  I’m very curious and excited to compare this bike to its non-fat counterpart, the Honzo, which I have hanging in my garage for the winter.  I’m hoping that it lives up to its name and is happy on aggressive trails and maybe even some jumps.  🙂

For more information about the Kona Wozo, please visit:

Cheers and Happy Trails!


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3 Responses to Product Spotlight – 2018 Kona WoZo – By Aristotle Peters

  1. Allroy December 29, 2017 at 8:14 am #

    Wish more fat bike companies would take this direction. Very cool bike. How about one with the new Manitou fork?

  2. Roxy A December 29, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    Sweeeet bike! I love that adjustable rear. I am wondering, is it running the 170mm spindle crankset, so needs the 4″ rear tire?

    • Erv Spanks January 2, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

      Can it run a 4.8 if you slide the axle back, or ya stuck with a 4.0?

      Looking forward to your full review!