The fine folks from Kona bikes sent the Fat-Bike Test Labs a 2020 Kona Woo fat bike for some testing. This is the overlooked middle child between their Wo and the Wozo in their fat bike line. This model is spec’d out with SX Eagle and has a rigid carbon fork with three-pack cage mounts and even a front rack mount. There are plenty of bottle mounts and the bike is even routed for a dropper post for some rowdy riding.
The Kona Woo we received is a stunning blue turquoise color, like Kurt Kobain’s dreamy eyes. Kona calls this color Gloss Dark Seafoam and Deep Seafoam with Glacier Blue Decals. I liked this color scheme right away. This bike screams to be taken on some rad adventures.
The bike weighs in at an even 33 pounds with pedals. This bike retails at $2099 USD. That’s a pretty typical price point with these specs.
Let’s take a look at the tech specs of the rig we received:
FRAME MATERIAL Kona Fat 6061 Aluminum Butted
SIZES S, M, L, XL
FORK Kona Wo Fat Carbon Disc
CRANKARMS SRAM NX-Eagle Dub Fat
CHAINRINGS 30t X-Sync Eagle
B/B SRAM DUB PF121
PEDALS n/a (I put on a pair of Crank Brother Double Shot pedals to be all matchy matchy and stuff)
CHAIN SRAM SX-Eagle
FREEWHEEL SRAM SX-Eagle 11-50t 12spd
R/D SRAM SX-Eagle
SHIFTERS SRAM SX-Eagle
BRAKE CALIPERS Shimano Hydraulic
FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT56 180mm
REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT56 160mm
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Hydraulic
HEADSET FSA No.57B
HANDLEBAR Kona XC/BC 35
STEM Kona XC/BC 35
SEATPOST Kona XC/BC 31.6mm
SEAT CLAMP Kona QR
GRIPS Kona Key Grip
SADDLE Kona Fat
FRONT HUB Formula 150x15mm
REAR HUB Formula 197x12mm
SPOKES Stainless Black 14g
RIMS Sun Ringle Mulefut 80 Tubeless Ready
FRONT TIRE Vee Tire Snow Avalanche TR 26×4.8″Kona
REAR TIRE Vee Tire Snowshoe XL TR 26×4.8″
PAINT COLOR Gloss Dark Seafoam w/ Deep Seafoam & Glacier Blue Decals
I would love to keep going on with specs and stuff, but Tio Gomez wants me to go and play with all the other Gnomes to test this whip out. So far I’ve been impressed with its more trail inspired slacked-out geometry. I’ll be conducting all sorts of studies and research into what makes the Kona Woo Tick and I look forward to sharing a more in-depth review in the coming weeks.
JP “Klunker” Syverud
For more information about this and other Kona Bikes visit – https://konaworld.com
Nice! I like when they come with adjustable dropouts. Have fun stormin’ the castle!
Yes. I absolutely love the Paragon drop out system. Don’t be surprised if this looses some gears for a while to test it out.
That one is their best fat(i,m not a fan of 27.5-3.8 tires on Wozo). Fork is massive but little too tall. But for this class components and aluminium frame is expensive one, IMO.