First Look – 2020 Kona Woo – by JP Syverud

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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


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)


FREEWHEEL     SRAM SX-Eagle 11-50t 12spd

R/D     SRAM SX-Eagle


BRAKE CALIPERS     Shimano Hydraulic

FRONT BRAKE ROTOR     Shimano RT56 180mm

REAR BRAKE ROTOR     Shimano RT56 160mm

BRAKE LEVERS     Shimano Hydraulic



STEM     Kona XC/BC 35

SEATPOST     Kona XC/BC 31.6mm


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.  

Happy Trails!

JP “Klunker” Syverud

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    • 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.

  1. 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.

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