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Kona Smoke

by Richard Masoner

2005 Kona Smoke with optional accesories

Kona Smoke

Brief Description: With love it or hate it styling, the Kona Smoke is a very reliable, inexpensive way to ride to work.

Manufacturer: Kona Bikes

Price Range: $300-$399

Where to buy it: Kona Website or their Kona Dealers.


Frame: tubing Kona Butted Cromoly
Fork: Kona Project Two
Headset: Aheadset STS
Crankarms: Suntour CW-XCC150
Chainrings: 42/34/24
Pedals: Kona Jackshit
F/D Shimano Tourney
R/D Shimano Altus
Shifters SRAM MRX-204
Handlebar Kona Riser
Stem Kona Control
Grips Kona Mooseknuckle
Brakes Tektro 837AC
Brake Levers Tektro RS-384A
Tires Tioga City Slicker 26 x 1.5
Rims Alex Z-1000
Saddle Velo Comfort
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Fenders & Mystery Horn

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  3. […] I purchased a Co-pilot trailer so I can ride with both of my girls and my wife. I attached it to the Xtracycle that is installed on my Kona Smoke. I took a couple of test rides around the block to familiarize myself with the new extra-long bike. My family and I will be commuting to the beach tomorrow using this set up. Stay tuned for my update! // Used for showing and hiding user information in the comment form function ShowUtils() { document.getElementById(“authorinfo”).style.display = “”; document.getElementById(“showinfo”).style.display = “none”; document.getElementById(“hideinfo”).style.display = “”; } function HideUtils() { document.getElementById(“authorinfo”).style.display = “none”; document.getElementById(“showinfo”).style.display = “”; document.getElementById(“hideinfo”).style.display = “none”; } […]

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  5. Josh says:

    I’ve been trying to find out how much these Kona Smokes weight, but haven’t had any luck… do you have any info?


  6. Al says:

    Kona Smoke weight = 28.7 lbs (stock 20″ model without additional accessories)

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