Kona Sutra owners-help
I'm looking for a commuter w/ loaded touring capability. Looking hard at the Kona Sutra.
Can someone tell me about the front forks and their rack accomodations? Anyone know where I can see a detailed picture of eyelets, braze-ons etc.
Wrote to Kona as well.
The other model I'm considering is the Jamis Aurora.
Anybody know what a Sutra weighs and how much fun it is to ride as an unloaded road bike?
Thanks in advance,
The Sutra has eyelets for mudguards on the fork dropouts but no braze-ons for a front rack. If you enlarge the pic you'll be able to see them.
I have a Kona MTB and accomodated a front rack with modified p-clamps (P2 forks have wide legs) and used it for some time. Eventually I decided to add braze-ons.
Just received today the July issue of C+. The Sutra is featured alongside the LHT and Ridgeback's World Panorama. The Kona scored 8/10 (LHT 9/10). Final verdict is: "Original with fluid handling -some mods needed for remote touring". Weight for a 58cm size is 27.4lb (no pedals)
Thanks for the tip.
Originally Posted by clayface
Damn! 27.4 lbs seems on the heavy side. What did the LHT weigh?
PS What is C+ and where can I find it?
C+ is Cycling Plus magazine, a Brit magazine for road and touring bikes (http://www.cyclingplus.co.uk/).
The LHT is 26.6 lbs. Both are within the weight range of long distance tourers (heavier steel tubesets, braze-ons, triple chainsets...) If you PM your email address, I'll send you the scanned review.