From Kona's website: “he Honzo is often imitated, but never duplicated. It was the hardtail that turned heads as it redefined what was possible with only front suspension. It paved the way for progressive geometry across our line of bikes and it continues to be one badass machine today. The 2020 line of Honzos is classically simple, yet so incredibly capable. So ready or not, grab your 29er’ hardtail Honzo and drop into something that would make any other hardtail turn the other way."
"Kona deserves some credit for making hardtails cool again. The original Honzo was a unicorn. In a time when all hardtails were for beginners or elite racers, Kona brought forth a rigid beast meant for having fun on any type of trail. It had the geometry and components of an all-mountain model, but the simple reliability (and more attainable cost) of a hardtail. Now, Kona has eight models, including a few with carbon frames. We like the DL because the aluminum frame keeps the price down, but the parts won’t hold you back."
"The Kona Honzo has become a modern day classic, a bike that's earned countless fans over the course of its eight years in existence. There have been titanium, carbon, and steel framed options offered during that time period, but it's the entry level, aluminum version that we brought in for testing."
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