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Just in: Kona Roadhouse, £1,699 Reynolds 853 disc-equipped bike arrives for testing

Just in: Kona Roadhouse, £1,699 Reynolds 853 disc-equipped bike arrives for testing

1 / 21 Kona Roadhouse.jpg Brand new for 2016, and just arriving in the road.cc workshop, is the Roadhouse, Kona’s brand new disc-equipped , steel-framed do-everything bike. The Roadhouse is crafted from high-quality, and desirable, Reynolds 853 tubing, with details including a tapered head tube and, drawing on the company’s mountain bike heritage and experience, a Maxle 142-12mm bolt-thru rear axle. The Maxle is a thru-axle system developed by suspension manufacturer RockShox and works very much like an ordinary quick release – flip open the lever and unwind to release. Oh, another nice detail is the chain pip on the rear stay. Immensely useful. – 15 of the best steel road bikes The carbon fibre fork also features a 15mm Maxle thru-axle at the dropouts, making this one of the few disc road bikes with thru-axles at both ends. And in fact, I’m struggling to remember any other steel bikes with bolted axles at both ends. To attach the disc brakes to the frame and fork, Kona has used the latest Flat Mount standard, which gives the bike a cleaner appearance with a tidier caliper design. We’ve got a 56cm in for a test, one of six sizes, and […]

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