The Kona Sutra LTD is well known and appreciated in the universe of long-distance bicycle tourers. It’s a reliable machine that has delivered adventurers in the most remote corners of the world.
The range of components are just perfect for bike touring, Shimano stuff is easy to find everywhere in the world, so no hassle for replacement and servicing.
The 2019 version available on CycleStore features SRAM components instead of the classic Shimano. SRAM is by no means inferior in quality, but availability might be rarer.
This is a bike we met often during our bike trips around the world, a real classic
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Frame Material: Kona Cromoly ButtedFork: Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc TouringCrankarms: Shimano Deore 28/36/48tBottom Bracket: Shimano DeoreFreewheel: Shimano Deore 11-36t 10spdFront Derailleur: Shimano AlivioRear Derailleur: Shimano Deore SGSShifters: Shimano BarConBrake Calipers: Hayes CX ExpertFront and Rear Brake: Rotor Hayes L-Series 160mmBrake Levers: Tektro RRL-ASaddle: Brooks B17 LeatherFront and Rear Hub: Shimano DeoreTyres: Clement X’Plor MSO 700x40cExtras: Fenders w/ mudflaps Pannier Racks