The updated 2022 Kona Unit and Unit X were just launched as part of Kona’s new bikepacking lineup. Find details, specs, and complete build kits for both here…

Previously listed under Kona’s hardtail mountain bike lineup, the new 2022 Kona Unit and Unit X now fall into a category of their own: bikepacking. The update is quite fitting for the Unit as it has consistently offered some of the best value and versatility we’ve seen in a steel hardtail mountain bike, making it a great option for anyone hoping to ride lots of different terrain on one bike.

The Unit models are based around Reynolds 520 Chromoly steel frames, 29 x 2.6″ tires, plenty of mounts, and a versatile geometry that’s practical for nearly any situation. Although not much (other than a $200 price increase) has changed for 2022, the Unit X received some additional top tube mounts, and both the Unit and Unit X get new paint jobs and build kits. Find details on both below.

2022 Kona Unit X

The geared Kona Unit X offers a lot of bike for the price. Sliding dropouts, thru-axles, and big 29 x 2.6″ WTB Ranger tires are all stock for $1,599 USD. Straying from both the 2020 and 2021 models, the 2022 Kona Unit X is based around a Shimano Deore 1×12 drivetrain but gets a new “Gloss Metallic Dragonfly with Charcoal & Nimbus” colorway.

2022 Kona Unit
  • 2022 Kona Unit
  • 2022 Kona Unit
  • FRAME MATERIAL Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
  • SIZES S, M, L, XL
  • FORK Kona Plus fork 110mm spacing
  • CRANKARMS Shimano Deore
  • CHAINRINGS 32T
  • B/B Shimano 73mm
  • PEDALS N/A
  • CHAIN Shimano Deore 12-Speed
  • FREEWHEEL Shimano Deore 10-51T 12-Speed
  • R/D Shimano Deore
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Deore 12-Speed
  • BRAKE CALIPERS Shimano MT410 Hydraulic
  • FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT10 180mm
  • REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT10 160mm
  • BRAKE LEVERS Shimano MT410
  • HEADSET TH ZST No.10
  • HANDLEBAR Kona XC/BC Riser
  • STEM Kona XC/BC
  • SEATPOST Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
  • SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
  • GRIPS Kona Key Grip
  • SADDLE WTB Volt
  • FRONT HUB Shimano 110x15mm
  • REAR HUB Shimano 148x12mm
  • SPOKES Stainless Black 14g
  • RIMS WTB ST i30 2.0 TCS
  • FRONTIRE WTB Ranger TCS 29×2.6″
  • REAR TIRE WTB Ranger TCS 29×2.6″
  • PAINT COLOR Gloss Metallic Dragonfly w/ Charcoal & Nimbus Decals

Find all the details over at KonaWorld.com.

2022 Kona Unit

If singlespeeding is your thing, then the 2022 Kona Unit is certainly worth checking out. It shares all the same specs as the Unit X, minus the gears, and retails for $1,399 USD for the complete build. For 2022, the Kona Unit comes with a “Gloss Metallic Dusty Rose w/ Chocolate & Bronze” paint job, and we’re digging it.

2022 Kona Unit
  • 2022 Kona Unit
  • 2022 Kona Unit
  • FRAME MATERIAL Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly
  • SIZES S, M, L, XL
  • FORK Kona Plus fork 110mm spacing
  • CRANKARMS FSA Comet Modular
  • CHAINRINGS 32T
  • B/B FSA MegaExo 73mm
  • PEDALS Kona JS2
  • CHAIN KMC Z1 Narrow
  • FREEWHEEL Joytech 18t
  • BRAKE CALIPERS Tektro HDM275 Hydraulic
  • FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT26 180mm
  • REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT26 160mm
  • BRAKE LEVERS Tektro HDM275 Hydraulic
  • HEADSET TH ZST No.10
  • HANDLEBAR Kona XC/BC Riser
  • STEM Kona XC
  • SEATPOST Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
  • SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
  • GRIPS Kona Key Grip
  • SADDLE WTB Volt
  • FRONT HUB Formula 110x15mm
  • REAR HUB Formula 148x12mm
  • SPOKES Stainless Black 14g
  • RIMS WTB ST i30 2.0 TCS
  • FRONTIRE WTB Ranger TCS 29×2.6″
  • REAR TIRE WTB Ranger TCS 29×2.6″
  • PAINT COLOR Gloss Metallic Dusty Rose w/ Chocolate & Bronze Decals

Details on the 2021 Kona Unit at KonaWorld.com.

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