Kona Bikes just teased the forthcoming 2021 Kona Sutra ULTD. Here’s what we’ve gleaned from the photo…

Posted by Logan Watts

Kona bikes just teased the yet-to-be-reseased Sutra ULTD with this message in a faux Tinder/Insta-post: “Who needs van life when you can have me? I can carry everything you need and last I checked a van can’t go where I can go. I won’t leave you stranded and out of gas. We can cruise to Baja, across the Alps, or through Southeast Asia. I’m not afraid to tackle any terrain, and you shouldn’t be either. The world is crazy, so let me be your escape to all those far away dreams.”

Kona Sutra ULTD

I’m not exactly sure what the “U” stands for in the Kona Sutra ULTD (UnLimiTeD), but from what I can gather from the photo, the next iteration of the Sutra will get the following:

  • A redesigned yoke (perhaps for additional tire clearance)
  • Three new pairs of bottle bosses (two under the top tube and one for a bolt-on top tube bag)
  • Internal dropper routing, and maybe a 30.9mm seat tube
  • Tapered head tube
  • A redesigned rear dropout (maybe with dual position axle plate or a sliding dropout—hard to tell)
  • A lower top tube for more standover, and maybe a slacker front end
  • Complete gets Rekon Race tires, NX Cranks, and integrated dropper actuation in the Rival [I think] left lever

Is there anything else you can obtain from the photo? Leave it in the comments…

Kona Sutra ULTD