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Kona

Kona Electric Ute

What it's built for:
The Electric Ute is Kona's dedicated longtail cargo offering, built to be a true car replacement for those who aspire to live the bike-first lifestyle. It's a long, sturdy, and ready-to-ride machine built for all the challenges of daily use. The massive carrying capacity, thanks to the integrated rear cargo platform, lets you load up with the kids, work supplies, shopping, and so much more. Now, every trip can be taken by bike. Of course, carrying that much payload can get a bit heavy so Kona didn't skimp and provided riders with the category-leading Bosch Performance CX motor, giving you unparalleled power and torque to easily get the Ute going in even the most adverse conditions.

Why we love it:
We brought the Ute into the shop because it strikes a unique combination of elements found nowhere else. It's a full-on longtail yet it still sits upon fast-rolling 27.5" wheels, the associated carrying capacity is sky-high and that's why we love that Kona pulled no punches and put the Bosch CX motor on the bike. They complete the kit with great touches to help you ride every day like full-wrap fenders and bright, integrated lights. There are only a couple of truly great longtails out there in the world, but none strike quite the rider-focused balance that Kona has with the Electric Ute.

  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted frame
  • Wheels: WTB ST i23 27.5” TCS rims
  • Fork: Kona Project Two rigid fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • Crankset: FSA E-Bike Cranks
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Acera/Deore Shadow 9spd
  • Brakes: Tektro HDM285 with 180mm front / 160mm rear rotor
  • Seat Post: Kona Commuter
  • Cockpit: Kona Handplant Bar, Kona Road stem with Velo Ergo Grip
  • Front Tire: WTB Horizon Comp 650x 47 with Reflective Hotpatches
  • Rear tire: WTB Horizon Comp 650x 47 with Reflective Hotpatches
  • Saddle: Velo Plush
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX 20mph
  • Battery: Bosch 500w Powerpack battery with Abus Plus battery lock
  • Display: Bosch Intuvia

 

Though we’re a bike shop that sells, builds and fixes bicycles, they’re really just the means to an end; albeit a beautifully designed means to an idyllic end. Our job most importantly is to encourage as many people as we can to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. We'd love to make riding a bike as commonplace as your morning cup of coffee, which by the way is our other obsession.

Bicycle Junction is situated at 1 Marion St, Te Aro, Wellington.