2022 Kona Hei Hei CR/DL

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with ultra high-end components. Compare the full range

2022 Kona Hei Hei CR/DL
MSRP$6,999
SuspensionFull
Travel120mm rear, 120mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox SID Ultimate

Wheels29″
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetGX Eagle AXS, Truvativ Descendant Carbon

BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Hei Hei CR/DL

29 mph

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26 mph

The Hei Hei CR/DL is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Hei Hei CR/DL while riding downhill or sprinting.


Estimated Spec Level

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Reviews
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Kona Hei Hei Review: Fastpacker Extraordinaire

Miles Arbour

The Kona Hei Hei is a short-travel full-suspension mountain bike on a mission to blur the lines between cross-country and trail bike. Its modern geometry and cavernous main triangle had us wondering how it would perform as a loaded bikepacking rig, and after four months of testing, we’re ready to share our findings. Find our detailed review of the Kona Hei Hei CR / DL here…

  • Impressive pedaling efficiency and suspension characteristics while in the saddle

  • Lightweight, high-performance build is thoughtfully designed and suits the bike

  • Lots of space in main triangle on carbon builds for a custom frame bag or two full-sized water bottles

  • Progressive cross-country geometry can handle a lot more than other short-travel XC bikes

  • CR/DL build is pricey

  • 2.5” tire clearance is pushing it

  • 2.25” Rekons are limiting

  • Not a diehard race bike or a true trail rig, which might not suit your needs

Jun 2021Read Review

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The Beta Tests: Kona Hei Hei CR/DL

Mike Ferrentino

Think 120mm of travel is overkill for an XC race weapon? Think again.

  • Light

  • Snappy

  • Fast

  • Not as plush as similar travel linkage bikes

  • A bit squirrely at high speed

  • Cable management could be more sano

Mar 2021Read Review

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2020 Kona Hei Hei CR/DL Bike

Sspomer

Any rider interested in covering ground quickly without having to sacrifice a great deal on the descents would be stoked with the Kona Hei Hei.

Aug 2020Read Review

BIKE Magazine logo
First Ride: 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR/DL

As XC racing evolves, brands are left with a choice. Keep things traditional or change with the times. Kona's new carbon Hei Hei does a little of both.

Apr 2020Read Review

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Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020

Mike Levy

The new Hei Hei is a 120mm-travel cross-country-ish 29er that's ideal for all-day adventures.

  • Active, forgiving suspension

  • Sturdy frame and spec

  • Responsive, quick handling

  • Racers may want to use the lockout

  • Responsive, quick handling

Apr 2020Read Review

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First Ride Review: Kona Hei Hei CR/DL | For XC And More

Daz Hall

The 2020 Kona Hei Hei continues its metamorphosis from XC race machine to something much more trail-capable.

Apr 2020Read Review

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Kona Hei Hei CR/DL review - MBR

Alan Muldoon

Kona is better known for its freeride bikes but it’s no stranger to XC racing either, the 100mm travel Kona Hei Hei being its weapon of choice.

  • Fast, efficient and fun.

  • It’s expensive.

Apr 2019Read Review


Geometry

Sizing
SM

5'0" – 5'8"

MD

5'2" – 6'1"

LG

5'9" – 6'6"

XL

5'10" – 6'6"

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Specs
Build
Frame

Kona Race Light Carbon 120mm Travel

BB StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit

ColorGloss Metallic Grey & Charcoal w/ Black & Grey Decals

Fork

RockShox Sid Ultimate DebonAir 120mm Tapered 110mm Spacing

Rear Shock

RockShox Sid Luxe Ultimate

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB PF92

Headset

FSA No.57E

Stem

RaceFace Turbine R 35

Handlebar

RaceFace Next 35

Saddle

WTB Volt

Seatpost

RockShox Reverb w/1x Remote Lever 31.6mm

Pedals

n/a

Grips

Kona Key Grip

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX AXS

Front Derailleur

n/a

Crank

SRAM Descendant DUB Carbon, 34t X-Sync Eagle

Shifters

SRAM GX AXS

Cassette

SRAM X01-Eagle 10-52t 12spd

Chain

SRAM GX-Eagle

Chain Guide

n/a

Brakes

SRAM G2 RSC

Brake Levers

SRAM G2 RSC

Wheels
Rims

WTB KOM Team i30 TCS 2.0

Spokes

Sandvik Stainless Black 2.0/1.8 Butted

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350 110x15mm

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350 148x12mm

Tires

Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR DUAL 29x2.4WT"

Disk Rotors

SRAM Centerline 180mm

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