The Kahuna is one of our best-selling hardtails. People love its simplicity and practicality. We brought that ethos to the El Kahuna and built a bike that was multipurpose—capable of riding the local singletrack for hours on end, and still have enough battery to go get the groceries on the way home. Its Shimano pedal-assist motor is powered by a semi-integrated battery and its 100mm fork provides just the right amount of suspension to absorb smaller hits on the trail. 29” wheels with 2.25” tires make this bike comfortable across all kinds of terrain. The El Kahuna the perfect all-rounder.


  • Frame
    Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Fork
    Suntour XCR34 Air 100mm Tapered 110 Spacing
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Deore
  • Shifter
    Shimano Deore
  • Crank
    FSA E-Bike
  • Chain
    Shimano HG54
  • Brakes
    (F) Shimano RT10 180mm (centerlock), (R) Shimano RT10 160mm (centerlock)
  • Rotors
  • Seatpost
    Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
  • Saddle
    WTB Volt
  • Handlebar
    Kona XC/BC Riser
  • Stem
    Kona XC
  • Grips
    Kona Key Grip
  • Headset
    FSA No.57BP
  • Wheels
    WTB ST i27 TCS 2.0
  • Wheel Size
  • Hubs
    (F) Shimano 110x15mm, (R) Shimano 135x10mm
  • Tires
    (F) WTB Trail Boss 29x2.25", (R) WTB Trail Boss 29x2.25"
E-bike System
  • Motor
    Shimano E6100 20MPH
  • Battery
    Shimano 504Wh
  • Battery Charger
    Shimano STEPS 2A
  • Display
    Shimano SC-E7000 Display
More Info
Mountain bike pricing and specifications are ever changing. This info was last updated March 7, 2022.
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Kona El Kahuna 10 month review

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 year ago

This is an interesting bike. Works great on rail to trail type rides and can handle some fairly hardcore single track too. I have a 9-mile single track loop that i ride a few times a week that includes steep climbs and descents, roots, rocks and everything in between and the El Kauna handles it all well considering its a hardtail with only 100mm of fork travel. The battery life is very good and the power is more than adequate. I went tubeless with more aggressive tires and it finds traction everywhere. In my 10 months of fairly hard use it has not had a single problem. Brakes and shifting are fine and reliability has been excellent. The El Kahuna would be even better if it had more travel in the fork but the 100mm it does have works well. Get one, you won’t be disappointed!

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