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Kona hit the nail on the head with the Sutra. This bike is ready for a world tour from day one without any modifications. I comes stock with a Brooks B17, Shimano Deore wheel set, Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires, Hayes L-series disc brakes, and Shimano Deore components. The Kona Cromolly Butted frame doesn’t ride too stiff but provides the strength needed to haul you and your gear anywhere you want. See more specs here.
-Comes stock with Brooks B17 Saddle.
-Shimano Barcon Bar-end shifters makes shifting feel like butter.
-Complete set up running around $1300!
-Heaviness. This bike will not win any marathons or sprints but she will carry just about anything you need.
-Acceleration, a little sluggish to get moving.