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Kona Sutra SE | Gear of the Day

Kona has stuck with what has long worked for these kinds of bikes.

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Riding mixed-terrain surfaces with drop-bars is certainly nothing new—just ask touring cyclists. For its touring bike, the Sutra SE, Kona has stuck with what has long worked for these kinds of bikes. That means a 3x Shimano Deore drivetrain that allows you to spin up any incline with the racks fully loaded down with gear for a trip around the world or to the grocery store. The frameset sticks to tried-and-true Kona Cromoly for its shock absorption and durability, two essential qualities when riding off-road. And for extra comfort, Kona specs this $1,799 model with a Brooks saddle, because there’s no substitute to an excellent saddle when it comes to comfort and enjoying every ride.

kona sutra se

$1,799; konaworld.com