Hybrids can be stylish too.
Fitness bikes and basic get-around-town bikes often get overlooked by the designers at the big bike companies. If you’ve been looking around for a good commuter or grocery-getter you’ve probably noticed that you waded into a sea of grey bikes. Some of the brands out there throw a few reflective stripes onto their frames and call it good. Not Kona.
We think this Kona looks fabulous.
The mixte frame style is something you usually only find with much heavier steel tubing. It’s a design that makes getting on and off the bike easier (particularly when the bike is loaded down with bulky cargo). This twin top-tube design also happens to be stronger and less twisty that a typical low-step frame.
The Coco isn’t just about style. There are a whole bunch of clever design elements. You get all-weather rideability (is that a word?) with fenders and disc brakes. There are chain guards to keep your clothing from snagging. There’s a Shimano “shadow” design rear derailleur that stays out of the way of your panniers (and is less likely to get damaged if the bike falls over). There’s a swept back handlebar that gives you a more comfortable riding position than merely raising the hand position higher up. You get tough Schwalbe street tires with reflective side walls and… The brake levers have an integrated bell!