Check out these hot two bikes from Canadian mountain bike brand Kona! The Honzo 24 and Honzo 20 are two fantastic kid’s bikes that are legit, fully-functional mountain bikes that just happen to be shrunk down to child-sized proportions. If you’re part of a keen mountain biking family and your kids are ready to progress to their first true mountain bike and want to explore further afield under their own steam then these two versatile MTBs make the perfect starting point to what will hopefully become a lifelong passion for cycling and more particularly mountain biking in the great outdoors.
A smaller sibling to the 24, the Kona Honzo 20 features the same high-spec to make you child’s off-road riding experience all the more enjoyable.
The two Honzo bikes distinguish themselves between wheel size, the Honzo 20 featuring 20” wheels and the Honzo 24 featuring 24” wheels. The Honzo 20 is well suited to children aged 5-8 years and brings gears to your child’s riding, perhaps for the first time, encouraging them to ride further and more efficiently thanks to that user-friendly spread of 7 gears. The Honzo 20 is perfect for your mini-shredder who is beginning to ride confidently off-road and needs a bike that can handle the rough and tumble of fun and fast off-road riding with friends and family. This latest version of the Honzo 20 features a redesigned frame which accommodates wider 20×2.6” Vee Tire Crown Gem tyres, making it easier for your child to roll over obstacles on the trail. Quick release hubs keep inner-tube swaps easy and a capable Suntour XCT DS Plus suspension fork with 60mm of travel keeps their ride nice and comfortable.
With 60mm of travel the Suntour XCT JR Boost Coil suspension fork brings this agile bike to life.
The paintjobs on both Honzo are stunning and particularly hard-wearing.
Those fat 2.6″ wide tyres provide plenty of grip and can easily cope with the rough and tumble of off-road riding.
Kona have cleverly squeezed a 7-speed Shimano drivetrain into the small Honzo 20.
Just like all good modern full-sized mountain bikes the Honzo 20 features an efficient 1X drivetrain which will suit young riders.
The Honzo 24 is a child’s mountain bike that’s well-suited to that period of time where your child is becoming a teenager and is starting to transition towards a full-sized adult mountain bike. An MTB with larger 24″ wheels typically takes on many trickle down features from larger adult bikes and the Honzo 24 is a great example of this; adult riders who are passionate about mountain biking will be sure to cast an approving eye over this bike! The Kona Honzo 24 features a light alloy frame with a Suntour XCM Boost fork upfront that provides 80mm of plush suspension to help your little ripper negotiate tough, off-road terrain and remain in control. Just like the smaller Honzo 20, Kona have spec’d the 24 with nice wide 2.6” tyres to help enhance traction and control while adding extra comfort to their ride and encouraging them to take on longer rides on your favourite trails.
The Kona Honzo 24 is a kid’s mountain bike that’s as cool as their parent’s own ride.
Kona’s Honzo 24 features wider 2.6″ tyres to boost traction and add forgiveness to your child’s ride.
A lightweight alloy frame and child-specific Suntour XCM JR suspension fork make this bike a versatile off-roader.
Little details like a full cable outer running along the full length of the bike to the rear derailleur help prolong gear functionality.
The Honzo 24 features an efficient, shrunk-down mountain bike groupset with a 1 X 7-Speed Shimano drivetrain.
Frame: Kona 6061 DH Aluminum Butted
Fork: Suntour XCT JR Boost Plus Coil 60mm
Rims: Double Wall alloy
Hubs: (F) Joytech 110x9mm (R) Joytech 135x10mm QR
Spokes: Stainless 14g
Tyres: (F) Vee Tyre Crown Gem 20×2.6″ (R) Vee Tyre Crown Gem 20×2.6″
Crank: Samox 152mm
Bottom Bracket: CH52 68mm
Pedals: Wellgo Platform
Rear Cassette: Shimano Tourney 14-34t 7spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
Shifters: Shimano Revo Shift
Handlebar: Kona OB
Grips: Kona DJ
Stem: Kona OB
Headset: FSA No.10
Brakes: Tektro HDM286 Hydraulic
Brake Rotors: Tektro Wave 160mm
Saddle: Kona DJ
Seatpost: Kona Thumb 27.2mm
Extras: Jekyll Custom Fender
Wheel Size 20”
Colour: Gloss Metallic Black w/Magenta, Yellow & Supernova Fade Decals
- Frame: Kona 6061 DH Aluminum Butted
- Fork: Suntour XCM JR Boost Plus Coil 80mm
- Rims: Double Wall alloy
- Hubs: (F) Joytech 110x15mm thru-axle (R) Joytech 135x10mm QR
- Spokes: Stainless 14g
- Tyres: (F) Vee Tyre Crown Gem 24×2.6″ (R) Vee Tyre Crown Gem 24×2.6″
- Crank: Samox 165mm
- Bottom Bracket: CH52 68mm
- Pedals: Kona JS2
- Rear Cassette: Shimano Tourney 14-34t 7spd
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
- Shifters: Shimano Altus
- Handlebar: Kona OB
- Grips: Kona DJ
- Stem: Kona OB
- Headset: FSA No.10
- Brakes: Tektro HDM286 Hydraulic
- Brake Rotors: Tektro Light Wave 160mm
- Saddle: Kona DJ
- Seatpost: Kona Thumb 31.6mm
- Wheel Size 24”
- Colour: Gloss Prism Rust-Purple w/ Dark Metallic Silver & Charcoal Decals
Written by Johnny Dodgin
Photos by James Vincent
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