The Kona Sutra gets a Chromoly steel frame that will ride comfortably and allow you to load up the bike with camping gear.
It gets a wide range Shimano GRX 2x10 Drivetrain to allow you to haul gear up mountain passes or fly down sweeping roads on the other side
Schwalbe Marathon tyres provide the ultimate in puncture protection and durability, while the included Brooks B17 saddle and Tubus touring rack add real value.
Kona says "
The Sutra is many things. It’s functional. It’s stylish. It’s incredibly versatile, and it comes ready for the long haul on the bike tour of your dreams. Our Kona Cromoly steel frame is outfitted with a Brooks saddle and matching microfiber bar tape, integrated shifter/brake levers, proper fenders, and a real Tubus Tara Big Apple low-rider front rack. It’s a modern take on the classic touring bike. It’s a grocery getter that’s easy on the eyes. It’s the feeling of steel across pavement that reminds you why you love turning the cranks on long rides. Just like its name suggests it’s the perfect guide for your every ride"