Kona Esatto Disc review

We've tested the Esatto Disc, a do-it-all bike from a brand better known for its mouton bikes than its road bikes. But how does Kona's MTB nous translate to its on-road experience?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality offering designed to ride well over broken road surfaces. With mechanical discs and Tiagra 10-speed shifting the spec is a bit lower than on some other bikes at this price

Reasons to buy
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    Rides well over rough roads

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    Comfortable over longer distances

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    Good braking

Reasons to avoid
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    A bit underspeced relative to some other bikes at this price

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It’s not a brand usually associated with road bikes, with a range of literally dozens of mountain bikes on offer. But Kona also makes a fair few dropped bar bikes, including its cyclocross, gravel and touring offers. And its Esatto range includes four bikes with alloy framesets: two with disc brakes, one with rim brakes and a flat bar variant. There’s also a titanium frameset available in the range.

Frame has plenty of clearance. For 2017 the tyres are up from these 28mm Contis to 30mm

Frame has plenty of clearance. For 2017 the tyres are up from these 28mm Contis to 30mm

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.