While the weather might not be agreeable next week in Tampa, Monday marks the beginning of the four day Republican National Convention and the Tampa Police Department will be relying on bicycles to help officers keep the peace. The department purchased 200 Safariland/Kona Patrol Bikes, which have been engineered from the ground up with specific features to meet the rigorous demands of bike patrol officers.
As we noted previously this premium patrol bike for law enforcement and security markets is the result of a partnership between Safariland and Kona USA.
Safariland is pleased that our Patrol Bike 29er, a product we perfected with extensive feedback and testing from law enforcement officers, and introduced in May, has already attracted the attention of a prestigious venue such as the RNC,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment Marketing for Safariland. “As with all Safariland products our goal is to combine top quality with safety in everything we do. We have met that goal with this bicycle.”
The Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike is built with the Kona Race Lite 7005 aluminum frame that has been engineered for ideal shape and wall thickness for extra performance and durability. It features Shimano® components throughout, including the Shimano® 30-speed drivetrain with SLX derailleur, Roxshox™ high-performance forks, and hydraulic disc brakes which provide excellent performance and additional stopping power. The tapered oversized headtube provides improved stability and overall riding performance for rugged all-day patrol requirements.