We’ve Added New T-Shirts, Beanies and Tools to the Web Store

We’ve just added a ton of new stuff to the international Kona web store. There are three new t-shirt designs, three new beanie colors and a very limited edition set of Kona etched Fix-It-Sticks, and we’ve even added the very, very accurate presta version of

The Honzo Time Machine

Words and photos by Ambassador Ryan Gardner. It’s been a long time since I started showing up to my first ever cross-country races on my early-2000’s Kona Stuff. Back then I raced in skate shoes, a bucket helmet, and baggies, and my bike was a

The Remote 160: Chapters

There’s no denying the fact that electric bikes are here to stay. At Kona, we believe in bikes—all bikes. When we sat down to figure out the best way to ride as much as possible while having as much fun as possible, the result became

Kona Dream Builds: It’s Brissness Time: Meet Cole Brisson’s Libre.

This isn’t Cole‘s first Kona Dream Build (and we damn well hope it’s not his last), a while back we featured a pretty damn amazing alloy Process from the North Carolina ripper. In that post we mentioned that Cole uses raw Kona bicycle frames as

Time Travel with Markus Zieher

Let´s think back to the days when you started with mountain biking. Why did you start? What was your inspiration? What bikes have you ridden? The first real mountain bike of our German ambassador, Markus Zieher was a 2006 Kona Stinky Primo. Why? Because the

Lost and Found on the Celtic Cross Trail

Words and photos by Ambassador Tim Wiggins. It wasn’t until I was lost for strength, in a strange hotel on the most remote west coast of Ireland; having just ridden 214 kilometres through the worst storm I could imagine (fourteen hours of a Force 9 headwind!), that

Back to the Cabin House Trail

Benjamin Seltz heads to the Cabin House Trail aboard his Kona Operator. Thanks to Four Four Three bikes

Kona Dream Builds: Garry’s Show Stopping Process

Irish Rep Garry Davoren is no stranger to the Kona Dreambuilds, having already put together a few classics. That said, his all new Sram AXS Eagle equipped Process 29er could be his finest to date! It would be safe to say that no expense has

Time to Travel: A Rad Bike Adventure

Kona Ambassador Ryan Lindsay Bartz has been on an around-the-world adventure aboard her Sutra. she put together this cool little video of some of her favorite places she’s been so far. “The first 6 months of a trip around the world consolidated into 3 minutes.

ACK and Back

By James Joiner In a world where everything is always at our fingertips, islands maintain a certain mystique. Maybe we read too many pirate stories as kids, maybe it’s their inherent disconnectedness. For an island at the heart of so many fantastical adventures – Moby

Five Podiums for the Kona / Bike Ranch Team at the Schwarzwald Marathon!

Letztes Wochenende war das komplette Kona /Bike Ranch Team beim Schwarzwaldmarathon in Furtwangen am Start. Die Wetterbedingungen, es

Enduro One Kirchberg / Tirol – Double Top Ten for the Kona Gduro Team

Enduro race season got to its climax in central Europe. This time our favorite race series E1 held

Kona Dream Builds: Ponderosa Cyclery Build Jen One Amazing Rove

The crew at Ponderosa Cyclery are no strangers to building amazing bikes for their customers and the upgrades

Ottawa Midsummer Solo Bikepacking Trip

Words and photos by Ambassador Sandra Beaubien. For the last couple of years, I had a trip idea floating around in my brain.  One of those trips that I thought might be too ambitious for my fitness level and experience, but this summer I finally

Upcoming KONA Demo Tour events in California and Oregon cancelled

Unfortunately, several upcoming demo tour dates have been cancelled due to an injury on the road. The affected

KONA EUROPE IS HIRING AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Kona Europe is looking for an organized, motivated and resourceful individual to work at our European Headquarters based in Monaco. This position supports our sales team, a high-energy dynamic division at Kona Europe. We are looking for a team player, with a friendly can-do attitude! Key

2020 Kona E Bikes are Live!

Earlier this month we announced the brand new Remote 160 mountain bike. It has received some awesome early reviews and we’re really pumped to get more people on what we think is the best electric mountain bike on the market. Today is the day where

Kona Dream Builds: Paul’s Limited Sutra Ltd

There are so many niche’s in cycling now that it’s pretty hard to keep up, well it’s hard to keep up if you care. Paul doesn’t care, he just wanted to build the most bad ass, do everything (and we mean everything) fully rigid steel

Burned Lines: Barry Wicks and Robin Sansom Explore the Aftermath of California’s Fires

Bike Magazine have just published Robin Sansom’s amazing story, Burned Lines. The trip took place last fall with Robin’s buddies Brian Vernor, Jeremy Dunn and Barry Wicks after last summer’s wildfires, the largest in California’s history. The story looks affected trails, the people who care about them

Time Traveller

Ambassador Cole Pellerin shares his favorite version of time travel in this gorgeous video by Danny Gariepy Media.

A Step into the Finnish Archives

Bikepacker guru and Kona Ambassador Erkki Punttila has created this beautiful blog post exploring some old relics of

Rochester Cyclocross. The First Real Test.

Becca – Rochester has been a staple on the calendar for my entire elite career – through venue changes and team changes, equipment swaps and last minute shipment retrievals, this race has always been good to me. It’s a course that has power sections that

Recapping Northstar with Hannah Bergemann

Everything I’d heard about Tahoe riding was dust, rocks, and more dust. The high-altitude trails are buried in snow all winter and then emerge into moondust throughout the summer. We flew from Bellingham a few days before training started to acclimate and familiarize ourselves with

Kona Dream Builds: Kevin’s Individually Quick Honzo ST

Kevin’s Honzo ST has been a while coming, since he first tagged it with #KonaDreamBuilds emails have found their way to junk folders, file downloads have expired and it just slipped under the radar. Thankfully we finally have it here for you because this single

KonaSquatches Take Over Eurobike

Two sasquatches wearing Kona suits have been spotted at Eurobike and our team has captured this video evidence. The Sasquatches have a boatload of Kona prizes to give out. Want to win? Take a photo of the Sasquatch and tag your photo #KonaSquatch on Instagram.

North & South Carolina, the KONA Demo Tour is headed your way!

Come demo some of our favorite bikes including the all-new Process 134, Process 153 CR 29, Hei Hei and Big Honzo. We’ll even have a few Libres ready to ride at select stops. We’ll have full size runs ensuring everyone can find a bike that

All Systems Go For GoCross

Becca: No one knows what to expect from the first weekend of cross. It’s really hard to train for cyclocross, because it’s only a race, not a ride. So you can come in knowing that you might be fit or having worked on skills, but

Kona Dream Builds: Bicycle Crumbs Process 153 CR 27.5 Has Just the Right Amount of Bling

Bicycle Crumbs is hands-down one of our favorite illustrators. His unique style has graced skateboard graphics, posters, patches, magazine covers, riding kit and would you believe it, socks, but it’s at its most prevalent on his personal instagram page. Crumbs uses this channel as spot

Singletrack Post Their First Impressions of the Remote 160 “Kona has taken the big hit DNA of the Process, shaken it up with a little Remote CTRL and the finished article is this, the 2020 Kona Remote 160.”

Singletrack magazine in the UK were lucky enough to get their hands on our very first Remote 160 review bike and have just posted up their first look of the build, a first impressions ride review will be dropping later in the week. You can

Miranda Miller Introduces Kona’s 2020 Process 134 Lineup

Kona Gravity Team rider Miranda Miller introduces the all-new Process 134! Join Miranda on a Pacific Northwest Adventure aboard the first full-carbon Process bike. The Process 134 represents years of engineering, testing, and industrial design to create the perfect balance of trail, all-mountain, and pure

California and Oregon, the KONA Demo Tour is headed your way!

Come demo some of our favorite bikes including the all-new Process 134, Process 153 CR 29, Hei Hei and Big Honzo. We’ll even have a few Libres ready to ride at select stops. We’ll have full size runs ensuring everyone can find a bike that

Ti Tuesdays with Kona: Jame’s Ti Humuhumu is a Triple Threat

I’ve been into mountain biking since I was a kid and to this day still have some sort of working relationship in the industry. From hanging out at local shops to working at local shops to managing a local shop, then repping top products and

Kona Dream Builds: Scott’s Strava Warrior Honzo

UK Sales Manager Scott Belshaw has been on a health kick recently. As a result, he’s been creeping up those Strava leaderboards when out for a ride. Aspiring to be King of the Climbs, he decided that his Process wasn’t quite the machine he needed

Kona Dream Builds: Spirt Animal – Vivien’s 2018 Unit X

Vivien Faye had been on the the hunt for the perfect bike for a long time. He’s pretty

Remote 160 is a Process on E!

There’s no denying the fact that electric bikes are here to stay. At Kona, we believe in bikes—all bikes. When we sat down to figure out the best way to ride as much as possible while having as much fun as possible, the result became

Gotland Bike Tour

Words and photography by Ambassador Erkki Punttila THE PLAN I saw an advert for a crew member position for the legendary Gotland Runt offshore sailing race. Being a fairly avid seafarer I thought it would be a good idea to do the course singlehanded –

Kona Dream Builds: His and Hers – Jon and Kate Strom’s Pair of Process 153s

Jon and Kate are Kentucky mountain bikers who love to ride rowdy southeast US trails, organize events for their local trail association and spend time in the woods with their rescue pup. Earlier this year, they fell in love with the playful nature of the

Torn Between Two Hemispheres

Words by ambassador Graham Beaumont Roll back 10 years or so, I was in my early 20’s with

Bicycling Magazine award Process 153 CR DL 29 with Editors Choice

Bicycling Magazine have just posted their Best Mountain Bike’s of 2019 list and our Process 153 CR DL 29 garnered the Editors Choice Award for “Best For Nailing the Jump Line”. It’s tough not to have fun on a 160/153mm trail bike, but if your

Reliving the Future

A fictional story inspired by the theft of my dear friend’s Kona Humu, and the joy of klunking. –Shae James, Kona Ambassador I am supposed to be holding one endless circle of hardened chain, a symbol of trust. It is supposed to be looped through

Kona Dream Builds: History Repeats – Connor Fearon and Jackson Frew’s Custom World Champs Operator CR’s

We love the World Champs. Each year Gravity Team Manager Mathieu Dupelle works with Impact Designs in Quebec and constantly knocks it out of the park with Connor’s custom World Champs Operator. Yesterday they unveiled Connors 1998 Kona Stab Deelux inspired Operator CR. This bike

Before and After: Martin Johannesen and his Rove

Mads Olivener took these super cool before and after photos of his good friend Martin Johannesen. The photos were taken before and after a recent three month bikepacking trip of Europe. Not one to chill, he’s ready to embark on another trip, this time a

Wales by 35mm

Kona Ambassador Tudor Gillham wanted to switch it up and take a step back in time for his latest project. He ditched the fancy camera gear and simply used his trusty old film camera to create this project. “I had a weekend away planned and

Introducing the Swift Rove, a Limited Edition Kona X Swift Industries Collaboration!

Bikepacking is all the rage these days. The Rove ST makes the perfect base for this special edition build. We’ve partnered with Seattle’s Swift Industries to kit out the Rove ST with color-matched bags and custom touches, sending you into the wild in style! Only

Go Deluxe! The Rove NRB DL and Libre DL Are Here!

We’ve got some hot bikes to announce this week and we’re starting off with the stunning Libre DL and the badass Rove NRB DL. Both bikes are coming equipped with Shimano’s new GRX groupset, which is geared towards the gravel market. Libre DL The 2020

Time to Travel!

Words by Ambassador Clara Cendoya Ibanez. Photos by Fernando Calle Prieto.   And it happens!! Summer holidays are here

Clara’s Longest Day

Words by Kona Ambassador Clara Cendoya Ibáñez. Photos by Fernando Calle Prieto.  It is Summertime! I love the

Kona Dream Builds: Kerry Werner’s Process 153 CR DL Adventure Machine

Kerry Werner may well have finished last season’s domestic CX season in the number one spot but I think it’s worth reminding that although he’s sponsored by Kona primarily as a CX racer, he shreds ALL THE BIKES. The fact that he’s finished the last

Miranda Miller, Cory Wallace, and Connor Fearon Named to World Championship Teams

The UCI World Championships are just around the corner. This year, they’ll be taking place in Mont Saint Anne, in the Canadian providence of Quebec. Former Downhill World Champion and current Kona gravity racer Miranda Miller has been selected to the Canadian women’s downhill team,

Trail’s Alive!

Last week Kona athlete Hannah Bergemann was a part of a squad of super talented riders that took home third place in the Crankworx Dirt Diaries film festival. The project was called Trail’s Alive and brought some Bellingham and Sea to Sky classics to life.