E-Ute: Take it E-asy!

There’s no denying the freedom that a bicycle brings. Shortcuts, the wind in your hair, the feeling of speed – the joys are undeniable. With the advent of the cargo bike, adding the ability to carry heavy loads has added to the versatility and overall

Rebecca Fahringer – Veldrijder

Rebecca grew up in rural Ohio, riding horses and dirt bikes with her family. Focusing her energy on the study of geology while competing in sport, she found cyclocross. An instant bond to this style of racing rooted in her love of the surrounding land.

The Road To The World Cups

After a satisfactory weekend last weekend in Rochester I was really motivated to put some solid training in this week. I am not a guy who likes to rest on my laurels. Racing is good and really gets the high end revved up, however, by

Hannah Bergemann Takes the 2018 CDC Overall!

We wrapped up an awesome race season for the Cascadia Dirt Cup this last weekend at Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, WA. If you haven’t visited this place yet, its worth a trip! Evergreen has been working hard to build and maintain tons of brand new

Texas, Kansas, and Western BC, the Demo Tour is Heading Your Way!

The Demo Tour is on a tear the next couple of weeks and making a ton of stops. Here’s the quick version of the schedule: US: 9/23/2018  Kansas City 9/27/2018  Kansas City 9/28/2018  Augusta, KS 9/30/2018 Canyon, TX British Columbia: 9/24/2018  Langley 9/29/2018 Nanaimo 9/30/2018

Your Brain on E(lectric)

This is E. This is your brain… on E. Any questions? Those of us that grew up in North America during the 80’s or earlier no doubt experienced the War on Drugs. The commercial campaigns were creative and entertaining in a dark way and left

All 2019 Bikes are Now On KonaWorld.com

All 2019 bikes are officially on Konaworld.com! No matter the type of bike you’re looking for we’ve got you covered. Big epic gravel adventure planned? Perhaps a Libre is the bike for you! Looking for a new KOM or QOM on the local singletrack? Maybe

Dispatches from Northstar

Ryder Schwartz put together a cool little video from Northstar recently. Thanks for the edit, Ryder! That Operator

Tennessee, Kentucky, Squamish and Whistler! It’s Demo Time!

The Kona Demo tour is rolling through Tennessee, Kentucky, Squamish, and Whistler over the next week. This is your chance to try out some sweet new bikes on some of your local trails. We hope to see you there!  

Remembering Jack DeVries

We received word this week that the longtime Kona friend and owner of Jack’s Bikes in Bellingham passed away this past Monday. Jack DeVries was a Bellingham staple having worked at the Times Bike Shop back in the 60s. He was active in the local

Kerry Werner Keeps Momentum Rolling with Two Podium Finishes at Rochchester

The Rochester race weekend has been the traditional season opener for many years past. This year a few

The All New Process 24 – Shreducation With Aggy & Max

When it came time to shoot a video for the all-new Process 24 kids’ bike, we wasted no time in getting in touch with Graham Agassiz. Aggy is a big kid at heart and remembers what it was like to be a grom in Kamloops.

Connor Fearon Battles Flat Tire at World Champs

The 2018 downhill season has reached its end, but not without an incredible finale. The pinnacle event- World Championships- was held in the stunning mountain village of Lenzerheide, Switzerland this past Sunday. Kona’s Connor Fearon was on a tear in qualifying, with an incredible third

Mountain Bike Action Reviews the Kona Honzo CR Trail Frame Set “The Honzo is Ready to Rip Your Local Trails”

“The Honzo defies the notions that hardtails were only made for racing and training, and delivers a ride experience that is fun. If you are looking for a bike that is simple and just wants to go out and have fun, the Honzo is ready

Wallace World Travels: Racing in Norway

Kona Adventure Team rider and racer Cory Wallace is a traveling fiend these days. His latest adventure took him far north to the gorgeous Norway mountains. Words from Wallace: I spent the last two weeks traveling around and racing in Norway. First up was the

Kerry Werner’s Super Jake Bike Check

Kona Cyclocross champ, Kerry Werner has just finished his build of his 2019 Super Jake and it’s beautiful!

Discover the 2019 Dew-E and Splice-E Kona Electric Bikes Right Here

Kona Dew-E For the avid commuter where no hill, no amount of rain, or no gust of wind is enough to stop you, we bring you the Dew-E. From our beloved Dew platform, the Dew-E is the ultimate commuting machine. Bright front and rear lights,

The All New Electric Ute is Here

Kona Electric Ute The Electric Ute is our newest addition to our pedal-assist lineup. We took the success of our Ute and beefed up the fork and added a tapered steer tube adding stiffness to the ride. Looking to ditch the car? The Electric Ute

Idaho and North Carolina! You’re Next on the Kona Demo Tour!

The Kona Demo tour is rolling through Ashville, Winston-Salem, Sun Valley, and Boise over the next week. This is your chance to try out some sweet new bikes on some of your local trails. We hope to see you there!  

Kerry Werner Doubles Down at Cyclocross Season Opener

Something to note about CX season is that cyclocross Nationals has been moved from January to the second weekend in December (Louisville, Ky). Thus, the season has been condensed. It started this past weekend in Roanoke, VA at a community park, Fallon Park, and as

Kona Dream Builds: Connor Fearon’s 2018 World Champs Operator CR 29

Connor’s manager and mechanic Mathieu Dupelle and his buddies at Impact Designs have made a habit of making life hard for themselves when it comes to Connor’s World Champs paint schemes. Each one topping the previous one just that little bit, I mean how many

Meet Kona’s Brand New Full Suspension E-Bike, The Remote CTRL

Kona Remote CTRL You believe in pushing limits. Your adventures are big. You explore deeper and climb higher. The Remote CTRL is the answer to your missions. With the assistance of Bosch’s powerful Performance CX motor and more travel (150mm front, 132 rear), you can

My Kona – Matt Shelton

Matt Shelton is quintessentially Kona. A veteran employee, Shelton is both a friendly face and an incredibly hard worker. He’s revered as a hard worker both inside and outside of the office. When not shuffling through warranty claims, dealing with small parts orders, or running

Kona Dream Builds: Chris’s East Coast Ripping Honzo

We just love seeing the way people build up our Honzo’s, whether it’s our classic steel frame, or the newer alloy and carbon models, every single one is a Dream Build. And today we’ve got this very cool build from East Coast bicycle industry veteran Chris

Dust and Rocks: Ryan Gardner Reports from Northstar CES

In what’s become the crown jewel of the California Enduro Series, Northstar brings a generous serving of rock

Watch Connor Fearon’s Gamble Section in FULL

Watch Connor Fearon’s full segment from the GAMBLE film! In this clip, Connor heads to Retallack Lodge near Nelson, British Columbia, to annihilate corners at mach-chicken speed!

Cross is Coming Part 5: Charm City CX

Kerry Werner took his Super Jake to Baltimore, MD near the end of the cyclocross season last year

Repeat or Redemption: Scott Countryman Finds one in Truckee, California

My last race was the EWS in Whistler, it was super tough and left me feeling pretty down about my riding. I knew I shouldn’t let that get to me, but I could not help thinking about how poorly I rode. So coming to Truckee,

Wallace in Romania

Words by Adventure/Endurance team member, Cory Wallace Romania is a Southeastern European country with close to 23 000

Cross is Coming Part 4: We Like to Party!

Cross is still on its way… and that means one thing for sure. PARTY TIME. While some folks

Say Hello to the 2019 Honzos!

The 2019 Honzos have arrived. It’s the hardtail that redefined hardtails. Throw all of mountain biking’s buzzwords in a blender and you get Honzo: capable, lively, playful, nimble, badass- you get the point. It’s not untrue to say the Honzo started something big. It’s been

Explore More with the Kona’s 2019 Wozo and Wo

There’s something special about the pull to go deeper into lesser traveled terrain. Kona’s line of fat bikes is the answer to the age-old question, “how far should we go?” Ultra-wide tires provide traction in historically unrideable conditions. Sand, snow, and deep silty dirt are

Kona Dream Builds: Rhys Verner’s Race Ready Process 153 CR DL 29

Race-worthy and drool-worthy bikes seem to go hand-in-hand and Kona Global Enduro Rider Rhys Verner‘s custom Process 29 CR is the perfect example. The Squamish based rider has had some bad luck this year, after finishing the 2017 EWS season on a high note. He

Kona is 30! Come Celebrate in Bellingham on Sept 8th!

We are celebrating 30 years of good times and we invite YOU to party with us and help clean up the community. Join the Kona Bike Shop on Saturday, September 8th to celebrate 30 years of Kona! We’ll be cleaning up a green space near

Cross is Coming Part 3: Throwing it Back to 2008

The 2008 Kona CX team was full of character. With riders like Wendy Simms, Erik Tonkin, Ryan Trebon, and Barry Wicks, every race was entertaining. This throwback video was produced by Freeride Entertainment and shows the grit involved with cyclocross.  

Rebecca Fahringer Joins Kerry Werner on The Kona Maxxis Shimano Cyclocross Team

We are super excited to announce our 2018-2019 Cyclocross Team presented by Maxxis Tires and Shimano. The Kona Maxxis Shimano Cyclocross Team will be piloting the new 2019 Super Jake outfitted with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 components, Maxxis tubular tires (including the Speed Terrance, Mud

Cross is Coming Part 2: Cross/Roads with Kerry Werner

Cross is coming! We’re featuring some of our favorite cyclocross videos this week to get ready for the upcoming season! For part two we’ve chosen the Cross/Roads video with Adventure Team rider and Cyclocross powerhouse Kerry Werner. Kerry rides the 2018 Major Jake. Follow along as

Kona Dream Builds: Austin’s RAD 2019 Process 153 CR 29

As rad as our stock build on the new 2019 Kona Process 153 CR DL 29 is, it was never going to take long before someone went and swapped out a few parts to turn it into their personal Dream Build. It looks like Austin

Connor Fearon Finishes World Cup Final in 8th, Secures 10th Overall

This past weekend saw what is sure to go down as one of the weirdest and wildest UCI DH World Cup races in a long while. After all the mud was washed away, Connor Fearon would slide into the top ten on the day and

Cross is Coming Part 1: A Jaunt Through the Park with the 2017 Private Jake

Cross is coming! We’re featuring some of our favorite cyclocross videos this week to get ready for the

Fearon Qualifies 7th in La Bresse!

Kona ringer Connor Fearon crossed the line in 7th place today on a super short world cup track in La Bresse, France. This is the final world cup race of the season and the UCI have decided to save all points for the final tomorrow,

Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming- You’re Next on the Demo Tour!

We’ve updated our demo fleet with some of our most sought-after 2019 bikes and YOU can ride them! The Kona demo tour is swinging through Fairfax Station, Raleigh, Carrboro, Crozet, and Grand Targhee in the coming days. This is your chance to ride one of

Watch Blackburn’s Second Water Cycle Film: Ocean, Surf by Bike

Inspired by the 71% of the planet covered by water, Blackburn Design has created WATER CYCLE, an ongoing documentary film project. In the second chapter, OCEAN, we follow Ashley Llyod Thompson, a surf shaper from Santa Cruz, California. Ashley took time away from her shaping

Short Circuit: Connor Fearon Rolls into the Top Ten in Timed Training at La Bresse

It’s hard to believe the 2018 World Cup DH Season is almost over, after it finishes this weekend in La Bresse, France all we’ll be left to watch is the World Champs in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Timed Training has

Kona’s Lacy Kemp Featured in Freehub Magazine’s Pillars Series

Freehub Magazine has launched a new web series called Pillars, highlighting the people that help define the local

Check out our Updated 2019 Dew’s

The Kona Dew line of bikes is the rock to your everyday roll. No matter the weather, no matter the day, no matter the traffic, urban obstacles, or whether you’re in a suit, jeans, or skirt, the dew is what gets you there. The dew

Dream Builds: Ride Here Now, Ryan’s Light Touring Kona Rove

For today’s Kona Dream Builds post we are doing something a little different. We are going to send you somewhere else to check it out! Well, not before whetting your appetite with few inspiring photos and words. BikePacking.com recently profiled Denver based Ryan Santoski and

Hannah Bergemann’s First EWS

Words by Kona Supreme, Hannah Bergemann I successfully finished my first EWS at Whistler last weekend. It was

Even More 2019 MTB Hardtails Are Here

When we think about hardtails we go back. Way back. We’re talking 1988 when bikes were simple and hardtails were the greatest thing ever. They provided a means to a new kind of freedom that the old klunkers couldn’t quite handle. They took us further