Erkki Puntilla’s Winter

Kona Ambassador Erkki Punttila has contributed quite a bit to Kona over the years. He’s the face to

Bikepacking: The White Rim Trail

IIt all started with a brainstorm amongst the Kona Adventure Team misfits. We were trying to figure out some adventures we could pair with races we wanted to hit on the calendar. Grand Junction off road was on the list so I reached out to

Into the Woods: Kona’s Gravity Team Ride Rotorua with the Locals

Before the madness of Crankworx Rotorua had truly begun, the Kona Gravity Team headed into the local Whakarewarewa Forest trail network to get a taste of some of the best trails this mountain biking Mecca has on offer. Jonny Mitchell, Kona’s brand manager for the

Double Whammy! Shae’s BoB RoSS Process 165

Kona Ambassador Shae James likes to do things a little differently and regularly tweaks her bikes to make them juuuust right. Enter BoB RoSS, the multi-dimensional Process 165. Here’s Shae’s take on her unconventional dream build. “What the heck is that??” are the first words

Kona Dream Builds: Matt’s Cute Little Honzo

Matt Mckinley isn’t the tallest rider out there, at 5’5″, the Queenstown, NZ based Atlas Bar head chef should be allowed to ride any bike he wants. The boys at Bikeaholic think so and have built him this damn rad Honzo ST in size small.

Miranda Miller 6th at Cranwkworx AirDH

Kona gravity team rider Miranda Miller finished in a solid sixth place on Wednesday aboard her Process 153

A Dew Reimagined Turns into the Ultimate Cargo Bike

Words by Kona Adventure Team Rider Spencer Paxson. “For those skeptical action-oriented new parents out there, it turns out that cargo biking is a way, for me at least, to experience a terrific oxymoron: to step out of one comfort zone while staying completely comfortable.

Kona at Crankworx Rotorua

Crankworx Rotorua kicks off TODAY in New Zealand, marking the official start to the 2019 season. We have finally dug ourselves out from piles of snow here in the PNW, our wheels are back on dirt, and we’re all excited to watch our newly minted

Shadow Boxing with Kate’s Operator CR

Kona Ambassador Kate Meyer is no stranger to ripping DH laps. The Bend, Oregon racer has been turning the heads of photographers with her effortless style and aggressive riding for years. We are thrilled to have Kate riding an Operator CR this year because we

MTB-News.de Reviews Kona Process 153 CR 29

You gotta love Google Translate. I mean, I know a few German words and phrases, enough to get a beer at a bar, or buy a lift pass and say thank you, but there is no way I could ever decipher a bike review. Well,

Levi Koroscil’s Excellent New Zealand Adventure

TransNZ is like no other race around. It brings together riders from around the world into a supportive encouraging race environment. This six-day event travels through the South Island of New Zealand. Hitting up some of the best riding locations in the area. Pushing the

The Colorado Commute

It’s the time of year when winter begins to blend into spring. We start to look at our

Kona Dream Builds: Pretty in Pink – Chad’s Custom Super Jake

Chad Grice hails from Victoria, BC and races cyclocross as well as road, and XC. During the day he’s an elevator guy and during the evening and weekends, HE. RIDES. BIKES. He currently has six bikes in his stable and this very inspired Super Jake

Kona Dream Builds: Thilo Schwedmann’s Unit of all Trades

Thilo Schwedmann is a photographer, graphic designer, videographer and freelancing motion designer, he works mainly for television. Hailing from the crowded Ruhrgebiet area in Germany he doesn’t have any real mountains or hills to ride, but he does have a few wooded zones, a lot

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

Come demo some of our favorite bikes including the Process 153 CR 29 and 27.5, and Big Honzo CR. We’ll even have a few Libres ready to ride at select stops. We’ll have full sizes runs ensuring everyone can find a bike that fits just right. Here are some events coming

From Zero to… No Idea, Really

Mother nature needs some etiquette lessons. This snowy slushy BS is out of control. Yes, I know many of you are probably rolling your eyes as you read this because you live in places that get feet and feet of snow constantly and you are

The Press Love Kona Wah Wah Pedals, You Can Too.

Do you ride flat pedals? Are you flat curious? Are you unhappy with your current flat pedals? Well,

Winter Kit, Animated

Animations and art by Kona Ambassador Barry McWilliams. Barry McWilliams is an American graphic designer living in Berlin.

Kona Dream Builds: “Probably The Best Kona 2013 Stinky 24 Ever Built “

It’s a bold claim, right? That was the first line in Anthony Lonsdales Kona Dream Build submission. After taking one look at the bike though, we’d have to agree with him… I mean really, if you know of a more high-end Stinky 24 then we

Miranda and Rhys crush it in Tennesse

Kona enduro team riders Miranda Miller and Rhys Verner just wrapped up their first enduro of the season with a first and third place finish, respectively. The Tennessee National Enduro was the culmination of a week of testing with SRAM at Windrock Bike Park. The

Korean Youtuber Sikks Lee Hearts Kona

South Korea’s most popular MTB YouTube channel, Realty Bike Show, and its creator have been showing Kona a

Earning Turns

Art and words by Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt. Photos by Paris Gore. Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of the word “tour” is : a journey for business, pleasure, or education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting point. I suppose this definition accurately breaks down the components of why I am addicted to

All The Ladies in the Place…

Today is International Women’s Day. While we think it’s fantastic to honor women and what they’ve brought to the sport, we think it’s important to do this every day—and not just on this one day. Kona is fortunate to have an amazing crew of women

Kona Dream Builds: Red Dawn, the 2019 Team Issue Process CR DL 29

For the 2019 Race Season we wanted to do something a little special for our Gravity team riders and their race bikes. Inspired in part by major team sponsor RockShox’ incredibly fast looking (and performing) Lyrik lowers, we’d like to present you with the Team

The White Dirt called Snow

Words by Kona Ambassador Markus Zieher. Freeriding in an area which is normally not rideable but smoothed by tons of snow? It makes more sense with skis but let’s try it with the bike. Together with photographer Christian Frumolt I travelled down south to check

Kona Dream Builds: Mikey’s Not Quite a Process Satori

We haven’t seen a whole bunch of Satori Dream Builds, mostly because we don’t sell the Satori as a frame only, but as Mikey Spear from Halcyon Bike worked out, the base model is essentially a blank canvas and his build is one serious work

Ray’s Women’s Weekend

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Shae James. Nothing says bike privilege like living in the PNW, and

California, the KONA demo tour is headed your way!

Come demo some of our favorite bikes including the Process 153 CR 29 and 27.5, and Big Honzo CR. We’ll even have

Bikes + Coffee + Winter = Magic

Words and imagery by Kona Ambassador, Trevor Browne. Time is slipping away at too fast a rate these

Crosstraining in Telluride

Words by Kona Ambassador, Becky Gardner. Telluride, Colorado is an old mining town tucked away in a box canyon within the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Hidden away from mainstream Colorado, it is the winter gem of the western slope. Telluride is a dream for any

Kona Dream Builds: Denny’s N+1 Ti Humuhumu

Minneapolis local Denny Royal, like many of you, is a Kona super fan. And as you may have guessed, this beautiful Ti Humuhumu is not Denny’s only Kona, in fact, it’s the third in his fleet. The Humuhumu sits alongside a Process 153 CR and

Kona Dream Builds: Murray’s Shonky is a Weapon of Dirt Destruction

We’ve already seen one extremely rad Shonky build come out of UK dealer Harts Cyclery. Well now it’s official. With Murray‘s bike, Harts is now two for two. These guys definitely hit it out of the park with this classy Shonky ST. Murray’s weapon of

Kona Dream Builds: Brandon’s Paddy Wagon Keeps It Simple

The folks at Sellwood Cycle Repair in Portland have a long relationship with Kona. Erik Tonkin (Sellwood cycles owner), Barry Wicks and Spencer Paxson all raced for the shop before moving to our pro ranks and their S&M cross team win races across North America

Wild and Free

Brooklyn Bell is a Kona Ambassador that is pushing the boundaries of comfort and expectations on a daily basis. Aside from cutting her teeth on a mountain bike as a Kona Supreme, Bell is also a widely-recognized artist, public speaker, and stellar athlete. In fact,

Canada! Select 2018 Bikes on Sale Now!

It’s that time of year… The snow is beginning to melt. The days are getting longer. The bulbs

USA: Save Up to $1,100 on Select 2018 Bikes!

It’s that time of year… The snow is beginning to melt. The days are getting longer. The bulbs are starting to poke out of the ground. That’s right! Spring is less than a month away and that means BIKE SEASON IS NEAR! Have you been

Alex Luise Introduces Bike Busters DH Team

Kona Ambassador Alex Luise is one busy man! He’s been cranking out work over the last few weeks. His latest shoot features the Bike Busters team out of Italy that will all be racing on Kona Operators. Check out the full feature on his website,

Private Winter

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Tim Wiggins For me, the winter is all about limits… finding and pushing the limits of what, when, and how far I can ride. My winter bike of choice is the Kona Private Jake. The 2016 vintage frame has

Gravel Grinding at Forest Park

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Lita Monaghan Usually, it is summertime that is associated with road trips

Cory Wallace Reports on Winning the Samarathon Desert Race

Israel is a Middle Eastern country of 8.7 million people located on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. 

Kona Dream Builds: Kim’s Game Changing Process 153

Kim submitted her cool looking 2016 Process 153 via the #KonaDreamBuilds hashtag on Instagram, the moment it appeared in the feed we knew it just had to be featured here on the cog. The green and blue themed build is not just about color, it’s

Kona Dream Builds: Ben’s Monochromatic Honzo St

Ben started seriously mountain biking a year ago. He had an entry level 29er and in just over a month he had beat the crap out of it. His home trails in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area are loose, techy, and not really that easy

CX Magazine Interview with Rebecca Fahringer

Rebecca Fahringer’s first season as a Kona cyclocross racer saw steady improvement from race to race. She ended the season with a strong showing in her European leg of the season and finished a personal-best 16th at World Championships in Bogonse. CX Magazine recently conducted

Revisiting World Champs with Clara Honsinger

Team S&M CX’s Clara Honsinger has had a pretty incredible season. In her final year as a U23

Dreaming of Summer

Kona Ambassador Sandra Beaubien is no stranger to winter riding. She leads the charge all winter long as

Caleb Holonko bags Feature and Cover of Broken and Coastal Issue 4

Portland-based ad-free zine Broken and Coastal just dropped their massive fourth issue in print and online via Issuu. Regardless of whether anyone was on a Kona in this edition, it seemed only right that we tell you what an awesome little publication this is. It’s

Kona Dream Builds: Jason’s Immaculate Hei Hei CR DL is Ready to Party

If you are a regular here on the Cog, or at least a regular here checking out Kona Dream Build’s then you will be well familiar with what Jason and the crew at Chainline Bikes get up to. If you are new here, then after

Cory Wallace Kicks of 2019 with a Win in Israel

Here at Kona we are positive that Cory Wallace is actually a robot sent from the future to show us mere mortals that Type 2 fun is actually a good time and that we should all be pushing our bodies to their absolute limit. Having

Kona Dream Build x Ti Tuesday: Teemu’s Monstercross’n Ti Raijin

Boy do we have a special treat today, it’s a combined Ti Tuesday With Kona and a Kona Dream Build post. I think it’s safe to say that Teemu’s rig is one unique bike, I highly doubt there are any other Ti Raijins rocking drop

Miranda Miller’s Winter Musings

While everyone knows Miranda Miller is an ace on the bike, did you know she’s also very creative?