Ti Tuesday: Pierre’s 1992 Ti Hei Hei

There are a bunch of amazing Ti Kona’s residing on Retrobike.co.uk. Last week though, a picture of Pierre’s (aka 24pounces) amazing 1992 Hei Hei found its away to our inbox via Instagram, after a little digging we had a few more photos and the story

The Process 111 makes it into MBR’s radical 29ers short list

MBR have just published a list of 11 Radical 29er’s and the 2017 Process 111 made the cut.

Masanori “Masa” Nishikawa visits Kona’s Vancouver office after 26 countries and over 70000km on the road

World rider Masanori “Masa” Nishikawa from Japan showed up at our Vancouver office earlier this week on his Kona

Pedaliero Team Reports From The Second Stop Of The Enduro One Series.

“We Love Mountains“ Yeah, we do! We love riding bikes in the mountains – the steep, gnarly, rocky,

Cory Wallace tells his 2016 BC Bike Race Story

The BC Bike Race went into it’s 10th edition this year and has grown into one of the Worlds premier MTB stage races. Starting on Vancouver Island, racing across Powell River, the Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, Squamish and finishing in Whistler it is a great

Markus Zieher visits Spain’s La Poma Pumptrack on his Kona Shonky

To flee the winter weather and to ride the best built lines I went with four friends in

10 Year Old Kenzie Nevard gets busy for the Escapade 7 crew

Production company Escapade 7 recently caught up with 10 Year old UK ripper Kenzie Nevard and produced this short and sweet little clip of him pinning it on some super fun looking trails. What were you doing when you were 10?

Kona Super Grassroots rider Leah Maunsell reports from EWS Round 4 in La Thuile, Italy.

Thursday and Friday were practice days with three stages to practice each day. I knew heading into day one

Ryan Garnder nabs second at the Ashland Enduro

The latest round of the California Enduro Series brought the Norcal Cooperative just north of the California border to Ashland Oregon. Though not within California, the incredible quality of the trails and race organizers are enough to draw the CES over the border year after

Kona East Coast Demo Tour wraps up in Minnesota this weekend

Come out to one of our last few East Coast demos this weekend (the 15th, 16th and 17th

Antoine Bizet’s third place run from Glemmride

Last weekend Antione rode his Kona Shonky to third place at Glemmride, a FMB Gold Event in Saalbach Austria. It was a tough day for Antoine, after having a mechanical that took two hours to fix during practice, he then crashed and missed his first

Roots, Rain and Survival – Scott Countryman reports on the Trans BC Enduro

I’ve never ridden my bike in the Pacific Northwest and I have been dreaming of it for quite some time. The moist conditions, sculpted features and steep pitches sounded like everything a mountain biker’s heart could desire. What better way to pop my cherry than

Finding their feet: Kona Grassroots riders Justin Hodgson and Henning Schipper shred Revelstoke

It’s now July and race season is in full swing. The trails that Henning Schipper and I use

Cory Wallace Wins 2016 BC Bike Race, Spencer Paxson finishes in second place

What a race! After 15 hours, 48 minutes and 9 seconds and seven days of stage racing, Cory Wallace took the win from teammate Spencer Paxson today at the final stage of the BC Bike Race in Whistler. Spencer started the race with a comfortable buffer but

Kona Gravity rider Tegan Molloy shreds Bromont

Quebec based filmer Vincent Girard spent some time with Tegan Molloy between World Cup rounds recently and quietly worked away on this very cool little movie of her railing the trails in his backyard on her 27.5 Operator. 

Spencer Paxson’s BC Bike Race crushing Hei Hei Race DL

Spencer Paxson and his Kona Endurance teammate Cory Wallace have been straight up dominating the 2016 BC Bike Race. Neither are strangers to the event, but that overall top spot has eluded them both and Spencer is on a mission to make it his. By

Ti Tuesday: Travis Switzer’s life changing Ti Honzo

It’s good to know that sometimes you can have a positive effect on people. I mean we didn’t set out to change lives with Ti Tuesday but this weeks bike, well we did just that. Travis Switzer was just a normal Kona owner until he

Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko gets loose in BC’s interior

Canadian Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko and filmmaker Adison MacDonald recently did a trip to the interior of BC and put this rad little video together.

Trans BC Enduro Day Six

   The final day at the Trans BC Enduro was a doozy. The day started with a bus

BCBR Day 2 report: Hei Hei! Paxson wins stage 2, Wallace retains yellow 

On the eastern shores of the Salish Sea north of the Sunshine Coast lies the small town of Powell River, host of Stage 2 of the BC Bike Race. Following a rough and muddy Stage 1 in Cumberland on Thursday, racers made the stormy journey

Connor Fearon places fifth at Round five of the UCI DH World Cup in Lenzerheide

In what’s been a crazy World Cup DH season, one thing has remained consistent, Kona Gravity team rider Connor Fearon’s results. Connor’s top ten placings each round have been awesome to watch and the single digit number plate on his Supreme Operator this round showed us

Trans BC day five

PowerSlave is a classic trail in Nelson, BC. It’s steep, technical, rooty and fast. And that’s when it’s

BCBR Day 1 – Wallace Charges to Yellow, Paxson in Third

Sporting the new pre-production Shimano XT Di2 drivetrain, Cory Wallace said the placebo effect of the electronic components

Connor Fearon and Tegan Molloy qualify at Lenzerheide

With the Lenzerheide finals kicking off tomorrow in Switzerland, this morning’s qualifing went swimmingly for Kona Gravity Riders Connor Fearon and Tegan Molloy, both riders are feeling positive about their runs and excited for what tomorrow will bring. Connor kept his consistent season rolling along, matching

Trans BC Enduro day four

Today’s queen day of the Trans BC Enduro brought on 6 diverse stages in and around Rossland BC.

Connor and Tegan walk and ride the World Cup track in Lenzerheide

Round five of the World Cup is upon us, and I think for most DH fans it couldn’t come sooner, these month long breaks between races definitely have us all on edge. I’ve been damn anxious waiting for the next round and praying that no in-between

Kona Grassroots rider Joel Anderson spends a day at Kye Forte’s big old jumps

Legendary UK BMXer and Mountain Biker Kye Forte invited Joel Anderson down to deepest, darkest Devon to ride his top secret jump line – Wideopenmag.co.uk sent Tom Caldwell of Caldwell Visuals along to check out the action. Here’s what happened!

Kona Grassroots rider Thomas Mitchell reports from the PMBA Enduro Kirroughtree

With most of the big race series on an extended summer break and with me not participating in

BCBR 2016 Preview – Wallace and Paxson Take On the 10th Anniversary Edition 

As a deep marine layer of moisture settles into the BC corridor, Kona Endurance Team riders Cory Wallace and Spencer Paxson have journeyed to Cumberland on Vancouver Island for the 10th edition of the famous BC Bike Race. The two riders aim to carry on

Trans BC day three

The Seven Summits is listed as an IMBA epic, and for good reason. Today the Trans BC Enduro

2016 Trans BC Enduro Day Two

Day Two of the Trans BC Enduro took riders to the wine capital of the Okanagan and the

Ti Tuesday: Ed’s do everything Raijin

When Ed Worcester says his Ti Raijin is a do everything bike he’s not joking. As you’ll see, and read, below his Raijin bucks the adage “Jack of All Trades – Master of None”  and creates its own “Master of them All” tag line. My

2016 Trans BC Enduro Day One

Today the inaugural Trans BC Enduro kicked off on the spectacular trails of Vernon BC. Five stages encompassing loam,

Mathieu Dupelle vs Connor Fearon. Levelling the playing field.

Kona Gravity Team dad/mechanic/boss Mathieu Dupelle and Connor posted some interesting Instagram images over the weekend, namely of Connor on our Wo fat bike with a number plate?. Instagram only had part of the story so we went to the source to get the full low

Déjà Vu – Rhys Verner and the New Honzo Carbon – Video

Déjà Vu – Rhys Verner and the new Honzo Carbon – Video Ever get that feeling – the fleeting sensation that you have been somewhere or done something before? Translated from French the term déjà vu literally means “already seen” and is a relatively common

Kona Grassroots rider Leah Maunsell wins the FirstTracks Enduro in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland

This weekend myself and Dad made the four hour journey up to Rostrevor for the FirstTracks Enduro. We

Kona cross racer Jan Denuwelaere finishes ninth at Mountain of Hell

Kona cross racer Jan Denuwelaere, who uses enduro racing as training for the CX season, recently competed in the mass start Mountain of Hell race in Les Deux Alps. He finished ninth with a flat tyre and riding on his rim for the last five minutes. It’s

Fifteen Miles of Fury, Warming up for the 2016 XC World Championships

Kona Endurance Team rider Spencer Paxson is on site for the 2016 XC World Championships in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic. This year marks the 27th edition of the annual championship race, and Paxson’s 6th time being named to the US National Team since

Fest Series – Aggy’s Reunion 2016 Highlights

Holy smokes! You’ve seen the photos, and the Instagram clips now you need to check out this mind-blowing video from Kona gravity rider Graham Agassiz’s Fest Series event, Aggys Reunion. The Mind Spark boys absolutely killed it on this video.

Kona Super Grassroots rider Audrée Vaillancourt reports from Canada Cup Round 2

Kona Super Grassroots rider Audrée Vaillancourt reports from round two of the Canada Cup at Blue Mountain, Ontario Pour la saison 2016, nous avons eu la chance d’avoir deux compétitions du circuit canadien de descente dans l’est du pays. Quoi de mieux que de célébrer la Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Keeping it Real. Caleb’s steel Honzo.

As content manger for Kona I get to look after everything that we post here on the COG, as well as all our social media channels. I get to put up some pretty cool stuff, the Ti Tuesday posts recently have been particularly popular, giving people

Six epic days of enduro racing at Trans-Provence, Antti Laiho reports in.

Riding a mountain bike doesn’t get much better than the six days of enduro racing at Mavic Trans-Provence in the South Eastern corner of France. From the start in Embrun to the finish line at the Mediterranean coast in Menton we covered some 271 km

Kona Endurance Athlete Rhys Verner takes second at Whistler Provincial Championships

This past weekend in Whistler marked my final race of seven consecutive races in a row. Surprisingly enough I was actually feeling pretty good about it, it had been a busy few months but I was getting to test myself and learn week in and

Ti Tuesday: Thom’s “Do Stupid Stuff” Ti Honzo.

The initial build on this bike was very XC—floppy 32mm stanchion fork, 2.1 tires, narrow rimmed wheels, but I realized pretty quickly that the bike’s geometry screamed, “DO STUPID STUFF!” Only problem was, I didn’t have the landing gear to back it up. So I

The California Enduro Series arrives at stop number four, Ryan and Derek podium.

Kona racers had a strong showing this weekend at the 4th stop of the California Enduro Series at China Peak. China Peak is not only the most recent stop of the overall series, but the first race of the much anticipated “Golden Tour” which consists

Dirt Rag Magazine review the 2016 Process 153DL “The Process 153 offers an impressive balance of capability and versatility”

Dirt Rag magazine have just published this great review of our 2016 Process 153 DL in their latest issue. You can purchase the magazine online here or click on the below image to check out the review as a PDF.

German Kona dealer KNUT features in this very cool video profile (German)

Knut lebt für sein Fahrrad. Jeden Morgen, zu jeder Jahreszeit und bei jedem Wetter schwingt er sich auf eines seiner vielen Räder und fährt zur Arbeit, holt seine Kinder ab oder macht Besorgungen. Für ihn ist das Radfahren Freiheit pur. Er kann entscheiden, wo es

GERMAN PEDALIERO TEAM REPORTS FROM THE SECOND RACE OF THE FAMOUS TRAILTROPHY SERIES:

Established as a single event multiday stage race with special tests and night rides in Latsch / South

Thomas Mitchell reports from Round 3 of the Scottish Enduro Series in Glenlivet

Round 3 of the Scottish Enduro Series took place at Glenlivet. The trail centre location is the heartland

Come check out the Ladies Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at the Methow Singletrack Solstice event

Kona’s Angi Weston has partnered up with Methow Cycle & Sport in Winthrop, WA to offer a Ladies