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Canadian Made Kona Wool Jersey and Jacket Available Now

WoolJersey_ConsumerKona is proud to offer our new Canadian Made wool jerseys and jackets to the public. Canadian customers can contact JESSICA and US customers can contact BECCA to purchase. We also have a plethora of tee-shirts, hooded tees and other Kona branded paraphernalia you might want to ask the ladies about, you won’t regret it.

More info on the wool jerseys after the jump. Read More

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Longtime Kona Dealer Cyclesmith Moves & Expands after 28 Years

IMG_4973Cyclesmith has been on Quinpool Road since we opened our doors 28 years ago. We are moving from our home of 20 years at 6112 Quinpool Road, because the owner of the building is tearing it down to build a lovely new 8-storey multi-use building on the site. We’re sad to leave Quinpool but excited to be part of the revitalized Agricola Street North End. Read more

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Kona Consumer Recall Notice

woKONA RECALLS 2014 WO FAT BIKE MODEL DUE TO FALL HAZARD; BICYCLE FORKS CAN BREAK

• Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

• Name of product: Kona Wo, Fat Bike or bike frame with Kona Project Two Fat Disc Fork

• Hazard: The bicycle forks can crack or break at the fork crown/steer column interface, causing a fall hazard to consumers

• Remedy: Replace forks

• Consumer Contact:
Kona at (800) 566-2872 from 8:30 am – 5pm PT Monday through Friday
or online at www.konaworld.com/wo_recall/
or email at wo-recall@konaworld.com for more information

• Recall Details: About 531 units

• Description: The recall involves all 2014 Kona Wo bicycles and frames equipped with a Kona Fat Project Two Disc Fork. The bicycles come in charcoal black with silver decals.

• Incidents: One US report of a steer tube breakage, no injury reported

• Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled bicycles and contact their local Kona authorized dealer for instructions on receiving a replacement fork.

• Sold at: Authorized Kona bicycle dealers nationwide from September 2013 to July 2014 for about $1,700.

• Importer: Kona Bicycle Company of Ferndale, Washington

• Manufactured in: Taiwan

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Video: The Art of the Cold Creek Quickie

It may be cold across the country but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and ride. Check out this video of the Process 153 on a newly built section of trail at Cold Creek in Yacolt, WA.

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Gone for the weekend (Grassroots Norway)

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Mountainbiking can be so many things these days. We change the amount of suspension, find the correct head tube angles, create components from aerospace material, slap a title on the product and give it a sole purpose. We love our DH-sleds, light trail bikes or new enduro-weapons, but sometimes we forget the adventure and the joy of just being “out there”. This is a travelogue about mountain bikes, pancakes and exploring new trails. Read More

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Joonas’ Sunday Afternoon Video

Listen to the sound of pure trail ripping mated with soft, soft piano. A match made in heaven. Want to ride like Joonas? He’s on the Process 111

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Kona Process 111 DL on 2014 Dirt Rag Editors’ Choice list

Screenshot 2014-06-16 13.55.54Chosen by Tech Editor Eric McKeegan

The Process 111 redefined what short-travel trail bikes are capable of tackling. Combine simple, efficient suspension with progressive geometry and the result is my favorite bike from 2014. My two main complaints are being addressed in the 2015 model, with the under-gunned RockShox Revelation fork being replaced with a Pike and the price dropping from $5,600 to $4,100 without losing any performance. Read more at Dirt Rag

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Super Grassroots rider Matthew Webber takes 2nd CX win of the season

grafhamThis weekend saw us travelling up the rain-lashed A1 to Grafham Water, one of my favourite circuits, and the first really muddy race of the season. I made up for my poor start of last week and led this one almost from the whistle, getting into a good rhythm early on and finding myself with a decent gap by the end of the first lap. Read More

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Sellwood Cycle Reports: Kona Prototype Testing

DSC0153_RedactedRecently we got a phone call from our friends to the North, Kona Bicycle Company. They had this frame they were developing and wanted to send it to us and see what we thought. They’re working an all new ████████ bike and experimenting with ████ ███ █████████ among other features. We’re talking hot off the fabrication table prototype testing.

You see, Sellwood Cycle Repair has a pretty unique relationship with Kona. In addition to championing them as a brand in our shop, we’re able to attend their annual launch event, shred their sweet demo bikes before they go to market, and drink more than a couple beers with their crew every so often. But the really fun perk is being able to help them develop new bikes and technology way before it ever hits the streets.

So Kona calls us up and lets us know they have a pre-production ███████████ frame on the way. When it arrived you’d think it was Christmas in the shop, but we all had to share the same present. Everyone gathered around for the unpacking. Probably the first thing we noticed was the ████ ████████ and the addition of ██████ █ ████████████ . A little closer inspection revealed ████████████████████████████████ which was definitely ████████████████ and interesting to think about how ████████ would play out.

Read more on Sellwood’s blog

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Helen Wyman interviews with prowomenscycling.com

Read the feature on Grit.CX

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Singletrack (UK) tests the Process 111: “a screamingly fun, uncompromising ride: this bike is very, very capable indeed”

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Video: Antoine Bizet’s European Summer of Love

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