Kerry Werner takes Bronze at the 2018 USA Cyclocross National Champs

It had been 4 weeks since the last bare-knuckle brawl at the Hendersonville NCGP, in Hendersonville, NC. I ended up winning both days that weekend and came out of it with a huge boost of confidence, a sharp focus on nationals, and lots of mud

Vital MTB post their Initial Impressions of the Wah Wah II PP “The result is very good grip in all conditions with a nice, locked-in feel”

“We’ve had the pedal out on several different types of rides already, with the same good results whether it’s charging a rock garden or hitting a drop.” “The result is very good grip in all conditions with a nice, locked-in feel” Vital MTB reviewer and

Life in the bike lane: James Stout Reflects on a Year with the Kona Ute and Car Free Living

Words by James Stout When it comes to shooting gaps, diving corners and throwing elbows (even the occasional head-butt), I’m a man who enjoys the odd criterium, but I can’t fu**ing stand the supermarket on a Sunday afternoon. I really like riding bikes, I have

US Cyclocross Nationals is This Weekend!

It all comes down to this. After a long season of slogging through mud, snow, over obstacles, and

Mountain Bike Action Reviews the Process CR DL 27.5 “The Process tracked the trail like a cheetah chasing a gazelle”

“On wide-open, high-speed trails, the Process tracked the trail like a cheetah chasing a gazelle. The only difference was it could also hunt down any bonus lines it could find along the way. It’s a quick but confidence-inspiring bike.” Mountain Bike Action reviewed the Process CR DL

Kona Dream Builds: Todd’s Jealousy inducing Carbon Honzo

We are not about to make any wild assumptions about Todd, the owner of this jealousy-inducing carbon Honzo CR Trail DL, but here at Kona just love it when people pour there personality and riding style into their custom bike builds. Whether it’s subtly updating one of our

Sustainable Trail Building: The Matty Shelton Interview

Words by Stephanie Ignell, member of the Kona Supremes. Trail building is one of the most important, yet

VitalMTB Loves the Process 153 CR DL!

“The updated Process 153 CR/DL puts itself squarely among the best all-mountain and enduro bikes at a competitive price.” – Joel Harwood, VitalMTB reviewer    VitalMTB have had the Process 153 CR DL for a few months and have been putting it through some serious

Kona Dream Builds: Emilie’s Rove DL

Emilie Clark from Dallas, TX has taken one of our latest Rove DL‘s and tweaked it some pretty damn

Bike Magazine post their full Wah Wah II PP Review “These are some of the tackiest pedals I have ridden”

“Long pins and the bigger platform made the pedal easy to get parallel to the ground and bash through rock gardens without my foot bouncing around. I would even go so far as to say these are some of the tackiest pedals I have ridden.”

Kona Process 153 CR DL Named a Bike Mag Bible Top Pick!

Bike Magazine has released their 2018 Bible of Bike Tests, one of the most comprehensive mountain bike tests in the world, and has named the Kona Process 153 CR DL as a top choice. Gear Editor and tester Travis Engel makes it no secret that

Winterized: Part 5

Welcome back to Winterized, the series of winter tips from Kona employees and athletes aimed at helping you

Kiwi Max Hides rails his Process AL 29 at Christchurch Adventure Park

After the 2017 Fires which destroyed most of forest and trails at the Christchurch Adventure Park in New

Dirt Rag Post Their Big Honzo DL First Impressions “It was clear that the Big Honzo was made for big fun”

With 2.8 inch wide Rekons from Maxxis, wide bars and a dropper post, it was clear that the Big Honzo was made for big fun. Built around the 6061 aluminum frame, this bike is as tough as it is a good time. Dirt Rag have just

Bike Mag Names Process 153 SE a Best Value!

Bike Magazine recently posted about the best-valued bikes under $2500, and the Kona Process 153 SE was named

Kona Adventure Team 2017 Recap!

Intro by Spencer Paxson Words from behind the lens – In 2017, Kona launched the Kona Adventure Team, an

Kona Dream Builds: Mark’s Honzo ST Lifer

Mark posted this sweet looking Honzo ST to our Facebook page a few weeks back. We just had

New Year New Bike?

Happy New Year, Kona friends! We hope you had a wonderful holiday with your friends and family and that time moved slowly for you. With a new year, we often see changeover or a refreshing of all kinds of things. We have resolutions, goals, and expunging

Smile Because It Happened – Helen Wyman Moves On

After nine memorable seasons representing Kona Bicycles at the highest level of the cyclocross discipline, Helen Wyman, World Cup star, multi-time European Champion and British Champion, is moving on to a different program beginning in January 2018. The Dr. Seussian phrase, “don’t be sad that

Holiday Closure Announcement

Hello, friends of Kona! We’re coming to the close of another year, and that means it’s time for

Every Kid’s Dream: Custom Shred 20

Our friends over at MBW Bike Shop have put together a rad little custom Kona Shred 20 complete with

Wyman 3rd in Belgium

Kona cyclocross ringer Helen Wyman finished on the podium at the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee Scheldecross in Antwerp, Belgium. After

Winterized: Part 4

We’re back with Winterized, our guide to making riding in the winter slightly less crappy, and it’s the solstice!

Support Your Local Trail Association

Mountain bike trail organizations are the bread and butter of trail sustainability and mountain biking advocacy throughout international

The Kona Sutra Ltd makes Bike Packing’s Gear of the Year

The nice folks over at BikePacking.com have posted up there 2017 Bike Packing Gear of The Year Awards and the Kona Sutra LTD made the shortlist for the Top 5 Bike Packing Bikes. This is what they had this to say. “While the Kona Sutra

Pinkbike Names Digging for Galena One of 2017’s Top 10 Videos!

Pinkbike have just named their top 10 videos of the year and Digging for Galena with Graham Agassiz made the cut! If you haven’t seen the project, kick back with your coffee, give it a whirl and watch Aggy absolutely ripping down Texas Peak aboard

1988 Full Zip Hoodies Now in the Canadian Web Store!

If you’re anywhere near our offices in Ferndale, Washington, or Vancouver, BC, you might notice the weather is…terrible

German Magazine Spoke Publishes their First Impressions of our 2018 Drop Bar Bikes

“Kona’s extensive knowledge in mountain biking can be felt in each of the three models. This is especially noticeable in the “Sutra LTD” with 29-inch wheels, a one by drivetrain and front and rear thru axles. In spite of running 2.3 tires, the bike is

Not all Dream Builds cost a Fortune! Ti Esatto Frame Sets are on Sale!

This one is for all you dreamers out there. We get you. We really do. Perhaps like a

Travel Insight: Clara Honsinger Crosses the Pond

Recently Under 23 cyclocross racer Clara Honsinger was invited to Europe for her first time as a part

Ride and Shine

It’s 5:30 in the morning. My phone alarm starts playing the Chan Chan to semi-rudely rouse me from whatever trippy dream I am definitely having. I am simultaneously annoyed that I’m no longer sleeping and also find myself humming to the familiar tune while being

Roadhouse Review: Steel Loving You! (French)

Our friends over at Velo de Route just posted a review of the Roadhouse. “Offering true, energetic sensations

Winterized: Part 3

Welcome back to Winterized, our unofficial guide for how to make riding in the winter suck significantly less. We’re taking tips from Kona employees and athletes on how they manage to stay warm and dry(ish) in the dark, dank months. So, grab a toddy, stoke

Weekly Wyman Update: What Goes Up Must Come Down

Kona cyclocross racer Helen Wyman had a challenging weekend in Belgium as she crashed in both her events

Fresh Produce! Brand New Kona Winter Gear in the US Store Now.

Just in time for the festive season we’ve added three fresh new items to the Kona USA web store. A very cool long sleeve Swoosh tee, a galactic Since 1988 zipped hoodie, and an Aggy Wolfie snap back. What’s even better is, up until the

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Tegan Molloy and Connor Fearon find the podium at the Cannonball Festival

Australia’s premier mountain bike gathering, the Cannonball Festival, took place over the weekend at Thredbo Resort in New South Wales. The Cannonball Festival attracts a who’s who of the Australian Mountain bike scene, and given how dominant the Aussies are at the moment, it is

Snowy Sweep At Hendo NCGP

My excitement started peaking on Thursday when I saw weather reports calling for snow! Little did I know

Valuing Bikes 20 Years Apart

It’s not uncommon to look at modern-day mountain bikes and scratch your head thinking, ‘these things are expensive.’

Cory Wallace Report: Annapurna 24

Recently, Kona Adventure Team rider Cory Wallace attempted a monster challenge: complete the Annapurna Circuit in under 24

Wyman Wins in Spain!

“Going to Spain for some training is a pretty standard event for me, something I’ve been doing for

Mystery Boxes! Sale Items! Get Shopping!

Buying the perfect gift doesn’t have to be a mystery. Let us do the work for you! Kona Mystery Boxes are now live on the US webstore! We’re offering boxes in three different price points full of our favorite Kona gear. The fun part? You get

Not Far from Home – Destination North

There’s a common saying that life is like a wave and our existence is essentially surfing whatever kind of water comes our way. Metaphorically there may not be a better way to justify the ebbs and flows of good and bad that everyone undoubtedly experiences.

Winterized: Part 2

We are back with our second installment of Winterized, our guide to surviving your cold (perhaps miserable) rides. We’ve rounded up a bunch of tips from our staff, Kona athletes, and partners to ensure you have some handy little tricks to keep you happy this

Tulsa Tango

After eating way too much turkey and having way too much fun with friends over Thanksgiving it was

Kids’ Bikes Special!

Remember the absolute joy of receiving a new bike as a kid? Actually, who are we kidding? It’s still one of the greatest feelings ever. Well, just in time for Santa to do his thing, we’ve marked down all of our 2017 kids’ bikes by 15%!

CX Fest in Quebec Was One of a Kind

Nothing short of fun, laughs, and great riding at the CX Fest in Montreal this year. The sub-zero temperatures didn’t

OffRoad.cc Gives the Sutra a First Ride

Offroad.cc spent time aboard the Kona Sutra LTD and discovered the real reason this bike is so special.

Kona Friends! Cory Wallace Needs Your Help!

Super athlete and Kona adventureman, Cory Wallace is aiming for something big and he needs our help. Tomorrow, December 2nd, Cory is planning to ride the Annapurna Circuit and wants to own the record time. In doing so, he’s fundraising to build a new training

Winterized: Part 1

Let’s face it. If you live north of the equator there’s a decent chance you’re stuck in this weather phenomenon we call, “winter.” Perhaps you’re a skier or snowboarder and have hung up your rubber shoes in favor of wooden plans. More power to you.

Cruising the Road to Hana

There are fewer places on earth more beautiful than Maui. Expansive lush green jungles hug the most pristine, curvy roads the eyes have ever seen this side of Italy. While throngs of tourists are gawking at waterfalls and floundering about in the ocean on foam-surfboards