Ti Tuesday: Ricardo’s Ti Honzo is Shred-Ready!

Pop quiz: how can you tell a rider is from BC? Have a look at Ricardo’s Ti Honzo…

Introducing Amira Mellor and Team NEXT Wyman – Kona

Get to know NEXT Wyman – Kona cyclocross racer Amira Mellor in this short video ahead of the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Luxembourg

Shop Kona from Anywhere with the Kona Ride Online

The Kona Ride Online allows you to purchase Kona bikes from the comfort of your home and have them delivered to your local Kona dealer for assembly.

Kona’s Amira Mellor 2nd at UK CX Nationals, Selected for UK Worlds Team Along with Helen Wyman

Kona riders Amira Mellor and Helen Wyman have both been selected to represent the UK at the UCI

Getting to Know Spencer Paxson with Pinkbike

Spencer Paxson’s weakness? Fresh homemade bread. His favorite trails? Anywhere in the Cascadia Zone. As we’ve come to expect with Spencer, his answers to Pinkbike’s Getting to Know interview questions are full of great tidbits – lots of comments that answer the question indirectly and

A Love Letter to Vintage MTB

We don’t exactly know what’s going on here, and that’s just fine. What we do know is that sweet

IMB Mag Features 11-Year-Old Kona Super Grassroots Rider Kenzie Nevard

In their latest issue, IMB Magazine has published a 16-page feature on British Kona Super Grassroots rider Kenzie Nevard. Having

My Kona – Angi Weston

Angi Weston spends her weekends as a professional mountain bike coach focusing on women’s skills clinics. She’s a shredder, and an enabler of others to push their own riding and to become more comfortable riding technical terrain.

Kona’s Kerry Werner to Represent Team USA at Cyclocross World Championships

It’s quite the honor to be chosen to represent one’s country at the World Championships of your respected

Believe the Hype: USA Cyclocross Nationals – Kerry Werner

At first glance I was not looking forward to arriving for Nationals on Tuesday only to wait around in Hartford to race on Sunday at 3pm. However, Emily Shields made it worth my while. Photo: Alan Garvick The whole reason I came early was to

Kona Process 134 DL “An Obvious Winner” on Pinkbike’s “5 Trail Bikes Ridden and Rated”

Pitted against bikes that cost two-to-three times as much in Pinkbike‘s recent article, our Process 134 DL comes out “an obvious winner” for riders who like their trail rides on the descending side of the spectrum or maybe even with a side of chunk and a

Kona Riders on the Podium at Both USA and UK 2017 Cyclocross National Championships

Kona riders on both sides of the Atlantic had successful racing weekends aboard their Jake CX bikes at their

Mark Allison tears up Kona’s local Bellingham trails

Kona super-fan Mark Allison and Doug Jambor have been sitting on this epic footage from Kona’s home trails in Bellingham for a while now, in fact it was filmed back in the summer of 2015 on his Process 153. We think you’ll agree this footage hasn’t aged

Kerry Werner Maintains 3rd Overall in the USA Cycling Pro CX Standings Heading Into Nationals

Currently in 3rd overall in the USA Cycling Pro CX standings, and 43rd overall in the UCI world ranking, Kerry Werner‘s first cyclocross race season with the Kona Endurance Team has been a great ride. Kerry’s looking forward to this weekend’s USA Cycling Cyclocross National

Bicycling Magazine’s Online and Video Review of the Kona Roadhouse –  “A bike that will make you want to go out of your way to explore new roads…”

“Surrounded by zippier, carbon-fiber test bikes, I found myself choosing the Roadhouse again and again for its smooth

CX Magazine on Tandem Bike Touring and USA Cyclocross Nationals with Kerry Werner

Kona Endurance Team rider Kerry Werner is gearing up for this weekend’s USA Cyclocross National Championships. Having had success

Kona’s Amira Mellor on Winning Her First UCI Cyclocross Race

Mud finally descended onto a ‘cross race this season for Amira Mellor as she took to the start of Nova Cross, in North Yorkshire, England, a UCI C2 race with a new course layout.

Girls That Shred: Becky Gardner

As the fifth and final part of their series featuring Girls That Shred, OutThere Colorado has put together

Ti Tuesday: Kristie’s Ti Esatto

New year, new Ti Tuesday! This week we’re featuring a clean Esatto Ti from Kristie Holt, owner of Local Hub Bicycle Company in Dallas, Texas. Here’s Kristie’s background on the build: When contemplating a new road bike I knew what I didn’t want: a full carbon

Season’s Greetings from the Kona Crew!

As has become tradition around here, we’ve put together a short video to celebrate the season. Get into the holiday spirit, Kona style.

Ti Tuesday: Steve’s Rove Ti

This week’s Ti Tuesday comes to us from Steve Dutchak at Goldstream Bicycles in Victoria, BC. Steve just finished up building his Ti Rove and sent through some great photos shot by Silva Erglis. Steve joined us at our Kona Ride dealer event in Squamish this year,

Kona Celebrates 10 Years with Graham Agassiz

Graham Agassiz needs no introduction, though he may be better known as Aggy at this stage in his career. Who would have thought that the kid from Kamloops who burst onto the scene with Kona through the Bicycle Café ten years ago would still be

Flying Spirit Rentals Opens its Doors in Squamish

The mountain bike mecca of Squamish, BC has a brand new bicycle rental business and the Kona connections

Bikepacking.com’s Long Term Review of the Big Honzo: “Outstandingly comfortable and capable.”

Skyler des Roches over at Bikepacking.com has been riding our Big Honzo for several months now, getting into development projects such as Porcelain Rocket’s Albert seat pack for dropper posts and taking the bike on a number of backcountry bikepacking trips. This week he published

5 Girls That Shred – Featuring Kona Super Grassroots Rider Becky Gardner

OutThere Colorado has recently started a five-part series focusing on women in the outdoor industry, one of which

10,000 Kilometres on the Kona Private Jake with Wiggle’s Tim Wiggins

“With ten thousand kilometres on its wheels, the Kona Private Jake has proven to be one of the

Leah Maunsell and the Kona Big Honzo in Ireland

The Kona Honzo was built for rugged terrain, and the Big Honzo is a natural extension of that initial purpose: all the fun of the Honzo’s snappy handling and progressive geometry, with the traction, control, and confidence of high volume 27.5+ rubber. In creating a video

Ti Tuesday: Paul’s 1992 Kona Haole Has Been Places!

We’ve got quite the treat for you this Ti Tuesday. Paul Russo recently hit us up to say he’d bought his Haole brand new back in 1992 – and that means he’s had it for 25 years, or half his lifetime! Obviously we were keen

Five Things I Learned Racing Enduro

Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Season Racing Enduro Words by Cory Rimmer. Along with the leaves, the temperatures have finally dropped and that marks the end of a long mountain bike season for me. This year has been one for the books

Get Out and Have Fun with Jay Dee and Matthias in Belgium

Among the many truths of bike shop life, one is that at some point your mechanic (and possibly

Sleeping in Your Car May Be Good Race Strategy

When the results come in like this – wins in both the State Championship Super D race and the next day’s Enduro event – you may be curious what the rider has done to prepare. In the case of Kona Super Grassroots rider Nathan St. Clair, it

Kona’s “Not Far From Home” Featured on Bikepacking.com’s 2016 Bikepacking Awards

We only released Not Far From Home earlier this week, yet it’s been making waves with its excellent

Kona Ti Honzo Reviewed in Singletrack Magazine: “You’ll be giggling for hours…”

Singletrack Magazine has just published their review of the Ti Honzo on the web. Here are a few

Not Far From Home with Erkki Punttila

Our Finnish friend Erkki Punttila is quite the character. Through his blog, PackGoFind, he approaches his bikepacking excursions and his position on Kona’s Super Grassroots team with a straightforward manner and plenty of dry humor. We set Erkki off with a new Kona Unit for

Seth Cox Battles at the BC CX Provincials in Classic ‘Cross Conditions

By many accounts this past weekend’s BC Cyclocross Provincials in Squamish was the most gruelling, cold, and saturated

Connor Fearon on the Cover of Bike Magazine

Coming out of our 27.5 Operator test sessions at Retallack Lodge, Blake Jorgensen‘s photo of Kona Gravity rider Connor Fearon has been selected as the cover shot for the December 2016 issue of Bike Magazine. Head to the Cog post to check out the whole

Bike Magazine on the Kona Hei Hei DL: “Astonishingly Fun.”

Another review of the Hei Hei DL and yet another affirmation that its progressive geometry and balanced pedaling platform is exceeding riders’ expectations. Bike Mag‘s Ryan Palmer tends to favor a 29er that shreds over one more focused on going uphill, but the Hei Hei

20 Years / 20 Questions with Kona Co-Owner Jake Heilbron

“We were literally throw-hucking our hardtail and fully rigid bikes down the mountain and chasing down after them.” – Jake Heilbron, Kona Co-Owner Dirt Magazine is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a limited edition coffee table book, and as part of the book launch they

Kona Fall 2016 Women’s Bike Maintenance Clinics Are Underway

Photos by Gloria Goñi-Mcater. This month at the Kona Bike Shop in Bellingham, WA, we started off the first of our Fall 2016 Kona Women’s Clinics with a basic bike maintenance course. Bellingham had the storm of the century the weekend of the clinic which made

We Want You! On Kona’s Ti Tuesdays…

Want to see your bike on Kona’s Ti Tuesdays? Here’s the step-by-step guide… There’s just something about titanium, the magical material that looks incredible without paint, resists corrosion naturally, and has the supple ride qualities to back up its aesthetic and functional virtuosity. Kona has been

The Phenomenon Known as New Bike Wood

Who doesn’t get all tingly inside when they’ve got a new bike build on the go, or a

Kona Riders Test the New Shimano XT Di2 at BC Bike Race

Knowing that Kona Endurance Team racers Cory Wallace and Spencer Paxson went one-two at this year’s BC Bike

Cory Wallace on What It Takes To Win the World’s Highest Mountain Bike Race

Words by Cory Wallace. Photos by Rupert Fowler. The Yak Attack is by far the most scenic race I’ve been to, riding through the heart of the largest mountains on Earth and into the hidden world of an old Buddhist kingdom. A region rarely visited

Launching in Squamish with Mountain Bike Action

Mountain Bike Action‘s December issue features coverage from our product launch this summer in Squamish, BC. Brandon Castelli joined us at the launch, and did a great job of covering both the context and the new bikes. “Heading into 2017, Kona combined its enthusiasm for building

Bikepacking.com and the First Dropper Post-Compatible Seat Pack – On a Kona!

We love seeing what people get up to with their Kona bikes – especially when they’re doing things that have never been done before. A while back we sent Skyler Des Roches of Bikepacking.com our Big Honzo DL for review. Skyler is a well-known pioneer in

Craig Dodson of Richmond Cycling Corps is a CNN Heroes Finalist

Richmond Bicycle Studio is unique as a Kona dealer: they have, since their inception in 2011, put every dollar earned by the shop toward funding the Richmond Cycling Corps, a youth-outreach program centered around cycling. Earlier this year, RCC’s Executive Director Craig Dodson was featured on CNN’s Heroes

Bicycle Times Reviews the Kona Wo: “As fat bikes continue to evolve, so too does the Wo…”

Bicycle Times has reviewed the Wo in their November 2016 issue. Writer Adam Newman was particularly impressed by the

Soren Farenholtz and Filmer Max Loukidelis kill it in Kamloops

Kamloops just seems to be an incubator that breeds insane bicycle shredders. Graham Agassiz calls it home, as

Ti Tuesdays: Chase’s Raijin with Carbon 27.5+ Wheels

The sky is the limit for how you choose to adorn your Ti frame, and Chase Prezioso of Charlotte, NC has taken quite the creative license with his Raijin Ti build. The most obvious point is the 27.5+ wheels with Nox carbon rims and Industry

BikeRadar on the Kona Operator DL – “Hugely competent and confidence inspiring…”

BikeRadar‘s Jon Woodhouse joined us at Retallack Lodge for our Operator launch. His takeaway? “The new Operator is