Kona Big Honzo and Big Honzo DL: New Graphics, New Spec

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current

An Update from Connor Fearon as Three Kona Gravity Riders Prepare for the DH World Champs in Cairns

Earlier this week the Australian National DH team was announced and Kona Gravity team rider Connor Fearon made the list along with teammates Josh Button and Tegan Molloy. You may be wondering what Connor’s been up to recently and may have noticed his absence from

The New Kona Rove LTD: Reynolds 853 Steel and 650B Wheels

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current

CX Magazine Rides the All New Kona Jake: “A worthy successor in the company’s long history of cyclocross bikes…”

CX Magazine gets into geometry considerations and comparisons, spec talk and ride impressions, and a huge gallery with images of all three Jake models.

The New Kona Explosif… Damn!

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current

Finding Remote with Graham Agassiz and Matt Stevens

Your escape. Your secret stash. Your remote. The place you long to be all week, and can’t wait to head out to, even if just for the day. The Kona Remote is the bike to get you there.

Introducing the All New Kona Remote with Bosch Pedal Assist

Whether you’re a fisherman, an outdoorsman, or a recreational enthusiast, the Kona Remote can take you where you want to go and get you there quickly.

Sampling the Goods at the 8th Annual Kona Ride Launch

For the second year in a row, hundreds of Kona dealers from across North America – and even some from as far as Australia and South America – descended on the quaint little logging town of Squamish, British Columbia for the 8th annual Kona Ride. They were there

Layton Meyers wins USA National Champ Enduro title at Snowshoe

Our trip started at 5 AM on Sunday. We flew to Baltimore, and from there we drove five

Scott Countryman and Becky Gardner report from Aspen EWS

All Photos: Sven Martin Becky Gardner and Scott Countryman gathered with the top enduro athletes in the world at the World Enduro Series, Aspen recently. Racing enduro takes skill and strength but racing an EWS is a whole different animal. Racing the best in the

Stage Racing the North East Kingdom Way

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has always been a place that contains multitudes. Dairy farmers brush shoulders with hippies at the bar, tractors share the roads with SUVs, and more than one piece of singletrack shares the forest with vast networks of maple syrup sap lines. Since

Kona Supreme Operator Wins World of Mountain Bike Magazine’s Bike Park Award (German)

German magazine World of Mountain Bike recently reviewed the Kona Supreme Operator as part of a massive nine

Cross/Roads with Kerry Werner and the All New Kona Jake

Cross/Roads Kona Pro cyclocross racer Kerry Werner knows that ‘cross is always coming. He sees his everyday training rides as an opportunity to get rad. In Cross/Roads, we take you into Kerry’s world prior to the 2018 cyclocross season. We apologize in advance if you

Introducing the All New Kona Jake

Versatile, race-bred cyclocross bikes ‘Cross racing, commuting, backroad adventuring, the Jake is one of the most versatile bikes in the Kona lineup. The Jake has a long pedigree here at Kona – twenty years to be exact. It began as a race-bred cyclocross bike but

Multi-Surface, Multi-Purpose: the New Kona Rove and Rove DL

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current

Big Updates for Kona’s MTB Hardtails This Year

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current

Introducing the New Kona Unit and Unit X

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current

Load Up and Head Out with the New Kona Sutra and Sutra LTD

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current

2017 Kona Rookie Camp at Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

Photos by Christian Waldegger. Brace yourself for a jam-packed week of MTB action at Kona Rookie Camp! About 200 rookies are headed to the MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis from July 31 to August 6 in pursuit of fun and speedy times. Every single one of them will

Garry Davoren – My Kona

Bike shop owner, whiskey drinker, trail builder, sponsor, husband, friend, skate park designer, fat bike advocate. You can pick any of these to describe long time Kona friend Garry Davoren. Garry’s passion for fat tires – and more importantly, for cycling as a whole –

MBR Magazine give the Hei Hei 9 out of 10 in latest review “Kona has taken the Hei Hei to another level”

Alan Muldoon from UK magazine MBR recently requested our base model alloy Hei Hei for review, the bike retails in the UK for £2,399.00 ($2499 in the USA and $3499 in Canada), we were pretty excited to see what their verdict would be on a bike

MBA Showcase Connor Fearon’s 2016 One-Off Worlds Operator

MBA recently published this in-depth look at Connor Fearon’s one-off 2016 World Champs Operator along with mini profile on the berm destroyer himself. Click here to read the PDF or click on the image below.

Scott Countryman and Ryan Gardner Love Loam

Loam is Great! Kona Gravity rider Ryan Gardner shows team mate Scott Countryman his local loamer.

Alexander Kangas Reports on His Best Ever EWS Result

Words Alexander Kangas Photos Sven Martin I flew out from Stockholm on Sunday and arrived late in Toulouse, it felt great being at the venue a few days prior to the actual race weekend start, stress levels were way lower than normal. I walked stage

What It Takes to Climb 10,000 Meters in a Day on a Kona Hei Hei

Uphill. 10,000 meters. 32,000 feet. It’s become a bit of a theme for cyclists to base their attempts for higher heights on the world’s highest mountain – Everesting, they call it – seeking to climb 8,848 meters in a day. Long time Kona rider Spencer Paxson,

Kona Dream Builds: Un Sutra pas comme les autres

Mathieu Cloutier de la boutique Le Pédalier à Québec nous présente sa nouvelle bécane! Et on peut dire

Connor Fearon’s World Cup Kona Operator Bike Check on Pinkbike

Ahead of the Lenzerheide World Cup this upcoming weekend, Pinkbike has done a detailed feature on Connor Fearon’s full custom Kona Operator DL. Pinkbike’s pro bike checks are always an interesting insight into how riders prefer their own bikes set up. Check out the full photo

Super Grassroots Rider Chad Cheeney Chases Insta Fame

Words Chad Cheeney Photos ultraromance A life cyclist buddy of mine rolled into Durango and was gingerly struck by a vehicle upon arrival. He tweaked his wing a little, but we still made plans to head to the hills on our MTB’s and do some

Dirt Rag’s Ode the Honzo CR Trail: “Long, Low and Slack. It Works.”

“As a full-on ambassador of the hardtail world, the Honzo checks many of the must-have boxes for me. Simply put, a solid, dependable build that’s ready to shred straight from the box.”

DHARCO/WTB Rider Ryan Gardner Receives a Novelty Check at CES China Peak

The Golden Tour is a “series within a series” representing the most technical and difficult races of the California Enduro Series. The first stop of this year’s Golden Tour brought me to China Peak resort, deep within the Sierra Mountains east of Fresno, California. The

Leah Maunsell Finishes on the Podium at Round 5 of the EWS

Photos: Sven Martin For Leah and her brother Jonathan Maunsell, the team aspect is very important, as a brother and sister race team they have a unique relationship which they work to their advantage. For this round of the EWS, Jonathan would act as Leah’s

Kona Dream Builds: Travis’ Honzo ST is Ready to Party!

Photos by Matthew Fehrmann This custom 2017 Kona Honzo ST build is the creation of Cleveland, Ohio shop owner/operator/partner Travis Peebles. Their stable, affectionately coined Blazing Saddle Cycle, is about what you’d expect out of a couple of good-timin’ dudes who want nothing more than to

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is in Ohio and Michigan this Weekend!

Cleveland, Ann Arbor, and Kalamazoo: the Kona 2017 Demo Tour is swinging through your neck of the woods

Nadia Richer arborera fièrement son Kona Sutra LTD aux French Divide cet été!

Nadia, québécoise, a choisi un Sutra LTD pour s’envoler vers la France cet été afin de participer au

Road Trip: Kona’s Gravity Team Rider Leah Maunsell Heads to France

We got the Ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff and drove straight for 11 hours to Morzine for a

Super Grassroots Rider Becky Gardner Podiums at the Big Mountain Enduro

Words: Becky Gardner Photos: Big Mountain Enduro The Big Mountain Enduro headed to Keystone Resort this weekend for the third race of the series. With a past of racing Downhill and a couple weeks of some really pedally races, I was beyond excited to ride some

Dirt Rag Magazine on the Hei Hei Trail “The Hei Hei Trail Proved Me Wrong”

“Bucking the slacker-lower-plusher trend, Kona produced a nimble, efficient and pedaly trail bike that’s versatile enough to handle the full spectrum of conditions” Karl Rosengarth of Dirt Rag has just published his review of our Hei Hei Trail DL in their 199th issue. Karl’s review seems

Canadian Paralympic Snowboarders Begin Summer Training on a Kona Process 153

When Rod Campbell and Eric Escaravage made their way to the Whistler Athletes’ Village last week, they had had some special cargo: a freshly built Kona Process 153 ready to surprise three members of the Canada Snowboard Paralympic team.

Jordan Regnier Racks Up Some Solid Results on Home Soil

It’s been a good couple of weeks for French Grassroots enduro rider Jordan Regnier, standing on one podium

The Kona Supremes Sturdy Dirty 2017 Race Report

The weather cleared up just in time for the annual Sturdy Dirty race, aka ‘The Best Race of the Year’. The Kona Supremes, minus Brooky B, pulled up to Tiger Mt. smiling from ear to ear; the stoke was already high. Over 200 women signed

Spencer Paxson Enters the Pain Cave and Climbs 10,000m (32,000ft)

Spencer Paxson will remember Summer Solstice 2017 for the rest of his days. A silly little idea of his came to life, to take his Hei Hei DL and make an attempt at 10,000m vertical ascent and descending between first and last light on the

Kona Endurance Team Completes Epic Rides Triple Crown, Spencer Paxson 5th Overall in Series

Yes, I still own a skin suit! Amidst all of our backcountry adventuring, we members of the Kona Endurance Team have also been busy doing some good old fashioned bicycle racing.

Weeknight racing with Chad Cheeney at the Ska Brewing Circuit Race

Words: Chad Cheeney Photos: Grady James Photography The Ska Brewing Circuit Race, done and dusted. Nothing beats weeknight

Brooklyn and Cocoa the Process: “It Showed Me That I Could Do Anything…”

Brooklyn from the Kona Supremes is super stoked on her Process. Here she drops in with a bit of history with her 134, and where she’s going next… Words by Brooklyn Bell. Last summer I bought my first full suspension bike after I rode Kona

Concours de Dessins Kona: un Shred 20 à Gagner! (Francais)

Kona apporte son soutien aux Mercredis de Terrebonne! Tous les mercredis, les plus jeunes comme les élites se

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20 years of Mountain Mayhem: Dusty trails, retro bikes and beer in the sun!

It’s surreal riding 24hr endurance MTB even as part of a four man relay team… riding at 3.00am

Ryan Gardner’s California Enduro Series Round 3 winning Process 111

The California Enduro Series went north this weekend to the rugged coasts of Mendocino County. After two short races on the dusty fast single tracks of Auburn and Monterey, a visit to the redwoods of Northern California was a welcome reprieve. The Wildwood Enduro is

Ti Tuesday: Visa’s Ti Honzo 2.0

When the Ti Honzo original build had it’s first birthday recently we decided it was time to make some upgrades and tweak things even further. The first version was specced with always in-stock parts, so we wanted to go a bit wild and this time, we

Singletrack Mag Reviews the Hei Hei DL: “Kona has absolutely got the chassis stiffness and geometry nailed on this bike.”

Aussie Ex-Pat Wil Barrett has just posted up his in-depth review of our  Hei Hei DL 29  on Singletrackworld.com, this is the same bike that Cory Wallace recently won the 24hr Solo World Championships on. The review is jam packed full of advert worthy quotes, and the best bit