Racing the Annapurna Circuit for a Cause

Last year Adventure Team rider and 24 Hour Solo World Champion Cory Wallace took on the task of raising money to help build a coaching/training center in Nepal. His goal was to complete the Annapurna Circuit in less than 24 hours. Completing the Annapurna Circuit

Kona Dream Builds: Orange is the New Black, Junya’s Process 153 CR DL 29

Recently we showed you Japanese downhill and enduro racer Naoki Idegawa’s stunning 27.5 wheeled Process. Well, today we get to show you his friend and teammate’s bike. Over the weekend Junya Nagata rode his 29″ wheeled Process to second place in the latest round of the

The Kona Ute Makes Bycling Magazine’s “15 Best Cargo Bikes for Ditching Your Minivan”

Bicycling Magazine has just published a “15 Best Cargo Bikes for Ditching Your Minivan” list online and our classic

Bicycling.com Reviews The Super Jake “Precise, predictable handling makes the Super Jake one of the most intuitive cyclocross bikes around”

“When I learned to trust the front-end grip, I began riding the Super Jake more like a mountain bike, hanging by body off the frame around tight turns and generally shifting my weight more forcefully than I’ve had the cajones to do on other cyclocross

Kona Dream Builds: Ted Lincoln’s Kona Big Unit

I should probably start this Dream Build post with an apology. You see, Ted submitted his very custom 2012 Big Unit months ago but then it got lost in my inbox. He sent me a friendly reminder last week and I’ve dug up the images and now you

Kona Dream Builds: Cyclocross Magazine Profile Kerry Werner’s Super Jake

CXMagazine.com have just posted up an awesome and in-depth look at the 2019 Kona Super Jake Kerry Werner has been racing in this 2018 season. You can check out the full profile by clicking here or on the image below.

Kona Dream Build: Fun and Games, Kate’s Hope Tech Equipped Process 153 CR

Yesterday we introduced you to Kate Meyer. Now it’s time to meet her bike a matte black Process 153 CR. Kate rides for Hope Tech Women and those CNC manufacturing wizards have helped Kate build a dream Process, it’s a bike she says is “Hands

Extended Family: Kate Meyer

Kate Meyer is the quintessential Kona rider. Living in Bend, Oregon, Kate is a Fisheries Biologist for the US Forest Service on the McKenzie River. Kate excels at fun. We like fun too, and that’s why we love Kate’s style and attitude. She rides for

Warning: Velo De Route’s Initial Report From Madeira Might Make You a Little Jealous

Amaël Donnet from French magazine Velo De Route has just posted up the first post in their coverage from our

Kona Dream Builds: Double Impact Naoki Idegawa’s Process 153 CR DL 27.5

Japanese Kona rider Naoki Idegawa’s Process 27.5 CR DL pulls double duty as both an enduro race bike and a lightweight DH rig. The bike is well and truly dreamy in both configurations. His motivation for building the DH version? Well, some of the short

Kona 30th Birthday Anniversary Headbadges are available now!

Oh yes! We’ve just added these super rad Kona 30th birthday headbadges to our Canadian and USA web stores. Previously only available attached to our Honzo Birthday bike you can now add them to your own current (and future) Kona. The flexible adhesive-backed badge will

Bike Packing Reviews the Libre DL “Climbs extremely well, and feels exceptionally fast on gravel and pavement.”

“Nice geometry that hits a sweet spot between comfort and performance—surprisingly nimble, climbs extremely well, and feels exceptionally fast on gravel and pavement.” – Logan Watts, Bikepacking.com Logan Watts at Backpacking.com has been putting a whole bunch of time on our new multi-surface and super capable

Kona Dream Builds: Purple Haze, Graeme’s Process 153 CR 29

Graeme‘s Process CR 29 is the first one we have seen customized since they hit stores a few months ago and damn it looks hawt! Most of the parts on this build have moved sideways from Graeme’s previous build, the purple anodized parts just work so damn

Cycling Weekly Rides Madeira

Cycling Weekly recently took part in our gravel trip to Madeira. They just released their report on what it’s like to ride around the small but incredibly hilly island. With amazing gravel and tarmac roads and for being well known for incredible singletrack for mountain

Kerry and Becca Head North to the Pan Am Champs, Eh!

Becca: From the time we left my parent’s house in Ohio and drove up to Midland, it was raining. Into our pre-ride. It was raining. Kerry was pretty excited about this. I was not so sure how I felt. It was my first time at the

French Magazine Big Bike Reviews the Process CR DL 29 “Globalement on a pris beaucoup de plaisir au guidon de ce Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29”

“Globalement on a pris beaucoup de plaisir au guidon de ce Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29. Il est rapide et hyper stable tout en restant joueur et maniable dans les portions plus techniques.” Legendary French publication Big Bike have published their review of our new Process

Team S&M CX Earns UCI CX Victories!

Team S&M CX had a killer double header at the US Open of Cyclocross a couple weeks ago and saw racer Clara Honsinger take two victories in a row – big wins in the UCI categorized race. From Clara: “On Saturday in Boulder we prepared for

Work With Us! Kona USA is Hiring a Junior Designer

Attention design-minded shredders! Are you a recent graduate that studied graphic design, or someone who is a self-taught

Kona Dream Builds: Caleb’s Ice Cream Loving Process 153 CR DL

The Pacific Northwest mountain biking mecca of Squamish, BC played the backdrop while Kona marketing coordinator Caleb Smith built up his Process 153. Usually one to swap parts around quickly, this bike evolved more slowly as the stock build more than satisfied Caleb’s desires while

Kona is Hiring a Marketing Manager for Europe

The Kona Bicycle Company is seeking a full-time employee to manage European marketing operations as part of its global marketing department. This person must be a media relations master, a public speaker, a digital content producer, an avid and capable cyclist, an accomplished writer, an

State of Cyclocross

The State of Cyclocross is screening at The Kona Bike Shop on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5. All event info can be found here. “You want something you care about to last beyond you” Professional rider Laura Winberry was talking about cyclocross

Tristan Lemire: Now and Then

14-year-old Bromont shredder Tristan Lemire recently headed out on his 2019 Operator and whipped up this sweet little edit. If it seems familiar, then maybe you might be thinking back to the below clip from three years ago when Tristan was just 11. 11 dammit! He’s

Kona Dream Builds: Nik’s “It Takes a Village” Custom Kona Unit

When we spied the Nikolas’ finished Unit on Instagram boy oh boy we were excited. He’d custom painted it himself (the quality is off the charts) and he took one simplest bikes in our line up, and somehow time made the bike completely drool-worthy. Read on

Kona Dream Build: Jouko’s Killer Kilauea

I’ve been planning on building a nice steel 26er hardtail for a while now. Why? I recently ended up with an old 26″ enduro bike and was reminded of how fun this obsolete historical wheelsize can be. I saw this repainted Kilauea for sale this

Dr Dew Does Madiera

Kona’s legendary Dr Dew recently skipped across the Atlantic with product manager Mark “Donny” Allison to help launch our line of drop bar/gravel bikes to the European media. The setting was the ever-so-scenic island of Madeira- the perfect terrain for Libres, Sutra LTDs, and Roves.

Bicycling Mag Loves the Hei Hei CR DL

“It can be difficult to find an impressive bike to race on, but trying to find a bike

Aggy’s 2018 Rampage Recap

Rampage 2018 has come to a dusty close. This year’s event was packed with big lines, big hits, and big crashes, but thankfully everyone walked away mostly unscathed. For Aggy, it was a test of mettle and proof of what the body can do. With

The State of Cyclocross

Coming soon: The State of Cyclocross! Join Kona bikes at The Kona Bike Shop on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm for a screening of LCN-PDX film’s production about all things Cyclocross. We’ll have beer courtesy of Fremont Brewing, a Q&A, and a raffle! Tickets are $5

Kona Dream Builds: Rob Parkin’s Island Loving Hei Hei DL

If you have ever followed downhill – actually scratch that – if you follow mountain biking whether you know it or not you would most likely have watched something Rob Parkin filmed, such as “Parkin Brothers,” his OG Would Cup and UK DH film project

Cincy CX: A Race Fit For A King

Becca: The Cincinnati race weekend is close to a hometown race for me, having grown up about an hour north (note that in Ohio we measure distance in time). Despite my love for the race, it never really goes super well for me. Last year my

Cold Smoke – Smokey shreds the Kona Wozo

Cold Smoking meats at home is not recommended by The US National Center for Home Food Preservation. However, watching Washington State native Smokey shred his Kona Wozo in freezing cold conditions most definitely is. The Wozo takes Fat Bike stereotypes and tosses them out the

Ti Tuesdays: Molly’s Forever Ti Honzo

“I brought the frame when I first moved to Bellingham, I figured if I was going to work for a bike company then I should give myself a bike I would always keep. It’s my Forever bike.” If you ever bought anything from our website over

Cycling Weekly Post Their Libre First Impressions “It’s one of the most versatile and well sorted gravel bikes we’ve ridden.”

“We were impressed by the Libre: it’s one of the most versatile and well-sorted gravel bikes we’ve ridden.”

Italian Kona rider Simone Medici Puts Shovel to Dirt

Italian Kona rider Simone Medici together with his buddy Mattia Setti and photographer Alex Luise recently discovered their own little Italian freeride paradise. After putting in countless hours on the shovels to make it ridable they returned with Alex, who chronicled their events in an extensive photo

German Kona rider Markus Zieher cruising at Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

German Kona rider Markus Zieher throws down a cruisy and casual lap at Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis on the new Kona Operator.

Revolution Magazine post There Remote Control First Impressions “For their first real soiree into the trail specific e-bike world Kona have created a bloody good all-round package.”

“I have to say, for their first real soiree into the trail specific e-bike world Kona have created a bloody good all-round package.” Revolution Magazine magazine has just published this in-depth first ride review of our 2019 Remote Control in their latest issue and online. You can purchase the magazine

Connor Fearon is the Australian National Enduro Champion

Over the weekend, in Connor Fearon’s hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, he unleashed a can of ass whooping on a stacked Aussie field at the Gravity Enduro National Championships and pulled off total stage domination over the two days racing. His eight first places would give him and the Process

Kona Hei Hei Trail CR Makes Bike Magazine’s “Best Carbon Bikes Under $4,000” List

“If you’re looking for a rock-solid frame from a company with a pedigree for bomb-proof bikes, but also want something snappy and responsive on the climbs (or for boosting side-hits), the Hei Hei Trail offers a heck of a value for the money.”  Bike Mag

GRIT.CX Post Their 2019 Libre DL First Impressions “I Felt Happier Pushing My Limits on the Bike”

Part two of Grit’s coverage of our Madeira drop bar launch is now live, Joonas Vinnari’s photos and Tom Hall’s words definitely paint a picture of a multi-surface-gravel-bike paradise. Part one of Grit’s coverage focused on the Rove Ltd, today they take a look at the

GRIT.CX Post Their 2019 Rove LTD First Impressions “The Rove feels planted without being boring or heavy”

Tom Hill from Grit.CX has just returned from a few days on the Portuguese island of Madeira where he was taking part in our intimate European Kona gravel launch. The launch focused on our new Libre line of multi-surface drop bar bikes, as well as our

Aggy’s One-Off-Tonal-Camo Custom Rampage Operator

For Graham Agassiz’s return to Rampage, he teamed up with Stacy Glasser at Painthouse Customs in Vancouver and worked on this epic tonal camo 2019 Operator frame. And damn if they weren’t successful, the stealthy matte finish looks insane and the red rocker, forks, brakes, and

Rampage Question Time with Aggy

Graham Agassiz and his build crew and have been on Utah soil since Saturday, scoping and building their lines for Red Bull Rampage at the new 2018 zone. This year’s blank canvas has once again leveled the playing field and the new site is providing

DCCX: Racing in the Nationals Capitol

Kerry: My wife, father in law, and the doggies headed north for the nations capitol on Thursday evening. We split up the drive with the RV and rolled into the venue to find Robert Marion and his big ol RV and trailer stuck in the

Kona Dream Builds: Visa’s “Because N+1” Honzo St 30th Birthday Bike

As some of you might remember Visa, from BikeShop.Fi in Finland, has already built one pretty darn special Ti Honzo and that one is still his go-to bike. But when he heard about the limited edition birthday Honzo, he knew the time was right to

Cory Wallace Wins His Second World Solo 24hr Championship title in Scotland!

If you were following Cory along on Instagram or even via our sporadic updates you would have realized that the World Solo 24hr Championship title was Cory’s to lose. Well it if you couldn’t tell from the title of this post, Cory held on to

MBR test Öhlins New TTX Air on Kona Process CR DL 29

MBR Cover boy Alan Muldoon recently took his personal Process 153 CR DL 29 to Järvsö bike park in

24 Hour Solo World Championships: Facts

As you’re reading this Cory Wallace is competing in the 24 Hour Solo World Championships. What does it take to make it through a race like this? We asked Cory to give us some key stats.   “I’ll aim to consume 300-400 calories per hour.

24 Hour Solo World Champs: Cory Wallace is Ready!

Fort William is known to most mountain bikers for its place on the World Cup downhill circuit. This year, however, it will play host to the Solo 24 Hour World Championships. Kona Adventure Team racer and former solo 24 Hour World Champion Cory Wallace is