Ti Tuesday: John Kendall’s Versatile Ti Raijin

We spied this interesting looking Raijin on Instagram a few weeks back and it turns out it’s owned by Texas Kona dealer John Kendall of Local Hub Bicycle Company. John says this bike has been about 8 years in the making. “I thought it would be cool

Kona Ride 2017: Part 2 – The North American Dealer and Press Launch

After hosting our dealer product launch in our hometown of Bellingham for the last six years we decided that a change was due, when Kona founder Dan Gerhard suggested the British Columbia riding Mecca of Squamish no one batted an eye. Squamish’s Executive Suites hotel served

Connor Fearon ends Crankworx 2016 with a top ten in the Canadian Open Downhill

Connor Fearon’s 2016 Crankworx started over a week ago as he dropped into his first practice run for the Enduro World Series inside the Whistler Bike Park. That 70km of racing kicked off a massive week for Connor, on top of the EWS, his week also

Kona Super Grassroots Riders Whip Off at Crankworx

The “Official” Whip Off World Champs went down yesterday as part of Crankworx on the infamous Crabapple Hits jumps. It’s a four hit run that culminates with a 65ft long (20 meters) table top. The kickers had received a make over before Crankworx with larger

Cory Wallace checks in before his Fifth Mongolia Bike Challenge

Leaving Canada behind in the peak of summer is never easy to do but there was a flight to catch to Mongolia for round number five at the Mongolia Bike Challenge! The first couple years the race was 10-12 days long, covered 1200-1400 km and

Deep Summer People’s Choice Voting is Open

The Deep Summer photo comp at Crankworx went down last night to a packed crowd in Olympic Plaza. If you couldn’t make it to the live shows that’s not to worry as they are all up on crankworx.com now. New Zealand based photographer Simeon Patience had

Tegan Molloy and Connor Fearon hit A-Line for the Fox Air DH at Crankworx

We are half way though Crankworx 2016 now and the midway point was marked yesterday by the Fox Air DH on A-Line. If you have been living under a rock for the past 12 or so years, A-Line is Whistler’s seminal trail, whip-able tabletops line the

Peloton Magazine publish their top two picks from our 2017 Product Launch

US based road magazine Peloton made the trip to our 2017 product launch last month and dodged Black

Ti Tuesday: Dan’s singletrack ready Ti Humu Humu

Dan runs Kona’s warranty department in Canada so he had a little bit of an unfair advantage of knowing that this bike was in the works. In fact he made damn sure that one of the Ti Humuhumu’s was going to find its way to the inside

Rhys Verner Podiums and Connor Fearon Embraces the Spirit of Enduro at Crankworx

It was a mixed day out on course for Kona’s athletes yesterday at the Enduro World Series in Whistler. Things started off amazingly well for Connor Fearon as he smashed it right out of the start gate and rode to a solid second place on the first

Connor Fearon tackles his first Enduro World Series event

Yesterday marked the official first day of Crankworx 2016, we are already one event down with the Speed and Style taking place tonight to a packed house. Connor Fearon, who had toyed with the idea of competing in it, was nowhere to be found. Why? Well

Bicycling Magazine Review the Roadhouse “Surrounded by zippier, carbon test bikes, I found myself choosing the Roadhouse again and again”

Bicycling magazine’s Caitlin Giddings recently reviewed our 2016 Roadhouse (you can check out the 2017 model here). It took us a little bit of coaxing to actually get the bike back off her when she had finished with it, the final printed review really captures the essence of

MBR publish their Honzo CR Trail First Look “The Worlds Greatest Hard Tail Ever?”

After joining us for our European press launch last month UK Magazine MBR has just published their First Look at our new Honzo CR Trail both in print and online. You can click here or on any of the images below to view the PDF

Bicycle Times post their 2017 Sutra Ltd and Wheelhouse First Impressions

Bicycle Times showed up to our 2017 Product launch a few days early, and managed to sneak out

Bicycle Times review the Humuhumu “It’s a blast to ride, has the edge in terms of practicality, but most of all it brings a mischievous smile to my face every time I ride it”

Bicycle Times magazine have just published this great review of our Humuhumu in their latest issue. You can purchase the magazine online here or click on the below image to check out the review as a PDF.

Ti Tuesday: Singletrack Magazine’s Ti Honzo

Our European office built up one very rad Ti Honzo for the fine folk at Singletrack Magazine to review a few weeks ago. Last week they posted up a full photoset as part of Fresh Goods Friday number 303 and got pretty emotional to boot. It

Kona Super Grassroots rider James Rennie tackles the Gryphon aka The Squamish Enduro

Last weekend marked the return of the North American Enduro Tour to the Sea to Sky corridor for the second time this year. This weekend it was disguised as the annual Squamish Enduro ‘The Gryphon’, a race that has become a solid fixture over the

It’s Time for Cyclocross

Meet the Team It’s time. It’s time to dust off the cowbells and stretch the heckle muscles. It’s time for the air to smell of fresh glue on tires, to feel fresh bar wrap in your hands and to stare at a perfectly clean bike

Leah Maunsell reports from The Kona Rookies Camp at Serfaus Fiss Ladis in Austria

Wow! What a great week spent with amazing people. This week Leah and Jonathan Maunsell headed out to Bikepark Serfaus Fiss Ladis in Austria for the Kona Rookies Camp. The camp group came together on Monday evening and the Bikepark shredding began early on the following

Watch Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko Get Rad in No Bad Days – Episode 3

Caleb Holonko has been killing it all summer long, bagging new tricks and combos left, right and centre. In the latest episode of No Bad Days he drops some heat in the final minutes with this perfect flat drop flip!

Mountain Bike Action Review the 2017 Hei Hei Carbon DL Race “The light, stiff frame delivers on being a competitive race bike, while the progressive geometry allows riders to take it on more aggressive trails”

Mountain Bike Action have just published this great review of our 2017 Hei Hei Carbon Race DL  in their latest issue. Check it out in full here or by clicking on any of the below images. Don’t forget to check our Mountain Bike Action online here

Pinkbike post their Hei Hei Trail DL First Impressions

Vernon Felton made the long trip up from Bellingham to Squamish, BC to cover our North American product launch for Pinkbike.com last week. He’s spent a bunch of time recently on our carbon Hei Hei DL so it seemed only natural that he took out our brand new carbon

Connor and Tegan walk the track at Round Six of the UCI DH series in Mont St Anne

In what feels like the most stretched out DH season ever, Kona Gravity riders Tegan Molloy and Connor Fearon yesterday made the short trip from their base for the last month in Bromont to the infamous Mont St. Anne world cup track… And then went for a

Dirt Rag Post Their First Ride Impressions of The Big Honzo DL

Adam Newman from Dirt Rag was in Squamish, BC for our North American launch last week, while all the other journalists scrambled for the new Hei Hei Trail, Adam bucked trends and went for the army green Big Honzo DL, our first foray into premium plus

Factory Jackson’s Honzo CR Race First Ride Impressions “the Honzo Carbon is both an astonishingly light trail-worthy hard tail, and an XC race bike that breaks down the barriers of what XC hard tails can do in technical terrain”

Andrew Dodd from UK Website Factory Jackson attended our 2017 product launch recently and got the chance to spend the day onboard our new Honzo Cr Race rig. He has just posted up his very positive first impressions of this versatile steed. Click here to read his thoughts. “Imagine

Antoine Bizet visits Reunion Island

The Reunion Island Tourism board recently tapped Antoine Bizet on the shoulder to join them on their latest video campaign. Antoine’s episode went live just over a week ago and its been going crazy on Facebook. Check it out above.

Kona Ride 2017: Part 1 – The European Dealer and Press Launch.

Over 200 dealers from all over Europe joined us earlier this month in Serfaus, Fiss Ladis in the Tirolean Alps for the 2017 European product launch. We had an amazing time at the resort which has an incredible mix of natural and bike park trails. The dealers

Graham Agassiz and Antoine Bizet confirmed for 2016 Red Bull Rampage

Both Antoine Bizet and Graham Agassiz have made a huge impact on the Red Bull Rampage landscape over the last few years and with the reimagined 10th event just around the corner we are beyond stoked to announce that both Aggy and Antoine have been invited

Ti Tuesday: Pierre’s 1992 Ti Hei Hei

There are a bunch of amazing Ti Kona’s residing on Retrobike.co.uk. Last week though, a picture of Pierre’s (aka 24pounces) amazing 1992 Hei Hei found its away to our inbox via Instagram, after a little digging we had a few more photos and the story

The Process 111 makes it into MBR’s radical 29ers short list

MBR have just published a list of 11 Radical 29er’s and the 2017 Process 111 made the cut.

Masanori “Masa” Nishikawa visits Kona’s Vancouver office after 26 countries and over 70000km on the road

World rider Masanori “Masa” Nishikawa from Japan showed up at our Vancouver office earlier this week on his Kona

Pedaliero Team Reports From The Second Stop Of The Enduro One Series.

“We Love Mountains“ Yeah, we do! We love riding bikes in the mountains – the steep, gnarly, rocky,

Cory Wallace tells his 2016 BC Bike Race Story

The BC Bike Race went into it’s 10th edition this year and has grown into one of the Worlds premier MTB stage races. Starting on Vancouver Island, racing across Powell River, the Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, Squamish and finishing in Whistler it is a great

Markus Zieher visits Spain’s La Poma Pumptrack on his Kona Shonky

To flee the winter weather and to ride the best built lines I went with four friends in

10 Year Old Kenzie Nevard gets busy for the Escapade 7 crew

Production company Escapade 7 recently caught up with 10 Year old UK ripper Kenzie Nevard and produced this short and sweet little clip of him pinning it on some super fun looking trails. What were you doing when you were 10?

Kona Super Grassroots rider Leah Maunsell reports from EWS Round 4 in La Thuile, Italy.

Thursday and Friday were practice days with three stages to practice each day. I knew heading into day one

Ryan Garnder nabs second at the Ashland Enduro

The latest round of the California Enduro Series brought the Norcal Cooperative just north of the California border to Ashland Oregon. Though not within California, the incredible quality of the trails and race organizers are enough to draw the CES over the border year after

Kona East Coast Demo Tour wraps up in Minnesota this weekend

Come out to one of our last few East Coast demos this weekend (the 15th, 16th and 17th

Antoine Bizet’s third place run from Glemmride

Last weekend Antione rode his Kona Shonky to third place at Glemmride, a FMB Gold Event in Saalbach Austria. It was a tough day for Antoine, after having a mechanical that took two hours to fix during practice, he then crashed and missed his first

Roots, Rain and Survival – Scott Countryman reports on the Trans BC Enduro

I’ve never ridden my bike in the Pacific Northwest and I have been dreaming of it for quite some time. The moist conditions, sculpted features and steep pitches sounded like everything a mountain biker’s heart could desire. What better way to pop my cherry than

Finding their feet: Kona Grassroots riders Justin Hodgson and Henning Schipper shred Revelstoke

It’s now July and race season is in full swing. The trails that Henning Schipper and I use

Cory Wallace Wins 2016 BC Bike Race, Spencer Paxson finishes in second place

What a race! After 15 hours, 48 minutes and 9 seconds and seven days of stage racing, Cory Wallace took the win from teammate Spencer Paxson today at the final stage of the BC Bike Race in Whistler. Spencer started the race with a comfortable buffer but

Kona Gravity rider Tegan Molloy shreds Bromont

Quebec based filmer Vincent Girard spent some time with Tegan Molloy between World Cup rounds recently and quietly worked away on this very cool little movie of her railing the trails in his backyard on her 27.5 Operator. 

Spencer Paxson’s BC Bike Race crushing Hei Hei Race DL

Spencer Paxson and his Kona Endurance teammate Cory Wallace have been straight up dominating the 2016 BC Bike Race. Neither are strangers to the event, but that overall top spot has eluded them both and Spencer is on a mission to make it his. By

Ti Tuesday: Travis Switzer’s life changing Ti Honzo

It’s good to know that sometimes you can have a positive effect on people. I mean we didn’t set out to change lives with Ti Tuesday but this weeks bike, well we did just that. Travis Switzer was just a normal Kona owner until he

Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko gets loose in BC’s interior

Canadian Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko and filmmaker Adison MacDonald recently did a trip to the interior of BC and put this rad little video together.

Trans BC Enduro Day Six

   The final day at the Trans BC Enduro was a doozy. The day started with a bus

BCBR Day 2 report: Hei Hei! Paxson wins stage 2, Wallace retains yellow 

On the eastern shores of the Salish Sea north of the Sunshine Coast lies the small town of Powell River, host of Stage 2 of the BC Bike Race. Following a rough and muddy Stage 1 in Cumberland on Thursday, racers made the stormy journey

Connor Fearon places fifth at Round five of the UCI DH World Cup in Lenzerheide

In what’s been a crazy World Cup DH season, one thing has remained consistent, Kona Gravity team rider Connor Fearon’s results. Connor’s top ten placings each round have been awesome to watch and the single digit number plate on his Supreme Operator this round showed us

Trans BC day five

PowerSlave is a classic trail in Nelson, BC. It’s steep, technical, rooty and fast. And that’s when it’s