Belgium Beer to Spanish Tapas

We landed the 19th of December and hit the ground running! And we ran straight into the highest concentration of cross racing one could experience all year. It is dubbed the “Christmas Block”, or “Kerstperiode” if you are a hard core muck boot-wearing, Jupiler-guzzling, cigarette-puffing,

Introducing our 2019 Gravity/Enduro Team!

2019 is poised to be a big year for Kona on the gravity and enduro side and we couldn’t be more excited to announce our teams for the upcoming season. Headlining the gravity side is our long-time ringer, Connor Fearon of Adelaide, Australia. Fearon finished the

Kona Dream Builds: Matt’s Honzo ST Can See the Forest and the Trees

Matt Harris is no stranger to Kona. Before immigrating to Canada he was one of New Zealand’s OG freeriders pioneering massive drops and super tech lines in and around his home town of Auckland on his old Kona Stinky. These days he splits his time between

Kona Welcomes Miranda Miller

The team rumors have been flying for the past few months, but we’re ready to make it official… officially Miller Time! We could not be more excited to welcome Canadian legend and powerhouse racer Miranda Miller to the Kona family. Miller will be headlining our

Pedal Magazine Reviews the Process 153 27.5 DL “Ride It! You Will Get It!”

Pedal Magazine released their review of our beloved Process 153 AL DL 27.5. In a world where carbon seems to overshadow everything they gave the Process AL DL super high marks saying, “It holds its own against the most aggressive downhill challenges and to tame

Rove DL Named a Top Commuter Choice for Price in Road.CC

In a recent post, Road.cc named the Rove DL a top choice for commuting in their Cycle to Work program in the UK. This program helps people find great commuter bikes for a decent price, even providing a tax exemption in the process. “The Cycle

Bike Rumor Reviews the Libre DL “The Libre DL should be a the top of your list.”

“Overall, there’s no mistaking that this is a Kona, which is one of the reasons I think I fell in love with it. Kona has a habit of making bikes that are heavily focused on fun with a healthy dose of durability and performance. The

CX Magazine Profiles Clara Honsinger’s Winning Major Jake

CX Magazine loves to do a deep dive on interesting race steeds. This time, they’ve chosen Team S&M CX‘s Clara Honsinger’s 2018 Major Jake as their bike of choice. Honsinger has had an incredible season, wrapping up the U23 National Championship last month in Louisville.

Werner/Fahringer Belgium Blog

The battle of places between Kerry Werner and Becca Fahringer lovingly rages on as the duo attack the

Kona Dream Builds: Craig McPhee’s Burly Enduro Smashing Custom Kona Honzo ST

Craig lives in Sydney, Australia andhas been riding for about six years. He spends most of his time riding the east coast of New South Wales, and while he hasn’t got much vertical elevation the trails can be very rocky. Each year he does a

Bicycling Magazine list the “The 10 Best Kona Bikes You Can Buy Right Now”

Bicycling Magazine has just posted up a list outlining The 10 Best Kona Bikes You Can Buy Right

Kona Dream Builds: Graham Beaumont’s Earthy Sea Foam Process 153 CR

Is seafoam green or blue? It is a question I’ve often pondered. Google tells me that it’s close to aqua on the color wheel but it has a very different feel to it. Seafoam is a light blue-green with a bit of grey mixed in. The green makes it

Connor Fearon’s Gamble Section Makes Pinkbike Top Ten Videos of 2018 List

Pinkbike just posted up their list of picks for the top ten videos from 2018 and Connor Fearon’s amazing section from Gamble made the cut. We’ve loved the section from the moment the video dropped, if you haven’t seen it or need a quick refresher

Revolution Magazine Reminisces about the 2019 Dealer Launch

We love to go big at our dealer launches every year, and 2018 was no exception. We flew in our dealer network from around the globe – including some lads that traveled very far- the crew from Revolution Magazine in Australia. If you’ve ever partied

From Zero to Mouth Breather

Hello again and welcome back to my journey to attempt to achieve greater fitness. To catch you all

Ivan Gallego Wins Jr Men 15/16 CX National Championship!

Ivan Gallego, 16, of Missoula, Montana took the nation by storm as he brought home the gold at US Cyclocross Nationals! Here is the recap from the champ himself. Congrats Ivan! Way to make us proud! Overall, this season of cyclocross racing has been a

18 Year Old B’yauling Toni Has Ridden His Sutra 28,000km since July. Find out Why.

Six days after graduating high school in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan last year, at just 17, B’yauling Toni hopped on his stock Kona Sutra and started pedaling. Loaded up with a little food, a sleeping bag and a bivy he began one massive and awe-inspiring journey. His

Kona Dream Builds: Chainline Bikes Build “Fez” The Ultimate Process CR DL

Chainline Bikes in El Cajon, California aren’t your average bike shop. Located amidst an industrial area filled with body shops and mechanics that are there to pimp your other ride (the one with an engine) Jason Guthrie and his crew has found a niche building one-off custom bikes

Louisville Sluggin: CX Nationals 2018

Kerry: After Hendersonville’s snowed out Sunday race I was keen to get to Nats to check out the track and get a feel for it. Unfortunately, there was limited time to do that. With so many amateur races being packed into the week there was seldom

Bike Magazine Reviews Process CR DL 29 In Bible of Bike Tests “Fit and positioning on the Process are remarkable”

  December has been a good month for the all-new 29″ wheeled carbon Process, with solid reviews rolling in from Pinkbike and Vital. Well Bike magazines highly anticipated Bible of Bike Tests came out today and its positive and praiseworthy review added yet another notch

Kona Libre DL Makes Bike Rumor Editors Choice List

Zach at BikeRumor.com has had a Libre DL test rig for a while now and we’ve been waiting for his full review to drop. You can imagine how stoked we were this morning when this little tease appeared on Bike Rumors website. Zach seems to

Kona Dream Builds: Jouko’s 2012 Honky Inc Slays All Roads

We featured Jouko‘s head-turning retro Killer Kilauea a few weeks back, well he’s back at it, this time with a Kona from a completely different century! Hi Sweet Honky Inc frame was purchased via Fillarikellari in Helsinki where Jouko works. “I found out that Kona Europe still had one of

Happy Holidays From Kona!

From all of us at Kona, we’d like to wish you the happiest of holidays. Thank you for

Vital MTB Reviews the Process CR DL 29 “We cannot stress just how well this bike corners”

“We cannot stress just how well this bike corners, and we found ourselves seeking trails that had plenty of opportunities to lay the bike on edge, rather than just hauling straight down the fall line.” I wont lie, we have been waiting with bated breath

Kona Dream Builds: Show and Shine, Jai Motherwell’s Timeless Shonky ST

The new Shonky ST hasn’t been out there in the wild all that long, and we’ve barely seen any make it to the Cog. Most recently we featured Danny Stewarts bike and there are some pretty cool team builds out there as well under Aggy, Connor, Caleb

Squirrel Chasing

Words: Matt Falwell of Gear Up Cycles in Kentucky My granny’s people lived on the banks of the Tennessee

Kona Dream Builds: The Colour Purple, Deirdre’s Libre

Having a husband who obsesses over every aspect of every single bike build is always going to result in a cool bike and despite only subtle upgrades,  Deirdre’s cute little 46cm Libre is no exception. Deirdre has somewhat of a lighter touch than her husband and

Kona Process 24 Features in the Bike Magazine Young Shredders Gift Guide

Bike Magazine has just published its holiday gift guide for all the mini-shredders in your life and taking pride of place? Yup that’s our Process 24 full suspension kids bike. You may remember it from the below video that we released a few months ago

From Zero to….?

Hi! My name is Lacy Kemp. I work in the marketing department at Kona and have the keys

It’s CX Nationals Weekend!

It’s been a wild ride for the cyclocross teams this year. Crazy, unpredictable weather has made gear selection and maintenance extra critical. In spite of the curve balls from mother nature, we’ve seen top results from our in-house Kona Shimano Maxxis CX Team of Kerry

Kona Ambassador Brooklyn Bell is Featured on and in the Latest Mountain Flyer Magazine

The latest issue of Mountain Flyer has just hit the newsstands and our own Bellingham Kona Ambassador Brooklyn

Connor Fearon Gets Interviewed on Pink Bike “Kids who want to race World Cup downhill should definitely ride clips but I just can’t bring myself to do it.”

“Kids who want to race World Cup downhill should definitely ride clips but I just can’t bring myself to do it.” Connor Fearon on riding flats That quote is just one of the many candid down to earth responses you’ll find in Connor Fearon’s in-depth Pink Bike

Kona Dream Builds: The Return of the King, Caleb’s Process 153 29 CR DL

At 6’4″ I’ve always loved 29ers. I also love lots of travel to make up for my shortcomings as a rider. Oh and I love carbon, partly for the stiffness, but more from aesthetic and design front. So last year when Kona released the G2 Process

Kona Dream Builds: Black Widow, Milan’s Stealthy Rove Packs a Punch

We spotted  Milan Bosančić’s 2015 Rove AL on Instagram the other day and were stopped in our tracks by the red bar tape and red hits in the Novatec wheels. Closer inspection revealed a pretty damn dialed light bike packing rig. We reached out to Milan

Bike World Spain Publish Kona Gravel Bike Round UP From Madeira

Bike World magazine from Spain has just published their round-up of our 2019 gravel and multi-surface bikes from

Kona Dream Builds: Devin’s Process Pedals to the Party

All of Devin’s mountain bikes have been bought used starting with his first, a 2005 Kona Coiler. Eight years, three Konas and a slew of other bikes later he was determined to have a brand-new bike of his own. “A rig that could hold its

Kona Dream Builds: Matthew Stewart’s Predatory Big Unit

Matthew Stewart is the sales manager at The Bike Peddler in Santa Rosa and the owner of this very rad Big Unit. “Most people think I’m nuts for riding a rigid bike in the modern era of long travel 29ers with dropper posts; sometimes it’s good to

Brand new Freewheelin Hoodie now available in Canada

There are lots of reason to be jealous of Canadians. They have insane amounts of public single track, they have Whistler, they have Drake, Bieber, Bublé and both Ryan’s and now they have another reason for you to be envious. If you’re lucky enough to

E Bike Tips Posts First Look at Kona E Ute

Ashley over at E-BikeTips.com in the UK has just taken delivery of our new E-Ute for review and

Kona Dream Builds: Ben’s Hei Hei CR DL Looks Fast Standing Still

I really didn’t want to bust out that cliché up their in the title, but I think you have to agree that Ben’s fricken rad Hei Hei CR DL does indeed look fast standing still… I mean I don’t race XC, but this bike kinda

Dude Guy! Warwick NBX GP

Beckster: As I sit down to write this, I realize how often I write things about how lucky I am for the weekend and how special the venue is to me. It is pretty often, but this weekend was no exception. NBX takes place in

Brand new The Devil’s Ride T-Shirt available now!

We’ve just added this rad new t-shirt to the Kona Canada web store just in time for the

Singletrack Reviews the Kona Unit X “Kona’s Unit X is like a singlespeed, but with 10 more gears”

“Kona has taken that skinny steel frame and rigid fork and added 11 wide-ranging gears without seemingly reducing

Sun Peaking with Aggy

When Plan B turns to Plan A you make the best of it. We had the full crew, trailer and all, packed full of gear and food for a week or more. We were headed out west, hoping to check off some of the bucket

Kona Dream Builds: Daniël Prijkel’s DIY Process 153 CR DL 29

I’ve been riding the Process 153 AL/DL 29 for most of 2018. It was my first 29er Enduro bike and it just fits my riding style. It’s a very solid frame, but the only downside is the weight of it, so when the carbon version

Pinkbike Field Test: Kona Process 153 CR DL 29

The crew over at Pinkbike put the Process 153 CR DL 29 through the gauntlet with their new series of Field Tests. How did the bike do compared to every other ride? According to Mike Levy, “I was in the air and manualing on the

Kona Dream Builds: Spencer Paxson’s Single Speed CX World Champs Private Jake Gets a New Life

I think it’s fair to say that we mountain bikers here in Bellingham are spoiled. By the time August rolls around our trails are, by our standards, dried out, skitter, blown up and a chundered mess. Add to that the seasonal forest fire smoke plume

Madere en gravel (avec Kona) direction Porto Santo.

Veloroute has posted their second piece on riding the Libre in Madeira – specifically Porto Santo island. “Pour

Spencer Paxson Gets Hounded

Freehub Magazine‘s hound dog Lucy takes no prisoners when she hangs on the couch with athletes during their “Hounded” series. The latest episode features Kona Adventure Team Rider, Spencer Paxson. Spencer is known for his mega rides (remember that 32,000-foot day on Solstice 2017?) his

Kona Dream Builds: Mike’s Featherweight Big Honzo CR Punches Above its Weight

This featherweight 21 pound XC race weapon of a Big Honzo CR is Mikes second bike to be featured here on the Cog, his last one was one of the coolest Libre’s we have seen, and it seems with this Honzo CR he’s followed suit