Bicycling Magazine Loves the Process

“Whether you’re on slow technical trails or high-speed terrain littered with loose, rocky ruts, the 153 is predictable, balanced, and easy to control.” -Daniel Sapp, Bicycling Magazine This week Bicycling listed seven reasons why they love the Kona Process! We think it’s pretty great too,

Spring Ahead(set)

Praise be the longer evening light and lifting of the dark, dank veil of the northern winter. Not only do we northern-hemisphereans have an extra hour (and building) of daylight at the end of the day, we also (hopefully) have several minutes less of bike

Trans Puerto Vallarta

With the major portion of the enduro race season still a few months away but a month or two of training already on the books, Becky and I decided to head south for a few days and check out the Trans Puerto Vallarta. The Trans

Kona Dream Builds: Lauren’s Drool Worthy Hope Tech Dripping Shred 20

Lauren is a seven-year-old little ripper from Ireland. Her Dad, Colin, thought it would be a fun activity to build a custom bike for Lauren. They opted for a Kona Shred 20, and have fully kitted the bike with gorgeous purple anodized parts from Hope.

The Demo Tour is Rolling to Arizona, Nevada, and Florida!

The 2018 Kona Demo Tour is making stops in Arizona, Las Vegas, and Florida this week! Check out details below and come test ride a new Process 153 CR 27.5, Process 153 AL/DL 29, Hei Hei Trail CR, Honzo AL/DL or the brand new Satori DL! We will also be at Moses Creek

Disco Process

It’s International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating by showing off some of our favorite lady rippers, Hannah Bergemann and Ali Osgood. Hannah and Ali are riding the Kona Process 153 CR, a bike made for everyone- men, women, Wookies, you name it. Thanks to all

Race Report From Australian National Championships

This past weekend Australian National Downhill Championships were held in Bright. Leading the way for Kona was Connor Fearon, who, unfortunately, suffered some pretty bad luck throughout the weekend. He crashed in practice and suffered a nasty gash in his elbow. Not to be phased

Kona Dream Builds

Do you have a stunning, custom Kona? Does it have custom parts or maybe a special paint job?

Video: The Evolution of Kona’s Bicycles

Recently our friends at Pinkbike stopped by our Ferndale, Washington headquarters to talk to a couple of our

Kona Demo Tour Next Stops: Florida and New Mexico!

The 2018 Kona Demo Tour is making stops in New Mexico and Florida this week! Check out details below and come test ride a new Process 153 CR 27.5, Process 153 AL/DL 29, Hei Hei Trail CR, Honzo AL/DL or the brand new Satori DL!      

Toni Lund’s Thousand Mile Quest

It’s March in Alaska. The temperature hovers at minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ve been traveling alone and mostly

How to Train a Trail Dog

Fewer things bring a smile to a mountain biker’s face then a well-trained trail dog. The best of the best can scrub jumps like a world cup racer, take ninja inside lines, stay right on your wheel, and wag their tails with pure delight at

Scott Countryman reports from the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo

Racing the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is one of my fondest mountain bike racing memories of

My Kona: Joe Hamilton

The My Kona series is back. This time we’re featuring one of our inside sales representatives, Bellingham’s Joe Hamilton. Joe has worked with Kona for the past five years. When not at work or riding, he’s a member of local rock band Cousin Marvin. Check

Bike Magazine Reviews the Satori DL “This bike snob would be perfectly happy riding the Satori DL full time”

“This bike snob would be perfectly happy riding the Satori DL full time” Bike Magazine reviewer Ryan Palmer has spent the last little while on board our brand new Satori DL, his review has just gone live online at Ryan gave the Satori DL kudos

Announcing the 2018 Kona Roster!

Spring is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: bike season is near! We’re excited to kick things off by announcing our 2018 roster, which is chock full of speed, talent, and creativity, ensuring an exciting and memorable season. On the

Kona Demo Tour in Anthem, AZ and at the Sedona MTB Fest!

The 2018 Kona Demo Tour is coming to Anthem, AZ TOMORROW, February 27th, at Freedom Cycles from 12-4pm. We’ll also be at the Sedona MTB Festival this weekend. Check out details below and come test ride a new Process 153 CR 27.5, Process 153 AL/DL 29, Hei Hei Trail CR, Honzo

Kona Dream Builds: Travis’ Breathtaking Rove Ltd Custom Build

Travis Peebles’ (Co-owner of Blazing Saddle Cycles in Cleveland) custom Rove Ltd will straight up take your breath away. It did ours. While our stock build of the Rove Ltd is nothing to sniff at with its SRAM Force groupo and plus-sized WTB tires and hoops,

Video: Ice Fishing with Aggy POV

Back in early January, Aggy headed out to The Farm in Kamloops. It was the first snow ride of the season and a solid crew showed up to shuttle laps in The Farm‘s winter ‘Burb (an old 4×4 Chevy Suburban with full chains and an internal wood stove!).

PinkBike Reviews the Kona Wah Wah II Composite Pedal “Kona’s Wah Wah II pedals are ready to rock”

“Kona’s Wah Wah II pedals are ready to rock, with a wide, grippy platform that provides plenty of support for keeping those feet in place no matter how rough the trail, and a price tag that’s tough to beat.” – Mike Kazimer PinkBike‘s Mike Kazimer has

Kona Demo Tour is Coming to Scottsdale and Phoenix Feb 23-25th!

The 2018 Kona Demo Tour is coming to Scottsdale and Phoenix February 23, 24, and 25th! Check out details

Ti Tuesday: Alan’s zippy Single Speed Ti Raijin

Alan’s Ti Raijin isn’t a big showy head turner of a bike. It’s been built up as durable zippy single speed for Alan’s local trails at Sports Swap in Toronto. Closer inspection reveals a thoughtful parts selection that will truly go the distance and perhaps last

Introducing the Satori and Satori DL

It might be deep in the heart of winter in the northern hemisphere, but we’re starting to see signs of spring popping up. The longer days and slightly warmer temperatures mean bike season is just around the corner. Ushering in a new season seems like

Introducing the Cycling Team Mahieu-Kona-Vandermeeren

We’ve got exciting news from across the pond from our Belgian counterparts. They’ve assembled a stellar group of Reviews the Kona Wozo “Kona has proven once again that they have some of the most capable and enabling bikes”

“It is capable of handling some of the most aggressive trails with its burly spec and near perfect geometry taken from its skinny brother, Honzo.” – Aristotle Peters Aristotle Peters from has spent the last few months riding our Kona Wozo around his snow-covered

Hei Hei DL Named Editor’s Choice by Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine

Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine has named the Kona Hei Hei DL a 2017 Editor’s Choice bike. “Bellingham-based Kona

Paul From Atlanta Pro Bikes is Late For Work

Paul’s commute to work may not be far, but where it lacks in length it makes up for in trials and tribulations.

Announcing the 2018 Kona Demo Tour!

For a full list of demo tour stops please visit and stay tuned to the Cog and our Facebook page for more. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!  

Bike Love

It’s Valentine’s Day. For lots of people that means romance, fancy meals, and way too many heart-themed things. At Kona, we also want to share the love of our favorite bikes with you. So from the bottom of our sappy little hearts, this is an

Dirt Rag Reviews the Big Honzo “Big mountain fun on a small mountain budget”

“Dropping into the first section of fast and flowy singletrack on the Big Honzo DL was like plugging

Kona Dream Builds: Is Tyson’s Custom Sutra the Sexiest Sutra Around?

When Tyson Blades submitted this Sutra 650b conversion via our Instagram channel, we have to admit we were pretty damn envious of what he’d put together. The devil is most definitely in the details of this bike, there are so many subtle touches that don’t

Kona Dream Builds: Chuck Passe’s Radient Big Honzo

Chuck Passe’s luminous orange Big Honzo is hard to miss. The 2017 Big Honzo frame was custom painted* in Rockstar Sparkle Orange by Josh Putnam at Coating Source, with the emphasis heavy on the sparkle. All the Kona logos and branding are knocked out and show

Kerry Werner’s Road to Bronze

Kona cyclocross racer Kerry Werner had a stellar cross season finishing 28th at the World Championships last weekend

Kona Dream Builds: Josh Cooper Keeps it Local with his Process 153 CR

Josh Cooper is the lead mechanic at Epic Cycles, a bike shop outside of Asheville NC and rides mostly in the backcountry of Pisgah National Forest, famous for its technical terrain and rugged character that can be demanding on equipment. He built up his bike

[R]evolution Magazine Reviews the Process 153 CR DL “The main reason I dug the Process so much? Plain and simple fun!”

[R]evolution Magazine founder and all-round ripper Matt Holmes recently had a chance to test our new Process platform for the legendary Aussie magazine. It seems the new Process 153 CR DL may have just won him over. “The Process is incredibly playful on the downs

Nick Dethridge Rides for Kelly McGarry at the 2018 McGazzaFest

The best thing about Mcgazzafest is that as sad a time it is, the weekend is all about remembering Kelly for all he was. This year was my first Mcgazzafest and to say it was a good time would be a massive understatement. The weekend

Finding the Silver Lining

It’s a normal dreary winter day. The clouds hang low and thick as if they’ve just given up

Cyclocross World Championships: Valkenburg, NL

After a very successful 2016-2017 cyclocross season Kerry Werner has raised the bar again this season stacking up 6 UCI wins, locking in his best UCI world ranking (25), and a handful more podiums including his 3rd place at the 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. This

Scott Funston’s Major Jake

Cyclorcross Magazine is featuring Rad Racing’s Scott Funston’s Major Jake, the bike he rode to a second place

2018 USA Cycling Fatbike Nationals

On February 10, 2018 USA Cycling’s Fatbike Nationals returns to Grand Rapids, Michigan AND to a new venue

Kona in the Pinkbike Photo of the Year Contest

It’s time for Pinkbike’s annual photo of the year contest, where readers select their favorite photos from 2017. This year a photo of Kona’s communication’s manager made it through to the contest! Shot days before Christmas aboard a Kona Process 153 CR DL, Lacy Kemp

Profile: Hannah Bergemann

The Kona Supremes’ Hannah Bergemann is one of Bellingham’s most promising up and coming riders. Check out this

Hashtag Enduro + DYEDBro = One Rad Process

When Iago Garay isn’t styling it up on the EWS circuit winning practice, he is producing super sweet protective frame wraps via his Do You Even Drift Bro company. Recently Norwegian based Kona fan and Hashtag Enduro member Mads Oliver went and rolled the dice on a

Experiencing Haleakala

Recently one of our sales reps, Dale Plant, took the trek to his Hawaiian territory on Maui to

Life in The Loops With Soren Farenholtz

Words and photos by Dylan Sherrard It was only a few short years ago when Soren Farenholtz found

Ti Tuesday: Kjetil’s Ti Honzo

This week’s Ti Tuesday comes all the way from Oslo, Norway, it’s proof that taste knows no bounds. Kjetil wanted to build a playful bike, his friends told him he should be looking at a full suspension, but he knew better. After an exhaustive hour-long online search

Bike Packing Tip: Making Your Own Handlebar Harness

Bikepacking isn’t new, but it’s certainly growing in popularity. We’ve shared our love of bikepacking with our Not

Kona Dream Build: Cole’s Shred-Worthy Process 153 AL/DL

Cole Brisson needed to replace his old Process 134 and chose to do that with our new Process 153 AL/Dl. Working like a true bicycle artist, Cole used the alloy Process frame as a blank canvas and splashed on some serious pops of color/bling. Industry Nine

Taking Advantage of the Golden Orb

It’s January. Typically, in the Pacific Northwest that means we’re drinking way too much coffee to stay warm, we’ve wrapped ourselves in Gortex and wool to stay dry, and we spend just as much time cleaning the mud off of our bikes as we do

Pinkbike Visits Kona HQ

Yesterday the A/V team from Pinkbike stopped by for a visit to our world HQ in Ferndale, Washington. They wanted to take a good look at some of our models through the years dating all the way back to one of the brand’s original models