Ups and Downs with the Kona Gravity Team and the 2017 World Cup DH Season

The 2017 World Cup season was one of ups and downs for the Kona Gravity team. There was much to look forward to with Connor Fearon coming off a great 2016 season, Josh Button and Tegan Molloy anticipating the World Championships on home turf, and

Process G2 – Built With Purpose – The Directors Cut

Just like the original Blade Runner movie has seven different versions, so too does our G2 Process Launch Video (well…not seven, just two actually). When we recently released our video, featuring U21 Enduro phenom Rhys Verner tearing BC’s Sea to Sky trails a new one,

Kona Quebec Grassroots CX Rider Laurie Arseneault Wins Twice in one Weekend

Switching discipline isn’t an easy task. When local Quebec athlete Laurie Arseneault got into Cyclocross as an attempt to stay competitive in the cross-country offseason, we couldn’t have known just how tough she would be. Between the rain, ankles injuries, school, and work, she proved

Kona Cyclocross star Helen Wyman takes her first season win

Kona’s newly redesigned carbon Super Jake found its way onto the top step of of a Swiss podium in the weekend, piloted by legendary Kona CX superstar Helen Wyman. It’s her third podium of the season and sure sign she is back in top form! “This

Ryan Gardner battles it out in Ashland at the California Enduro Series Finale

Ashland, Oregon is a bit of an oddball in the California Enduro Series, mainly due to its location outside of California. But the town and its trails, just a few minutes over the Northern California border are just too good to pass up. This year,

Are you the next Kona Communications Manager?

The Kona Bicycle Company is looking for a full-time Communications Manager to work in our global Marketing & Communications Department.  Applicants must be able to write copy and produce all types of contemporary content at an expert level, ride bikes like the wind, work well with a

Watch Kona Rider Jonathan Maunsell in MTB Heroes Season 2

This Saturday, Episode 2 of the Fast Fokus Series, MTB Heroes airs on InsightTV and features Irish Kona rider Jonathan Maunsell getting radical in Norway. You can get a one-month free trial to Insight TV to watch the 24-minute episode if you want to watch it on Saturday, although

Join the Kona Supremes for their Monthly Ride on Friday in Bellingham, WA

Come join the Kona Supremes in Bellingham, WA this Friday for their monthly no drop ride! They are

The Kona Demo Tour Hits Tahoe and Auburn This Weekend

The Kona Demo Tour is on the road with the new Process G2 in both 27.5 and 29,

Helen Wyman and her Kona Super Jake Make Another Podium Appearance

Much like Kerry Werner in North America over the weekend, Kona Cyclocross Pro Rider Helen Wyman had a weekend of mixed results. Helen and her Super Jake had a fight on their hands with a podium chasing event on Saturday which was followed by a

The All New Kona Key Grip Is Available Now

We have some cool new Kona components coming out this fall and we are kicking things off with our very sexy single lock-on grip, The Key Grip. The Key Grip is 30mm in diameter x 136mm long and features a solid closed-ended design, as well

Kona’s Kerry Werner goes in to battle at the Charm City Slug Fest

I was checking the weather all week. The meteorologists where calling for 80% chance of rain on Sunday and I couldn’t have been happier. I was looking for something to break up the racing so I wouldn’t have to think so much during. However, then

Lost Trails Found, Trans Cascadia 2017

An adventure in the woods. Rustic trail. Real fast. Part race, part revelry, part trail stewardship, the Trans Cascadia is all about uncovering ancient trails, creating a valuable resource for those who like to share good times amongst friends going self-powered through the woods on

Come Join Us At Outerbike This Weekend

The Kona Demo Tour is on the road with the new Process G2 in both 27.5 and 29, Hei Hei Trail, Rove NRB, and Remote. Wanna see when we’ll be in your neck of the woods? Head over to our Demo Tour Page. This weekend we’ll

“Always up for a trail party…” NSMB.com’s Long Term Review of the Kona Operator DL

NSMB.com has just published their long term review of our Operator DL after joining us at our Retallack

Roving the Kootenays with Morgan and Stephanie

Everyone has their own special place, and to Morgan and Stephanie of Found in the Mountains, that’s the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia’s West Kootenays.

Everything You Need to Know About Kona’s New Process Bikes from Pinkbike

“It’s pretty happy to carry speed over anything you point it at, but it’s also a bike that can dance. Now, that is a surprise. The aluminum bike never felt like it had a big footprint to me, likely due to that tiny rear end

Helen Wyman and the Kona Super Jake Find the Podium in Belgium

Helen Wyman is off to a strong start this season after a broken collarbone dashed her hopes of

Canadian Paralympic Athlete John Leslie partners with Dairy Farmers of Ontario

A while back we brought you the inspirational story about a Vancouver insurance firm donating a Process 153

Kerry Werner Reports from KMC Crit Fest

Coming off the two world cups I was feeling good about my form and looking forward to battling at the front of the race rather than hanging on to the wheels of Euro cross bosses. Doug and I made the 5hr drive from my parent’s

All New Kona Process Tops the Podium at EWS Finale Ligure

Kona riders were out in force over this past week in Finale Ligure for the final round Enduro World Series. New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland, France and Canada were all represented. The physical and technical nature of the seven stages did take its toll on riders,

“Versatile Bike Par Excellence” ilovebicyclette.com Reviews the Hei Hei Trail DL (French)

French website ilovebicyclette.com have just posted up a solid alpine-bike-park-hopping review over on their site of our much-praised Hei

Built for War: an In-depth Look at the All-New Kona Process from UK Magazine MBR

While we hosted the North American media in Squamish for the Process G2 Launch, the lucky European media

Kerry Werner’s World Cup Waterloo Sizzler

After Jingle Cross Doug and I were graciously invited to spend Monday-Wednesday in Chicago, hanging at the Tenspeed Hero Studio. Luke, of Tenspeed Hero showed us a rad time. We ate a good deal of great food (including the meat sweats at Publican, highly recommend

CX Diaries: Kona Pro Helen Wyman to Produce Short Video Series All Season Long

Words by Helen Wyman. CX Diaries are my way of bringing you closer to the action as I

Process 111 Swan Song & Trans Cascadia Tech Talk with Team Rider Spencer Paxson

Kona team rider and endurance/backcountry specialist Spencer Paxson reports with an in-depth bike & gear check as he

“Kona is back in a big way…” Vital MTB’s Kona Process G2 First Impressions

“The biggest takeaway? Kona is back in a big way, and they’ve caught up to and even surpassed some modern bikes. These are now much more versatile steeds.” Brandon Turman from Vital MTB made the trip to Squamish, BC for the recent launch of the

Hey Montana! The Kona Demo Tour is Coming Through!

The Kona Demo Tour is on the road with the new Process G2 in both 27.5 and 29, Hei Hei Trail, Rove NRB, and Remote. Wanna see when we’ll be in your neck of the woods? Head over to our Demo Tour Page. This weekend

Kona’s Leah Maunsell is 2017 Irish National Champion in Both Enduro and Downhill!

Here’s an update from Irish Kona Pro Leah Maunsell, who’s proud to hold the 2017 Elite Women’s National

“Still steel. Still single. Still simple.” Dirt Rag Posts their First Impressions on the Kona Unit

Adam Newman at Dirt Rag magazine recently posted up his first impressions on the Kona Unit, their full

Bike Magazine reviews the Supreme Operator “It’s a bike that you could be confident rallying all season”

“It’s a bike that you could be confident rallying all season without giving it too much thought or concern.” Bike Magazine’s resident downhiller Anthony Smith spent all summer aboard our 27.5 Operator platform, his review has just gone live online at Bikemag.com. Anthony praises the

Pedaliero Team Reports from the German Enduro One Series

Here’s an update from Kona-supported pedaliero team in Germany, who have been busy racing the regional enduro series

Introducing the Kona Quebec CX Team supported by La Cordée. 

#crossiscoming is a hashtag we see everywhere leading into cross season, and there is good reason to get excited

Pedaliero Magazine Reviews the Hei Hei Trail DL (German)

“The Kona Hei Hei Trail DL is one great combination of trail performance and a downhill rocket.” The

Jingle Jangle Christmas Cross in September – Kerry Werner on His Career Best World Cup Result

Words by Kerry Werner. Photos by Meg McMahon. Jingle Cross. In September. You’re probably thinking exactly what everyone else is thinking, so here’s some background. The name Jingle Cross is used because in years past, before it was a World Cup, the race was held

“This bike took us on roads we didn’t even know existed” Road Bike Action wander on the Sutra Ltd

“This bike took us on roads we didn’t even know existed” Maybe we should have sent the folks

Pretty in Pink: Kerry Werner talks us through his new Super Jake

I was able to hop on the Major Jake, same geometry as the Super Jake, back in July when I spent some time with the Kona crew for the video shoot we did for the Major Jake release. The setup on that bike was the

The Kona Process G2 is Here!

You’ve been waiting patiently, and we appreciate that. We’re proud to introduce the first major revision of our popular Process platform: the Process G2. The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and with this new design, now has climbing manners more commonly

Ride a New 2018 Kona in Boise, ID and Sun Valley, ID this Weekend

Hey Idaho! The fall swing of the Kona Demo Tour is underway! Want to try out a new 2018 Kona,

Laura Turpijn and the Kona LTD Team take the Win at the Assen 24 hour race

This past weekend was all about KonaLTD teamwork. Linja, Roy, Dave, Laura, Martijn (Linja’s partner) and Lotte traveled

Watch Kona Enduro Pro Rider Scott Countryman Shred His Carbon Honzo

Kona Enduro Pro Rider Scott Countryman teamed up with fellow shredder and filmmaker Mason Bond and whipped up this very cool clip of Scott shredding his local trails on his carbon Honzo!

In Tune: Filmmaker Adison MacDonald and Stephane Pelletier produce a banger!

Filmmaker Adison MacDonald and Stephane Pelletier have produced a banger of a little clip here. Stephanne rallies his Operator on Whistler’s trails while Adison creates a moody yet inspiring vibe that is guaranteed to make you question why you are looking at a computer screen

Cross is Here: Kerry Werner heads to Rochester for the Season Opener

The tension was building for some time now. #crossiscoming was all over the social media outlets, people were getting new bikes, kits, etc, posting schedules, and feeling generally gitty (at least I was). This past week those sensations only increased as the temperature dropped and

The Kona Demo Tour Hits Leavenworth on Thursday With New 2018 Bikes!

The fall swing of the Kona Demo Tour has begun! Want to try out a new 2018 Kona, including the all-new Process G2, Remote, and Rove NRB? Well you can this Thursday, September 14th at Arlberg Sports Haus in Leavenworth, Washington! Meet up with us outside the

Bike Magazine (Heart) the Steel Honzo “I often found myself going fast into rock gardens only to remember at the last second that I was on a hardtail.”

“Defiant of its weight, the frame’s stiff rear end makes it feel sportier than most chromoly hardtails, and more precise, too.” Jonathan Weber at Bike Magazine built up one of our seminal steel Honzo’s a few months back, has candid review dropped in Bike Magazine

Rhys Verner Rides the Kona Process G2 in British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Corridor

Kona pro team rider and Sea to Sky shredder Rhys Verner is a perfect match for the all new Process G2. Together, they climb efficiently and descend in harmony. The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and with this new design, now has

Bike Rumor posts their Rove LTD First Impressions “It’s a bike that is distinctly Kona in its execution”

“The steel purists should love the LTD, but even those who don’t have a “steel is real” tattoo will be able to appreciate the ride quality.” We had Zach from BikeRumor.com join us in Squamish recently for the launch of our new Rove LTD and Rove

The Kona Demo Tour is Back on the Road with New 2018 Bikes!

The fall swing of the Kona Demo Tour gets started next week! Want to swing a leg over a new 2018 Kona, including the all-new Process G2, Remote, and Rove NRB? Your first chance is this upcoming Wednesday, September 13th at Sun Mountain in Winthrop, Washington! Meet

The Kona Supremes are Hosting a Women’s Ride in Bellingham September 8th

The Kona Supremes are hosting a ride in Bellingham just for the ladies this Friday evening. Check out

Check Out the Kona Gravity Team’s Custom World Championships Operators!

As has become tradition at this time of year, Kona Gravity Team manager Mathieu Dupelle has been working hard on custom graphics for Connor Fearon, Anthony Poulson, and Magnus Manson in anticipation of this weekend’s 2017 UCI Downhill World Championships.