Ontario! The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is in Rolling Through June 2-4!

Muskoka and Sudbury! The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is in your ‘hood June 2 and 4 respectively: June 2 in Gravenhurst from 12-8pm with Ecclestone Cycle June 4 in Sudbury from 10am-3pm with The Outside Store Details on the flyers below…

The First Week of Sophie at Kona Bikes!

More than being talented at work, Kona’s employees are killing it in their personal fields. It’s like that at Kona: they don’t hire you on your resume only, and even less for your educational background. They really look at who you are. Photos and words

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is in PA this Weekend!

Hey Pennsylvania! Wanna try out a new Hei Hei, Honzo, or Process? Join us this weekend for the following Kona

“A playful, smooth ride at a reasonable price” – VeloNews on the Kona Wheelhouse

VeloNews has featured the Reynolds 853 Wheelhouse in their recent Buyer’s Guide. The Wheelhouse’s steel frame and disc

Roos op de Beek Wins Belgian National Championship on Her Kona Operator

Kona Grassroots rider Roos op de Beeck has won the Elite Women’s Belgian National Downhill Championships in Bouillon in

Vital MTB Reviews the Kona Operator DL: “Park Friendly, World Cup Approved”

Vital MTB has just published a very thorough and positive review of our Operator DL. “Whether you spend $3,200

Good Living and Good Times in Arizona with the Kona Adventure Team

“We travel for more than just racing nowadays. We travel for mountain biking and seeing the world and bringing our friends along for the ride. For some of us this is a vacation from work, for others, it’s an evolution away from the height of our competitive careers, and for a couple, it’s a route towards the next peak. For all of us, it’s good living and good times.”

Nostalgia-Free: Pizza & Bikes at the 2017 Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Festival

Our Endurance Team is deep into the 2017 spring season and this weekend are in Grand Junction, CO for Round 2 of the Epic Rides triple crown. They’ll be putting their Hei Hei DLs to the test across the rugged terrain of the Grand Mesa. Leading

Factory Jackson is in awe of the Honzo CR Trail: “The Kona really has encouraged me to ride…”

Andrew Dodd from Factory Jackson has recently published an excellent long term review of our Honzo CR Trail. The Honzo inspired him to get out in sloppy conditions all winter and helped him to push his riding skills – exactly what we were hoping by sending over a long

Dirt Mountain Bike’s 27.5 Kona Operator Long Term Review: “We totally love it…”

Dirt Mountain Bike has just posted their long term review of Operator. With notes on the history of our

Sophie is Living the Canadian Dream at Kona

“Earlier this year I sent my application to Richard Wadd, and I’m now a marketing intern at Kona Bikes in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.” Photos and words by Sophie Bossier.

Demo Tour Kona 2017 au Québec!

Kona s’en vient au Québec, avec des vélos plein sa musette ! c’est le moment de venir essayer

Enduro Ripper Jordan Regnier Joins Kona’s European Grassroots Team

We are happy to announce that we’ve just added French enduro shredder Jordan Regnier to our European Grassroots

Kristien Achten Wins Transvesubienne on Her Kona Hei Hei

Kristien Achten of Swooth MTB Shop in Belgium has found redemption on the course at Transvesubienne. Kristien found

Kona Dream Builds: Clayton’s Purple Rain Process 111

Words: Clayton Wangbichler Photos: Abner Kingman Roughly eight years ago, I walked into a bike shop with the simple aim of getting brake pads for a Walmart hardtail I was borrowing from a buddy. Next thing I knew, the shop owner was trying to pitch me a great

James Rennie Finds the Silver Lining at the Vedder Mountain Enduro

Words by James Rennie. Photo James Cattanach  When racing, sometimes things don’t go to plan. You can do

Ryan Gardner and Alexander Kangas take on Round Three of the EWS in Madeira

Kona had two of its enduro riders attend Round Three of the Enduro World Series on the small Atlantic Island of Madeira this past weekend including Alexander Kangas (SWE) and Ryan Gardner (USA). This was the first EWS stop held on the remote island and

“I managed to sort it out when it counted…” – Magnus Manson Takes Second Place at the Port Angeles ProGRT

Stevie Smith Foundation rider Magnus Manson made the short trip across the border with his Kona Operator DL this weekend to take on the Port Angeles, WA round of the Pro GRT series at Dry Hill. It turns out though, that in true Pacific Northwest fashion,

Got Mud? Ryan Gardner and Alexander Kangas Embrace Yet Another Wet EWS Round in Madeira

“Every stage is like an entirely different ecosystem, each containing differing terrain as the race drops from the alpine to sea level.”

Mountain Bike Action Hei Hei Trail “The Hei Hei Trail is one Seriously Fun Bike to Rip.”

Mountain Bike Action has recently reviewed the Hei Hei Trail in their May issue and we have the full review right here on the Cog. “If there is any bike that will put a smile on your face when ripping down the mountain, the Hei Hei

Is Retallack Lodge on Your Bucket List?

If the videos featuring Graham Agassiz and Connor Fearon weren’t enough to put Retallack Lodge on your bucket list, immerse yourself in the story of a few days in the life over at Pinkbike. Swing a leg over one of Retallack’s fleet of Operators and

Even Cops Have Fun on Bikes

Well, here’s proof that sending jumps never gets old. Sheriff Deputy Robbie Miranda taking his police bike to the MAX!

Elliot Smith – A Boy With a Coin

The perks of having a dad in the bike world who’s pretty handy behind the lens, Elliot Smith gets to shred a Process 153 on Squamish’s rough and rugged trails, and to plan and film a pro-caliber video at 14 years old.

Fat Biking the Beaches, Bogs, and Cliffs of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

“And you would be surprised at the number of people in these parts who are nearly half people

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is in Missouri May 11-13!

Hey Missouri! Wanna try out a new Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail, Honzo, or Process? Join us this weekend for Kona 2017 Demo Tour stops: Kansas City, MO on Thursday, May 11 from 2-7pm with Midwest Cyclery Columbia, MO on Friday, May 12 from 12-5pm with Tryathletics

Kona LTD Team Women Finish 2nd in Mitas 4 Islands Race in Croatia (Dutch)

Dutch Kona LTD Team riders Laura Turpijn and Lotte Koopmans recently finished 2nd in the women’s team category at the Mitas

Kona Dream Builds: James’s Pink Princess, Samantha

We spied this rad looking custom steel Honzo on Instagram a few weeks back and just had to hit up the genius behind this bike for a few more detail shots. James Lewis, the owner of the bike obliged and provided us with a couple

Roll With Vincent as he Raises Money for Lesch-Nyhan Disease Research

Vincent is a Frenchman cycling from New York to San Francisco to raise awareness and money for the

The Kona/Dharco team dominates The Dirty Sanchez Enduro

Last weekend a mixture of Super Grassroots riders and Kona Gravity Pro’s made the journey to the Sierra foothills to race the infamous TDS Enduro. Our five riders all had solid performances and as Kona Enduro Pro Rider Ryan Gardner mentions in this great write up,

Stephane Pelletier Hearts New Zealand

Canadian Kona Grassroots rider Stephane Pelletier relocated to New Zealand to study late last year and his move just happened to coincide with the end of the Kiwi summer.  Jump on board with Stephane as he hits up Queenstown and Rotorua onboard his Kona Process 153 in this banging iPhone

German Grassroots rider Markus Ziegler sits atop the Bike The Rock Throne (German)

Markus Ziegler, one of our German Grassroots riders from the Kona Bike Ranch Team competed recently in the

Ti Tuesday: Tim Wiggins, his Ti Rove and the Dirty Reiver

It’s time for something a little different for Ti Tuesday. UK Kona Grassroots rider Tim Wiggins recently took part on the 200km (120 miles) Dirty Reiver and chose his Ti Rove to tackle the gravel course. We are going to kick things off with his

CX Magazine posts their First Look at our 2018 Major Jake

Andrew from CX Magazine swung by our booth at Sea Otter to check out our new drop bar

Aggy Reflects on the Second Stop of the Fest Series – Black Sage

Black Sage was a great addition to the Fest Series and was possibly one of the best events we’ve had yet for a number of reasons. To start it off, all the boys were put up in a mansion of a house just outside of

#PrayForSunshine – Connor Fearon and Josh Button get Delivered From the Rain

Man, it seems like Connor Fearon and the Kona Gravity Team cannot catch a break this year when it comes to the weather. The Rotorua round of the EWS was an absolute mess, with riders crossing the finish line totally demoralized. The second EWS round in Tasmania wasn’t much better. After a sunny, dry and almost dusty practice in Lourdes, France for round 1 of the UCI DH World

Qualifications at Lourdes Provide a Mixed Day for Kona Riders

Qualifications at round one of the UCI DH World Cup in Lourdes, France proved to be a interesting day for the Kona DH Team, producing a mixed bag of results. Connor Fearon, racing with the number five plate, finished qualifications uncharacteristically outside of the top ten

Suns Out Guns Out in Lourdes, France for the Opening Round of the DH World Cup

Qualifying for the first round of the World Cup in Lourdes, France happens later today and the Kona team, about their Operators have kicked off practice and timed training with a bang. Racing to 7th in timed training yesterday, Connor Fearon has begun the same way

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour in AR, OK, and MO this Weekend!

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri this weekend. Three separate demos are happening in Springdale AR, Jenks OK, and Highlandville, MO. Check out the flyers below and hit up the shops for further details!  

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour Heads to Coquitlam, BC this Saturday!

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is heading to Coquitlam, BC with Kinetik Cycle tomorrow! All the details are in the flyer below. Grab your helmet, shoes, and ID, and swing a leg over a Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail, Honzo, or Process!

Connor Fearon Gets in One Last Trail Shred Before the World Cup Kicks Off

With the 2017 DH World Cup kicking off this weekend, Kona’s in-house cinematographer, Joonas Vinnari, though it timely to re-work our recent footage of Connor Fearon rallying the Hei Hei Trail at Retallack Lodge. With the season packed over the next few months there wont be

Spencer Paxson Waxes About his 2-3 Finish with Kerry Werner at the Pisgah Stage Race!

Spencer Paxson and Kerry Werner went 2-3 at the Pisgah Stage Race on their Hei Heis. As usual,

Connor Fearon’s Custom Sparkle Kona Operator Featured at Bike Mag

Connor’s World Champs Operator is still turning heads. As it should.

Leah Maunsell Wins the Irish Gravity Enduro Series Opener

This weekend was the Irish Gravity Enduro (our National series) season opener in Ballinastoe, Co. Wicklow. Due to my school commitments (my exams are drawing closer) I was unable to dedicate the whole weekend away from study. Rather than miss the race I decided to skip

“Reasonably priced and unreasonably fun” – Big Honzo Wins a Bicycling Magazine Editor’s Choice Award

The Kona Big Honzo DL has won a Bicycling Magazine Editor’s Choice award! Bicycling revealed their 2017 Mountain Bike Editors’ Choice Winners at Sea Otter this past week and the Big Honzo – “reasonably priced and unreasonably fun” – made the list. “If you want to

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour on Vancouver Island April 22-23!

Hey Vancouver Island! The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is headed your way this weekend with stops at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo hosted by Rock City Cycles and Hartland Bike Park in Victoria hosted by Goldstream Bicycles. All the details are on the flyers below!  

Dirt Rag is Loving the Honzo CR: “Kona knocked it out of the park…”

“As a full-on ambassador of the hardtail world, the Honzo checks many of the must-have boxes for me. Simply put, a solid, dependable build that’s ready to shred straight from the box.”

Magnus Manson Wins NW Cup Round 1 at Port Angeles

If you’ve been following early season DH news, you may have caught wind that young BC ripper Magnus Manson is riding a Kona Operator this season. And just this past weekend at the NW Cup race in Port Angeles, Magnus has taken his first win aboard the Operator.

Kona Dream Builds: Aggy’s 2017 Custom Kona Quiver

Aggy’s 2017 Kona fleet with custom colors and decals is sure to turn heads this year…

Dirt Magazine Raves About the Kona Process 111 in the 2017 Dirt 100

“Take a test ride and you’ll taste the magic.” That’s what Dirt Magazine has to say about the Process 111 as featured in their annual roundup of the best products in mountain biking. In the video below you can watch Leuan Williams absolutely shredding the Process

Jena Greaser on the Podium at the Moab Rocks Stage Race

Canadian Kona Grassroots rider Jena Greaser killed it with a time of 6:52:12.4 at the TransRockies Moab Rocks Stage race!