Dirt Rag Magazine on the Hei Hei Trail “The Hei Hei Trail Proved Me Wrong”

“Bucking the slacker-lower-plusher trend, Kona produced a nimble, efficient and pedaly trail bike that’s versatile enough to handle the full spectrum of conditions” Karl Rosengarth of Dirt Rag has just published his review of our Hei Hei Trail DL in their 199th issue. Karl’s review seems

Canadian Paralympic Snowboarders Begin Summer Training on a Kona Process 153

When Rod Campbell and Eric Escaravage made their way to the Whistler Athletes’ Village last week, they had had some special cargo: a freshly built Kona Process 153 ready to surprise three members of the Canada Snowboard Paralympic team.

Jordan Regnier Racks Up Some Solid Results on Home Soil

It’s been a good couple of weeks for French Grassroots enduro rider Jordan Regnier, standing on one podium

The Kona Supremes Sturdy Dirty 2017 Race Report

The weather cleared up just in time for the annual Sturdy Dirty race, aka ‘The Best Race of the Year’. The Kona Supremes, minus Brooky B, pulled up to Tiger Mt. smiling from ear to ear; the stoke was already high. Over 200 women signed

Spencer Paxson Enters the Pain Cave and Climbs 10,000m (32,000ft)

Spencer Paxson will remember Summer Solstice 2017 for the rest of his days. A silly little idea of his came to life, to take his Hei Hei DL and make an attempt at 10,000m vertical ascent and descending between first and last light on the

Kona Endurance Team Completes Epic Rides Triple Crown, Spencer Paxson 5th Overall in Series

Yes, I still own a skin suit! Amidst all of our backcountry adventuring, we members of the Kona Endurance Team have also been busy doing some good old fashioned bicycle racing.

Weeknight racing with Chad Cheeney at the Ska Brewing Circuit Race

Words: Chad Cheeney Photos: Grady James Photography The Ska Brewing Circuit Race, done and dusted. Nothing beats weeknight

Brooklyn and Cocoa the Process: “It Showed Me That I Could Do Anything…”

Brooklyn from the Kona Supremes is super stoked on her Process. Here she drops in with a bit of history with her 134, and where she’s going next… Words by Brooklyn Bell. Last summer I bought my first full suspension bike after I rode Kona

Concours de Dessins Kona: un Shred 20 à Gagner! (Francais)

Kona apporte son soutien aux Mercredis de Terrebonne! Tous les mercredis, les plus jeunes comme les élites se

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20 years of Mountain Mayhem: Dusty trails, retro bikes and beer in the sun!

It’s surreal riding 24hr endurance MTB even as part of a four man relay team… riding at 3.00am

Ryan Gardner’s California Enduro Series Round 3 winning Process 111

The California Enduro Series went north this weekend to the rugged coasts of Mendocino County. After two short races on the dusty fast single tracks of Auburn and Monterey, a visit to the redwoods of Northern California was a welcome reprieve. The Wildwood Enduro is

Ti Tuesday: Visa’s Ti Honzo 2.0

When the Ti Honzo original build had it’s first birthday recently we decided it was time to make some upgrades and tweak things even further. The first version was specced with always in-stock parts, so we wanted to go a bit wild and this time, we

Singletrack Mag Reviews the Hei Hei DL: “Kona has absolutely got the chassis stiffness and geometry nailed on this bike.”

Aussie Ex-Pat Wil Barrett has just posted up his in-depth review of our  Hei Hei DL 29  on Singletrackworld.com, this is the same bike that Cory Wallace recently won the 24hr Solo World Championships on. The review is jam packed full of advert worthy quotes, and the best bit

Single Track Summer Camp – Kerry Werner Waxes Lyrical on The Transylvania Epic

The name implies fun in the sun, good times with friends, and an easy laid back attitude. I

The Kona Adventure Team, aka The Prairie Dog Companions and the Kokopelli Trail

No, The Prairie Dog Companions and the Kokopelli Trail is not an indie band name, but it probably could be. Rather, it is the latest installment of the Kona Adventure Team…

Caleb Holonko in The Movement

Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko has the opening segment in We Are One Composites’ new team video, riding his Operator on some of his hand-built trails. With six riders and filmer Max Berkowitz let loose to be creative, this is a good one!

Demo a 2017 Kona at NEMBAfest June 16-18

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is posted up at Vermont’s Kingdom Trails this weekend, with a whole bunch

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour in Bothell, WA on June 17th

Hey Bothell and other parts north of Seattle! Ride a 2017 Kona at Bothell Ski & Bike‘s demo day

Sun[day] in Finland

Kona’s in-house videographer Joonas Vinnari has been exercising his creative muscle on the weekends with some rad self shot videos. Here’s a recent one; check out more on his Vimeo page!

Connor Fearon bags another Top Ten World Cup result at Leogang

Thanks, in part, to a crazy start to the season the 2017 UCI DH World Cup is shaping up to be one of the more exciting events in recent memory, and Connor Fearon is right there in the mix. Just three rounds in he’s sitting comfortably

Leah and Jonathan Maunsell take first and first at Round 4 of the Grassroots Enduro Series

How fitting that our last race before we head off to France would be at home in Ballyhoura for Round 4 of the Grassroots Enduro Series. It would seem that this season has consisted of lots of wet races so why would this one different? It

Sophie Gets a New Bike… from Graham Agassiz

I’ve been an intern at Kona Bikes for one month now, and I feel completely integrated. This week we hosted Kona’s annual spring meetings at the Kona World office in Vancouver.  Photos and words by Sophie Bossier. There were approximately twenty people at this meeting. The most

Kona Grassroots Rider Jordan Regnier in Reign on the Alps

The French Alps had better watch out… our European Grassroots rider Jordan Regnier is ripping it up with his Process 153! Notre European Grassroot rider Jordan Regnier nous impressionne avec sa toute nouvelle vidéo! Les Alpes françaises n’ont qu’à bien se tenir. Avec son Process 153, il est

Connor Fearon Gives us the Inside Scoop on last weekend’s Fort William World Cup race

Fort William is always a race I’m happy to be leaving. The track itself is probably the longest and most physical track of the season, meaning risk of mechanical failures and injury are the highest. I always find it hard to get into the rhythm

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is at the Evergreen MTB Festival in Washington June 10-11!

This weekend the Kona 2017 Demo Tour heads to the Evergreen MTB Festival at Duthie Hill in Washington! Grab your helmet, shoes,

Ti Tuesday: Bendik’s Kona Esatto “Black and Ti”

How do you make titanium even better? Dress it up in black carbon. Bendik says his Esatto Ti’s build kit is pretty straightforward, but we think it’s pretty damn sweet.

Kona’s Cory Wallace Wins 2017 WEMBO World Solo 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships

Cory Wallace has been chasing his 24-hour Solo World Championship title for eight years. That’s a decade of preparation, a number of near misses, and an insatiable thirst for the win. Cory’s an endurance specialist among very few in the world, and he knew this one was within

Cory Wallace Gunning For the Win at the 2017 World Solo 24 Hour Championships

After his win at the Nimby Fifty in Pemberton, BC last week, Cory Wallace is now over in

Sophie’s New Bike Day and First Trip to Whistler Bike Park!

At Kona, employees don’t have company cars, but they gave me a staff bike, which is more expensive than my car in France. Not too bad.

My Kona – Miguel Molina

This is a story about Miguel, his rescued pup Curva, and their life in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Granada, Spain.

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 Beeck 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 on the baseline model or $7,500 on their highest end build, you still get a durable, well-thought-out machine with good geometry, a solid suspension platform, all in

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