Seth Cox Battles at the BC CX Provincials in Classic ‘Cross Conditions

By many accounts this past weekend’s BC Cyclocross Provincials in Squamish was the most gruelling, cold, and saturated

Connor Fearon on the Cover of Bike Magazine

Coming out of our 27.5 Operator test sessions at Retallack Lodge, Blake Jorgensen‘s photo of Kona Gravity rider Connor Fearon has been selected as the cover shot for the December 2016 issue of Bike Magazine. Head to the Cog post to check out the whole

Bike Magazine on the Kona Hei Hei DL: “Astonishingly Fun.”

Another review of the Hei Hei DL and yet another affirmation that its progressive geometry and balanced pedaling platform is exceeding riders’ expectations. Bike Mag‘s Ryan Palmer tends to favor a 29er that shreds over one more focused on going uphill, but the Hei Hei

20 Years / 20 Questions with Kona Co-Owner Jake Heilbron

“We were literally throw-hucking our hardtail and fully rigid bikes down the mountain and chasing down after them.” – Jake Heilbron, Kona Co-Owner Dirt Magazine is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a limited edition coffee table book, and as part of the book launch they

Kona Fall 2016 Women’s Bike Maintenance Clinics Are Underway

This month at the Kona Bike Shop in Bellingham, WA, we started off the first of our Fall 2016 Kona Women’s Clinics with a basic bike maintenance course. Bellingham had the storm of the century the weekend of the clinic which made hunkering down in the

We Want You! On Kona’s Ti Tuesdays…

Want to see your bike on Kona’s Ti Tuesdays? Here’s the step-by-step guide… There’s just something about titanium, the magical material that looks incredible without paint, resists corrosion naturally, and has the supple ride qualities to back up its aesthetic and functional virtuosity. Kona has been

The Phenomenon Known as New Bike Wood

Who doesn’t get all tingly inside when they’ve got a new bike build on the go, or a

Kona Riders Test the New Shimano XT Di2 at BC Bike Race

Knowing that Kona Endurance Team racers Cory Wallace and Spencer Paxson went one-two at this year’s BC Bike

Cory Wallace on What It Takes To Win the World’s Highest Mountain Bike Race

Words by Cory Wallace. Photos by Rupert Fowler. The Yak Attack is by far the most scenic race I’ve been to, riding through the heart of the largest mountains on Earth and into the hidden world of an old Buddhist kingdom. A region rarely visited

Launching in Squamish with Mountain Bike Action

Mountain Bike Action‘s December issue features coverage from our product launch this summer in Squamish, BC. Brandon Castelli joined us at the launch, and did a great job of covering both the context and the new bikes. “Heading into 2017, Kona combined its enthusiasm for building

Bikepacking.com and the First Dropper Post-Compatible Seat Pack – On a Kona!

We love seeing what people get up to with their Kona bikes – especially when they’re doing things that have never been done before. A while back we sent Skyler Des Roches of Bikepacking.com our Big Honzo DL for review. Skyler is a well-known pioneer in

Craig Dodson of Richmond Cycling Corps is a CNN Heroes Finalist

Richmond Bicycle Studio is unique as a Kona dealer: they have, since their inception in 2011, put every dollar earned by the shop toward funding the Richmond Cycling Corps, a youth-outreach program centered around cycling. Earlier this year, RCC’s Executive Director Craig Dodson was featured on CNN’s Heroes

Bicycle Times Reviews the Kona Wo: “As fat bikes continue to evolve, so too does the Wo…”

Bicycle Times has reviewed the Wo in their November 2016 issue. Writer Adam Newman was particularly impressed by the

Soren Farenholtz and Filmer Max Loukidelis kill it in Kamloops

Kamloops just seems to be an incubator that breeds insane bicycle shredders. Graham Agassiz calls it home, as

Ti Tuesdays: Chase’s Raijin with Carbon 27.5+ Wheels

The sky is the limit for how you choose to adorn your Ti frame, and Chase Prezioso of Charlotte, NC has taken quite the creative license with his Raijin Ti build. The most obvious point is the 27.5+ wheels with Nox carbon rims and Industry

BikeRadar on the Kona Operator DL – “Hugely competent and confidence inspiring…”

BikeRadar‘s Jon Woodhouse joined us at Retallack Lodge for our Operator launch. His takeaway? “The new Operator is

Kona’s Cory Wallace Wins the Highest Mountain Bike Race on Earth

Kona Endurance Team rider Cory Wallace became the first foreign rider to win Nepal’s Yak Attack stage race

Some Weekend Stoke with Layton Meyers

Here’s a great little video to get your weekend started. Layton Meyers is a young ripper out of Washington State who’s paid his dues through the RAD Racing NW junior cycling program. This year he won his category in all five of the Cascadia Dirt

Spencer Paxson Tops the Podium at the MFG Woodland Park GP!

Last Sunday was the grand finale of the MFG Cyclocross series, which saw close to a thousand racers

Ti Tuesday: Jeremy’s Ti Honzo – “Pure, Sleek, and Timeless”

Being a long time BMX rider, Jeremy was on the search for a fun and practical hardtail that would suit his riding style. His friend Simon at Passion Vélos in Trois-Rivieres, QC pointed him to the Honzo, and Jeremy’s imagination got moving. The Honzo’s short

Cory Wallace Acclimatizes in Nepal for the Yak Attack Stage Race

Words and photos by Cory Wallace. The 11-day Yak Attack stage race is the highest mountain bike race on Earth as it traverses through Nepal’s grand Himalayan mountain range. It starts out on the World famous Annapurna trek, taking us up over Thorong La pass

The Last Wave – Spencer Paxson

We roared across the land like a spandex-clad apocalypse, the leaves whirling into the air in our wake, for we’d sucked the air out of the forest and into our own little vortex, into our lungs to fuel our legs to push harder, and harder

The Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour’s Last Stop in Arcata, California this Saturday

This is it… the last stop of the Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour. The lucky folks of Arcata,

Fun in the Mud at the 2016 Kona Kup

The Kona Kup at Nanaimo’s Bowen Park is an annual tradition as part of the Cross on the Rock series on Vancouver Island. The race is run by Nanaimo Kona dealer Rock City Cycles and this year they spiced up the deal with a Private

Time Flies When You’re Racing Cross: Kerry Werner on the Podium Again

Words by Kerry Werner. Photos by Meg McMahon. Holy cow! It’s already November! The last two weekends were great. In my opinion the only thing that would have made them better is a little bit of rain. It has just been too dry lately. CX

Ti Tuesday: Mark’s Quiver Killer Kona Rove Ti

This edition of Ti Tuesday comes to us from Mark Bowers of Chicago, IL. Mark built his Rove Ti as an all-rounder quiver killer, taking the place of three bikes in his stable. Two wheelsets with 28mm and 40mm tires respectively keep Mark happy on

Join Spencer Paxson for a Course Pre-Ride at the MFG Woodland GP

This Saturday, November 13th, the MFG Cyclocross Series heads to Seattle’s Woodland Park. The Woodland GP is the final race of the series and it’s a party. The course is the most technical and demanding of all the MFG courses and traditionally the most muddy.

Bike Rumor Raves About the Kona Hei Hei DL: “This bike is proof positive of XC evolution.”

Here’s yet another review lauding the 2017 Hei Hei platform, this time from Zach Overholt at Bike Rumor. Zach was a big fan of the Hei Hei DL’s 120mm Fox 34 fork and dropper post bringing the bike “from podium to play”, though he noted

The Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour at Revolution Bike Fest this Weekend

The Fall 2016 Demo Tour continues November 4th-6th with a stop at Revolution Bike Fest. If you are

Win a Private Jake at Cross on the Rock’s Kona Kup!

You read that right… the folks at Cross on the Rock are giving away a Kona Private Jake

Dirt Rag Magazine on the Kona Hei Hei Race DL: “It’s sexy, fast, and handles brilliantly.”

Katherine Fuller of Dirt Rag has just published her review of our Hei Hei Race DL. With its

Connor Fearon and Graham Agassiz Rally the 27.5 Kona Operator at Retallack

The word is out: we’ve got a new Operator. That word was out long ago. If you truly want to develop upcoming technology in race situations at the UCI Downhill World Cup, you’re going to show some of your cards. And if you’ve been following

Connor Fearon: Classified

Kona Gravity rider Connor Fearon is known for his lightning speed, and this video from EPHEK does about as good a job of showing it as you possibly could!

Fat-Bike.com is Convinced: “I will now buy a Kona Wozo.”

The Wozo is a hit over at fat-bike.com! From Colorado’s Wasatch Crest to Moab’s Captain Ahab and the

Sellwood Cycle Repair is Giving Away a Kona Honky Tonk!

Sellwood Cycle Repair in Portland, Oregon has been a Kona dealer since the beginning of time. And as

Dirt Rag’s First Ride Review of the 2017 Kona Operator from Retallack

Dirt Rag was among the media outlets we hosted at Retallack Lodge for the launch of our 27.5

Kerry Werner Doubles Up on Pro CX Wins at DCCX

After having a good weekend in Charm City two weekends ago I went into a weekend off with

Ali Osgood – Always a Jazz

Ali Osgood’s love of riding comes through loud and clear – and it’s not just riding, but a genuinely upbeat outlook on life that no doubt overflows to the people around her.

Spencer Paxson Takes His Private Jake to the Win at Woolley Cross

On October 8, the second stop of the 2016 Cascade Cyclocross Series saw 150 racers take on the

Watch Antoine Bizet at the FISE World Series in Chengdu, China October 28-30

Kona Gravity rider Antoine Bizet is competing in Mountain Bike Slopestyle at this weekend’s FISE World Series stop

Kona Hei Hei DL Features in Singletrack Magazine’s Fresh Goods Friday

The Hei Hei DL is on the trail-focused side of our Hei Hei 29er platform, with notable spec

Stephane Pelletier Shreds Revelstoke on his Kona Process 153

Kona Grassroots rider Stephane Pelletier is all about style. With his Process 153 at hand, he starts out smooth and finishes off rowdy in this video by Andrew Young.

Dew Files London: How Bikes Make Cities Cool #2

His name is Dew. Dr. Dew. In this episode our vagabond traveler has made his way to London with a few friends and a handful of Kona’s Steel Road bikes to further investigate how bikes make cities cool. From the coffee shop to the bike

An Update from Aggy – “On any other day I wouldn’t have dropped in…”

Graham Agassiz has been chasing the top step at Red Bull Rampage for years. The steep and loose

The Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour hits Las Vegas this Saturday and Sunday

The Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend. If you are nearby, get your

Upside-Down and Inside-Out: Antoine Bizet on His 2nd Place at Rampage

Antoine Bizet went into this year’s Red Bull Rampage with something to prove. You see, last year, he nailed his whole run before going down on a double backflip attempt that put him off the bike for the next eight months. Bizet returned to the

“An Absolute Hoot” – NSMB.com on the 2017 Hei Hei Trail and 27.5 Operator

NSMB.com‘s Tim Coleman joined us for our 2017 Operator and Hei Hei Trail launch at Retallack in late

Ti Tuesday: “The most comfortable bike I’ve ever owned…” – Jeff’s Ti Rove

This week’s Ti Tuesday comes to us from Jeff Christie of Ridgeland, Mississippi. With the help of Jeremy

Ride Along with Antoine Bizet on His 2nd Place Run at Red Bull Rampage

GoPro footage from Rampage really shows off the exposure riders are faced with in the Utah desert. Ride

A Taste of the New 27.5 Kona Operator

The new 27.5 Kona Operator was developed on the World Cup Downhill circuit under Connor Fearon and Tegan Molloy over the past two seasons and it’s now ready to be unleashed. We have been gathering footage over this development process including two trips to Retallack