Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Ogden, Utah this weekend

The Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Whitefish, Missoula and Bozeman in Montana this weekend. If you are in the

Super Grassroots enduro racer James Rennie wraps up his season finishing 5th in the BC Enduro Seires

Sun Peaks hosted the seventh and final round of the BC Enduro series/Canadian National Champs this past weekend in what can be described as trying conditions. I had never ridden at Sun Peaks, so it was an awesome excuse to go ride the trails there. I

Kona Super Grassroots riders finish the California Enduro Series on the Podium

The Kamikaze bike games were the final, and largest, stop of the California Enduro Series. Over 450 participants made the trip to the volcanic soils of the eastern sierra. For those of you who have not been to Mammoth Mountain, perhaps you have heard legends

Single Track World post their final Process 153 Long Term instalment “The Kona Process in two words? Good times!”

Singletrackworld.com have just posted up their final instalment in their 2016 Kona Process 153 long term review. “The Process 153 is an absolute charger. Swift to get up to speed and happy to stay there. It can be hustled along and hung on to when

Kona Pro Cyclocross racer Kerry Werner reports from the Trek CXC Cup

I arrived in Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday and was promptly picked up by my mechanic, Doug Sumi. I got out for a spin through the flat farmlands east of Madison, Wi. We settled in with our host house family, the Dettmer’s, and then headed out

A Jaunt Through The Park With The 2017 Private Jake

It’s a gravel racer, a bike packer, a commuter as well as a good old-fashioned race bike. Developed to meet the needs of the modern privateer CX racer, the Private Jake is a versatile bike that possesses a very purpose built cyclocross racing design philosophy. 

Kona Super Grassroots rider Leah Maunsell wins at County Down

This weekend was the final Enduro race of the season for me and there was no better way to wrap it up! Team Maunsell made the five-hour journey up North to the FirstTracks Enduro Cup in Donard, Co Down. It was sure to be a

Getting to Know Kona Gravity Racer Tegan Molloy

In just eight short years, Kona Gravity rider Tegan Molloy has grown from a 12-year-old hitting small club downhill races in her hometown of Jindabyne, New South Wales, Austraila, to one of the fastest women in the sport, attacking some of the steepest, technical and most

Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Whitefish, Missoula and Bozeman this weekend

The Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Whitefish, Missoula and Bozeman in Montana this weekend. If you are in the

Team Swooth take on the Perskindol Swiss Epic

Perskindol Swiss Epic is a six-day mountain bike stage race in the Valais, on the best single trails,

Kona Supergrass rider James Rennie finds redemption in Whistler this weekend

This year has seen a number of North American Enduro Tour (NAET) races in the Sea to Sky corridor, the last of which being the Whistler Fall Classic held this past weekend. I was keen to get a bit of redemption after a less than

The Italian Job: Connor Fearon and Josh Button end their DH race season at Val di Sole

After an amazing World Cup season, Connor Fearon had little under a week to prepare for the final test on the DH calendar for the year, The World Champs. The infamous Val Di Sole track proved as big as an obstacle as it always has, punishing those that lack

Rush Hour: Connor Fearon and Josh Button drop into practice at Val Di Sole

The Downhill track Val di Sole, Italy is always popular with the riders, but after seeing photos emerge showing just how brutal of a condition it’s in, it’s becoming hard to see why. After only a day of practice, the track has already taken down a

Cory Wallace wins the 158 mile (255km) Tour of the Dragon race in Bhutan

Cory Wallace is the living manifestation of a Terminator sent from the future to destroy us all with his insane feats of athletism. Don’t believe me, well the long time Kona Pro Endurance racer jumped straight on a plane after finishing third in his seventh

Kona Super Grassroots rider Ali Osgood features in Alaska or Bust

Humboldt local and Kona Super Grassroots shredder Ali Osgood got to guide pro freerider Andrew Taylor around her local trails a few weeks back and the results are live now in episode one of Andrew’s Alaska or Bust video series.

Connor Fearon extends contract with Kona for two more years

We’re thrilled to announce Connor Fearon has signed a two-year extension of his contract. The young Australian gravity shredder has been piloting a Kona since 2010 and will continue to race his Operator DH machine through the end of 2018. “I got my first Kona

Connor Fearon and Josh Button’s Green and Gold 2016 World Champs Operators

Kona’s Gravity Team Manager/Dad/Mechanic Mathieu Dupelle has worked his magic on Connor Fearon’s 2016 World Champs bike, once again embracing the Australian national colours of green and gold, this time though it’s sparkly! The gold XO DH drivetrain is back as are custom green HT pedals. Mathieu

Keep Calm and Ride On: Scott Countryman’s Crested Butte BME Report

Keep calm and ride on. That is what I learned at the Big Mountain Enduro race in Crested

Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Winthrop, Boise and Coeur d’Alene this weekend

The Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Winthrop, WA, Boise, ID and Coeur d’Alene, ID this weekend. If you are in the area, get your helmet, pedals, ID and head to one of the venues to demo our latest bikes. All the info is on the

Kona and MFG Cyclocross Demo Tour

Kona and the MFG crew have teamed up to bring you Kona demo bikes throughout the fall Cyclocross

Ti Tuesday: Matt’s Ti Esatto

Okay I have a confession, I hadn’t organised a Ti Kona for this weeks #TiTuesdaysWithKona. Luckily though, the good folk at Kona dealer Sellwood Cycles in Portland already had one for me to “borrow” from their blog. They posted  up this sweet build last week and

Nik’s custom Private Jake

Nik at Rock City Cycles in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island knows that #crossiscoming and has customized the hell

French Magazine Velo Tout Terrain publish their Kona 2017 Highlights and First Impressions (French)

Our European Kona 2017 media launch went down at the beginning of July at the Serfaus Fiss Ladis Bike Park

Connor Fearon finishes the World Cup Season on the Podium (Twice)

Connor Fearon dropped into his last World Cup race of the 2016 season yesterday with just a one point lead over good friend Luca Shaw in the overall standings. After qualifying in 12th position, Connor would have a nervous wait at the bottom, especially after

Kona rider Leah Maunsell wins final Irish Enduro round and the series title!

This weekend was the final round of the Irish Gravity Enduro Series in Djouce Wood, Co. Wicklow. It

Fast and Loose: Connor Fearon and Josh Button Qualify in Andorra

In dusty, dry and unpredictable conditions yesterday morning the Kona Aussie duo of Connor Fearon and Josh Button managed to set up an exciting end to the season. For Fearon, who has had the word consistent written about him after almost every round this season,

New Zealand Road Cyclist Magazine review the 2016 Rove AL “Like a gateway drug to heavier use, the Kona Rove AL is a gateway bike. It will get riders hooked on gravel rides.”

New Zealand Road Cyclist Magazine have just published up a great review of our 2016 Rove AL bike likening it to a gateway drug for gravel grinding. The full review as a PDF can be viewed here (or you can click on any of the

Cory Wallace on Racing in Mongolia for the fifth time

The seventh Mongolia Bike Challenge started with a bang as 5 of us had an epic battle going from the gun tackling six days of racing across the high plateaus (1400-1700 M) of the Worlds least densely populated country. During the 13th century, Ghengis Khan

Happy Endings. Connor Fearon and Josh Button drop in to Round 7 of the DH World Cup

The 2016 Downhill World Cup Season has been the one we’ve been wanting to follow for years. With the exception of tragically losing Stevie Smith, one of mountain biking’s most loved riders, it’s been a pleasue to follow the series and has been an actual real

The Kona Fall 2016 Demo is go!

The Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour kicked off last weekend in Bend, but things really get started proper next week. The full list of dates is up on Konaworld.com now, you can find the full list of dates here. We are also rolling out a

The Kona Nor Cal Cooperative team locks down Men’s and Women’s 4th places at Northstar

Tahoe is an iconic location for the entire outdoors industry. People come far and wide to experience the crystal blue water, vast Sierras, and world class trails. Northstar Ski Resort has led the charge for summer lift access, offering the gnarliest terrain most will race

Caleb Glithero attacks Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton

Kona rider Caleb Glithero got hold of some of filmmaker Chris Ricci’s footage from Pemberton, Squamish and Whistler and whipped up this short and sweet clip.

Kona Dream Builds: Connor Fearon’s Shonky Al

If you’ve watched Steel City Media’s video of Connor Fearon mucking round in Adelaide on everything but his DH bike, you’ll know that he can RIDE a dirt jump hardtail. His Shonky AL has just spent the last three weeks in Whistler with Connor and we thought

Kona Grassroots rider Jackson Philips shreds Sun Peaks Bike Park

Kona Grassroots Jackson Phillips and Nathan Harvey shredding the Sun Peaks Bike Park with unmistakable style.

The Pedaliero Team Reports from Trail Trophy LAAX 2016

TrailTrophy Round Three took place in the amazing surrounding in the Swiss Alps of Laax. Between luxury five star resorts and Tesla Supercharger stations on every parking deck, the overwhelming scenery of high alpine peaks, deep valleys, and lakes of crystal clear water is the

Leah Maunsell wins the Irish Enduro National Champs, again!

This past weekend was the most important Enduro race on the Irish calendar. It was a new venue for the series with six brand new stages. The winner this weekend would triumph in true tough Irish weather conditions and be crowned Irish National Enduro Champion and

IMB Magazine Review the 2016 Process 111 “There is nothing this bike won’t try, and very little it cannot do.”

UK based IMB Magazine have published this review of our 2016 Process 111 DL in their latest digital issue and online. You

Ti Tuesday: John Kendall’s Versatile Ti Raijin

We spied this interesting looking Raijin on Instagram a few weeks back and it turns out it’s owned by Texas Kona dealer John Kendall of Local Hub Bicycle Company. John says this bike has been about 8 years in the making. “I thought it would be cool

Kona Ride 2017: Part 2 – The North American Dealer and Press Launch

After hosting our dealer product launch in our hometown of Bellingham for the last six years we decided that a change was due, when Kona founder Dan Gerhard suggested the British Columbia riding Mecca of Squamish no one batted an eye. Squamish’s Executive Suites hotel served

Connor Fearon ends Crankworx 2016 with a top ten in the Canadian Open Downhill

Connor Fearon’s 2016 Crankworx started over a week ago as he dropped into his first practice run for the Enduro World Series inside the Whistler Bike Park. That 70km of racing kicked off a massive week for Connor, on top of the EWS, his week also

Kona Super Grassroots Riders Whip Off at Crankworx

The “Official” Whip Off World Champs went down yesterday as part of Crankworx on the infamous Crabapple Hits jumps. It’s a four hit run that culminates with a 65ft long (20 meters) table top. The kickers had received a make over before Crankworx with larger

Cory Wallace checks in before his Fifth Mongolia Bike Challenge

Leaving Canada behind in the peak of summer is never easy to do but there was a flight to catch to Mongolia for round number five at the Mongolia Bike Challenge! The first couple years the race was 10-12 days long, covered 1200-1400 km and

Deep Summer People’s Choice Voting is Open

The Deep Summer photo comp at Crankworx went down last night to a packed crowd in Olympic Plaza. If you couldn’t make it to the live shows that’s not to worry as they are all up on crankworx.com now. New Zealand based photographer Simeon Patience had

Tegan Molloy and Connor Fearon hit A-Line for the Fox Air DH at Crankworx

We are half way though Crankworx 2016 now and the midway point was marked yesterday by the Fox Air DH on A-Line. If you have been living under a rock for the past 12 or so years, A-Line is Whistler’s seminal trail, whip-able tabletops line the

Peloton Magazine publish their top two picks from our 2017 Product Launch

US based road magazine Peloton made the trip to our 2017 product launch last month and dodged Black

Ti Tuesday: Dan’s singletrack ready Ti Humu Humu

Dan runs Kona’s warranty department in Canada so he had a little bit of an unfair advantage of knowing that this bike was in the works. In fact he made damn sure that one of the Ti Humuhumu’s was going to find its way to the inside

Rhys Verner Podiums and Connor Fearon Embraces the Spirit of Enduro at Crankworx

It was a mixed day out on course for Kona’s athletes yesterday at the Enduro World Series in Whistler. Things started off amazingly well for Connor Fearon as he smashed it right out of the start gate and rode to a solid second place on the first

Leah Maunsell finishes third at round four of the British Enduro Series

This weekend my Dad and I made the trip over to Eastridge, England for round four of the

Connor Fearon tackles his first Enduro World Series event

Yesterday marked the official first day of Crankworx 2016, we are already one event down with the Speed and Style taking place tonight to a packed house. Connor Fearon, who had toyed with the idea of competing in it, was nowhere to be found. Why? Well

Bicycling Magazine Review the Roadhouse “Surrounded by zippier, carbon test bikes, I found myself choosing the Roadhouse again and again”

Bicycling magazine’s Caitlin Giddings recently reviewed our 2016 Roadhouse (you can check out the 2017 model here). It took us a little bit of coaxing to actually get the bike back off her when she had finished with it, the final printed review really captures the essence of