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.

“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!

The Advantages of Riding at Altitude in Guatemala

To be one of the most accomplished marathon mountain bike racers in the world, you have to put

Kona Adventure Team: Double Century Sandwich

At what point does a course of travel become an adventure? What makes it turn into something else, like a journey? Are there clear metrics that make it so, or is it just a matter of perspective?

Introducing the 2017 Kona Bikes Pro Teams

For 2017 the Kona pro team roster has expanded. As with years past we have two distinct teams in the Kona family, and in 2017 both of these teams have had their scope expanded to include a wider range of athletes and events. Our 2017

Kerry and Emily’s Blue Ridge Bikepacking Adventure: Beta

Kerry Werner and Emily Shields take a former training route – the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina – and slows things down by loading up with camping gear.

A World Where All Bikes are the Same?

Could you imagine a world where all bikes are the exact same, except their color? That’s how it

Exploring Spanish Back Alleys with the Kona Big Rove and Dr Dew

Just last week we released Chasing Sunshine, a video and photo feature showcasing our PhD and Esatto Fast models being ridden in Malaga, Spain. Following up on that, we’ve got a double hit for you featuring two city bikes with different attitudes. The Dr Dew

Party with the Kona Supremes!

The Kona Supremes are a new riding and racing team based out of the Kona Bike Shop in Bellingham, WA. The Supremes were born from a local group of female Kona riders that shared a common vision: shred fast, play hard, and get more women into cycling. Each rider

Never Ride Your Bike with Tools Again: “Kona Ride Online’s Virtual Reality flat repair is incredible!”

Kona Bicycle Company is pleased to announce a cycling industry first with the introduction of a new virtual reality function for Kona riders.

Under a Rotorua Moon – Kona Gravity Rider Anthony Poulson Gets sideways in the Whip-Off Finals

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” Coach Taylor’s mantra from Friday Night Lights applied to the Kona Gravity Team’s youngest member last night as he made the finals at the Crankworx Whip-Offs in Rotorua. The weather earlier in the week has wrecked havoc with the

Kona Dream Builds: Schmitty’s “Pumpkin” Operator

We’re always stoked to see custom Kona builds pop up on Vital MTB‘s Bike of the Day. This

Ti Tuesday: Cam’s Leave-No-Stone-Unturned Ti Honzo

Leave no stone unturned. That’s the idea with Cam’s Ti Honzo. This bike has so many details that you’ll keep finding more the more you look. Cam’s story is also one that might resonate: selling a previous bike and immediately regretting it. Fortunately, Cam’s day

Toni Lund and his Kona Wo are Headed to the Iditarod Trail Invitational

New to the Finnish Kona Grassroots team is Toni Lund, an adventure cyclist and endurance athlete who has

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is Rolling Through North Carolina this Weekend

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour heads through North Carolina (the home of Superchunk, Merge Records and The Archers of Loaf!)  this week and weekend! Thursday, March 30 from 3-7 at the Lake Crabtree MTB Trails, hosted by Oak City Cycling Project Friday, March 31 from 3-7

*UPDATED* Connor Fearon and Tegan Molloy Battle the Rain and Mud in Rotorua

Nothing about yesterday’s opening EWS round in Rotorua could have been predicted. The top riders on the EWS circuit and the entire women’s pro field got caught out in an hour-long rain shower that turned the already challenging trails to complete goop. Lines ridden in practice all but disappeared,

The Kona Gravity Team Take on EWS Round One

Tegan Molloy and Connor Fearon have made the short trip from Australia across the Tasman Sea to race the first round of the Enduro World Series in the mountain bike Mecca of Rotorua. Round one of the EWS kicks off the team’s first official outing for

Video: Life as a Pro Cycling Mechanic

Kona Pro Cyclocross racer Kerry Werner is a force to be reckoned with, but his accomplishments between the

Hey Georgia! The Kona 2017 Demo Tour is Rolling Through March 23-26!

The Kona 2017 Demo Tour heads through Georgia this week and weekend! Thursday, March 23 from 3-7 at Trail Creek, hosted by Ben’s Bikes Saturday, March 25 from 10-4 at Blankets Creek, hosted by Sixes Pit Sunday, March 26 from 10-4 at Allatoona Creek Park,

Spencer Paxson Update and Arrangements with the Weather Gods

Kona veteran Spencer Paxson returns in 2017 for his seventh year with Kona Bikes, and provides an update after a long but productive winter. After the last few years dancing around the globe, Spencer has a refreshing “homecoming” season planned with his Adventure teammates Wicks,

Kona Dream Builds: Colin’s Big Honzo

It’s always nice to see custom Kona builds pop up on Vital MTB’s Bike of the Day! Colin’s

Chasing Sunshine in Malaga, Spain with the Kona PhD and Esatto Fast

The PhD and Esatto Fast are our quick-handling, extra-spicy city and fitness bikes. The quick way to work or the quick way to get your workout done, these two bikes feature the same Kona Superlight 7046 aluminum frame and full carbon fork, with a heads-up

Way Too Much Fun on the Kona Explosif!

The folks from Hairy Marron Bike Cafe just sent through this rad video of shop owner Paul’s Explosif on a super fun looking trail in Margaret River, Western Australia. Enjoy! Video by RockAfella Pictures.

Bicycling Magazine Reviews the 2017 Sutra – “The Kona Sutra Will Make You Want to Quit Your Job”

“The Sutra is a dangerous bike—not because of any structural issues, but because it’ll make you want to ride out of your office on a Tuesday and keep pedaling until you’ve reached the opposite coast.” – Caitlin Giddings In Bicycling magazine’s April Buyers Guide issue and online

Super Grassroots DH Racer Rae Gandolf Finishes Fifth in Season Opener

It wasn’t just our Pro’s racing in the weekend. With the ProGRT kicking off in Windrock, TN two

Kona Gravity Racer Josh Button Wins Gold at the Oceania Championships

Josh Button is well and truly back! After his show-stealing performance at the Cairns round of the UCI Downhill World Cup last year he suffered a massive injury, taking him out of rest of the season. He was able to ride in the World Champs

The 2017 Kona Demo Tour Wraps up its Florida Leg this Weekend

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 2017 Kona Demo Tour will hit up three separate Florida locations. All the details are on the flyers below. We’d love to see you if you are in the area, so get on down and swing your leg over a great selection of our

Built to Ride Hoodie Tees Now in the Kona Webstore

The Built to Ride Hoodie Tee is a midweight, long-sleeved, hooded t-shirt. More material than a t-shirt, but

Three Bikes in One: Pedal Bicycles on the Kona Major Jake

Tim Krone explains why his Major Jake is his favorite all rounder with a simple swap of the tires.

Hei Hei Trail Included in The Best of the 2017 Bike Magazine Bible List

Bike Magazine has just posted up their editors picks that form The Best of the 2017 Bike Magazine Bible story and our newest full carbon 140mm trail bike, the Hei Hei Trail made the cut. Picked by legendary MTB journalist and longtime Bike magazine contributor Mike

Brooklyn’s El Puente High School Cycling Club Goes Bike Touring

This high school cycling club has purchased six fully-outfitted Kona Sutra touring bikes to ride from Brooklyn, NY to Washington, DC later this year.

Kona Dream Builds: Graham Beaumont’s Hei Hei DL

We spied this gem of a Hei Hei DL on Instagram a while back and just had to share it. It turns out that the bike belongs to UK Super Grassroots rider Graham Beaumont. Graham has a penchant for all things anodized (hence the insane

Super Grassroots rider Nathan St. Clair Reports on his First DH Race of the Season

Kona Super Grassroots DH racer Nathan St. Clair lined up for his first race of the season at Race 1 of the Downhill Southeast Series Race at Bailey Mountain Bike Park. The field was stacked with local rippers as well as some World Cup regulars. Check

Ride a Kona Wo Fat Bike on the Arctic Ice Road This April!

You may have considered traveling somewhere to enjoy a bike tour, but have you considered doing so in

The 2017 Kona Demo Tour Heads to the Santos Fat Tire Festival

The 2017 Kona Demo Tour up and moves to the Santos Fat Tire Festival in Ocala, Florida this weekend. Camping spots are sold out, but you can still spend the day at the Santos Trailhead this weekend and swing your leg over a great selection of our

50 Rad Seconds of Alexander Kangas

Swedish Super Grassroots Enduro racer Alexander Kangas teamed up with Mountainbike STHLM to work on these two rad videos. The above is a very cool little shredit (that would be shred-edit) featuringAlexander railing his new 2017 Kona Process 153DL on his local trails, and then the

Kona Dream Builds: A Very Sweet Roadhouse from Belmar Bike Shop

A bike as rad as the Roadhouse deserves a bit of custom flair, and that’s just what Belmar Bike Shop in New Jersey has done with Alex’s bike. The Roadhouse already stands out from the crowd with its clear-over-raw finish and brass brazing on the Reynolds

Leah Maunsell Starts Her Season With a Win

New Kona Enduro Pro Leah Maunsell kicked off her 2017 race season off the same way she ended the last

Throw Back to Tokyo with Kerry Werner

Kerry Werner’s 2016-17 cyclocross season in extra time with a trip to Japan!

The 2017 Kona Demo Tour Starts March 3-5 at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

The 2017 Kona Demo Tour gets started this weekend at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival! Head on down to Posse Grounds Park to swing your leg over a great selection of our 2017 models. For more info see the flyer below hit up Flagstaff Bike

Proteus Bike Shop Win Twice at Washington DC Bicyclist Choice Awards

Washington DC Kona dealer Proteus Bike Shop took home two awards last night at the Washington Area Bicyclists

Check out Aggy’s Full DarkFest Photo Gallery

I have to apologize. We have been sitting on Ale Di Lullo’s full DarkFest photo gallery for a couple of weeks now. With the epic Digging for Galena video dropping, we didn’t really want to clog your social media feed with so much Aggy radness. Now that