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 Utah desert terrain suits Aggy’s big mountain style, and in addition to the FEST series jams, Rampage has been a big focus for him for the past few seasons.

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” – on the 2017 Hei Hei Trail and 27.5 Operator‘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

Kona Super Grassroots Rider Cory Rimmer Wins Brevard Enduro in North Carolina

So this year I have changed my focus a bit, from XC to enduro racing. With limited time

Bittersweet Results for the Kona Gravity Team at Red Bull Rampage 2016

Kona Gravity riders Graham Agassiz and Antoine Bizet put their all into preparing for Red Bull Rampage this past week, and after today’s main event the results are bittersweet. Aggy started his run off super clean with a steep and loose big mountain line right

Rampage is Today!

Later this morning, the world’s top freeride mountain bikers will realize the days of hard work they’ve put into crafting carefully selected lines at the sport’s biggest spectacle, Red Bull Rampage. Kona Gravity riders Graham Agassiz and Antoine Bizet are among the 21 invited athletes, and both

More from Antoine Bizet and Graham Agassiz at Rampage 2016

Photos by Ale di Lullo. Here are another few photos of Kona Gravity riders Antoine Bizet and Graham Agassiz at Red Bull Rampage 2016 from Ale di Lullo. With a new event location and new guidelines about build crews, the energy in the Utah desert is

Aggy and Bizet Get the Wheels Turning at Red Bull Rampage 2016

Ale di Lullo‘s just sent us through some images from the first day of practice at Red Bull Rampage. Kona Gravity team riders Graham Agassiz and Antoine Bizet are in the final stages of getting their lines prepped for Friday. Aggy’s just built up a fresh 27.5

Kona Endurance Team Racer Barry Wicks and the Party-to-Race-Ratio at Grinduro

Words by Barry Wicks, photos courtesy of Colin Meagher and Dain Zaffke. Only in its second year on the docket, the Grinduro event has generated heaps of hype. And for good reason. A throw-back type of event that captures the stoke and excitement of the


The Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Santa Cruz, Oakland and Santa Rosa in California this weekend. If

Antoine Bizet Lays First Tracks at Rampage 2016

The 11th edition of Red Bull Rampage is going down in Virgin, Utah next Friday, October 14th, and Kona Gravity rider Antoine Bizet is on site getting his line prepped. The desert spectacle has been freshened up with a new event location and some different guidelines

Kona Super Grassroots rider Scott Countryman finds Nirvana at the Monarch Crest Enduro

It’s the end September and I have been racing my bike for nearly six months this year. The fatigue is starting to pile up, my social life is dwindling, and I have one more race. It can be hard to stay motivated this time of

Bike Magazine Reacts to Our New Operator and Hei Hei Trail from Retallack – “Showing off these two very different bikes back-to-back was genius”

Bike Magazine’s Anthony Smith joined us for our Operator and Hei Hei Trail launch at Retallack Lodge last month. While he was at first curious about our choice to launch a bike with the Hei Hei name at a place known for its technical terrain,

Ti Tuesday: “I’m going to own this bike forever” Connor Fearon’s Ti Humuhumu

When we brought you news of Connor Fearon’s contract extension back in September, we also included a little sneak peek at his Ti Humuhumu that Kona co-founder Jacob Heilbron gifted him as his signing bonus. When Connor showed up at Retallack for our Operator and

Aggy Puts the Shovels to Dirt at Red Bull Rampage 2016

The 11th edition of Red Bull Rampage is going down in Virgin, Utah next Friday, October 14th, and Kona Gravity rider Graham Agassiz is on site getting his line prepped. The desert spectacle has been freshened up with a new event location and some different

Kona Endurance Team Racer Spencer Paxson Crunches Data with Graphics from Big Rides

Kona Endurance Team racer Spencer Paxson’s most recent update is a data-rich look at some of the big

Kona and The Cascade Cyclocross Series Kicks off this Weekend in Bellingham

The Cascade Cyclocross Series, presented by Kona, kicks off this weekend at the Bellingham BMX Track. We will

Bike Radar Hits the Highlights from Kona’s 2017 European Launch – “Kona goes after the trail market in a big way.”

Bike Radar joined us at our 2017 European product launch in Serfaus – Fiss – Ladis, Austria. The British media

Getting to Know Kona Super Grassroots Rider Caleb Holonko on Pinkbike

Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko has been ripping it up on his Shonky AL and Process 167 this year. You may have seen some of his recent exploits at the Whip-Off World Championships on our Instagram, and he’s recently been featured on Pinkbike as part of

Kona Endurance Team Racer Cory Wallace Heads to East Timor for More Suffering

After his last incredible feat, winning the 158 mile (255 km) Tour of the Dragon race in Bhutan, Kona Endurance Team racer Cory Wallace spent a few more days in Bhutan after the Prince extended his visa. From there he headed to East Timor for a five

Road Bike Action Reviews the 2016 Kona Roadhouse – “Steel is real, and Kona makes it worth it.”

Road Bike Action has published a review of our Roadhouse in their September 2016 issue. The Reynolds 853 steel frame

Ti Tuesday: Peloton Magazine Reviews the Esatto Ti – “Ride, Enjoy and Repeat.”

“Every time we ride Ti we are reminded of its unique qualities, our favorite of which is its ability to make road vibrations vanish at speed. Somewhere around 20 mph everything settles in and becomes silky smooth, it’s a beautiful thing. Our first ride onboard

The Kona Fall 2016 Demo Tour Rolls into Arizona this Weekend

The Fall 2016 Demo Tour heads to Flagstaff, Scottsdale and Prescott in Arizona this weekend. If you are

Pinkbike’s First Impressions of Our 2017 Operator – “inspires confidence if you’re willing to grab the bull by the horns”

“It wasn’t long before squaring up corners and dropping the back end into compressions became the name of the game as I looked for bonus fun on the trails. Breaking loose proved difficult, with a combination of the conditions and the bike’s ability to track

Kona Swedish Super Grassroots Rider Alexander Kangas shreds Gesunda Bike Park

Swedish Kona Super Grassroots rider Alexander Kangas took a break from his busy Enduro World Series schedule to work on this rad clip filmed at the Gesunda Bike Park for Mountain Bike Stockholm.

WTB Profiles Ryan Gardner in this cool little video

Ryan Gardner, WTB athlete and EWS shredder, was looking for a way to keep the bills down while racing the EWS last year. The solution: van life. That alone shows considerable commitment, but he also did so while tying a tie as he jumped out of the

Bike and Trekking Magazine reviews the Kona Honzo St “The Honzo is a genius in it’s simplicity” (Dutch)

Bike and Trekking Magazine have just published this great review of our Honzo Steel frameset in their latest issue. Check

Kona Endurance rider Rhys Verner finishes fourth in the final round of Enduro World Series

Kona Endurance team rider Rhys Verner found himself at the final round of the Enduro World Series this past weekend, after a third in the U21 in Whistler he was in the hunt for another podium finish. Practice went well for Rhys, not pushing himself

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!” 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 athleticism. 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