Unicorns and Beer Bongs – Kona at the 2015 SSCXWC

The words debauchery, unicorns and thongs aren’t usually associated with cycling. That is, unless you mix with the type of cyclists who ride single speeds. Last weekend in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island, an even smaller, more rowdy and raucous subset of that group gathered

Ti Tuesday: Haole to you too.

For todays Ti Tuesday we thought we’d take a trip back in time to check out the 1995 Kona Haole. I found this old postcard on Kona founder Jake’s desk (among a few other things) and had to do a little digging through old catalogs

Kona winter clothing is in stock now!

We’ve just loaded up a couple of cool new winter riding essentials to the Kona webstore just in time for the cold and wet conditions that are hitting the Northern Hemisphere. There’s a very functional and technical winter riding jacket (aptly named the Kona Winter Jacket).

Spencer Paxson’s SSCXWC Private Jake

We are here in Victoria on Vancouver Island to take a good look at the dirty underbelly of Cyclocross in North America. That’s right, the Single Speed Cyclocross World Champs have rolled around and Kona Endurance Team rider Spencer Paxson has made the trip from Bellingham (with partner

Joe Schwartz Trans Israel Report

Our little peloton cruises along, covering ground at a smooth and efficient pace. Two days into the ride, and our band of strangers has meshed together on the road, pacing effectively and working as a team. The strange rewards of suffering out the kilometres on

Joe Schwartz’s Israel GoPro adventures

Joe Schwartz has put together a few GoPro shots from trails in the Negev Desert of Southern Israel.

Dirt Rag begin testing 2016 Hei Hei Trail in their Choice Cuts feature

Eric over at Dirt Rag magazine has put together a collection of eight sub US$3000 bikes for their Choice Cuts group test and they have included our 2016 Hei Hei Trail. We are pretty stoked to see it in the mix and can’t wait to

Bikepacking.com review 2016 Hei Hei Trail DL “My first surprise was just how light and nimble it was”

The folks at Limberlost have been riding a couple of our Hei Hei Trail DL‘s for a few months now and Gabriel (the one who wears Jorts) has just posted up a review of the bike on bikepacking.com. Now we didn’t design this bike for


Please note: this is NOT a new recall KONA RECALLS 2014 WO FAT BIKE MODEL DUE TO FALL HAZARD; BICYCLE FORKS CAN BREAK The CPSC will be issuing an official recall notice in the next few days concerning the 2014 Wo. As of today, 412

Ti Tuesday: Jamie’s Ti Esatto

This week we are featuring Jamie Williams (@geogjim) amazing Ti Esatto. Jamie is one of our Instagram followers and tagged his build with the #tituesdayswithkona hashtag, like a lot of the Ti bike owners we seem to be coming across, his 7.4kg Lynskey built Esatto is a work

Two Days in the Alps on the All-New 2016 Precepts

To showcase the breadth and depth of Kona’s Precept Platform, we headed deep into the Swiss Alps, the heartland of up, down and all around mountain biking. With trails that wind through every type of challenge and vista, it was the perfect place to capture

Chinabike.net interview Connor Fearon

China’s largest cycling website chinbike.net has a pretty cool little interview with Kona Gravity Rider Connor Fearon over on their website right now. You can check it out by heading here. And just for you (well for me too) they have already translated all the

Andrew Crimmins wins Australian Junior Mountain Bike Cyclist of the Year Award

Last night in Melbourne, Australian Kona Gravity Team rider Andrew Crimmins added another notch to his solid list of results throughout the 2015 season, as he was presented with the award for 2015 Australian Junior Mountain Biker of the Year. Andrew beat out fellow nominees

Ti Tuesdday: Eddy’s Ti Honzo brawler

Ti Tuesday this week brings the winds of change. For the past few weeks we have focused on pavement orientated titanium beauties, but today we are changing that up and giving you the monster truck of hardtails, Eddy’s Ti Honzo to be precise.  Now don’t

Road.cc name the Roadhouse one of the 15 best steel road bikes

Road.cc have posted up an ode to the modern steel road bike and with it have picked their what they think are the top 15 steel road bikes available right now. Kona’s new Roadhouse easily makes the cut with its candy apple red paint job

Helen Wyman races in first doubleheader of the European Cross season

A weekend doubleheader for the first time in Europe this season. The European Champs on Saturday and then

NSMB post their Process 134 Supreme long term review “The 134 is an optimist; don’t rain on its parade”

NSMB post their long term review of the 2016 Kona Process 134 Supreme. Click HERE to check it out online.

Joe Schwartz finds an MTB Oasis in Israel

 You have to be crazy to build trails in the harsh and unforgiving Negev Desert. Summer temperatures that rise to over 40 degrees Celsius and a rainfall average of less than 20mm per year are not ideal conditions to ride bikes in. Couple these meteorological

Behind the Scenes with the crew from Darklight

Go behind the scenes with Sweetgrass Productions on the set of DARKLIGHT. Starting in early months of 2015 Sweetgrass assembled a crew of 27 and over 15000 lbs of lighting equipment from 4 states across the Western US. During their time on set, the team

Kona Cross Superstar Helen Wyman reports from The Koppenberg

The Koppenberg is my favourite race. It’s literally a couple of km’s from home and to me it

Kona Super Grassroots rider Jimmy Lucchesi rides his Kona Explosif to a DH podium

Kona Super Grassroots rider Jimmy Lucchesi has been ripping up the local California Collegiate races. He took out the SuperD and the DH at Stanford’s collegiate race on his Process 153 and then he trucked out his Explosif hard tail for the next three races. In fact Jimmy

Super Grassroots rider Ryan Gardner Wins a Fast Paced Group Ride

There are not many places that I would rather be than the Northeast in fall. Ripping dusty, dry, laps in California had me feeling pretty homesick for good friends, brightly colored leaves, and trails filled with big ass rocks and roots. These ideas were playing

Ti Tuesday: 1997 Retro Ti Hei Hei King Kahuna Commuter

Some of you out there are going to think turning a beautiful bike like this 1997 Ti Hei Hei King Kahuna into a commuter is sacrilege. Bear in mind, that although this seriously tidy hard tail is currently in commuter guise, it only really requires

Cory Rimmer reports on the 2015 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships

On the weekend of October 24th nearly every collegiate mountain biker in the U.S would come together at

Kona’s weekend of Grassroots Cyclocross

Unless you were living under a rather large rock you would probabley be aware that in the Northern hemisphere

Mountain Bike Action ride Bellingham with Kona

Legendary US magazine Mountain Bike Action attended our 2016 Product Launch in Bellingham a few months back and have just published this cool story on their visit, as well as a few of their product picks. Click the image below or HERE to check out the full story

Third times a charm. Becky Gardner’s Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals report.

Last weekend I traveled with Fort Lewis College to Snowshoe Mountain located in West Virginia. It took three

Limberlost and Kona team up for Three Sisters Three Rivers

Recently we teamed up Jason and Gabriel at Limberlost (the guys that brought you the Oregon Outback) as they set out to establish a bikepacking route from Bend Oregon to the end of the North Umpqua Trail. Knowing over half the trail would be on singletrack the boys

The Smallest Biggest Bike Company in the World, NSMB visit Kona

NSMB are always at the forefront of original content production. They ask the tough questions (and the not so tough ones). This morning though, with the release of their latest video, they pulled on our heart strings so much so that not an eye in

UK magazine MBR review the 2016 Hei Hei Trail DL “The Hei Hei put me in a commanding stance for shredding singletrack”

UK magazine MBR review the 2016 Hei Hei Trail DL. Click HERE to check out the PDF or click here to check it out online.  

Vedder Mountain Bike Co. Film Night – Chilliwack

It’s that time of year when we are getting spoiled with the best conditions for riding mountain bikes

John Gibson rides for Paul Basagoitia

Longtime Kona friend and photographer John Gibson is probably sitting on more Paul Basagoitia images than anyone on the planet (including Paul’s parents). Gibby documented almost every Kona trip Paul took part in and was one of the main stills photographers for Freeride Entertainment and

Bike Radar post their Process 111 first impressions

UK magazine MBUK have just taken delivery of a 2016 Process 111 and their first impressions are up on the bikeradar.com website right now. MBUK have this sexy steed for a long term test so you can expect a few more updates over the next few

Super Grassroots Rider Jonathan Maunsell shreds Intellectual Property in Les Arcs

This video should suck. It’s shaky, it’s mostly handheld, the filmer’s bike is in at least five of the

Kona Endurance Team 2015 Race Wrap-Up

The Kona Endurance Team was hard at it in 2015, battling it out in World Cup XC, marathon, multi-day stage racing…even the odd gravel grinder. We take a look back at the 2015 race season and celebrate the successes of Kona’s four trail savvy, perennially

Jonathan Maunsell takes the win in Cyprus! 

Kona super grassroots rider Jonathan Maunsell recently travelled to Cyprus to compete in the second last round of

Kona Super Grassroots riders dominate USA Collegiate Nationals

The USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships took place at Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia this past week and

Can a Regular Person Climb One Million Feet in a Year?

Just over a week ago, journalist Lauren Jenkins posted up an in-depth interview with Henry Quinney on Pinkbike. Henry was is regular

Kona at Rampage – The True Story

It is one of the most dramatic competitions in all of sports. Over 30 athletes from around the world converging on a venue that, upon first glance, looks totally un-conducive to mountain biking. Armed with their dig crews, and a week of shoveling, watering and picking in

The Full Darklight Movie featuring Aggy is here now.

Back in September we brought you the trailer for this mind-blowing film from Sweetgrass Productions featuring Kona Gravity team rider Graham Agassiz! Well the wait is over, the full 7 minute Darklight clip is here and it’s a banger! The riding, even without the funky Phillips

Graham Agassiz 3rd at Rampage!

An emotional week of hard work and big risk has come to a close as Red Bull Rampage wraps another chapter of insane mountain bike action. Coming off of a huge qualification day where Graham Agassiz would place and Antoine Bizet second, all eyes were

Jessica’s Ti Rove – The Full Photo Set

So its a bit late I know, #tituesdayswithkona was well… on Tuesday but i’ll think you will agree that the full photo set of Jessica’s Ti Rove was indeed worth the wait. This rig is appointed with the perfect parts match for a bike as classy

Aggy and Bizet Qualify 1st and 2nd at Red Bull Rampage

Kona riders stole the top two spots at the Red Bull Rampage qualification round today, outperforming a stacked field of riders to secure their place in the big show tomorrow. “I wasn’t even trying to win today,” said Graham Agassiz, who’s won qualifications the last

Kona’s in house cinematographer wins EPIC TV Rise of the Drones Film Festival

Kona’s in house cinematographer Joonas Vinnari has taken the top spot in Epic TV’s Rise of the Drones Film Festival with his amazing self filmed video Project Jura. His film, which features Joonas riding his local trails on his Kona Explosif, beat out 86 other

Honzo AL DL makes Factory Jackson’s Best Hardtails of 2016 list

Thats right, Andrew Dodd at Factory Jackson has just listed the Honzo as one of The Best Hardtails

Red Bull TV x Graham Agassiz

Red Bull have stepped up their event coverage this year of the Rampage and have been brining multiple videos, interviews and amazing imagery to their site. This very cool clip on Kona Gravity Team Rider Graham Agassiz just surfaced and is well worth checking out!

Bellingham Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic Release Video

Although this is no Red Bull Rampage footage – it is a video about shredding bikes. Specifically, a video about ladies shredding bikes together and learning from each other about how to shred bikes even harder… plus much more. The focus of the Bellingham Women’s