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Kona’s Merry Christmas Video

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Pedal Power for the Edmonton Food Bank

Screenshot 2014-12-18 06.52.08Paul here from Mud, Sweat and Gears, I need your help. I sent this email to you either because of your relationship with Mud, Sweat and Gears as a customer or a supplier, but first and foremost a friend. I hope that over the years we have provided you with the help you needed to enjoy your recreational opportunities, its a great industry to be in helping people have fun.

Now I have an ask for you. Art Angelski, myself, and a small army are riding our bikes relay style for 10 days straight 24hrs a day to help raise money for the Edmonton food bank. I am sure you are all aware of the great job they do for those in need, but it would surprise you how many people and who they are that at points in their life have had to use the food bank, perhaps your neighbor or even yourself. My ask is that you donate through the link below, give whatever you can, it doesn’t have to be a large amount, every bit helps. Your donation is tax deductible.

DONATE TODAY

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Jonathan Maunsell wins Cyprus DH race

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There is a saying ‘that as one door closes, another one opens’ I had just arrived back home to Ireland, straight from KONA Megalaunch held at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Bikepark. I was prepping my bike in the garage for a ride, at the same time reflecting on the amazing opportunity I had experienced thanks to the Kona team, when another one popped right into my inbox. Read More

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Blast From The Past: Dirt Rag’s “A” bike review from 2003

kona-A-SS-FullThis bike review first appeared in Dirt Rag issue #102, published in August of 2003.

From Dirt Rag: Kona is one cool company. Case in point: these guys are offering the first-ever production, dual-suspension singlespeed. They had to know that they weren’t going to sell millions of these things, but they had the cojones to make one anyway. Helmets off to a company with some singlespeed soul.

Pronounced the “Ahhhhh,” the Kona A is the brainchild of Kona’s resident mad scientist, Dr. Dew El Grande, a hardcore North Shore rider, racer and founder of the legendary Cove Bike Shop. “Hey, no one else was doing it,” says Dewey, “so I thought it would be pretty cool.” Read more

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Kona USA is Hiring a Design Engineer

BuildingRelationshipsForEngineeringImpactLocation: Bellingham, Washington
Hours/salary: TBD
The Kona Bicycle Company is seeking an employee to work with its Frame Design Department. This person must be proficient 3D CAD surfacing and solid modeling. Additionally, basic bicycle mechanic skills are required. This position is full time and in Ferndale Washington. Applicant must be available to travel internationally with a valid passport. See the job description for more info. See the job description for details. Please see our jobs page for more info on how to apply.

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Kona Cycling Jerseys Available Now

ClubJerseySSKona USA is proud to offer our new lycra jerseys to the public. These babies are made with pride in Ireland and feature a full length hidden YKK zipper, 3 elasticated rear pockets and come in Kona Team colors. Contact BECCA to purchase.

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MBR UK Precept DL review: “offers big fun at small prices”

KONA14_BIKES_by-AleDiLullo-1837So discreet was the colourway of the 2014 Kona Precept DL, chances are you may not even have noticed it in the range. This year there’s no missing it; back with an ASBO orange paintjob and a significant price cut, the Precept turned heads from the moment it was wheeled onto the showroom floor in front of the world’s press. Read more

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NSMB’s Precept DL 1st Impressions: “This thing kind of rails”

DTolnai_KonaPreceptDL_NSMB_KazYamamura-1From NSMB: Huh. I picked up the Kona, and I don’t hate it. It actually looks like a pretty nice little bike. The frame seems like something meant for a higher dollar bike. Aggressively formed tubes. Beefy pivots. Tidy cable routing. Even a spot for an internally routed dropper post.

The parts spec hides a few little nuggets, as well. The tires are far from the worst thing I’ve seen as an OEM spec. The rear derailleur is an SLX, albeit a clutchless one. The bar doesn’t have a terrible bend to it. Shimano hubs. Even lock on grips. Not bad, Mr. Product Manager. Read more

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Wheelies test the Cinder Cone: “it’s an extremely enjoyable and addictive bike to ride”

2015-Kona-Cinder-Cone-MTBKona began life in 1988, with the Cinder Cone as one of their first mountain bikes. Since its introduction it has developed into a highly capable XC/trail bike. With the Cinder Cone having an admirable reputation in the world of hardtail mountain bikes, we were eager to review the latest 2015 version. Check out our thoughts below. Read more

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Kona 2015 Process 134SE

Watch Kona USA shredders Angi Weston and Becca Margulies take to the muddy trails of Bellingham, Washington’s Galbraith Mountain on the all-new Process 134SE. Since both smaller and lighter riders have told us they love the low standover of our Process platform, we decided to take it one step further by designing a bike specifically tailored to women, tweens and smaller dudes (under 5’4″). By adding an XS size and tuning the parts kit the all-new Process 134 SE offers category-leading standover (XS fits people under 5’1″) on a proven mountain-bike design that can tackle anything the off-road world can throw at it.

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Kona Québec – Mon premier vélo, mon premier Kona!

2K15-Sales-Flyer-1Ah le premier vélo… c’est quelque chose quand même ! Souvent on récupère celui du grand frère ou du voisin, mais ce n’est jamais la bonne taille ou le vélo est bien trop rouillé pour passer les vitesses. Offrez à votre enfant un vrai vélo, avec des vrais freins ! Chez Kona, tout commence avec ces jeunes riders. C’est la que l’amour commence. Et si vous commencez avec beaucoup de plaisir, de confiance, et un vélo qui durera très longtemps, cet amour grandira alors à vie. Tous les détaillants Kona au Québec s’associent pour permettre à votre enfant de faire ses premiers pas dans le monde du deux roues en tout sécurité et lui offriront un casque enfant à l’achat de tout vélo enfant Kona 2015. Visitez votre détaillant Kona le plus proche.

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Kona Announces 2015 Athlete Roster

_MG_6880KONA TEAM DIVIDES TO CONQUER

New for 2015, the Kona Team splits into two separate groups: Kona Gravity and Kona Endurance. The move is designed to further the focus and brand reach of what was once the Kona Team. Kona Gravity includes both our big mountain athletes and our World Cup Team, while Kona Endurance includes our cross-country, marathon, cyclocross and endurance road athletes. Each group will be running different sponsor groups, with the Gravity team very excited to continue with a new 2-year contract with SRAM components and RockShox suspension, and another year on Stan’s No-Tubes wheelsets. The Endurance squad will be running Shimano drivetrains and wheels, Fox suspension and Pro Cockpits, and clothing from Champion System. Both teams will be running Maxxis tires, WTB saddles and FSA headsets.

Kona Gravity: Graham Agassiz, Antoine Bizet, Connor Fearon, Andrew Crimmins, Tegan Molloy
Kona Endurance: Barry Wicks, Spencer Paxson, Kris Sneddon, Cory Wallace, Helen Wyman

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