Daily Archives: 02/27/2018

My Kona: Joe Hamilton

The My Kona series is back. This time we’re featuring one of our inside sales representatives, Bellingham’s Joe Hamilton. Joe has worked with Kona for the past five years. When not at work or riding, he’s a member of local rock band Cousin Marvin. Check out the video of Joe on the all-new Satori DL, set to the soundtrack of one of Cousin Marvin’s original songs!


You can check out more from the My Kona series on our Vimeo page.

Bike Magazine Reviews the Satori DL “This bike snob would be perfectly happy riding the Satori DL full time”

“This bike snob would be perfectly happy riding the Satori DL full time”

Bike Magazine reviewer Ryan Palmer has spent the last little while on board our brand new Satori DL, his review has just gone live online at Bikemag.com. Ryan gave the Satori DL kudos for its geometry “That steep seat angle makes the bike climb so well that I never found myself wishing the frame was carbon.”

You can check out the review on Bikemag.com here and you can check out the new Satori bikes here.

Announcing the 2018 Kona Roster!


Spring is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: bike season is near! We’re excited to kick things off by announcing our 2018 roster, which is chock full of speed, talent, and creativity, ensuring an exciting and memorable season.


On the gravity side Connor Fearon will be flying the Kona colors at the 2018 downhill World Cup races, set to kick off in Croatia in April. Connor will be running the Operator as he attempts to climb atop the podium throughout the season’s seven races. Also returning is legendary Kona athlete
Graham Agassiz. Whoever said, “freeride is dead,” clearly never rubbed elbows with Aggy and friends. Aggy’s goals for 2018 are to continue to push the limits of what’s possible on a bike, ride as many wild lines as possible, and create some interesting content.

The gravity team is rounded out by North Shore standout Caleb Holonko, and downhillers
Josh Button of Australia, and Anthony Poulson from Quebec.


New for 2018 is the Kona Global Enduro Team. The Global Enduro Team will compete in races throughout the world, including the EWS. Squamish ripper Rhys Verner, who saw strong results in 2017 will be leading the EWS charge alongside Ireland’s multi-national champion Leah Maunsell. Verner and Maunsell are joined by Swede Alexander Kangas and Americans Ryan Gardner and Scott Countryman.


Keeping the spirit of fun alive is the major goal of Kona’s Endurance and Adventure Team. Personality and talent run deep with this crew, and a good time is never far away. With 24 Hour Solo World Champion Cory Wallace in the mix, big races, and bigger challenges are sure to unfold. Finishing in 3rd place at US cyclocross nationals, Kerry Werner is back and ready to challenge for the top step of the podium. Americans Barry Wicks and Spencer Paxson are always up for whatever shenanigans they can concoct on their bikes and will be joined on big adventure days by Sechelt’s Kris Sneddon.

The 2018 Kona team covers a massive spectrum of riding talent and abilities and we’re looking forward to seeing what’s in store! Be sure to check out our team page on Konaworld.com for more info on each rider, and tune into the Cog throughout the season for updates on race results, expeditions, and adventure logs.