Daily Archives: 12/04/2018

Singletrack Reviews the Kona Unit X “Kona’s Unit X is like a singlespeed, but with 10 more gears”

“Kona has taken that skinny steel frame and rigid fork and added 11 wide-ranging gears without seemingly reducing that sense of attitude, or compromising that classic Kona silhouette.”

Originally published in Issue 117 of Singletrack Magazine, their full review of our Unit X has gone up today on SingleTrackWorld.com. You will have to sign up (for free) to read the review in full though.

“Despite Kona’s portrayal of the bike as perhaps being more of an adventure bike, it feels a little more like its Unit namesake: a bike that defies pigeonholing and which can be many things to different riders. To further perpetuate the steel frame legend, the bike does feel like it comes alive and there’s a feeling of being rewarded by every effort you put in.”

Sun Peaking with Aggy

When Plan B turns to Plan A you make the best of it.

We had the full crew, trailer and all, packed full of gear and food for a week or more. We were headed out west, hoping to check off some of the bucket list lines that I have been frothing over for years. Unfortunately, the rivers that we needed to cross were flowing real fast and the high water basically made it impossible for us to cross and get where we needed to go. It’s the way she goes sometimes. So after a brief safety meeting, we decided to drive all the way back to Kamloops and shred Sun Peaks Bike Park, which had just opened up the week prior. Matty Miles and I were there that opening week and we had an absolute blast shredding the fresh spring hero dirt, so it only made sense to go back up there with the crew to shred and enjoy the conditions while they lasted.

On the last lap of the last day, Harookz had a horrible OTB with his camera bag on and ended up cracking some ribs. The next day was wet and rainy so we headed up to one of our favorite local fishing holes for a day on the water. The fishing was slow, but that never really matters that much when you’re with good people. We had a fire, cooked some deer sausage and laughed at each other’s stories. Was a good way to end the shoot.

Filmer/ Editor: Matty Miles
Filmer: Mitch Cheek
Photographer: Harookz
Music Credit: Mother Sun – One Eye (local Kamloops band)