Daily Archives: 03/26/2019

Vancouver! Stoked Spoke at Musette Café This Thursday!

Heads up Vancouver! Morgan and Stephanie at Found in the Mountains are bringing Swift Industries’ Stoked Spoke Adventure Series north of the border this Thursday, March 28th.

The night will feature bicycle travel stories that’ll be sure to get you pining for adventures near and far, including the world premiere of Admissions of an Amateur BikepackerBen Johnson‘s self-shot short film from Peru.

Thursday, March 28th @ 6:30pmMusette Caffe
1325 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

$5-20 sliding scale
all proceeds donated to WTF Bikexplorers and Our Community Bikes

RSVP at Eventbrite!

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Kona Dream Builds: Seeing Rad, Jake’s Custom 30th Birthday Honzo ST

Jake Hood from Bikeaholic in Queenstown knows a thing or two about putting together a Dream Build. The New Zealand based Scotsman spends his days wrenching on some high-end steeds and convincing locals how easy it is to make a good bike better. His own Process has featured here, as have a number of his customer’s bikes, most recently last weeks Honzo ST. Well, it’s Jake’s personal bike’s time to shine this week, the 30th Birthday Honzo ST is one seriously resolved build, with every element exactly the way Jake wanted it.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Knowing from the start of the build that he’d be running red Marzocchi Bomber Z1s, Jake had custom red Kona decals made up for his bike’s down tube and top tube.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

It’s your birthday.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

A classic Thomson Elite X4 stem holds in place an Enve M7 stem and OneUp EDC tool.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The Enve M7 bar holds Shimano’s affordable and super reliable Deore brake levers and a SRAM 11 speed XX1 shifter…

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

That XX1 shifter is mated to a 11 speed Shimano Deore rear mech.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The One Up dropper is actuated by Wolf Tooth’s beautiful cnc’d lever.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Those Deore levers pull on Shimano’s powerful Saint callipers.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The bike spins on Industry 9’s new Hydra hub, yeah thats the one with 690 points of engagement. Yup 6 9 0.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The I9 Hubs are laced to Praxis Works AL32 rims.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And then they are shod with High Roller II’s front and rear.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And the build is rounded out with On Up’s small yet perfectly formed alloy flat pedals.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Canada! We are Hiring!

Attention Canada! Do you love riding bikes? Do you want to work on the North Shore, just minutes away from all of your favorite trails? Do you love numbers? Are you eligible to work in Canada? Do we have the job for you!

Kona Canada is hiring an invoicing and sales clerk!

The ideal candidate will have 2 to 3 years of directly related experience in a similar role and have been in recent positions that have required a high level of multi-tasking, organization and for you to be detail oriented. That means you can crunch numbers, invoice, help with sales tasks, answer phones, all while drinking your fancy coffee! Does this sound like you?

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG

Do you also posses these skills?

-Fluent in speaking and writing English
-Excellent communication skills
-Experienced with Microsoft office, most importantly excel
-Experience working with inventory/accounting software program is considered a VERY strong asset
-Related Admin Experience
-Highly organized, efficient with time, detail oriented
-Generating sales orders and invoices

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG

Excellent. Continue on. While these next skills aren’t mandatory, they’ll help bump you right to the top of the list:

-Background in Inventory tracking, physical counts and reconciliations
-Shipping/Receiving experience (dealing with couriers, related paperwork for transport/logistics)

Here’s what the day-to-day looks like:

-Checking Emails /Email correspondence
-Generating sales orders/invoices via custom accounting software
-Generating sales reports using Excel (pivot tables)
-Checking and tracking inventory 
-Communicate via phone/email with clients regarding ordering questions, shipments, etc.
-Some light lifting is required


This is a full-time position in our North Vancouver office Mon – Fri 8:30 to 5pm.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG

Perks:
-Work with awesome people
-Killer deals on Kona bikes
-Close proximity to amazing mountain bike trails

Interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter to Deb@konaworld.com.

The Radavist Reviews The Big Honzo CR DL “This bike has been so much fun that I haven’t touched my full suspension”

Locke Hassett posted up his in-depth and rather glowing review of our Big Honzo CR DL on The Radavist yesterday. If you are considering purchasing this bike (or looking for some affirmation you made the right decision) then we thoroughly recommend you give it a read and check it out. Like us, it seems pretty clear that Locke loves this bike!

“A few years ago if you would’ve asked me what sort of MTB I wanted, “carbon hardtail” would’ve been at the bottom of my list. The Big Honzo CR/DL has changed that mentality 100%.”

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

You can check out the full review on The Radavist right here.