Daily Archives: 04/26/2019

Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, the KONA demo tour is headed your way!

Come demo some of our favorite bikes including the Process 153 CR 29 and 27.5, and Big Honzo CR. We’ll even have a few Libres ready to ride at select stops. We’ll have full sizes runs ensuring everyone can find a bike that fits just right.

Here are some events coming soon! Details in the posters below.

May 3 – Kalamazoo, MI
May 4 – Brighton, MI
May 5 – Cleveland, OH
May 9 – Lancaster, PA
May 10 – Greensburg, PA
May 11 – Pittsburg, PA

Julian Tennyson | KONA COG

Julian Tennyson | KONA COG
Julian Tennyson | KONA COG
Julian Tennyson | KONA COG
Julian Tennyson | KONA COG
Julian Tennyson | KONA COG

Kona Dream Builds: Connor Fearon’s World Cup Slaying Operator CR

We gave you a sneak peek at Miranda Miller’s Operator CR a few weeks back, right before she headed down to the ProGRT in Port Angeles. Given that the first World Cup of the season has arrived, we thought it was time to show you Connor Fearon’s weapon for World Cup DH domination in 2019. Oh yeah, in case you were living under a rock, the DH World Cup kicks off this weekend in Maribor, Slovenia. Stay tuned to our Instagram Stories for up-to-the-minute coverage.

Now, about that bike.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Connor, like Miranda, will be riding this special Team Issue only color for the 2019 DH season.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

SRAM has helped with the theme, providing a super cool red XO DH drivetrain. New team sponsor OneUp will be providing bash and retention duties.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

SRAM with the rad red XO DH rear mech.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

You gotta love that small block rear SRAM DH cassette.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Stopping comes courtesy of SRAMs Code RSC’s

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The cockpit on the Operator like Conor’s Process, is now fitted out with Deity Components for 2019. ODI is back providing the most important of contact points, the grips!

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Rock Shox’ Super Delux coil rear shock provides damping out back. Connor will be swapping between a 450 and a 475 spring weight this weekend.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Up the front Connor’s rig is rocking the freshly updated Boxxer Ultimate.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Chris King has been providing headsets for the team for a while, for 2019 they have stepped up and are now looking after the team with their famed hubs as well.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Angry Bees!

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Another new sponsor for 2019 is Canadian hand laid carbon wheel company, We Are One, a long time sponsor of Connor’s Gravity Team Mate Caleb Holonko. For 2019 they are providing their rims for the full enduro and DH squad. And yes that most definitely is a Cush Core valve, and yes, there Connor is rocking Cush Core tire inserts.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Finaly HT are back ensuring Connors feet stay hooked up!

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Connor and Jackson have just completed their first runs and have reported in that the bikes and the course are both running fantastic.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG