Daily Archives: 07/03/2019

Kona Customer Alert: Rock Shox Lyrik RC & R2C2 & Yari RC2 Recall – Affects Process 153 29er CR & CR DL + Remote CTRL

Hello Kona Family,

We wanted to let you know about SRAM’s announcement in today’s BRAIN of a recall for Lyrik RC2/R2C2 forks and Yari RC2 forks.

A total of 91 x Process 153 29er CR & CR DL bikes in USA, and 44 x Process 153 29er CR & CR DL in Canada and 30 x Process 29er CR DL in Europe are affected. An additional 35 x Remote CTRL bikes in USA are affected by this recall.

Customers should contact SRAM customer service at 1-800-346-2928 or their local Kona dealer and reference the SRAM recall notice linked here. The BRAIN story and SRAM notice provide details on how to identify affected forks.

Although the story in today’s BRAIN newsletter identifies Process 153 29er and 153 DL 29er (Aluminum) and Process 165 as affected models, we haven’t been notified by SRAM that any forks equipped on those bikes are affected.

– The Kona Crew

Montana and Oregon, 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.

July 12 – Three Forks, MT
July 13 – Missoula, MT
July 14 – Whitefish, MT
July 19-21 – Westfir, OR

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

Kona Dream Builds: Caleb Holonko’s Shonky ST

From a distance, Caleb Holonko‘s Shonky ST looks like most DJ’s but when you get a little closer you realize this team build is pretty damn special. The Kona Gravity Team Rider has been with Canadian company WeAreOne since their inception and was integral in their decision to build a carbon 26″ DJ and slopestyle wheel. Caleb’s other long term sponsors RockShox and SRAM also play a major part in this build and help make a bike that is designed purely for function. The fact that it still looks super rad is just a bonus.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Caleb’s Shonky is ready to rumble.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Caleb with a text book T-Bog.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

While Caleb loves the new Wah Wah II pedals on his Enduro and DH bikes he can’t get past the feel of the OG Kona Wah Wah for his DJ bike. The pedals are mounted up on a SRAM carbon XO boost crankset with a 32t chainring.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Out back you are looking at a 12t rear cog and one seriously slammed rear end.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

While we are back here let’s take a look at the random Tektro cable actuated rear brake that Caleb found in the Cove Bike Shop parts bin.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Rock Shox Pike DJ’s up front, Caleb runs the forks at the max setting of 250psi.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And here they are, the WeAreOne Coup, a 26″ carbon rim designed specifically for the rigors of slope and DJ. #26AintDead

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Damn those wheels are rad, that large volume Schwalbe Crazy Bob just makes them look even cooler.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The slightly lower profile Maxxis DTH is Caleb’s tire of choice for the rear.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Spin to Win. Given the brakes on this bike are hardly used, Caleb has opted for an Odyssey Gyro and a cable actuated rear Tektro brake over running a long hydro cable. Long Odyssey BMX grips and Truvativ’s a Descendant bar and stem complete the cockpit.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And the whole thing is rounded off with a Chromag Overture Liaison series saddle.