Monthly Archives: October 2011

House of the Big Wheel – Episode 1: Honzo and Satori

Kona has actively been involved in 29-inch wheel mountain bike design and development for eight years now. We were one of the first companies to jump on board the big wheel bandwagon, so it’s no surprise that in 2012, with … Continue reading

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Custom MinUte with Wheel Skirts and Foot Pegs

The Kona Ute and MinUte were built with customization in mind. Over the years we’ve received dozens of reports showing custom racks, child carriers, stereos, you-name-it. Here is the latest modification from our friends at Sellwood Cycles in Portland, this … Continue reading

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Pro bike: Matt Slaven’s Kona Abra Cadabra

American enduro specialist Matt Slaven has been riding a Kona for eight years. However, 2011 marked his first year of official ‘factory’ sponsorship as the Canadian company expanded their race program to include an all-mountain component. Slaven has three race … Continue reading

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Kona in the North (Like, Way Far Up High North)

Buff ridge trails overlooking lush valleys, glacier-fed lakes and verdant mountain meadows… sound like a good place for a Kona? Well, it is – and it’s probably not the place you’re thinking of. These pics were taken north of 60. … Continue reading

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Fiets (Netherlands) Rides King Zing

“..King Zing is technisch doordacht….klassiek geconstrueerd, gewood goed…..” Vil bedankt voor de cover, jongens!

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3 Days in Finland With Grant Fielder. Video Coming Soon…

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Revel/Rad Racing Wins at Fort Steilacoom

Yesterday at Ft Steilacoom Revel/Rad had an awesome day. Two highlights were winning the youngest licensed category and winning the Elite race. Travis Luther takes the “V” in the Boys 10-12 category and U23 Star Steve Fisher (in photo) battled … Continue reading

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One Million Kona Test Rides at this Year’s NEMBA Fest

2011 was the hottest year yet for this great event. Record temps (mid 80′s!) greeted gaggles of mountain bike enthusiasts from all over New England for this balmy two day festival of mountain bike demo’s, tours, rides, contests, and general … Continue reading

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Warming Up After a Nice Ride With Kula Gold (Finland)

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Helen Wyman Continues Her Domination

Helen Continues her winning ways at the first round of the Superprestige Series in Ruddervoorde. Read the report from Cyclingnews.

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Mountain Bike Action Reviews (and falls in love with) the Kona Unit

“We’ll go out on a limb here and state that the Unit delivers the best pedaling platform of any bike we have ridden this year.” A while ago we sent a 2011 Unit to Mountain Bike Action Magazine to test and review. … Continue reading

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Singletrack Magazine Reports on Kona’s Swiss Bliss Media Launch

“When you’re met at Geneva airport by three blokes from Kona with beers in their hand and then promptly handed one yourself, you know that it’s going to be a good week…” – Faye Sanders of Singletrack Magazine tested the … Continue reading

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