Bikepacking

Back to Basics

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Colt Fetters. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “the best bike for bikepacking, is the bike you already have.” Typically said by an experienced bikepacker (or blogger) who just also happens to have the absolute latest

Not-So-Jolly Mountain Bikepacking: A Lesson in Knowing When to Quit

Words by Kona Ambassador Delia Massey. Photos by Kinsey Smith Bikepacking seems like such a great idea, until it’s 3pm on a Sunday and you’ve been pushing your loaded bike straight up a moto trail in the middle of nowhere for over an hour looking

First Travel by Bike

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Sebastian De Meris. Every year the holidays are a topic of discussion

Enduring Distant Dreams

Words and art by Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt. For over 5 years, my friend Robin and I have been scheming and dreaming about combining a bike tour across B.C. with a climbing trip in the Bugaboo mountain range, commonly known as the Bugs. After years of

The Longest Day — The Finale of the #7Countries7Passes

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Tim Wiggins. In 2017, on a quiet afternoon in early summer, I

Super (C)hill Campout

Words by Molly Sugar // Photos by Gritchelle Fallesgon and Rie Sawada  We pushed our bikes through overgrown vertical single track from the lake to the only gravel road that bypassed the highway. It was only about a mile long but it was one of

Behold the 2020 Honzos!

It’s what you’ve all been asking for—the 2020 Honzos! The Honzo is often imitated but never duplicated. It was the hardtail that turned heads as it redefined what was possible with only front suspension. It paved the way for progressive geometry across our line of

Ride Free! The Libre is Back!

The Libre has taken the drop bar world by storm. Its fast, light, and utilitarian characteristics make it

Kona Dream Builds: Keith’s Dual Duty Libre DL

We found Keith’s bike on Instagram (he used the #KonaDreamBuilds hashtag) just after he’d ridden this years Dirty Kanza 100 on it with zero flats. It seemed Keith was gushing about his Libre and it was clear from his post that he really got this

The Big Honzo is Back!

Last week we showed you the Big Honzo ST. Today we’re showing you the rest of this plus-sized lineup. The Big Honzo has the same playful nature as the classic Honzo, but with 130mm of front suspension and wider tires to add a bit more

Say Hello to The 2020 Adventure Drop-bar Bikes!

Adventure biking! It’s all the rage these days. If there’s one thing we love at Kona it’s making bikes that can handle pretty much any situation you throw at them. Want to ride your drop-bar bike on singeltrack? Go for it. Want to carry enough

The Steel Hardtails Have Arrived

If there’s one thing we know, it’s how much Kona fans LOVE their steel hardtails. We think steel is awesome too and we’re pretty psyched about or 2020 steel hardtail lineup. Killer colors and features meet up with your favorite adventure-ready bikes. Unit The Unit