Storytelling

Solstice Season

Endurance and Adventure Team rider Spencer Paxson prompts us to scheme up and get the most out of

The Last NIMBY

There’s something to be said for leaving the party while it’s still thumping – that way you are

There Cannot Be Light Without Darkness

Words by Kona Ambassador Delia Massey. Photos by Kona Ambassador Riley Seebeck. Late winter and spring were a journey through darkness for me, but I feel like I have finally come out into the light. The past few years I have had a policy of

Illuminated Days

Words and illustration by Kona Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt. Photos by Wang. Gretchen rides the Kona Sutra LTD. A few months ago, as a bonus hour of daylight coincided with the trees sprouting their first buds, opportunities for spontaneous, bike-fueled camping adventures blossomed. Although I’d consider

The Final Rays

Words by Kona Ambassador Becky Gardner. Photos by Ryan Wiegman. Becky rides a Process 153 CR DL 27.5. It’s 5 pm and I’ve just finished with whatever was on my plate for the day. I debate with myself if I have time to quickly get

What’s in Spencer Paxson’s Messkit?

Kona Ambassador Trevor Browne recently caught up with Kona’s endurance machine, Spencer Paxson to figure out how in the world he can ride so hard for so long. What kind of food voodoo does it take to pull off climbing 32,000 feet in one day?

Brooklyn Bell: Becoming Ruby J

Kona Ambassador Brooklyn Bell is no stranger to fighting the good fight for diversity and inclusion in the outdoor industry. As a woman of color, Bell has dealt with the broad spectrum of challenging treatment from racism to tokenism. Teton Gravity Research sat down with

From Zero to Two.

And so it ends. The 16 weeks(ish) of my Spencer-Paxson-Tries-to-Make-Me-Suck-Less-at-Climbing-and-Other-Things-Too program. I’d say it’s been a whirlwind, but really it’s been a hell of a challenge and it FEELS like it’s taken me four months to get here. The question everyone seems to be asking

A Dew Reimagined Turns into the Ultimate Cargo Bike

Words by Kona Adventure Team Rider Spencer Paxson. “For those skeptical action-oriented new parents out there, it turns out that cargo biking is a way, for me at least, to experience a terrific oxymoron: to step out of one comfort zone while staying completely comfortable.

From Zero to… No Idea, Really

Mother nature needs some etiquette lessons. This snowy slushy BS is out of control. Yes, I know many of you are probably rolling your eyes as you read this because you live in places that get feet and feet of snow constantly and you are

Winter Kit, Animated

Animations and art by Kona Ambassador Barry McWilliams. Barry McWilliams is an American graphic designer living in Berlin.

Earning Turns

Art and words by Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt. Photos by Paris Gore. Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of the word “tour” is : a journey for business, pleasure, or education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting point. I suppose this definition accurately breaks down the components of why I am addicted to