Storytelling

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

Bikes + Coffee + Winter = Magic

Words and imagery by Kona Ambassador, Trevor Browne. Time is slipping away at too fast a rate these

Crosstraining in Telluride

Words by Kona Ambassador, Becky Gardner. Telluride, Colorado is an old mining town tucked away in a box canyon within the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Hidden away from mainstream Colorado, it is the winter gem of the western slope. Telluride is a dream for any

Wild and Free

Brooklyn Bell is a Kona Ambassador that is pushing the boundaries of comfort and expectations on a daily basis. Aside from cutting her teeth on a mountain bike as a Kona Supreme, Bell is also a widely-recognized artist, public speaker, and stellar athlete. In fact,

From Zero to Faceplant

I’m in week 11 of my training program. That’s pretty far into it! I’m going to be very

Frozen Lake Ride

Words and graphics by Kona Ambassador Sebastian de Meris Here in Switzerland if you’re a bit lucky you can ski a lot during the winter. For a few years now, I’ve been commuting by bike and doing a few downhill races on snow, which can

From Zero to PANIC!

This is the third installment in From Zero to…? A firsthand account of taking a normal sucker (me) and putting me through a tough training regemen to try to get stronger on the bike. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. It’s hard to believe I’ve rounded the bend