Spencer Paxson

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 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

Say Hello to the 2019 Endurance and Adventure Team!

Guess who’s back? The Kona Endurance and Adventure Team! This four pack of distance/type-two/pain-loving cyclists plan to travel across every kind of terrain on multiple continents throughout 2019. In its third year, the Kona Endurance and Adventure team returns ready for some big days in the

From Zero to….?

Hi! My name is Lacy Kemp. I work in the marketing department at Kona and have the keys

Kona Dream Builds: Spencer Paxson’s Single Speed CX World Champs Private Jake Gets a New Life

I think it’s fair to say that we mountain bikers here in Bellingham are spoiled. By the time August rolls around our trails are, by our standards, dried out, skitter, blown up and a chundered mess. Add to that the seasonal forest fire smoke plume

Spencer Paxson Gets Hounded

Freehub Magazine‘s hound dog Lucy takes no prisoners when she hangs on the couch with athletes during their “Hounded” series. The latest episode features Kona Adventure Team Rider, Spencer Paxson. Spencer is known for his mega rides (remember that 32,000-foot day on Solstice 2017?) his

Kona Dream Builds: Spencer’s “In With The New” Carbon SSWC Honzo CR DL

Why ditch all but one gear on your sweet modern carbon hardtail? So that you can go play bikes at Singlespeed Worlds is why! This year #sswc is one state south from me, and whereas I had originally thought I would have to miss it

Local Pride and a Star-Studded Soirée, Spencer Reports from a Top-10 at Trans Cascadia

Trans-Cascadia is a blind-format, backcountry enduro race held in the wilder corners of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade Mountain Range. Previously held in Oregon, the fourth-edition of the event made its way north to the deep corners of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in south-central Washington

Solstice Madness

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, we’re celebrating the summer solstice today. It’s annually a day where we pack as much into a single day as possible, taking advantage of the gratuitous daylight that mother nature has granted us. We thought it fitting

Whiskey Dessert: A Kona Adventure Team Project

Do this after you’ve left home a few hundred times, kids: do something you’ve done many times before, and do it with a big twist. Such was our experience at the 15th Annual Whiskey Off Road. We’d done it collectively around thirty times. We’d been

Spencer Paxson Wins Inaugural XC-Enduro Combined at the Vedder MTB Festival

  ‘Enduro! It has what XC racers crave!’ my buddies and I joked as we rolled in to Day 2 of our “Vedder Doubleheader” weekend up in the Fraser Valley. The Idiocracy reference was a double entendre of sorts; the easy, no-pressure climbing and ripping

Kona Endurance Team at the Whiskey Off Road

  The Kona Adventure and Endurance team recently undertook a trip to Prescott Arizona to compete in the