Private Winter

Words and photos by Kona Ambassador Tim Wiggins

For me, the winter is all about limits… finding and pushing the limits of what, when, and how far I can ride.

My winter bike of choice is the Kona Private Jake. The 2016 vintage frame has just ticked over an incredible 20,000 kilometres (12,500 miles) to date. There is barely an original component on it; they have all been worn into the ground through years of use in all manner of weather and trail conditions. It is still a joy to ride.

The KPJ keeps rolling, and it keeps me pushing the ride limits…

Heavy Snowfall = Private Trail Wilderness.

Foot Deep Mud = Natural Facepack.

Storm Force 10 Winds = Fight into them. Fly home.

Keep riding. Whatever the winter weather. #KonaAmbassadors