Caleb Holonko

Caleb Holonko is Back on Kona Super Grassroots for 2017

Here at Kona we’re pleased to announce that we’re continuing to work with Caleb Holonko as part of our Super Grassroots roster for 2017. The North Vancouver, BC-based freeride and dirt jump rider had a great year aboard our Process 167 and Shonky frames in 2016, and he’s looking to build upon that with the addition of a 27.5 Operator and a Process 153 DL this year.

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Photo: Kaz Yamamura

From the Whip-Off World Championships at Crankworx Whistler to photo and video projects shot at his hand-built freeride lines deep in the coastal forests, Holonko is looking strong going into 2017 and we’re stoked to have him on the Kona team.

Follow Caleb on Instagram and get to know him a little better in his feature on Pinkbike.

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Photo: Caleb Smith

Getting to Know Kona Super Grassroots Rider Caleb Holonko on Pinkbike

Kona Super Grassroots rider Caleb Holonko has been ripping it up on his Shonky AL and Process 167 this year. You may have seen some of his recent exploits at the Whip-Off World Championships on our Instagram, and he’s recently been featured on Pinkbike as part of their Getting to Know series. Scroll down for some photos and head over to Pinkbike to get to know Caleb.

Photos by Nick Tingren, Kaz Yamamura, Caleb Smith, and Adison MacDonald.

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Caleb SmithPhoto: Caleb Smith

 

Kaz YamamuraPhoto: Kaz Yamamura

 

Kaz YamamuraPhoto: Kaz Yamamura

 

Nick TingrenPhoto: Nick Tingren

 

Nick TingrenPhoto: Nick Tingren

Kona Super Grassroots Riders Whip Off at Crankworx

The “Official” Whip Off World Champs went down yesterday as part of Crankworx on the infamous Crabapple Hits jumps. It’s a four hit run that culminates with a 65ft long (20 meters) table top. The kickers had received a make over before Crankworx with larger lips providing more boost than ever before. On top of the invited list of pro riders, 90 other hopefuls had shown up earlier in the week to try and qualify, that 90 was whittled down to around 15 riders who then got to join the pros in an hour long open jam session. The fifteen included Caleb Holonko and Stephane Pelletier, both Kona Super Grassroots riders (and both riding Process 167’s) as well as Kiwi shredder Nick Dethridge on his Supreme Operator. The trio mixed it up with the seasoned Whip Off veterans and threw down some of the raddest’s whips of the day.

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There really only is a first place when it comes to Whip Offs but when pushed, event mastermind Sven Martin said that Caleb Holonko’s whips where top ten for sure, maybe even “top seven”.

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Calgary based rider Stephane Pelletier borrowed a bike from our Canadian demo fleet earlier in the week and then proceeded to stomp whip after whip after whip. Anyone in the market for a slightly used Process 167, “one careful owner, never been ridden hard”

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Kiwi Nick Dethridge just oozes style (just check his no footed can mid A-Line Train from a few days back) and he flew his Hawaiian party shirt past 90 degrees multiple times.

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Nick dips it in while trying to figure out just where that lady is going skating mid mountain?