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Toni Lund’s Custom 2011 Kona Dew FS Allroad Bike

Bikes have always been my passion. I pretty much live the ‘n+1’ concept. The bike industry brings something new every year and lately a more capable gravel/all-road bike has certainly been something I have wanted. I like to explore small, rugged gravel forest roads and for my liking 700X40C tires are just not enough sometimes. Sure, I could pick up a 29+ bike or even a fatbike, but sometimes there are longer paved transitional sections to those gravel and forest roads so a well-rolling and faster bike makes a lot of sense.
I have built several new roadplus bikes at work like Kona NRB bikes. 650BX47 roadplus tires or even slightly wider tires look like the right size for my needs. However I can’t afford a complete new bike at the moment. But living with the ‘n+1’ syndrome often means that there are some old parts in the garage. So, I found a brand new 2011 Kona Dew FS frame from Kona’s warehouse and the plan was ready: build a completely custom allroad bike. A bit of inspiration came from my coworker who had built a Dew Drop as a roadplus bike.
There were several things I wanted to achieve with this bike project:
– Build a very unique bike
– Reuse the old parts and save money
– Build the wheelset myself
– Run largest possible tires that the frame accepts
– Front dynamo hub for USB charging
– White/blue Suomi-Finland color theme
After several late evenings building the bike after work and building the wheels during the midsummer the mission was accomplished. Here are some shots of the bike. All the photos where shot on the Hanko coast, the southernmost point of Finland.
Something new and something old. New: Ritchey Comp VentureMax 42cm handlebar, very comfortable and spot-on tuck and top positions. Old: Shimano 105 STI 8-speed gear/brake levers. The front fork is one of the many Kona P2 forks. I painted it myself. The complete build looks very good indeed.
Handlebar tape is Lizard Skins DSP 3.2mm, definitely best looking and most comfortable tape out there.
Thomson Elite Setback seatpost has been my favorite on my fatbikes over the years so it was a natural choice. Kona saddle from the original Wo build.
Kona clamp came with the frame.
Stem is a Thomson Elite X4, 90mm +/-10°, slammed as -10° as as low as possible to get better top position.
The headtube is pretty massive at 18cm. Kona’s metallic head badge is very nice.
Shimano Deore 175mm triple crankset (smallest chainring removed) with Hollowtech bottom bracket, Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur from the old parts, Shimano HG-93 XT 9-speed chain (8-speed in the picture, 9-speed is MUCH smoother!), Shimano Ultegra 6703 triple front derailleur with Problem Solvers adapter.
Then to the wheels, starting with the hubs. I’m using a dynamo hub for the first time .It’s a Shimano DH-3D32-QR.
The rear hub is the reliable Shimano XT 756A.
The front dynamo hub required a 36-hole rim. Not many rim choices for 27.5 so I ended up with the NoTubes Arch MK3. 36 spokes front, 32 spokes rear. Spokes are DT Champion and DT brass nipples.
Tires are Schwalbe Thunder Burt Evolution SnakeSkin TL-Easy 2017 27.5 x 2.10 / 584-54, set up as tubeless with Muc-Off NoPuncture sealant. These tires are fast! I have averaged 30-31 km/h on my 40 km commuting route!
WTB TCS tubeless valves in blue of course.
Brakes are Hayes CX Expert (originally on my Kona Rove ST 2015) with Hayes rotors.
Top tube is frame taped to protect from frame bags.
The bottom bracket sits pretty low at 26cm. It’s too low for trail riding but this bike is surprisingly fast on all roads, and that is really the main purpose. This bike will see different setups with bikepacking bags and other adventure equipment. I’m pretty excited for future allroad adventures with this bike!

New Year New Bike?

Happy New Year, Kona friends! We hope you had a wonderful holiday with your friends and family and that time moved slowly for you. With a new year, we often see changeover or a refreshing of all kinds of things. We have resolutions, goals, and expunging the old and bringing in the new. With that thought in mind, we are offering you a great deal on 2017 Konas. Vist Kona Ride Online and find a huge selection of 2017 bikes are 20% off. If you’ve been wavering on getting a new bike, now is the perfect time to update your ride!

This is just a small sampling of some of the great deals you’ll find:

Process 153: Regularly $3299, on sale for $2799

Dew: Regularly $499, on sale for $399

Dew Deluxe: Regularly $849, on sale for $699

 

Hei Hei Deluxe: Regularly $4699, on sale for $3899

 

Be sure to check out Kona Ride Online for a complete view of everything on sale now.

The New Kona Dr Dew: the Raddest Dew Yet?

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current models. Next up: the super stylish Dr Dew.

The Raddest Dew Yet

This could be the raddest Dr Dew yet, and that’s saying a lot considering the popularity of our flagship Dew model. The SRAM NX 11-speed single ring drivetrain keeps things simple and smooth, while hydraulic brakes and full fenders ensure all-year confidence. This year the Dr Dew gets sweet tanwall WTB Horizon 650x47c tires and a color-matched parts kit that looks oh-so-sweet.

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Designed to turn heads, the Dr Dew is built to last like only a Kona can. Our flagship urban bike features an 11-speed SRAM drivetrain, fast and cushy 650b wheels and tires, sensible fenders, and a bell right out of the box. It’s ready to take on whatever you can throw at it.











Keep an eye here on the Cog and on Konaworld.com for new models arriving at Kona dealers every day!

La nuova Kona Dr Dew: la più fica di tutte le Dew?

La più fica di tutte le Dew

Questa potrebbe davvero essere la più fica di tutte le Dr Dew, e non è poco considerando la popolarità della portabandiera della serie Dew. Il gruppo cambio SRAM NX 11 monocorona la rende semplice e raffinata, mentre i freni a disco idraulici ed i parafanghi in dotazione ne fanno una bici perfetta per tutte le stagioni. Quest’anno la Dr Dew monta dei bellissimi copertoni WTB Horizon 650x47c bicolore che si abbinano elegantemente alle rifiniture del telaio.

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Disegnata per far voltare le persone, la Dr Dew è costruita per durare nel tempo come solo Kona sa fare. La nostra ammiraglia tra le urban bike è equipaggiata con un cambio ad 11 velocità SRAM, comodissimi ruote e pneumatici 650b, parafanghi su misura, ed un campanello. E’ pronta ad accettare qualsiasi fardello vorrai caricarci.











Das neue Kona Dr Dew: Das bisher beste Dew?

Das bisher beste Dew

Dies könnte das bisher großartigste Dr Dew sein, und das will was heißen, angesichts der Beliebtheit des DewSpitzenmodells. Die SRAM NX 1×11 Schaltung ist unkompliziert und präzise, und die hydraulischen Bremsen und Schutzbleche sorgen für ganzjährige Fahrsicherheit. In diesem Jahr erhält das Dr Dew sympathische Tanwall WTB Horizon 650x47c Reifen und ein farblich abgestimmtes, cool aussehendes Teile-Kit.

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Das Dr Dew ist zwar ein echter Hingucker, doch zugleich so langlebig, wie es nur ein Kona sein kann. Unser Urbanbike-Flaggschiff bietet standardmäßig eine SRAM 11-fach Schaltung, schnelle und komfortable 650B-Laufräder und -Reifen, praktische Schutzbleche und eine Klingel. Bereit, um es mit allem aufzunehmen, was ihm in den Weg kommt.











 

La nueva Kona Dr. Dew: La Dew mas Radical de todas?

La Dew mas Radical de todas

Bien puede que esta Dr. Dew sea la Dew mas radical que hayamos hecho, eso es bastante decir si consideramos lo popular de nuestro modelo Dew tope de gama. Su transmisión de un plato SRAM NX de 11 velocidades hace que de las marchas una cosa sencilla y sueva, mientras que los frenos hidráulicos y los guardafangos completos dan seguridad todo el año. Este año la Dr. Dew llega con ese toque especial que dan sus neumáticos de flanco café WTB Horizon 650x47c y la maravilla de componentes con que viene vestida.

 

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Diseñada para acaparar miradas, la Dr. Dew está hecha para durar como solo lo puede una Kona. Nuestra principal bici urbana viene con una transmisión SRAM de 11 velocidades, veloces y tragonas ruedas 650b, guardafangos sensatos, y cuando la saques de su caja verás que incluso trae una campana. Está lista para enfrentarse a lo que sea que le arrojes.










Dew Files London: How Bikes Make Cities Cool #2

His name is Dew. Dr. Dew. In this episode our vagabond traveler has made his way to London with a few friends and a handful of Kona’s Steel Road bikes to further investigate how bikes make cities cool. From the coffee shop to the bike superhighway, Dew explores the British capital with hopes that he might catch sight of agent 007.

Dew and his crew of urban adventurers chose bikes from our Steel Road lineup for their time in London: the Roadhouse, Penthouse, and Paddy Wagon. Lively and durable, Kona started with steel bikes back in 1988 and this heritage is engrained in the Steel Road line. Take one for a spin, and you’ll quickly realize that all the talk about how “steel is real” is more than just talk.

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My Kona – Dew

At Kona, we’re all passionate about the bike. Whether it’s bombing around the trails of Bellingham, lighting up the CX scene in Seattle, or spinning out a commute in Europe. We’re fortunate to have a gold mine of a rad people within the company that are as diverse as our family of bikes. They’re fathers, mothers, advocates, promoters, band members, sportsmen, sports fans and metal heads. They’re all an integral part of Kona and the Kona experience.
We want to celebrate the individuals, and at the same time give a look behind the scenes at Kona. These are our employees, their bikes, and their lives.

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If the character of this episode already looks familiar to you, it’s probably because he has been a member of the Kona family since 1990 and is the star of our video series The Dew Files. For this chapter of the My Kona series we travel to the Southern Interior of British Columbia to the sleepy town of Penticton to learn more about one of the biggest personalities at Kona, Dew.

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