Hawaii

Experiencing Haleakala

Dale Plant helped build the custom Kona Blasts for Maui Bike Tours

Recently one of our sales reps, Dale Plant, took the trek to his Hawaiian territory on Maui to pay a visit to some of his dealers including Maui Bike Tours, located in Hakiu. Just like the poem. Maui Bike Tours specialize in the famous Haleakala Volcano descent, featuring self-guided tours down Maui’s massive volcano. Constantly listed as a must-see attraction on Maui, the tour starts with a shuttle up to almost 9,000 feet where guests can experience incredible views. The actual self-guided portion of the tour starts lower, at around 6,000 feet. The idea is that instead of making people have to keep one certain pace while descending they can go as fast or slow as they’d like.

Kona’s association is massive as Maui Bike Tours recently outfitted their rental fleet with 300 custom Kona Blasts. Maui Bike Tours were looking for something reliable with good brakes, durable tires, comfortable to ride, and simple to operate. All bikes are outfitted with a 1x drivetrain to keep shifting simple and intuitive for their guests. A gorgeous Burnt Matt Orange paint job was applied to keep with the tropical theme. Dale and his wife Laura took the Blasts out of for a test run with the tour and raved about the scenery. “When it’s clear, you can see forever,” Plant said. “It’s like riding down from the top of the world. The bikes felt great, too. They’re the perfect tool for the job!”

For more information on Maui Bike Tours, be sure to check out their website.

Cruising the Road to Hana

There are fewer places on earth more beautiful than Maui. Expansive lush green jungles hug the most pristine, curvy roads the eyes have ever seen this side of Italy. While throngs of tourists are gawking at waterfalls and floundering about in the ocean on foam-surfboards boards, those in the know will dip out on two wheels to experience one of the island’s most coveted treasures: the road to Hana. The Radivist’s Morgan Taylor and his wife recently spent some time dodging cars and tourists to see what the hype was all about.

On a pair of borrowed Konas, (a 2013 Red Zone, and a 2015 Esatto Ti) their adventure came to life. Check out the full story over on the Radavist.