Hei Hei Trail

Introducing the the Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL

We’ve been working around the clock to bring you the latest in awesome Kona bikes, so we’re thrilled to announce that the all-new Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL are here! Check out Charlotte Frost taking the Hei Hei Trail DL out for a little rip in Queenstown, NZ.

The new Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL are the next iterations of our Hei Hei Trail lineup. Our carbon Hei Hei Trails are so much fun to ride that we figured a more wallet-friendly version would be a nice addition. These bikes are the ultimate do-all machines, whether exploring your local backyard trails or for taking on that epic summer biking vacation. They are so much fun to ride!

With two aluminum 140mm 27.5” versions to complement our carbon lineup, there’s sure to be a build for most budgets. We’re sticking with our Fuse suspension platform to ensure just the right amount of support is provided on both the climb and descent. The Hei Hei Trail DL features a RockShox Revelation fork and Deluxe RL shock. Hills are made easy with a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain and a Reverb dropper post. The Hei Hei Trail comes ready to shred with A RockShox Sektor RL fork and Deluxe RL shock, a Shimano Deore drivetrain, TransX dropper, and Maxxis tires.

 

Find your local dealer on Konaworld, or check out the bike on the Kona Ride Online and have it delivered to your local Kona dealer!

Kona Demo Tour in Anthem, AZ and at the Sedona MTB Fest!

The 2018 Kona Demo Tour is coming to Anthem, AZ TOMORROW, February 27th, at Freedom Cycles from 12-4pm. We’ll also be at the Sedona MTB Festival this weekend. Check out details below and come test ride a new Process 153 CR 27.5Process 153 AL/DL 29, Hei Hei Trail CRHonzo AL/DL or the brand new Satori DL!

 

For the full schedule be sure to check out the Demo Tour page!

Bike Packing Tip: Making Your Own Handlebar Harness

Bikepacking isn’t new, but it’s certainly growing in popularity. We’ve shared our love of bikepacking with our Not Too Far From Home Videos and the with the launch of our Remote eBike.  If you’ve been considering dabbling in bikepacking, one of the more creative aspects to consider is how you’re going to carry all of your gear. A while back Bicycle Times Magazine posted a really clever DIY handlebar harness for your gear. They used a Hei Hei Trail DL in their write-up, but we offer a ton of bikes that are awesome for bikepacking. Check out the link to learn howto make your very own handlebar harness with only a couple dollars and a few supplies.

 

Considering venturing out on a bikepacking adventure? Be sure to check out the Unit, Unit X, Rove LTD, Big Honzo, Remote, or a Sutra LTD.

Pedaliero Magazine Reviews the Hei Hei Trail DL (German)

“The Kona Hei Hei Trail DL is one great combination of trail performance and a downhill rocket.”

The crew at Pedaliero Magazine in Germany have finished spending time on board our Hei Hei Trail DL and by the grace of google translate it looks like they loved it.

“Are you looking for the one bike for all? Then the Hei Hei Trail is just right, the platform of Kona’s cross-country bikes with the downhill potential of a trail bike.”

You can check out a PDF of the full review here, or click on the image below.

The Kona Demo Tour is Back on the Road with New 2018 Bikes!

The fall swing of the Kona Demo Tour gets started next week! Want to swing a leg over a new 2018 Kona, including the all-new Process G2, Remote, and Rove NRB?

Your first chance is this upcoming Wednesday, September 13th at Sun Mountain in Winthrop, Washington! Meet up with us at the Chickadee parking lot to swing your leg over a great selection of our 2018 models. For more info see the flyer below or hit up Methow Cycle Sport.

For further demo dates, check out our Demo Tour page as well as the Kona Facebook Events page.

Dirt Rag Reviews the Kona Hei Hei Trail DL: “This bike has all day epic adventure written all over it.”

Karl Rosengarth from Dirt Rag is normally in charge of Dirt Rag’s beer reviews, but for this special occasion was granted the task of reviewing a Hei Hei Trail for his friends at Kona. Here’s a taste of Karl’s experience with the bike:

“The Hei Hei Trail DL is a great all-arounder that pedals like a rockstar and has enough swag to bail you out when the going gets rough.”

“The Hei Hei Trail leaped over logs with the greatest of ease and snapped through tight singletrack with a dexterity that was totally instinctive.”

Head over to Dirt Rag to read the full review.

Dirt Rag Magazine on the Hei Hei Trail “The Hei Hei Trail Proved Me Wrong”

“Bucking the slacker-lower-plusher trend, Kona produced a nimble, efficient and pedaly trail bike that’s versatile enough to handle the full spectrum of conditions”

Karl Rosengarth of Dirt Rag has just published his review of our Hei Hei Trail DL in their 199th issue. Karl’s review seems to echo what other press have said about this bike and that it is just one super fun, sprightly all round mountain bike that can handle the climbs with aplomb as well as the descents “This could be one of the best plain-old mountain bikes going.”

Spoiler Alert: Karl LOVED the Hei Hei Trail DL.

“From my very first ride, I felt in sync with the nimble handling that the short chainstays and not-too-slack head angle combined to produce.

“The geometry and cockpit felt totally dialed in, and I wouldn’t (and didn’t) change a thing.”

“The Hei Hei Trail DL is a great all-arounder that pedals like a rockstar and has enough swag to bail you out when the going gets rough.”

We’ve just posted a PDF of the full review as a PDF here (or you can click the below image)

Mountain Bike Action Hei Hei Trail “The Hei Hei Trail is one Seriously Fun Bike to Rip.”

Mountain Bike Action has recently reviewed the Hei Hei Trail in their May issue and we have the full review right here on the Cog.

“If there is any bike that will put a smile on your face when ripping down the mountain, the Hei Hei Trail is it. Almost every bit of singletrack had our test riders searching for bonus lines or hips to push the Hei Hei off.”

Click here or on the image below to read the full review in high res PDF.

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Connor Fearon Gets in One Last Trail Shred Before the World Cup Kicks Off

With the 2017 DH World Cup kicking off this weekend, Kona’s in-house cinematographer, Joonas Vinnari, though it timely to re-work our recent footage of Connor Fearon rallying the Hei Hei Trail at Retallack Lodge. With the season packed over the next few months there wont be a whole lot of small bike action for Connor and the DH team. Enjoy!

You can check out the original version of the video with a whole pile of photos HERE.

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Hei Hei Trail Included in The Best of the 2017 Bike Magazine Bible List

Bike Magazine has just posted up their editors picks that form The Best of the 2017 Bike Magazine Bible story and our newest full carbon 140mm trail bike, the Hei Hei Trail made the cut. Picked by legendary MTB journalist and longtime Bike magazine contributor Mike Ferrentino, the Hei Hei Trail surprised Mike in a very good way. In fact he loved it so much he absconded from the Bike Magazine Bible Test Sessions with the bike, we haven’t heard from him since and he’s not answering his emails!

Every year at this shindig, I end up having to re-evaluate my biases. This year, as with the previous two, I ended up liking something that was totally not what I expected to like. The crow-pie this year came in the form of the Kona Hei Hei Trail DL. It’s a light, snappy, very sweet-handling bike that scoots uphill with more alacrity than the stated travel would lead one to expect. Normally, I look at rear suspension that utilizes a flexstay to simplify the rear triangle and allow the linkage to still do its stuff as something best avoided. They usually tend to be less comfortable across a broad range of impacts than more sophisticated suspension. In this case, that may be true to an extent, but I didn’t care. Muttering something about short femurs, steep seat angles and Strava times, I loaded the bike into the back of my van at the end of Bible camp and headed west. – Mike Ferrentino

You can check out the full story here  and Mike’s original review from the Bible here. Below you’ll find a few photos of Mike at our launch last year on his very first ride on the Hei Hei Trail in Squamish, BC.

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Out of the Box with Connor Fearon and the Kona Hei Hei Trail

Out of the Box

All too often we can get sucked into the same old habits. Same trails, same bike, same everything. Sometimes you’ve got to get out of the box. Live a little. Breathe. And then shred.

The Hei Hei Trail is an out of the box thinker, like many of Kona’s bikes. Everyone who swings a leg over one notes that it outrides its numbers, surpassing their expectations of a trail bike’s capabilities. Light and efficient with its full carbon frame and Fuse suspension design, snappy and playful on the way back down.

While the Fuse suspension design is shared with our race-ready Hei Hei cross-country bike, the Hei Hei Trail, with 140mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels, is a completely different beast. It’s the kind of bike that challenges preconceptions, and redefines what a bike in this class can do.

Right out of the box and under our World Cup racer

With the Hei Hei Trail’s lineage, it may have been expected of us to produce a video featuring one of our Endurance Team racers. But the reality is, this bike may just get you out of your box, thinking differently about the Hei Hei name from which this bike found its lineage, and pedaling to places you previously considered outside that box.

So, we sent World Cup downhiller Connor Fearon into British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains with the Hei Hei Trail. And what we came out with was exactly the proof we needed that this bike doesn’t belong in the box, but up in the hills, getting loose. We tend to think you’ll agree.

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Hei Hei Trail Details

All three Hei Hei Trail models feature the same Kona Race Light full carbon frame. From the top-spec Hei Hei Trail Supreme through the Hei Hei Trail DL and the Hei Hei Trail, you can expect to find wide rims, great tires, and high quality suspension components. No matter which model you choose, you can be assured it’ll be ready to shred right out of the box.

HEI HEI TRAIL SUPREME

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Frame Material: Kona Race Light Carbon
Wheel Size: 27.5
Wheels: WTB Ci31 TCS
Suspension Platform: Fuse
Front/Rear Suspension: 140mm/140mm
Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT3
Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3
Crankset: SRAM XX1 Eagle
Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle 1x 12spd
Cockpit: RaceFace Next 35 bar and Turbine stem, ODI Ruffian MX Grips
Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate
Front Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5×2.3″
Rear Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5×2.3″
Saddle: WTB SL8 Pro

HEI HEI TRAIL DL

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Frame Material: Kona Race Light Carbon
Wheel Size: 27.5
Wheels: WTB Ci31 TCS
Suspension Platform: Fuse
Front/Rear Suspension: 140mm/140mm
Shock: Fox Factory Float DPS
Fork: Fox Factory 34 Float
Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect
Drivetrain: Shimano XTR 1x 11spd
Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 Riser bar and stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
Brakes: Shimano XT
Front Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5×2.3″
Rear Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5×2.3″
Saddle: WTB Volt Comp

HEI HEI TRAIL

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Frame Material: Kona Race Light Carbon
Wheel Size: 27.5
Wheels: WTB STP i29 TCS
Suspension Platform: Fuse
Front/Rear Suspension: 140mm/140mm
Shock: Fox Factory Float DPS
Fork: Fox Factory 34 Float
Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect
Drivetrain: Shimano XT 1x 11spd
Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 Riser bar and stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
Brakes: Shimano SLX
Front Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5×2.3″
Rear Tire: Maxxis Tomahawk EXO TR 27.5×2.3″
Saddle: WTB Volt Comp