Kona Satori

Mountain Bike Action reviews Satori DL “Rips around the trails like a Porsche on an open highway.”

“Kona built the Satori with a sporty feel that rips around the trails like a Porsche on an open highway.” – Mountain Bike Action 

Mountain Bike Action have been riding the all-new Satori DL for a few months now and they have just posted their review live online at MBAction.com. MBA gave the Satori DL props for its climbing, descending as well as its build.

“We don’t want to call this an entry-level bike, as that wouldn’t do justice to its overall performance. Plus, its cost is slightly above the beginner level. That said, intermediate to advanced riders will find the Satori DL is an excellent mid-travel 29er that won’t require refinancing your mortgage. We give Kona’s all-new Satori DL a big thumb up.”

You can check out the full review on MBAction.com here and you can check out the new Satori bikes here.

Kona Dream Builds: Garry’s Satori DL

Garry has a history with Kona and a history with the Satori, when he heard that we were planning on bringing back the model he knew he had to get his hands on one.


Seven years ago he bought the first edition of the Satori, it was on this bike that he completed the 2012 BC Bike Race, a proper bucket list event and a week that Garry will never forget. The bike had a good race career back in Ireland afterwards in local enduro events before being placed aside.

“I remember the bike as a great all-rounder with a suspension set-up that was ideal for Irish riding conditions. I have lots of memories wrapped up in the Satori and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new one.”

Garry has customized his Satori DL with the same component mix as on many of his previous Kona builds.

The cockpit consists of Kona bars clamped by a Hope Stem paired with the trusty Hope headset to keep out the Irish weather. Ergon grips and saddle complete the contact points along with CrankBrothers Mallet E pedals. The drivetrain is SRAM Eagle 1 x 12 turned by Hope Cranks on a Hope BB.

There’s a CrankBrothers Highline dropper post held in place by a Hope seatclamp.

An RRP front mudguard keeps the worst of the dirt off and he’s tweaked the fork performance with an MRP Ramp Control cartridge.

Braking is done via by Hope tech 3 levers biting on Hope floating rotors. Wheels are Reynolds Black Label rims on i9 Hubs. Maxxis Minion Semi Slick rear tyre and DHF 2.3 front filled with Orange Seal sealant.