Bicycling Magazine has just posted up an editorial post looking at the Best Affordable Mountain Bikes available right now. Our classic Blast took the title of Best Hardtail Trail Bike, check out what they had to say below.

“The aluminum Kona Blast is aptly named. With a 100mm RockShox Solo Air fork, 27.5×2.25-inch WTB Trail Boss tires, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and a Shimano Deore 1×10-speed drivetrain, this bike is ready to blast trails. The wider tires are ideal for navigating tricky terrain, and the air-sprung fork is a nice upgrade from the coil-sprung options often found on bikes at this price. A decent gear range, stock flat pedals, and mostly Shimano and Kona-branded parts round out the package.”

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