Riding with the Kona gang near Tucson, Arizona, today, I got my first look at the Kona Raijin, the American-made titanium 29er we first heard about back in January.

Built in Tennessee by Lynskey Performance, the Raijin—pronounced “ray-gin”—is named for the Shinto god of lightning, thunder, and storms. Sweet. We got some misty rain on our ride today, but luckily none of that.

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