Swedish-based Alexander Kangas has been riding for Kona since 2015 and for the last couple of years, he’s been attacking the EWS full time as a privateer with little to no mechanical support. He’s racked up some solid results over this time, most notably in Millau, France last year where he finished stage five in third and ended the weekend in 31st overall.

So we thought we’d take a quick look at the bike that Alexander is riding this weekend in Montagnes du Caroux, France for round three of the 2018 EWS. 

You probably noticed from the header photo that Alexander is running one of the first Trunion mounted Öhlins TTX trunion rear shock. The Swedish company keeps his bike looking pretty damn bling. He says it’s hands down the best bike he’s ever ridden.

Another look at that sexy Swedish trunion mount.

Alexander has left the drivetrain pretty stock, only adding a chain guide to the SRAM Descendant/XO Eagle/Guide drivetrain.  Crank Brothers Mallets keep Alexander clipped in.

Öhlins RXF 36 Coil fork looks after the front end while the bike rolls on Hope Pro 4’s laced to a Stans Flow up front and a Hope hoop out the back. currently using a Maxxis Minion DHF in the front and a Schwalbe Magic Mary in the rear. He runs around 30 psi’s in the rear and 25 up the front.


“Its the most stable and fun bike I’ve ever had, it feels like I am able to take my riding millions of steps ahead.” -Alexander Kangas.

Be sure to follow the @Konabikes Instagram account, taken over by Kangas for the weekend during the EWS.