Today we’ve got a little bit of “you can also get it in Ti” Tuesday for you, featuring our steel Explosif.

Like many in the Northern Hemisphere, our Finland-based in-house filmmaker Joonas Vinnari is stuck under a ton of snow right now. Desperate to ride, he ordered up a pair of WTB’s 2.8″ Trailblazers and fattened up his classic root beer-flavored Explosif. It’s no Wozo, but the 2.8s have enabled Joonas to get the pedals turning this winter – and by the looks of it, he’s having a great time!


While Joonas was able to squeeze the 2.8″ tires into the Explosif frame on the narrower rims he’s running, it’s not something we can officially recommend. For warranty and safety purposes, the largest tire we can recommend in the Explosif frame is a 27.5×2.5″.

If you’re curious about 27.5+, we have four bikes designed with the larger tire clearances needed to get the most out of wide rims and high volume tires: the UnitBig Honzo DL, Big Honzo, and Big Kahuna.

We’re just getting rolling on some regular Kona Dream Builds features here on the Cog. Do you have a rad Kona you’d like to show off? Use the #KonaDreamBuilds tag on Instagram and hit us up to submit your bike to be featured here on the Cog.