For the last five years, I have toured across the European continent on a Kona Rove Titanium or a Kona Private Jake. The trans-continental rides—including 3000+ kilometre epics, have mostly been on asphalt or light gravel trails. This year, a new machine came to be—one intended to ‘Go the Distance’ on real off-road bikepacking adventures… meet ‘The Sergeant’.

With army green paintwork and Reynolds steel tubing, the Sutra LTD is a bombproof adventurer. It will take 2.15 29er tyres for comfort and grip, and the 36x42T gearing is enough for even the steepest dirt road passes. With mounting bosses across the frame and fork, there should be more than enough scope for luggage carrying too.

‘The Sergeant’ is already sporting a few customizations—like a Ritchey Logic finishing kit (VentureMax handlebars and Trail pedals), and Token carbon wheels shod in even more knobbly Vittoria 29er tires that are needed for the UK winter trails.

 This bike is set to go places…

 Follow the adventure on Instagram – @tim_wiggins1, as well through blog updates on and right here on the Kona Cog.