For the last six years Kona has been the title sponsor for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, what has become one of the most sought-after 24-hour events in North America. For this year’s event, we’ve invited 15 of the world’s top mountain bike journalists to join us for four days of riding, racing and reviewing Kona’s high grade offering of 29-inch wheel cross-country and all-mountain bikes: the King Kahuna, Hei Hei 29 Supreme, Honzo, Raijin and Satori.

The Kona Team’s XC riders will be in attendance, gunning for top spots in both the pro men’s team category and the solo category. Wicks, Sneddon, Babcock, Paxson and Wallace are all pumped to lay down some desert law. Racing alongside of them will be a host of Kona USA sales staff (who also double as our product testers), product managers and marketing dudes-along with our good journo friends-racing, riding and having a grand old time under the sun in the middle of winter. That’s just how we role.