From MBR Magazine – XC race bikes: they’re nervous, twitchy thoroughbreds that just want to buck you into the weeds at the merest hint of a technical descent?

Well, yes, broadly speaking – with a few exceptions – they’re built to be light and quick, with stretched riding positions that hang your weight over the front wheel, and suspension that’s geared towards pedalling efficiency rather than bump absorbing ability.

Not, though, in the case of Kona’s redesigned XC race full-suspension bike; the Hei Hei. Read more