With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current models. Today we bring you the a second wave of the freshly updated MTB Hardtail collection.

The Legendary Kona Ride

Kona’s heritage is in simple and capable mountain bikes. Names like Explosif, Cinder Cone, and Fire Mountain are instantly recognizable. Classic in name but modern everywhere else, Kona’s MTB Hardtails incorporate three decades’ experience honing the legendary “Kona Ride”.

With a sleek Honzo-esque aesthetic, improved standover clearance, and streamlined cable routing, the 2018 collection of Kona hardtails is our best yet. All the way from Lana’i to Lava Dome, Cinder Cone to Kahuna, these capable hardtails are the gateway to the Kona Ride.


The Mohala is designed around our progressive geometry that is stable and confidence inspiring for those looking to push their riding skill further. Based around a 27.5-inch wheel known for its quick handling traits, the Mohala retains a good footprint that makes solid contact with the trail and boosts confidence. Spec’d with a RockShox fork, Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes, and a SRAM 11-speed drivetrain, the Mohala is built like a Kona and is ready take leaps and bounds on the trail with you.

Lava Dome

Making bikes that are dependable, capable and built for everyday riding is what we are known for. Based on a renowned XC frame that is light, durable and fun, the Lava Dome, with its big 29-inch wheels, is just as capable on trails as it is bombing around banged-up streets. Consider this your SUV of the bicycle world.


The advantages of 29-inch wheels has been touted for years. They roll faster and have a larger contact patch with the trail, creating more traction and a more confident and fun ride. Add these traits to a dependable Kona hardtail, and you have a bike that will provide you with a lifetime of gritty grins: the Mahuna.

Keep an eye here on the Cog throughout this week for more new Kona models!