Tito Tomasi is a mountain biker and an artist. When we were discussing what makes riding a bike so special it became clear that the line is critical in both drawing and riding. Artistic athletes always look at the trail from a unique perspective. They see lines differently and riding them turns into its own artform. Tito shows us his interpretation of riding lines on his Hei Hei CR while riding from summit to sea in Vence, France.

The Hei Hei CR marries practical and sleek together to produce a workhorse of a bike. We put the focus on making this bike fast and functional while maintaining a price point that allows for more people to enter the realm of a higher-end XC bike without the highest-end price tag. The Hei Hei CR features Kona Race Light Carbon frame with geometry designed to make longer rides more achievable for every rider. This is the perfect bike for riders looking to smash lines between the tape or take on the local epic loops.

“Vence is where I grew up and learned mountain biking, so for me, it was very special to take the film crew on my childhood trails. Vence is a beautiful spot, rocky and technical the trails are awesome and the possibilities are endless. The Hei Hei was really good in this environment, agile and dynamic. The bike was awesome on the climbs and the sketchy switchbacks, making it a great companion for adventures and long rides!

From alpine to the coast the bike was sick, we rode a bunch of different terrain and I had a lot of fun putting the bike into speed, railing the loam or grey dirt! In this terrain, where all the trails are hiking trails you have to pick the best line to make the turns and keep momentum, I love to adapt my lines with the bike type and find the best vibe on the trail.” -Tito Tomasi