“It’s easy to see how the Hei Hei would suit those all-day monster rides that test not just your fitness, but also your taint and mental strength. Like some of you sickos out there, I love nothing more than a soul-draining, life-reaffirming, eight-hour, 10,000-foot day, and the Kona is well-suited to that type of misadventure. Long live the death march.
I’ve ridden more bikes in this travel bracket than I can count, but I don’t think any of them offered the smoothness that comes from the Hei Hei’s rear suspension and that RockShox Deluxe Ultimate shock. For having just 120mm, and running 25-percent sag rather than more, the Hei Hei is remarkably forgiving over rough ground. The middle portion of the travel, which is where you spend most of your time, smooths out roots and high-frequency feedback in a way that a bike like this shouldn’t be able to – the bike just takes less out of you, especially if your trails are long and rough.”
Mike goes into all of the features in his in-depth review, so be sure to head over to Pinkbike for the all of the details.