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KENT OUTDOORS BUYS KONA BICYCLES

(Press Release) At Kona Bicycles, we live for the long, sweet ride, and believe the journey is the best part of any adventure. Since our humble beginnings in Vancouver, we’ve spent the last 34 years building innovative, durable, fun, and eye-catching bikes for all kinds of cyclists. We’ve grown from a small Pacific Northwest company […]

LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

Photos by Traece Craig We have been longtime fans of the incredibly capable and versatile Kona Honzo line, so when the slacker and more aggressive Honzo ESD was released, we just had to test it. ESD stands for “Extra Slack, Dude,” and it is very slack indeed, especially for a hardtail. There are plenty of […]

VIDEO: KONA BIKES – THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR

THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR (Press Release) After more than a decade of watching Connor Fearon tear it up on the World stage for Kona, the time has come to say goodbye to the Aussie ripper. We set out to make Connor a short farewell video, but trying to cram ten years of flat […]

VIDEO: KONA AND MONTANUS PRESENT VIVID

Vivid Vivid, a short film by Montanus, explores the memories created by the most meaningful experiences found on two wheels. For Montanus the most vivid memory was their first bikepacking trip together back in 2013. Riding bikes with 26” wheels and carrying big, heavy backpacks, Francesco D’Alessio and Giorgio Frattale set out to bikepack before […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA REMOTE 160 DL

Already well known for its line of big-hit-loving Process pedal bikes, legacy Canadian brand Kona continues to bring its off-road R&D smarts to its e-bike line. For 2021 Kona has produced two versions of its Remote 160, with the major update being the move from 27.5-inch wheels to a pair of 29-inch hoops. With 160mm […]

VIDEO: KONA’S 2022 UNIT X IN “MOVING MOUNTAINS”

No spoken words, just the awesome sights and sounds of bikepacking in New Zealand. (Press Release) The 56.2km (32.5 mile) Paparoa Track is New Zealand’s latest mixed-use backcountry ride. It joins the already extremely popular Heaphy Track and Old Ghost Road as prime bikepacking trip destinations. Its point-to-point route is what bikepacking dreams are made […]

Should Your Next Mountain Bike Be a Gravel Bike?

There is no doubt that for a certain subset of MBA readers, this sentiment might be as unsettling as the idea of e-bikes. But, with off-road technology continuing to expand to all the different segments (i.e., cross-country, enduro, free-ride, down mountain and downhill), gravel bikes might be a justifiable addition. Trust me, as the editor […]

VIDEO: WHILE THE SUN IS STILL HERE – CALEB HOLONKO RIDES THE SHONKY

Kona Gravity Rider Caleb Holonko shows what the Shonky dirt jumper is all about (Press Release) Kona Gravity Rider Caleb Holonko has spent his entire life growing up shredding on Vancouver’s North Shore. While the mountain bike mecca is known for its ladder bridges, roots, massive drops, and steep granite rock faces, it’s also home […]

MBA HARDTAIL ROUNDUP

This past year a plethora of new riders have developed a desire to escape and experience riding a mountain bike. Due to this high demand, bikes have been disappearing off showroom floors in record numbers, creating a shortage of new bikes. Fortunately, technology has reached a point where even the most affordable mountain bikes can […]

ENDURO BIKE ROUNDUP

While trail bikes reign supreme on many types of terrain, enduro bikes hold their own by offering similar versatility in a heavy-hitting package. With major improvements to enduro bikes being made every day, these downhill shredders retain a strong ability to climb back up the trails for round two. The ideal enduro bike is one […]

Kona’s House Of The Big Wheel (Video)

House of the Big Wheel Part 2: Hei Hei and King Kahuna from Kona Bikes on Vimeo. Kona’s House of the Big Wheel is built around the four big bike stories of our 2012 29-inch wheel mountain bike program.This video, filmed on the IMBA epic Seven Summits trail near Rossland, BC, features two of Team […]

Bike Test: The Kona Unit Singlespeed

In this day of dual-suspension mountain bikes, with their heavily defended patents, licensing agreements, rising rates, falling rates, single pivots, multiple pivots, pedaling platforms and special tools just to set them up properly, there are riders who long for a simpler time when you could just hop on a bike and go riding. Kona senses […]