Posted by Lucas Winzenburg
Kona recently sent a 2021 Honzo ESD down to ambassador Jake Hood on the South Island of New Zealand to find out if they’re compatible. He took on the rocky and rowdy tracks in Nelson’s Cable Bay Adventure Park aboard the ESD, and the team put together this stunning short video that showcases the area’s perfect trails and picturesque surroundings.
From Kona, “Swipe. Swipe. Swipe. You may be familiar with just how challenging it is to find your perfect match. Enter the Honzo ESD. What a looker! Regal. Badass. Likes to get down and dirty. This bike will take you to places only found in your wildest dreams.”
We recently introduced the new Honzo ESD, but as Kona describes it, “If Mad Max rode a bike, it would be the Honzo ESD. It’s part Honzo, part monster, and with geometry derived from the Process X, it’s made for those who want to punish the trails. A steel frame holds a Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork with 150mm of travel. Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes provide ample stopping power while Race Face AR 30 rims and burly Maxxis rubber stands up to the roughest trails. This is the Warrior of the Wasteland.”
In addition to the above video showcasing the Honzo ESD in action, Kona also put together this short video in which Kona product manager Ian Schmitt provides a technical overview of the new Honzo. Watch it below: