Kona Bikes Bellingham: A One Brand Bike Shop5 Sep 10 Miles Arbour / news
Did you know Kona Bikes has a storefront, the only one of its kind, in the cycling hub of Bellingham, Washington? Well, we didn’t. Since Kona recently celebrated their 30th birthday, we thought it would be fitting to stop in for quick visit to learn more about the store, the manager Matt, and how they’re getting involved with the local bikepacking community…
Rider and Rig: Ryan Santoski’s Kona Rove14 Aug 20 Lucas Winzenburg / bikes
In today’s Rider and Rig, we chat with Ryan Santoski at Totem Cyclery, his small, service-oriented bike shop in Denver, and check out his dreamy Kona Rove commuter/light tourer. He walks us through the build, describes what it means to run a Bonsai-Style shop, and offers some thoughts on the importance of trimming away the unessential things in life…
Kona Sutra LTD Review: The Last Adventure Bike129 May 31 Logan Watts / bikes
The Kona Sutra LTD is a drop-bar bike “designed by mountain bikers, for mountain bikers.” As simple as that statement may sound, the result is one of the most versatile, category shattering rigs in the mainstream bike market. We tested one for several months to find out what makes this unique beast tick…
Kona Wah Wah II Pedal Review: Plastic Fantastic26 Apr 13 Cass Gilbert / gear
Are you thinking of giving flat pedal bikepacking and mountain biking a go? At $50, Kona’s composite Wah Wah IIs may be the excuse you’re after. We took a set to Baja California to see if they’re as tough as they are affordable…
2018 Kona Sutra LTD: New Steel “Adventure” Bikes (Part 3 of 4)48 Sep 14 Logan Watts / news
The 2018 Kona Sutra LTD isn’t completely new; the model has been around for a couple years now. But the 3rd iteration of this bike has a few nice changes worthy of attention…
Kona Wozo in Ireland: A Microadventure6 Feb 8 Guest / video
Who couldn’t use bikes, beer and a break from life? Here’s William O’Connor’s words and a video about the perfect escape — one that involved an all-day ride through the Irish countryside, a micro pub crawl, camping, and a solid trail ride on some killer singletrack… all within 24 hours.
Kona Big Honzo DL: Long-term Review64 Dec 13 Skyler Des Roches / bikes
As the popularity of multi-day mountain biking soars to new levels, many bike manufacturers have set out to build bikepacking-specific models, aiming to split the difference between a touring bike and a mountain bike. Kona has made no such effort within their Honzo hardtails. The Honzos were built to be fun and capable trail bikes, with no apparent consideration toward the idea of carrying more than a single water bottle. Yet, by refusing to compromise on trail handling, Kona has by accident created an outstandingly comfortable and capable bikepacking machine – the Big Honzo DL…
2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail16 Nov 17 Gabriel Amadeus / bikes
Speak softly and carry a big stick: the 2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail tested on an 8 day, 325 mile Oregon bikepacking trip.