Geoff Kabush races the Scandium Explosif to 9th in the Sydney Olympics-top North American. Paul Bas pulls off an incredible All-Mountain double backflip on his signature Bass bike, and takes 2nd at the Teva Games. Barry's 21" team issue bike was weighed in at an amazing 21.5 lbs. It's the 2008 Kona Dew Plus. The Stab Production DH bike is introduced in July 1997. calls the new steel Honzo 29er âballs outâ, the Satori All-Mountain MTB with 130mm is our longest travel 29er, King Kahuna is our first hardtail carbon 29er, carbon comes back to Kona road with the re-introduction of the Zing Supreme and the lightest-ever Kona King Zing. Notebook represents; to be trusted 6. Then he headed over to Australia for the 9 day cross-Australia Crocodile Trophy, finished 2nd, then finished his season with a 4th place result despite a dislocated shoulder in the World Solo 24 Hour Championship. In the ten year lifespan of this even, the annual bowling event has raised over $100,000 for IMBA as well as $10,000 for the purchase of the "Vietnam" trail network by NEMBA. Two BMX models are produced: Kuku (means "jump" in Hawaiian) is a dirt jumper and Mama (means "race") is, um, a race bike. The first-ever Kona SuperGrass roots team is named, for high-level regional riders in North America and Europe, an even dozen athletes will be competing for Kona in the UK, USA and Canada in Cyclo-Cross, Enduro, Downhill and Cross-Country. We design all of our bikes from the ground up and visit the factories that make our frames and components and assemble our bikes in Taiwan every month while they are being produced. New components include the JackShit freeride pedal and grips, Cromoly Bulge ISIS crank, and the Ring of Fire Rockguard. It also makes other styles of bike, though. It's the first good new bike I ever bought myself. Kona 6061 Aluminium - Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. El Kahuna: Family Games from Kona Bikes on Vimeo. The first production Freeride bike, Stinky Dee-Lux is introduced, a 5-inch front and rear wheel travel "Out-of-Bounds" machine, based on the Stab design, with triple chainring. The annual All Star Revue is introduced, with features on Kona Factory and Clump riders, Groove Approved bike parks and World Cup racing. It features a lightweight, butted-aluminum frame, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and quality components from Shimano, Kona and Kenda, including a 7-speed drivetrain, grippy linear-pull brakes and knobby tires. This year the Dr Dew features a gorgeous Cromoly steel frame sure to help smooth out any ride. "Yesterday my old pal Leonardo and me we had some beer together. Connor Fearon piloted his Supreme Operator to several Top 20 results and by the season's end had moved up into the top 20 of UCI rankings. The Roves are the quintessential adventure bike. Kona Bike One Million, a 17-inch CinderCone is produced and sold at Bow Cycles in Calgary, Alberta. Kona: 1988-óta a kerékpározás szerelmeseinek. Indeed ranks Job Ads based on a combination of employer bids and relevance, such as your search terms and other activity on Indeed. Kona Kilauea wins 1993 "Bike of the Year" from Mountain Biking magazine. A total of $80,000 is raised between 1995-1998 by the program which supported cycling advocacy organizations like IMBA, Rails to Trails and NORBA. Plus the Kona kids get a couple of race machines with the XC Kula 24 and the CX Jake 24. The first electric-assist Kona bikes are finally a reality with the Electric Ute, Token & Ticket arriving in May. It's the next evolution of our electric mountain bike lineup. Kona, which has more than 1,600 trucks in 49 states, encourages franchise owners to donate to organizations close to home. Dave goes on to be named the Guardian (England) newspaper Sports Personality of the year. Power to the Gravel Grinder! We still have the same founding owners. Kona is seeking a couple of qualified, professionally minded, bicycle industry savvy individuals for positions that need to be filled right away. Roland is 3rd overall in the NORBA National series. Stefano Migliorini of Italy races the 7-inch travel Stab Dee-Lux on the World Cup DH circuit. At Rocky Mountain, we take inspiration from our North Shore roots, innovate, and engage the global mountain biking community. Still owned by Gerhard and Heilbron, their world headquarters are located in Ferndale, Washington, with Canadian distribution offices in Vancouver, and European distribution offices in Geneva, Switzerland . Big hat (Japanese âUmbrellaâ in early years made of rice straw) represents; to avoid misfortune.2. Power to the People. Beyond mountain bikes, Kona also has a number of other styles in their lineup, including everything from fat bikes to commuters. Czech rider Kamil Tartakovic joins the Factory Team, riding the 4X specific Howler, winning the Schladming World Cup and taking 3rd overall in the WC series. $2,500. The Entourage captures considerable acclaim from bike testers â Bike Magazine (USA) is the overall favorite of their annual "Bible of Bike Reviews", 26in Mag (France) calls it "un bike vraiment exceptionnel", Pinkbike says "For Gravity fueled fun, the Entourage takes the cake", Bike Radar says "...ridiculously fun to ride. A new Kona XC dual suspension 120mm travel All-Mountain MTB is unveiled; The Tanuki. Sweet. 26” wheels Two (2) Dahon Mariner folding bikes-$225 each or $400 for both.These bikes are very adjustable for nearly every adult height. The first 27.5 Kona MTB is introduced with a classic Kona model. $84.95. The first 5 winners of the Kona-IMBA Freeride grants are announced to clubs from Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Illinois, and British Columbia. Stab Dee-Lux is named "Downhill Bike of the Year" for 1999 by Mountain Bike Action. For bike selection, sizing and availability information, contact your local, A 27.5+ Wheeled Version of our Classic Honzo Hardtails, Classic Mountain Bikes Made for Modern Riders, The Operator Is the Ultimate Gravity Machine, A Drop bar Bike for Big Gravel, Big Climbs, and Big Adventures, If a Mountain Bike and Road Bike Got Togetherâ¦, The Uptown, Downtown, Commute-friendly, Interurban Path-cruising, Grocery-getting Workhorse. The Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, and Dew return with powerful disc brakes, puncture resistant tires, and all the amenities needed to have a safe commute. They keep their prices down. He breaks open the North Shore freeride story in Bike magazine (May 1998). Come ride with us. Ryan Trebon and Barry Wicks combine to build the Twin Timbers. Kona Facebook hits 40,000 fans, 400 Kona dealers receive a Kona Fart Machine as Christmas presents and Lake Baikul (Russia) is circumnavigated by 4 Kona Units in December. As cooler weather began to set in most of the US, the Kona Demo Tour headed south from Washington to Utah, Oregon, California and Arizona with a fleet of Process, Honzo, Hei Hei and Kahuna bikes for free test rides during October, November and December. The Red Zone and Zone Two have clearance for 28C tires and "invisible" fenders, designed to be low and solid while still performing like a pro peloton worthy machine. The Kona Global 24 Hour series is launched, with Kona sponsored days of pain in the UK, Australia and Colorado. The Rasta color Stinky Dee-Lux epitomizes the new Kona. The Dew Files comes to KonaWorld TV, episodes on Kona tech and lifestyle featuring the one and only Dr. Dew. Limited production Kona DH Misser replica bikes are produced. That makes 3 out of 4 Crankworx wins for Kona. Toni Berg wins Finland DH championship and Kaz Shimizu is the Japanese DH champion both on Operators. $299. Used (normal wear), The wheels alone are $1,500 . to Kona fans everywhere with an anti-brake jack system for the Stinkys and Coilers. Nov 13, 2020 | 2021 Kona, Asphalt, ebike, France, Kona Europe. John Cowan released Higher Learning, a 30-minute how-to Dirt Jump DVD produced by girlfriend and future wife, Stephanie Drinnan. The Kona Team took on "L'Enfer du Sud" also known as the Rouge Roubaix along the Louisiana-Mississippi border, giving the new Kona Zone road endurance bike their maiden voyage in the world of road racing. And similar to other major brands on the list, Kona offers a lifetime warranty on all bike frames produced after 2009. In April, Kona opened the World's first Fat Bike wind test laboratory in Ferndale, Washington, making the Kona Wo the most aerodynamic Fat Bike on the market. Kona Bikes Kona Bikes Sort by Kona Electric Ute - 2019 $4,499.00 The Electric Ute is our newest addition to our pedal-assist lineup. Dirt Magazine (UK) calls it "an absolutely fantastic bike" and later makes it one of the Dirt 100 top MTB products of the year. Kona Ring of Fire chainguide/double chainrings is the set-up for dirt jumpers. Spencer Paxson is named the "most bangable dude in cycling" by bangabledudesinprocycling.com. The all-new El Kahuna is the perfect foray into electric mountain biking with a 100mm fork. There are also recreational models including Fat Bike, Cruiser, Kids, and Commuter options. Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, BC is a 1st year Espoir for Kona. The Fire Mountain is running the new Microshift Advent 9-speed drivetrain to keep things shifting smoothly and hydraulic disc brakes to stop on a dime. Australian DH riders Mitch Delfs and Connor Fearon join the Kona Factory team, along with US Enduro rider Matt Slaven, French Freerider Antoine Bizet and Spencer Paxson on XC and CX from Portland, Oregon. The great Steve Peat races DH in the UK on a Kona Hei Hei Ti frame. If Las Vegas has little Paris, Gargas in France... Splice-E: The Outdoorist. Get the inside scoop on jobs, salaries, top office locations, and CEO insights. Tracy Moseley joins the Kona Factory Team and goes on to win 10 World Cup races during her career with Kona. Customer Service Expertise With more than 35 years of experience, we offer a level of personal attention and expertise unmatched in the region. Antoine takes 2nd at Whitestyle Leogang (designed by Kona rider Grant Fielder) on his 100mm travel Bass. For 25 years, weâve been doing just that, and finding unique and innovative solutions for everything from suspension design to manufacturing Our commuters add internal hub machines with the 9 speed Dr. Fine and 7 speed Dr. Good as well as the beautiful Roundabout steel mixte and âshorttail cargoâ MinUte. Anecdotal reports stated that the sole source of nourishment for the underpriviledged participants was a little more than 4,000 servings of PBR. Barry Wicks and Kris Sneddon repeat as BC Bike Race team champions and Trans-Rockies on their Hei Hei 29ers. Go to the Kona Bikes homepage. Geoff Kabush of Victoria, BC replaces Roland Green who heads south for GT's big bucks. Greg Minaar races DH in South Africa on a Kona Stab. YT Industries. Need to be sold . All models come with 8 weeks free bike Whitestyle Leogang starts the 2012 freeride season, course designed by Kona rider Grant Fielder, bronze medal won by Antoine Bizet on a Shonky hardtail who goes on to take 2nd at the Costa Rica slopestyle, 3rd at the Rocket Air Slopestyle in Thun (Switzerland), wins Best Trick at Vienna Air King, breaks his collarbone in training, takes an incredible 2nd place ride at the Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah on his Operator, and finishes with a win at the Happy Ride in Barcelona Spain. After 14 years of Stabs and Stinkys, the all-new Kona Operator downhill machine with 200mm of front and rear wheel travel is introduced by newcomer Joe Smithâs excellent 6th place finish at the Kona Canadian downhill during Crankworx. Roland Green of Victoria, BC signs with the Factory Racing team and has an outstanding year: he wins the Canada Cup, Canadian MTB Championships, is 5th at the Norba Finals in Mammoth Lakes, and is 4th Espoir at the World Championships in Australia. The X-country capable âLava Domeâ to the hardcore, book it down A-line as fast as you can âOperatorâ youâll find a bike that will suit your needs for whatever type of riding you do. Bitchin'. Bear and Bear Dee-Lux, 4-inches of front and rear wheel travel, 28 and 30 pounds, pioneering the All-Mountain MTB category. Kona Blast and Dahon Mariner folding bikes - $600 (Sequim) 3 bikes for saleA medium Kona Blast mountain bike-$200. The Kona Ambassador program puts a focus on creativity, community, inclusivity, and fun. Cory Wallace continued to travel and race in the World's toughest MTB stage and endurance events. Go full enduro with the Process 153! It combines characteristics from mountain bikes, Kona touring bikes, and road bikes. Power to the Commuter! Bike Works Kona Cycling Cap. Humuhumu-Nukunuku-Apu'A wins out as the name for the Kona single peed cruiser over Unit. The steel fork is fairly short, with a 470 mm axle-to-crown measurement, and the low headtube left me feeling like I was doing pushups on the bars. The rider was 5’10 for reference. The Sutra ULTD blurs the line between mountain biking and gravel biking. Mapei-Kona cross-country MTB team is formed. Jake the Snake cyclocross bike is introduced. New to the electric family is the Libre EL! Kona's new 2014 Process range received numerous nominations and kudos for their ground-breaking design developments with all three bikes - 111, 134 and 153 listed in the Dirt 100 and the 111 DL nominated for Bike of the Year by Pinkbike. Killer. CATEGORY ALL MOUNTAIN ROAD / GRAVEL ELECTRIC; INTENDED USE ALL XC Enduro All Mountain Gravity Dirt Jump / Pump Track Crosstrail Fat Bike … All Gravel bikes are delivered free to the UK mainland, 365 day returns & Price Match. Introducing the Process 134—our most versatile and badass mountain bike ever! It's Extra Slack, Dude. Splice-E: The Outdoorist from Kona Bikes on Vimeo. Mountain Bikes in stock. 604 likes. Because of Konaâs industry leadership, their brand is recognized and adored worldwide. Luana Olivera took the Brazilian DH, and also 3rd in the Pan-Am games. Location: Hausen, Germany Popular models: Capra and Jeffsy Whether you’re looking for an entry-level hardtail, an XC race machine, a comfortable bikepacking rig, your dream enduro bike, or a fat bike, we’ve got you covered. Kona Europe is founded with headquarters in the Black Forest region of Germany by Jimbo Holmstrom. We’ve continued to see a growing passion for bikepacking and bigger tours, which is why we’ve outfitted the Rove LTD and Libres with our Carbon Rove Verso fork! Ultra-marathon rider Cory Wallace rode his carbon King Kahuna to victory at the High Cascade 100, repeated his solo victory in the Mongolia Bike Challenge, won the Canadian Marathon Championship (just ahead of teammate Kris Sneddon), took 2nd in the week-long Trans-Rockies, followed by a win at the Otaki 120km champioship in Japan. Kona presents Max Jones race clinics at NORBA and World Cup events. Mitch Delfs takes his first Canada Cup DH on his Supreme Operator in Bromont Quebec, Kris Sneddon wins the Test of Metal in Squamish BC on his 29er Hei Hei Supreme. $100. Our goal is simple: to bring the good times that a bike provides to the masses by sharing unique stories created by our ambassadors. This fork comes with 3-pack cage mounts, a 12mm thru-axle and is excellent at bearing loads! 650 Africabikes are sent to South Africa & Tanzania from the 2 for 1 program, more than 2500 sent since 2006. this is the biggest section, and is the style of bike that Kona is most well-known for. Enduro rider Karim Amour grabbed 4 top 3 finishes including 2 wins and repeated as European Enduro Champion. Power to the People! Ride Happily. Barry Wicks wins Gloucester and Sean Babcock wins Cross Crusade Portland. View Our Website View All Jobs. Kona Hot, the 2nd US-made XC hardtail begins production in August 1990. It is known for its mountain bikes, and is one of the leading mountain bike manufacturers in the world. After 14 years, there was one last Stinky. It's an aluminum hardtail with either 26" or 29" wheels with a built-in rear rack and custom top tube. John Cowan and Graham Kuerbis ride the Ford Focus promotion tour in California and Texas. The Stab Supreme is the #1 bike on the World Cup circuit once again. Kona Factory Team riders Barry Wicks and Kris Sneddon place second at the 7 stage BC Bike Race. Our goal is to make bikes that are durable, efficient, and most of all-fun! Helen Wyman repeats as British National Cyclo-Cross champion on her Major Jake, wins the Johnson Health Tech GP (Road) series on her Zing Supreme, wins 10 straight US CX races in October, November and December, takes 2 top 3 places in the first World Cup races before winning the SuperPrestige Gieten, the famous Koppenberg Cross, and caps the year with a European Cyclo-Cross Championships in Ipswich (UK). Kona makes very high quality stuff. $19.99. It is an independent company; no one owns us and we don't own anything else. Whether you are an avid mountain biker, urban commuter, road cyclist Dan Gerhard and Dr. Dew are inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame. New Kamloops, BC-based Clump rider Graham "Aggy" Aggasiz wins Sick Trick at the Bearclaw Comp. Ride locally. Helen Wyman also has a great season in Europe, with 3 top 5 World Cup results, 3rd place at the European championships in Frankfurt and victories at the âgevaarlikâ Koppenberg Cross, Del Ponte CX, Heuts GP and finally, the British Championships. It has a co-starring role in a Walt Disney movie: Max Keeble's Big Move. Notable results included a US National DH Collegiate championship for Becky Gardner and a USAC overall title for Rae Gandolf on her Supreme Operator. The all-steel, disc-equipped Rove is a FreeRange road machine built to handle the toughest Gravel Grinders as well as providing utilitarian service for round the world touring, commuting, training and even cyclo-cross racing. Kona downhill bike. Ride safely. Ryan Trebon wins the US Short Track MTB Nats and nabs silver at the MTB Marathon, as well as the overall USGP series of CX. Trek Bicycle careers We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. Used (normal wear), The wheels alone are $1,500 . Kona bikes are built for the enthusiastic cyclist so you can be sure they offer the performance you need to reach your cycling goals and/or have more fun on the bike. This is evident in the Process range. Asphalt drop bar models the Honky Tonk, Dew Drop, Haole and Kapu are introduced. Featuring a dropper post, beefy 2.25” tires, and a reinvention of that steel Sutra ride you’ve come to love, the Sutra ULTD knows no bounds. One adventure I wasn’t expecting was having a hard time getting a comfortable position. Washington rider Dale Knapp wins Seattle Super-Cross national cyclocross event, finishing 3rd overall in the US National series. Paul breaks his collarbone in June, but Andreu Lacondeguy goes on to win Crankworx on the Bass. Wicks and Sneddon go on to take their 3rd BC Bike Race team championship on their Hei Hei Supremes. Trebon ride the entire race on a hardtail Kula 29er with 80mm forks. Kona is 50% US and 50% Canadian owned. We also cater for bike touring, in and around the bike park. Kona bikes are well known for their quirky designs and make some of the most interesting touring and urban bikes on the planet that offer practical cycling solutions. The Honzo ESD is a hardcore hardtail ready to rip. Kona celebrates 10 years of the Clump, and ten years sponsoring the most influential film series in mountain biking, Freeride Entertainment's New World Disorder Series. World Champion DH rider Cindy Devine joins the Kona Factory Team. Andreu Lacondeguy wins Sick Trick at Crankworx and gets a signature steel dirt jump frame, Lacondeguy Inc. Combined with the wide range of adult sizes available, you can choose the ride feel that you feel most comfortable with. Antoine, Graham Aggasiz and Paul Bas all qualified in the top 10 at the Redbull Rampage with Aggy qualifying 1st. To mix things up, Spencer Paxson mounted Cyclo-Cross wheels on his Carbon Red Zone and grabbed a top 10 finish. She is inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame in 2003. Bike Works Womens Safety Jersey. Rad. The company was founded in 1988 by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron in Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada. On the Asphalt side, the Dews are joined by the full suspension Dew FS, the Paddy Wagon-a singlespeed drop bar track bike, and the Major Jake, a CX race machine. The Kona COG goes live on KonaWorld.com, bringing news and blogs from all around the Kona world every day. Kona donated 65 bikes out of the 205 bikes given out, while ABWC raised the remaining funds to cover the factory costs. The Dew-E and Splice-E return as go-to commuters and are joined by the all new Ecoco, Ecoco DL, and Dew-E DL, ensuring we have a well-appointed electric bike for all of your needs. Check out the full range of Kona models now. After moving to Monaco and finally Geneva, it's now the largest division of Kona. July and August brought the Kona Endurance team of Spencer Paxson, Barry Wicks, Cory Wallace and Kris Sneddon back to the mountains of British Columbia to defend their multiple championships in the BC Bike Race and Singletrack 6. Needs some work, basically a tune up, needs tires, the back brake put back together, and the gears tuned in. After retirement, Stefano becomes "Mr Kona Italy". I have owned a few Konaâs in my lifetime (Kula Supreme, Hei Hei). This includes road bikes and commuter options. The Future Shock fork is introduced, a leading-link design by Joe Murray. The 7th annual Kona-IMBA Funraiser raises another $8,000 for the 2005 grants. When Kona Europe moved to Monaco, he took ice cream from the hands of children and got away with it. Throughout the Kona range today, there are more than 10 versions of this fork produced for 26", 29" and 700c wheel mountain and asphalt bikes. Using a range of materials including Carbon Fiber, Titanium, Aluminum and Steel, Kona’s bikes are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Part road bike, part mountain bike, part gravel grinder, and entirely badass. Kona is a North American brand of bike. Compare pay for popular roles and read about the teamâs work-life balance. Former BMX World Champion Scott Beaumont (UK) races a Kona Mokomoko to 3rd place in Japan Dual Slalom World Cup and finishes 4th overall in the 1998 World Cup standings. Jake the Snake is inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame. Gear for everything and everyone Our webstore is chock full of Kona gear: Hats, shirts, tools, glasses, patches, stickers and more! We took the Hyundai Kona Electric for a test drive and were pleasantly Our marketing dept. The Process 153s have updated tubing, geometry, and are lighter than ever. Our mission at Santa Cruz Bicycles is to make the best bicycles, and to have fun doing it. Free delivery. Kona is marketing this generation of the Unit as an adventure bike, so fair enough. $79.95. Donât have the time and am moving. Max Jones of Carson City, Nevada joins the Kona Factory Team in March 1990. Konaâs commitment to adventure and performance have guided the design and development of bikes built to explore. A great start for the first ever Kona carbon road race bike. On the Gravity side, Antoine Bizet landed an amazing double backflip on his carbon Operator at Les Deux Alpes, won Best Trick at Nine Knights with another double backflip, nailed a back flip to front flip to win Best Trick at Taxco Mexico, finished 2nd at the Soderstrom Invitational and 5th overall at Crankworx Whistler. Three new riders are added to the Clump by the end of the year: Grant "Chopper" Fielder from the UK, and the biggest new names from Spain, Andreu and Lluis Lacondeguy-who were already on Kona. French Kona Gravity rider Antoine Bizet began the year with a win on his Operator on the snowy slopes of Leogang's Whitestyle, and followed that up with Best Trick at the Taxco Urban Downhill, and then took 2nd on his Shonky hardtail at Stuttgarts' Hall of Dirt. Kona Staff rider Ian Schmitt wins the Creampuff 100 single speed category on a Big Unit. Big eyes represents; to foresee the future 3. A Kona legend passes away... Jimbo's beloved blond labrador Balou joined Kona Europe when the company first moved to Bloomberg Germany and he âworkedâ in the office almost daily until the end.
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