Kona Bicycles was established in 1988 by a group of guys who shared a deep passion for building and riding bikes. To this day, all of Kona’s founding owners are still
involved in the company, and many of Kona’s employees have
dedicated more years to their work than they can count on two
hands. The Kona culture is based on working hard, playing even
harder and sharing high fives at the end of an epic day. Kona
has a widespread and diverse set of athletes in its quiver, from
cross-country smashers like Barry Wicks and Spencer Paxson
to World Cup downhill racers, such as Connor Fearon, and Red
Bull Rampage senders, such as Graham Agassiz (aka Aggy).
Heading into 2017, Kona combined its enthusiasm for building
bicycles with modern components and input from its highly
talented athletes to create its best lineup of bikes to date.
Always carry a spare: A derailleur hanger is literally designed
to bend or break to prevent the rear derailleur from getting
damaged in a crash. Once the hanger is damaged, the bike
will no longer shift properly. Kona felt that a broken hanger is
a lame reason to get stuck on the trails, so they decided to
provide riders with an extra one hidden inside their frame.
Tested on the rugged trails of
Squamish, British Columbia
New 2017 Lineup