For the past 30 years, Kona has been making bikes with love. The company is still owned by the original founders, and its brags that its employees are amongst its most frequent testers. It’s that connection to the mountain biking community that has enabled Kona’s success, and the mountain bikers have embraced Kona in turn thanks to the company’s extraordinary devotion to quality and innovative designs. While Kona is best known for its mountain bikes, the manufacturer is also making waves in the gravel cycling community. Kona offers lines of gravel road and trekking bikes so that you can explore backroads with the same confidence in your ride that mountain bikers have when exploring their local hills.
Kona Mountain Bikes
Kona takes a slightly different approach than most manufacturers to building mountain bikes. Rather than offer tens of versions of a single line, Kona chooses to work on a bike design as a holistic unit. That means that there are often only a few standard component setups on any frame that Kona creates – and you can be certain that the component set is perfectly optimised to showcase the strengths of that bike. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Kona’s mountain bike line-up:
Process - The Process is Kona’s original full suspension mountain bike and one of the most popular bikes amongst enduro riders anywhere in the world. The long top tube and wheelbase and aggressive downhill geometry combine to make this one of the most responsive, controllable bikes on any trail. Given its popularity, the Process line-up has the most individual models that vary in frame material wheel size and suspension travel.
Sartori - The Sartori line is Kona’s all-around 29er bike, designed with a long reach to allow you to get the most control and speed out of your bike.
Operator - The Operator is a classic downhill bike, with the twist that it’s fully customisable. Kona designed this bike to accept either 27.5-inch or 29-inch wheels and with an adjustable reach, so you can easily match the bike to your riding style and that day’s terrain challenges.
Honzo - The Honzo is Kona’s original, tried and true hardtail mountain bike. The geometry is aggressive and the frame stiff and responsive, making this one of the most fun bikes to ride for beginners and pros alike. Like the Process, Kona makes this bike in a range of builds and with three different frame materials.
Kona Gravel and Touring Bikes
Kona has taken the same principles of performance, innovation and quality and applied them to road and touring bike design. Kona’s line of gravel bikes offers the same lightweight and aerodynamic designs of their road cousins but are burly enough to handle life off the pavement. You’ll find the Rove line of gravel bikes to be highly customisable inn terms of gearing, frame material and wheel size, making this the perfect bike for virtually any adventure you can dream up. Kona also offers trekking bikes for urban commuters and joyriding around town. Look to the Dew line-up, which features heavy duty wheels, disc brakes for added stopping power and a comfortable city bike geometry.
Kona Bikes at bikester.co.uk
The best way to find the perfect Kona bike for your next adventure is to shop our wide selection at bikester.co.uk. We carry Kona mountain, gravel and trekking bikes, plus offer free shipping and a 100-day return policy with every Kona bike purchase.