With chunky tubing and a tidal wave of travel with the Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29, is Kona out to prove that bigger is better?
For the latest Kona Process 134, Kona has combined the best parts of two platforms to produce a trail bike that fast, fun and ridiculously capable.
Kona Mahuna doesn’t feel as bomber as the Shred, it’s just as much fun to ride with great shape, excellent standover and a lively and forgiving ride.
If you look at the geometry on the Kona Hei Hei Trail it appears to have been designed to have more in common with modern XC bikes that its rivals.
Kona is better known for its freeride bikes but it’s no stranger to XC racing either, the 100mm travel Kona Hei Hei being its weapon of choice.
The Kona Wah Wah 2 takes the original Wah Wah's a large platform, thin profile and grippy pins and brings them bang up to date for today's trail riding.
The Kona Hei Hei Race DL is the carbon-fibre version of the Hei Hei with Flex pivot suspension to save weight and cost. Slacker trail-friendly geometry for a short-travel 29er.
With its radically sloping top tube, it has good standover clearance, and a lighter, stiffer frame
Lighter and more agile than the original, the aluminium Honzo has a whole new attitude - £1,199
From shrinking violet to loud and proud, the redecorated Precept offers big fun at small prices
Ultra-modern geometry and wonderfully sensitive suspension on this 650b trail bike
The Kona Lava Dome is uninspiring, even at this price level
A solid enduro race bike that's fun, fast and easy to ride - £3,999
Kona's Process 29er redefines big wheel fun
Introducing Kona's new Process trail bikes and carbon operator at the brand new Serfaus-Fiss-Ladiss bike park in Austria
The 650b Kona Explosif 27.5 is a do-it-all hardtail with a steel frame, 120mm fork and 20 gears
With 130mm of travel front and rear, the Kona Tanuki Deluxe is short on travel compared with many of its sub-£2k peers, but it still delivers plenty of smiles.
We got invited round to Kona's 'House of the Big Wheel' last week to check out its 2012 29er range
Kona invited us to its 2012 bike launch in Crans Montana, Switzerland. Bikes on tap included the new 170mm travel Entourage and the 130mm travel Tanuki trail bike