This weeks #snapshotsunday is the Kona Kahuna DDL. The full spec is available on the Kona web store. The frame is a 6061 race light aluminium with a big 29er wheels to tackle anything a trail throws at you. The Rockshox Recon Gold forks have a custom damper and heavier fork oil. The bike has a 2x10 Shimano drive train and Deore brakes and even though these are entry level they provide the power required for the trails this bike will likely be tackling. It has an awesome Kona branded 'XC-BC' handlebars. I have put on some new CrankBrothers Candy pedals to complete the bike.
Overall a great bike for single track riding and training ride climbs!
Hat: Kona Jersey: Fox Womens Shorts: Madison Flux Shoes: old Socks: Kona Gloves: Kona available here!
Hi everyone, with the weather getting better it is time for getting out in shorts and jerseys. This mix of colour is good for not showing up too much mud. I always wear a helmet when riding my bike but after I like a hat to wear and the Kona beanie is perfect for just that. As the weather gets warmer these gloves will likely be too warm to wear but for winter riding and commuting these gloves are great.
Hi everyone, time for #snapshotsunday - this time taking a quick look at the Kona Process 153.
This is the Kona Process 153 2016 (the full spec is available here) which comes with a 6061 aluminium frame, WTB 650B wheels and a Rockshox / SRAM setup on suspension and drivetrain. I normally ride the DL but it was fun to give this bike a try to see the differences. My previous bike was a 29er so I initially thought I may have more difficulty on the climb, however I have not noticed the difference. I find all the Process range to be stable on the trails I have ridden, and I find the bike has good handling on varied trails.
With 150mm travel, this bike suits most UK Enduro trails, with the Rockshox Monarch shock and Pike forks soaking up even the steepest of trails and drops you may encounter. The bike as a whole has the same frame as the more expensive DL just with different components, however for the price (RRP £2999), it really is a great bike.
Overall all the Process range are well designed, stable bikes that inspire confidence in the rider when they are tackling the toughest of trails.
Hi everyone! Just been given these awesome shoes by a friend - how I missed out on that trend - sad they don't make these anymore, will just have to keep these for dry dusty trails! I ride with flat pedals on my mountain bike and these are such a nice addition to the shoe collection - good ankle protection, decent laces and sticky soles, the 3 basic things that are key to good shoes.
This weekend I will be at the Dunkeld SES to support fellow Kona Bicycles rider Thomas, so will hopefully get some good photos and get to ride some of the local trails that aren't being raced!
Hi everyone! What a great weekend trying out the trails at Newcastleton as part of BikeSeven Demo Days. Great opportunity to represent Kona alongside Thomas.
If you're a fan of trail centre riding then Newcastleton is the place for you - lots of flowy trails with berms and rollers and mellow climbs, and lots of opportunity to loop back round sections. There is also a new bike park opening in the summer so will have to go back and ride once it is open.
I was riding a Kona Process 153, which was one of the Demo bikes as I haven't built up my bike yet - different spec to the 153 DL but still super fun to ride. Can't wait to set up my bike so I can start some Kona adventures!