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Barry Wicks introduces the Nasty Jake

This bike was a design as a thought experiment on blurring the lines between on and off road. After the Grinduro event last year I really started fantasizing about what limits I could push on a “cross” bike, and thus the Nasty Jake was born. The versatility and ability of the bike is unreal. Stable,
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Kona Endurance rider Cory Wallace wins the Nimby Fifty

The Nimby 50 in the mountains surrounding Pemberton BC claims to be a “technical marathon mountain bike race.” At only 37km it is rather short but it’s the toughest most epic 37km I’ve ever raced, the course is dominated by tough single track lacing down steep mountainsides and over rocky outcroppings. The climbs are full
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Ti Tuesday: Paddy’s Esatto Rain Bike

There is no denying that a fair share of Kona staff ride Ti frames. Wether you work for a bike company or not a Ti frame is a thing to be cherished and product manager Pat White’s rainy day Ti Esatto is just that. It’s also the perfect mix of form and function, full size fenders, ultra reliable Shimano
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Kona Bike Ranch riders podium in Germany

German Kona Bike Ranch rider Markus Ziegler had a great race at the Bike Marathon in Bad Wildbad in the weekend. The race is part of the largest marathon series in Germany, the German Bike Masters. After making a break early on with one other rider Ziegler finished in second in a time of 1:13
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