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Kona is based in Ferndale, Washington and Vancouver, BC. During the last few years, many riders and publications have discovered our local North Shore and Galbraith Mountain trails. While everybody thinks that they ride extreme trails, many would gape in disbelief down some of the near vertical ramps, ladders and root entangled mud slides that we ride on every day. This may not be the best riding, but it is very brutal on equipment and riders. It is in these conditions that we evaluate frame design and components. The feeling is, if it works here, it should work anywhere.

The Kona name comes from our fascination with volcanic things. We're located on the Northern edge of the volcanic Cascade Mountain Range, which runs down the Pacific Coast from Canada to Southern California. The Hawaiian Islands are a volcanic chain, so the Kona name connection came along naturally.

Kona was founded in 1988 by long-time riders and racers who had previously worked for other pioneering West Coast mountain bike companies. The original Kona bicycles were custom machines based on our own preference in high-performance off-road bikes. This tradition of making thoughtful, reliable, well-balanced bicycles is still the cornerstone of the Kona way.


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