Okay so the fact that i’m posting yet another video of 29ers in action isn’t some kind of conspiracy, its just that in 2011/2012 it seems all the main bike companies have finally figured out that there is a place for these big wheels. Now i’ve said it before if you’re short and ride a 29er I don’t condone that kind of activity but if like me, you’re 6ft 4 then 29ers make sense, if you have ever ridden a XL 26″ bike you’ll know what I mean… Anyhow i’m drifting off topic here, the point is Kona get 29ers and have made two real world bikes in the 130mm travel Satori and the aggressive hard tail Hondo and they want you to know.
The House of the Big Wheel is built around the four big bike stories of Kona’s 2012 29-inch wheel mountain bike program. On one axis we present the Japanese inspired Honzo and Satori: the Honzo being a gravity/all-mountain Kona Cromoly hardtail, the Satori a 130mm technical singletrack trail slayer. On the other axis, the Hawaiian heritage of the Hei Hei 29, our legendary 100mm XC competition destroyer, balanced with the all-new race royalty, the carbon fiber King Kahuna hardtail. The first film premieres right here right now, as we introduce the Honzo/Satori edit. Filmed in the wild forests and high alpine of the Coast Range, near Squamish, BC, the edit features two of Kona’s longtime 29 product testers, Kevin Noble and Trevor Porter. Episode Two, currently in production, will feature Team Kona XC superstars Barry Wicks and Spencer Paxson on the Hei Hei 29 Supreme and King Kahuna.