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Kona bought by some of its original founders

May 20, 2024, 7:12 a.m.
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Looks like Kona will be back and getting back to its roots. I wish them all the best!

https://bikepacking.com/news/kona-bikes-bought-by-founders/

May 20, 2024, 8:36 a.m.
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Cool news!

May 20, 2024, 11:22 a.m.
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Love the shot of them sitting there with their commuter bikes. This is rad news. 

We got a win finally!

Looking forward to supporting the company.

May 20, 2024, 1:48 p.m.
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wow, is that the new focus of Kona ??

May 20, 2024, 1:52 p.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

wow, is that the new focus of Kona ??

Also on Pinkbike.

May 20, 2024, 1:54 p.m.
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the focus as in gravel bikes ?

May 20, 2024, 1:57 p.m.
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Just because OP linked to a gravel site?   NSMB also has the press release.

May 20, 2024, 3:41 p.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

wow, is that the new focus of Kona ??

Be interesting to see which direction they eventually go eh. 

A lot of good choices. I'd love to see some cool gravel bikes or commuter bikes. I could use a steel commuter...

Lately the steel Honzo is the only bike in their lineup that has seriously tempted me.

Hoping they just ditch Kent the Overlords full sus philosophy and just start over. Carbon bikes (and outrageously expensive molds) without stellar suspension kinematics seems like a guaranteed loss leader.

If they do look at being competitive in full sus again, I hope it's something like a well tuned aluminum frame Horst-link  in the trail travel range with spot on geometry.

May 20, 2024, 3:45 p.m.
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I havent seen any other focus anywhere so I ask

.https://bikepacking.com/bikes/kona-ouroboros-review/


 Last edited by: XXX_er on May 20, 2024, 4:15 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 20, 2024, 6:47 p.m.
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Fair enough. 

https://nsmb.com/articles/kona-ouroboros-gravel-bike/

May 21, 2024, 10:08 a.m.
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They didnt really give us much  but gravel bikes are sexy as fuck right now so why not ?

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