We thought it would be pretty cool to join our Hub regulars out on a ride & capture them doing what they love most. To kick off our Eat Sleep Cycle Rider series meet Brent Botha & his Kona Process 134. Brent is a soigneur for Israel Start Up-Nation & a long-time Girona local.
I chose Kona because it took me back to my days of innocence. It took me back to the days of riding my Kona stab with mates on a weekend from sunrise to sunset.
Kona Bikes – An Iconic Bike Company
Kona is an iconic bike company which was founded in 1988 in Vancouver, British Columbia by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron. They started out building bikes for riders pushing the limits & progressing the sport on the North Shore. Kona is still owned by its founders and now makes all kind of bikes – cross, road, gravel, downhill, city, cargo, touring – but it’s a company famed for being on the rough side of biking with origins in the grassroots racing scene.
We asked Brent what his Kona means to him:
For me it’s brought back the fun. Simple!!!”
Too often cycling becomes a a numbers game & the fun is lost in the data. For Brent, riding his Kona is all about the good times & living in the moment.
The Kona Process 134 AL/DL
Kona descirbe their Process line as “synonymous with fun, fast, and playful riding.” The new Process 134 takes those qualities into a shorter-travel bike that has been designed to achieve that “just-right” feeling. Kona reckon that “If Goldilocks needed a bike, this would be her obvious choice. It’s perfect for all mountain bikers.”
The Kona Process 134 AL/DL is a full suspension 29er built for ripping up the trails downhill. It features 140 mm of travel on the front & 134 mm on the rear. Kona redesigned the Process for 2020 & introduced a ‘modern’ geometry – that is a slacker head tube & a steeper seat tube for better stability downhill & easier climbing uphill. Brent opted for the alloy deluxe build – the Process also comes in a more afforable spec (the AL) & in carbon (CL) or carbon deluxe version (CL/DL).
The Process AL/DL was one of Kona’s most popular bikes of 2020. Brent says:
It’s a bike of heritage, it’s “sendy” and has given purpose back into riding my bike.”
Want to find out more about Kona Bikes?
We are the official Kona Bikes point of sale for Girona. Head over to our Kona bikes section on our online shop, check out our Mountain Bikes for great rides from Santa Cruz, Focus & Ridley. or get in touch to speak to us about your dream sendy bike.
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