There’s not a ton of info here, but Kona’s offering to let you swing by one of their upcoming consumer demo events to check out the new bikes.Â They won’t be at Interbike this year, so we’ll have to try to head on over to one of these ourselves. Shown above are a new 2011 29er Hei Hei mountain bike, the all-new Operator DH bike and the full carbon Major Jake cyclocross rig. Here’s the official word:
For 2011, we’ll be introducing 67 different bicycles designed to cover the entire two-wheeled spectrum. We’ve added new and fresh ideas by investing more in great people and cutting edge technology. It’s part of the process of completely re-inventing what Kona stands for. The results are our first carbon bikes, designed and built from the ground up, a completely new downhill/freeride platform, more Magic Link models, and a newly minted range of state-of-the-art electric assist bikes to complete our rapidly growing and multicultural fleet of commuter machines. A new era in cycling is emerging in our little bike company that could.
At our core, we want bicycles to do more. Inspiring people to explore the natural world. Allowing them to experience self-propelled velocity, from women who must travel 10 miles a day to fetch water, to those trying to forego car culture altogether. We want them to promote healthy lifestyles, no matter if you’re five, or 85. Most of all, we want the bicycle to bring people big, unabated, totally ridiculous fun.
August 9-16: KonaWorld – Vancouver, BC
Sept. 30 – Oct. 3: Outerbike – Moab, UT
October 9-10: NEMBAFest – Bear Brook, NH
You can check out that carbon Major Jake in full, hi-res imagery on this post. Hit ‘more’ to see our attempt at blowing up the photo of that new downhill mountain bike up there…
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