Think you need to take time off from work to have a true adventure by bike? That may be the case if you want to do something like ride the Continental Divide, but just because you don’t have a ton of time doesn’t mean you can’t do something epic in its own way. That seems to be the inspiration for Garry Davoren and William O’Connor’s recent ride through Ireland. After loading up their Kona Wozo fat bikes with camping gear and supplies for a 24 hour mission through the Irish countryside and the Slieve Aughty mountains, their microadventure shows that you don’t need a massive trip to completely escape from your day to day.
Check out the clip, and details on the Kona Wozo including actual weight after the jump…
Pedaling through the countryside, camping, trail riding, and pubs – all add up to an amazing journey in a single day.
A bit different from your typical bikepacking rig, the clip highlights the fact that the new Kona Wozo is a much more capable fat bike. That has a lot to do with the fact that the geometry and ride has been modeled after the Kona Honzo with super short 420mm chainstays, a 69° head tube angle, and longer reach to work with short stems and wide bars. Equipped with an adjustable rear dropout to fine tune chainstay length and tire clearance or allow for single speed use, the frame uses a plate style chainstay yoke and PF92 bottom bracket for rear tire clearance. Likely to allow for the 420mm chainstays, the rear tire comes stock as a 26 x 4.0 while the front goes with a 26 x 4.8″ Schwalbe Jumbo Jim. Built with aggressive riding in mind the aluminum frame includes internal dropper compatibility and is equipped with a 100mm RockShox Bluto and SRAM NX/GX 1×11 drivetrain.
On the scale, this medium with tubes in the tires came in at 32.83 lbs (14.89kg). As pictured, the Wozo sells for $2399 and is available in S-XL.