God has given me the gift of the most amazing girlfriend out there, this bike, and being able to ride after I was forced out of running due to an injury. All the glory goes to Him!
minkeyman scottsecco's article
Nov 6, 2013 at 8:56Nov 6, 2013
Video: Dylan Sheffer - Freeride Lives
Agreed dean! That looks like a blast to ride!
minkeyman gojammedia's article
Oct 28, 2013 at 12:59Oct 28, 2013
Race Report - US Collegiate MTB National Championships
Go Kaysee! Awesome job!
minkeyman harookz's article
Apr 25, 2013 at 10:42Apr 25, 2013
Down by the River
Epic! Best photo epic I've seen in a while. What an awesome looking trip! Great job. I'll go next time if you need a volunteer ;)
minkeyman csponsel's article
Apr 9, 2013 at 7:19Apr 9, 2013
Kona: WTF Happened?
I've always been a huge Kona fan and probably always will be. The new Operator is awesome looking though. Seems they are continuing to push the limits of bike design by going really in depth in the basic mechanics of the suspension. That's the way it should be in my opinion. Keep it up Kona!
minkeyman dart-bikes's article
Mar 14, 2013 at 10:15Mar 14, 2013
Contest: Name This Frame From Dartmoor Bikes
minkeyman dylawn's article
Dec 19, 2012 at 15:20Dec 19, 2012
The Argument for Long Travel Bikes - Opinion
Plus this guy seems to make it seem like riding shorter travel bikes on the same trails is easier than riding a longer travel bike, which is not the case. And he talks about popping off of every lip and such, which works much better on a shorter travel bike. I agree that this article missed the point of the first one, and most of the points in this article are very poorly supported and can be easily proven wrong by anyone who rides. Either way, we ride cause we love it :)
minkeyman IanHylands's photo
Dec 9, 2012 at 19:03Dec 9, 2012
minkeyman mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2012 at 8:16Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
I agree. I've had my 5.1" Kona Tanuki on the local DH trails, which are world class and super gnarly. And I've raced it in a 12 hr race. It's very versatile. It's definitely a "ballsy" bike as Kona says. Sometimes I do shy away from drops higher than 5-6 feet for fear of the bike...but it may prove to be able to handle it if the landing is smooth enough. Plus it's tons of fun to be able to keep up with guys on DH rigs and 7" freeride bikes on all the downhills :D
minkeyman mikelevy's article
Oct 23, 2012 at 12:22Oct 23, 2012
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Does Size Matter?
Customer service definitely makes or breaks an experience. I ride my Kona because I rode tons of other bikes first and theirs were definitely the most fun to ride and had the best geometry. I've always liked Kona anyways because they are fairly small, rider owned, and make fun, durable bikes. Plus the LBS has some awesome stories of how cool the guys there are too. And when my shock had to be warrantied (Kona makes great bikes, but not so great shocks :) ) it was taken care of without any hassle. And a buddy of my recently cracked a frame at a weld on an old Kona of his and it is being taken care of. My experiences with Kona have been great and that's one reason I'll be buying a Kona for my next bike i'm guessing. Just my 2 cents.
minkeyman RichardCunningham's article
Sep 6, 2012 at 18:54Sep 6, 2012
Kona Process – 150 Millimeter Playbike
I'd like to ride the Process and compare to the Cadabra. Since they're both designed for enduro/anything you can throw at em it'd be interesting to see the differences in pedaling performance, suppleness, and big hit performance. I'd have trouble deciding between the two bikes :)