Take one of the fastest cross-country racers in North America, a Top 10 World Cup downhill racer, and a Red Bull Rampage podium freeride superstar, plop them way up high in the middle of the mountains, and let the battle rage. Kona Team riders Spencer Paxson, Connor Fearon and Graham Agassiz met on the top of Retallack Lodge
’s Reco Peak, each with their own hand-selected model of 2016 Kona Process all mountain steed, and prepared to see who could tally the most points over 16 kilometers and 6,000 vertical feet of singletrack bliss. With points awarded for cross-country power, downhill steeze and freeride flare, the goal was to see what Process-to-athlete combo would emerge the winner. Would it be Paxson on the 29-inch wheel, shorter travel Process 111
? Fearon on the super-capable, 27.5-inch wheel, mid travel Process 134
, or Aggy on the burly Process 153
? And who might get a hold of the Rasta-hued 26-inch wheel, park-oriented Process 167
? So many questions, so much stress. With a mountain of singletrack ahead of them, who will emerge victorious at the first ever Kona Process Challenge? About Kona:
, we're all about the freedom and empowerment of the bicycle. We have been since 1988. We still have the same founding owners. We're still populated by a staff of keen, active, impassioned cyclists. We're not big, nor are we that small. Just a dedicated group of cyclists making bicycles for people who love bikes-no matter if that love is new or long established.About Retallack Lodge:Retallack Lodge
is pioneering a new segment in destination Mountain Biking. It's backyard is home to a spiderweb of epic DH singletrack, All-mountain Enduro and Freeride descents. As a guest you will wake in a private luxury lodge to spectacular alpine views of the Selkirk Mountains. Your days will be spent with a small group dropping into perfectly groomed, super-flow MTB riding.