Video: Riding With Mark Allison, Kona Product Manager & Bellingham Local

Mar 25, 2020
by Kona Bikes  
Views: 3,657    Faves: 9    Comments: 2


This is the story of Donny. Mark "Donny" Allison is one of the true few Bellingham locals that make up the Kona family. Born and raised in Kona's hometown, Donny has watched the bike industry explode throughout his 25 years on this planet. From shop grom to product manager, Donny has seen it all, ridden it all, and rips harder than most.

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29 Comments

  • 8 0
 Met him at a Kona roll out a couple years ago and watched him react with frozen terror when, in the middle of an explanation, a spider crawled out of the bike and across the floor.
  • 20 0
 That spider was the size of a small dog
  • 2 0
 @MarkA: that's fair and If I remember correctly you were wearing flip flops...stay healthy!
  • 9 0
 Might be the only person in Bham born in Bham
  • 2 0
 At least my kid can say he was born in Bham 22 yrs ago
  • 3 0
 Considering we have the same name, the same vehicle, and the same hobby. I think next time you are in Squamish we should go for a lap!!
  • 1 0
 Hahaha that's very odd!
  • 2 0
 Donny, are you running any sort of an angle set in that Process?

I have a -2 degree in mine and think it's maybe too much. Looking for a little feedback.
  • 2 0
 No angleset, staight up stock. Keeps the bike versitile, angleset would be sweet if you're always riding the steepest trails.
  • 1 0
 @MarkA: Thanks, I keep flip flopping on it. Went up 10mm on the fork so I might go back to stock on the headset to gain a little reach and BB height. But 64 deg feels so good on steeps!
  • 3 0
 What's up with the rear triangle on the 153 in the vid? Adjustable chain stays?
  • 2 0
 Operator rear end, able to run a longer rear end.
  • 3 0
 That was decent. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life Smile
  • 3 0
 Weird to see a seat...legend has it Donny doesn’t ride with one.
  • 3 0
 I wanna be Donny when I grow up. Donny Allison for President. 2020.
  • 3 0
 The Don! Sweet video sir
  • 2 0
 You had me until gravel biking...
  • 1 0
 “one of the true few Bellingham locals” . . . . In the whole bike scene there!
  • 1 0
 Wanted to visit B-ham this summer, but that’s on hold...
  • 1 0
 I heart Donny! So does Roscoe!
  • 1 0
 Nice ride. Big up to Allisons everywhere!
  • 1 0
 Donny doesn't get tired! You the man buddy!
  • 1 0
 #igot6jobs
  • 1 0
 yeeew glad to have met you at the last launch!
  • 1 0
 ...kinda wanna know what gravel bike he was using in those clips.
  • 2 1
 Shred the pnw!!!
  • 1 0
 Proud of you buddy !!!
  • 1 1
 What trail is that?

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