Rhys Verner Rides the Kona Process G2 in British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Corridor

Sep 12, 2017
by Kona Bikes  
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Kona pro team rider and Sea to Sky shredder Rhys Verner is a perfect match for the all new Process G2. Together, they climb efficiently and descend in harmony. The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and with this new design, now has climbing manners more commonly attributed to shorter-travel bikes. No switches to flip, just pedal up efficiently, then smash the descent.


Rhys Verner Rides the Kona Process G2 in British Columbia s Sea to Sky Corridor

Rhys Verner Rides the Kona Process G2 in British Columbia s Sea to Sky Corridor

Rhys Verner on Somewhere Over There

Rhys Verner on Somewhere Over There

Rhys Verner on Somewhere Over There

Rhys Verner on Somewhere Over There

About Kona:
At 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.


MENTIONS: @konaworld / @rhysvernor





69 Comments

  • + 61
 Question to people doing films and editing : why is everybody using fake sounds instead of capturing the actual sound of the bike? Is it too hard ? does it sound like shit ?
I find the raw videos cool, but i'm always disappointed when it ends up not being raw because the sound is added post production
  • + 16
 It's called porn for a reason.
  • + 2
 Its still recorded live just added and boosted in post...makes RAW have Power.
  • + 3
 i think you are mistaken, if you look cloesly in a few scenes, you'll see that's just the predator watching from the trees
  • + 20
 As a pro audio guy who only dabbles in video, my guess is it's too hard to get a clean result. You can strap a zoom mic/recorder to a rider, but where? Most places on the rider/bike will create a shit load of wind noise. And windscreens can reduce quality/perception of higher frequencies big time while still not even fully mitigating with 20mph winds we create as we blast down single track. I've heard of guys having SOME success using a zoom recorder in the riders pack recording audio from cheap lav mics on various areas of the bike but all that gear becomes an enormous hassle when you are actually out slaving for a clip. The other approach is recording the bike from the cameras (external) pov. The result often ends up underwhelming though as you only hear the full detail of the bike as it passes the camera. People try to make up for the lack of excitement by panning the audio from one speaker to another as a rider comes through the shot, but it tends to be over done/fake sounding.

The real legit guys use the same strategy as this video (sound designer approach of layering CLEAN prerecorded sounds) but they pull it off real well.

I really need to stop getting stoned and hopping on pinkbike
  • + 2
 @ejopdahl: definetly agree. In our last project, we used an external recorder for the first time. Most of the time we managed to record the actual sound of the shot, but sometimes it's just not possible, due to wind, additional noise of the cameraguy or because we can't mount the recorder to the bike/rider. In these cases we tried to record sounds that are as identical as possible.
If you're interested, check it out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J2suR5mb4g
  • - 3
 @chyu yeah its like asking why all the girl on brazzers have a big round tits.. haha
  • + 2
 Like @ejopdahl stated, it's very difficult to get good live audio in those situations. Having said that, if you overdo the added audio it's like shining a bright light into your eyes. . . for your ears. If it's done really well, you don't notice it, it just enhances the video.
  • + 2
 @SvenG: Nice watch Dude! What a trip...
  • + 27
 Kona is taking a page out of Commencal's marketing book. Sick videos and professional photography are what sell bikes these days.
  • + 22
 you mean guys riding miniature horses and wearing fake mullets and dressing up like cowboys to make cheese dick videos does sell bikes? lol
  • + 6
 Isn't that YETI's playbook?
  • + 9
 Too bad Kona isn't charging Commencal type $$ for these bikes.
  • + 3
 You should change your username to Captain Obvious.
  • + 1
 Sam Hill sells bikes these days for days
  • + 24
 A video that starts with a biker pedalling uphill ?Incredible !!! Its rare usually they push by foot.
  • + 5
 TBH that was probably the most impressive part of this video, which was dope
  • + 9
 Awesome. I love riding bikes. Videos that capture the emotion and sense of that are rad. This one nailed it. The bike looks great and from a Bernaysian marketing lens of selling the emotion first over the product... well played...
  • + 7
 Yet another video with freewheel sounds added to give it that "raw feel"

Give it a rest people. I couldn't even make it through the 2 minute video it was so annoying.

Cool bike, cool riding, but fake noises added is just too Hollywood for mountain biking IMO
  • + 5
 I love my 2015 Process 134, but I can see myself going to the new 153 when I move somewhere with trails it deserves to be ridden on. What a beautiful bike.
  • + 1
 I'm almost in the same boat. Except I would say we do have trails that test it (although,I fully admit that the bike is not the limiting factor on these trails). Love my 2016 153 and eagerly await the time when I replace it with the next gen.
  • + 4
 Great color coordination. Blue shoes and gloves, neutral shirt and shorts. Nothing that tries to divert attention. Harmony :-)
  • + 3
 Liking the color, like a yeti with tire clearance. F'n yeti - inside of my rear triangle(s) are worn smooth by my tire sidewall.
  • + 4
 Again, except more fake sound effects next time.
  • + 3
 Awesome vid. But I'm pretty sure we could put Rhys on my Kona Four and he'd look just as good. Big Grin
  • + 3
 The slogans are always ridiculous. "Built with purpose" as opposed to what? Built without giving a f^%$?
  • + 2
 My old Kona had the D.O.P.E. system to eliminate brake jack. My current Kona has the magic link to increase travel to counteract brake jack. What do these new bikes have?
  • + 3
 Tons of brake squat
  • + 1
 Does the magic link work? Did they stop doing it because it sucked or because it weirded people out?
  • + 1
 @BenPea: The gen three works but the system would require longer stays to work with bigger wheel sizes. Which goes against Kona's current philosophy. The gen 2 didn't allow the rebound to be tuned on the auxiliary shock. You have two sags to set and two rebounds which gives you the ability to change the way it rides a lot. I can only compare it to other Kona bikes I've ridden. It climbs like a King Kikapu but better because the floating stay will go backwards a bit. It absorbs rocks better than my old Coilair when pointed down. If set up with lots of sag it can require more body English to initiate a manual. If you set it up stiff like me you need a very off the back riding style to engage the second shock and relax the geometry but you can totally tune the geo with your body position once you know how. Bikes with steep learning curves don't sell.
  • + 1
 @choppertank3e: ok thanks, I think I'd need to try one to understand how that plays out in reality. On paper it sounds a little complicated, but if you can make it work as claimed without the learning curve being excessive then that's great.
  • + 4
 So the 2018 Process lineup has freewheels?
  • + 2
 actually they have free coaster hubs so that there film crew could add some freewheel sound in post without being drowned out with an actual freewheel
  • + 1
 Nice bike, but I don't understand intentionally noisey hubs. Never will. Was able to demo the high end Troy, it was flawless, except for the noisey ass hub.
  • + 1
 Noisy hubs are for fast riders so that us plebs get out of the way.
  • + 1
 It will get quieter after a bit of break in. Thankfully!
  • + 2
 Another Squamish shredder!
  • + 2
 Well that was very pleasant to watch.
  • + 2
 What trails where ridden for this edit? Amazing stuff!
  • + 1
 A lot of it is "somewhere over there".
  • + 1
 The step down at 1:12 is on Antithesis and the large drop @ 1:45 is a line beside Hueso.
  • + 1
 @HackSawyer: I wish somebody would rebuild parts of Higway to hell.. that line has potential I think...
  • + 1
 We filmed on Somewhere over there Bottom Of Hoods in the woods 19th hole Antithesis Highway to Hell and Micro Climate The trail list i just posted is more or less the order it appears in the edit
  • + 1
 Nice edit! Just the rhythm of the wheels, the beat of the drivetrain, and the melody of dirt, rock, and root.
  • + 11
 I kept waiting to hear marshals blow their whistles every 3 seconds... you see what watching too many race videos does to a man.. Smile
  • + 1
 Well good to see the drop I built works ????
  • + 1
 Luv it, the bike looks the ballz.
  • + 1
 I wouldn't mind having that coil version to shuttle with
  • + 1
 I thought Yeti had the patent on that color?
  • - 3
 Kona like others have lost identity.For a long time they had a design,four bar, faux bar ,whatever. They lost that,Lost war.Now they have to do like the others do ,they have to be on the wave and they have no more a watermark.Each year new concept,lets see if this takes...but there are a lot more like this .Some were great in the past,others simple have disapear .
  • + 1
 commencal meta
  • + 0
 Best soundtrack ever! Looks like a really nice bike. Well done Kona
  • + 1
 Very cool
  • + 1
 I need that bike
  • + 1
 ĝui la procezon
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