Video: Enduro, Moto and Dirt Jumps in 'At Home With Connor Fearon'

Jun 18, 2020
by Kona Bikes  
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Just because the world has been locked down during Covid-19 doesn't mean the prep work for race season goes on hold. With the hopes of a 2020 race season still simmering in the distance, Connor Fearon has been busy riding, training, and riding some more. Hardtail, enduro, dirt jump, moto, DH—you name it, he's been on it. While Connor may not have set foot in a start gate, it's easy to see that he's been out slaying it on all the wheels. Spoiler alert: the Shonky scrub is mind-blowing.

At Home With Connor

At Home With Connor Fearon Photo Ryan Finlay

At Home With Connor Fearon Photo Ryan Finlay

At Home With Connor Fearon Photo Ryan Finlay
Connor's SRAM GX Eagle equipped Team Issue Process 153 CR DL
This is the Honzo that Connor rode to a South Australia State Enduro win (beating another Adelaide World Cup downhiller in the process).

Photos and Video: Ryan Finlay


40 Comments

  • 20 0
 That Red Kona Process looks so good.

Good luck to ConnorSmile
  • 13 0
 If I found a genie in a bottle today, my 2nd wish would be to corner like Connor!
  • 1 0
 And the first wish would be?
  • 5 0
 Came to say the same thing. Looks sick I want one
  • 2 0
 Always been such a pleasure to watch Fearon ride. It's a shame Kane Cheworth took down all the old edits of him. They were rad!
  • 2 0
 1.52! That's what you call a scrub. Bike just oozes over the lip like it's liquid poured out of a bottle!
  • 2 0
 Yeah, that scrub blew my mind, such buttery goodness.
  • 3 2
 Trails and dj spot look mint. Am I the only one though who does not care at all for moto? seems very connected with MTB for a lot of people, I can't seem to figure out why.
  • 3 0
 Go ride a moto and find out!
  • 2 0
 @rideonjon: who's got the time and money if you're already mtbing :')
  • 2 0
 I love both. Fundamentally you are off road and on two wheels, lots of the skills are transferable and they both bloody fun.
MTB is a lot easier when I have a few hours spare (after work). Moto is great for exploring/camping in Australia, so many places to ride than can only be accessed on moto and you would never get to see on a MTB. Also very fun to burn around a MX track and get some big air.
To the greenies out there, you probably burn more fuel driving to go mtbing than I do on my moto for a full day (unless of course you live at the bottom of some epic MTB trails).
  • 1 0
 @rideonjon: good for you mate.
  • 1 0
 @swindelhurst: Of course I get the two wheels thing but besides the technical aspect what I love so much about mtbing is going to awesome remote places, just you and your bike powered by your body. A very organic experience to me. Besides having a motor would ruin it for me, you cannot get to remote places on a moto where I live. Sure you can go to one of those tracks and do laps but a pumptrack seems a lot more fun to me.

I guess it depends where you're from. Off track Moto is just not a thing here.
  • 1 0
 Moto= going fast on rough terrain on 2 wheels. MTB= going fast on rough terrain on 2 wheels. Pretty similar I reckon.
  • 2 1
 "beating another Adelaide World Cup downhiller in the process"

Bit of a dick move quote here, not too many other WCDH riders from radelaide.
  • 2 0
 RADelaide! I miss it there.
  • 3 0
 Nice Datto Connor.
  • 2 0
 Hiace, Datto, riding, that's livin' barry.
  • 4 2
 Flat pedals ????????
  • 6 0
 All the best cornerers use them. Hill, Kovarik, Fearon. Notice a theme, Aussies on flat pedals. Bryn is an exception but I believe he used to use them a fair bit too.
  • 2 0
 @treggs: you missed Rennie. He was not too shabby at railing a corner; if he didn't blow it up.
  • 2 0
 YES, flat pedals. Foot out flat outSmile
  • 1 0
 Dave Cullinan then Shaun Palmer, both in Vans. Palmer won a World Cup on them!!!!!! Then Michael Pascal, the french racer won 2 World Cups on flats. He was NUTS FAST! He just had to race against Nico was all. And don't even think he raced in FiveTen's. Or maybe he switched to flats later in his career. Can't remember.
  • 1 0
 ytf
  • 2 2
 Man that front tyre irritates the hell out of me, sorry. Everything else is great though!
  • 5 0
 Why? What's wrong with a DHR up front? Standard issue where breaking effectiveness is a priority
  • 1 0
 @thingswelike: Once you get used to dropping anchor on a front mounted DHR, it's tough to go back to a DHF! Also the 2.4 size is a better fit for many trail bikes than a 2.3 or 2.5 DHF.
  • 1 0
 I agree, that Maxxis logo ain't perfectly centered to the Valve! Perfect on the rear one though Razz
  • 1 1
 I'm not talking about the tyre itself, more the alignment. I can't un-see it. Attention to detail is part of my job so I have a strong opinion when it comes to these thing. That's just my opinion thanks for the down-votes.
  • 1 0
 @loamyhomie: Try turning that part of your Job off.
  • 2 0
 @watchtower: see there you go with a capitalised J wHERE YOU DON'T NEED ONE FML MY OCD I JUST CANT!
  • 2 0
 @loamyhomie: ha ha, bugger, dunno how that got in there.
  • 3 1
 Corner Fearoff
  • 1 0
 Love watching Fearon rail corners
  • 1 0
 RAdelaide. Sik vid. Home trails. Make more of this.
  • 1 0
 Was that hilltop hoods on the track??
  • 1 0
 Such a steezy rider that Fearon. Horrible, horrible music though.
  • 1 0
 Assgai on the Honcho.

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