Video: Hardtail Sending in 'After Hours'

Aug 31, 2021
by Kona Bikes  

Leah Lind-White gives in to temptation while she waits for the bus to go home after work. Steel, sleek, and extra slack, the Honzo ESD is irresistible. Leah hops on board for a night of pure adventure with the ESD. As the sun rises and the work day approaches, Leah accidentally drops her shoe in a mad dash to make it to her train on time. Fortunately, fairy tale chivalry is alive and well, and the ESD is waiting for her at the station at the end of the day, ready to whisk her away on their next adventure.

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD
Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD
Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD
Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD
Leah Lind-White rides the Honzo ESD

HONZO ESD

If Mad Max rode a bike, it would be the Honzo ESD. It’s part Honzo, part monster, and with geometry that inspired the Process X, it’s made for those who want to punish the trails. A steel frame holds a Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork with 150mm of travel. It’s got strong 4-piston brakes, grippy Maxxis rubber, and a headtube badge that will scare your children at night. This is the Warrior of the Wasteland.

Honzo ESD

Honzo ESD
Honzo ESD

Honzo ESD
Honzo ESD

Honzo ESD

Honzo ESD
Honzo ESD


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29 Comments

  • 27 0
 I see hardtail I click. Simple as that
  • 17 0
 Always love a metal emblem on the frame!
  • 4 0
 every frame should have a metal headbadge
  • 11 1
 oh i just love hardtails! super nice video!
  • 6 1
 Received my 2020 frame 2 weeks ago (the red one) and am in the process of very slowly building it up. This may be a months long process, but I am looking forward to riding this thing. I was very happy to see that the 170mm dropper I got fits with me being 5'4" and my preferred saddle height of 66.5cm on the size small.
  • 1 0
 Hey, same size rider, same saddle height. Curious to know how it works for your when it's built.
  • 4 0
 It’ll never be a process, but close.
  • 2 0
 @Maurice-Byl: I see what you did there.
  • 2 0
 @justwan-naride: im 5'5" and fit a 210 dropper on my chromag rootdown. with the seat slammed its basically a giant dirt jumper and one of the most fun bikes ive ever ridden. lots of room for activities, which is nice when riding a hardtail on chunky trails
  • 7 0
 Did anyone else worry about how thirsty she must have been by the morning?

Sweet bike nevertheless
  • 6 0
 Very refreshing to see a lady ripper. What a super-cool video!
  • 3 0
 What a sweet looking bike. Running a 150mm Z1 on my Moxie and it feels indestructible.
  • 3 0
 If I can ever ride half as stylish as Leah I'll die a happy lady.
  • 1 0
 Ey, quit tempting me to leave my faithful 2011 Yelli Screamy for something younger and slacker! I'm trying to do the right thing, here!
  • 1 0
 Awesome shreddit! Stylish, but not over the top. Night riding was sweet too! Love to see women out having fun on bikes Big Grin

Especially Ht's.
  • 2 0
 Nicely makes the “low maintenance/huge fun” point about HCHTs.
  • 3 1
 Very good video. Purple looks fantastic.
  • 2 0
 Braking holes in a berm. The enemy of the hardtail rider.
  • 1 0
 This was my first choice hardtail but you literally can’t get them in NZ… went with a Nordest. Did not dispoint
  • 1 0
 this reminds me of 2020 :.)
  • 1 0
 That train takes you on one of those beautiful rides in the country.
  • 1 0
 Well, that got dark quick
  • 1 0
 Sick riding at some classic spots, awesome edit!
  • 1 1
 What lights is she using?
  • 2 0
 They were prototype ones that just appear when you need them and then disappear again when you don't.
  • 1 1
 Nice cinderella storyline with a hardtail monster of a prince
  • 1 1
 Where was this filmed?
  • 1 0
 the solana beach Amtrak station

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