Video: Slaying the North Shore's Frosty Trails on an eMTB

Feb 2, 2021
by Kona Bikes  
Views: 5,209    Faves: 21    Comments: 2


Kona sales rep Scott “Shiggy” Mackay is a familiar face on the North Shore. He builds some of the most popular trails and he's a community steward, but most of all he RIPS on all the bikes. Shiggy spent a couple of days in the early winter aboard the Remote 130 in some perfectly crisp and slick PNW conditions. Peter Wojnar was on hand to capture what Shiggy does best: absolutely slay!

Scott rides the Kona Remote 130

Scott rides the Kona Remote 130
Scott rides the Kona Remote 130

Scott rides the Kona Remote 130

Scott rides the Kona Remote 130

With the success of both the Process 134 and the Remote 160, it only made sense to blend the two and create the ultimate trail e-MTB. The Remote 130 strikes a perfect harmony between an all-mountain trail bike and a pedal-assist electric bike. A sturdy aluminum frame holds Shimano’s E7000 motor and 504 Wh battery. Suspension is provided by a 140mm Fox Rhythm 34 Float fork and Performance Float rear shock. Shimano’s new 12-speed Deore drivetrain and 4-piston brakes provide the stop and go. 29” WTB KOM Trail i35 TCS 2.0 wheels are wrapped in Maxxis Minion EXO+ TR 3C rubber. The bike is finished off with a stellar Prism paint job that is sure to be a showstopper on trails everywhere.

Scott rides the Kona Remote 130

Scott rides the Kona Remote 130
Scott rides the Kona Remote 130

Kona Remote 130

Kona Remote 130
Kona Remote 130

Kona Remote 130
Kona Remote 130

Head to KonaWorld.com for the full lowdown on the Remote 130

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50 Comments

  • 32 8
 Bbbbut he's not overweight and can actually ride a bike, how can this beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • 17 15
 'You'll ride the damn ebike or you'll find a new job... back in the US' Kona corporate management.
  • 12 1
 Nice bike and nice riding
  • 3 0
 Nice riding indeed! This track would be considered hard enduro anywhere else but at the shore. The bike though is equiped with budget components. Quite surprising to see E7000 motor when EP8 was just released recently.
  • 10 0
 Sweet bike. Awesome trails. Sick riding. Nice job Kona!
  • 9 2
 Very impressive riding. On a 130mm bike, in the snow and wet. This had more gnarly riding than the Norco Shore edit.
  • 8 0
 Shiggy is the bomb, he always makes it look easy.
  • 7 1
 this is what you call "frosty conditions?" looks just like "perfect conditions" to me!
  • 9 3
 An electric bicycle!?! What will they think of next?!
  • 4 4
 Shoes with laces made from.....wait for it..... WIRE!
  • 2 3
 Nothing I hope
  • 2 0
 @Waldon83: ... e-shoes?
  • 1 0
 @pgomez: LOFL !
  • 5 0
 Little bit upset because I wasn’t expecting to be blown away.
Those sections in perfect conditions are gnarly asf.
  • 6 0
 Shiggy is the man!
  • 3 1
 I love the riding style! It looks more like a Fox commercial (because of the enormous logo on the pants) than a Kona one. Kona’s marketing should think of that.
  • 26 0
 Thank you for the pro tip.
  • 3 0
 @konaworld: Kona used to make good clothing back in the day. Still have some Kona shorts and pants with the glow in the dark labels. Man Im old. But not ready to buy an E bike yet.
  • 3 1
 The irony of the first shot with the Taco right behind the eBike

Really though, this shows what eBikes are all about. Pure 100% fun.
  • 3 0
 trail builders are sick, just can't get on board with the big E though (downvotes here i come)
  • 2 0
 This looks like a lot of fun. Where can I find frosty trails like this in Arizona?
  • 3 2
 Thought I was going to see that creek gap to creek drop there.
What's wrong, Shiggy, are ya chicken?!
  • 6 0
 Shots didn't make the cut. Slime green, wet ladder rungs had me puckered and slipping off the drop. Sounds like you've seen my trail, enjoy!
  • 3 0
 @shiggyplop: Yeah me and my buddy discovered it a few weeks ago.
Waaaay above my pay grade, as they say!
I've been hoping to see someone hit it in an edit, it's very cool.
  • 1 0
 @konaworld: Ok, so here's how this goes:
I watch the video multi times, crushing beers and decide it doesn't look too scary and I can hit it.
I go back, full of confidence!
I see it and immediately reaffirm that there's no bloody way I'm doing it.
After which I crush more beers at home and lament not hitting it.
Aaaand repeat.
But, man that's an awesome build!
Maybe one day..
  • 1 0
 So, if I buy a Kona Ebike I will be able to ride that well? Where do I get one?
  • 2 0
 Yeah Shigg!! Looking shreddy!! amazing riding and excellent camera work.
  • 2 0
 This makes us want to ride! Nice work @shiggyplop @PeterWojnar @konaworld
  • 1 0
 PB we'd like an article or video on the two motor options and why one might be chosen over the other. Thanks
  • 3 2
 Isn't this the bike with the 56° head angle?
  • 7 1
 aren't they all after casing a couple of times?
  • 2 0
 Shigggggyyyyy
  • 1 0
 So SICK! Gettin ShiggEEE wit it
  • 2 1
 So dope! Cool trail!
  • 1 0
 that u at 0:16?? lol
  • 1 0
 @tylermdc: Yeeeep!
  • 1 0
 nice one
  • 1 1
 So sick Scotty, effortless style!
  • 1 0
 Needs better rotors!!!
  • 1 1
 Looks like Remedy
  • 3 5
 Why the small battery? It should be at least 630wh.
  • 1 0
 I'm guessing for the same reason they put the smaller motor on - to keep it a little more sprightly. I ride a 134, and it's one hell of a fun does-everything-well trail bike. Nope, it's not light - but it's responsive in all the ways you want it to be. I am not drawn to the idea of a super-slack, super longer travel, super heavy enduro ebike, for the same reason I ride a 134 and not a 153 or Process X. Those bikes have their place and their audience. But for me, if I were to look at an eMTB, I'd looks for this sort of concept. It doesn't take much boost to make climbing so much quicker and less taxing - so that means more laps, or not shying away from traversing to the other side of my local trail system without it feeling like a death march, or not driving to places that are normally a bit too far away to ride to.

All hypothetical for me for now, as my local area is not open to ebikes. Having ridden the Shore, I could totally see it being great for there; having ridden Darrington, same there. If it ever does become kosher here in Bellingham, there's a lot of cool stuff it would open up for me. But then again, I'm riding from my house to trails on the north side of Galbraith that folks visiting from elsewhere are telling me are just freaking amazing, so I always feel like a bit of a spoiled brat that they're part of my lunch looop...
  • 3 1
 @g-42: I've ridden the Remote 130, and I got 2 consecutive laps in on my Shore loop that I do and still had battery to spare at the end of it, if anything the ebike pushes you to actually go for a longer ride because you still have the energy to. Super sick bike, and as a 134 owner as well the Remote 130 is near as playful as the 134, just heavier. Very cool bike.
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