Video: Spencer Paxson & Mark Allison Ride the All New Kona Hei Hei CR in 'Bicycle Therapy'

Apr 21, 2020
by Kona Bikes  
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Long-time riding buddies Spencer and Donny have grown apart in their riding ways. One is the ultra XC hardtail guy and the other is stuck in a world of Downhill (and Rainer). How can they reconcile their differences? Fortunately, Dr. Paddy White, a highly unlicensed therapist has just the thing: The all-new Hei Hei CR! This bike blends the best of XC and enduro into one lean machine. One ride and their woes are behind them! That’s what we call Bicycle Therapy.

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR
Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR
Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR

The carbon Hei Heis provide 120mm of front and rear travel, but make no mistake—this bike can punch above its weight. We shot this project in Bellingham during some NASTY weather on some rowdy sections of trail and we were stoked to see how well the bike performed over and over again.

Spencer and Donny

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR
Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR

Lessons we learned during Bicycle Therapy

• Yes, you can shotgun a beer while wearing a full-face helmet
• Pedaling a downhill bike up a climbing trail is always funny to watch
• You can never have too many snacks
• There’s no such thing as a waterproof camera
• Always carry one full-size garbage bag on a shoot
• In reality, Spencer Paxson can seriously rip on his hardtail, spandex or not
• These guys can actually act decently well
• None of the insults were scripted. Improv is alive and well!
• Crashing on demand is highly entertaining
• Bicycle fenders work really well to protect camera gear
• No actual feelings were hurt during the making of this film

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR
Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR

Spencer Paxson and Donny Allison ride the 2020 Kona Hei Hei CR

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For more information about the carbon Hei Heis, be sure to visit Konaworld.com.

Video by Axl Fostvedt and Peter Wojnar. Photos by Tyler Deschaine. Thank you to the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition and all of the local trail builders for the amazing trails!


37 Comments

  • 37 0
 Kona.. walking that cheese line like nobody else can. Cream was an excellent choice!
  • 19 0
 Wonderful filming, direction and of course riding - bloody brilliant guys - good job Smile
  • 11 0
 Love the shreddding going down on some of my favorite trails. Beautiful cinematography. Can't wait to get back to riding em on my process!
  • 10 0
 For some reason Kona & Transition's over the top marketing videos are always a hit for me, but I can never get into Pivot's... Also, Cream was the perfect soundtrack to the ending.
  • 1 6
flag truehipster (Apr 21, 2020 at 14:45) (Below Threshold)
 Put your resources in R & D or marketing. . . . . .
  • 8 0
 Great video and launch. I want one!!

#first
  • 6 1
 I love Kona’s pre-production colors. I wish more of them made it to the final products!
  • 6 0
 Well done, this is mint. Funny video. Bike looks boss
  • 5 0
 How adorable. I love Kona edits
  • 5 0
 That was rad. Great filming too. Thanks Kona!
  • 5 0
 Great choice in music!
  • 4 0
 Mountain biking looks fun!
  • 3 0
 Interesting that both bikes were pictured with MRP Ribbon SL forks, but those aren't available from Kona directly.
  • 4 0
 Awesome.
  • 3 0
 all them good cuddly vibes almost talked me into a hei hei
  • 3 0
 absolutely hilarious! humor is the best salesman Big Grin
  • 2 0
 I bet that bike is so Rad. I never should have sold my Process 111 but maybe this should replace it??
  • 1 0
 What a great video! Had me thinking about some of the conversations I have with my riding buddies!
  • 3 0
 Adorbz
  • 2 1
 Cool to see Tyler Deschaine getting the credit too. A man of many talents! Now go buy some Tenet pedals!
  • 2 0
 Nice work! And Paddy, so sophisticated. Who knew?
  • 1 0
 Hei, Hei, Ha, Ha, maybe a bit cheesy, but not bad. Good looking bike and fits 2 water bottles...
  • 1 0
 Cool video, but i feel the editor missed it on beat drop in White Room, oh well, maybe they are under 30 lol
  • 2 0
 Doin' it right!
  • 2 0
 ahhhh such a nice sport
  • 2 1
 Good stuff....I wonder if it’s more fun than a Process 111?
  • 1 0
 Probably not. If you want modern fun bike from Kona go with the updated 134.
  • 2 0
 Great video guys!
  • 1 0
 Really enjoyed this, great work!
  • 1 1
 The only time in my life I've been disappointed to hear Cream. How dare you tease 2112 like that!
  • 1 0
 Can't we all be brothers?
  • 1 0
 great music in both videos.
  • 1 0
 Sick!!
  • 1 0
 So good. Nice job
  • 1 4
 Shot-gunning beers? Cool.
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