Words by Kona | Images by Kona

All too often we can get sucked into the same old habits. Same trails, same bike, same everything.

Sometimes you’ve got to get out of the box. Live a little. Breathe. And then shred.

Connor Fearon certainly knows how to shred.

Connor Fearon certainly knows how to shred.

The Hei Hei Trail is an out of the box thinker, like many of Kona’s bikes. Everyone who swings a leg over one notes that it outrides its numbers, surpassing their expectations of a trail bike’s capabilities.

Connor Fearon rides the Hei Hei Trail in picturesque British Columbia terrain.

Connor Fearon rides the Hei Hei Trail in picturesque BC terrain.

Light and efficient with its full carbon frame and Fuse suspension design, snappy and playful on the way back down.

The base level Hei Hei Trail 27.5" retails for $6199.

The base level Hei Hei Trail 27.5″ retails for $6199.

While the Fuse suspension design is shared with our race-ready Hei Hei cross-country bike, the Hei Hei Trail, with 140mm of travel and 27.5′′ wheels, is a completely different beast. It’s the kind of bike that challenges preconceptions, and redefines what a bike in this class can do.

The Hei Hei Trail DL retails for $8999.

The Hei Hei Trail DL retails for $8999.


RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX AND UNDER OUR WORLD CUP RACER:

With the Hei Hei Trail’s lineage, it may have been expected of us to produce a video featuring one of our Endurance Team racers. But the reality is, this bike may just get you out of your box, thinking differently about the Hei Hei name from which this bike found its lineage, and pedalling to places you previously considered outside that box.

The box metaphors don't seem to apply so much to Connor.

The box metaphors don’t seem to apply so much to Connor.

So, we sent World Cup downhiller Connor Fearon into British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains with the Hei Hei Trail. And what we came out with was exactly the proof we needed that this bike doesn’t belong in the box, but up in the hills, getting loose. We tend to think you’ll agree.

Up in the hills sounds good to us!

Up in the hills sounds good to us!


HEI HEI TRAIL DETAILS:

All three Hei Hei Trail models feature the same Kona Race Light full carbon frame. From the top-spec Hei Hei Trail Supreme through the Hei Hei Trail DL and the Hei Hei Trail, you can expect to find wide rims, great tires, and high quality suspension components. No matter which model you choose, you can be assured it’ll be ready to shred right out of the box.

The top of the line Hei Hei Trail Supreme.

The top of the line Hei Hei Trail Supreme.

You can find more information on the Hei Hei Trail here.

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