Connor Fearon Shreds The Kona Hei Hei

February 15th, 2017

By Andrew Dodd

Connor Fearon puts the hammer down at Retallack Lodge

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.

Connor Fearon shreds the Kona Hei Hei at Retallack Lodge

World Cup Dh racer Connor Fearon doesn’t hang about on a bike – pointed up, down and along, this man rips.

Live a little. Breathe. And then shred.Connor Fearon shreds the Kona Hei Hei at Retallack Lodge
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.

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

Connor Fearon shreds the Kona Hei Hei at Retallack Lodge

The Hei Hei may be a trail bike, but coming from the Kona stable it makes the perfect lightweight weapon under a rider like Connor Fearon

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.Connor Fearon shreds the Kona Hei Hei at Retallack Lodge

Right out the box and under our World Cup DH 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.

So, we sent World Cup downhiller Connor Fearon into British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains with the Hei Hei Trail.Connor Fearon shreds the Kona Hei Hei at Retallack Lodge

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.Connor Fearon shreds the Kona Hei Hei at Retallack Lodge

Hei Hei Trail Details

All three Hei Hei Trail models feature the same Kona Race Light full carbon frame. Check the full range out right here.

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.

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