One of the best all-round bikes, 29er or not, for the trails of southern Ontario. Paul's been riding Kona and Specialized for 2 decades, and this is one of his favorites!
HEI HEI CR/DL
From Kona's website: “It’s like a rocket ship!” This sentiment is often heard echoing through forests as the Hei Hei CR DL races through time and space. The all new Hei Hei CR DL Race Light frame is the epitome of fast and light. The frame is outfitted with a RockShox Pike Ultimate fork and RockShox Deluxe Ultimate shock both with 120mm of travel, a Reverb dropper, and SRAM Descendant DUB carbon cranks, making this ultimate world record-smashing machine."
"The Hei Hei is an interesting blend of cross-country and capable suspension, and it's a package that makes a lot of sense for riders who value fitness but also know that a pure race bike is a bit silly."
"Kona has also managed to increase how far a dropper post can be inserted into the seat tube, which means you should be able to run a longer travel dropper post."