The road to Satori is said to be the road to enlightenment. It’s all about finding that perfect balance of harmony and rhythm in life. At Kona, we think it’s all about finding both things on two wheels. Perhaps enlightenment is tapping into your flow state on the bike.
It’s that place of pure enjoyment and complete mental immersion where climbing is actually fun and descending is nothing short euphoric. We put this feeling in motion with Jake Hood riding the all-new 2019 Satori. We chose this name for a reason. We chose it because we believe in the unique freedom that a bicycle provides and we think the Satori is the perfect vehicle to help you achieve that goal.
“The Satori kind of blew me away. It showed up and I said, ‘Here we go again. Just another run of the mill trail bike. One that will probably be sweet on the mellow trails but will be out its depth when things get nasty.’ I’m currently still eating my words. How wrong I was. I knew it was going to climb like a mountain goat – and it really does due to the steep seat angle and good pedaling platform- but point this bike downhill and you will have a sore face from smiling that much. Popping off any bump in your sight, blowing up turns, dancing the bike across the nastiest root sections you can find, or scrubbing blindly into some rock garden, it does it all in stride. Nothing really seems to phase it.”
“The Satori is probably the most well-rounded and versatile bike in the Kona lineup. It strikes this unique balance between up, down and across and that’s what makes it so unique; a bike that is simply good at mountain biking. In a world of “longer/slacker/faster/harder” the Satori stands out as a versatile and easy to ride bike that has impressive value and great demeanor on the trail.”
-Ian Schmitt, Kona Product Manager