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March 3/06 2:56 am - Kona 'Make It Shonky' Contest

Posted by Editor on 03/3/06

Kona Hosts the First Ever 'Make it Shonky' Contest
Courtesy Kona

Show us your Asphalts, the Shonkier the Better-

If you're the kind of rider who favors handlebar tassels over aero-bars, bells over bar-ends and low rides over long travel, Kona has the contest for you. The brand spankin' new Owners Area at is hosting the first ever 'Make it Shonky' contest; a monthly selection of the most out there, interesting and truly bizarre modified Kona Asphalt bikes, with a Kona Strada Merino Wool Jersey going to the owner of the very shonkiest every month for the next five months.

Entrants into the 'Make it Shonky' contest first need to be registered members at the new Kona Owner's Area, and then, starting March 1, post an image of their modified Kona Asphalt bike, along with a list of modifications and customizations, on the owner's page of Every month for the next five months, the Kona Product Group Big Wigs will judge all entries and award the owner of the bike with the most creative and outlandish modifications.

"Shonky is on the eye of the beholder," said KonaWorld Cabin Boy, "But at Kona, we like to think we know shonky best. So, every month, the Kona Product Group Big Wigs will be picking the most shonk-laden Kona Asphalt bike, and giving props to whoever provided it with its extra shonk."

The 'Make it Shonky' contest also signals the arrival of the Owner's Area, which has been created as a forum for Kona owners to chat about how awesome Kona bikes are, find answers to frequently asked tech questions, and provide opportunities for Kona owners to post pictures and stories from epic rides.

"In the past, we found Kona owners kept getting kicked out of every place they tried to meet," said Cabin Boy. "So, we thought we'd start our own online meeting place, besides"

So, head to and get your shonk on.


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