The 2015 Bike and Beer Festival: Konga 29+ SS MTB

I’m here in Portland, Oregon attending the Bike and Beer festival at HopWorks Urban Brewery. While I’ll be documenting many of the frames, I’ll also be capturing the general vibes. For now, let’s just check out some bikes!

You’re a long way from home, partna’…

Konga Frames has been spending the past few months in the Pacific Northwest, soaking in the Oregonian sunlight and bicycle culture that, at this point, is world-renown and worth the trip.

So who and what is Konga?

Konga’s frames are made individually by hand in Mäntyharju, Finland and his latest work is something completely unexpected (for me anyway.) This bright yellow 29+ SS MTB features a painted to match Salsa fork with ENVE riser bars, Maxxis Chronicle tires, Hope hubs, White Industry ONE cranks and Formula Racing disc brakes. Pretty cush, right?

Even though Konga wasn’t officially displaying at the show, I couldn’t pass this beauty up…

  • mp

    Wow, that’s clean!

  • Ryan

    Beautiful

  • moe

    Like the consistant use of raw aluminum parts.

    • Andy Moore

      There’s nothing like metal looking like metal! m/

      (It should be noted that thomson gear is silver anodized, though, however close to raw aluminum the finish appears.)

      • moe

        And they even get better over time!

  • Ryan Smith

    Thats perfect. And those brakes cables!

    • Who makes them? So nice.

      • bonky wonky

        Not sure about these but Goodridge makes braided hoses as well that are both good looking and make the brakes feel a lot firmer.

  • FF

    I’m glad to say my next one will be a Konga.

  • the salsa fork looks good on there.

  • Mika Kankainen

    Yeah couldn’t pass Konga Bicycles either during the past years. Highly recommended :) https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5324/17020403713_ed56fec00b_c.jpg & https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5717/21000009586_852f40478d_c.jpg