Kona Bicycles acquired by Kent Outdoors - Show Daily

Kona Bicycles acquired by Kent Outdoors

Kona Bicycles announced January 19 that it has been bought by the Kent Outdoors group, an Ohio-based company with a portfolio of outdoor brands including Arbor Snowboards, HO Sports, and Connelly Skis.

Ken Meidell, CEO of Kent Outdoors, said “Working with Kona fulfills a dream of mine, and I can’t wait to help bring more iconic bikes to cyclists all over the world.” Meidell is a lifelong cyclist who has previously led outdoor brands like Dakine, Outerbike, Outdoor Research, and Cascade Designs.

Jake Heilbron (left) and Dan Gerhard, two of Kona’s co-founders

Kona’s founders Dan Gerhard, Jake Heilbron, and Jimbo Holmstrom—will be staying on in their roles and Kona said it would be keeping all its staff and offices.

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