Kona developed the first real Big-Bikes in the 90s' that were full suspension bikes conceived for the use on the North Shore Trials and in the first bike parks.
What particular characterized this bikes was the 4-bar frame, which enabled much country lane for the first time without the rear getting "soft".
Today Kona produces a wide range of bikes i.a. exotic constructions like load wheels but also cross and racing bicycles. Furthermore Kona is characterized by strong social commitment.