If you don’t spend much time on XC bikes, it can be an odd sensation when you eventually do. Sometimes, it’s a frightening reminder of exactly why you don’t spend much time on XC bikes. But other times, it’s a refreshing taste of what you’ve been missing. The fog of 2.6-inch tires and 65-degree headtube angles is lifted, and is replaced by something clean, crispy and new but also familiar and comfortable. The Kona Hei Hei has nailed that for at least the last two generations of its evolution. We are happy to report that the new 2020 Hei Hei CR and CR/DL have not strayed from that approach, but have refined it.