Kona is excited to introduce the 2018 Junior Factory Team. Featuring four of the best juniors in the USA, all are homegrown from the Pacific Northwest and its premiere racing program, Rad Racing NW. The 2017 US National Enduro Champion, Layton Meyers will lead the gravity side and is primed and ready to take on some of toughest races in North America. Meyers is joined by Gideon Bender, last year’s Cascadia Dirt Cup Junior Champion. Both riders will be racing enduro and downhill events. On the cyclocross side, three-time world championship team member Calder Wood will be contesting a national caliber schedule as he seeks to represent the USA for the fourth time in his career. Scott Funston, fresh off a 13th place finish at the World Cyclocross Championships, joins Wood in the quest to put Kona on top of as many podiums as possible.