BoTM al-onestare's 1997 Kona Explosif Team Edition is the May 2022 "Pipmeister Kona Special" Bike of The Month

Bike of The Month
Our May 2022 Bike of The Month competition was a Kona special. For those who are unaware, forum member @Pipmeister, Phillip 'Pip' Mock, sadly lost his battle with cancer in March this year. Pip made a huge contribution to the forum with his knowledge of all things Kona, in particular his tireless dedication to collating serial numbers and information on some of the higher end Kona models. Pip had 'agents' scouring the internet for new additions to the lists, which can be seen in the Retro MTB Chat area of the forum. We had 26 Konas entered and you can view the nominations thread here and the poll here.
I recommend checking out the build thread for @al-onestare's winning 1997 Kona Explosif Team Edition and you can see it featured as one of Konas 'Dream Builds'