Daily Archives: 03/20/2018

Kona Dream Builds: Ryan’s Race Ready Process 153 29

Ryan Gardner is not a short dude, at 6ft 3 his extra-large builds are always interesting to check out. His latest farm gate sized enduro weapon, which got it’s first run a few weeks back at the Trans Puerta Vallarta race in Mexico, is one very cool Process 153 29. It’s built from the ground up with a smattering of very cool parts from Ryan’s longtime sponsors E*Thirteen, WTB and Fox Racing Shox and its built with one purpose, landing its lanky pilot on podiums throughout California and the world.

WTB Vigilante tires are laced to E*Thirteen’s bulletproof TRSr Carbon rims. Suspension up front is looked after by a set of burly Fox Factory 36 forks. Kona’s own bar, stem and grips combined with E*Thriteen’s 170mm TRS Plus fully serviceable dropper post complete the cockpit.

Brakes are Shimano Zee while an XT rear mech handles shifting duties on E*Thirteen’s wide range rear 9T-46T cassette. E*Thirteens TRSr Carbon cranks propel the 29 Inch wheels, while an E*Thirteen TRS plus chain guide keeps things running smooth. The rear suspension on the Process is handled by Fox’s trunion mounted Factory Float X2.

Damn, that 9T-46T cassette!

Photos. Ryan Cleek