Daily Archives: 11/27/2018

Kona Dream Builds: Danny Stewart’s GSD* Shonky ST

UK rider Danny Stewart isn’t really much of a bling merchant, he just rides really hard and Gets Shit Done*. He’s signed on for 2019 to ride for Hart’s Cyclery/Kona as part of Kona Europe’s Grassroots programme. Danny rides park, dirt, and demos throughout Scotland each year with the Clan Stunt Team. Look out for Danny this year at Dirt Wars events across the UK.

Like all good DJ bikes Danny’s Shonky is sporting a Pike DJ up front. The rear wheel is a Mavic EX729 rim laced to a Hope Pro4 Trials Hub with Sapim Race spokes, the front wheel? A random emergency front wheel from the shop. The wheels are shod with Maxxis DTHout the back and a Schwalbe Taple Top up front.

A  Truvativ Descendant crankset and Hope F20 pedals propel this solid functional DJ machine.

A classic parts bin Avid Elixir XO brake slows things down.

Road.CC Features the Libre DL in Their Drop Bar Review

Road.CC has featured the Libre DL as a top contender in 1x drop bar bikes. Have you tossed out the extra chainrings? What do you love about 1X?

“With its carbon fibre frame, 45mm tyres and massive selection of gear mounting points, Kona’s new Libre platform is billed as “the ultimate adventure machine’ and for once it looks like that hype is justified. Sensibly, Kona have gone for hubs with SRAM’s XD freehub body, allowing a ten-tooth smallest sprocket so the 40-tooth chainring still provides a decent high gear, and it’ll still be reasonable if you decide to fit a 36-tooth ring for hauling gear. There plenty of rack and mudguard mounts, four bottle mounts, a top-tube bag mount and Salsa-style three-bolt rack mounts on the fork legs.” –Road.cc

Check out the full report here.