Daily Archives: 03/04/2019

Kona Dream Builds: Murray’s Shonky is a Weapon of Dirt Destruction

We’ve already seen one extremely rad Shonky build come out of UK dealer Harts Cyclery. Well now it’s official. With Murray‘s bike, Harts is now two for two. These guys definitely hit it out of the park with this classy Shonky ST.

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Murray’s weapon of a bike has some seriously cool touches that add up to one crazy light dirt jumper/park bike. The whole thing weighs in at just 25lbs 8oz (11.56kg) and that might due to these Race Face SixC carbon cranks.

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The back end is slammed (would you have it any other way).

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Hope’s burly Pro 4 trials hub handles the single gear.

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More Hope matchiness up front with another Pro 4 hub. This one is bolted to a set of Rock Shox Pike DJ’s

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Keeping it UK, Murray has kept the Hope theme going with the rims and opted for a set of Hope Tech DH hoops. These are shod with Maxxis DTH tires front and rear.

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Stopping is a classy affair and another spot where saving weight has kicked in. There are no parts bin stoppers here. Murray has opted for a SRAM Guide Ultimate (the one with the carbon lever) rear brake with a 140mm rotor.

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That’s enough brake line there for at least two bar spins or tailwhips. Looks like Murray is planning on getting zesty on this thing.

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Oh look, more Race Face. The cockpit is running the Canadian brands legendary Atlas bar and stem combo.

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Out back you will find even more weight savings courtesy of Race Face. The SDG I-beam saddle is attached to a cut down Race Face SixC carbon seat post.

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You can’t tell us that you aren’t going to dream about this serious whip tonight. I can’t think of a single thing I’d do differently (well maybe some Maxxis DTH’s instead of the Ikons). I’m salivating just typing this up.

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