Daily Archives: 03/20/2019

Kona Dream Builds: Matt’s Cute Little Honzo

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Matt Mckinley isn’t the tallest rider out there, at 5’5″, the Queenstown, NZ based Atlas Bar head chef should be allowed to ride any bike he wants. The boys at Bikeaholic think so and have built him this damn rad Honzo ST in size small. Coming from a road background this is Matts first ever MTB, talk about doing things the right way, if we could all start life on Honzo ST Dream Builds.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The build perfectly straddles modesty with a touch of class, no where is this more evident than in the drivetrain and brakes. A simple Shimano XT/Deore setup propels the bike while Shimano Deore brakes handle stopping duties.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Up front you’ll find a 130mm travel Marzocchi Bomber Z1.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The fork angle is slackened out via a 2º Works Angle Headset

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

A Spank Spike Race bar is mounted to the bike via a Thomson stem, contact points are courtesy of ODI’s infamous Ruffian grips.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The wheels are a set of Praxis Works AL 32’s… with an internal rim witdh of… you guessed it, 32mm.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And a laced to a set of DT Swiss 350’s front and rear.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

That rigid post will be saying goodbye shortly, as it’s getting replaced with a OneUp dropper, which will match the OneUp alloy pedals nicely. It’s probably also worth mentioning the rad rubber as well, Maxxis skinwalls and a touch style, that’s a 2.4″ Ardent up front and a 2.2″ Ikon out back.

Miranda Miller 6th at Cranwkworx AirDH

Kona gravity team rider Miranda Miller finished in a solid sixth place on Wednesday aboard her Process 153 in the Air Downhill race at Crankworx Rotorua. Miller, whose primary focus is the Enduro World Series, was thrilled with her placing and looking forward to practicing for the EWS race, which starts tomorrow.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG PC: Andy Vathis

Up next for the Kona team is Speed and Style with Caleb Holonko, happening today. You can stay up to date with all Kona team riders and the events with our Crankworx Post here.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG PC: Andy Vathis