Daily Archives: 04/10/2019

Kona Dream Builds: Grassroots Cycles Custom Steel Honzo

The crew at Grass Roots Cycles in Grand Junction, CO have whipped up this subtle yet very rad custom steel Honzo for one of their customers. After spying it on their Instagram feed we just had to share the finished build with you. It’s got a little local flavor to it as well as a bit of bling and then some basic get it done functionality.

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Being from Grand Junction it would have been rude not to build this bike up with a fork from local company MRP. The Ramp controlled MRP Ribbon fork ads some serious squish up front.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Cable guides on point.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And for the bling, a sultry Deity bar, stem and grip combo. Magura MT7’s keep speed in check, not that brakes are needed out at 18 Road.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

We can’t not mention that cable routing, this bike was built with LOVE.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Hand-built DT Swiss EX511’s are shod with set of Maxxis Minion DHRII/DHF’s while up and downness is provided by X Fusion’s reliable Manic dropper post.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Thanks to trickle down tech, this Honzo is running SRAM’s affordable wide range SRAM GX Eagle drive train.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

You don’t need to break the bank to put together your Dream Build.

Kona Dream Builds: Martin’s mean, Green Dirt Jump Machine

This is one Shonky that is sure to make you quite literally Green with Envy. Martin is a Mechanic at long time Kona Dealer, Mitchell Cycles, and has always been a fan of the Brand. When he got in touch and said that he’d finished putting together what in his eyes was ‘the perfect Shonky’, we had to go check it out.

I mean look at this thing, it just oozes style from every angle! Martin’s build includes Rockshox Reba RL Forks, Hope X2 Rear Brake with the Tech 3 Lever, Gusset 3 Piece Cranks/Half Link Chain, Renthal Bars and those sweet looking Schwalbe Table Top Skinwall Tyres.

As if this Shonky wasn’t cool enough, Martin has also added some rad homemade dust caps and the infamous ‘Punisher’ head badge!

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Ben Hazell | KONA COG
Ben Hazell | KONA COG Enough braided hose for at least a few bar spins . . .
Ben Hazell | KONA COG That red Half Link chain matches perfectly with the Hope brake caliper & rotor
Ben Hazell | KONA COG Awesome little trick to keep the fork lock out in the open position
Ben Hazell | KONA COG Mega stopping power from the Hope Tech 3 Lever
Ben Hazell | KONA COG What custom build doesn’t have custom made dust caps?!?
Ben Hazell | KONA COG The slammed saddle just clears these Schwalbe Skinwalls