Daily Archives: 04/17/2019

Kona Dream Builds: Weird Science – Daryl Ong’s Process CR DL 29

If you have a Kona Dream Build to share with us, adding the hashtag #KonaDreamBuilds is a sure fire way to get it under our noses. Daryl’s impeccable Process CR DL build showed up last week on three different Instagram accounts, which were all tied in some way to Singapore based Kona dealer Attitude Bikes. We reached out to store owner Walton Seah for a bit of info on this build and he more than obliged, snapping a very cool set of photos to boot.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

This build started after a Process 153 CR DL frame showed up for one of our supported riders, Daryl Ong, who races local DH and shreds our regional bike parks. In conjunction with BikeTechnics, the local distributor for Kona Bikes, we decided to kick off a project for #KonaDreamBuilds through our #ABConceptualisedBuilds programme that started early this year focusing on the needs of customers, balancing the wants and making them look like one hell of a ride.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

With Daryl’s weight slightly over 100kg (220lbs) both the shock and fork have been tuned and reworked out of the box with different oil weights (to give better mid-stroke support) and Wayne Suspension Service (WSS) Low Friction Seals. We even gave the Reverb the WSS Low Friction treatment.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The bike is tricked out with all our in-house brands like Magura, One Up Components, and Atomlab. Being a brand ambassador for Atomlab Components, Daryl gets a whole lot of Atomlab love. Stem, bars, pedals, 102 engagement hubs and carbon rims. The wheels are custom built from the ground up for Darryl, and each spoke is tensioned evenly at 140kgf (=/-3kgf) to support his aggressive riding and his weight and racing style. The bike is also sporting our very own limited edition Mica Red Magura MT7 calipers and levers.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

We also opted for Sram XO1 11speed in red instead of the new 12speed Eagle as Daryl finds the extra range a little too much especially the possible chain slaps on those DH and park runs.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Last but not least, the bike is wrapped in full automotive grade Oracal stone guard clear film that has been custom cut by hand to protect the original paint. We had the brand logo decals printed and applied on the chainstay to show off whom he is representing.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Frame: Kona Process 153 CF Large
Fork: Rockshox Lyrik – Reworked internals and WSS seals
Shock: Super Deluxe – Reworked internals and WSS seals
Dropper: Rockshox Reverb 150mm with 1x trigger – Full WSS Seals
Headset: Reset Racing
Seat Clamp: Reverse Components in anodized red
Group set: SRAM XO1 11 speed, 170mm crank arm length, 32T chainring.
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Slim in Red
Stem: Atomlab SL 35mm clamp and length
Bar: Atomlab CFR Carbon 35mm/ 780mm width 9/5 degrees
Pedal: Atomlab TrailKing
Wheelset: Atomlab CFR Carbon 29″ rims, Phil Wood 14G spokes, anodized red Atomlab Torque nipples, Custom gloss red Atomlab Decals, Atomlab 102 engagement boost hubs.
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5″WT front and Maxxis Aggressor 2.3″ rear.
Brakes: Magura MT7 PRO, custom Attitude Bikes edition Mica Red calipers and red essence decals for the levers. Magura SL Rotor 203 front and 180mm rear.
Others: OneUp Components Chainguide, EDC top cap and toolkit, 70cc Pump and Fabric Bottle.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG