Daily Archives: 04/22/2019

Kona Dream Builds: Alexander’s Process CR DL 29er is Ready for Battle

This post is a part of our Dream Build Series. Start your own dream build here!

Swedish enduro racer Alexander Kangas has had his fair share of ups and downs over the last few seasons of the EWS. As a privateer, it’s always a real battle without proper mechanical support, but when the stars align Alex is capable of some seriously fast stage times. A highlight of his 2018 season was finishing 23rd at the Montanes Du Caroux round, he would finish the 2018 season in 46th. Just weeks before the 2019 season begun and with snow still on the ground in his home country of Sweden he began putting together his dream bike. With the help of longtime sponsor Ohlins and newcomer FSA, he has built one very unique Process CR DL 29.

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FSA’s brand new modular SLK 170mm cranks and a 32t chainring connect with an XT 11-speed cassette and rear mech.

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It goes all the way to 11.

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The wheels are FSA Gradient Wider29’s, the carbon hoops feature a 29mm wide internal diameter.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Suspension wise, you’ll find Öhlins TTX Air out back. The TTX Air features low-speed compression, and high-speed compression adjustmentss as well as adjustable rebound.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Up front Alexander is sporting Öhlin’s burly RXF36 in 170mm

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

FSA’s Flowtron 150mm dropper post and remote keep things out of the way on the steeps.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

FSA’s Grid 35 20mm riser bar combined with the FSA Grid 50mm stem form the basis of the cockpit of the bike.

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Shimano SLX’s shifters and Saint brakes are easy to work on reliable, perfect for the privateer racer.

Get Your Own Kona Floor Mat!

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Want the ultimate home workshop accessory that you didn’t know you needed? Do you want to let your neighbors know exactly what brand of bike you love most? Well, our new Kona rubber floor mats are waiting for you! Our Made-in-the-USA, extruded-rubber mats measure 23.5″ x 35.5″ (597cm x 901mm) On top of providing added safety and comfort to your entryway and workshop, they also have serious style points.

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The Everything Bike Shop

Paul Kelly

If you happen to cruise through central Bellingham, you’ll undoubtedly drive down State Street. As you head south, it’s impossible to miss the giant thumbs up sign that marks the location of the Kona Bike Shop, our flagship store. At roughly 6,000 square feet, it showcases every current model we make, but did you know it’s also a full-service bike shop that works on all brands of bikes?

The Kona Bike Shop may be the best-kept secret in Bellingham for repairs, general service, and all kinds of bike accessories. No Kona? No problem. Every bike is welcome, whether you’re rocking one of the other local brands, or something we’ve never seen before. We love all bikes and all bikes, cyclists and well-behaved dogs are welcome in the store! Our mechanics are experts at diagnosing that confounding creak, unsticking wonky suspension issues, and giving you the perfect tune.

Paul Kelly

Need an accessory, part, or some apparel? The Kona Bike Shop has everything you could want. We have a fully-stocked shop with replacement parts from all major component brands as well as apparel from lots of different companies, shoes from Five Ten, local artisan bike-related crafts, and accessories ranging from fenders, lights, helmets, fancy dog leashes, gloves, socks, and even everything you could want for that upcoming bikepacking adventure! We’ve even got sweet, Bellingham-specific Kona apparel!

If you’re looking to demo a Kona mountain bike on any of our amazing local trails, we’ve got a big selection of 2019 demo bikes waiting for you in all kinds of sizes. The best part? All demo fees go toward the purchase of a new bike from the shop, should you decide to buy after you try!

Whatever your shop needs, the Kona Bike Shop is here to serve you. Call 360 656 5862 anytime Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, or just stop on by. The shop is located at 1622 N. State Street.