Kona Dream Builds: A Process Orange, Robert’s CR DL 29

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

After dropping off a broken mountain bike into the Path Bike Shop in Tustin, California, Robert Gordon’s life changed forever. Actually, that’s a bit dramatic, but it did change things and most definitely for the better. You see while he was without a bike, the crew at The Path loaned him a brand new Process CR DL 29. “I instantly fell in love with the Kona. Up until this point, I wasn’t even considering getting a 29er. While I was without my personal MTB I also demoed two other long travel 29ers. The Kona just felt so good in every aspect!”

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

A couple of weeks later Robert pulled the trigger on a 2019 Kona Process 153 CR DL 29 frame that The Path had in stock. Over the next three weeks, Robert researched, planned, ordered, and began receiving the bikes build parts. “I did the complete build myself and I loved every minute of it! I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. It’s so much fun to ride!”

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The finised bike gets ridden mostly on my local SoCal local trails, mostly at Marshall Canyon, Hulda Crooks, Santana River Trail, Lower Monroe Truck Trail, Bonneli Park and Skypark Bike Park.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Robert’s Process Build Kit:
Shimano XTR 1×11 rear derailer and shifter
Shimano XT m8020 4 piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
Shimano XT crank w/ 30 tooth chainring
Race Face Turbine stem and 800mm bar
Fox 36 Factory 160mm up front
Fox float X2 153mm out back
Spank Oozy 345 wheelset
Maxxis DHR 2.3 rear Maxxis DHR 2.5 front
PNW Rainier 170mm dropper
Salsa Lip Lock seat clamp
SDG Belair 2.0 saddle

Caleb Smith | KONA COG