Kona Dream Builds: Adam Keeps It Simple With His Custom 2012 Unit

Adam was looking for a simple steel frame that could easily pull double duty as a single speed and a geared hard deal, this bright orange Kona Unit fit the bill perfectly. “After looking at lots of carbon bikes I decided to build something special, something different, something with beauty but also function.”Adam loves the mantra “steel is real” and wanted to build a bike that was easy to use and to service. It had to have a clean look and a reliable drivetrain and wheels. He went mechanical all the way and even opted for Avid BB7’s (the brakes that put Avid on the map).
The complete bike with pedals weighs in at 10.8kg which is pretty damn sweet really.

Adam had DT XR331 rims and Bitex hubs hand built locally in Poland by Dandy Horse, they way in at weight 1550g.

A classic Shimano XTR Drivetrain is as about as reliable as you could possibly get.

The Unit’s sexy slide dropouts.