Kona Dream Builds: Bailey Mixes Old and New on this Honzo ST Birthday Bike

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Bailey from Goldstream Bicycles wanted to build himself a collectible Kona. Sensibly, he picked one of our limited-edition 30th Birthday Honzo STs as a base. We made 201 of these bikes this year and the dark chrome mirror finish is just pure bling. The resulting build is a balanced mix of steel and carbon and of old and new.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The drivetrain is an 11-speed SRAM/OneUp Components setup. Up front, you’ll find a carbon SRAM XO crankset rocking OneUp’s switch oval ring and out the back, you’ll find a SRAM 1-speed XO rear mech.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The Cassette is a Shimano XT with a OneUp 47T chainring.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

She gets it done.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The cockpit is a Chromag affair with their HiFi stem holding the classic BZA carbon bar in place.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

It wouldn’t be a real Dream Build without a little Chris King.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Yes that is some SRAM XO Gripshift. If you know, you know.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Thomson’s classy dropper post looks after the uppy/downy bits and Chromag’s Trailmaster DT completes the cockpit.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Some classic and reliable (if treated with love) SRAM XO Trails handle the stopping while Industry 9 Hyrdra hubs keep thing engaged.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Number 25!

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And the whole build is rounded out nicely with a Cane Creek Helm 150 fork.