Kona Dream Builds: Caleb Holonko’s Shonky ST

From a distance, Caleb Holonko‘s Shonky ST looks like most DJ’s but when you get a little closer you realize this team build is pretty damn special. The Kona Gravity Team Rider has been with Canadian company WeAreOne since their inception and was integral in their decision to build a carbon 26″ DJ and slopestyle wheel. Caleb’s other long term sponsors RockShox and SRAM also play a major part in this build and help make a bike that is designed purely for function. The fact that it still looks super rad is just a bonus.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Caleb’s Shonky is ready to rumble.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Caleb with a text book T-Bog.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

While Caleb loves the new Wah Wah II pedals on his Enduro and DH bikes he can’t get past the feel of the OG Kona Wah Wah for his DJ bike. The pedals are mounted up on a SRAM carbon XO boost crankset with a 32t chainring.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Out back you are looking at a 12t rear cog and one seriously slammed rear end.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

While we are back here let’s take a look at the random Tektro cable actuated rear brake that Caleb found in the Cove Bike Shop parts bin.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Rock Shox Pike DJ’s up front, Caleb runs the forks at the max setting of 250psi.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And here they are, the WeAreOne Coup, a 26″ carbon rim designed specifically for the rigors of slope and DJ. #26AintDead

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Damn those wheels are rad, that large volume Schwalbe Crazy Bob just makes them look even cooler.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The slightly lower profile Maxxis DTH is Caleb’s tire of choice for the rear.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Spin to Win. Given the brakes on this bike are hardly used, Caleb has opted for an Odyssey Gyro and a cable actuated rear Tektro brake over running a long hydro cable. Long Odyssey BMX grips and Truvativ’s a Descendant bar and stem complete the cockpit.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And the whole thing is rounded off with a Chromag Overture Liaison series saddle.