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’s Shonky is ready to rumble.
Caleb with a text book T-Bog.
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.
Out back you are looking at a 12t rear cog and one seriously slammed rear end.
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.
Rock Shox Pike DJ’s up front, Caleb runs the forks at the max setting of 250psi.
And here they are, the WeAreOne Coup, a 26″ carbon rim designed specifically for the rigors of slope and DJ. #26AintDead
Damn those wheels are rad, that large volume Schwalbe Crazy Bob just makes them look even cooler.
The slightly lower profile Maxxis DTH is Caleb’s tire of choice for the rear.
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.
And the whole thing is rounded off with a Chromag Overture Liaison series saddle.