Kona Dream Builds: Daniël Prijkel’s DIY Process 153 CR DL 29

I’ve been riding the Process 153 AL/DL 29 for most of 2018. It was my first 29er Enduro bike and it just fits my riding style. It’s a very solid frame, but the only downside is the weight of it, so when the carbon version came out I didn’t hesitate to order it. This bike has a really good stock build kit, but as the bike lover that I am, I always want to change some things.

I took some parts of my 2018 Process, some new parts and some parts are still stock. Obviously, I kept the fork and shock, because they’re one of the best around at the moment. The wheels, dropper post, EDC tool, handlebar, and stem came from my 2018 Process.

I’ve been on the Mavic XA Pro carbon wheels all season, they’re very light and more than strong enough. They survived the Trans Madeira, Mountain of Hell, Megavalanche and a dozen more races. I got the 170mm Reverb dropper post, because I got more than enough room for it and I like the long drop.

The headset, seat clamp, seat, derailleur, and chain guide are all new to match with the red details on the frame and I finished it off with titanium bolts.

As I’m a mechanical engineer and couldn’t find a Garmin mount that I liked, I decided to design my own Garmin mount. I got to the possibility to 3D print it at my job so that’s what I did. It came out great and works perfect, so I also decided to design a tire plug tool that fits in my crankset. I didn’t have to use it yet, but it fits firmly in the crankset.

The bike is now completely built as how I want it to be. It will be my bike for the 2019 season. It’s definitely built as an Enduro race bike and it will also be used for that, but also for some bike park riding once in a while.

Speclist:
Frame: Process 153 CR/DL 29
Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC2
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RCT
Headset: Hope
Crankset: Sram Descendant Carbon DUB
Stem: Renthal Apex 35 50mm
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Lite 35 750mm
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 170mm
Seatclamp: Tune Schraubwürger
Seat: San Marco Concor Carbon FX
Derailleur: Sram Eagle X01
Shifter: Sram Eagle X01
Cassette: Sram Eagle X01
Braks: Sram Code RSC
Wheels: Mavic XA Pro Carbon
Tires: Mavic Charge Pro XL
Pedals: Issi trail
Chainguide: OneUp Bash Guide
HandvattenL Ergon GE1
Garmin mount: Own design, 3D printed
Tire plug tool: Own design, 3D printed
Multi tool: EDC tool system
Bolts: TI spring Titanium bolts