Kona Dream Builds: Danny Stewart’s GSD* Shonky ST

UK rider Danny Stewart isn’t really much of a bling merchant, he just rides really hard and Gets Shit Done*. He’s signed on for 2019 to ride for Hart’s Cyclery/Kona as part of Kona Europe’s Grassroots programme. Danny rides park, dirt, and demos throughout Scotland each year with the Clan Stunt Team. Look out for Danny this year at Dirt Wars events across the UK.

Like all good DJ bikes Danny’s Shonky is sporting a Pike DJ up front. The rear wheel is a Mavic EX729 rim laced to a Hope Pro4 Trials Hub with Sapim Race spokes, the front wheel? A random emergency front wheel from the shop. The wheels are shod with Maxxis DTHout the back and a Schwalbe Taple Top up front.

A  Truvativ Descendant crankset and Hope F20 pedals propel this solid functional DJ machine.

A classic parts bin Avid Elixir XO brake slows things down.