Kona Dream Builds: Devin’s Process Pedals to the Party

All of Devin’s mountain bikes have been bought used starting with his first, a 2005 Kona Coiler. Eight years, three Konas and a slew of other bikes later he was determined to have a brand-new bike of his own. “A rig that could hold its own at the racetrack AND pedal to the party afterward. A bike that could suck up the chunk, hold a line and fly like ET and Elliot. The Process 153 CR DL 27.5 is THAT bike. There’s something special about Kona’s; as soon as I swing my leg over the top tube I get a locked in and time to party feeling and it was no different with this bike, it brings an uncontrollable amount of stoke!”

I am so proud of this bike, it is a definitive milestone in my life. This bike is proof that hard work pays off. All of this would not be possible without the hub of knowledge and inspiration that is Blazing Saddle Cycle.

I couldn’t resist turning the color volume ALL THE WAY UP with that beautiful gloss aqua frame. The 27.5 rainbow Industry 9 Enduro 310 Pillarcarbon wheelset was a match so good you won’t find it on Tinder or Bumble. Around these rainbros are a 2.5 Maxxis DHF up front and a 2.5 Aggressor in the rear. The Super Deluxe shock on the 153 is a perfect pair with the Fox 160mm 36 Float RC2. Makes climbing just as smooth and fast as descending.

The drivetrain is my second favorite part of this bike. The XTR shifter and derailleur are seamless on a 11-46T XT cassette and really bring out this bikes climbing ability. 175mm Raceface SixC cranks with a 32T Wolftooth chainring and Deity T-Mac pedals are where the hammer is laid.

The remarkable stopping power and easy maintenance of XT brakes were a no-brainer and Hope 203mm rotors bring this rig to stop on a dime!

The 175mm KS Lev dropper fits this frame with room to spare. Held in by a Deity Circuit seat clamp. Actuating the dropper is a Wolftooth lever and on top is a Ergon SMA3 saddle.

There’s no better feeling than a solid and comfortable cockpit. Starting with the Deity DC31 Mowhawk 787 handlebars, 35mm Deity Copperhead Stem, Deity Knuckleduster grips and Cane Creek 40 headset.