Kona Dream Builds: Goldfinch Cyclery Builds one RAD Shonky

We LOVE Shonky builds. I mean we really love them. Getting to see just how unique and inspiring people can get with such a simple frame is seriously refreshing, and this Shonky build that Logan and his crew at Goldfinch Cyclery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa have put together really takes the cake.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

“This Shonky build turned out so wild! There’s been a solid BMX racing and dirt-jump community in town (Cedar Rapids, IA) since the early ’80s. Recently we’ve seen a resurgence in that community and the old trails are burlier than they’ve ever been and as you might expect, the local shredders are sending bigger bikes, on bigger wheels, wider bars, and suspension forks. We’ve built up a handful of these Shonky’s in the last year but this one takes the cake.  We absolutely love incorporating US-made components and hand-built wheels into custom builds whenever we have the opportunity. The deep teal finish on this year’s Shonky made the perfect backdrop for some RAD purple pieces from our friends over at Paul Components, White Industries, and Velocity.”

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The bike is driven by a White Industries M30 crankset with a 32t TSR chainring with Chromag Contact pedals.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Up front you’ll find a custom stickered RockShox Pike DJ with Paul Components Set-N-Forget skewers

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

A Paul Components Boxcar stem clamps a set of Chromag Fubars in place and Vans oil slick ODI grips keep the purple theme going. Chromag’s classic DJ Overture saddle sits atop a Salsa seatpost and collar.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

A White Industries headset ensures endless barspins.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Braking is courtesy of Paul Components Love Lever levers pulling on matching Paul Klamper. The 16t cog spins on a White Industries ENO Freewheel.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Paul Components Disk Word hubs are laced to Velocity Blunt rims, and the bike is shod with Maxxis DTH 26″x2.30 gum wall tires.