Kona Dream Builds: It’s Brissness Time: Meet Cole Brisson’s Libre.

This isn’t Cole‘s first Kona Dream Build (and we damn well hope it’s not his last), a while back we featured a pretty damn amazing alloy Process from the North Carolina ripper. In that post we mentioned that Cole uses raw Kona bicycle frames as blank canvases to work his art on. Well he’s gone and done it again and produced one hell of a masterpiece with this Libre build.

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Just soak it all in… This 51cm Libre DL build is a true work of art.

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Cole purchased the Libre as a compete and has worked up to the finished bike you see here in layers. There’s not much of the OG bike left, the Shimano 105 cranks replaced with these carbon SRAM xx1 cranks and Wolf Tooth chainring.

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The Ultegra rear mech has also been jettisoned, replaced with an MTB specific Shimano XT unit, no Wolf Tooth Tanpan is needed, due to the flat bars and standard MTB Shimano XT shifter.

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Jared Harber

Keeping things relatively local Cole opted for some Trail 270 TRA wheels from East coast wheel company Industry Nine. TRP Spyre brakes slow this beautiful bike down.

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Teravail’s gravel racing Cannonball tires ensure the Libre moves forward, FAST.

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Jared Harber

Race Face Six C bars are fitted with Shimano Tiagra cable brake levers, an XT Shifter and Ergon GS1 grips.

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A svelte BlackBurn rack allows transportation of important goods, like beer.

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Cole kept things simple and classy with the Enve seatpost…

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…and Fizik Airborne saddle.

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The bike is sporting a few unique details like this sweet Kona 30th headbadge.

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And this limited edition Kona Supremes sticker.

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The Libre has plenty of room for bottles and the like and Cole is rocking OneUp’s EDC pump and side entry Lezyne cage.

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Wolf Tooths amazing B Rad accessory strap makes use of one of the Libre’s many bottle bosses.

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