Kona Dream Builds: Kerry Werner’s Process 153 CR DL Adventure Machine

Kerry Werner may well have finished last season’s domestic CX season in the number one spot but I think it’s worth reminding that although he’s sponsored by Kona primarily as a CX racer, he shreds ALL THE BIKES. The fact that he’s finished the last two BC Bike Race’s in third should really be all the proof you need.

Kerry Werner

Earlier this year he took delivery of a nice new red team issue Process 153 CR DL and proceeded to build it up. We are used to seeing these team frames build up with SRAM and Rock Shox parts but the Kona Adventure team have a whole different set of sponsors and this build is like nothing you have seen before.

Kerry Werner

It all kicks off with the drive train and this understated, yet sleek XT crankset with 34t ring.

Kerry Werner

Out the back you’ll find a Shimano’s XT Di2 11spd rear derailleur.

Kerry Werner

The tiny display takes up no room on the bars…

Kerry Werner

… while the battery is tucked away inside the fork’s steerer.

Kerry Werner

You can’t beat the ergonomics of the XT Di2 shifter.

Kerry Werner

Front suspension is looked after by long-time adventure team sponsor MRP. Kerry opted for the Ribbon Air fork in 160mm. The Ribbon features MRP’s famed Ramp Control dial standard.

Kerry Werner

Carbon WTB hoops are shod with WTB’s fast-rolling and versatile Trail Boss 2.4.

Kerry Werner
Kerry Werner

Braking is taken care of with Shimano’s classic XT’s.

Kerry Werner

Ice Tech rotors and pads keep things cool.

Kerry Werner

Kerry had custom Lizard Skin lock-on collars made up for the Process. The left reads Live to Shred, the right says Shred to Live. Oh and how sick is that PNW Components dropper lever.

Kerry Werner

And that rad lever actuates this 175mm PNW Components Bachelor post.