Kona Dream Builds: Mike’s Factory Fresh Libre

The boys at Chainline Bikes just cannot help themselves. To sell a bike as it arrived in its box appears to be blasphemy, or maybe it’s their customers each wanting a special unique and one-off build. We are most definitely not complaining. It is pure joy to ogle at, and get inspired by the custom builds that Chainline keep rolling out and this Libre just reiterates that.

The drivetrain remains original but Chainline has swapped out the wheels, cockpit, and brakes for their customer. The in-house Kona bars and stem are gone, replaced with Easton EC70 bar and Easton stem as well as a sweet K Edge Garmin mount. The stock wheels have also been upgraded to a pair of Enve Gravel G23 Carbon hoops on DT Swiss hubs shod with the original WTB Riddlers.

Hopes new RX4 flat mount road/gravel/cross brakes work with either Sram or Shimano levers and the beautiful CNC’d nature is always a welcome site on a Dream Build.

Damn