Kona Dream Builds: Orange is the New Black, Junya’s Process 153 CR DL 29

Recently we showed you Japanese downhill and enduro racer Naoki Idegawa’s stunning 27.5 wheeled Process. Well, today we get to show you his friend and teammate’s bike. Over the weekend Junya Nagata rode his 29″ wheeled Process to second place in the latest round of the Japanese National Enduro Series(his worst result in recent weeks), beating World Enduro number 8 Mark Scott, as well as Loose Dog Lewis and Craig Evans in the process, he was unable to beat 50to01 rider Sam Dale.

At first glance, Junya Nagata’s Process looks to share a pretty similar build to that of his teammates, there is the Fox Shox, Shimano and Mavic love, but it is by no means a carbon copy of  Naoki’s build. Let’s dive in and check it all out in more detail.

Smooth lines. An 11 spd Shimano XTR drivetrain mated to an XT cassette keeps shifting a smooth affair.

Fox’s ever-popular Float X2 rear shock looks after suspension duties out the back…

…While the 170mm Fox 36 Float Factory fork takes care of things up front. The wheels are Mavics Dee Max Pro’s (the ones Sam Hill helped design) and feature an internal width of 28mm and the pair weigh in at a paltry 1895 grams.

Keeping the Shimano theme going with the powerful Saint stoppers.

A Race Face Turbine R 35mm stem holds a Next R35 bar in place and the Chris King headset, K Edge Garmin mount and One Up EDC add just the right amount of flair!

The 125mm Fox Transfer post is topped off with SDG’s legendary Circuit saddle.

What Dream Build Process would be complete without a Marshguard?

Oh almost forgot about the tires. Out back you’ll find a 2.3″ Minion DHR II 3C Maxxterra and up front a DHF 2.5 3C Maxxterra.