Kona Dream Builds: “Probably The Best Kona 2013 Stinky 24 Ever Built “

It’s a bold claim, right? That was the first line in Anthony Lonsdales Kona Dream Build submission. After taking one look at the bike though, we’d have to agree with him… I mean really, if you know of a more high-end Stinky 24 then we HAVE to see it. Anthony has cut absolutely zero corners building this DH destroyer of a rig! Let’s dive into the build.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

This mini DH sled is propelled by a set of 152mm cnc’d Hope Cranks spinning on a Hope BB. An MRP Chain Guide handles chain retention duties. Out back, shifting is taken care off with a Shimano Saint 10 speed rear mech. And we can’t ignore that shock. Anthony has machined the rocker to accept a Fox Float CTD 190×50 and of course, it’s been custom tuned for a lighter rider.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And why not match that Fox out the back with some more Fox up the front? A set 2017 Fox 36s keep the front end tracking true. The fork is a 26″ model custom tuned by Fox to 140mm. Oh those 20mm axle bolts, Ti, in fact every bolt on the bike has been swapped out for Ti hardware.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And what Dream Build is not fully Dream worthy without Chris King hubs. Anthony’s Stinky 24 is sporting Blue Chris Kings ISO hubs front and rear.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Shimano XTR stoppers for keeping things under control.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Those Chris King hubs are laced to probably the most modest aspect of the build, a set of 24″ Stans Flow MK3 rims. Tire choice is a 24 x 2.35 Schwalbe Hans Dampf up front and a 24×2.4 Fat Albert up front.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The bling just keeps coming. The cockpit features a Renthal Fatbar carbon cut to 710mm, it’s clamped in place by a 31mm Renthal apex stem which sits in a Hope E2 headset.

So have you seen a nicer or a more blinging Stinky 24″ bike, If so lets see it!