Kona Dream Builds: Rhys Verner’s Race Ready Process 153 CR DL 29

Race-worthy and drool-worthy bikes seem to go hand-in-hand and Kona Global Enduro Rider Rhys Verner‘s custom Process 29 CR is the perfect example. The Squamish based rider has had some bad luck this year, after finishing the 2017 EWS season on a high note. He broke his wrist on stage one, of round one of the 2018 EWS series in Chile, then after some solid Canadian enduro results and getting the all clear to race again he returned for round four in Austria. A small off-the-bike on the second day of practice saw him rebreak the same wrist. He’s been back on Canadian soil recovering and is now on the bike now riding and training with a bionic wrist brace. He won’t be up to full strength for the Spanish round in Ainsa but is planning on making the trip to Italy for the final round at Finale Ligure. Rhys has done well here before, in fact in 2017, he took the U21 win in the U21 race that would have landed him 13th in the pro men’s field. You can check out the whip that Connor will be riding between now and Italy below.

A full SRAM drivetrain and suspension kit combined with some serious bling parts from Novatec, Chris King, MRP and One-up ensure that Rhys’ Process is prepared for anything.

SRAM XO cranks complete with a 34th ring help keep Rhys moving forward while MRP’s SXg chain guide ensures things stay in the right place. Rhys has opted for coil as well rocking a 450 weight spring on his Rock Shox Super Deluxe Coil RCT.

SRAM XO Eagle out the back…

Red means fast right? Rock Shox Lyrik RC2’s up keep the front end riding smooth.

35mm wide Novatec Diablo XL wheels are shod with Maxxis Minion DHR II’ Wide Trail’s

SRAM’s powerful Code RSC slow things down.

One-Up’s EDC tool houses CO2, a Multitool, and tire levers.

While Blackburn’s Plugger toolkit houses the bacon and fork.

It wouldn’t be a dream build with some Chris King!

And the whole thing is wrapped off with some HT T1’s