Kona Dream Builds: Ryan’s Beauty of a Black Satori

At 6’3″ Ryan Gardner loves wagon wheels. A super fan of the old Process 111, a huge fan of the new Process 153 and like most of us he can’t go past a sweet Honzo. The California Enduro Series is Ryans local event, he’s had solid Podium overall finishes the last few years but while some of the rounds can get burly, some can be left wanting in the steepness and rowdy categories. Those trails call for something speedy for pedal heavy sections where a Process is not really required. The day we released the all new Satori, Ryan called us up, ordered one and then went about turning it into his second race bike, for the rest of us that means one serious Dream Build.

As well as riding for Kona, RYan also rides for Fox, E13 and WTB. The three brands a well represented in the build starting off with some sweet 140mm Fox Factory 34’s and a set of E13 TRSc wheels.

More carbon Ethirteen goodness out back. A Shimano XT rear mech matched up with an Ethirteen cassette looks after the shifting.

While Shimano XT brakes slow the stealthy black rig down. The Ethirteen TRS remote is connected to 170 mm TRS plus dropper post.

Even more Ethirteen carbon goodness in the shape of their TRSc cranks.

Fox’s Float DPX2 takes care damping the FUSE rear suspension.

Tire wise, up front Ryan is running a TCS Tough casing WTB Vigilante 29 x 2.3 and out the back you’ll find WTB’s fast rolling 2.25 TCS Tough Riddler.