Kona Dream Builds: Three’s Company – The Bike Station’s Staff Rides.

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New Zealand Kona Dealer The Bike Station, has been posting up a number of pretty cool custom Processes of late. We reached out to them for a bit more info on one of them and discovered that five of their staff are riding Process 153 G2‘s and it seems that three of the builds are a tad on the dreamy side of things. So today, as a special bonus, instead of one Kona Dream Build you are getting three!

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

So first up is Lewis Murphy’s Process CR 29.

Lewis has left suspension stock on this bike but has swapped out the wheels for a hand built set of I9 Torch hubs laced to a Spank Oozy Trail 345 out back and a Spank Oozy 345 up front with Cush Core. The rear is shod with a Maxxis Aggressor DD while up front you’ll find an Assegai DH. The base of the cockpit is Burgtec Ridewide alloy bar and Burgtec MK2 stem. Stopping power comes from TRP’s Quadiem brakes. An Absolute Black Chainguide and Ergon saddle round out the build.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Next in line is Hunter’s Process 153 CR/DL 27.5

There must be something in the water at Bike Station as HUnters bike kicks of again with Industry 9 Hubs, this time the Hydra’s. The hubs are laced to DT Swiss EX511 rims, both with Cushcores. Up front, you’ll find a DH Casing Maxxis Assegai while out back the bike is fitted with a Maxxis DHRII DD. Marzocchi’s 170mm Z1 Bomber keeps the front end suspended, the rear suspension is stock but Hunter has changed things up with a custom painted rocker. An MRP AMG chain guide helps with chain retention, and to finish things off Hunter has replaced the stock bar and stem with a Renthal stem and carbon bar.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And the last dreamy Process CR 29 build out of The Bike Station in Nelson, NZ belongs to Johann.

The hubs on this bike are you guessed it, Industry 9’s, Johann has opted for gold Torch’s laced to DT Swiss EX 511’s on his build, and again with the Cushcore inserts. Like Lewis, he’s also running Maxxis Assegai DH up front and a Maxxis Aggressor DD in the rear. An Alloy Renthal bar and stem combo from the basis of the cockpit, while upgraded Guide RSC brake levers sit next to Deity’s super popular Knuckle Duster.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Which Bike Station Process did you like the most?