Chain Line Bikes

Kona Dream Builds: Green Mile, Jason’s Libre Means Business

We’ve featured Jason and his shop Chainline Bikes more than anyone else here on our Kona Dream Builds pages. The California shop churns out amazing custom builds for its customers. Today, though, we have a special treat in the form of Jason’s own Libre. As with all the builds that Chainline works on it seems that no expense has been spared. From the modified Force 1 group-set to the Hope calipers and the Spinergy hoops, this Libre will be embarking on hundreds of green miles.

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The drivetrain comprises of a Force 1 crankset with a Wolftooth direct mount 36t ring.

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A gold XX1 chain connects up with an 11 speed Force 1 rear mech.

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Up on the bars the bike features both front and rear shifting Force 1 levers, the front one has been modified to activate a KS dropper post.

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A Deity Speedtrap saddle sits atop the KS Lev CI 150mm dropper.

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The Kona road bars have remained while the stem has been upgraded to a 75mm ENVE and the headset is a FSA No.42 carbon ACB.

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The bike rolls on WTB Riddler TCS 700x45c tires mounted to alloy 24h Spinergy 6B GX disc wheels and hubs.

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The SRAM Force 1 Brake levers are connected to 2-piece Hope calipers with 160mm rotors.

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If you remember the FEZ, you’ll remember that Jason likes a bit of gold leaf.

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Wow

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The Libre is just as much at home loaded up with bags as it is hitting the local tarmac. Jason got creative with protective tape to give the bike a full layer of protection for bag and strap wear.

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Topeaks Ninja cage stores a bottle and a tools.

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Deity’s blade runner pedals round out the dialled build.

Kona Dream Builds: Jason’s Process on the side “Katie”

No stranger to assembling Gucci dream builds for his customers, Jason from Chainline Bikes in San Deigo put together this unbelievably rad and seriously custom Process 153 for himself. You won’t likely see another bike like this rolling the trails, the ENVE M70’s feature custom graphics and the Boxxer red Rock Shox Lyrik’s get the matching custom decal treatment as well. The XO rear mech and cassette are the only remnants from the original bike with nearly all other parts getting swapped out, from the Deity cockpit to the Hope Race Evo E4 brakes all the way to the carbon 175mm KS Lev CI dropper. Anyway, you’re not here to read this, you want to check the build list and ogle these photos, we wont stand in your way.

Dayum! That Enve M70 and Lyrik combo is just insane! The M70’s are laced to DT Swiss 240’s with Sapim bladed spokes. The fork is the brand new 2019 Rock Shox Lyrik RC2, and the bike rolls on Onza’s Ibex 2.4’s front and rear.

The cockpit is built around a carbon Deity Mohawk DC31 bar and 35mm Deity Copperhead stem. Ergon GD1 grips keep digits attached while Hope’s powerful Race Evo E4 keep excess speed in check.

And like pretty much every custom build we feature, Wolf Tooth’s dropper lever controls the KS Carbon posts actuation.

Oh yeah, that 175mm drop Carbon KS Lev Ci and Ergon SME3 Pro saddle.

Race Face’s Six C carbon cranks and a 34t direct mount chainring drive the Process. Deity’s Bladerunner pedals are there to win medals (on shop rides)

Frame Kona Process 153
Rear Shock Rock Shox Super Deluxe Air RCT
Fork Rock Shox Lyrik RC2
Headset FSA
Handlebar Deity Mohawk DC31 Carbon
Stem Deity Copperhead 35mm
Grips Ergon GD1
Brakes Hope Technology Race Evo E4
Shifters SRAM XO1 Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 Eagle
Cranks Race Face sixc
Chainrings / Sprocket Race Face Narrow Wide 34T
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Chain SRAM
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM XO1 Eagle
Pedals Deity Bladerunner
Rims ENVE M70 Thirty HV
Hubs DT Swiss 240s Boost
Spokes Sapim Bladed
Front Tire Onza Ibex 2.4
Rear Tire Onza Ibex 2.4
Saddle Ergon SME3 Pro
Seatpost KS lev 175 Carbon
Weight 30 lb 0 oz (13608 g)