Kona Dream Build

Kona Dream Builds: Matt’s Honzo ST Can See the Forest and the Trees

Matt Harris is no stranger to Kona. Before immigrating to Canada he was one of New Zealand’s OG freeriders pioneering massive drops and super tech lines in and around his home town of Auckland on his old Kona Stinky. These days he splits his time between slinging icecreams with his wife Katie at Squamish institution Alice and Brohm and trail building on the Sunshine Coast. The guy still shreds on a bike, in fact, we featured his alloy DL Process on Kona Dream Builds a little while back and you may have even seen him in a Kona Process advert back in 2017! Anyhow, he’s had a Honzo in his quiver for a quite a while, but decided it was time to update his old non-boost version for the latest 2019 frame.  Matt and his Honzo can definitely see the forest AND the trees.

Like Matt, this bike is a brawler. Matt can ride faster than you can on this hardtail and that ain’t no joke. Long high speed days in Squamish require a solid build and Matt kicks that off with a set of Light Bike carbon rims laced to a set of Industry 9 Torch hubs. The fork is a 130m Pike with One Up’s tool-less axle.

A long time Shimano fan Matt is running XTR out back.

And a Race Face One-Up combo up front. You can’t see the Hope sealed bearing 30mm BB but you can see the One Up alloy pedals.

Keeping things local Matt has matched the best stem in the world (a 32mm Race Face Turbine R) with a Chromag BZA bar. Stopping is again a Shimano affair with XTR levers upfront.

And Saint calipers out back.

The 130mm Rock Shox Pike is held in place by a 2º Works Components angle set. There are more parts from Squamish based One Up up here as well, with an EDC tool installed in the steerer and One Up’s carbon dropper post lever…

…connected to the 185mm drop Bike Yoke Revive dropper post

Matt loves his one off decals and before having the whole thing custom wrapped by Ride Wrap in Whistler, he made a bunch of custom graphics.

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Kona Dream Builds: Jouko’s 2012 Honky Inc Slays All Roads

We featured Jouko‘s head-turning retro Killer Kilauea a few weeks back, well he’s back at it, this time with a Kona from a completely different century! Hi Sweet Honky Inc frame was purchased via Fillarikellari in Helsinki where Jouko works. “I found out that Kona Europe still had one of these six-year-old framesets in stock, most likely all alone waiting for me in a dimly lit dusty corner of a warehouse. The frame ticked all the boxes plus the size was perfect for me so I had to get it.”

The best roads are usually the ones in the worst condition. For the last few years, my old road bike has been a permanent fixture in our living room while I’ve been riding my cyclocross bike. I wanted to build a sort of an all-road bike with best features of the two, basically a fast enough bike I could ride all day, every day. I wanted the bike to have a steel frame, preferably a carbon fiber fork, disc brakes, enough room for 32 mm tires and a road bike-ish geometry.

Derailleurs and shifters are Shimano’s bombproof 9 speed Dura Ace 7700 series with a washing line-like cable routing. Handlebars are nice and wide Salsa Cowbell 3’s with a bit of flare and plenty of flair, it’s held in place by a Pro PLT stem. Ratio Pile bar tape is thick and soft and dampens vibrations nicely. A Cane Creek 110-series headset makes steering effortless. Brakes are also a familiar safe choice, Avid BB7’s. All in all nothing too fancy, but reliable nice parts many of which I chose because, to be honest, I happened to have them already.

My favorite part of the bike, chainset, is a lovely pair of old ISIS type Middleburns with a smooth as butter SKF bottom bracket that will most likely outlive me. Gearing is more cyclocross than road with 36/48t chainrings accompanied by an 11-28t cassette, it should be perfect for small roads and hardpack gravel rides I have in mind for the bike.

For water there’s two proven Blackburn Mountain bottle cages. Frame is roomy enough to have plenty of space for a frame bag even with two large bottles.

I’m currently running a pair of 32-622 Panaracer Paselas until my sweet 34-622 WTB Exposures arrive. I prefer the comfort, lightness and relative puncture resistance of a tubeless setup. The Exposures are super light and fast tires with just enough thread for the odd stray to a path less pedaled. Wheels themselves are nothing special but they get me where I need to go, I built them with some mismatching hubs, Alexrims rims and DT Champion spokes.

The bike feels way more relaxed and stable than my cyclocross bike and is still capable to rip on occasional singletrack. It’s really just what I had in mind, a real long distance winner. I’m still kind of going through my shakedown period with the bike but everything seems spot on. I can’t wait for the epic rides I’m going to have with this one.

Frame: Kona Honky Inc ‘12, butted cromoly, 61 cm
Fork / Headset: Kona Carbon Disc Race / Cane Creek 10-series
Derailleurs / Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 2×9
Crankset / Bottom Bracket: Middleburn, 36/48t, SKF ISIS
Cassette / Chain: Sram 11-28t / Shimano HG93
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520
Handlebars / Stem / Bar tape: Salsa Cowbell 3 46 cm / Pro PLT 110 mm / Ratio Pile
Saddle / Seatpost: Bontrager Montrose Elite / Brand-X 0-setback
Brakes: Avid BB-7
Wheels / tires: Self built with mismatching hubs, DT Champion spokes & Alexrims rims / Panaracer Pasela 32-622

Kona Dream Builds: Show and Shine, Jai Motherwell’s Timeless Shonky ST

The new Shonky ST hasn’t been out there in the wild all that long, and we’ve barely seen any make it to the Cog. Most recently we featured Danny Stewarts bike and there are some pretty cool team builds out there as well under Aggy, Connor, Caleb and Soren Farenholtz. But Jai Motherwell‘s Shonky ST, that we saw complete for the first time yesterday, well and truly takes the cake. I know your asking just how different can you even build a Shonky, it’s just a dirt jump hardtail. Well as you’ll see in this flawless build, it’s by using dedicated, trusted and straight up sexy components and opting for a less is more approach. Let’s dig in.


At one time Marzocchi owned the dirt jump fork market. Right now though, if your DJ build is not sporting a Pike DJ… Well, you better start saving.


Black on Black decals keeps things stealth. What’s that out of focus hub hiding in plain sight?


If you guessed some Profile Racing Elite hubs you’d be spot on. If you don’t know, Profile Racing is the Chris King of the BMX world, USA made, bomb proof and just a little bit pricey, but just like CK stuff, you’ll be handing these hubs down to your Grand Children. And you may notice its a non-disc hub… No chance of ever of adding a front brake to this wheel.


Oh yes! More Profile Racing sexiness. This time it’s their famous three-piece Elite Crankset. Profile racing produced their first 19mm 48 splined, Chromoly three piece race crank way back in 1979. Very little has changed all though the MTB version features a 22mm axle, and Jai is running a 170mm length crank.


Jai is sporting the Profile Racing Sabre Universal Spline Drive Sprocket in 28t. And hot damn that black chainring and polished crank look so damn good together!


Outback you’ll find a 12T cog…


…Attached to more Profile Racing goodness, this time though, the Elite hub will take a disc rotor. Both front and rear hubs are laced to Stans Flow MKIII rims and shod with S&M Speedball tires.


Jumping up to the cockpit you’ll find some Deity Black label bars with a 38mm rise and 750mm in width.


They are attached via Deity’s Cavity stem in 35mm length.


SRAM’s classic Elixir XO Trail handles braking duties.


Those sure look like Ti bolts to me.


Cane Creek’s long lasting and tough 110 headset ensures the bars stay spinning smooth.


Deity’s Pivotal Frisco DJ saddle keeps things tidy and low.


And it all finishes with a set of our new Kona Wah Wah II composite pedals.


Would you do anything different?

 

Kona Dream Builds: The Colour Purple, Deirdre’s Libre

Having a husband who obsesses over every aspect of every single bike build is always going to result in a cool bike and despite only subtle upgrades,  Deirdre’s cute little 46cm Libre is no exception. Deirdre has somewhat of a lighter touch than her husband and to that end, she has left the Ultegra drivetrain and brakes in place, but she’s swapped out the wheels and tires as well as tweaking a few of the key contact points on the bike.

How about those hoops? The wheels are Reynolds Assault ATR 650b wheels. The deep profile and stealthy appearance look so good paired with the Libre’s epic paint job.

The 650b carbon Assault ATR’s feature a 23mm internal width and the whole wheelset weighs in at 1615grams.

The wheelset is shod Panaracer’s hugely popular gum wall Gravelking SK’s

The Reynolds Allroads hub is CNC and engages every 10 degrees, that’s 36 points of engagement.

The cockpit has been swapped out for Easton’s EA70 AX bar and a Race Face stem.

Crank Brothers Stamp 3 pedals come in two platform sizes and given Deirdre’s smaller feet shes running the um… smaller ones…

The Thomson elite seatpost and Fizik Vesta seat round out the subtle build.

Kona Dream Builds: The Return of the King, Caleb’s Process 153 29 CR DL

At 6’4″ I’ve always loved 29ers. I also love lots of travel to make up for my shortcomings as a rider. Oh and I love carbon, partly for the stiffness, but more from aesthetic and design front. So last year when Kona released the G2 Process I was very torn. A carbon 27.5 or an alloy 29? It was a tough call but I ended up opting for the 27.5 CR DL, and I loved every single minute on it, but when Kona released this bike this year there was not even a question about what I was going to ride. This bike ticks every single one of my needs, and don’t get me wrong, the out of the box build needs zero changing. Code RSC’s, RC2 Lyriks, a Super Deluxe out back, a full XO drivetrain and some solid hoops and tires…  I mean really, why would you change anything? Well, I can’t help myself. For starters I have a Chris King addiction, it started a few years ago with a simple headset, then turned into hubs, and if you gonna rebuild your wheels you may as well wack some carbon hoops on too right? And after living in Squamish and being blown away with OneUp Components products and ethics and support of the local trails supporting them seemed like a no-brainer, their EDC tool is a must have and the new cable actuated seat post is trouble free especially for someone that travels with their bike a bunch. Let’s get into the details.


What didn’t get changed? Well, the drivetrain and suspension on this bike are faultless. The Rock Shox Super Deluxe rear shock is perfectly tuned for the Process, even though I’m a big dude, I pretty much never touch the cheater switch (unless it’s a long road climb).


The SRAM XO complete group is another bulletproof item that is absolutely perfect (unless you’re one of those Shimano for life kinds people), shifting is flawless, the Dub BB and cranks have put up with some crazy bad weather already and they just feel so stiff. Plus it’s an XO Shifter, cranks, chain, cassette, and rear mech. No corners cut. I did add a One Up top guide up front.


XO Eagle out back. Flawless.


The bike comes stock with Kona’s in-house 35mm bar and stem. But… I’ve been addicted to the Race Face TurbineR stem for as long as I can remember, actually since before it was even a Race Face product, I’ve been running this stem since Easton introduced the 35m Haven and Havoc standard back in 2012. I figured once I had the stem that matching bar wouldn’t be too bad and the red 820mm Race Face Six C was added. Cut down to 790mm. One Up’s EDC tool is a must have, I have 5 bacon strips and their tire plug kit also installed.


And once that red Race Face bar was added it was a given that I was going include my staple Chris King headset to the mix.


Oh, I love ice cream!


SRAM’s Code RSC’s are hands down the best brakes I’ve EVER used. But I couldn’t help myself and I had to purchase some carbon levers for them. If you don’t know, the Guide and Code brakes share the same lever and you can buy aftermarket carbon ones for Guide Ultimates. There is nothing worse than cold levers on your fingers in winter, it’s a first world problem, but it’s one that I don’t have to deal with anymore!



One Up’s carbon dropper post lever is the lightest on the market and the position is really comfortable, it allows you to really get your thumb around the bar and the throw is super light and requires minimal effort to activate.


I run it at full 170mm height, topped with a carbon railed Volt from WTB. Pretty much the second best seat ever. Hands up who still loves the WTB Silverado?


It goes all the way to S.


And then there are the wheels… Built in my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand by Wheelworks the 30mm internal carbon hoops are laced to a set of Chris King ISO hubs with DT Swiss Aero Light spokes. The build process is insane on these wheels. Check out this story here on what goes into a set of Wheelworks wheels.


The boys at wheelworks love a custom spoke treatment. They even used red nipples!


I’ve been a fan of the WTB Vigilantes tires since they first arrived on the market a few years ago. I’ve solely used the 2.3″ Tough High Grip tire but I thought I’d give this lighter Slash Guard Light casing 2.6″ a crack. So far it has been amazing and I’m yet to flat. The tough casing versions are pretty hefty so saving a little weight with these is welcome. Out the back, I run the OG 2.3″ Vigilante Tough High Grip tire, it’s more like a 2.4″ and hooks up like nothing else.


The revised 2.6″ tread pattern.


Then there are the little things. One Up’s rubber ski straps are a cheap and easy way to attach the tube and Co2.


The Wolftooth x King Morse Cage combines the awesomeness of a King Cage with a huge fore and aft adjustment, allowing you to get the cage super close to the rear shock and increase the room for a big bottle, which I should say fits with plenty of room to spare. It comes in Ti and stainless. I cheaped out and opted for stainless.


Another look sans bottle.


There she is. My Process 153 CR DL 29. Without a doubt the dreamiest bike I’ve EVER owned!

Kona Dream Builds: Ted Lincoln’s Kona Big Unit

I should probably start this Dream Build post with an apology. You see, Ted submitted his very custom 2012 Big Unit months ago but then it got lost in my inbox. He sent me a friendly reminder last week and I’ve dug up the images and now you get to see Ted’s Big Unit Dream Build. Sorry Ted and to Kona Dream Build Fans that this extremely custom Kona Unit took so long to make it to you!

Ted’s 29er Big Unit is from 2012 and is made from Kona Scandium 69 butted tubing and is set up to run both 27.5″ plus and 29″ x 2.4″. He’s painted the bike himself in Black Chrome and he even made up the custom gold Kona Cog head badge just for this build.

The fork is a carbon Whiskey No.9 with 100mm spacing and 15mm thru-axle. The cockpit consists of a Chris King InSet 2, our in-house Kona XC/BC DLX 31.8mm x 80mm stem with a Niner Flat Top Carbon 720mm bar. Deity Enoki grips finish it off complete with OG OID lock-on end-caps.

The one geared Unit is propelled by a Shimano XTR M960 crankset from 2003 (the one with three different bolt patterns), Ted has “customized” it, cutting the big chainring tabs cut off, and then sanding and polishing them to a mirror finish. The chainring is a 32T Blackspire Super Pro (4 bolt x 102bcd).

The Gold KMC X9L Ti chain drives an 18T Surly cog. The seat post is a Thomson Elite setback with a Selle Italia Flite OG ’90s saddle and a King stainless steel bottle cage. Shimano XT RT86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech 160mm rotors and matching levers slow things down.

As pictured the bike is set up in its 27.5 guise. The rear wheel is built around a 135mm Chris King hub with Funbolts (the OG version with the removable disc rotor adaptor), the rim is a 322 hole DT Swiss FR 570 with three-cross lacing and features 33mm outer 29mm inner width.  Spokes are DT Swiss Competition with DT Swiss alloy nipples. They are set up tubeless with 3.5oz Orange sealant 1tbls gold glitter. The front wheel is a 24 hole Roval Traverse alloy also laced three-cross/radial lacing, to a 15mm Roval hub.  Both tires are set up with Schwalbe Nobby Nic’s 27.5″ x 2.8″, with Ted’s “customized” nob trimming on the rear.

When the bike is set up in 29″ (not pictured) the Wheel details are as follows.
Hubs: Shimano XT M8000 Centerlock , Rear XTR M988 Ti Freehub, 135mm, Halo XL Hex-Key skewer, Front 15mm thru-alex
Rims: Stan’s Arch 32 hole Three-cross lacing, 24.4mm outer 19mm inner width
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition, Dt Swiss alloy nipples
Tubeless Setup: Stan’s NoTubes rim tape, 3.5oz Stan’s sealant 1tlbs red glitter
Tires: WTB TrailBoss 29″ x 2.4″

Kona Dream Builds: Double Impact Naoki Idegawa’s Process 153 CR DL 27.5

Japanese Kona rider Naoki Idegawa’s Process 27.5 CR DL pulls double duty as both an enduro race bike and a lightweight DH rig. The bike is well and truly dreamy in both configurations. His motivation for building the DH version? Well, some of the short courses on Japan’s DH circuit don’t really warrant a full DH bike so Naoki transforms his Process to DH mode for the occasional race.

This is the Process in DH Guise. Magic Mary’s mounted up on Mavic Deemax hoops with a full XTR/Saint groupset and no dropper post.
Outback he’s opted for a short cage Saint rear mech and a DH cassette. The rear damping is looked after by the ever-popular Fox Float X2 Factory rear shock.
SDG’s Sam Hill pro-model seat is attached to the rigid post. Up front, Naoki is rocking a 35mm Renthal Carbon Fatbar mounted to an Apex stem.
Fox Factory 36’s to match the Float rear.

Now, these little green bolts attached to the Saint brakes and shifter are Ti, Naoki has a thing for Ti bolts as you are about to see.
Saint calipers and floating Shimano rotors… and Ti bolts.
More Ti Bolts.
Cane Creeks deluxe 110 headset and… More Ti Bolts.
Even the XTR cranks didn’t escape the ti bolt retrofitting.

On Enduro days, the wheels are swapped out for a set with Minions front and rear and a wider range cassette. The derailleur is upgraded to an XTR version and the rigid post gets swapped out for a Fox Transfer post.
Japenese riders (and all those who drive on the left side of the road) love the ability to run the rear brake line on the right of the frame, clean cable routing is important when building a dream bike.

Kona Dream Builds: Nik’s “It Takes a Village” Custom Kona Unit

When we spied the Nikolas’ finished Unit on Instagram boy oh boy we were excited. He’d custom painted it himself (the quality is off the charts) and he took one simplest bikes in our line up, and somehow time made the bike completely drool-worthy. Read on to find out exactly how this one-of-a-kind Unit came to fruition.

So the story on this build starts with working at Hesitation Point bike shop here in Nashville, Indiana. We had ordered in a couple Kona Units for the shop and I found I really wanted one bad, but alas, no funds… or so I thought! Little did I know that my lovely wife had ordered one to surprise me with, which she did! This bike was a big deal for me: it was a gift from my wife, my first Kona, my first 29er, my first full rigid, and my first single speed, and I was absolutely in love at first ride! I pretty much shelved all my other my bikes for the rest of the year and just rode my Unit! Way to much fun. I feel like Kona bikes have a flavor that is a perfect blend of new school tech progression and old school simple fun, and I think the Unit exemplifies the latter better than most bikes of its kind out there! I really dig Konas approach to riding bikes of all types.

So I’ve been painting for a couple of years now and this is my first “real” bike paint job. I stripped it down to metal, (which as an aside, the paint on this Unit was super tough, I have no idea what materials Kona used but kudos, it was good stuff and took quite a bit of time to strip!), then using a little known ford GT-40 that was rebadged as a mercury as a source of inspiration I started the paint work. This was a really fun project since I had 100% control over it. I tried really hard to make sure I had a cohesive build aesthetically at the end of it. I also wanted to take some weight off and it went from a little over 27 lbs stock to 24.2 lbs as is. I love Thomson stuff so that was a no brainer, Wolf Tooth, Shimano XT, Brooks, and Chris King round out the parts. Wheel builder extrordinaire Gonzo Diaz at the shop laced the Stans Flow MK3s to Hope Pro2 hubs and I put the blacked out sticker kits on them which are cool. I also wanted to try to use a plus-ish type tire so that’s where the 2.6 Rekons came in. There is a load of grip on this rig for the midwestern trails I ride. I also love the Whisky fork on this bike, it’s beautiful and super strong. At the end of the day I didn’t need to do anything with this bike since it was a ton of fun right out of the box but since I’m a sentimentalist I wasn’t ever going to get rid of this bike from my wife so it was a great candidate to paint. Speaking of my wife, in so many ways I wouldn’t have done this build without you Jordan, I am incredibly fortunate to have you! The crew at Hesitation Point bike shop, especially Tad Armstrong and Gonzo Diaz helped enormously with the parts, encouragement and the awesome wheels, and Kona was very helpful with questions about fonts and artwork. You guys rule!

A Shimano XT crankset and bottom bracket drives a KMC X10SL chain via a Wolftooth Powertrac Elliptical 32t chainring up front to a 20t Wolftooth cog out back. Crank Brothers Candy 7s, handle the contact points.

Shimano XT brakes and Shimano XT rotors 160mm slow things down. Hope skewers hold everything in tight.

Whisky’s no.9 carbon fork will accept up to a 29 x 3.0 tire (or a 27.5 x 3.25″).

Nikolas loves Thomson.

A Brooks Cambium c15 saddle is matted to the ever classic Thomson Elite Seatpost.

ESI silicon slim grips are mounted on a Thomson XC uncut handlebar which is in turn mounted to a Thomson Elite X4 50mm.

Stan’s NoTubes Flow MK3 rims are laced to Hope Pro 2 hubs, both a shod with Maxxis Rekon 29×2.6 tubeless tires.

It wouldn’t be complete without a Thomson Chris King headset.

 

 

Kona Dream Builds: Chris’s East Coast Ripping Honzo

We just love seeing the way people build up our Honzo’s, whether it’s our classic steel frame, or the newer alloy and carbon models, every single one is a Dream Build. And today we’ve got this very cool build from East Coast bicycle industry veteran Chris Hopwood. Chris wanted something zippy and capable to hit up the local single track where his trail bike was little overkill, this here build is the result of that goal. The complete bike as pictured weighs in at 11.5kgs (25.5lbs), that’s without going crazy with lightweight, blinging parts. This Honzo CR is burly and functional and a daily driver that’s gonna see one heck of a lot of use!  Read on for the full spec details and more photos!

Kicking things off up front is Fox’s new Stepcast Factory 34mm fork in 120mm, the fork weighs in at 1.59 kg and is as stiff Fox’s non Stepcast 34 140mm fork.

A Race Face 50mm Atlas stem holds the matching 35mm Atlas bar while Shimano’s XT Shifters and brake levers keep the cockpit reliable and low key.

The Race Face and Shimano theme continues with the drivetrain out back, Race Face’s carbon Next SL cranks mate up with an 11 speed Shimano XT rear mech while XT stoppers with 160mm rotors slow things down. e*thirteens 31mm wide TRS Race carbon wheels are shod with beefy 2.34 Vitoria 4C Martello’s, look out pesky East Coast rocks!

Fox’s Factory Transfer dropper offers Chris 150mm of height adjustability, the saddle is Fabric’s classic and super popular Scoop.

That is one very cool Honzo!

Kona Dream Builds: Scott’s mix’n’match single speed Explosif

You’ve got to admit that Scott’s steel Explosif is a little bit of a mix’n’match selection of parts. Nothing really goes together on paper with this build, if you were describing how your old orange ANVL stem was going to look rad, matched up to your blue bars and your purple pedals. Well, you just wouldn’t believe it. But there is something about this build, maybe it isn’t a full-blown dream bike, but damn it if I’m not a bit jealous of just indestructible and versatile this thing is. On one ride you can hit the pump track, go for a trail ride, hell I’m sure you could even wind it back and send it down some classic Vancouver stair gaps on the way home.

How would you build a dream Explosif? Let us know over on Facebook or Instagram.

An ANVL cockpit an ESI silicone grips keep the bike pointed in the right direction.

Our new Wah Wah PP Composite pedals keep things moving forward…

…While an old XT crankset and North Shore Billet chainring drive the rear wheel.

Almost slammed out the back.

TRP’s Slate T4 four-piston brakes slow this rig down.

Some “re-branded” Fox 32’s suspend the front end.

 

Kona Dream Builds: Scott Countryman’s Race Ready Process 153 CR DL

We caught up with Flagstaff, AZ-based Kona Global Enduro Rider Scott Countryman after Sea Otter and thought that his race-ready Process 153 CR/DL was a damn dreamy build and well worth sharing with you. Scott manages a full on race season while also working as a mechanic at Flagstaff Bike Revolution in Arizona. His build is a mixture of sponsor’s parts and parts that he knows will go the distance for a privateer racer on a limited budget. Check it out below.

Kicking things off with the drivetrain, Scott is running Shimano XT Di2 combined with MRP’s SXg guide for added chain retention.

Out back, the electronic XT Di2 keeps things shifting smoothly.

The Shimano Di2 cockpit.

Keeping things blue and S themed, Scott has opted for XT stoppers to slow things down.

ESI silicone grips hint at Scott’s XC roots, while the ANVL components equipped cockpit indicates Scott’s current enduro focus.

Grand Junction-based company MRP have been on a roll as of late with their forks, and the burly Ribbon keeps the front end exactly where it should be for Scott.

Like many racers and riders out there looking for reliability and ease of service, Scott has opted for the super popular Wolf Tooth remote…

…paired with the KS Lev Integra seat post.

Scott also runs Ritchey’s Block Lock headset to prevent his bars from spinning and crossing the top tube in a crash.

California based company RideFast look after Scott’s wheel needs, the RideFast SPM 28 hole hubs are laced to the RideFast Hotline rims.

Tire wise, up front, Scott is running WTB’s burly Convict 2.5 TCS Tough casing tire, while out the back he’s rocking a custom cut WTB 2.25 fast rolling Trail Boss, also with WTB’s TCS Tough casing.