Kona Process CR 29

Kona Dream Builds: Purp ‘n’ Turq – Nick’s Custom Process CR

A few weeks back we showed you Craig Folsom’s sweet Process CR DL 29 Dream Build, well, today you get Nick’s Process CR 29. Nick is the other half of the Lost Co Race Team with Craig and like his racing partner, he is sporting one very rad Process.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Nick grew up racing motocross, enduro/hare-scrambles, and riding BMX. “I had tried mountain bikes a few times briefly, but never really got into it.” In 2016 he bought a used Kona Kahuna frame, built it up super cheap and fell in love with it. He then met some guys that loaned him a DH bike and he went to a NW Cup Downhill race where he took first in CAT 2, at his first ever Mtb race! At that point, he was hooked.

“Last year I bumped up to Pro and switched to Enduro, now going into this season riding for Kona it’s like it all came full circle. I’m so proud to represent the company!”

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

If you hadn’t noticed, Nicks bike is covered in custom decals from Stickers For Days. The original Dark Seafoam logos have all been replaced with Purple and the bike has affectionally been dubbed Purp ‘n’ Turq. The purple doesn’t stop at the decals though, the Deity Cavity Stem is channeling some 90’s radness as are the Industry Nine Torch hubs.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

There’s some subtle purple hiding on the Cascade racing Designs hoops.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Stopping comes courtesy of TRP’s powerful D-Spec DH brakes.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Team Sponsor Cascade Racing Designs provide the bar, while Deity grips and a Deity Speedtrap saddle complete the cockpit.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The Lost Co Ground Keeper fender.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Purp ‘n’ Turq runs the bikes stock Rock Shox suspension and Maxxis tires.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Stickers for Days

Ready to start your own Dream Build? Find the Process 153 CR 29 on the Kona Ride Online!

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The drivetrain has us intrigued. A Hope set of CNC’d cranks with an oval chainring, an XTR rear mech, and a SRAM Eagle cassette.

Hope is CNC and these cranks really show what the Barnoldswick based company can do.

Hope F20 flat pedals keep Graham firmly attached.

There’s that XTR shifter…

And the Hope Tech 3 levers.

If you didn’t know, Kona’s cable routing is UK, Australia, Japan, and NZ friendly.

Hopes’ AM Freeride 35mm stem holds Burgtec’s 800mm Ride Wide Carbon Enduro handlebar firmly in place.

The bike rolls on E13 TRS SL Carbon Race rims laced to Hope Pro 4 hubs.