Kona Process G2

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.

Getting to Know the Process G2

When we launched the revamped Process line back in late summer, Pinkbike spent a ton of time dissecting the new features of the bike. Check out their in-depth dive here. Writer Mike Levy’s a big fan of 29ers and he was partial to the AL/DL 29er, because of wheel size and cost. “The 153 AL/DL 29’s big wheels go over and through everything and, since my riding style seems to suit 29” wheels lately, I’d happily reach for the heavier bike with the cost-conscious build,” he wrote.

What’s your Process of choice?

Process G2 – Built With Purpose – The Directors Cut

Just like the original Blade Runner movie has seven different versions, so too does our G2 Process Launch Video (well…not seven, just two actually). When we recently released our video, featuring U21 Enduro phenom Rhys Verner tearing BC’s Sea to Sky trails a new one, we couldn’t decide whether we liked it raw and with no slow-mo or with audio and gratuitous slow-mo. Well, now you get to choose. Without further ado, here is our Director’s cut.

The raw version is posted below. Which version do you like?

Built for War: an In-depth Look at the All-New Kona Process from UK Magazine MBR

While we hosted the North American media in Squamish for the Process G2 Launch, the lucky European media got to join us at Tignes Val d’Isère in the French Alps. For the summer school holidays, the Tignes Val d’Isère resort offers up FREE bike park access, yes you read that right, FREE. UK magazine MBR joined us and have just posted up their in-depth first look at the all-new Process family. Check it out here and in the video below.

The Kona Demo Tour Hits Leavenworth on Thursday With New 2018 Bikes!

The fall swing of the Kona Demo Tour has begun! Want to try out a new 2018 Kona, including the all-new Process G2, Remote, and Rove NRB? Well you can this Thursday, September 14th at Arlberg Sports Haus in Leavenworth, Washington! Meet up with us outside the shop to test a great selection of our 2018 models. For more info see the flyer below or hit up Arlberg Sports Haus.

For further demo dates, check out our Demo Tour page as well as the Kona Facebook Events page.