Ti Tuesday: Dave Harder’s Ti Honzo

For this weeks #tituesdaywithkona we are featuring Alberta based Aussie ex-pat and Kona Super Grassroots rider Dave Harder’s latest enduro weapon. Dave won the KR Enduro Series this year on his Kona Process 111 and has just finished building up this little beauty for a spot of winter riding and some serious trail dominance next summer.

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Sweet build with 150mm Pike RCT3 and Energy Lab carbon rims.

“The Kona Ti Honzo has had me interested since I first heard a rumor about it a couple of seasons ago, owning two other steel Honzo’s made it an easy decision to upgrade. The Honzo is my go to trail bike because of it’s dependable capabilities on fast flowy single track and on steep technical gnarly trails, the Honzo has you covered. The steel frame was on the heavier side for racing so that’s why I was excited to go to the new Ti Honzo and with this build I was able to drop the weight to 29lbs which is not bad with big rubber.” Dave Harder

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The Reverb works in all temperatures and if you service them regularly they are super maintenance free and ultra reliable, I’ve gone for the 150 Stealth Post and a Chromag Lynx DT saddle.

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For the drive train it’s a mix of Race Face cranks, a Shimano XT drivetrain with OneUp RadR cage and extended 42t OneUp cog. The wheels are Energylab prototype carbon rims laced to Hope ProII’s and the shoed with a Maxxis minon 2.5 up front and a Bontrager SE5 2.3 out the back.

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I’m not getting any points for clourmating here but I love my pink Hope brakes, and the Hope ProII’s are just so damn relaibale. And yes those are Dirty Dog Dragon rotors! You know you want some!