Ti Tuesday: “I’m going to own this bike forever” Connor Fearon’s Ti Humuhumu

When we brought you news of Connor Fearon’s contract extension back in September, we also included a little sneak peek at his Ti Humuhumu that Kona co-founder Jacob Heilbron gifted him as his signing bonus. When Connor showed up at Retallack for our Operator and Hei Hei Trail media launch a few weeks back with the bike packed away in a box, we just had to build it up and shoot you a full set. How does one of the fastest downhill riders on the planet build a cruiser? Like this.heiheiop-3694

The Ti Humuhumu’s are extremely limited in numbers, each individual build just seems to ooze class, Connor’s is no exception.

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While many Ti builds we feature on the Cog are built with classic Ti components and retro cranksets, Connor opted for lightweight carbon parts, Truvativ XO cranks and a direct mount X-Sync 32T ring propel the Ti Humuhumu.

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Connor went for simplicity with the build and spec’d his Humuhumu as a single speed with an 18t cog out the back.

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SRAM’s latest and greatest Guide Ultimate brakes provide more stopping power than could ever be required, as well as a place to squeeze in a little more carbon.

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SRAM’s Guide Ultimate brakes are the business, the increased opening and heatshield keep them from overheating, and the new piston pockets keep the brakes consistent. Features that all cruisers need!

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With Connor’s connections he could have installed something pretty trick from Rock Shox, instead he opted to keep the Humuhumu true to its roots with a classic P2 rigid Kona fork.

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Finding the wheels was the biggest challenge Connor faced. He had one QR carbon SRAM Rise 60 wheel and wanted to match the front and rear, but finding a second quick release Rise 60 proved harder than planned. In the end, Connor had to drop some cash to pick up the matching wheel on eBay of all places!heiheiop-3688

No bike of Connor’s is complete until it’s labeled with a Stevie Smith tribute sticker. #longlivechainsaw

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