Ti Tuesdays With Kona: Seth’s Ti Esatto Commuter

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Seth is in charge of warehouse logistics, shipping and our Konz showroom in North Vancouver. He’s also the son of one of the longest-running Kona employees, Dik Cox, and has been around the brand since his birth. A couple of years back he started racing cross’ and began quickly working his way up the ranks. Cross’ was like a drop-bar gateway drug for the fit young rider, and the next thing you know he was building up this next level forever bike. He commutes on this Ti Esatto every single day to the Kona Canada office, as well as logging some serious miles on Mt Seymour’s epic climb and other classic Vancouver road loops. This Kona Dream Build definitely warrants a closer look.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG Marrying Shimano’s Di2 Ultegra group with a timeless Ti road frame is a brave move.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG But one that Seth has pulled off with style.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG Shimano Di2 Ultegra, no words are needed really.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG The Esatto lacks disc bosses so some classic Ultegra 6800 stoppers were enlisted to keep the speedy bike in check.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG Our own carbon race fork.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG Conti Grand Prix 4000II’s are mounted up on Mavic’s timeless Ksyrium Elite wheelset.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG Easton gets some love in the cockpit with the Easton EC70 bar and EA90 stem.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG Supacaz’s Super Sticky bar tape ensure’s comfortable and solid hand placements, every time.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG No modern bike is really complete without a little oil slick. Seth’s Esatto is sporting the Supacaz Fly Cage.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG And the whole bike would not be complete if were not for the Di2 compatible Pro Vibe carbon seatpost.
Caleb Smith | KONA COG