Back in May 2019, Connor Fearon rolled up to the first round of the South Australian Enduro series on his 2019 Honzo CR, complete with a 120mm travel RockShox Pike. After a solid day racing at Fox Creek and a huge battle with fellow Adelaide local Troy Brosnan, Connor would eventually ride the carbon hardtail to the top step of the podium and take the win.
Ever since that day, we’ve had numerous requests for an in-depth Kona Dream Build on Connor’s race-winning 2019 Honzo CR and after teaming up with local SA shooter Kane Naaraat yesterday, we can finally give you all the details.
There’s no green here, just gold. SRAM’s high-end XX1 drive train transfers all the watts via a 34t chainring and Eagle cassette, and it looks damn good too.
While many Honzo owners over-fork their bikes, Connor keeps things relatively stock with just 120mm of travel on his Rock Shox Pike. Team Issue Code calipers and 180mm SRAM rotors slow this rocketship down.
The Chris King hubs are laced to ENVE’s M930 rims, the 930’s being ENVE’s DH rated ultra burly hoops.
Tire wise Connor is running a Minion DHR II 2.5 out back and an Assegai 2.5WT up front.
Deity’s Copperhead stem anchors the bike’s cockpit which consists of a 38mm rise Deity Black Label handlebar with ODI’s class single lock on Elite Pro grips.
A Chris King headset keeps the bike tracking smoothly. Oh those Code calipers from before, those are operated by SRAM Guide Ultimate levers complete with carbon lever blades.
A Reverb 1X remote operates a 170mm Rock Shox Reverb.
And the build is finished off with a Deity Speedtrap saddle and a set of Connor’s go-to flat pedals, red HT AE05’s.