Okay, we’ve already established there no purple puns left, and given the fact that we have a ton of 2020 Process CR DL 29 Dream Builds backed up, you are going to have to excuse our uninventive post titles moving forward. Today’s bike comes all the way from Wellington, New Zealand, (we have three more 29 CR DL’s coming from the same town), it keeps the bikes original drivetrain mostly intact, but sees the wheels, cockpit and fork change. Elliot’s Process needs to fulfill multiple roles, an average weekend could see the bike shred the local DH trails, race a local enduro, put in a solid XC loop and then possibly even hit his local dirt jump line. So what exactly does a build look like that needs to meet those demands, well it looks like this, let’s dig in.
Unless you are a Shimano superfan the drivetrain on the Process CR DL’s needs no upgrades, it sports a full SRAM XO1 drivetrain including shifter, cranks, chain, derailleur, and cassette. That said, the OneUp Components bash guide adds a little security and durability to the already bombproof drivetrain.
Well I just listed off all the SRAM XO1 components, so there’s is not much more to add here, well apart from that rad DYEDBro frame tape. This particular tape was chosen as Elliot’s birthday falls on the 5th of May – Cinco de Mayo.
The stock Rock Shox Lyrik Ultimate has been swapped out for the Boxxer red version, a 50 to 01 Marsh Guard keeps vision somewhat clear.
The bike is sporting Violet Chris King hubs, the latest color from the portland based component company.
More violet Chris King in the cockpit, matched with a full complement of OneUp Components goodness. A 35mm EDC stem keeps OneUp’s carbon bar in place while also housing the company’s infamous EDC tool.
The 50 to 01 crew recently released their collab with the Fabric bikes, the Magic Saddle. Designed for the demands of flat-out trail and bike park sessions, the Magic Saddle is a one-of-a-kind for shape, padding, and performance on the hill.
Less is not more… More is most definitely more and Elliot’s build has not slowed down on the purple front, here opting for OneUp’s alloy flat pedal.
OneUp’s 210 dropper keeps that saddle (way) out of the way.
It would be rude not to run OneUp’s new single lock-on grips right?
You’ve seen the chainstay of the DYEDBro Cinco de Mayo Frame protection, here’s the full top tube.
Oh, I almost forgot the wheels! One of the most important aspects of Elliot’s build. These bad boys are custom built by Wide Open in Rotorua, NZ. The Chris King hubs are laced to Stans Flow EX3 rims and then shod with Good Year Newton En Ultimate 2.4″ tires.
Elliot in action on his 2019 Process CR 29 on his local trails.