Garrett is the manager at Cycle Therapy Bike Shop in Kent, Washington. He’s has been riding bikes for close to 20 years now, and like a lot of us, it started with BMX. He eventually made the transition to mountain bikes, but recently he got the BMX itch again so he figured it was the perfect time to build a “dope dirt jumper”.
“I have a Big Honzo ST, and that thing is fantastic, so I had to go with a Shonky. This is the first bike that I have built for myself from the frame up so, yeah I may have gone a little over the top, but whatever. I feel like this is OK to do on a dirt jumper! The paint has purple in it so it just made sense. I also didn’t want it to fall apart, and I plan on crashing quite a bit on this thing. I know the frame can take it. I just wanted the components to hold up as well.
On the back wheel, you’ll find a 13t cog attached to a Hope Pro 4 single speed rear hub. Up front is a matching Hope Pro 4, both wheels are laced (by Garrett) to Velocity Cliffhanger rims.
The cockpit is built around our stock 35mm Kona bars cut down to 720mm. The stem continues the Hope theme which doesn’t end there. The bike’s speed is moderated by a super sexy Hope Tech 3 E4 rear brake with a 160mm floating rotor. A Hope headset and ODI O grips round things out.
How sexy is that 35mm Hope stem? So sexy, right?
Suspension duties are handled by a Fox 34 Talas reduced to 100mm and all the PSI’s.
The build is wrapped up—as all dirt jumpers should be—with a Chromag Overture saddle.