We’ve seen some pretty damn cool 2020 Process Dream Builds in the last few months but George from Turin Bikes 27.5 Process CR DL might well just take the cake. George has left nothing wanting with this build and we are pretty sure that the finished bike would make most mountain bikers green with envy. We could go on, but you guys want details right, I mean I want the details! Let’s dive in.
Let’s kick things off with the drive train. The bike is running Shimano’s latest XTR crankset (in 165mm) with a Wolf Tooth 30t chainring.
Shimano’s 12-speed XTR M9100 rear derailleur combined with the new XT 10-51t cassette keep shifting smooth.
The suspension is a full-on Fox affair. The 153 mm of travel is damped with a 2020 Fox Float X2 rear shock mounted on Fox Shox Roller Bearing shock mount. Upfront you’ll find a 2020 170mm Fox 36 Performance Elite fork with a Grip 2 damper. The bottle cage is a Wolftooth/King Morse Cage, the cage features more fore/aft adjustment than any other cage for improved bottle fitment.
George slows the bike down with a set of Shimano M820 Saint Brakes with 203/180 RT86 rotors. The levers are mounted to Oneup Components 35mm rise handlebar and the touchpoints are Wotlh Karv grips.
The hoops are Industry Nine’s Hydra Enduro S wheelset, the straight pull 28 hole wheel is built with steel spokes (hence the S) and has an inner rim width of 30.5mm, the 6 pawl equipped Hydra hub features 690 points of engagement.
We probably should have mentioned this before but George is rocking a Works Components -1 degree angle-set headset. Combined with the 170mm fork his Process is sporting a 64.5 degree head angle.
The whole frame is wrapped in a custom protection kit from Whistler-based company Ride Wrap.
A 42.5mm length Burgtec Enduro stem hides a Specialized SWAT tool.
The Industry Nine wheelset is shod in tires from Schwalbe, up front a Hans Dampf 2.6 and a Nobby Nic 2.6 out the back.
OneUps 210mm dropper post has the lowest stack height available and allows George to get a full 210 drop on his large frame, the saddle is WTB’s Silverado Team.