UK ex-pat Harry Salisbury has been living in Revelstoke BC for the past three years working at Kona dealer Skookum Cycles. Over those three years, he’s built himself three consecutive Process bikes, each one that little more custom than the last. Harry says this built is “the ultimate Kona Process and it’s a ton of fun.”
My motivation for this build was that I wanted to make my ultimate Kona Process, one to take on all the trails that BC and more specifically Revelstoke have to offer.
Working at Skookum Revelstoke since I came to Canada three years ago really showed me how good the bikes that Kona makes are. I like that the brand sticks to its freeride roots and continues to make super playful hard-hitting bikes. I have taken part in everything from BC Enduro races and local XC Fiver races and the bike performs fantastically all round.
The fork is a Fox 36 Factory with Grip 2 Damper 170mm out the back Harry has spec’d a 2021 Fox DHX2 Coil Shock with a 400lb spring. “Putting the Fox suspension on was personal preference, the DHX2 just feels so good in this bike, the progressive nature of the suspension platform on the bikes feels great with a coil shock and I would urge people to try it if they have a Process.”
For the cockpit the bike is sporting a Race face Next R carbon bar with a 35mm rise, its help in place with a Race Face Next R 32mm stem. The brakes are stock SRAM Code RSC’s with heat shrink wrapped cables for a super clean look, and DMR Death Grips round things out.
The wheels are We Are One Union Carbon rims laced on Industry 9 Hydra hubs. “The wheels really stiffen up the bike, making it bomber when you come up short on a long double or if you’re smashing through interior BC roots.
Keeping with the Fox theme Harry opted for a 2021 Fox Transfer 150mm dropper post, topped with a Fabric Scoop saddle.
A Wolf Tooth lever operates a Tag Metals dropper post, an SQ Labs 611 Ergowave saddle provides all the comfort needed.