Ian is a former mechanic at Bikenetic in Falls Church, Virginia and he’s been riding Konas since his first real mountain bike purchase, a 2014 King Kahuna. He recently moved all of the major parts from his 2018 Hei Hei Race Supreme build (plus a set of 2021 RockShox SID Ultimate Race Day 120mm forks) over to his brand new 2021 Hei Hei CR/DL frame, which his old boss at Bikenetic sorted him out with.

Ian kicked things off by protecting his medium Hei Hei CR DL frame with a kit from RideWrap. Truvativ Stylo carbon cranks with a nickel-plated Wolf Tooth HG+ 12 speed ring provide the power and a OneUp chain guide keeps things secure up front.

Out the back, you’ll find a 12-speed Shimano XT derailleur matched with a Shimano XT cassette and chain.
The brakes are SRAM’s G2 RSC’s, with matching SRAM centerline rotors. OneUp lock-on grips provide the contact points.
The wheelset is an Industry Nine Trail 270 and is shod with Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 tires and Cush Core XC tire inserts.
A WolfTooth lever operates a OneUp Components V2 180mm Dropper (thanks to the extra insertion length on the new frame, I was able to move up from a 150 transfer post on the 2018 Hei Hei)
An Occam Apex strap attaches a backcountry research TULBAG (which holds a tubolito 29er tube, co2, and levers) to a The Spank Oozy 220 saddle.
The build is completed with a Cane Creek Hellbender 70 headset and OneUp Components carbon bar, stem, grips, and like all good dream builds an EDC tool.