“I always prefer to buy a frame and build it up vs. a complete, but, with frame availability being questionable these days, I went with the complete. Even though I swapped a number of parts out, I consider it to still be pretty close to the stock build with the frame, fork, brakes, shifter, derailleur, cassette, bottom bracket, and tires all original.”
Mark Overby from Back Alley Bikes in Carborro, NC just can’t help himself. His last Process (134) graced Kona’s Dream Build pages, and now he’s back with an equally rad Process X CR DL. Just like with his 134, he’s a fan of a good portion of the original build—the suspension remains, as does the SRAM XO1 rear derailleur and cassette, the tires also remain stock. Back Alley Bikes sharpshooter Jared Harber has once again given us an epic gallery to digest, so dig in!
The Drivetrain is mostly stock with SRAM’s XO1 rear derailleur and cassette remaining from the box. The GX carbon crankset has been replaced with a set of Truvativ X Troy Lee Descendant cranks and a set of Burgtec Penthouse Flat Mk5 pedals.
SRAM’s XO1 drivetrain is the perfect mix of precise shifting, durability and price.
The Process X CR DL’s RockShox suspension also sticks around from the original build.
OneUp pioneered the adjustable travel dropper posts movement and here their V2 200mm post holds a black-on-black Fabric Scoop Shallow saddle.
Mark has opted to keep the stock Maxxis Assegai and Minion DHR II tires, and why wouldn’t he? The wheels, though, have been swapped for a set of Industry Nine Enduro 315 Carbon rims laced to a set of gold I9 Hydra’s.
How sexy is that stem? Up front you’ll find more Industry Nine goodness in their beautiful A35 stem. The handlebars are from OneUp and the whole cockpit spins on more east coast goodness, a Cane Creek 110 headset.
Ergon GFR1 Factory grips and SRAM Code RSC brakes complete the cockpit.
The build is rounded out with Mark’s go-to flat pedal, Burgtec Penthouse Mk5’s.