For the last couple of years, Matt Robinson had been toying with the idea of getting a hardtail to spice up his local trails. He ordered a Honzo ESD frame from his local bike shop and started looking for parts to bring his bright red dream build to life. “I quickly learned that building a bike in the middle of a pandemic was gonna be difficult with some parts almost impossible to find.” He ended up digging deep into his own parts bin as well as stripping parts from his Fatbike and Enduro bike to get the ESD going. “It’s a bit of a Frankenbike at the moment but I still love it.”
A 27.5″x2.5″ Maxxis Assegai with a Hope Pro 4 hub is in the rear. Not the best rolling efficiency but I love the grip on the steep and sketchy bits I like to frequent.
I’m super pumped on this bike and can’t wait to get some more miles on it this summer.