It’s been about 10 years since I last did up a custom one-speed. Things have definitely changed in the bike world in that time. No longer in the bike game, I needed a hand from me old mate Maisey at Ghost Gum bikes in Adamstown, NSW, Australia to help pull together this sweet rig.
We landed on the Honzo ST for a few reasons. The main one being its sliding dropouts make it capable of both one speed and whatever the other option is. Newer slacker geometry, longer travel fork option, and steel being real were also key features. I wanted a bike that would suit Sydney’s rocky, techy, and punchy terrain. The racing days are well cooked it’s time for a fun sled.
It’s been 22 years since I owned my first Kona and it’s nice to be back!
Maisey’s talent for tying together classy hoops is on show with Spank trail 345 rims onto DT 350 hubs, the Vittoria Barzo front, and Mescal beaded straight up without any solution. Complete wheels great balance of price, weight, and durability.