I always wanted a bike worthy of being considered a Kona dream build.” Jack’s build originally began with a 2018 Process 153 AL that he was slowly building up into a real sender of a bike. It started with the addition of Fox Factory suspension which was shortly followed by a custom-built wheelset. Wanting to drop more weight from his setup and improve the stiffness led him to purchase this sexy Process 153 CR DL frame. The upgrades did not stop!
I couldn’t put my old 11-speed drivetrain on my new setup so invested in a new Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain. Combined with a Race Face Aeffect cranks and an Absolut Black 32t Oval chainring.
A DT Swiss custom wheelset featuring EX511 rims and 350 hubs keeps the bike rolling smooth. While Maxxis Assegai provide all the traction.
Front suspension and damping comes courtesy of a set of bright orange Fox Factory 36 160mm Fit4 forks
Out the back, you’ll find a matching Fox Factory Float X2.
Up in the cockpit jack has opted for OneUp’s compliant carbon bar mounted to a Chromag BZA 35mm stem.
The rest of the build is rounded out with a set of powerful Magura MT Trail Sport brakes, a 175mm Fox Transfer (with a 9 Point 8 ever), DMR Death grips and a Cane Creek Hellbender 70 Headset.