Ripping Squamish, BC local and ice cream slinger Matt Harris had a concept for building up one of our new Process 134‘s for quite a while, in fact, he had all the parts sitting in his lounge for a few months prior to the frame showing up. With his dream build Matt was attempting to blend elements from what he loved about his Honzo (nimble) and his 153 (charger) into one bike. “I wanted the build to be stout, reliable and ready to charge. Part bulldog, part butterfly. Strong and ready to get after it, no holding back. All that being said I wanted to also play with the precision of a smaller bike, something to keep me honest, precise and calculated. Pick it up and put it down, dance with the trail.”
Well, it seems like Matt sure knew what he wanted in this build so let’s check it out. Kicking things off with the drive train, Matt opted for a Race Face SixC crankset, which is propelled by a pair of alloy OneUp pedals. The chainring is a OneUp Cinch 32 oval chainring. You cant see it, but they spin on a Hope stainless BB.
An XTR chain connects the cranks with the rear end where shifting is taken care of by a full Shimano XTR 12 speed setup. That’s XTR rear derailleur, shifter, and cassette.
The wheels are Industry Nine Hydra hubs laced with DT Swiss competition spokes to Light Bike carbon hoops. The wheels are shod with a Maxxis Assegai/ Minion DHF combo. Braking is also a Shimano affair, with Shimano’s new XTR stoppers puling up on XT floating rotors.
To finish off the build on his large frame, Matt wanted to maximize the bikes deep seat post insertion and went for the maximum drop with OneUp’s huge 210 post. As Matt puts it, the complete build “lets the true colours of this bike shine through on the way down.”