Scott is our UK sales manager and has been lucky enough to ride every process iteration we have produced. He has also built a bunch of epic drool-worthy Kona Dream Builds and his latest Process X CR certainly lives up to its predecessors. “The Process X is one hell of a bike! Yep, it’s big and burly but you can throw it around and pedal all day on it too.” It’s time to ta ke a closer look at this extraordinary bike.
Shimano parts were an easy choice for me, I’m a fan of their brakes and the new Shimano XTR 12 speed is one of the best groups out there.
Kona Wah Wah 2 pedals are the best flats I have ever ridden. If you don’t own any then go out and buy some then you will know what I’m talking about.
The Fenix Enduro Shock was provided by Fast Suspension. They were great to deal with and had me a shock inside of two weeks! I had already spent some time on the Process X CR with the stock shock so had a direct comparison from the Fox Air shock to the Fenix. The first ride on it was in wet November mud, six descents and six personal bests. The traction it provides is unbelievable.
The Rock Shox Zeb is my favourite fork in this genre so that was an easy choice.
Enve M635 rims on Chris King hubs with Cushcore inserts… Why compromise?
Burgtec bars are great. I’ve had them on previous bikes and they are a local company making some great products so you can’t go wrong. It would have been rude not to also include Shimano’s latest XTR brakes, right?
Shimano’s four piston XTR stoppers haven’t missed a beat.
The Raceface Turbine R stem seems a bit miss-matched with the Burgtec bar, but why complain, it’s cool it’s a stem. Plus i fitted the (Chris) King of headsets cos’ my bike deserved it.
OneUp Components is another cool company making some great products. The seat post, in particular, has some great features. A 210mm drop—that’s a game-changer—and it’s easy to service. I can do it and I’m no mechanic! After years of riding, my backside is now the same shape as the SDG Bel-air saddle which makes getting a well fitting pair of jeans really awkward.
And the whole frame is lovingly wrapped by Shack Wrap.