The new Shonky ST hasn’t been out there in the wild all that long, and we’ve barely seen any make it to the Cog. Most recently we featured Danny Stewarts bike and there are some pretty cool team builds out there as well under Aggy, Connor, Caleb and Soren Farenholtz. But Jai Motherwell‘s Shonky ST, that we saw complete for the first time yesterday, well and truly takes the cake. I know your asking just how different can you even build a Shonky, it’s just a dirt jump hardtail. Well as you’ll see in this flawless build, it’s by using dedicated, trusted and straight up sexy components and opting for a less is more approach. Let’s dig in.
At one time Marzocchi owned the dirt jump fork market. Right now though, if your DJ build is not sporting a Pike DJ… Well, you better start saving.
Black on Black decals keeps things stealth. What’s that out of focus hub hiding in plain sight?
If you guessed some Profile Racing Elite hubs you’d be spot on. If you don’t know, Profile Racing is the Chris King of the BMX world, USA made, bomb proof and just a little bit pricey, but just like CK stuff, you’ll be handing these hubs down to your Grand Children. And you may notice its a non-disc hub… No chance of ever of adding a front brake to this wheel.
Oh yes! More Profile Racing sexiness. This time it’s their famous three-piece Elite Crankset. Profile racing produced their first 19mm 48 splined, Chromoly three piece race crank way back in 1979. Very little has changed all though the MTB version features a 22mm axle, and Jai is running a 170mm length crank.
Jai is sporting the Profile Racing Sabre Universal Spline Drive Sprocket in 28t. And hot damn that black chainring and polished crank look so damn good together!
Outback you’ll find a 12T cog…
…Attached to more Profile Racing goodness, this time though, the Elite hub will take a disc rotor. Both front and rear hubs are laced to Stans Flow MKIII rims and shod with S&M Speedball tires.
Jumping up to the cockpit you’ll find some Deity Black label bars with a 38mm rise and 750mm in width.
They are attached via Deity’s Cavity stem in 35mm length.
SRAM’s classic Elixir XO Trail handles braking duties.
Those sure look like Ti bolts to me.
Cane Creek’s long lasting and tough 110 headset ensures the bars stay spinning smooth.
Deity’s Pivotal Frisco DJ saddle keeps things tidy and low.
And it all finishes with a set of our new Kona Wah Wah II composite pedals.
Would you do anything different?