While most of our Dream Build submissions come via our #KonaDreamBuilds hashtag on Instagram and FaceBook we still get a few the old fashioned way. I’m not talking photos in the mail, I’m talking good old fashioned email. And this head-turning 27.5 wheeled Process CR DL from Stirling at CycleWorks in Santa Cruz definitely brightened up my inbox, so much so I almost forgot I was in lockdown! Let’s dive into the details!

Where to start? It seems almost everything on Stirling’s bike is custom, even the SRAM XX1 Cranks feature custom gold decals, the chaining ring is from Ablsolut Black and is an oval 32t ring in gold, the SRAM XX1 chain is, you guessed it, gold as well.  

At the business end of the drivetrain, you’ll find a gold XX1 cassette and a SRAM XO rear derailleur, you’ll also find some pretty rad (but freaky) looking gold compressionless cable housing from Jagwire. 


Oh, and on the other side you can spot the bikes anodized purple stoppers from Hope. Hope Tech 3 V4 disc brakes w/ braided stainless steel brake lines clamp down on 203mm anodized purple Hope floating disc rotors. 

The rear suspension is taken care of with a Push Elevensix shock w/ custom gold decals. You can spy more of that rad compressionless Jagwire cable housing heading to the dropper post, and if you have a real sharp eye you can even spot a SRAM BlackBox Ceramic BB. Chromag Scarab ano purple pedals propel the push bike.

Upfront you’ll find a 170mm RockShox Lyrik Ultimate with a Push Industries ACS3 coil conversion kit with a 60lb/in coil, the fork is also sporting a Push Industries HC97 damper and custom decals. The mudguard is from UK brand Mucky Nutz. 

While we are here let’s take a look at those wheels. Stirling is rolling on a set of Derby DH 32h 27.5 rims with custom wrap laced to a set of purple Hope Pro 4’s. To reduce the weight added from the wrap he’s opted for purple titanium spokes and Pro Lock brass nipples. Both front and rear tires are Maxxis Assegai 2.5’s and in the rear, he is rocking a Cushcore.  

Here’s another look at those Push Industries dials and all those rad Jagwire cables. 

The cockpit keeps the purple theme going with a 35mm rise Diety T-MO handlebar-mounted up on a matching Deity Cavity stem. The headset is the always reliable Cane Creek 110 and the top cap is a Name Yer Poison from Origin8.

And if you were wondering where that dropper post cable housing went to? Well it went to a 200mm travel 9Point8 Fall Line post matched with a Wolf Tooth lever. A Hope purple ano set collar keeps things in place while a Ti railed WTH Hightail saddle looks after Stirling most important assets.   ⠀