Sven always dreamed about owning a Kona and he recently got the opportunity to buy and build a Hei Hei CR and go all-out on the build. Sven will be doing some big XC-marathon events and wanted a fun down-country bike. Thomas and his crew at Monsieur Velo in Belgium helped Sven turn this bike from a dream to reality.

A set of Cane Creek eeWings titanium cranks spinning on a Cane Creek Hellbender bottom bracket anchor the drivetrain.

Out the rear, you’ll find a SRAM AXS XX1 derailleur mated to a 10-50 XX1 cassette. 

A tidy cockpit is helped with a discrete AXS controller, a Rock Shox SID Ultimate remote lockout grip shift and a Reverb 1X controller.

There’s not much that needs to be said about the 120mm Rock Shox SID Ultimate.

Tune’s 87gram Speedneedle seat is a thing of beauty.
The rest of the build is rounded out with a set of DT Swiss XRC 1200 wheels shod with Maxxis Rekon’s and a pair of J.Guillem Titanium bottle cages.