Jacob (and his bikes) is no stranger to Kona’s social media. The Prince George, BC-based shredder spends his days wrenching for Kona dealer Ruckus. The rest of spare time is getting creative on his bike and his skis. It’s ALWAYS a treat to see what Jacob is riding and his latest Process build does not disappoint.
“I say this every time but this one is actually the nicest bike I have ever owned. Kona came through with the absolute fire paint job. What could be better than Purple and Gold? Marzocchi Z1’s up front and Bomber CR out back, it’s suspension that I can just set and forget. RaceFace is helping supply the copious amount of carbon and all other shiny goodies on the bike, with Next R rims and vault hubs buzzing away. Sram’s GX Eagle drivetrain is in charge of getting me to the top of the mountains, and SRAM Code RSC brakes handle everything I can throw at them.”
Right, Jacob’s already given us a brief overview of the build but let’s go a little deeper. Kicking things off with the drivetrain you’ll find a set of Race Face carbon Next R cranks with a 32t Race Face chainring.
The rear suspension is taken care of by a Marzocchi and Sprindex combo. The CR model shock is sporting Sprindex’s adjustable spring rate 500lbs spring.
There’s more Marzocchi up the front with the increasingly popular Bomber Z1.
Race Face features again in the wheel department with a set of Next R rims laced to a Vault hubs front and rear. The tires are from Maxxis and are an Assegai up front and a Maxxis DHR out the back.
The Race Face theme continues in the cockpit, with a Next R carbon bar mountain on the greatest stem that ever lived, the RaceFace Turbine R (in Kash Money Gold). Brakes are SRAM Codes with upgraded Ti hardware.
More Ti hardware upgrades in the code 4 piston calipers.
One Up’s EDC stem cap keeps Jacobs tools handy.
And as with all Process models, you’ll find room for a bottle cage, the build is rounded off with Race Face Turbine R dropper post and a Race Face Affect seat.