Tim started this build in the middle of the parts shortage during the pandemic and it sort of turned into a fun scavenger hunt. Tim’s motivation for this bike was definitely his fascination with the Honzo ESD geometry as well as his roots growing up riding BMX. “I love simple clean BMX bikes. This bike definitely gives me those same feelings when I look at it. The geometry lives up to the hype. It’s so fun when going fast.” Colby Miller at Ski Valley in Danville, PA was super helpful with the build, always eager to take all of Tim’s questions. “My wife Alyson helped a bunch as well. She is not only an amazing photographer, but she is also super supportive of my riding.”
Truvativ’s carbon Descendant cranks form the basis of the bike’s drivetrain, an Absolute Black 32t chain ring is connected to a 11x52t X01 cassette and a matching X01 rear derailleur.
The wheels are Industry Nine 305’s with matching red hubs and spokes with black rims, both front and rear are shod with Maxxis Assegai 2.5” Maxx Terras. Stopping power is provided by Magura the Fabio Wibmer edition Magura MT5’s with a 203mm rotor up front and a 180 in the rear.
Suspension is a Fox Performance 36 fork with a Fit4 damper, 150mm travel, and a 44mm offset.
Tim’s ESD is rocking a KS Lev Integra 200mm dropper post and a WTB SL8 saddle, that rad bottle cage is from Portland Design Works. The pedals are classic Crank Brothers Candies
The cockpit is based around our own XC/BC bar, the bar is held in place by an Industry Nine A35 40mm stem. DMR Deathgrips ensure Tim stays in control and a Cane Creek 110 stem keeps it all spinning smoothly.