Photos by Matthew Fehrmann
This custom 2017 Kona Honzo ST build is the creation of Cleveland, Ohio shop owner/operator/partner Travis Peebles. Their stable, affectionately coined Blazing Saddle Cycle, is about what you’d expect out of a couple of good-timin’ dudes who want nothing more than to see the smiling faces of folks on bikes.
A unique blend of all-encompassing bike culture, Blazing Saddle caters to all riders. They began their journey a half dozen years ago as a custom restoration and service shop. This has since transformed into two full-service locations that can tackle anything that has two wheels and pedals.
Travis has this to say about his Honzo ST: “I built this bike with good times and good friends in mind. It says everything I want my bike to say… I’m hopeful it screams, ‘I’m here to party!'”
Here are the details on the build…
- Kona Honzo ST frame size L
- Rock Shox Pike RTC3 130mm
- SRAM XX1 Crankset
- Wolftooth Elliptical 32t drop stop chainring
- SRAM Eagle 12sp Drivetrain
- Hope Race Evo E4 brakes
- Hope 180mm Floating rotors
- RockShox Reverb 170mm dropper Seatpost
- Prologo Kappa Evo saddle
- Easton Haven 40mm stem
- Ritchey WCS 35 Trail Bars 785mm
- ESI XTRA Chunky Grips
- Shimano XTR trail pedal
- Industry Nine Pillar Carbon 310 wheelset
- Front tire – WTB Ranger 3.0
- Rear tire – WTB Trail Boss 2.4
The rainbow Industry Nine spokes and SRAM Eagle set this one apart right away, but so many of the details are drool-worthy! Scroll down for the full spread.
For more rad custom Kona bikes, check out our Kona Dream Builds archives and the #KonaDreamBuilds tag on Instagram. And for more rad custom Kona bikes out of Cleveland, follow Travis and Blazing Saddle Cycle on Instagram.