With this Dream Build by Gee Milner, we tried to play off the Sutra LTD’s go-anywhere, rugged touring nature while providing a bit of a modern twist. We went with SRAM’s wireless electronic AXS components, which are refreshingly simple to pair together, allowing for a SRAM GX Eagle AXS mountain rear derailleur paired with SRAM Rival AXS shifters and a Reverb AXS post. A Schmidt SON 28-12 ISO front hub connected to a Sinewave Beacon front light with USB charging, a Goal Zero Flip 36 10,050 mAh battery with pass-through charging technology, and two spare AXS batteries with a charger allows for charging on the fly while touring.
All other components were chosen to be durable and fuss-free while riding – tough WTB CZR i30 carbon rims, Maxxis Minion SS 29 x 2.3 tires with dual 120 TPI casings, beautiful purple ano Hope parts, and a tough as nails Pass and Stow Five Rail rack. We finished things off with Rockgeist’s fine bags – Microwave Panniers, a Custom Wedge frame bag, and a Gondola dropper bag allowing for plenty of storage space but a nice and maneuverable setup with the ability to get the saddle out of the way.
The bike will be raffled and all ticket sales go to Smart Shelter Foundation as part of Kona’s Torino-Nice Rally sponsorship. It’ll be on display at the finish, Café du Cyclist until the lucky raffle-winning recipient receives their bike. Unfortunately, due to supply chain constraints, we cannot swap out the frame sizes due to availability.
The fine print: Due to supply chain constraints, we cannot swap out the frame sizes, so this bike is THE bike, and it’s a size 54cm. This contest is open to ages 18+ worldwide. Employees of the Kona Bicycle Company are not eligible to enter the raffle.
Crankset: Hope EVO 175mm, 30mm spindle, 49mm chainline, Purple ano
Chainring: Hope direct mount, 36t, round, 12sp, Purple ano
Bottom Bracket: Hope 30mm threaded, for 73mm, Purple ano
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle AXS w/ battery protector
Cassette: SRAM XG-1275 10-52t 12sp
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 12sp, 120 links
Pedals: Hope F20 Flat Pedal, Purple ano
Stem: Hope AM Freeride, 31.8mm, 50mm length, Purple ano
Headset: Hope external cup, conventional 1-1/8”, Purple ano; integrated, zero-stack lower, 44mm, purple ano
Headset spacers: Hope Space Doctor, custom Dream Build top cap, purple ano
Handlebar: Ritchey Venturemax XL WCS, 52cm width, 24 deg flare, 7050 alloy, Blatte finish
Bar Tape: Smanie Elite, 3mm thickness, black
Bar end plugs: Hope Grip Doctor, purple ano
Front Shifters: SRAM Rival AXS
Brake Calipers: SRAM Rival Hydraulic w/ +20mm adaptors
Brake Rotors: SRAM HS2 6-bolt 180mm rotors, 2mm rotor thickness, steel bolts
Front wheel: WTB CZR i30 29” rim, Schmidt SON 28-12 ISO, WTB double butted spokes, brass nipples, 28h, WTB TCS brass valves
Front rack: Pass and Stow Five Rail rack
Front light: Sinewave Cycles Beacon, black
Cache battery: Goal Zero Flip 36; 10,050 mAh
Front bags: Rockgeist Microwave Panniers, light black
Frame bag: Rockgeist Custom Wedge framebag, LS21 charcoal black
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS 31.6mm 125mm travel
Seatpost clamp: Hope, single bolt, 34.9mm, purple ano
Saddle: WTB Volt Titanium
Seat bag: Gondola Dropper LS21 charcoal black w/ Sea to Summit 4L Ultra Sil dry bag
Rear wheel: WTB CZR i30 29” rim, DT Swiss 240 w/ Ratchet EXP, WTB double butted spokes, brass nipples, 28h, WTB TCS brass valves
Tires: Maxxis Minion SS 29 x 2.3, Tubeless Ready, Double Down casing
Extras: Cush Core inserts, 2 spare SRAM AXS batteries, AXS USB charger