Kona Process 153 97.5 build (29" front + 27.5 rear)

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Kona Process 153 97.5 build (29" front + 27.5 rear)
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Posted: Apr 21, 2019 at 9:09 Quote
Just completed building and testing my Kona Process 153 reverse mullet project.

Components:

• 2018 Process AL/DL 29 frame (size M, 9.7 lbs)
• RockShox Super Deluxe RCT shock
• SRSuntour Durolux 36 RC2 29" fork
• Front Wheel: 29" ZTR Flow Mk3 + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5WT EXO casing
• Rear Wheel: 27.5" ZTR Flow EX + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Aggressor 2.5WT DD casing
• BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper post
• Shimano Zee brakes + SRAM Centerline Rotors (180 mm x 2)
• SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain
• Renthal cockpit (Fatbar Lite + Duo 40mm stem)
• WTB Volt Ti saddle
• ESI Chunky grips
• Bike weight: 35 lbs
• Rider is 5'6", 140 lbs geared up

Posted: Apr 21, 2019 at 9:14 Quote
Suspension settings Kona Process 153 29

Fork (Durolux 36 RC2 29)
• 50 psi (29% sag)
• 9 clicks rebound (9/25)
• HSC - 2 (level 2/5)
• LSC - 4 clicks (5/17)

Rear Shock (Super Deluxe RCT)
• 110 psi (40% sag)
• 5 clicks rebound (5/10)
• LSC - 4 clicks (4/12)

Tire Pressure: 15 psi front; 18 psi rear

She rides great, so far. Not really a plow bike but can still be ridden fast. A bit too playful for my riding and my weight.

As soon as I get the right tools, I'll remove the volume spacers on both the fork and the shock to try to get a more linear feel.

Pics to follow.

Posted: May 6, 2019 at 14:11 Quote
I'm doing a similar set up for my CR 29er but im going to put a 170mm fork in to put the BB height up to counter the 27.5 in the rear, and then a +1 headset to counter that

Posted: May 9, 2019 at 0:49 Quote
sack-javage wrote:
I'm doing a similar set up for my CR 29er but im going to put a 170mm fork in to put the BB height up to counter the 27.5 in the rear, and then a +1 headset to counter that

I did the same. I am very happy with the results so far.

I'll post specs and photos later.

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 2:27 Quote
Oh sweet, keen to hear how it went then

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 17:39 Quote
Any of you keep the 160mm fork (Yari/Lyrik) and just put on a 650b rear wheel? If so, how's the BB clearance while actually riding? I'm gonna give it a go in a week or two when I get my parts in.

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 19:04 Quote
Verbl-Kint wrote:
Just completed building and testing my Kona Process 153 reverse mullet project.

Components:

• 2018 Process AL/DL 29 frame (size M, 9.7 lbs)
• RockShox Super Deluxe RCT shock
• SRSuntour Durolux 36 RC2 29" fork
• Front Wheel: 29" ZTR Flow Mk3 + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5WT EXO casing
• Rear Wheel: 27.5" ZTR Flow EX + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Aggressor 2.5WT DD casing
• BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper post
• Shimano Zee brakes + SRAM Centerline Rotors (180 mm x 2)
• SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain
• Renthal cockpit (Fatbar Lite + Duo 40mm stem)
• WTB Volt Ti saddle
• ESI Chunky grips
• Bike weight: 35 lbs
• Rider is 5'6", 140 lbs geared up

A few updates:

• The Durolux I'm using is currently on 170mm with default volume spacers -- it has a high axle-to-crown so this is just as tall as a 180mm Lyrik. I got myself a socket wrench this past weekend and I'll be removing volume spacers and try to make it more linear in feel.
• I also got 165mm cranks (Shimano XTR m9020) ready to install when I do decide to reduce the fork travel to 160mm.
• I'm looking at replacing my Zees with The new XTR 4-pots or a used set of Saints. I feel that more stopping power is needed with the gain in speed.
• Changed the cogs to the TRS+ 9-46 to get a bigger range (used to be on a 10-42), it's a heavier bike so the extra 46t will be most welcome; will be keeping it at a 32t chainring for now.

At this point, she rides great but I do get a few more pedal strikes than usual. I'm very keen on lowering the fork travel by about 10mm later (and lowering the bb along with it) so I got 165mm cranks to mitigate. I still continue to be amazed by how this baby corners.

I want the suspension to feel a bit more linear so I'm trying to figure out how to get the volume spacers out of the rear shock. Getting more mid stroke support will also probably allow me to plow better and improve pedaling.

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 4:31 Quote
Verbl-Kint wrote:
Verbl-Kint wrote:
Just completed building and testing my Kona Process 153 reverse mullet project.

Components:

• 2018 Process AL/DL 29 frame (size M, 9.7 lbs)
• RockShox Super Deluxe RCT shock
• SRSuntour Durolux 36 RC2 29" fork
• Front Wheel: 29" ZTR Flow Mk3 + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5WT EXO casing
• Rear Wheel: 27.5" ZTR Flow EX + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Aggressor 2.5WT DD casing
• BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper post
• Shimano Zee brakes + SRAM Centerline Rotors (180 mm x 2)
• SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain
• Renthal cockpit (Fatbar Lite + Duo 40mm stem)
• WTB Volt Ti saddle
• ESI Chunky grips
• Bike weight: 35 lbs
• Rider is 5'6", 140 lbs geared up

A few updates:

• The Durolux I'm using is currently on 170mm with default volume spacers -- it has a high axle-to-crown so this is just as tall as a 180mm Lyrik. I got myself a socket wrench this past weekend and I'll be removing volume spacers and try to make it more linear in feel.
• I also got 165mm cranks (Shimano XTR m9020) ready to install when I do decide to reduce the fork travel to 160mm.
• I'm looking at replacing my Zees with The new XTR 4-pots or a used set of Saints. I feel that more stopping power is needed with the gain in speed.
• Changed the cogs to the TRS+ 9-46 to get a bigger range (used to be on a 10-42), it's a heavier bike so the extra 46t will be most welcome; will be keeping it at a 32t chainring for now.

At this point, she rides great but I do get a few more pedal strikes than usual. I'm very keen on lowering the fork travel by about 10mm later (and lowering the bb along with it) so I got 165mm cranks to mitigate. I still continue to be amazed by how this baby corners.

I want the suspension to feel a bit more linear so I'm trying to figure out how to get the volume spacers out of the rear shock. Getting more mid stroke support will also probably allow me to plow better and improve pedaling.

Cool, but aren’t Zees the same as Saints with a few less bells and whistles and just heavier?

Posted: Jun 6, 2019 at 1:20 Quote
Staktup wrote:

Cool, but aren’t Zees the same as Saints with a few less bells and whistles and just heavier?

I do believe the Saint and the Zee use a very similar caliper (identical function but with different aesthetic touches). The levers, however, are entirely different.

The XTR's are all-new. Many are commenting that it's essentially a Shimano Saint caliper with an all-new lever design. I'm looking at the XTR M9120 calipers and they look real different from the Saint M820s.

Posted: Jun 23, 2019 at 23:56 Quote







Components:

• 2018 Process AL/DL 29 frame (size M, 9.7 lbs)
• RockShox Super Deluxe RCT shock
• SRSuntour Durolux 36 RC2 29" fork
• Front Wheel: 29" ZTR Flow Mk3 + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5WT EXO casing
• Rear Wheel: 27.5" ZTR Flow EX + Hope Pro 2 + Maxxis Aggressor 2.5WT DD casing
• BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper post
• Shimano XTR m9120 brakes
• Clarks vented floating rotors
• Shimano XTR m9100 shifter (set to 11 speed) + rear derailleur (med cage)
• E*thirteen TRS+ 9-46 cogs (11 speed)
• Shimano XTR m9020 cranks (165mm)
• Renthal cockpit (Fatbar Lite + Duo 40mm stem + Push-on grips)
• WTB Volt Ti saddle
• Bike weight: 34 lbs

Posted: Oct 15, 2019 at 21:50 Quote
Any of you guys use an offset shock bushing to raise the BB? They make a 5mm offset... so for the 153 60mm of stroke results in 153mm of travel.... so 5mm should extend the linkage by 12.75mm... so maybe a 10mm BB lift. That seems like it would retain the original geometry (including seat tube angle) better than fork height. That and run big tires out back.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 at 9:21 Quote
I'd like to know where to get one, an offset bushing, I mean.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 at 13:14 Quote
Verbl-Kint wrote:
I'd like to know where to get one, an offset bushing, I mean.

offsetbushings.com

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