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Kona Dream Builds: The Pink Panther Graeme Harts Process CR

Kona Dream Builds: The Pink Panther Graeme Harts Process CR

Graeme Hart knows a thing or two about building dream bikes, I mean he should, right? As owner of Harts Cyclery in Edinburgh, Scotland he’s built a few for customers over the years and we’ve even shared a couple right here on the cog. Well, today he fired us through some details and pictures of his latest personal bike, The Pink Panther, a Process X CR.

Kona Process X CR Chain and seat stay

“I use it for general trail riding and enduro racing. Its very first time pointing down a hill was at the Tarland Enduro, a few weeks ago, because I never got around to a shake-down ride in time! Rode like a dream.”


The drivetrain is a full SRAM affair, 170mm Descendant cranks are mated to an XO1 Eagle mechanical rear mech and shifter on an XO1 Eagle 11-52 cassette.DMR Grip and Magura Break Lever on Process X CR

Magura Brakes on Process X CR

Braking is taken care of with a set of Magura MT7 Raceline stoppers with 203mm MDR-P rotors front and rear.

Low Angle of Kona Process X CR

For suspension, Graeme has a 170mm Rockshox Zeb Ultimate up front with two tokens, out back he’s opted for a Fox Perfomance Elite shock.

Kona Process X Rocker and Shock

 A classic 170mm Rockshox Reverb takes care of up and down duties.

Michelin WIld AM2 on Kona Process X CR Rear Wheel

The wheelset was built by Graeme and is now on its third bike. Raceface AR30 rims are laced to Hope Pro4 hubs, 32/2 with Sapim Race silver spokes. The wheels are shod with Michelin Wild AM tires, 29×2.6 front, 29×2.4 rear; tubeless with Vittoria Air Liner (rear), Peaty’s valves, and sealant.

Sasquatch Logo on Kona Process X CR

The build is finished off with DMR Death Grips, Look X-Track Enrage pedals, a Zefal Deflector front mudguard, and Zefal bottle cage.



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