Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

Kona Kilauea coming together

Just a quick update as I slowly gather parts for the build.

Just a quick update as I slowly gather parts for the build.

Kona Kilauea coming together

Kona Kilauea - coming together

The Kona Kilauea is coming together!

So far I’ve built up the rolling chassis while I wait to hear what groupsets are available to sort out gearing and braking.

Kona Kilauea steering dept.

Kona Kilauea steering dept.

The steering department is coming together thanks to a lovely Hope semi integrated headset, 3t carbon stem and Ritchey WCS carbon bars and headset spacers. The bars are narrower than I normally run but in keeping with the Kilauea’s  XC racer origins.

I’ll see how I get on…

Kona Kilauea - wheels

Kona Kilauea - forks, wheels and tyres

For now there’s a pair of Rockshox Sid World Cups up front, XTR wheels and Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres.

To be continued……

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