The dragon slayer of the Process range. This is the bike for riders with a bent for the burl. Still capable and comfortable on the climbs, but turn that singletrack downwards—and make it nasty—and the Process 153 DL takes you to another level. A bike so radical their World Cup downhill team uses the bike to train on, and when tracks permit, even race.
The industry-leading revolution in mountain-bike geometry started with the Process platform. The short stem for stiff and quick handling mated with lengthy reach numbers for a confidence-inspiring overall fit and long front center for stability at speed. Add short chainstays, to maintain maneuverability in technical situations, and a low BB for an in-the-bike feel. The lowest standover possible on all sizes, while short chainstays benefit cornering, jump-ability and overall bike stiffness.
12 x 142mm Axle
Rocker Independent Suspension
Frame Material - Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 153mm Travel
Rear Shock - RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
Fork - RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 160mm QR15 Tapered
Crankarms - SRAM X1 1200
Chainrings - 32t, X-Sync w/Guard
B/B - SRAM Press Fit GXP 92
Chain - KMC X11
Freewheel - SRAM XG1195 10-42t 11spd
Rear Derailleur - SRAM XO1
Shifters - SRAM XO1
Brake Calipers - Shimano XT
Front Brake Rotor - Shimano XT IceTech 203mm (centerlock)