Full Suspension KONA PROCESS 153 AL 27.5
The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and in its most recent iteration, it now has climbing manners more commonly attributed to shorter-travel bikes. No switches to flip, just pedal up efficiently, and then smash the descent. With a 160mm RockShox Yari fork and Deluxe RT shock, a SRAM 11-speed drivetrain, dropper post, WTB i29 rims, and tubeless-ready Maxxis Minions, the Process 153 will let you get out there and dominate from day one.
Niseko is fast becoming a popular destination for mountain biking, and we highly recommend the Process 153 for riding the Grand Hirafu MTB park. Thanks to its super plush suspension, ultra powerful brakes and other off-road features that will help increase confidence for any rider.
We are proud to offer a dedicated backcountry section at both Rhythm Summit and Rhythm Hakuba, offering a large selection of the latest backcountry equipment.
If you intend to access the backcountry terrain in the Niseko or Hakuba region then you are going to need the right backcountry gear. Niseko and Hakuba offer some of the best backcountry skiing in the world, from wide open bowls to perfectly spaced trees, the area has been blessed with perfect deep powder terrain. The resorts have easy to access “side country” areas so when the inbound fresh is all used up, it’s easy to find endless fresh turns accessed by touring skis with skins or snow shoes for the boarders. We always recommend using a local guide, such as Evergreen in Hakuba, or Black Diamond Tours in Niseko, to ensure your safety and also that you get to ride the best areas.
We stock the latest and greatest in backcountry gear and accessories, from well known brands, our images are just a sample of backcountry gear we sell in our stores, availability isn’t guaranteed so make sure you chat to our staff about what’s currently available. Remember, we also stock a full range of backcountry gear to rent.
Shovel Brands: BCA, Black Diamond, Pieps
At our Rhythm Niseko and Rhythm Hakuba stores, we also offer full workshop services including ski binding mounts. So if you are just looking to mount your new bindings onto your new or existing skis, then come right in and talk to us.
Burton Process Flying V
Constantly evolved to drop ounces and amplify pop, the Burton Process is Mark McMorris’ pick for its twin freestyle playfulness and all-terrain prowess. The FSC™ Certified Super Fly II core creates a lighter, lift-off-ready deck, while Squeezebox core profiling transfers energy towards the tip and tail for snappier ollies and effortless stability. Available in two versions, choose the relaxed and floaty Flying V or precise control of PurePop camber. Process is suited to the freestyle rider, but still capable of ripping the entire mountain as proven by the pros who push it.
Sizes: 152, 155, 157, 159W, 162W