Kona Jake the Snake - 2019

Kona Jake the Snake
$1,699.00
Color:
Gloss Dark Gray/Gray/Mint Green
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The working man’s privateer steed, the Jake the Snake is the go-to bike for cyclocross racers and hard core commuters alike. The legendary Jake the Snake features aggressive racing geometry in a tough yet light aluminum frame and a full carbon flat mount disc fork, and is accompanied by tubeless ready wheels, a SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain, and TRP hydraulic disc brakes.

Specs

Frame Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted
Fork Kona Carbon Cross
Headset FSA No.57B
Axles Front: 100 x 12mm
Rear: 142 x 12mm
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i19 TCS
Hubs Formula
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires Vittoria Terreno Mix TNT 700x33c
Crankset FSA Gossamer Compact 1x MegaExo
Chainrings 40t
Bottom Bracket FSA 6200 68mm
Chain SRAM PC1110
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG1130 11-32t 11spd
Shifters SRAM Apex
Handlebars Kona Road
Tape/Grips Kona Cork Tape
Brake Levers TRP Hydraulic
Brakes TRP HY/RD C, 160mm rotors
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seat Post Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Dark Gray/Gray/Mint Green / 48cm 841073127665 B19JS48
Gloss Dark Gray/Gray/Mint Green / 50cm 841073127672 B19JS50
Gloss Dark Gray/Gray/Mint Green / 52cm 841073127689 B19JS52
Gloss Dark Gray/Gray/Mint Green / 54cm 841073127696 B19JS54
Gloss Dark Gray/Gray/Mint Green / 56cm 841073127702 B19JS56
Gloss Dark Gray/Gray/Mint Green / 58cm 841073127719 B19JS58

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4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great Components  (2)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Handles Well Off-road  (2)
  • Pedals 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Weak brakes 

Best Uses

  • Off-Road  (2)
  • Pavement  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Cycle Cross Racing 

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5

Great All-arounder

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from Geneva, IL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Pedals
  • Handles Well Off-road
  • Great Components
  • Durable

Cons

  • Weak brakes

Best Uses

  • Off-Road
  • Pavement
  • Cycle Cross Racing
  • Commuting

Comments:

The perfect addition to my bike stable - now up to 5 bikes. With the extensive network of trails in the Chicagoland area, this bike is well suited for casual riding on crushed limestone, gravel, poor roads, hilly terrain or even light single track. With a simple wheel change, mine even serves as a spare roadie for shorter weeknight club rides. If I was able to commute, this would be the bike of choice, as it has plenty of extra mounts for racks or fenders. Right now it's getting a lot of use on night trail rides as the evenings get too short for regular road rides. A great value with great components and pedals are included. My only changes were to replace the saddle with a preferred Brooks B-17 (On all my bikes) and to replace the rather weak standard brakes with V-brakes and travel agents. That was probably overkill, but it is now the fastest stopping bike I own. Braking seems to be a standard complaint on most Cross bikes, so I expected this going in. Some other pluses are the extra brake levers on the handle bars for upright riding and the compact crank, which makes it a formidable climber.

4

Too much fun!!!

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from Jericho, VT

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Great Components
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Handles Well Off-road

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Commuting
    • Off-Road

    Comments:

    I bought this bike because I wanted to do long distance rides on the many dirt roads where I live. What a blast, there is just something invigorating about tearing down a dirt road at 40mph. It really is different than pavement. My road bike is a Pinarello Monviso, and as much as I hate to admit it I prefer to ride this bike, stock set-up, on the pavement. It is more comfortable, and more fun. No worries about poor road conditions, and if I want to tear down that dirt road, or moderately flat( no granny ring on this bike) singletrack I'm off. Really the most fun I have had on a bike in many many years. Get a cyclocross. I have ridden the Jake also. Both are excellent. This bike doesn't accelerate like my Monviso, but it is quick, and considering the stout frame, heavier wheels and tires, and extra set of brake levers the few pounds it gives up seem like a good compromise for the added versatilty. The 105 shifts very smoothly. The only thing that I am not completely satisfied with is the braking. The levers feel soft and scrubbing of speed takes real effort, but I haven't spent any time dialing in the cantilevers yet and suspect I can get better performance with a few tweaks.

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