The Jake the Snake is continually one of Kona’s best-selling models and for good reason. The frame design and spec package come together to create a race-worthy bike without breaking the bank. Take it to the local circuit and throw down, ride a gravel century, take a weekend tour: the Jake the Snake doesn’t shirk at multitasking and neither should you. Welcome to variety country—population: you.
The 2016 alloy Jake models feature a refined geometry with a lower bottom bracket, slightly taller head tube and slightly shorter top tube. The result is a bike that’s stable and allows the rider to achieve a more neutral fit, while preserving the racing heritage of the platform. The head tube angle for all models corresponds to the bottom bracket drop, allowing the bike to be ridden more aggressively without fear of going over the bars. The slacker head tube coupled with the shorter top tube also preserve the wheelbase and make for a responsive, confident ride.
- Frame Material: Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
- Wheels: WTB STp i19
- Fork: Kona Full Carbon CX Race Disc
- Crankset: FSA Gossamer CX N11
- Drivetrain: Shimano 105 11-32t 11-speed
- Cockpit: Kona Road bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem, Kona cork tape
- Brakes: Hayes CX Expert
- Tires: Clement MXP 700x33c
- Saddle: WTB Volt Comp