Kona Jake the Snake - 2018
The Jake the Snake has long been our workhorse ‘cross bike, racing on Sunday and commuting on Monday. This year the Jake gets a brand new frame and fork with flat mount disc brakes, front and rear thru-axles, and internal cable routing, bringing modern touches to Kona’s race-ready all-surface bike, while rack and fender mounts keep that everyday versatility the Jake has come to be known for.
KONA RACE LIGHT 6061 ALUMINUM
Kona Race Light 7005 and 6061 are lighter, more performance-oriented fabrications of our 7005/6061 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 are custom butted to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness.
Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
- Frame Material: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted
- Wheels: WTB STP i19
- Fork: Kona Carbon Cross
- Crankset: Shimano
- Drivetrain: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
- Cockpit: Kona Road bar and stem, Kona Cork Tape
- Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic flat mount
- Tires: Clement MXP 700x33c
- Saddle: WTB Volt Sport
|FRAME MATERIAL||Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|SIZES||48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|FORK||Kona Carbon Cross|
|FREEWHEEL||Shimano Tiagra 11-34t 10spd|
|BRAKE CALIPERS||Shimano Hydraulic Flat Mount|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||Shimano 160mm (centerlock)|
|REAR BRAKE ROTOR||Shimano 160mm (centerlock)|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Shimano Hydraulic|
|SEATPOST||Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm|
|SEAT CLAMP||Kona Clamp|
|GRIPS||Kona Cork Tape|
|SADDLE||WTB Volt Sport|
|FRONT HUB||Formula 100x12mm (centerlock)|