CYCLOCROSS

JAKE THE SNAKE

KONA RACELIGHT 7005 ALUMINUM COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE INTERNAL HEADSET TAPERED HEADTUBE 700C WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
With new frame improvements introduced in 2014, the Jake the Snake went on to be one of our most popular bikes last year. Providing a ride that is compliant, precise and exceedingly confident, thanks to a refined Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame and tapered Kona Carbon CX disc fork, the Jake the Snake is as comfortable on race weekends as it is early-morning winter commutes, summer cruises or gravel races. Rack and fender eyelets, and disc brakes give this bike a distinctly do-everything attitude.
  • Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain
  • Hayes CX Expert disc brakes with L-Series rotors
  • Alex CXD6 wheelset
  • Challenge Grifo comp tires

SPECS

Frame Material Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
Sizes 47, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61, 63cm
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Full Carbon CX Race Disc
Crankarms FSA Gossamer Compact PF30
Chainrings 36/46t
B/B FSA Press Fit 30
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X11
Freewheel Shimano 105 11-32t 11spd
F/D Shimano 105
R/D Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano 105
Brake Calipers Hayes CX Expert
Front Brake Rotor Hayes L Series 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor Hayes L Series 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona Road
Stem Kona XC/Road Deluxe
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Alex CXD6 Wheelset
Rear Hub Alex CXD6 Wheelset
Spokes Alex CXD6 Wheelset
Rims Alex CXD6 Wheelset
Front Tire Challenge Grifo Comp 700x32c
Rear Tire Challenge Grifo Comp 700x32c
Paint Color Matt Green w/Black & White
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

CYCLOCROSS

Here at Kona, we love cyclocross. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a leg-shaving skin suiter or a wool-ensconced commuter, we make a ‘cross bike to fit your demands. From the top down we incorporate race-inspired geometry with neatly tucked-away amenities like fender mounts, rack, and water bottle mounts. In short, our CX bikes are designed with ulterior motives in mind. The course tape is just a reference and we’re not afraid to encourage you to color outside the lines. Go out and give ‘er! Just be back in time for dinner and wash your hands.

KONA RACELIGHT 7005 ALUMINUM

Kona Race Light 7005 is a lighter, more performance-oriented fabrication of our 7005 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005 uses custom butting 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. The emphasis here is on performance, lightness and speed, built the Kona Way.

COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE

Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. A more compact rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. The Honzo, Operator and Process 111 are good examples of 2015 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, easy to maneuver and laterally stiff.

INTERNAL HEADSET

The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. 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 HEADTUBE

Aside from improving the aesthetic, due to its cleaner lines and smooth transition between the fork crown and the headset cover, tapered headtubes also offer a more solid interface between forks with tapered steertubes and the bicycle frame itself, thanks to more weld contact area. More girth at the bottom of the headtube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself, eliminates brake shudder, all while providing positive 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 headtube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

GEOMETRY

mm   |   inches   |   sizing chart
  Size 47 49 53 56 59 61 63
1 Reach 373 382 385 389 403 413 419
2 Stack 530 532 558 576 597 608 622
3 HT Angle 70 70.5 71 71.5 72 72.5 72.5
4 HT Length 110 110 135 155 175 185 200
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5 72.5
6 ST Length 470 490 530 560 590 610 630
7 CS Length 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
8 BB Drop 65 65 65 62 62 62 62
9 Wheelbase 1010 1016 1022 1029 1044 1053 1063
10 Front Center 594 599 606 612 627 636 646
11 Fork Length 398 398 398 398 398 398 398
12 Fork Offset 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
13 TT Length 520 535 550 565 585 605 615
14 Standover 745 755 790 815 840 855 875
  Size 47 49 53 56 59 61 63
1 Reach 14.7 15 15.2 15.3 15.9 16.3 16.5
2 Stack 20.9 20.9 22 22.7 23.5 23.9 24.5
3 HT Angle 70 70.5 71 71.5 72 72.5 72.5
4 HT Length 4.3 4.3 5.3 6.1 6.9 7.3 7.9
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5 72.5
6 ST Length 18.5 19.3 20.9 22 23.2 24 24.8
7 CS Length 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7
8 BB Drop 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
9 Wheelbase 39.8 40 40.2 40.5 41.1 41.5 41.9
10 Front Center 23.4 23.6 23.9 24.1 24.7 25 25.4
11 Fork Length 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.7
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 20.5 21.1 21.7 22.2 23 23.8 24.2
14 Standover 29.3 29.7 31.1 32.1 33.1 33.7 34.4

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX Asphalt
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 25" - 27" 64 - 69 cm   47 cm 46 cm
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm 49 cm 47/49 cm 46/49 cm
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm 49/52/53 cm 49/53 cm 49/53 cm
5'6" - 5'11" 168 - 180 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 53/54/56 cm 53/56 cm 53/56 cm
5'10" - 6'3" 178 - 190 cm 31" - 33" 79 - 84 cm 56/58/59 cm 56/59 cm 56/59 cm
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 61 cm 61/63cm 61 cm

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric MTB XC All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 24" - 27" 61 - 69 cm 13/15 Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 29" 66 - 74 cm 13/15/16 Small Small
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 30" 69 - 76 cm 13/15/16/17 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'6" - 5'10" 168 - 178 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 15/16/17/18 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33" 76 - 84 cm 17/18/19 Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm 32" - 35" 81 - 89 cm 18/19/20/21 Large/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 19/20/21/22 Large/XL Large

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