JAKE

Jake the Snake

frame and fork

OVERVIEW

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.

Frame Features:
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.

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
Sizes S(48cm), S/M(49.5cm), M(51cm), M/L(54cm), L(57cm), XL(59cm)
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Full Carbon CX Race Disc
Crankarms FSA Gossamer CX N11
Chainrings 36/46t
B/B FSA Gossamer Threaded Road
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X11
Freewheel Shimano 105 11-32t 11spd
Chainguide n/a
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 Road Deluxe
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Novatech Sealed Bearing
Rear Hub Novatech Sealed Bearing
Spokes Sandvik 14g Black
Rims WTB STP i19
Front Tire Clement MXP 700x33c
Rear Tire Clement MXP 700x33c
Paint Color Matt Black w/ White & Yellow-Orange Fade Decals
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size S(48cm) S/M(49.5cm) M(51cm) M/L(54cm) L(57cm) XL(59cm)
1 Reach 371 379 384 388 392 400
2 Stack 537 546 560 581 600 619
3 HT Angle 70.5 70.5 70.5 71.5 71.5 71.5
4 HT Length 115 125 140 160 180 200
5 ST Angle 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 72.5
6 ST Length 480 495 510 540 570 590
7 CS Length 430 430 430 430 430 430
8 BB Drop 70 70 70 67.5 67.5 67.5
9 Wheelbase 1009 1019 1030 1032 1042 1057
10 Front Center 588 599 610 611 621 635
11 Fork Length 395 395 395 395 395 395
12 Fork Offset 45 45 45 45 45 45
13 TT Length 515 530 545 560 575 595
14 Standover 740 755 770 800 825 845
  Size S(48cm) S/M(49.5cm) M(51cm) M/L(54cm) L(57cm) XL(59cm)
1 Reach 14.6 14.9 15.1 15.3 15.4 15.7
2 Stack 21.1 21.5 22 22.9 23.6 24.4
3 HT Angle 70.5 70.5 70.5 71.5 71.5 71.5
4 HT Length 4.5 4.9 5.5 6.3 7.1 7.8
5 ST Angle 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 72.5
6 ST Length 18.9 19.5 20.1 21.3 22.4 23.2
7 CS Length 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9
8 BB Drop 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7
9 Wheelbase 39.7 40.1 40.6 40.6 41 41.6
10 Front Center 23.1 23.6 24 24.1 24.4 25
11 Fork Length 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6
12 Fork Offset 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
13 TT Length 20.3 20.9 21.5 22 22.6 23.4
14 Standover 29.1 29.7 30.3 31.5 32.5 33.3
KONA Geometry

SIZING CHART

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Asphalt CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm48SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.5Small, Small MediumSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/53Small Medium, MediumMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm53/54/56 cm51/53/54/56Medium, Medium LargeMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm56/58/59 cm 54/56/57/59Medium Large, LargeLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5"188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm61 cm59/61/63Large, XLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmallSmall
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 30" 69 - 76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'6" - 5'10"168 - 178 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cmSmall, Medium, LargeSmall, Medium, LargeSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'9" - 6'0"175 - 183 cm30" - 33"76 - 84 cmMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium/LargeMedium/Large
5'11" - 6'2"180 - 188 cm32" - 35"81 - 89 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XLMedium/Large
6'1" - 6'5"185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge/XLLarge

TECH

JAKE Cyclocross, Commuter

We are proud to introduce the most comprehensive collection of Jakes since we first started making cyclocross bikes in 1994. From UK National Champion Helen Wyman’s winning ways to the best junior development team in North America—Rad Racing, and every type of cross/commuter rider in between. We make a Jake that will help you go faster, farther, no matter where you ride.

KONA RACE LIGHT 7005 ALUMINUM BUTTED

Kona Race Light 7005/6061 are lighter, more performance-oriented fabrications of our 7005/6061 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 use 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.

2016 Kona Race Light 7005/6061 bikes: Hei Hei DL Race , Hei Hei Race , Hei Hei DL Trail , Hei Hei Trail , Kahuna DDL , Kahuna DL , Mohala , Jake the Snake , Jake , Private Jake

INTERNAL HEADSETS

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. 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 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 head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Register a new 2016 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE
Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME
When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.

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