Kona Dream Builds: Pretty in Pink – Chad’s Custom Super Jake

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Chad Grice hails from Victoria, BC and races cyclocross as well as road, and XC. During the day he’s an elevator guy and during the evening and weekends, HE. RIDES. BIKES. He currently has six bikes in his stable and this very inspired Super Jake is the showpiece of his collection.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

It started as a frame and fork that was a prize at the annual Kona Kup as part of the amazing Cross on the Rocks Cyclocross Series. “I didn’t win it, however, I was able to acquire it from the winner. I love pink bikes and I had my previous cross bike custom painted pink and black. When I saw this frame I knew I had to get it. “

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

“I wanted to build the bike to be my cx race bike however, it will start life as a gravel racer. When I got the frame in the work stand I knew I wanted this bike to have everything I ever wanted in a cross bike and have all the pink highlights. It started with electronic shifting and grew from there.”

Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG
Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Chad’s Super Jake Build Kit

Shimano Di2 1X 
Shimano RX clutched rear derailleur 
Shimano 11- 34 Cassette 
Custom 1X Chain Ring Bolts. On R8000 Cranks.
Wolftooth 40T Drop stop chainring
Wolftooth Pink headset spacers
Pink Wolftooth Bottle cage bolts
Shimano 540 Pedals
Fulcrum 5 wheels
Cane Creek headset
Thomson Seat post 
Shimano Turnix saddle
Wheels manufacturing thread together BB
Pink Tacx Bottle cages 
Pink and Black KMC DLC chain    

Caleb Smith | KONA COG