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CX Magazine Rides the All New Kona Jake: “A worthy successor in the company’s long history of cyclocross bikes…”

Andrew Yee from Cyclocross Magazine joined us for our drop bar launch in Squamish last month. With the all new Jake series out in the wild, we’re happy to share Andrew’s in-depth look at our completely revamped cyclocross platform.

“Kona has kept the Jake line simple: an elegant, race-worthy three-bike line-up that is a worthy successor in the company’s long history of cyclocross bikes.”

There’s a ton of information in this article: geometry considerations and comparisons, spec talk and ride impressions, and a huge gallery with images of all three Jake models. Head on over to CX Magazine to check it out!

Journalists and the Kona Endurance Team gather to ride new 2018 cyclocross bikes. 2018 Kona Jake cyclocross bikes. © Cyclocross Magazine

 

CX Magazine posts their First Look at our 2018 Major Jake

Andrew from CX Magazine swung by our booth at Sea Otter to check out our new drop bar bikes and quickly absconded with our brand new Major Jake. They teased us with an Instagram post from the show but have now posted up this in-depth First Look on their website.

“At Sea Otter 2017, we got a first look at the new carbon 2018 Major Jake cyclocross bike, and it looks like Kona did its homework with this new frame.”

Read Andrews’ First Impressions at CX Magazine here.

Sleek lines and thin seat stays offer up a smooth look, and reportedly, a 10% smoother (more compliant) ride. The new 2018 carbon Kona Major Jake cyclocross bike. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Sleek lines and thin seat stays offer up a smooth look, and reportedly, a 10% smoother (more compliant) ride. The new 2018 carbon Kona Major Jake cyclocross bike. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

CX Magazine on Tandem Bike Touring and USA Cyclocross Nationals with Kerry Werner

Kona Endurance Team rider Kerry Werner is gearing up for this weekend’s USA Cyclocross National Championships. Having had success at nationals in the past with three collegiate national titles to his name, Kerry has a unique viewpoint on the US Pro CX scene.

Cyclocross Magazine has just published a great interview with Kerry on a whole range of topics that only a professional racer could delve into in such detail. From gear to race season strategy to team talk, there’s lots to dig into in this one.

CXM: Are you officially a dedicated ’cross racer? Or do you still consider yourself a mountain biker as well?

KW: No. I do love mountain biking, and that’s where my… In terms of riding, that’s where I can associate with the most, just like my attitude towards cycling. I am more associated with mountain biking, and maybe that’s only because ’cross hasn’t really gotten the stigma yet. Like there’s roadies, and there’s mountain bikers, but nobody is ever like, “Oh, dude, you’re a ’cross racer.” You know what I mean?

Head over to CX Magazine to read the full interview.

Kerry Werner (Kona) is on pace for his best-ever cyclocross season of his young professional career. photo: Jingle Cross Day 3, Werner's top 10 finish. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine
Kerry Werner (Kona) is on pace for his best-ever cyclocross season of his young professional career. Photo: Jingle Cross Day 3, Werner’s top 10 finish. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine