Jake

Keeping it Real – Spencer Wins at Woodland

In the not-so-quiet corner of the world that is the Seattle cyclocross scene, the Woodland Park Grand Prix is regarded by many as the prestige cyclocross event. It’s the race to hit, and the party to be in. As such, 948 racers and many more fans made their way to the popular venue in the heart of town this past Sunday afternoon to experience a day at the races.  As the perennial finale to the MFG Cyclocross Series since 2008, Woodland Park buzzes with an extra level of energy, extra cowbell, extra Nutella on the waffles, and extra bubbles in the foam party. In the Elite Men’s division, this year saw the series overall title on the line with a tight battle between Kona team rider Spencer Paxson and curly-bar sensation Steve Fisher.  The “Woodland Park Bout” was fast and tight, but not so much that there wasn’t time for a little revelry on the SSCXWC-esque “Slip-n-Slide” bonus line mid-race. Spencer went on to win the day aboard his Super Jake. Read on for a few of the highlight moments. 

Dennis Crane

A little bit prestige cyclocross, a little bit SSCXWC shenanigans, the infamous Seattle Hodala Crew put on a serious party on the back end of the course with a Slip-n-Slide A-Line, where riders had the choice of vaulting over a pile of wood palettes and sliding down the hill through a wave of foam. “This is sort of a metaphor for my career as a cyclist”, said Spencer, speaking of the foam party line mid-race. “Fast and fun…we may look all serious in our coordinated spandex suits, but it doesn’t mean we don’t look forward to getting loose and having a good time in the process. Top racing moment right here.  Thanks, Hodala Crew!

Dennis Crane

What’s a race without a bit of fun hype before the race to highlight the tight duel between the two Bellingham riders Fisher and Paxson? The Series Overall was on the line going into the 6th and final round of the MFG Series, with Spencer trailing in second by a scant four points.  Fisher, a graduate of Kona’s prestigious Rad Racing Northwest program, is an accomplished North American professional road racer and ‘cross racer, known for a sharp sprint, serious power, and savvy tactics. He and Spencer had dueled all season, with “The Fish” taking several sprint finishes by a hair. As for Spencer, he says, “my edge is actually on the runs, or when it gets really gnarly and cold.” With mild conditions slated for Sunday, the stage was set for an exciting race.  With a tight points bracket, Spencer would have to win, with “The Fish” in 4th place or worse, in order to take the series.  While a win for Spencer was in the cards, a low finish for Fisher was unlikely. Regardless, it was gentlemanly, high-class, gloves off racing from the gun!

Dennis Crane

Grabbing the holeshot off the start line, Spencer sports the new pink-on-black-on-blue and the new Super Jake. Conditions were tacky and fast on Sunday. “With high speeds, the margin for getting out ahead is tighter, so the start was pretty hot,” noted Spencer.

Dennis Crane

A tight and exciting duel all day between Spencer and rival Steve Fisher, along with 2013 Masters World Champ and Seattle legend Russel Stevenson. Spencer would emerge victorious with a decisive last-lap attack on a steep run-up around 600-meters before the finish.

Dennis Crane

Tech notes from Spencer: “I’m running a 54cm Super Jake frame with a 90mm, -17deg stem and 44cm bars, 2×11 Shimano Ultegra Drivetrain, 172.5mm cranks and XTR 11-40 cassette in the back (40t limited out). For tires today I ran the WTB Riddler 37c at 24psi and 25psi front and rear, respectively. For reference, my system weight is approximately 170lbs/77kg (rider and bike combined). Conditions were fast and tacky with only a bit of need for some bite in the high-speed corners, which made this tread profile and supple tubeless feel a good option.”

Spencer took the win on the day, and Fisher would retain the series lead by a couple points.

With the traditional North American cyclocross season winding down in most parts of the US (for Europeans, it’s just getting rolling, and will go until February!), riders are either preparing to give the bikes a rest, or keep up with their local series, and maybe even thinking about plans for the next season already. In Washington, there is still a State Championship on the line, as well as other series to wrap up, including the Seattle Cyclocross Revolution and Northwest Cyclocross Cup, and Bellingham’s Cascade Cross Series which will go into December and January. The cyclocross scene, while already hot in the Northwest, is sure to heat up even more as the 2019 Cyclocross National Championships approach – taking place in Tacoma, Washington. When asked about future plans for a deeper pursuit of ‘cross, Spencer alludes to considering a “long game” for ‘Cross Nat’s, but for now, time for a beer.

Dennis Crane

Helen Wyman and the Kona Super Jake Find the Podium in Belgium

Helen Wyman is off to a strong start this season after a broken collarbone dashed her hopes of staying at the top of the European cyclocross pack last year. Riding the new Super Jake, Helen’s picked up her first podium back on European soil after the 2017-2018 World Cup season got started in the US.

Scroll down for Helen’s report from Neerpelt and Gieten, and her quick 1-minute CX Diaries videos from those races.

“A big weekend of racing to get the body back into the European season, I took on two events in Belgium and Holland.  Neerpelt UCI C2, and the first round of the Superprestige series.  I’m happy with the performance and results and it’s always really nice to be on the podium.  Next weekend is another two-race weekend with both events in Belgium this time as we return to the DVV series.”  – Helen Wyman

Wir stellen vor: das nagelneue Kona Jake

Vielseitige, rennerprobte Cyclocross Bikes

Cyclocross, Pendeln, Abenteuer auf Feldwegen – das Jake ist eines der vielseitigsten Bikes der Kona Modellpalette. Das Jake hat hier bei Kona bereits eine lange Geschichte – zwanzig Jahre, um genau zu sein. Es begann zwar als renntauglicher Cyclocrosser, wurde von seinen Nutzern jedoch schon bald als exzellenter Allrounder betrachtet.

Von Grund auf überarbeitet

In diesem Jahr wurde das Jake von Grund auf überarbeitet mit neuen Carbon- und Aluminiumrahmen, einer Vollcarbongabel, Shimano E-Thru Steckachsen und hydraulischen Scheibenbremsen mit Flat-Mount-Aufnahmen an allen drei Modellen der Produktlinie.

Kona Product Manager Joe Brown über die brandneue Kona Jake Serie

Drei neue Jake Modelle

Entstanden aus den Schlammfurchen und Sandgruben des Cyclocross-Weltcups, erobert die Jake Serie mit ihrem brandneuen Carbonrahmenset ganz neues Territorium. Seit zwei Jahrzehnten wissen Querfeldein-Fahrer, dass das Jake kein Durchschnittsbike ist, denn es bietet die unverkennbaren Kona Fahreigenschaften. Das diesjährige Jake ist insgesamt leichter, an den entscheidenden Stellen steifer und hat doch das Fahrverhalten beibehalten, das es zu dem Weltklasse-Crossbike gemacht hat, das auf Schotterpisten ebenso zuhause ist wie beim Grundlagentraining.

Super Jake

Mit diesem Bike musst du direkt zum Rennen. Ein nagelneues Vollcarbon-Rahmenset mit Flat-Mount-Aufnahmen, Steckachsen vorne und hinten sowie Schutzblechaufnahmen bilden den Grundstein der diesjährigen Jake Serie und das Super Jake ist die Crème de la Crème mit SRAM Force 1-fach Antrieb, hydraulischen Scheibenbremsen und Clement Tubeless-ready-Laufrädern und -Reifen. Es spielt keine Rolle, ob du beim Cross-Rennen aufs Podium willst oder das Ganztages-Abenteuer auf Schotter suchst: Mit dem Super Jake schaffst du beides.

Super Jake Ausstattung

  • Rahmenmaterial: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Laufräder: Clement Ushuaia Laufradsatz, Tubeless-ready
  • Gabel: Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100×12 mm
  • Kurbelsatz: SRAM Force 1 X-Sync
  • Schaltung: SRAM Force 1×11-fach
  • Cockpit: Kona Road Light Lenker, Kona Road Deluxe Vorbau und Kona Cork Lenkerband
  • Bremsen: SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Reifen: Clement MXP Tubeless-ready 700x33c
  • Sattel: WTB SL8 Pro

Major Jake

Unser brandneues CX Carbonrahmenset mit Flat-Mount- und Steckachsaufnahmen vorn und hinten ist die Weiterentwicklung der Jake Serie und vereint unsere ganze Erfahrung aus den Schlammfurchen und Sandgruben des Cyclocross-Weltcups. Hinzu kommen eine Shimano 105 2×11 Schaltgruppe mit hydraulischen Bremsen ebenso wie WTB Felgen und Clement Reifen. Major Jake. Erst fährst du damit Rennen und dann das ganze Jahr.

Major Jake Ausstattung

  • Rahmenmaterial: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Laufräder: WTB i19 Asym
  • Gabel: Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100×12 mm
  • Kurbelsatz: Shimano RS500
  • Schaltung: Shimano 105 11-fach
  • Cockpit: Kona Road Light Lenker, Kona Road Deluxe Vorbau und Kona Cork Lenkerband
  • Bremsen: Shimano 105 Flat-Mount Hydraulikbremsen
  • Reifen: Clement MXP Tubeless-ready 700x33c
  • Sattel: WTB SL8 Pro

Jake the Snake

Das Jake the Snake war lange Zeit unser Arbeitspferd: sonntags Rennen – montags Pendeln. Dieses Jahr bekommt das Jake ein brandneues Rahmenset mit Flat-Mount- und Steckachsaufnahmen sowie eine interne Zugverlegung. Das alles modernisiert Konas renntaugliches Allterrain-Bike, während Gepäckträger- und Schutzblechaufnahmen die Alltagstauglichkeit aufrechterhalten, für die das Jake so bekannt ist.

Jake the Snake Ausstattung

  • Rahmenmaterial: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminium, konifiziert
  • Laufräder: WTB STP i19
  • Gabel: Kona Carbon Cross
  • Kurbelsatz: Shimano
  • Schaltung: Shimano Tiagra 10-fach
  • Cockpit: Kona Road Lenker und Vorbau, Kona Cork Lenkerband
  • Bremsen: Shimano Flat-Mount Hydraulikbremsen
  • Reifen: Clement MXP 700x33c
  • Sattel: WTB Volt Sport

„Cross/Roads“ mit Kerry Werner

Kona Pro-Cyclocross-Fahrer Kerry Werner weiß, dass das „Cross“ immer kommt. Seine alltäglichen Trainingsfahrten sieht er als Chance, an die Spitze zu kommen. Schau dir das Video unten und alle Fotos vom Cross/Roads Shooting hier an.

Kerry Werner zeigt die Vielseitigkeit des neuen Major Jake in Cross/Roads.

Alle Details der neuen Jakes findest du auf Konaworld.com und die technischen Details auf der Neuheitenseite.

Kerry Werner’s World Cup Waterloo Sizzler

After Jingle Cross Doug and I were graciously invited to spend Monday-Wednesday in Chicago, hanging at the Tenspeed Hero Studio. Luke, of Tenspeed Hero showed us a rad time. We ate a good deal of great food (including the meat sweats at Publican, highly recommend the charcuterie) and saw a lot of the sights!

I also kicked off my modeling career and I am currently accepting agent applications…

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We left the Chicago skyline in the review and headed to the Trek HQ in Waterloo, WI on Thursday. After setting up at the venue I got a quickie sunset spin in followed by dinner at the host house.

Friday was a C2 at 3:30pm, undeniably the hottest part of the day. I had an unfavorable start and pitted halfway through the first lap. The course was so hard and bumpy my chain was bouncing everywhere, which coupled with the sprinting caused my front derailleur to twist.

I was further back than I wanted to be at this point and thus put some efforts in to bet me back up to a group fighting for 8th. This, however, was a mistake.

The explosive efforts in the heat took the same toll on me as previous experiences at altitude had. I was in the red early and quickly found myself going backwards with nothing much I could do but soft pedal. The heat, which was already causing elevated heart rate, should have cued me to change my racing style towards more conservative and consistency. However, I was peeved with my start and didn’t want to miss the early gaps so I made it happen all at once, which pushed me over the edge. I found that out about 3 laps in.

I was chuffed, new word I learned from Helen and the Brits which means frustrated, to DNF on my own accord. Though, after I started going backwards I immediately shifted focus to Sunday afternoon making more sense to save it for the world cup rather than finish for pride’s sake.

Doug and I headed home to a dinner of burgers and roasted veggies, provided by our hosts, can’t thank Peter and Connie enough. I even managed to beat Doug in pool though he put many more W’s on his record. So the day wasn’t a complete disappointment.

Saturday I got out on the World Cup course, which was much better than Friday’s C2 setup. A few more off camber sections, a mandatory run up, and some tricky nose wheelie turny bits!

I tried to minimize time outside so after riding we planned a big multi team movie night. Kingsman 2 came out so we invited a bunch of people and went to a swank movie theater with plush leather recliner seats, push button food/drink service, and air conditioning, for only $11!

Sunday I was feeling good and ready to rock. We took a lot of icy precautions, stuffed many panty hose with ice to put inside the skin suit for warm up and race time. Lots of ice cold water for pouring everywhere. Sitting in the start grid it looked like we were at a water park! Everyone doing their best to stay cool in the sweltering sun, hiding under umbrellas and passing around cold water to pour on ourselves.

I managed to sneak past a crash at the start and found myself come through the first lap in the mid 20’s. I worked my way up slowly and eventually was in 18, rallying with Stephen Hyde and creeping up on Tobin, Americans uniting for Euro domination.

However, about half way through I lost some traction on a corner that lead into the pit entrance. I corrected and didn’t unclip but this put my trajectory wider on the exit and I hooked the pit entrance pole with my bars. I should have ran backwards on course to enter the pit and get a new bike, my bars were “turnt!”. However, something about racing and always going forward caused the though to never cross my mind. I did a half a lap with my bars pointed at 2 o’clock until I got a new bike.

I would like to take this time to apologize to Stephen. He was on my wheel during this slip up and crashed as well. He managed to claw back into the group and even finished at the front of it. If only I would have pitted…

I lost some spots doing this and found myself in the midst of shattered souls and those determined to keep on fighting. Fragmented groups of 2 or so hanging on by the skin of their teeth rather than the big group of 5 or 6 I was in, which was focused on top 20 placing.

I held it together mentally and didn’t continue to go backwards. So I finished 26th. Not too shabby but I was confident I could have finished better, which nagged the back of my mind.

The last two World Cup weekends were awesome. It’s always great to have the world’s best come over and put on a clinic. I am also happy with where my fitness and psyche is coming out of it. Really looking forward to next weekend in Thompson, CT at the KMC Cross Fest where temps are expected to be high’s in the high 60’s! About time, still no rain though. But it is a start.

As always big thanks to Dougems for keeping things running

CX Diaries: Kona Pro Helen Wyman to Produce Short Video Series All Season Long

Words by Helen Wyman.

CX Diaries are my way of bringing you closer to the action as I take on the 2017/18 season. Cyclocross is one of the most accessible forms of cycle sport, but you can’t always be events, so I want you to be able to see the true ups and downs of racing through a professional season in USA and Europe.

This season I’ll be taking on the world’s best riders in the UCI World Cup series as well as key events throughout Europe. Aiming to return to the top 10 of the ranking, my video diaries will be an honest account of my race season and I through them I will give you race updates, technical features and an insight into the life of a pro racer.

After a low-key kick off in Eeklo, Belgium, the season gets serious quickly with back-to-back World Cups in the USA. My race in Eeklo was curtailed with a corner 3 crash. That’s racing, but it was a frustrating start and meant a solo ride for me from nearly 2 minutes down. I rode back into the top 20, before packing the equipment up and taking off for the USA only a few hours later.

The USA campaign kicked off with a UCI C1 event in Iowa City, where I finished 4th, and recorded the first CX Diary, quickly followed up by the second:

Riding the newly released Super Jake, I’m looking to gain progressive results throughout the season, as I put the 2016-17 season of crashes and injuries behind me. I’ll be based in Oudenaarde, Belgium, during the main part of the season, with the European World Cups taking me to Denmark, Germany, Holland, France and of course the CX heartland of Belgium. Czech Republic is the venue for the European Championships, in early November as we build towards the World Championships in January.

Keep up with the CX Diaries series on Helen’s Vimeo page.

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

 

Nous vous présentons le tout nouveau Kona Jake

Des vélos de cyclo-cross polyvalents et prêts pour la course

Compétition de cyclo-cross, vélotaf, bikepacking, le Jake est l’un des vélos les plus versatiles de la gamme Kona depuis son introduction au catalogue il y a 20 ans. Tout a commencé avec un vélo dédié à la compétition en cyclo-cross mais qui est rapidement devenu pour un véritable vélo à tout faire.

Une refonte en profondeur

Cette année le Jake a été complètement redessiné avec de nouveaux cadres en carbone et en aluminium, une fourche en carbone, des axes Shimano “thru-axles” et des freins à disques hydrauliques “Flat Mount” sur toute la gamme.

Joe Brown, chef de produit Kona à propos de la nouvelle gamme Kona Jake

Trois nouveaux modèles

Née dans les ornières boueuses et les tranchées sablonneuses de la Coupe du monde cyclo-cross, la série Jake de cette année redistribue les cartes avec un tout nouvel ensemble cadre / fourche en carbone. Cela fait deux décennies que les coureurs apprécient le Kona Jake et qu’ils savent que ce n’est pas n’importe quel vélo de cyclo-cross. Pour 2018, le Jake est plus léger, plus rigide et conserve l’essence de ce qui en a fait un vélo de classe mondiale, apprécié par tous ceux qui l’ont roulé.

Super Jake

Le Super Jake est fait pour la course. Un tout nouveau cadre et une fourche en carbone avec fixation d’étriers de frein Flat Mount, axes Shimano thru-axles avant et arrière et fixations pour garde-boue. Voilà les éléments communs à la famille Jake de cette année. Le Super Jake est au sommet de la gamme, équipé d’une transmission SRAM Force 1x, de freins à disque hydrauliques, de roues et pneus Clement tubeless-ready. Que vous visiez la première marche du podium ou que vous rouliez simplement pour le plaisir, le Super Jake sera votre allié.

Spécifications Super Jake :

  • Cadre : Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Roues : Clement Ushuaia Wheelset Tubeless Ready
  • Fourche : Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Pédalier : SRAM Force 1 X-Sync
  • Transmission : SRAM Force 1 11spd
  • Poste de pilotage : Kona Road Light bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem and Kona Cork Tape
  • Freins : SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Pneus : Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Selle : WTB SL8 Pro

 

Major Jake

Notre tout nouveau cadre et fourche avec fixation de freins à disques Flat Mount et axes Shimano thru-axles à l’avant et à l’arrière est l’évolution du Jake, né dans les ornières boueuses et les tranchées sablonneuses de la Coupe du Monde de cyclo-cross. Un groupe Shimano 105 2×11, des freins hydrauliques et une paire de jantes WTB montées avec des pneus Clement tubeless-ready. Major Jake : taillé pour la course, parfait pour tous les jours.

tubeless-ready. Major Jake : taillé pour la course, parfait pour tous les jours.

Spécifications Major Jake :

  • Cadre : Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Roues : WTB i19 Asym
  • Fourche : Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Pédalier : Shimano RS500
  • Transmission : Shimano 105 11spd
  • Poste de pilotage : Kona Road Light bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem and Kona Cork Tape
  • Freins : Shimano 105 hydraulic flat mount
  • Pneus : Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Selle : WTB SL8 Pro

 

Jake the Snake

Le Jake The Snake a longtemps été le vélo de cyclo-cross à tout faire : course le dimanche et vélotaf le lundi. Cette année le Jake reçoit un tout nouveau cadre aluminium avec passage des câbles en interne, une nouvelle fourche carbone et les axes avant et arrière thru-axles. Une touche de modernité pour un vélo intemporel, alors que les fixations pour garde-boue et porte-bagages sont toujours présents, conférant au Jake sa polyvalence légendaire.

Spécifications Jake the Snake :

  • Cadre : Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Roues : WTB STP i19
  • Fourche : Kona Carbon Cross
  • Pédalier : Shimano
  • Transmission : Shimano Tiagra 10spd
  • Poste de pilotage : Kona Road bar and stem, Kona Cork Tape
  • Freins : Shimano Hydraulic flat mount
  • Pneus : Clement MXP 700x33c
  • Selle : WTB Volt Sport

 

Cross/Roads with Kerry Werner

Le coureur pro Kona Kerry Werner est un athlète insatiable, il voit chaque entraînement comme une occasion de se dépasser. Regardez la vidéo ci-dessous et découvrez l’album photo du tournage en cliquant ici.

Kerry Werner met en lumière la polyvalence du nouveau Major Jake dans Cross/Roads.

Rendez-vous sur Konaworld.com, pour connaitre tous les détails des nouveaux Jake et sur cette page pour les caractéristiques techniques.

Le nuove Kona Jake

Biciclette da ciclocross, versatili e nate per correre

Per correre tra i sentieri, per gli spostamenti urbani, per le avventure a contatto con la natura. La Jake è una delle biciclette più versatili di tutta la produzione Kona. La Jake ha un lunghissimo pedigree qui in Kona – venti anni per l’esattezza. Nacque come una ciclocross da competizione ma fu subito identificata, da quelli che la utilizzarono, come una eccellente bici tuttofare.

Ground-Up Redesign

Le Jake di quest’anno sono state completamente riprogettate da cima a fondo, con nuovi telai sia in carbonio che in alluminio, una forcella in carbonio, perni passanti Shimano e freni a disco idraulici flat mount su tutti e tre i modelli di quest’anno.

Il Product Manager di Kona Joe Brown ci descrive la nuova serie Jake

Tre nuovi modelli di Jake

Nata dalle trincee fangose e i fossi di sabbia della coppa del mondo di ciclocross, la serie Jake di quest’anno esplora nuovi territori con un telaio e una forcella in carbonio tutti nuovi. Per venti anni gli agonisti hanno riconosciuto che la Jake non è una bici CX qualunque, con l’inconfondibile feeling Kona scolpito dentro. Quest’anno la Jake è più leggera, più rigida nei punti giusti, e mantiene ancora quella sensazione che l’ha resa una bici di classe mondiale che si sente a casa su interminabili strade bianche o macinando chilometri.

Super Jake

Una bici da portare direttamente sui terreni di gara. Un telaio e una forcella full carbon completamente rinnovati,  freni a disco flat mount, perno passante anteriore e posteriore e predisposizione per il montaggio dei parafanghi sono la base su cui sono state pensate le Jake di quest’anno. E la Super Jake è la punta di diamante con il suo gruppo SRAM Force 1x, freni idraulici, ruote e pneumatici tubless-ready Clement. Se la tua meta è il podio della prossima ciclocoss o la 24-ore su terreni sterrati, la Super Jake ti ci porterà.

Specifiche della Super Jake

  • Materiale del telaio: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Ruote: Clement Ushuaia Wheelset Tubeless Ready
  • Forcella: Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Guarnitura: SRAM Force 1 X-Sync
  • Cambio: SRAM Force 1 11spd
  • Manubrio: Kona Road Light bar, attacco manubrio Kona Road Deluxe e Nastro manubrio Kona Cork
  • Freni: SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Pneumatici: Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Sella: WTB SL8 Pro

Major Jake

Il nostro nuovo telaio ciclocross in carbonio, con freni a disco flat mount e perni passanti anteriori e posteriori è l’evoluzione della tradizione Jake nei fossi fangosi e nelle buche di sabbia della CX World Cup. Il gruppo Shimano 105 2×11 con freni idraulici ed I cerchi WTB tubless ready con copertoni Clement completano il tutto. Major Jake. Portala a correre e pedalala tutto l’anno.

Specifiche della Major Jake

  • Materiale del telaio: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Ruote: WTB i19 Asym
  • Forcella: Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Guarnitura: Shimano RS500
  • Cambio: Shimano 105 11spd
  • Manubrio: Kona Road Light bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem e Kona Cork Tape
  • Freni: Shimano 105 idraulici flat mount
  • Pneumatici: Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Sella: WTB SL8 Pro

Jake the Snake

La Jake the Snake è stata per anni la nostra ciclocross tuttofare, alle corse la domenica e per gli spostamenti quotidiani per il resto della settimana. Quest’anno la Jake ha telaio e forcella nuovi di zecca e freni a disco flat mount, perni passanti avanti e dietro, passaggio cavi interno. Questo conferisce un tocco di innovazione alla nostra Kona pronta a correre su tutte le superfici. Le predisposizioni per il portapacchi e per i parafanghi ne assicurano la versatilità per l’utilizzo quotidiano per il quale la Jake è famosa.

Specifiche della Jake the Snake

  • Materiale del telaio: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Ruote: WTB STP i19
  • Forcella: Kona Carbon Cross
  • Guarnitura: Shimano
  • Cambio: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
  • Manubrio: Kona Road bar e stem, Kona Cork Tape
  • Freni: Shimano Hydraulic flat mount
  • Pneumatici: Clement MXP 700x33c
  • Sella: WTB Volt Sport

Lungo i sentieri del Ciclocross con Kerry Werner

Kerry Werner, professionista del ciclocross della scuderia Kona, sa che il ‘cross è sempre dietro l’angolo. Lui considera i suoi allenamenti quotidiani come una occasione di divertimento. Guarda il video, e goditi il servizio fotografico completo

Per tutti I dettagli sulle nuove Jakes, visita il sito Konaworld.com, e cerca I dettagli tecnici alla pagina Innovation page.

 

Presentamos la Nueva Kona Jake

Una CX Purasangre Versátil

Carreras de CX, aventuras en el monte, la Jake es una de las bicis más versátiles de la colección Kona. La Jake tiene un extenso prontuario aquí con nosotros, son 20 años para ser más exacto. Comenzó como una purasagre de carreras, pero fue rápidamente reconocida por los que la montaron, como una bici excelente bici multipropósito.

Rediseño desde Cero

Este año hemos rediseñado desde cero la gama Jake, con cuadros nuevos cuadros tanto en carbon como aluminio, y una horquilla totalmente nueva y totalmente en carbon, ejes pasantes Shimano E-Thru, y frenos hidráulicos flat mount en toda la línea.

Joe Brown, Product Manager de Kona, habla acerca la nueva Kona Jake

Tres Nuevos modelos Jake

Nacidas en las zanjas de barro y pozos de arena de la Copa del Mundo de ciclocross, las Jake de este año se abren paso con un cuadro y horquilla de carbono completamente nuevo. Por dos décadas los corredores han sabido que la Jake, con su inconfundible andar Kona, no es una bici de CX promedio. Este año la Jake se aligera por todos los frentes, se rigidiza donde tiene que ser más rígida, y sigue teniendo ese andar que la ha hecho una CXera de calibre mundial, igualmente a gusto machacando ripio como lo es agregando kilómetros a la bitácora de entrenamiento.

 

Super Jake

Esta es para llevarla directo a las carreras. Un cuadro y horquilla completamente nuevo, con anclajes para disco flat mount, ejes pasantes atrás y adelante, y ojales para guardafangos, eso es la fundación para la gama Jake de este año. La Super Jake es la guinda de la torta con una transmisión SRAM Force 1x y frenos de disco hidráulicos. Además trae ruedas y neumáticos tubeless ready Clement. Si tu mira está apuntando hacia el podio, o hacia un día completo en caminos agrestes, la Super Jake te hará dar en el blanco.

  • Material del Cuadro: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Ruedas: Clement Ushuaia tubeless ready
  • Horquilla Kona CX Race full carbon flat mount disc
  • Volante: SRAM Force 1 X-Sync
  • Transmisión: SRAM Force 1x11v
  • Controles: Manillar Kona Road Light, potencia Kona Road Deluxe, cinta Kona Cork
  • Frenos: SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Neumáticos Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Sillín: WTB SL8 Pro

 

Major Jake

Nuestro nuevo cuadro y horquilla de carbono con anclajes para disco flat mount y ejes pasantes en ambos costados es la evolución de la gama Jake y su enorme pedigrí en las zanjas de barro y pozos de arena en la Copa del Mundo de CX. Un grupo Shimano 105 2x11v con frenos hidráulicos se une a un juego de ruedas tubeless ready WTB y neumáticos Clément. La Major Jake, llévala a correr, y usala todo el año.

  • Material del Cuadro: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Ruedas: WTB i19 Asym TCS
  • Horquilla Kona CX Race full carbon flat mount disc
  • Volante: Shimano RS500
  • Transmisión Shimano 105 2×11
  • Controles: Manillar Kona Road Light, potencia Kona Road Deluxe, cinta Kona Cork
  • Frenos: Shimano 105 Hidráulicos Flat Mount
  • Neumáticos: Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Sillín WTB SL8 Pro

 

Jake the Snake

 

La Jake the Snake lleva tiempo como nuestro caballito de batalla en el CX, cumpliendo con correrl el domingo y llevarte al trabajo el lunes. Este año la Jake llega con cuadro y horquilla completamente nuevo con ejes pasantes adelante y atrás, anclajes para caliper de freno flat mount y cableado interno, retoques modernos a esta Kona con potencial para carreras y salidas en todo tipo de condiciones. Los anclajes para guardafangos y portabultos le agregan la versatilidad para tareas cotidianas que han hecho tan famosa a la Jake

  • Material del Cuadro: Kona 6061 Butted Aluminum
  • Ruedas: WTB STP i19
  • Horquilla: Kona full carbon disc
  • Volante: Shimano
  • Transmisión: Shimano Tiagra 2x10v
  • Controles: Manillar Kona Road y cinta Kona Cork
  • Frenos: Shimano de disco hidráulicos Flat Mount
  • Neumáticos: Clement MXP 700x33c
  • Sillín: WTB Volt Sport

 

 

Cross/Roads con Kerry Werner

El corredor profesional de Ciclocross Kona, Kerry Werner nos muestra que el ´cross siempre es la alternativa. Él ve sus salidas a entrenar de cada día, como una

Kerry Werner muestra la versatilidad de la nueva Major Jake en Cross/Roads

Para ver todos los detalles de las nuevas Jake, anda a Konaworld.com y busca el video acerca de los detalles técnicos en la página de innovaciones.

Nous vous présentons le tout nouveau Kona Jake

Des vélos de cyclo-cross polyvalents et prêts pour la course

Compétition de cyclo-cross, vélotaf, bikepacking, le Jake est l’un des vélos les plus versatiles de la gamme Kona depuis son introduction au catalogue il y a 20 ans. Tout a commencé avec un vélo dédié à la compétition en cyclo-cross mais qui est rapidement devenu pour un véritable vélo à tout faire.

Une refonte en profondeur

Cette année le Jake a été complètement redessiné avec de nouveaux cadres en carbone et en aluminium, une fourche en carbone, des axes Shimano “thru-axles” et des freins à disques hydrauliques “Flat Mount” sur toute la gamme.

Joe Brown, chef de produit Kona à propos de la nouvelle gamme Kona Jake 

Trois nouveaux modèles

Née dans les ornières boueuses et les tranchées sablonneuses de la Coupe du monde cyclo-cross, la série Jake de cette année redistribue les cartes avec un tout nouvel ensemble cadre / fourche en carbone. Cela fait deux décennies que les coureurs apprécient le Kona Jake et qu’ils savent que ce n’est pas n’importe quel vélo de cyclo-cross. Pour 2018, le Jake est plus léger, plus rigide et conserve l’essence de ce qui en a fait un vélo de classe mondiale, apprécié par tous ceux qui l’ont roulé.

Super Jake

Le Super Jake est fait pour la course. Un tout nouveau cadre et une fourche en carbone avec fixation d’étriers de frein Flat Mount, axes Shimano thru-axles avant et arrière et fixations pour garde-boue. Voilà les éléments communs à la famille Jake de cette année. Le Super Jake est au sommet de la gamme, équipé d’une transmission SRAM Force 1x, de freins à disque hydrauliques, de roues et pneus Clement tubeless-ready. Que vous visiez la première marche du podium ou que vous rouliez simplement pour le plaisir, le Super Jake sera votre allié.

Super Jake Specs

Spécifications Super Jake :

  • Cadre : Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Roues : Clement Ushuaia Wheelset Tubeless Ready
  • Fourche : Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Pédalier : SRAM Force 1 X-Sync
  • Transmission : SRAM Force 1 11spd
  • Poste de pilotage : Kona Road Light bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem and Kona Cork Tape
  • Freins : SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Pneus : Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Selle : WTB SL8 Pro

 

Major Jake

Notre tout nouveau cadre et fourche avec fixation de freins à disques Flat Mount et axes Shimano thru-axles à l’avant et à l’arrière est l’évolution du Jake, né dans les ornières boueuses et les tranchées sablonneuses de la Coupe du Monde de cyclo-cross. Un groupe Shimano 105 2×11, des freins hydrauliques et une paire de jantes WTB montées avec des pneus Clement tubeless-ready. Major Jake : taillé pour la course, parfait pour tous les jours.

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tubeless-ready. Major Jake : taillé pour la course, parfait pour tous les jours.

Spécifications Major Jake :

  • Cadre : Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Roues : WTB i19 Asym
  • Fourche : Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Pédalier : Shimano RS500
  • Transmission : Shimano 105 11spd
  • Poste de pilotage : Kona Road Light bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem and Kona Cork Tape
  • Freins : Shimano 105 hydraulic flat mount
  • Pneus : Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Selle : WTB SL8 Pro

 

Jake the Snake

Le Jake The Snake a longtemps été le vélo de cyclo-cross à tout faire : course le dimanche et vélotaf le lundi. Cette année le Jake reçoit un tout nouveau cadre aluminium avec passage des câbles en interne, une nouvelle fourche carbone et les axes avant et arrière thru-axles. Une touche de modernité pour un vélo intemporel, alors que les fixations pour garde-boue et porte-bagages sont toujours présents, conférant au Jake sa polyvalence légendaire.

Spécifications Jake the Snake :

  • Cadre : Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Roues : WTB STP i19
  • Fourche : Kona Carbon Cross
  • Pédalier : Shimano
  • Transmission : Shimano Tiagra 10spd
  • Poste de pilotage : Kona Road bar and stem, Kona Cork Tape
  • Freins : Shimano Hydraulic flat mount
  • Pneus : Clement MXP 700x33c
  • Selle : WTB Volt Sport

 

Cross/Roads with Kerry Werner

Le coureur pro Kona Kerry Werner est un athlète insatiable, il voit chaque entraînement comme une occasion de se dépasser. Regardez la vidéo ci-dessous et découvrez l’album photo du tournage en cliquant ici.

Kerry Werner met en lumière la polyvalence du nouveau Major Jake dans Cross/Roads.

Rendez-vous sur Konaworld.com, pour connaitre tous les détails des nouveaux Jake et sur cette page pour les caractéristiques techniques.

Cross/Roads with Kerry Werner and the All New Kona Jake

Cross/Roads

Kona Pro cyclocross racer Kerry Werner knows that ‘cross is always coming. He sees his everyday training rides as an opportunity to get rad. In Cross/Roads, we take you into Kerry’s world prior to the 2018 cyclocross season. We apologize in advance if you find yourself digging out your cowbell after this one.













20 Years of Jake

The Jake has a long pedigree here at Kona – twenty years to be exact. It began as a race-bred cyclocross bike but was quickly identified by those who rode it as an excellent all-arounder. ‘Cross racing, commuting, backroad adventuring, the Jake is one of the most versatile bikes in the Kona lineup.

Kerry is riding the Major Jake, one of three all-new models in the Jake series. You can find detailed information on the new Jakes at Konaworld.com, and in our development story with technical video and photo details on our Innovation page.

Introducing the All New Kona Jake

Versatile, race-bred cyclocross bikes

‘Cross racing, commuting, backroad adventuring, the Jake is one of the most versatile bikes in the Kona lineup. The Jake has a long pedigree here at Kona – twenty years to be exact. It began as a race-bred cyclocross bike but was quickly identified by those who rode it as an excellent all-arounder.

Ground-Up Redesign

This year’s Jake sees a full redesign from the ground up, with new frames in both carbon and aluminum, a full carbon fork, Shimano E-thru axles, and flat mount hydraulic disc brakes on all three models in the line.

Kona Product Manager Joe Brown on the All New Kona Jake Series

Three New Jake Models

Born from the muddy trenches and the sand pits of the cyclocross World Cup, this year’s Jake series forges new territory with an all new carbon frame and fork. For two decades racers have known that the Jake is no average CX bike, with the unmistakable Kona ride built in. This year’s Jake is lighter all around, stiffer in the right places, and still retains the ride that has made it a world-class ‘cross bike that’s equally at home grinding gravel or laying down base miles.

Super Jake

Straight to the races with this one. An all new full carbon frame and fork with flat mount disc brakes, thru-axles front and rear, and fender mounts is the foundation for this year’s Jake series, and the Super Jake is the cream of the crop with a SRAM Force 1x drivetrain with hydraulic discs and Clement tubeless-ready wheels and tires. Whether your sights are set on the ‘cross podium or the all day gravel epic, the Super Jake will get you there.

Super Jake Specs

  • Frame Material: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Wheels: Clement Ushuaia Wheelset Tubeless Ready
  • Fork: Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Crankset: SRAM Force 1 X-Sync
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Force 1 11spd
  • Cockpit: Kona Road Light bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem and Kona Cork Tape
  • Brakes: SRAM Force 1 HRD
  • Tires: Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Saddle: WTB SL8 Pro

Major Jake

Our all new carbon ‘cross frame and fork with flat mount discs and thru-axles at both ends is the evolution of the Jake series’ storied lineage in the muddy trenches and sand pits of the CX World Cup. A Shimano 105 2×11 group with hydraulic brakes links up to tubeless-ready WTB rims and Clement tires. Major Jake. Take it racing and then ride it all year long.

Major Jake Specs

  • Frame Material: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Wheels: WTB i19 Asym
  • Fork: Kona Full Carbon Flat Mount CX Race Disc 100x12mm
  • Crankset: Shimano RS500
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 105 11spd
  • Cockpit: Kona Road Light bar, Kona Road Deluxe stem and Kona Cork Tape
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 hydraulic flat mount
  • Tires: Clement MXP Tubeless Ready 700x33c
  • Saddle: WTB SL8 Pro

Jake the Snake

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.

Jake the Snake Specs

  • 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

Cross/Roads with Kerry Werner

Kona Pro cyclocross racer Kerry Werner knows that ‘cross is always coming. He sees his everyday training rides as an opportunity to get rad. Watch the video below, and check out the full photo set from the Cross/Roads shoot here.

Kerry Werner highlights the versatility of the new Major Jake in Cross/Roads.

For all the details on the new Jakes, head over to Konaworld.com, and check out the technical details on the Innovation page.