Major Jake

Smile Because It Happened – Helen Wyman Moves On

After nine memorable seasons representing Kona Bicycles at the highest level of the cyclocross discipline, Helen Wyman, World Cup star, multi-time European Champion and British Champion, is moving on to a different program beginning in January 2018. The Dr. Seussian phrase, “don’t be sad that it’s over; be happy that it happened” comes to mind, as Helen moves on while still performing and leading the sport at the height of her career. As of this article, she is ranked 9th in the world. And though Helen’s exit makes room for Kona’s commitment to developing future stars, her successful tenure here will leave a hole worth paying homage to – perhaps a hole the likes of which may not be filled again by a Kona racer.

Helen en route to a bronze medal finish at the 2014 World Championships in Hoogerheide, Netherlands (PC: T. Van Bracht)

Within the last two decades, Kona’s women’s elite cyclocross program, with multiple World Cup podiums and wins, has been its most successful international race program. Dating back to American Anne Knapp in the early 2000s, building with Canadian Wendy Simms in the mid-2000s, Kona’s international cyclocross success was cemented by Helen and her dominant performances from 2009 to present day. We’ll boast for her here: 67 UCI Pro wins in the last 12 years, 9 British National Championships, 3 European Championships, and a bronze medal from the World Championships! But that’s not all.

A cobble to be proud of – holding the coveted trophy of Koppenberg Cross, which Helen first won in 2010.

Helen departs Kona with more than race results. In addition to committing her young adult life to the athletic craft of cyclocross, Helen has leveraged her success to directly influence the future of the sport at a global level. Since 2013 she has served on the UCI Cyclocross Commission where she has been a prodigious voice for equality in sport, including equal pay for women. Helen’s work has led to the development of a U23 women’s category for the World Championships, increases in prize money for women, and has significantly increased the overall World Cup ranking prize purse for both women and men.

Battling reigning World Champion Sanne Cant this November at the Zeven World Cup, where Helen took second place (PC: TFOTO.BE).

“My goals were to equalize the prize money for elite men and women, develop a U23 women’s category and filter through all those rules to make essential changes for the good of the sport. I also wanted to ensure that all professional ‘cross racers have clear, set pathways to ensure they can carry out their sport at the World Cup level,” said Helen in an interview with Cyclocross Magazine.

Helen taking an early-season win at EKZ Cross this October, opening up a streak of top-performances which position her well for a strong showing at the upcoming World Championships in Valkenburg, Netherlands in February. (PC: EKZ Cross Tour)

Whether it is persisting through the haze of federation policies or the mire of bike racing in winter, Helen is known for her tireless style. The more gnarly the conditions, the more she thrives. Her strengths are in the mud, technical terrain, and the cold. “If I had it my way, ‘cross would start in October and finish in March,” she wrote in her column for Cyclocross Magazine. This is saying something for someone who spends most of the race season in the sunless swards of Belgium. “The queen of mud”, as she has been called, has piloted four iterations of the Major Jake to international fame, from her first win at the prestigious Koppenberg Cross in 2010 (she claimed her fourth win there in 2017), to a bronze medal at the frozen Hoogerheide World Championships in 2014, and many other wins and podium finishes in between.

Be it a wall of stairs, pits of mud, frozen ruts, uphill battles – Helen has taken them on in stride – swiftly, and with a smile. (PC: Bart Raemaekers)

Thus, far short of the novel that might begin to do justice to her time at Kona, we wish the best to Helen and her future pursuits in the sport. We hope she stays true to her word that she will “continue racing until her legs scream no more,” and that she makes others’ legs scream at the front of the World Cup field. We will be there along with her other fans cheering her on and finding inspiration in her successes in sport and beyond.

Helen, we thank you for your commitment to Kona and your world class representation of the sport for the past decade, and wish you the best.

Travel Insight: Clara Honsinger Crosses the Pond

Recently Under 23 cyclocross racer Clara Honsinger was invited to Europe for her first time as a part of USA Cycling’s 10-day training/race camp in the Netherlands aboard her Major Jake. She recounts some of the interesting cultural differences between racing in America and Europe in this insightful post she wrote to recap her trip. She found that both sides of the pond have lots of great things to offer, but the attitude towards racing and cycling is totally different in Europe. Check out her full recap here.

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 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.

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