Although they’re predominantly a mountainbike company Kona happily and successfully include road and town bikes in their portfolio and they’ve had cyclo-cross bikes in the catalogue for about 15 years now, so they’re not just tacking the genre on the end of the line because ‘cross is a bit on-trend right now – indeed the Jake the Snake is something of a legend.

Over the years the various incarnations of the Kona Jake series has gathered many fans amongst racers and everyday riders alike, and right now one of them is doing well under Helen Wyman, European & British National CX champion, who is having a rather successful season at the moment. So some heritage and palmares to live up to then. Read more