Jon Carson’s 2020 Super Jake popped up on Instagram and just plain stopped us dead in our tracks. The Super Jake only comes as a frame, so when you see one they are usually pretty special, but this one has something extra. It’s not one thing, this build really is special because of the sum of the parts.
I chose the Super Jake frameset when a previous bike of mine broke and being a longtime Kona rider (this bike is Kona number 7), I decided that I should simply jump back on my favourite brand and call it a day.
I race ‘cross locally here in Manitoba so first and foremost I wanted a bike capable of racing. As well we are blessed in my province with almost endless gravel roads, and I wanted a bike that could handle bigger rubber and still feel lively and quick when pushing gravel or pavement for long miles.