I’m 6’4″ tall and when I see other extra large bikes I’m always curious just how tall the owner of that bike is. So when I scrolled past this Jake the Snake CR on Instagram the first thing that caught my eye was the size… Close inspection revealed one
I’m a Bay Area native who has moved back home to San Francisco after nearly a decade in New York running non-profit youth cycling programs in NYC public high schools, all on my 2011 Kona Jake. I found it to be the most versatile machine to put in long hours on the saddle, whether on the streets of Brooklyn or the trails of Syracuse. I was madly in love with that bike. Shortly after moving back to San Francisco I was heartbroken to find my chainstay had cracked all the way through. I actually contacted
I’m 6’7″/215lbs so the 63 cm Jake the Snake carbon frame is the ultimate base to build out an XL rig that’s fast, powerful, and practical. The drivetrain includes the 11-speed SRAM RED eTap groupset, SRAM RED 22 crankset (36/52) with 177.5 carbon cranks (to fit my long legs), and a SRAM Eagle 50t rear cassette/chain. The pedals are Shimano Dura Ace PD-R9100’s. The wheels are built for pavement carbon Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 TLR Disc and Gatorskin tires. The handlebar is a 44cm-wide Zipp Service Course SL-80 with the FSA No.57B headset. I kept my 31.6mm 2011 Kona seat post with the old Kona logo as a nostalgic touch.