I don’t know about you lot, but I find this Super Jake color scheme damn eye-catching, and I have one massive soft spot for Super Jake Dream builds. So when TJ’s beautiful build popped up on Instagram recently I just had to get more details and share this race-ready build with you! 

TJ says that the motivation for the build was to find a CX race machine with the same geometry as his gravel bike. “I wanted the top tube to be slightly more aggressive. I race CX locally here in Boulder, CO for Full Cycle (bike shop, which is also where I got the frame). My previous CX bike just didn’t have that “wow” feel. I’ve now had the Super Jake for two weeks and I can honestly say this bike does have that feeling I was looking for. I can’t wait for the 2020 CX season (if we actually have it)! This is my first Kona and I’m super stoked with it.

In the meantime, I’ll be racing the bike in a local Colorado gravel stage race series (takes place all summer and is called the Dusty Donkey) I co-founded through our GRVL DNKYS bike community.”

TJ has gone with a full SRAM drivetrain, he’s opted for Force components and has spec’d a 42t front chainring mated with a 10-42 cassette out back.

The carbon wheels are from HiFi and are 38mm deep and 25mm wide, they are laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs. The wheels are shod with 700×38 Panaracer Gravelking SK+ tires. Braking comes courtesy of more SRAM Force goodness, mixed with some Shimano rotors.

The cockpit is an ode to Easton, an Easton EA70 100mm stem holds in place a set of carbon EC70 AX handlebars wrapped in Supercaz bar tape. The seat post is a matching EA70 seat post topped wit a WTB Volt saddle.