When it comes to bikes I am a self described “serial monogamist”. I absolutely cherish them and care for them meticulously but I don’t very often fall in love with them. There always seems to be some thing else on the horizon that captures my attention and my affections.

Over the years there have been a few bikes that I have truly been smitten by and they are my point of reference when it comes to finding a bike that I consider magnificent. Like first love there is definitely a bike that I remember falling for and thinking this is the best companion ever. That would have been my 1988 Pinarello Montello. It was built using a mix of Columbus SLX and SPX steel tubes and the ride was sublime. Along the way there have been a few others and they remain firmly planted in my memory. Now along comes the KONA Major Jake and I have fallen again. Never thought I would see the day I would say that about a ‘cross bike. Read More