Kona have had the Jake series of cyclo-cross bikes in their range since…ooooooh, a long time ago, 15 years or so, way before the recent swell in cyclo-cross popularity made other manufacturers whip out their note-books, scribble down a design, colour it in and e-mail it to the factory.

Kona have sponsored some prominent ‘cross racers over the seasons and a carbon Major Jake is currently under European & British National CX champion Helen Wyman, but that doesn’t mean Jakes are just for the stupidly fast, they’ve been a steady favourite with weekday bumpy tarmac bashers and those that simply like to muck about off-road on an inappropriate bike ever since read More