KONA: Private Jake (CX) 2017


The Private Jake is spot-on for tackling London and the Home Counties. It carries all of the developments Kona is celebrated for off-road, in a ready-for everything package. Don’t be distracted by the dropbars into thinking that this one’s only for Richmond Park’s road circuit: this one’s for taking out the road circuit and then the dirt trail on the same day. All without loading it onto the roof of a car to get there/back: you’ll ride those two stages too.

…the Private Jake, is the newest addition to the long standing Jake CX range …designed for the privateer racer …the Private Jake becomes more of a do-it-all bike from cyclocross racing to gravel riding.


We absolutely agree with Grit.cx‘s review on this spanking new Cyclocross ride: it’s all-in! So if you love having a face-full of mud and are intrigued by road riding, then this model is definitely for you. It’ll handle pretty much everything you could possibly throw at it, short of Downhill racing.

If we were to have just one bike, then this would be it. (LFB)

To give you an idea of exactly how versatile this model is, it is the very first bicycle to be included in every major Category we have *.

In alphabetical order these Categories include: Men, Mountain, Recreation, Road, Transport, Trekking, Urban & Women. (* excluding only electric and folding!!!)

This is absolutely a contender for ‘2017’s Best Bike’!

Size Guide:


Frame Material: Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
Sizes: 48, 49.5, 51, 54, 57, 59
Rear Shock: N/A
Fork: Kona Full Carbon Cx Race Disc
Crankarms: Sram Rival 1 Gxp
Chainrings: 40T X-Sync
B/B: Sram Rival 1 Gxp
Pedals: N/A
Chain: Sram Pc1110
Freewheel: Sram Pg1130 11-32 11Spd
Chainguide: N/A
F/D: N/A
R/D: Sram Rival 1
Shifters: Sram Rival 1
Brake Calipers: Trp Spyre C
Front Brake Rotor: Trp 160Mm
Rear Brake Rotor: Trp 140Mm
Brake Levers: Sram Rival 1
Headset: Fsa No.57Sc
Handlebar: Kona Road
Stem: Kona Road Deluxe
Seatpost: Kona Thumb W/Offset 31.6Mm
Seat Clamp: Kona Clamp
Grips: Kona Cork Tape
Saddle: Wtb Sl8
Front Hub: Alex Cxd4 Wheelset 100X12Mm
Rear Hub: Alex Cxd4 Wheelset 142X12Mm
Spokes: Alex Cxd4 Wheelset
Rims: Alex Cxd4 Wheelset
Front Tire: Clement Mxp Tubeless 700X33C
Rear Tire: Clement Mxp Tubeless 700X33C
Paint Color: Matt Black/Red
Extras: N/A


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