Jake The Snake 2006

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A great cyclocross bike made by Kona. I bought it in the beginning of 2006. As of 2018 it still runs fine with minor changes and upgrades, mainly tires, rims, and drive train.

Calculate frame size: 1 2

Kona Jake The Snake 2006 details

Partname Stock modelname Upgrade modelname
Frame size: 56 cm
Frame tubing: Easton Ultralite Race Aluminium
Fork: Kona Project Two TB
Crankarms: Cyclocross TruVativ Elita Cyclocross.jpgCyclocross TruVativ Elita Cyclocross back.jpg
Truvativ Elita Cyclocross Crankset
TruVativ Elita Cyclocross, 172.5mm arm length, 130mm chainrings
Bottom Bracket B/B: Cyclocross truvativ gxp bb.jpg Cyclocross truvativ gxp bb pic.jpgCyclocross truvativ gxp bb pic front.jpgCyclocross truvativ gxp bb pic back.jpg
Truvativ Elita Cyclocross Crankset
SRAM/Truvativ Giga X Pipe GXP BB for double chainring 48/39T, English BSA 68mm, chainline 51mm, frame thread BC 1.37" x 24 TPI
Pedals: Cyclocross Shimano PD-M505.jpg
Shimano PD-M505 and Shimano SM-PD22 Flat Pedal Cover Kit
Chainrings: 39T, 48T 5-bolt 130mm Cyclocross fsa pro road double chainring.jpg
FSA Pro Road Double Chainring, 38T, 48T 5-bolt 130mm
Rear freewheel cassette: Cyclocross Shimano Deore HG50.jpg
Shimano Deore HG50 12-25T 9-Speed,
Cyclocross Shimano Ultegra 6500 12-27.jpg
Shimano Ultegra 6500 12-27 9-Speed Road Cassette,
Cyclocross Shimano Tiagra HG400 11-28.jpg
Shimano Alivio/Tiagra HG400 11-28 9-Speed Cassette, 11-12-13-14-16-18-21-24-28 teeth, for HG 9-speed chain
Spoke protector guard: Shimano YF-FH32 26T-30T 32H, transparent, 4 hook, OD 5.5 inch / 139.7 mm, ID 58 mm
Chain: Shimano CN-HG53 9-Sp Shimano CN-HG73 9-Speed Chain Shimano XT HG93 9-Speed Chain, 116 links (really needed 114 links) KMC X9 93 9 Speed Chain, 114 links - measured 112 links is a good fit, 110 fits too on f48/r27, final length should be 112 links (f48/r28)
F/D: Cyclocross Shimano 105 FD-5501-F-S.jpg
Shimano 105 FD-5501-F-S Parts Setup
R/D: Cyclocross Shimano 105 FD-5501-GS.jpg
Shimano 105 RD-5501-GS Black Parts Setup
R/D guide and tension pulley wheels: Cyclocross Shimano Y-5UN 98060.jpg
Y-5UN 98060 and Y-5UN 98070
Headset: Aheadset STS -2K + spacer
Dropout hanger: Cyclocross dh41 dropout hanger.jpgCyclocross dh41 dropout hanger front.png
DH41 Bianchi, Diamondback, Redline - with or without extra lip
Shifters: Cyclocross Shimano 105 ST-5510.jpg
Shimano 105 ST-5510 Black - repair guide
Gear-shift wire: Steel Ø1 mm
Gear-shift housing: Black Ø4 mm, 2x 60 cm front + 1x 32 cm rear
Brake wire: Steel Ø1.5 mm
Brake housing: Black Ø5 mm
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 w/Tektro RX-2 levers
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4 canti-lever Shimano Deore XT BR-M770 M70R2 Alu Cartridge Type Brakes? or Shimano S70C Brake Pads? BBB TechStop BBS-16T brake pads
Handlebar: Cyclocross Easton EA30 round.png
Easton EA30 31.8 mm round
Stem: Cyclocross Easton EA30 stem.jpg
Easton EA30, 31.8x90mm
Easton EA30 4-bolts stem, 31.8x105mm
Grips: Black Cork
Front hub: Cyclocross Shimano Deore M510 Front Hub.jpg
Shimano Deore HB-M510 32h Front Hub
Rear hub: Cyclocross Shimano 105 FH-5501.jpg
Shimano 105 FH-5501 Freehub 32-spoke, 130 mm OLD axle spacing, 45 mm spoke flange diameter - replacement Tiagra FH-4600, 105 FH-5600, 105 FH-5500
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race J-bend stainless 2 mm x 298 mm 14g 32-spokes per rim - 2 mm x 12 mm nipples
Tires: Nokian Ravagozzi Cross 700x35c 35-622 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme Touring Tyre 700x35c 440g Schwalbe Marathon Supreme Road Bike Tyre 700x32c Folding Bead
Rims: Cyclocross open sport rim.jpg
Mavic Open Sport 32-spokes Aluminum Clincher 700C
Tubes: Continental Quality Road Inner Tube 700x28-37C Presta 42mm 140g Continental Tour 28 All Tube 700cx32-47C Presta 42mm
Brake pads: Shimano Exchangable XTR-XT-LX-Deore-DXR M70R2 Brake Pads
Saddle: Cyclocross WTB Rocket V Street Smart.jpg
WTB Rocket V Street Smart
Seatpost: Cyclocross Easton EA30 post.jpg
Easton EA30 post 27.2mm
Seat clamp: Kona Clamp
Cycle computer: None Sigma BC1609 STS - Black Sigma BC812 ATS - Black (returned, too basic)
Color: Orange & Black
Weight: 10.5 kg?

Possible upgrades

  • Mavic, Open Sport, black, 32H, wheel
  • Eyewear:
    • Optic Nerve, Banshee, pearl carbon, 3 lins-set, eyewear
    • Rudy Project, Freeon, carbon/smoke, eyewear
    • Shimano, Galaxy, carbon, eyewear
  • Easton, EA30, 105 mm, stem
  • Easton, EA90 stem [1]
  • Easton, EC90X, fork [2]
  • Easton, EC70 seatpost [3]
  • Scud, SP-R161 Carbon/Alu seatpost [4]
  • Saddle:
    • fi'zi:k Arione saddle
    • Selle Italia, Flite Gel Flow [5]
    • Selle Italia, SLR gel flow [6]
    • Brooks Swift road saddle [7] [8]
  • Tire:
    • Vittoria, Rubino Pro II, 700x23, gul/svart, clincher tire
    • Vittoria, Cross NX, 32-700c tire, white
    • Vittoria, Rubino Pro, 622-23, clincher tire [9]
    • Schwalbe, Marathon Plus or Supreme, 37-622 [10] - heavy, puncture proof
  • Shoes:
    • Sidi Dragon 2 SRS Carbon
    • Shimano M540 padels [11]
  • Blackburn, Airstik Long Neck, minipump

Geometry Jake The Snake

Frame size: 56cm
Head angle: 71.5°
Seat angle: 72.5°
Top tube: 56.3cm
Chain stay: 43.5cm
Head tube: 15cm
BB height: 29cm
Standover: 32.3inch - 82cm




Cyclocross Kona 2005 Catalog.jpg
Cyclocross Kona 2005 Catalog specs.jpg