Kona has a long history of cyclocross racing. We also have a history of making slightly off-the-wall, purpose-driven machines for real riders. Enter the Private Jake. Short chainstays, relatively low BB and a slack head angle, coupled with thru-axles front and rear, create an unmatched ride experience. Did we mention it could be a singlespeed? The single ring-specific frame comes stock with a race-ready Rival One drivetrain and tubeless wheels and tires. Get out there and rip! *Also available as frame/fork kit with front and rear thru axles.
A brand new offering for 2016 season, the Private Jake frame features an adjustable 12×142 rear dropout and a new 15mm fork to provide a capable and versatile package for the privateer racer. The frame features internal routing for the rear derailleur and rear brake, a tapered head tube and PressFit 30 bottom bracket. The frame omits a front derailleur option in favor of shorter chainstays to improve power transfer and handling speed. The frame also makes a great single-speed race rig and has clearance for 40mm tires.