What would you change to make this 2013 Kona Jake the Snake an ideal rando/brevet bike? Likely talking about 200-600km self-supported rides, with 500-5000m climbing. Certainly not touring.
Is this even possible? Or maybe is better to go after something different than "upgrading" this particular Kona. I will consider other options if upgrading this bike is too demanding and/or expensive.
The specs and some comments are below. Advice coming from experienced rando/brevet riders will be highly appreciated. Cheers!
Frame Material - Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
Fork - Kona Full Carbon CX
---- The steerer tube is actually steel, so I do not think this actually qualifies as full carbon
Chainset - FSA Gossamer Compact 36/46t
Bottom Bracket - FSA Press Fit BB30
Cassette - Shimano 105 12-28t 10 spd
Front Derailleur - Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra
Shifters - Shimano 105
Brakes - Avid Shorty 6
---- I have to admit that I am not impressed by these brakes
Headset - FSA No.57B
Handlebar - Kona Road Bar
Stem - Kona XC/Road
---- The stem is only 8cm long (49cm size bike)
Seatpost - Kona Double Clamp
Seat Clamp - Kona Clamp
---- The seat post has about 1cm setback. Together with the short stem, it makes for a rather tight cockpit when you compare this with a proper road bike
Wheels – Shimano RS10A
Tyres - Maxxis Mud Wrestler 700x33C
---- Lots of options in terms of tire widths
Also… twin bottle-cage mounts, mudguard eyes and seat stay placed rack mounts.
Edit: geometry is below.