Hey I am about ready to plunk down 1200 on a 2006 or 2005 Kona Jake the Snake. I was fit for a 56 and gave it a test ride. It was great.
The only thing that I can see that is different between 05 and 06 is the bottom Bracket-- it now has the external BB type of botom bracket, and the color. The '06 is construction-orange w black rear seat stays.
Any reviews from owners out there for these bike(s)? Mainly interested in
Is the crank / bb upgrade worth it?
The 2005 is $1070 and the 2006 is $1200. I love the LBS that caries this, but does anyone see these for less? Also any other simulair bikes for around $1000?
I weigh 184 and won't be junmping this thing, but will use it extensively on rough-ish trails and the road for commuting.