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    Jake the Snake

    Hi,

    I was looking into buying a Jake the Snake and may have sourced one at a pretty reasonable price. What i was wondering though is, is there much difference between the earlier models (1998-2001) compared to the more recent (2002-2004). I ask because i think i can get a second hand Jake the Snake but i'm pretty sure it is an earlier model.

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    Hi,
    try and take it to a bike shop that sells Kona; any bike shop will do in a pinch. They can tell you both what shape it's in, and how old it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycorower
    I was looking into buying a Jake the Snake and may have sourced one at a pretty reasonable price. What i was wondering though is, is there much difference between the earlier models (1998-2001) compared to the more recent (2002-2004). I ask because i think i can get a second hand Jake the Snake but i'm pretty sure it is an earlier model.
    I did a bit of a research on a 2000 Jake The Snake just this last week...
    and for any specs I could not find on KONA website (under TECH AREA) I went to EPINIONS or just e-mailed them at tech@konaworld.com !
    Also, ROADBIKEREVIEW gives you an idea on how riders like the bike!

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    I had a 2001 jake the snake and loved it. some of the components have changed but are of equal quality. I personally like the paint schemes on the earlier jakes. mine was silver and black with the hawaiian theme lettering. if you can get a good deal on any jake bike dont hesitate. they are very fun and fast. better than most aluminum frame cross bikes.

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    the frame is only easton ultralite from 2002 on. prior to that, it was generic kona 7005 aluminum. the 2001 jts was mostly sora components; they were mostly 105 in 2000... before that, i can't remember...
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