I am looking to buy a kona Jake the snake, but i have been put off, i asked a mate today what he thought of them (he rides cross for a local shop) he said steer clear, he knows a guy who broke three kona cx frames in a season, now i happen to know this guy rides a yeti full susser with full xtr and a specialized epic s-works so i'm guessing he broke a kona major jake. obviously this frame is scandium and will have thinner walls than the jake the snake, this guy could be a violent rider, he could weigh 300lbs?
cutting to the chase, what i want to know is has anyone on this forum ever heard of or borken a kona jake or jake the snake? I usually stick to steel but in the UK there are very limited steel cross bikes available and none of them fit the bill like the jake does. i will mainly ride it on the road with th occassional foray into the woods, it will be my do it all tourer/commuter/winter bike.
by the way i weight 135lbs, and am 5' 10"
any help would be much appreciated