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    Newbie Question about Kona Jake

    Im looking for a new bike. Seems like a cyclo-cross is going to fit my needs, Road bike geometry, wider tires, tough enough for banging around the neighborhood, good ride for a century, fast enough for some sprint triathlons.

    If you disagree please let me know. The problem is I can only go about $800. I also really want cheater brake bars (i think thats what their called, brake levers on the upper part of the handle.)

    I can not find out anywhere if the Kona Jake has these. If so it looks like it would meet all my needs.

    Any comments or thoughts are welcomed.

    Dave

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    go for it - rode a JtS for 4 years before I got my new bike. Great bike although I'd het the wheels checked over by an experienced wheel builder after you've bought it. I had problems with spokes breaking until I replaced the rims. I changed the saddle as well but that's personal preference.

    checked the kona web site - this is in the spec for the JtS
    Extras - Tektro RX 2.0 add-on brake lever
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    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    Thanks about the break lever's from the kona site about the Jake

    Brake Levers Shimano Sora Shimano 105 w/Tektro RX-2

    I just did not know what the textro RX-2 ment.

    cool

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