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Old 04-02-05, 07:29 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-02-05, 08:22 PM   #2
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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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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.

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