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Old 07-05-13, 05:49 PM
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2014 Kona Jake

All of the local shops are out of the 49cm Jakes and may just have to wait until the 2014 comes out. Does anyone know when this might be (later this year or do I have to wait until next year?).

Are there any online retailers that I can check that have cheap shipping?
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Do you mean they don't have them in stock, or they are unable to order one? Or both?
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Later this year. You will be able to order them as soon as the summer is over, and they will be shipping a month or two later. At the worse they will be a perfect Christmas present
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Thanks. Yes, they didnt have my size in stock and said they couldn't order one since their distributor no longer has current year in my size.

Do you know of any online retailers that might have them? I might be willing to wait for the 2014 model if I have to. Does anyone have any info on upgrades or changes from current year?


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Yea they order a certain Batch size of each frame in China, and the big manufacturers
over there ship a bike, in a big seagoing container on a ship to the Coast, port of entry.. .

If they didn't anticipate the sales Number then they run out.

Did you ask The Dealer to see If any of the other Kona Dealers in the region
May have one on their floor to re ship?

It may cost more because There is an additional shipping charge between dealers,
and they may have already assembled it, so has to be Knocked down,
and probably not packed with as much plastic around all the paint and parts as the factory does,

But if you dont want to get to the head of the Queue for the 2014 production batch
that may be a possible solution.

Have the dealer call around to their colleagues .. or look online the Kona Site
may have a dealers in your area link, then You will contact them directly . and ask .

buy from them and they will ship to the dealer near you, to be put back together
and so able to warrantee the assembly was done properly and stand behind it
for the rest of your ownership.

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thanks fietbob for the info. Ill give some dealers a try and hopefully get lucky.
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Also 2013 bikes should be on at least 20-30% discount at this time of the year. Maybe you can get a Jake The Snake 2013 for a price similar to Jake 2014 (if you can live without the disc brakes).
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Other brands you may consider ? or are you locked into that exact make and model ..

Redline is another marque making Cross and commuter cross bikes .. and so on , so forth..

It's a popular category so many Companies try to fill demand.
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Good news,I found a shop that has my size. It's not marked down and probably won't be until a few months when the new ones come in. I'm almost tempted to wait to see if they discount it or if it gets sold, just buy a 2014. Does kona give any info on updates before they release new models?
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They usually post something on their blog just before the new models are released: https://cog.konaworld.com/archives/category/sneakpeeks

FWIW, I got my 2013 Jake in mid-August last year, which was about as soon as I was able to get my hands on one.
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model years in the bike industry don't really work the way they do in cars or really, years at all. it has more to do with the production schedules and shipping dates than anything else.
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