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Old 06-01-12, 05:58 PM
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Hi everyone,

I've recently dumped my 20+ yr old Redline conquest mtb for a 2012 Kona Jake in hopes of becoming more than the seasonal once or twice a week commuter and more.

So far it's been great! My 9 mile commute time has been cut in half already (I have a hefty uphill (for me)ride home)! I can't believe i rode that tank around for so long.

Went to quite a few LBSs here in Portland and test rode many bikes. Each and every salesperson pointed me towards the "hybrids" - Spec Sirrus, Trek Fx, Jamis Coda, etc. Some were better than others but none of them really inspired me to break out the check book.

Spent quite a bit of time browsing these forums and others and kept hearing about CX bikes. The closest LBS to me (in Portland they're everywhere fortunately) carried the Kona Jake. One test ride and I was hooked! Spent a few hundred more than I thought i would but unlike other high dollar purchases, haven't regretted it one bit!
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Old 06-01-12, 06:03 PM
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Hello bnqcsac,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

You did good.
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Old 06-01-12, 09:38 PM
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Welcome to the forums, grats on the new ride.
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