FRAME WITH KONA CARBON CROSS FORK AND KONA THRU AXLES
The frame-only Major Jake can be built as the perfect bike for the serious racer that is still looking for something they can take on long cross-training rides.
Kerry Werner and Rebecca Fahringer have both ridden it to numerous podiums over the years. A full carbon frame and fork make light work of climbs and punchy, steep obstacles. Whether you build it up as a World Cup-worthy pinner or your daily commuter, we’re sure it’ll be one of the most fun bikes you ever ride.
Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fiber has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, we place our efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibers are in the right places. Our designers work very closely with our manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that we expect from our bikes.
Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.