Bike Profile: Kona Private Jake

My Kona Private Jake is a seriously versatile bike, and probably the most used of 'My Rides'. From commuting to racing; from weekend-blasts to two week tours; the Private is a do-it-all rig.

I haven't changed a huge amount in terms of the specification of the bike, but there have been some subtle tweaks and alterations. Here's how it is currently set up...

Bike Specifications:

  • Frame: Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminium Butted - Medium/Large
  • Fork: Kona Carbon
  • Headset: Full Speed Ahead
  • Stem: Kona Road Deluxe
  • Handlebar: Kona Road
  • Front brake: TRP Sypre disc brakes 160mm rotor
  • Rear brake: TRP Sypre disc brakes 140mm rotor
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM Rival Clutch Mech 11spd
  • Shift levers: SRAM Rival 1X
  • Cassette: SRAM Rival 11-32 11spd
  • Chain: KMC 11spd
  • Crankset: SRAM Rival 
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM Rival
  • Pedals: Shimano M520 pedals
  • Wheelset: Novatec 30 Disc Wheelset 
  • Front tyre: WTB Cross Boss Tubeless
  • Rear tyre: WTB Cross Boss Tubeless
  • Saddle: WTB SL8
  • Seatpost: Kona Thumb w/ Offset
  • Bottle cages: Lifeline Performance Carbon
  • Saddlebag: Arkel Seatpack
  • Other accessories: Lezyne Power GPS, Tate Labs Rain Fly Mudguard

The Kona Private Jake uses SRAM's Rival Road groupset - a 1x11 system

Smart internal cable routing is designed to allow you to comfortably shoulder the bike

The matt black paint finish is super stealth

Bolt-thru axles front and rear

I find the hoods on the Rival group-set very comfortable, both on and off-road

Lezyne accessories match in well with the theme

I've fitted a Tate Labs Rain Fly Mudguard to my bike, for road spray protection


Critical Measurements:

  • A. Effective top tube: 560mm
  • B. Stem length: 80mm
  • C. Saddle tip to bar:
  • D. Saddle tip to brake hood:
  • E. Saddle to floor:
  • F: Bar to floor:
  • G: Saddle height:
  • H: Saddle setback:
  • I: Saddle length: 255mm
  • J: Saddle offset:
  • K: Crank length: 172.5mm


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