I decided on a cross bike because I'm looking into starting to race cyclocross in the Fall, and these types of bikes are very versatile whether you're racing cross, commuting, or cruising around town. After test riding a handful, I chose the Kona Jake. Why? It was in my price range, has mid-to-upper level components, felt more compact than the others I rode and I trust the Kona name.
I took the bike out for a typical city cruise, and it was so fun! Even though it is an aluminum frame, the bulkier tires make the ride much more comfortable. And I can ride on dirt! I'm looking forward to putting in some in-town miles on this puppy.
|Took the new bike down to Golden Gardens|