Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Ride a bike
    Reputation: PedalDriven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Widest tire on Jake the Snake

    Anyone know what's the widest tire I can put on my (09) Jake the Snake with stock carbon fork? I'm currently riding on Kenda SB8 (35C) and on occasion I'll slap on a set of Kommandos also in 35C. After CX season is over I want to stuff the widest tire possible for some trail riding. I don't mind clipping off a bit of side knobbies if this will get them to fit and work.


  2. #2
    Ride a bike
    Reputation: PedalDriven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by 350plus View Post
    Here is a 2009 Kona Jake the Snake.

    It's got a Panaracer Firecross 45 in the front and a Racing Ralph 32 in the rear. Would like to have the Firecross mounted in both ends, but the frame is quite tight. So it's about 1/2 monstercross.

    Handles quite well in the trail, and goes really fast in smooth surfaces.
    Well, I found this in a monstercross thread. He is running an upgraded fork but the info will point me to the right direction.


  3. #3
    the half breed devil
    Reputation: shekky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    i have run 42s on straight the stock forks sold with schwinn and GT 'cross bikes.

    the best i've done in the rear is a 38 on the schwinn and a 40 on my GT.

    i'll bet you can run forties on both ends of your rig no problem.

    the clearance with the 38 on the schwinn was MINIMAL at best. the tire used to run the drive side chainstay under load. here's a pic:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Widest tire on Jake the Snake-3240519160_af68273aeb_b.jpg  

    Last edited by shekky; 12-06-2011 at 08:51 PM. Reason: add photo

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    I run 40c Schwalbe Marathons during the summer on my '08 JTS.
    I am ridic.

Similar Threads

  1. Jake the Snake / Major Jake sizing
    By Rottenmac in forum Kona
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-26-2010, 06:45 AM
  2. Anybody have a Kona Jake the Snake?
    By CommuterBoy in forum Commuting
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-26-2008, 02:05 PM
  3. Jake The Snake
    By Little Willy in forum Kona
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-29-2007, 01:41 PM
  4. Anybody have a Jake the Snake?
    By bikeboyjeff in forum Kona
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-16-2004, 06:52 PM
  5. looking for 58 cm jake the snake
    By velosapiens in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-24-2004, 06:21 PM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.