Combining the best of road bike and mountain bike technologies, the Kona Libre (2019) Adventure Road Bike gives you the ultimate machine for conquering every ride.
|Number of gears:||22|
|Frame:||Kona Race Light Carbon|
|Fork:||Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc|
|Wheel Size:||650c (571)|
|Brakes:||Shimano 105 Flat Mount, Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock) rotors, Shimano 105 levers|
|Brake Callipers:||Shimano 105 Flat Mount|
|Cassette:||Shimano 105 11-34t 11spd|
|Stem:||Kona Road Deluxe|
|Seat Post:||Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm|
|Saddle:||WTB SL8 Pro|
|Tyres:||WTB Byway TCS 650x47c|
This adventure road bike features a strong carbon frame and fork construction, which allows you to benefit from its incredible stiffness without any unnecessary weight. Coming equipped with a Shimano 105 2x11 drivetrain, you'll also enjoy its maximum gear range while its WTB 650b tubeless ready wheels provide ample clearance for your favourite tyres.
Kona Carbon: 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.
Integrated Headset: Integrated headsets are simple, light and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are actually part of the head tube, and they are either machined away and left with the head tube, bonded (carbon), or welded in with steel or alloy. Like an internal headset, an integrated headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
Tapered Headtube: 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.
650b Wheels: 650b wheels and tires have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tire, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tire. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tires means they can be run comfortably at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces. It’s the best of both worlds.
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Born in the deep forests of Vancouver, British Columbia in 1988, Kona has since gone on to become one of the most influential bicycle manufacturers in the world, known for it’s innovations in mountain bike design, creative marketing and now, road and commuter offerings.
Named for the breezy trade winds that keep the Hawaiian Islands lush and tropical, throughout the company’s 28-year history, their designers have always believed that technology isn’t about creating new confusing acronyms and high-tech principles that may or may not help a bike to ride better. Quite often it’s the simplest innovations that enable the greatest improvements.
With offices in Vancouver, BC, Bellingham, Washington, and Geneva, Switzerland, and a staff that lives and breathes riding bikes, today Kona is perhaps best known for its blend of modern technology and creative thought. One of the most notable innovations of 2014, one that garnered them an incredible amount of attention, was the simple idea of rider fit, best viewed in the geometry and design of their incredibly successful line of Process enduro bikes.
A lot of the company’s most noteworthy technology comes in the form of its undying attention to detail. From steel to carbon fiber to titanium, refined aluminum alloys through to Scandium 69, Kona features perfected bicycle models ranging from Kids’ cyclocross bikes to World Cup downhill race machines, stylish inner city commuters to flat-out, perfectly priced road bikes. Still owned by its original founders, Kona is one of cycling’s great success stories.
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