Stylish, agile, dependable and very affordable, the Kona Rove Gravel Bike is ideal for commuting, fitness, gravel and trail riding and is kitted out with a superb Shimano 2x9-Speed drivetrain aboard a quality Chromoly frameset.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||18|
|Cable Routing:||Internal & External Mix|
|Frame:||Kona Butted Chromoly|
|Fork:||Kona Project Two Chromoly Disc|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||27.5" (650b)|
|Brake Type:||Cable Disc Brake|
|Brake Callipers:||Tektro C550|
|Chainset:||Shimano Sora 50/34T|
|Cassette:||Shimano HG400 11-34T, 9-Speed|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Kona Cork Tape|
|Seat Post:||Kona Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm|
|Tyres:||WTB Venture Comp DUAL 650x47c|
The Rove has become the go-to bike for people all over the world that are itching to just. Affordable, spec’d just right, and easy on the eyes, the Rove makes quick work of the commute, gravel trail, or the after-work fitness lap on your local hill. The all-new Rove gets a serious makeover with a gorgeous Chromoly frame and Project Two Chromoly disc fork. Running a 9-speed Shimano Sora drivetrain, Tektro Dual Piston disc brakes, and WTB rims and tyres, the Rove is ready to roll.
Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. Kona has never strayed from cycling’s original material and has worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Chromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.
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.
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
Tubeless rims allow for tyres with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tyre pressure, which provides better tyre grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tyre systems.
650b wheels and tyres have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tyre, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tyre. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tyres 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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