More girth at the bottom of the head tube helps eliminate brake shudder while providing confident steering performance
Can be run at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces
Kona 6061 aluminium delivers fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides
On-road, off-road, gravel, touring, bikepacking – the Rove is the bike of all drop bar trades
Adventure-ready drop-bar bike
Sometimes we hit a crossroads where the pavement ends and the dirt begins.
Enter the Rove NRB. 650b wheels, Kona's new carbon, flat-mount disc fork (featuring tons of mounting options) and mechanical disc brakes make the transition from pavement to dirt seamless.
Couple those features with a SRAM Apex 1x drivetrain, and the Rove NRB is begging to take you away from your traditional route and into territories unexplored.
Kona 6061 aluminium
Kona 6061 aluminium is a tough, durable, light alloy, delivering fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of the tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so that Kona can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.
Bearing cups are pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
Tapered head tube
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 – maximising bearing durability where it’s needed.
Tubeless compatible rims
Tubeless rims allow for tyres with more puncture resistance and offer the ability to run lower tyre pressure, which provides better grip on the trail. They also lower rolling resistance and save weight over traditional tube and tyre systems.
12x142mm rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: The 12mm diameter provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142mm outer hub diameter allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted.
650b wheels and tyres have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting version, 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.
|sizes||46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|fork||Kona Rove Verso full carbon, flat mount disc|
|bb||SRAM GXP 68mm|
|freewheel||SRAM PG1130, 11-42t, 11spd|
|rear derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|brake callipers||TRP Spyre C|
|front/rear brake rotor||TRP TR160 160mm|
|brake levers||Sram Apex|
|seatpost||Kona Thumb w/ offset, 31.6mm|
|seat clamp||Kona Clamp|
|grips||Kona Cork Tape|
|saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|front hub||Formula 100x12mm|
|rear hub||Formula 142x12mm|
|spokes||Stainless black, 14g|
|rims||WTB Asym i23 TCS|
|tyres||WTB Horizon Road Plus TCS 650x47c (650x40c size 46)|
|paint colour||Gloss deep red w/ warm gold and dark silver decals|
|frame||Kona 6061 Aluminium Butted|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|SIZES||46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|Fork||Kona Rove Verso full carbon, flat mount disc|
|BB||SRAM GXP 68mm|
|FREEWHEEL||SRAM PG1130, 11-42t, 11spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Brake Callipers||TRP Spyre C|
|Front/rear brake rotor||TRP TR160 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Sram Apex|
|Seatpost||Kona Thumb w/ offset, 31.6mm|
|SEAT CLAMP||Kona Clamp|
|GRIPS||Kona Cork Tape|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|FRONT HUB||Formula 100x12mm|
|REAR HUB||Formula 142x12mm|
|SPOKES||Stainless black, 14g|
|RIMS||WTB Asym i23 TCS|
|TYRES||WTB Horizon Road Plus TCS 650x47c (650x40c size 46)|
|Paint colour||Gloss deep red w/ warm gold and dark silver decals|
|FRAME||Kona 6061 Aluminium Butted|
|Girthy benefits||More girth at the bottom of the head tube helps eliminate brake shudder while providing confident steering performance|
|650 wheels||Can be run at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces|
|Durable frame||Kona 6061 aluminium delivers fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides|
|Versatility||On-road, off-road, gravel, touring, bikepacking – the Rove is the bike of all drop bar trades|
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