6061 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
Allows a wider tyre running lower pressures to be used, meaning this bike can tackle tougher terrain.
The swiss army knife of drop-bar bikes
Sometimes we hit a crossroads where the pavement ends and the dirt begins. Enter the Rove NRB. 650b wheels, a carbon flat mount disc fork and mechanical disc brakes mean that transition from pavement to dirt is 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 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.
|frame||Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|sizes||46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|fork||Kona Full Carbon Flat mount CX Race Disc|
|bb||SRAM GXP 68mm|
|freewheel||SRAM PG1130, 11-42t, 11spd|
|rear derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|brake callipers||TRP Spyre C|
|brake rotors||TRP TR160 160mm|
|brake levers||Sram Apex|
|headset||FSA Orbit 1.5ZS SC|
|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|
|front tyre||WTB Horizon Road Plus TCS 650x47c (650x40c size 46)|
|rear tyre||WTB Horizon Road Plus TCS 650x47c (650x40c size 46)|
|paint colour||Gloss charcoal blue w/ copper and dark grey decals|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|SIZES||46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58|
|Fork||Kona Full Carbon Flat mount CX Race Disc|
|BB||SRAM GXP 68mm|
|FREEWHEEL||SRAM PG1130, 11-42t, 11spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Brake Callipers||TRP Spyre C|
|BRAKE ROTORS||TRP TR160 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Sram Apex|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5ZS SC|
|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|
|FRONT TYRE||WTB Horizon Road Plus TCS 650x47c (650x40c size 46)|
|REAR TYRE||WTB Horizon Road Plus TCS 650x47c (650x40c size 46)|
|Paint colour||Gloss charcoal blue w/ copper and dark grey decals|
|6061 aluminium||6061 delivers fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides|
|Choose your adventure||On-road, off-road, gravel, touring, bikepacking – the Rove is the bike of all drop bar trades|
|650b tyres||Allows a wider tyre running lower pressures to be used, meaning this bike can tackle tougher terrain.|