A Kona carbon frame puts the highest emphasis on performance by putting the right fibres in the right places
Ride on the gravel, road, singletrack… it’s your choice of adventure with the Libre
Integrated headset improves stem and bar height adjustability, providing the best possible fit
Increased puncture resistance and run lower tyre pressures for a more comfortable ride.
The quintessential drop-bar adventure bike
The 2020 Libre comes packed with everything you need for the ultimate adventure. A gorgeous Kona Race Light Carbon frame is stocked with a SRAM Rival 1 11-speed drivetrain, brakes and shifters, and a Kona Verso full carbon flat mount disc fork. The Libre also features WTB KOM Light Team i25 700c rims and WTB Riddler 700x45c tyres for fast-rolling efficiency across any terrain.
Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fibre has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, Kona places its efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibres are in the right places. The company's designers work very closely with its manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that Kona expects from its bikes.
Integrated headsets are simple, light and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are 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 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 142 outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted.
|frame||Kona Race Light Carbon|
|sizes||46, 49, 51, 54, 55|
|fork||Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc|
|b/b||SRAM GXP PF|
|freewheel||SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd|
|rear derailleur||SRAM Rival 1|
|shifteres||SRAM Rival 1|
|brake callipers||SRAM Rival 1|
|front brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 160mm|
|rear brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 160mm|
|brake levers||SRAM Rival 1|
|stem||Kona Road Deluxe|
|seatpost||Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm|
|seat clamp||Kona Clamp|
|grips||Kona Cork Tape|
|saddle||WTB SL8 Pro|
|front hub||Formula 100x12mm (centrelock)|
|rear hub||Formula 142x12mm (centrelock)|
|spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
|rims||WTB KOM Light Team i25 TCS|
|tyres||WTB Riddler TCS DUAL 700x45c|
|paint colours||Gloss Polar Silver w/ Olive and Silver-Grey decals|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||Kona Race Light Carbon|
|SIZES||46, 49, 51, 54, 55|
|Fork||Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc|
|B/B||SRAM GXP PF|
|FREEWHEEL||SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Rival 1|
|Shifteres||SRAM Rival 1|
|Brake Callipers||SRAM Rival 1|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM Centreline 160mm|
|Rear brake rotor||SRAM Centreline 160mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Rival 1|
|Stem||Kona Road Deluxe|
|Seatpost||Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm|
|SEAT CLAMP||Kona Clamp|
|GRIPS||Kona Cork Tape|
|Saddle||WTB SL8 Pro|
|FRONT HUB||Formula 100x12mm (centrelock)|
|REAR HUB||Formula 142x12mm (centrelock)|
|SPOKES||Stainless Black 14g|
|RIMS||WTB KOM Light Team i25 TCS|
|TYRES||WTB Riddler TCS DUAL 700x45c|
|Paint colours||Gloss Polar Silver w/ Olive and Silver-Grey decals|
|Kona carbon||A Kona carbon frame puts the highest emphasis on performance by putting the right fibres in the right places|
|Handy hybrid||Ride on the gravel, road, singletrack… it’s your choice of adventure with the Libre|
|Optimal fitting||Integrated headset improves stem and bar height adjustability, providing the best possible fit|
|Tubeless Compatible||Increased puncture resistance and run lower tyre pressures for a more comfortable ride.|
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