The Rove series from Kona has become synonymous with adventure. Four models offer 1x and 2x drivetrains, steel and aluminum options, and numerous price points. With so many variations, there’s a perfect Rove for you no matter what you’re after.
Perhaps you’re gravel-curious, but not quite sure of how often you’ll really want to push your limits off the paved road. That, my friend, is what the Kona Rove 650 is here for. It’s the road biker’s gravel/touring/do-it-all steed. It welcomes bigger tire clearance and more comfortable geometry. It provides everything you need for a fast, comfortable ride and nothing you don’t. It's affordable, high quality and truely versatile.
It’s the perfect bike for commuting, partaking in weekend warrior adventures, gravel rides, cycle trails or diving deeper into longer tours.”
- Albert Einstein (probably)
A bike that works so well for so many riders, in so many different situations, deserves multiple build options. With classic lines and aesthetics across all 4 models, the Rove comes with either an aluminium (AL) or steel (CRMO) frame. As the price increases, so to does the component spec, from Shimano Claris 2x8-speed on the Rove AL to Shimano GRX 2x11-speed on the Rove LTD.
To help make sense of the different models, we've highlighted the key feature differences below.
The do-it-all bike at a price that won't break the bank. Made from 6061 Aluminium, a tough, durable, light alloy. The Rove AL makes for a great commuter or an entry to longer tours or gravel missions.
The Rove has become the go-to bike for people all over the world that are itching to just... go! It’s spec’d just right, is 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 Rove is the elusive 650x47c steel bike that you can afford. It was cool before cool was cool. It is a bike that wants to ride anywhere YOU want to ride.
You’re looking for a smooth ride across mixed terrain. You’re a fan of steel. You have discerning taste but aren’t caught up in trends. You want a bike that looks good, rides great, and will last you a lifetime. You’re the person that buys a great product at a great price. Look no further than the Rove DL. It’s been a workhorse for years. Inspired by mountain biking, but decidedly more touring oriented, the Rove DL checks all the boxes for functionality, comfort, and style.
The Rove LTD is everything you’d expect from a bike made for going the distance across mixed surfaces. This gorgeous Butted Cromoly frame features a tapered headtube, our Rove Verso Full Carbon flat mount disc fork with the ability to carry a host of gear. You can’t find a bike this pretty with spec this nice at this price. It’s a bike afficionado’s value bike. The Rove LTD is the perfect blend of function and aesthetics and is ready for your next adventure.
The foundation of the Rove is durability and versatility, making it truely a do-all bike. Don't believe us? Watch below. A last-minute bikepacking trip with friends turned into a weekend Eggstravaganza! A dog, a bunch of buddies, an unexpectedly perfect dozen eggs, sweet gravel bikes, excellent weather and rad singletrack—what more can you ask for? This trip had no plan, but sometimes those are the adventures that stick with us most. Featuring a Rove DL and Rove AL 650.
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