Daily Archives: 05/01/2019

Gran Fondo Magazine Reviews the Libre and Rove ST.

Stefan Trocha of Gran Fondo Magazine spent ample time aboard the Libre and the Rove ST in Madeira and had positive reviews about both bikes.

The Kona Libre is the ideal choice for mountain bikers who want a bike with dropper-bars but don’t want to lose the familiar riding characteristics of a mountain bike.”

“The Rove LTD loves long distances, gravel tracks, and demanding terrain. Despite the steel frame and progressive geometry that goes beyond the usual gravel and racing standards, the handling is nimble and sporty. The harmony of the steel Reynolds tubing and stiff carbon fork provides great acceleration. This superb package offers countless possibilities as a commuting bike, touring companion and even a racey gravel-rig. The Rove LTD is an attractive option for those who want to do it all and also love embarking on adventures from time to time.”

To read the full review head on over to Gran Fond’s site.

Bicycling Magazine Recommend The Kona Dew E

Bicycling Magazine has started publishing their Editors Choice awards and our Dew-E commuter earned a coveted Recommended award in their The Best E-Bikes You Can Buy Right Now” .

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

“The Dew-E packs functionality and fun into a rather traditional and conservative package. Front and rear fenders, integrated Busch & Müller front and rear lights, and a built-in Abus wheel lock make this a very practical commuter bike. An 11-34, 9-speed cassette and 1.75-inch tires provide versatility: You’ll ride smoothly over rough city streets and zip down gravel bike paths with confidence. Front and rear rack mounts also give you the chance to outfit this bike for carrying more cargo or supplies for a longer day on the bike.”

Join the 2019 Swift Campout and Win a Rove ST!

It’s May, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere that means that summer is oh-so-close! To celebrate, we’ve partnered with Seattle-based Swift Industries on their 2019 Swift Campout taking place on June 22!

What is the Swift Campout?
The Campout is a global call to everyone interested in bikepacking to pack their bags (and bikes) and camp out on June 22nd. Bike shops all over the world host campouts that you can join, or you can create your own camp. The first step is to register here on the Swift Campout website. As an awesome bonus, we’ve partnered with Swift to give away one super custom Rove ST to a lucky camper registered through their website! So, if nothing else, at least enter to win the bike!

When and Where is This Happening?
The Swift Campout is worldwide. You can literally participate anywhere you want. Have a neighborhood gravel grind with an excellent view? That works. Have a mega-adventure in mind that will reward you after 9 grueling hours in the saddle? Go for it! You’ll enter all of your details on the Swift website and they’ll publish routes you can join too! Check out their map room feature to see your ride show up live or follow along with other campers!

The website is full of all kinds of tips and tricks to help hone in hour bikepacking set up. They’ve also got cool Swift gear for sale too! If you’re looking to connect with others that are a part of the campout, be sure to search #Swiftcampout on Instagram! Need a little more help? Check out our recently published article on bikepacking tips too!