Rove ST

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.

Kona Dream Builds: The Complete Commuter, David’s Rove St

You know when you’re scrolling through your favorite social media app and a random photo (or more than likely, a photo of a bike) just stops you completely in your tracks? Well David’s Rove ST did it for us. It could have been the stunning stock gloss racing green and bronze paint job, it could have been the skin walls or maybe those stealth black fenders. Really though, we are pretty sure it was a combination of all of the above.

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David purchased his Rove ST as a frameset and built it up into the dialed bike you see here. Photos are a little scarce but he did slide us just enough to show off some of the cooler build details. Kicking off with the cockpit, the bike is sporting Salsa Wood Chipper bars, wrapped with Easton’s classic camo bar tape and mounted on a timeless Thomson Elite stem, the final touch being a Nitto front rack.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Wheels are 700c carbon Eclypse’s shod with Soma 38m Supple Vitesse’s. Braking is courtesy of TRP’s flat mount Spyre C cable actuated brakes.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Those rad black fenders are from Velo Orange and keeping the build functional and modest David opted for a Shimano Tiagra 10 speed drivetrain.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

The Brooks Cambrian C17 pops up all the time on Roves and Sutra’s for good reason, it’s one comfy and durable all-weather saddle, plus it’s just the perfect marriage of Brooks classic styling and the modern world. The C17 sits atop a carbon Ritchey seat post.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

And then the whole bike is rounded off with a pair of super classy copper Tanaka bottle cages.

Is there anything you’d do different if this was your steel Rove?

Kona Rove ST … Jetzt mit Steckachsen und mehr Reifenfreiheit

Rove ST

Der ehrwürdige Stahlabenteurer ist zurück und bietet neben den geschmeidigen Fahreigenschaften von Stahlrahmen erlesene Komponenten mit riesigem Potenzial. In diesem Jahr bekommt das Rove ST ein CroMoly-Rahmenset mit Flat-Mount- und Steckachsenaufnahmen, sowie mehr Reifenfreiheit an den Kettenstreben, damit noch breitere Reifen reinpassen. Die großen alten Schotterreifen? Jupp. Umstellung auf großvolumige 650B Reifen? Gern. Das Rove ST behält seine SRAM Rival 1×11 Schaltung mit der großen Übersetzungsbandbreite, sowie die Tubeless-ready-Felgen und -Reifen. Wohin wird dich das Rove ST bringen? Das hängt ganz von dir ab.








Kona Rove ST… Now with Thru-Axles and More Tire Clearance

With new Kona models arriving in your local bike shop over the next couple of weeks, we’re doing a series of posts here on the Cog to introduce the new bikes. Keep an eye here all week for rad new bikes and updates to current models. Next up: the venerable steel Rove, further modernized…

Rove ST

Our venerable steel adventurer is back, offering that smooth steel ride and a great parts spec in a package with a whole lot of potential. This year the Rove ST gets flat mount disc brakes and thru-axles on its cromoly frame and fork, as well as more tire clearance at the chainstays to let you squeeze even more tire into it. Big ol’ gravel tires? Yep. High volume 650b conversion? Sure. The Rove ST keeps its wide-range SRAM Rival 1×11 drivetrain, and tubeless-ready wheels and tires. Where will the Rove ST take you? That’s up to your imagination.








Keep an eye here on the Cog and on Konaworld.com for new models arriving at Kona dealers every day!

Kona Rove ST… Ora con perno passante e spazio per copertoni più grandi

Kona Rove ST… Ora con perni passanti e possibilità di pneumatici più grandi

Rove ST

La nostra venerabile avventuriera d’acciaio è tornata, con la morbida sensazione dell’acciaio, una componentistica di alto livello ed un enorme potenziale. Quest’anno la Rove ST ha freni a disco flat mount e perni passanti sul telaio e la forcella di acciaio cromoly, così come spazio per copertoni più grandi. I cari vecchi copertoni da gravel? Si! Pneumatici 650b a sezione larga? Certo! La Rove ST mantiene il suo gruppo SRAM Rival 1×11 ad ampia escursione e ruote e copertoni tubeless ready. Dove ti porterà la Rove ST? Dipende dalla tua immaginazione.








 

Kona Rove ST…. Ahora con Ejes Pasantes y más despeje para neumáticos

Rove ST

La venerable aventurera de acero ha vuelto, con ese andar suave del acero y una gran selección de componentes, se presenta como una opción con mucho potencial. Este año la Rove ST recibe anclajes tipo flat mount para frenos de disco y ejes pasante en su horquilla y punteras de acero, y una transmisión con rango de marchas amplio SRAM 1x11v, también recibe ruedas y neumáticos tubeless ready. ¿Donde te llevará la Rove ST?  eso queda para tu imaginación








Keep an eye here on the Cog and on Konaworld.com for new models arriving at Kona dealers every day!