In early October joined Kona in Southern Spain to test Kona’s new Rove line of bikes and more. Check out their first impression of the Roves here or by clicking the image below.

“The question that has to be asked then is this: just what is the new Rove for? In my view, you can do anything on this bike – but the clue is probably in the tyres. Yes, they are high-volume but they are slicks and designated as Road Plus. I would describe this bike as an extension of the road endurance concept – a road bike you can do more on.

Kona hasn’t pushed the boundaries of what is possible with a gravel bike, but they’ve created a bike that is happy across a broad spectrum of riding and perhaps the beginning of the reinvention of the road bike market with a focus towards more versatile and adventurous experiences.”