The new Rove for 2019 looks as gentle in the slate grey as it is aggressive in matt black. This reflects it’s personality too: ready to tackle all environments!
“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.” Road.cc
Sticking with the tried and tested combination of a sturdy and capable bike, the Rove is as happy on a long distance road route as it is on a bit of dirt at the weekend. This makes for a reliable commuter bike, which you can also take away from traffic. The gear range is as broad as the Rove is ready to take on all comers, whilst mechanical disk brakes keep it all under control.
Those of us who come from a mountain biking background can be confident that the Rove will hold it all together too: it is lead by the new Project Two fork which started out on the Cinder Cone in 1988.
It is also an outstanding choice for the Cycle to Work Scheme, as there’s enough left over for a decent lock, lights, mudguards and a variety of different accessories you may require on top.
Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
Sizes: 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58cm
Fork: Kona Project Two Aluminum Disc
Crankarms: Fsa Tempo Adventure
Chain: Kmc Z8.1
Freewheel: Shimano Hg50 11-34T 8Spd
F/D: Shimano Claris
R/D: Shimano Claris
Shifters: Shimano Claris
Brake Calipers: Hayes Cx Comp
Front Brake Rotor: Hayes L-Series 160Mm
Rear Brake Rotor: Hayes L-Series 160Mm
Brake Levers: Shimano Claris
Headset: Fsa No.10
Handlebar: Kona Road
Stem: Kona Road
Seatpost: Kona Thumb W/Offset 27.2Mm
Seat Clamp: Kona Clamp
Grips: Kona Cork Tape
Saddle: Kona Road
Front Hub: Formula 100X9Mm
Rear Hub: Formula 135X10Mm
Spokes: Stainless Black 15G Fr / 14G Rr
Rims: Double Wall Alloy
Front Tyre: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Plus W/Puncture Protect 700X35C
Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Plus W/Puncture Protect 700X35C
Paint Colour: Matt Black Or Mint Grey W/ Slate Grey Decals