ROVE
The Rove took the world by storm in 2013. We take our proven Cyclocross race geometry and tweak it for the road less traveled. Slightly longer chainstays and an intelligently drawn dropout allow for larger tires and racks without making the bike handle like a dump truck. For 2014, we’ve gone ahead and added an X9 Type 2 derailleur to eliminate drivetrain mishaps and a 160mm front rotor for extra stopping power. We also drew up a new Wet Bar handlebar with a short reach and shallow flared drops to keep you comfy on those long rough descents. Top it off with some tubeless compatible Alex CXD 7 wheels, and you’re ready to roll. The Kona Rove, bring a light, it’s going to be a long ride.

“It traverses big miles with comfort and confidence.” -Bicycle Times, USA

Frame Material Kona Cromoly Butted
Sizes 47, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61cm
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Project Two Touring
Crankarms SRAM Apex Compact
Chainrings 36/46t
B/B SRAM GXP
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel SRAM PG1030 11-32t 10 spd
Chainguide n/a
F/D SRAM Apex
R/D SRAM X9 Type 2
Shifters SRAM Apex
Brake Calipers Hayes CX Expert
Front Brake Rotor Hayes L Series 160mm
Rear Brake Rotor Hayes L Series 160mm
Brake Levers Sram Apex
Headset FSA No.11
Handlebar Kona Road Bar
Stem Kona XC/Road Light
Seatpost Kona Double Clamp w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Alex CXD7 Wheelset
Rear Hub Alex CXD7 Wheelset
Spokes Alex CXD7 Wheelset
Rims Alex CXD7 Wheelset
Front Tire Freedom Ryder 700x35C
Rear Tire Freedom Ryder 700x35C
Paint Color Matt Raw Steel w/Blue Tint
Extras n/a
sizing chart mm   |   inches
  Size 47 49 53 56 59 61
1 Reach 385 378 380 383 397 407
2 Stack 527 548 574 594 615 627
3 HT Angle 70 70.5 71 71.5 72 72.5
4 HT Length 100 120 145 165 185 195
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
6 ST Length 470 490 530 560 590 610
7 CS Length 435 435 435 435 435 435
8 BB Drop 65 65 65 65 65 65
9 Wheelbase 1018 1025 1031 1036 1051 1060
10 Front Center 592 598 604 609 624 633
11 Fork Length 403 403 403 403 403 403
12 Fork Offset 43 43 43 43 43 43
13 TT Length 520 535 550 565 585 605
14 Standover 758 778 809 833 858 872
  Size 47 49 53 56 59 61
1 Reach 15.16 14.88 14.96 15.08 15.63 16.02
2 Stack 20.75 21.57 22.60 23.39 24.21 24.69
3 HT Angle 70 70.5 71 71.5 72 72.5
4 HT Length 3.94 4.72 5.71 6.50 7.28 7.68
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
6 ST Length 18.50 19.29 20.87 22.05 23.23 24.02
7 CS Length 17.13 17.13 17.13 17.13 17.13 17.13
8 BB Drop 2.56 2.56 2.56 2.56 2.56 2.56
9 Wheelbase 40.08 40.35 40.59 40.79 41.38 41.73
10 Front Center 23.31 23.54 23.78 23.98 24.57 24.92
11 Fork Length 15.87 15.87 15.87 15.87 15.87 15.87
12 Fork Offset 1.69 1.69 1.69 1.69 1.69 1.69
13 TT Length 20.47 21.06 21.65 22.24 23.03 23.82
14 Standover 29.84 30.63 31.85 32.80 33.78 34.33

KONA CROMOLY

For 2014, you'll find the simplicity, strength, comfort, resilience and playfulness of Kona Cromoly interspersed throughout our road- and mountain-bike platforms. Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We’ve never strayed from cycling’s original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.

COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE

Short chainstays and seatstays provide a perfect balance of stability and power transfer when out of the saddle and pedaling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. A more compact rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. The Honzo, Operator and Process 111 are good examples of 2014 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, fun to jump and laterally stiff.

INTERNAL HEADSET

By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called “zero stack”), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. Additionally, the bearings are commonly available angular contact bearings, which are easily and inexpensively replaced. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames. During this warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS

An increasing amount of 2014 Kona models feature the benefits of tubeless compatible rims. Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube + tire systems. For 2014, you’ll find tubeless compatible rims on most of our XC Race Light and Enduro bikes, as well as throughout our Cyclocross and Road platforms.

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FEATURES:

  • Incredibly durable Kona Cromoly Butted frame and Project Two Touring disc fork
  • Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors
  • Shimano SLX/Deore wide-range 3x9 drivetrain with Shimano bar-con shifters
  • Fenders with mud flaps
  • Blackburn pannier racks
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FEATURES:

  • 3-2.5 Ti tubing throughout
  • Frame Sizes: 49, 53, 56, 59, or 61cms
  • 44mm HT designed for tapered steerer forks with external lower cup
  • Proven Kona CX geometry, with 1cm longer chainstays for greater tire clearance
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ROAD: FREERANGE
SUTRA
SUTRA
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • Incredibly durable Kona Cromoly Butted frame and Project Two Touring disc fork
  • Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors
  • Shimano SLX/Deore wide-range 3x9 drivetrain with Shimano bar-con shifters
  • Fenders with mud flaps
  • Blackburn pannier racks
SUTRA
ROVE TI
ROVE TI
VIEW DETAILS

FEATURES:

  • 3-2.5 Ti tubing throughout
  • Frame Sizes: 49, 53, 56, 59, or 61cms
  • 44mm HT designed for tapered steerer forks with external lower cup
  • Proven Kona CX geometry, with 1cm longer chainstays for greater tire clearance
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