Kona Unpacked: Elliot's Kona Rove DL

Kona Rove DL with Apidura Frame Bags in front of a wooden wall

It’s been a while since we brought you a Kona Unpacked bike feature, in fact, we’ve only really brought you one and that was Colt Fetters epic Hei Hei CR DL. Well, we are bringing them back and we are kicking things off with Elliot’s Rove DL. Elliot has had a variety of bag setups on his Rove, from Blackburn Outpost bags to Kiwi brand Aeroe, but its latest incarnation is this dialed Apidura kit.

Kona Rove with an Apidura Expedition full-frame pack in the main triangle

Elliot’s Rove is running an Apidura Expedition full-frame pack in the main triangle, it gets loaded up with water, food, spares and his MSR cooker.

Kona ROve DL with Apidura’s Expedition saddle bag.

Out back Elliot stores his Thermarest and sleeping bag in Apidura’s Expedition saddle bag. The bungy cords are utilized for wet weather gear in winter. 

Kona Rove with Apidura Expedition handlebar bag.

The Expedition handlebar bag fits between the stock Rove bars with a couple of extra rolls for clearance from the shifters. The bag stores clothes and Elliots tent fly.

Elliot really only uses this Rove for long weekend trips and finds that his phone charger and a couple of snacks fit in the Apidura Tube bag and full size Nalgene bottle fits snuggly in the Food Pouch.

Kona Unpacked patch on wood

Want to see your Kona bike packing setup featured here and on our social media channels? Just submit your bike via email to unpacked@konaworld.com with a full set of photos (the more the merrier) of your bike and a write-up letting us know what goes where. If the photos pass our quality control, not only will your bike get featured, but you will receive a an exclusive UNPACKED patch, it doesn't matter where you are in the world!

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