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Kona Rove

Kona Rove
  • Color: Matte Bloodstone
  • Color: Dragonfly Green
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The Rove has become the go-to bike for people all over the world that are itching to just...go! It's spec'd just right, is easy on the eyes—the Rove makes quick work of the commute, gravel trail, or the after-work fitness lap on your local hill. The Rove is the elusive 650x47c steel bike that you can afford. It was cool before cool was cool. It is a bike that wants to ride anywhere YOU want to ride.

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 Kona Cromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve.

More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it's needed.

Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.

12x142mm AXLE
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you'll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

650b wheels and tires have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tire, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tire. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tires means they can be run comfortably at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces. It's the best of both worlds.


Geometry Chart:
ST LENGTH (mm) 480 500 520 540 560 580
TT LENGTH (mm) 515 531 546 562 578 598
REACH (mm) 372 378 383 388 392 400
STACK (mm) 532 551 570 588 607 626
STANDOVER (mm) 735 754 775 794 815 834
HT ANGLE 70.5° 70.5° 71° 71° 71.5° 71.5°
HT LENGTH (mm) 90 110 130 150 170 190
ST ANGLE 75° 74.5° 74° 73.5° 73° 72.5°
CS LENGTH (mm) 435 435 435 435 435 435
BB DROP (mm) 74 74 72 72 70 70
BB HEIGHT (mm) 268 268 270 270 272 272
WHEELBASE (mm) 1016 1029 1036 1048 1054 1068
FRONT CENTER (mm) 592 604 612 623 628 643
FORK LENGTH (mm) 400 400 400 400 400 400
FORK OFFSET (mm) 50 50 50 50 50 50
4'10"–5'1" 48cm
5'0"–5'3" 48–50cm
5'2"–5'7" 48–52cm
5'6"–5'10" 52–54cm
5'9"–6'0" 52–56cm
5'11"–6'2" 54–58cm
6'1"–6'5" 56–58cm


Frame Kona Butted Cromoly
Fork Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0
Hubs Front: Shimano or Formula 100x12mm
Rear: Shimano or Formula 142x12mm (Centerlock)
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires Maxxis Rambler EXO 650x47c
Bottom Bracket Shimano ES300 or Prowheel BB68+
Crankset Shimano Sora or Prowheel
Chainrings 34/50t or 40t
Shifters Shimano Sora
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora or Microshift
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora or Microshift
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano HG400 11-34t 9spd or Microshift Advent X 11-48t
Chain KMC X9 or KMC X10
Brakes Tektro MDC550 Mechanical
Rotors Tektro TR160mm (Centerlock)
Brake Levers Shimano Sora or Microshift
Handlebars Kona Road
Tape/Grips Kona Cork Tape
Stem Kona Road
Headset FSA No.1/No.10
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm
Saddle WTB Volt

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Dragonfly Green / 48cm 841073144365 B22RVS48 20235302312M
Matte Bloodstone / 48cm B36RVS48 20216995981M
Dragonfly Green / 50cm 841073144372 B22RVS50 20235492552M
Dragonfly Green / 52cm 841073144389 B22RVS52 20235526487M
Dragonfly Green / 54cm 841073144396 B22RVS54 20235514899M
Dragonfly Green / 56cm 841073144402 B22RVS56 20235579102M
Dragonfly Green / 58cm 841073144419 B22RVS58 20235631445M
Matte Bloodstone / 58cm B36RVS58 20216592456M