The Rove LTD is back and better than ever. This gorgeous Butted Cromoly frame features a tapered headtube and our Rove Verso Full Carbon flat mount disc fork with the ability to carry a host of gear. Shimano's GRX 810 drivetrain and brakes keep this beast running like a dream during nasty, muddy conditions. WTB KOM Light Team i23 TCS rims and Venture TCS dual 650B x 47 tires help keep the rubber side down when things get tricky. The Rove LTD is the perfect blend of function and aesthetics and is ready for your next adventure.
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.
Tapered Head Tube
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 Compatible Rims
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, 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 dimension of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted..
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.
|Frame||Kona Butted Cromoly|
|Fork||Kona Rove Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc|
Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||WTB KOM Light Team i23 TCS 2.0|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
|Tires||WTB Venture TCS DUAL 650B x 47|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX 810|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano S500 68mm|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX 810|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX 810|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 105 11-34T 11spd|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 810|
|Tape/Grips||Velo Shock-Proof Bar Tape|
|Stem||Kona Road Deluxe|
|Brake Levers||Shimano GRX|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX 810 w/Shimano RT54 160mm Center Lock rotors|
|Seat Post||Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.