The 2016 Kona Rove ST truly represents the do-all CX bike. Ride in your local CX race, take a weekend bike tour, do that gravel grinder or just ride it however, wherever. The Rove ST has a deserved cult status among discerning riders and represents the perfect blend of off-road sensibilities with timeless design. One of the bikes that helps keep Kona weird.
“An overwhelmingly positive experience.” –Cycling Active UK
The Rove receives the same fit as Kona’s new CX geometry but with a slightly lower bottom bracket to provide a bit more stability. The bikes are also designed around a slightly larger tire clearance than the CX platform for the road less traveled. The frame borrows a lot of the design cues from the new Sutra and uses the same replaceable hanger and hidden fender eyelets. The fork is also similar and uses a single low rider mount instead of the water-bottle bosses. The new frame and fork is lighter than previous versions and uses a slightly thinner tube set than the Sutra to provide a very smooth and comfortable ride.
- Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
- Wheels: Alex CXD6 Wheelset
- Fork: Kona Project Two
- Crankset: SRAM Rival One
- Drivetrain: SRAM PG1030 11-36t 11-speed
- Cockpit: Kona Road bar, Kona Road stem, Kona cork tape
- Brakes: Hayes CX Expert
- Tires: Clement Xplor’r USH 700x35c
- Saddle: WTB Volt Comp