FREERANGE

ROVE

KONA CROMOLY COMPACT REAR TRIANGLE INTERNAL HEADSET 700C WHEELS LIFETIME WARRANTY
The Rove is a relative anomaly in the drop-bar world. We tap into our cyclocross heritage and touring background to come up with a frame design that lives somewhere in the middle. Not quite a CX race bike and not quite a full-on touring rig, the Rove is a bike designed for riding just about everywhere. We use slightly longer chainstays than our CX race geometry to provide more tire clearance and a little more stability. The rear dropout is drawn with racks and fenders in mind. We chose a SRAM X9 Type 2 rear derailleur to provide an even more rugged drivetrain and while eliminating drivetrain snafus. The 160mm front and rear rotors provide ample stopping power for long descents. Make sure you bring plenty of edibles because the Long Sweet Road just got way sweeter.

“A belting all-seasons bike.” –Cycling Active (UK)

  • Hayes CX Expert disc brakes
  • SRAM Apex 10-speed drivetrain with X9 type II RD
  • Alex CXD7 wheelset
  • Clement Xplor’r MSO 40c tires

SPECS

Frame Material Kona Cromoly Butted
Sizes 47, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61cm
Rear Shock n/a
Fork Kona Project Two Touring Disc
Crankarms SRAM Apex Compact
Chainrings 34/48t
B/B SRAM GXP
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel SRAM PG1030 11-32t 10spd
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
Front Brake Rotor Hayes L Series 160mm
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Headset FSA No.11
Handlebar Kona Wet Bar
Stem Kona XC/Road Light
Seatpost Kona Thumb 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 Clement Xplor'r MSO 700x40c
Rear Tire Clement Xplor'r MSO 700x40c
Paint Color Grape w/Off-White & Silver
Extras n/a

TECHNOLOGY

FREERANGE

These are the bikes made to go everywhere, imbued with the ability to turn you into an everywhere riding animal. From the deep snows of wintery climes to the warm sand of beachy ones to the big wild world of singletrack, gravel fire roads and bumpy pavement in between, in our ever-growing Freerange platform you’ll find exceedingly detail-oriented and well-designed bikes able to do it all. Ride free, good cycling person. Ride free.

KONA CROMOLY

For 2015, 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 Kona 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 2015 bikes with incredibly compact rear triangles: quick, aggressive in corners, easy to maneuver and laterally stiff.

INTERNAL HEADSET

The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, 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

New for 2015! Register a new 2015 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE

Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME

When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During 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.

Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.

GEOMETRY

mm   |   inches   |   sizing chart
  Size 18.5 19.3 20.9 22 23.2 24
1 Reach 374 378 380 383 397 407
2 Stack 527 548 573 594 815 627
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 405 405 405 405 405 405
12 Fork Offset 43 43 43 43 43 43
13 TT Length 520 535 550 565 585 605
14 Standover 750 770 800 825 850 865
  Size 18.5 19.3 20.9 22 23.2 24
1 Reach 14.7 14.9 15 15.1 15.6 16
2 Stack 20.7 21.6 22.6 23.4 32.1 24.7
3 HT Angle 70 70.5 71 71.5 72 72.5
4 HT Length 3.9 4.7 5.7 6.5 7.3 7.7
5 ST Angle 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
6 ST Length 18.5 19.3 20.9 22 23.2 24
7 CS Length 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1
8 BB Drop 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
9 Wheelbase 40.1 40.4 40.6 40.8 41.4 41.7
10 Front Center 23.3 23.5 23.8 24 24.6 24.9
11 Fork Length 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9
12 Fork Offset 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
13 TT Length 20.5 21.1 21.7 22.2 23 23.8
14 Standover 29.5 30.3 31.5 32.5 33.5 34.1

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX Asphalt
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 25" - 27" 64 - 69 cm   47 cm 46 cm
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm 49 cm 47/49 cm 46/49 cm
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm 49/52/53 cm 49/53 cm 49/53 cm
5'6" - 5'11" 168 - 180 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 53/54/56 cm 53/56 cm 53/56 cm
5'10" - 6'3" 178 - 190 cm 31" - 33" 79 - 84 cm 56/58/59 cm 56/59 cm 56/59 cm
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 61 cm 61/63cm 61 cm

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric MTB XC All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1" 147 - 155 cm 24" - 27" 61 - 69 cm 13/15 Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm 26" - 29" 66 - 74 cm 13/15/16 Small Small
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm 27" - 30" 69 - 76 cm 13/15/16/17 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'6" - 5'10" 168 - 178 cm 29" - 31" 74 - 79 cm 15/16/17/18 Small/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33" 76 - 84 cm 17/18/19 Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm 32" - 35" 81 - 89 cm 18/19/20/21 Large/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm 33" - 36" 84 - 91 cm 19/20/21/22 Large/XL Large

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