Do-it-all bikes are the bomb. Such is the Kona Rove AL Bike 2017. On the one hand, it's a cyclocross bike. Go race it. But also load it up with bags and stuff and take that weekend tour. It's perfect for that. It’s also perfect for the gravel grinder you've had on the bucket list. Got an errand to run? Here's the bike for that. With what is essentially that CX build, but a slightly lower bottom bracket than usually found on those bikes, the Rove will be that much more stable. It's also got even greater tire clearance than you'll find on 'cross bikes, because sometimes you want to roll really fat rubber. You'll spy a replaceable derailleur hanger on there which is good because things happen, and the hidden fender eyelets are in place for the rainy season. The low rider mount in the front is there for modern carrying tendencies.
This frameset is a Kona aluminum chasis with an aluminum fork aswell. Important build parts are Shimano Claris drivetrain, Hayes disc brakes, and Schwalbe puncture protection tires. This bike knows no bounds. Let it teach you no bounds, too.
Kona aluminum frame is strong and light
Shimano Claris drivetrain provides precision shifting, and huge gear range
Hayes disc brakes are powerful stoppers in any condition
This is my first gravel bike, so I don’t have anything to compare it to. But so far I really enjoy the Rove. It did seem like the shifting was a little screwy on my first ride but I’m sure that can be fixed with some adjusting. I’m excited to get more rides in this summer!
Excellent bang-for-buck but asking for weight to be shed
The build as-is is tight 4000 pounds but it is a sharp and comfortable ride. Chris will get the job done for my wife for the time being but the first thing to be upgraded will be the wheelset. Very surprised by the Hayes mechanical brakes. They are remarkably stronger than I remember. Overall, a great bang for buck.
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