2013 BIKES : CYCLOCROSS

rove

OVERVIEW

rove
At Kona, we love building specific bikes for specific purposes. We see a cool niche, and we pool our collective creativity to come up with the perfect ride. Our all-new Rove is just that. Designed to be the ultimate cyclocross/gravel-grinding/commuting machine, the Kona Cromoly drop-bar Rove pulls in the utilitarian attributes from our best commuter models, spices it with the efficient and comfortable geometry of our long cyclocross heritage, and dashes it with the awesome compliancy and durability of steel tubing. Outfitted with large tire clearance, eyelets for racks, and disc brakes for great stopping power, the Rove will deliver you come dirt, gravel or asphalt for as many Long Sweet Rides as you dare imagine.

DETAILED SPECS

Frame Material Kona Cromoly Butted
Sizes 47, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61cm
Rear Shock N/A
Fork Kona Project Two Disc
Crankarms Sram Apex Compact
Chainrings 36/46t
B/B Sram GXP
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel Sram PG1030 11-32t 10 spd
F/D Sram Apex
R/D Sram Rival
Shifters Sram Apex
Brake Calipers Hayes CX5
Front Brake Rotor Hayes V5 140mm
Rear Brake Rotor Hayes V5 140mm
Brake Levers Sram Apex
Headset FSA ZST No.11AGY
Handlebar Kona Road Bar
Stem Kona XC/Road Light
Seatpost Kona Double Clamp w/Offset
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Cork Tape
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Front Hub Formula Disc Wheelset
Rear Hub Formula Disc Wheelset
Spokes Formula Disc Wheelset
Rims Formula Disc Wheelset
Front Tire Freedom by WTB Ryder 700x35C
Rear Tire Freedom by WTB Ryder 700x35C
Paint Color Metallic Green w/Black & White
Extras N/A
UNITS SIZE C-T TTH STA HTA RC FC WB FL OF BBD BBH SO HT BBS FD STACK REACH
mm 47cm 470 520 74.5° 70° 435 592 1018 403 43 - 65 288 758 100 68 28.6 527 385
mm 49cm 490 535 74° 70.5° 435 598 1025 403 43 - 65 288 778 120 68 28.6 548 378
mm 53cm 530 550 73.5° 71° 435 604 1031 403 43 - 65 288 809 145 68 28.6 574 380
mm 56cm 560 565 73° 71.5° 435 609 1036 403 43 - 65 288 833 165 68 28.6 594 383
mm 59cm 590 585 73° 72° 435 624 1051 403 43 - 65 288 858 185 68 28.6 615 397
mm 61cm 610 605 72.5° 72.5° 435 633 1060 403 43 - 65 288 872 195 68 28.6 627 407
GEOMETRY LEGEND: FC = Front To Center BBH = Bottom Bracket Height
TTH = Top Tube Horizontal WB = Wheelbase SO = Standover
STA = Seat Tube Angle FL = Fork Length HT = Head Tube Length
HTA = Head Tube Angle OF = Fork Offset BBS = Bottom Bracket Size
RC = Chainstay Length BBD = Bottom Bracket Drop FD = Front Derailleur Clamp Size
REACH = Horizontal Distance from center of BB to the top of the headtube centerline
STACK = Vertical Distance from center of BB to the top of the headtube centerline
Note: All Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice

TECHNOLOGY

KONA CROMOLY

For 2013, 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 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 pedalling hard. Shorter seatstays also have less deflection during braking and accelerate faster than longer stays. The shorter rear triangle also helps the bike to negotiate tight-twisting sections of trail. Our new Entourage short-travel downhill bike is a good example of an incredibly compact rear triangle. Our goal was to create a bike that was easy to jump and trick, and could also corner aggressively. With seatstays measuring just 415mm, we've created one of the most nimble short travel DH bikes in the industry.

INTERNAL HEADSET

By having the headset bearing located inside the headtube (called zero stack), rather than the top and bottom, we are able to achieve a number of advantages when it comes to front-end stiffness, durability and overall riding performance. The major benefit of an internal headset 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

Kona warrants to the original owner that their new Kona bicycle frame purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for the lifetime of ownership by the original owner. This warranty is limited to five years for carbon fiber frames.

During this 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

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