2021 Kona

Rove LTD

A steel frame gravel bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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Manufacturer Price

$2,499
FrameSteel
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels650b Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 11
GroupsetGRX 800, GRX 600
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

36 mph

Rove LTD

36 mph

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Reviews
BIKEPACKING.com
Kona Rove LTD Review: Long-Term Roving

Jun 2021 · Joe Cruz

Joe spent six months last year on the Kona Rove LTD and took it on multiple bikepacking trips in New England and countless day rides. Here's the review.

Highs
  • Stable descending, especially with bikepacking bags

  • Premium finish

  • Solid design and spec choices, neither all the fads nor lamentable boomer grouchiness

Lows
  • Stiff

  • Sluggish and dull handling in twisty conditions

  • Not especially a bargain (but not absurd, either)

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Road Bike Action
KONA ROVE LTD GRAVEL BIKE TEST

Apr 2021 · Troy Templin

The Kona Rove LTD remains classic and modern

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road.cc
Kona Rove LTD 2021

Feb 2021 · Stu Kerton

Beautiful ride quality and sweet handling makes the Rove LTD an absolute joy to ride, whatever the terrain

Highs
  • Smooth ride quality

  • Fun yet predictable handling

  • Plenty of mounting points

  • Great braking performance

Lows
  • Some cheaper competition

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Gran Fondo Magazine
Ready for the island – Kona Libre & Kona Rove LTD. in review

Apr 2019 · Stefan Trocha

Hold on – isn’t the head tube way too long for a gravel bike? Kona approaches the gravel concept from a mountain-bike perspective and introduces two new gravel bikes: the Kona Libre and Kona Rove LTD. We took both bikes to Madeira and Porto Santo and gave it some proper gravel! We all know that […]

Highs
  • Superb off-road handling

  • Robust and tough

  • Comfortable riding position

Lows
  • Kona components are solid but standard fare

  • Lacks liveliness and feels too tame on the tarmac

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Bicycling
The Kona Rove NRB DL Is a Mountain Biker’s Road Bike

Apr 2018 · Taylor Rojek

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off.road.cc
Kona Rove NRB

Mar 2018

We first had the chance to ride the Kona Rove NRB at Kona’s drop bar bike launch in Spain just before Christmas. Initial impressions were very positive. Since then, our tester Benedict has had a chance to ride the bike in his native Edinburgh in slightly soggier conditions. How has the bike handled the change? Talking the future of gravel riding with Kona Review: Sonder Camino Al Apex 1 Hydraulic - bargain priced grave/adventure bike Review: Vitus Substance V2 Apex 1 - steel framed, hydro braked gravel bike Let me start by saying that this is a very capable bike.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Kona Butted Cromoly

ColorGloss Metallic Pinot Noir w/ Dusty Rose & Dark Pinot Decals

Fork

Kona Rove Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc

Shock

n/a

Bottom Bracket

Shimano S500 68mm

Headset

FSA No.1/12B/44

Stem

Kona Road Deluxe

Handlebar

Kona Road

Saddle

WTB SL8

Seatpost

Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm

TypeRigid

Pedals

n/a

Grips

Velo Shock-Proof Bar Tape

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano GRX 810

Front Derailleur

Shimano GRX 810

Crank

Shimano GRX 810, 31/48t

Shifters

Shimano GRX 600

Cassette

Shimano 105 11-34t 11spd

Chain

Shimano 11spd

Chain Guide

n/a

Brakes

Shimano GRX 400

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Shimano GRX 600

Wheels
Rims

WTB KOM Light Team i23 TCS 2.0

Spokes

Stainless Black 14g

Front Hub

Shimano 105 100x12mm

Rear Hub

Shimano 105 142x12mm

Tires

Rear: WTB Venture TCS DUAL 650x47c

Disc Rotors

Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock)

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