The Libre has taken the drop bar world by storm. Its fast, light, and utilitarian characteristics make it the ultimate drop bar bike. Pavement, gravel, and singletrack are no match for this carbon beauty. Pulling from the Rove and Sutra lineage, the Libre and Libre DL feature wheel size interchangeability, competitive spec, and the ability to carry as much gear as you can imagine. Stealthy lines and eye-catching paint jobs round out one of the hottest adventure bikes available. The 2020 Libre comes packed with everything you need for the ultimate adventure. A gorgeous Kona Race Light Carbon frame is stocked with a SRAM Rival 1 11-speed drivetrain, brakes, and shifters, and a Kona Verso full carbon flat mount disc fork. The Libre also features WTB KOM Light Team i25 700c rims and WTB Riddler 700 x 45c tires for fast-rolling efficiency across any terrain.
You're looking for a smooth ride across mixed terrain. You're a fan of steel. You have discerning taste but aren't caught up in trends. You want a bike that looks good, rides great, and will last you a lifetime. You're the person that buys a great product at a great price. Look no further than the Rove DL. It's been a workhorse for years. Inspired by mountain biking, but decidedly more touring oriented, the Rove DL checks all the boxes for functionality, comfort, and style. KONA CROMOLY 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. TAPERED HEAD TUBE More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it's needed. TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems. 12x142mm AXLE 12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you'll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle. 650b WHEELS 650b wheels and tires have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tire, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tire. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tires means they can be run comfortably at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces. It's the best of both worlds.
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