Please note: all of our bike models come with an EU standard brake setup. This will need to be reversed to comply with UK cycling standards.
The Rove LTD is the flagship of the extended Rove line-up. A Reynolds 853 tube set in a class of its own, tyre clearance for large-volume 650b tyres and the new full carbon fork with thru-axle mounting set the stage for an uncompromising machine that borders on a custom bike. Whether you're planning long-distance tours with gravel passages or just want to enjoy the feel of steel and big tires, you don't want anything after this bike.
REYNOLDS 853 CROMOLY
Reynolds 853 are probably the best seamless air-hardened heat-treated steel tubes. The advantages of air-hardened steels are in the welding area where, unlike conventional steel alloys, the strength is actually noticeably increased after cooling. Reynolds 853 is heat treated to ensure high strength and resistance to damage. The special steel properties make very thin walls possible, resulting in lower weight and fatigue resistant frames that ride like the wind.
Rims compatible with tubeless tyres
Tubeless compatible rims allow tyres with greater puncture resistance, better tyre grip on track, lower rolling resistance and weight savings compared to conventional tube and tyre systems.
12 x 142 mm rear axle
12 x 142 mm, 12 x 148 and 12 x 157 rear axle standards offer two main advantages for Kona riders: the 12 mm diameter of the rear axle ensures maximum stability in the rear hub and frame, while the 142/148/157 mm outer diameter of the hub ensures that the wheel is fast and correctly positioned in the frame before the rear axle can be used. From 2016, the 12 x 148 standard will be available as a mix, especially on the new Honzo alloy. 12 x 148 offers more tyre clearance on the chainstay, while the rear wheel is more stable and durable compared to a 12 x 142 thru axle.
650b wheels and tyres have an overall diameter similar to traditional 700c gravel or commuter tyres, but the rim diameter is smaller and the tyres wider and larger. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban tyres means that they are still comfortable to drive at lower pressure while rolling fast over a variety of surfaces. The best of both worlds united!