Bike Profile - Kona Rove Ti

I'll admit that I wasn't quite sure how the Kona Rove Ti would turn out, when I first started building it. Would it be a 'Gravel Bike', a touring bike, or just another cyclocross bike? 

The answer has been a satisfying yes, to all of the above. This bike is incredibly versatile, and incredibly capable. From the Dirty Reiver, to bikepacking expeditions; it is a bike is built for adventure.

I haven't quite got the set-up dialled to how I want it yet, so there is quite a mix of components in the below specifications. I'll post an updated profile once the set-up is nailed. 

Bike Specifications:

The Kona Rove Ti is fitted with a 1X SRAM Force Groupset

The Lauf Grit forks provide 30mm of suspension - an awesome addition for technical riding

Accessories from Lezyne, including the neat Road Drive Alloy Bottle Cage

Pedals are the Look S-Track Race Pedals (Reviewed on the Blog)

The cockpit uses a USE Carbon handlebar, and computer and lights come from Lezyne

SRAM FORCE Hydro-R Disc Brakes, with 160mm rotors

The SRAM Force levers have just shifters on the RHS lever, due to the 1X set-up

The Chris King headset is predictably silky smooth

A large SRAM 11-42 cassette gives plenty of gear range

Bike set-up at the Dirty Reiver

Riding the Dirty Reiver

Critical Measurements:

  • A. Effective top tube: 560mm
  • B. Stem length: 90mm
  • C. Saddle tip to bar: 
  • D. Saddle tip to brake hood: 690mm
  • E. Saddle to floor:
  • F: Bar to floor:
  • G: Saddle height:
  • H: Saddle setback: 60mm
  • I: Saddle length: 255mm
  • J: Saddle offset: 25mm
  • K: Crank length: 172.5mm


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