May 28, 2020
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The Kona Rove is a cheap, multi-purpose drop-bar bike that is built to last. It looks good and has a wide range of gears which make riding the bicycle more enjoyable.
The Hayes CX Comp Disc Brakes provided excellent stopping power.
The Kona Road saddle is well padded, allowing you to stay comfortable all through your ride.
The Kona Rove’s tires have an extra puncture protection layer that makes it next to impossible for you to have a flat.
The bike is heavy, something that slows it down.
The bike’s drop-bars mean you have to ride with your back bent. This may cause your back to ache if you’re not used to it.
The Kona Rove is a hybrid bike, or what is also called a crossover bike. A hybrid is specifically designed with features that make it both an on and off-road bicycle. So you can use the Rove to ride to work and trail cycling when you have time off.
This bike is first in line in the Kona Rove series. Other Kona Rove bikes include Rove NRB DL, Rove NRB, Rove ST, Rove DL, and Swift Rove. The different bikes which all perform well on multiple surfaces are made from either aluminum, steel, or carbon.
The Kona Rove frame is made from Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted. The bicycle specs include a Kona Project Two Aluminum Disc fork, Shimano Claris Drivetrain, FSA Tempo Adventure crankset, Hayes CX Comp Brakes, and WTB Riddler Comp 700x37c tires.
The bike is available in sizes 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, and 58. Should you buy the bike, you’ll get a one-year limited warranty on the complete bike, and a limited lifetime warranty on the bicycle frame.
If you’re researching on a hybrid bike to buy, read our review on the Schwinn Kempo. A good option if you don’t like the features on the Kona Rove.
What makes the Kona Rove able to go anywhere? The answer to that question lies in its features, which I explain below.
The Kona Rove can do a lot. That makes it a decent option if you want a commuter bike that you can also use for weekend leisure rides or any other type of riding you choose!
Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
Kona Project Two Aluminum Disc
FSA Tempo Adventure
SRAM GXP 68mm
SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd
Hayes CX Comp 160mm front / 160mm rear rotor
WTB Asym i23 TCS
WTB Riddler Comp 700x37c
Kona Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm