Kona Rove ST Gravel Bike 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on September 20, 2020
Kona Rove ST Gravel Bike 2020 Review
The Kona Rove ST is a gravel bike built to be used on all types of terrains, be it gravel, dirt, or on the road. The reliability and multipurpose features of this gravel bike are brought to the fore, courtesy of the Chromoly steel, shock-absorbing fork, and quality hydraulic disc brakes from sufficient stopping force on-demand. And its top-quality tires that provide great body stability and grip on any terrain.
Chrome steel body
The body frame of this gravel bike is built from high-quality butted Chromoly steel developed by Kona, which enables smooth riding over tough terrain easily and at top speeds. It also makes it suited to impacts from rough mountain trails. The lightweight frame is integrated with an efficient flat-mounted vibration-absorbing fork to help a rider glide smoothly over any kind of topography whilst maintaining stability.
Kona Rova ST is equipped with quality tubeless tires that are suited to any terrain faced during a bike ride. They are sufficiently large, providing terrific ground traction on wet or dry roads. The width and great traction features of the tires ensure great bike control, body balance, and maximum speed when desired. To complement the heat-resistant tires, this bike comes with quality hydraulic disc brakes, that deliver high stopping capacity when employed.
A Quality shift lever system
The Kona Rona ST gravel bike comes with a shift lever system that enables the shifting of bike gears in a seamless fashion. The Shimano shift levers are equipped with 11-speed levels that quick gear shifting. In other words, the biker does not use up too much strength while riding, as pedaling is smooth and fast. Uphill climbs and cliff descents are made much easier with the wide range of gear options to choose from. It is particularly great for ascents.
Sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large
Body frame: butted Chromoly steel, rack mount, fender mount, reflective coating
Fork set: Kona, Chromoly steel, flat-mounted discs set
Tires: 650 x 47c, wtb, venture dual
Rim: wtb, asym TCS
Spokes: stainless steel, 14 grams
Front-wheel: formula, 100 x 12mm
Back wheel: 142 x 12mm, formula
Chainset: 11-speed levels, 40-teeth, Sram s350, xsync
Bike Cassette: Shimano, 11-speed levels, 11/34T
Lower bracket: 68mm, Sram, gxp
Back derailleur: Shimano, SRAM rival 1, 11-speed levels, 11/42-tooth
Shift lever: Shimano, 11-speed levels, Sram, Rival 1
Braking system: hydraulic disc, flat-mounted, trp spyre C
Brake rotor: 160mm, trp
Bike stem: Kona
Headset: FSA integration, TH 848
Hand grips: Lock-on system, MTB, Kona
Seat post: 27.2mm, Kona, offset with a thumb, clamp
Seat saddle: Kona, wtb volt
- Stainless steel frame
- Efficient brake system
- Excellent fork set
- Versatile terrain usage
- Great surface gripping tires
- The seat is not so soft
- The handlebars are not done for taking long bike rides
What makes the Kona Rova ride so smoothly across rough terrains?
The Chromoly steel fork provides outstanding shock absorbing abilities.
How many speed levels does the shift lever have?
The shift lever is furnished with 11-speed levels
Looking for a bike that is well adapted to the rigors of everyday commuting and mountain biking? In short, a bike suited to riding on any terrain? The Kona Rova ST is a great multipurpose bike to suit your use. You can go for long satisfying bike rides on gravel and road grounds with its high-quality and solid steel frameset, hydraulic disc braking unit that delivers ample halting energy when employed, and quality WTB tires, puncture-resistant tires that are able to provide good ground grip in wet or dry topography.