Kona Rove ST Gravel Bike 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 20, 2020

OVERVIEW
Category 
Bikes
Make
Kona 
Model
Rove ST
Type
Road
Year
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.

Features 

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. 

Tubeless-ready tires 

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.

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SPECIFICATIONS

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

Handlebar: Kona 

Hand grips: Lock-on system, MTB, Kona

Seat post: 27.2mm, Kona, offset with a thumb,  clamp

Seat saddle: Kona, wtb volt

Pros
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Efficient brake system 
  • Excellent fork set
  • Versatile terrain usage 
  • Great surface gripping tires 
Cons

 

  • The seat is not so soft 
  • The handlebars are not done for taking long bike rides

FAQs

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

Conclusion

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.

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