Kona launched three new Libre builds for 2021 this morning: the Libre CR/DL, Libre CR, and Libre. Find build kits, pricing, and photos of all three new bikes here…

Posted by Lucas Winzenburg

Earlier this morning, Kona unveiled their 2021 Libre lineup, composed of three different takes on what they call their “drop bar bike for big gravel, big climbs, and big adventures.” This year’s models range in price from $1,799 to $3,699, with two carbon Shimano GRX builds and one SRAM Apex build in aluminum. They’ve shaken things up again this year, swapping wheel sizes and drivetrains, lowering standover heights, and changing how their sizes are labeled. We rounded up detailed specs and photos of all three—the Libre CR/DL, Libre CR, and Libre—all of which you can find below.

2021 Kona Libre CR/DL

From Kona: “The cream of the crop, the Libre CR DL leaves no stone…er piece of gravel unturned. This gorgeous Race Light Carbon frame provides both performance and comfort across varying terrain. Powered by your legs and an 11-speed Shimano GRX 810 drivetrain, the Libre CR DL shifts with confidence in the mud, on pavement, over singletrack… With a +RAD adjustable dropper post, 700x45c WTB Riddler TCS tires, an Easton EA 70AX wheelset, and a Kona Verso Carbon fork that can carry a ton of gear, the Libre CR DL is the perfect weapon for any adventure, no matter how far away.”

2021 Kona Libre CR DL
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR DL
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR DL
  • FRAME MATERIAL Kona Race Light Carbon
  • SIZES 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
  • FORK Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
  • CRANKARMS Shimano GRX 810
  • CHAINRINGS 40t
  • Bottom Bracket Shimano PF86
  • CHAIN Shimano 105
  • FREEWHEEL Shimano SLX 11-42t 11spd
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 810
  • BRAKE CALIPERS Shimano GRX 810
  • FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock)
  • REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock)
  • BRAKE/SHIFT LEVERS Shimano GRX 810 w/ Integrated Dropper Lever
  • HEADSET FSA No.42ACB
  • HANDLEBAR Easton EC70AX
  • STEM Easton EA90
  • SEATPOST Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal 31.6mm
  • SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
  • BAR WRAP Velo Shock-Proof Bar Tape
  • SADDLE WTB SL8
  • FRONT HUB Easton x5 100x12mm
  • REAR HUB Easton x5 142x12mm
  • RIMS Easton EA 70 AX
  • SPOKES Sraight Pull Double Butted
  • TIRES WTB Riddler TCS DUAL 700 x 45mm
  • PAINT COLOR Gloss Metallic Black w/ Magenta, Yellow & Supernova Fade Decals
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR DL
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR DL
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR DL

The 2021 Kona Libre CR DL will retail for $3,699 at your local Kona dealer. It’s also available as a frame with Kona carbon fork at thru axles for $1,999. Find additional details at KonaWorld.com.

2021 Kona Libre CR

From Kona: “The Libre CR is getting a big upgrade with Shimano’s GRX 600 2×11 drivetrain. Shifting is smoother than ever and the wide gear range makes any mountain a mole hill. The Kona Race Light Carbon frame features a ton of mounts for carrying just about anything. Paired with Kona’s Verso carbon fork and its 3pack cage mounts, this bike is a seriously lightweight gear-hauler. Whether bikepacking, ripping the local gravel roads, or out on an epic summertime century, the Libre is fast, efficient, and comfortable across any terrain.”

2021 Kona Libre CR
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR
  • FRAME MATERIAL Kona Race Light Carbon
  • SIZES 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
  • FORK Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
  • CRANKARMS Shimano GRX 600
  • CHAINRINGS 30/46t
  • Bottom Bracket Shimano PF86
  • CHAIN Shimano 105
  • FREEWHEEL Shimano 105 11-34t 11spd
  • Front Derailleur Shimano GRX 810
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 810
  • BRAKE CALIPERS Shimano GRX 400
  • FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock)
  • REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock)
  • BRAKE/SHIFT LEVERS Shimano GRX 600
  • HEADSET FSA No.42ACB
  • HANDLEBAR Kona Road
  • STEM Kona Road Deluxe
  • SEATPOST Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
  • SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
  • Handlebar Wrap Velo Shock-Proof Bar Tape
  • SADDLE WTB SL8
  • FRONT HUB Formula 100x12mm (centerlock)
  • REAR HUB Formula 142x12mm (centerlock)
  • SPOKES Stainless Black 14g
  • RIMS WTB KOM Light Team i23 TCS 2.0
  • TIRES WTB Venture TCS DUAL 650 x 47mm
  • PAINT COLOR Gloss Metallic Alpine Blue w/ Metallic Silver & Black Decals
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR
  • 2021 Kona Libre CR

The 2021 Kona Libre CR will retail for $2,799 at your local Kona dealer. Find additional details at KonaWorld.com.

2021 Kona Libre

From Kona: “The masses have been asking for an aluminum Libre, and we’re thrilled to present this gorgeous go-getter. Featuring our Carbon Verso fork with its multitude of carrying capabilities, the Libre is the more budget-friendly version of our badass gravel adventure bike. Featuring a SRAM Apex drivetrain, TRP Spyre brakes, formula hubs, and mounts for a multitude of frame bags and bottles, the Libre is ready to comfortably take you on some big backcountry adventures.”

2021 Kona Libre
  • 2021 Kona Libre
  • 2021 Kona Libre
  • FRAME MATERIAL Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • SIZES 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
  • FORK Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
  • CRANKARMS SRAM Apex
  • CHAINRINGS 40t
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP 68mm
  • CHAIN SRAM PC1110
  • FREEWHEEL SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
  • BRAKE CALIPERS TRP Spyre C
  • FRONT BRAKE ROTOR TRP TR160 160mm
  • REAR BRAKE ROTOR TRP TR160 160mm
  • BRAKE/SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Apex
  • HEADSET FSA No.57B
  • HANDLEBAR Kona Road
  • STEM Kona Road
  • SEATPOST Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
  • SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
  • Handlebar Wrap Kona Cork Tape
  • SADDLE WTB Volt
  • FRONT HUB Formula 100x12mm
  • REAR HUB Formula 142x12mm
  • SPOKES Stainless Black 14g
  • RIMS WTB KOM Light Team i25 TCS 2.0
  • TIRES WTB Riddler TCS 700 x 45mm
  • PAINT COLOR Satin Oatmeal w/ Gloss Charcoal & Metallic Orange Decals
  • 2021 Kona Libre
  • 2021 Kona Libre
  • 2021 Kona Libre

The 2021 Kona Libre will retail for $1,799 at your local Kona dealer. Find additional details at KonaWorld.com.

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