Last but not least, Kona also rolled out the 2021 Rove DL and high-end Rove LTD, both with Butted Cromoly steel frames, loads of mounts, and 650b x 47mm WTB Venture tires. Find all the specs here…

Posted by Logan Watts

To stagger things a little, here’s the last of the three Kona ranges released yesterday. Alongside the new Units and Sutras, the 2021 Kona Rove lineup received fresh paint and new build kits. While the Sutra LTD and Sutra ULTD are Kona’s off-road oriented drop-bar rigs, the Roves are positioned as all-road or “road less travelled” bikes. The Rove has been in Kona’s bike lineup since 2013, but was reinvented with the introduction of an aluminum model, carbon forks, and 650B “road plus” tires in 2018. For 2021, the range includes five models with three nicely appointed steel builds, two aluminum models, 650b and 700c wheels, and both 1x and 2x drivetrains. The two we found most interesting are the high-end steel 2021 Kona Rove LTD and Rove DL. Find the all the nitty gritty below…

2021 Kona Rove LTD

The 2021 Kona Rove LTD has a Butted Cromoly frame finished in a “Gloss Metallic Pinot Noir” paint job. The frame features a tapered headtube, three bottle mounts on the triangle, and rear rack mounts. The LTD is the only 2021 Rove that gets the Rove Verso Full Carbon flat mount disc fork, complete with rack mounts, a three-pack of bottle mounts on each blade, and a threaded fender mount on the crown.

2021 Kona Rove LTD
  • 2021 Kona Rove LTD
  • 2021 Kona Rove LTD

The 2021 Kona Rove LTD is built up with a Shimano GRX 810 2×11 drivetrain which provides a nice range and about 23.5 gear inches for a granny/climbing gear. The LTD is shod with WTB Venture TCS 650x47c tires mounted to KOM Light Team i23 TCS rims. Here’s the full build kit.

  • FRAME MATERIAL Kona Butted Cromoly
  • SIZES 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
  • FORK Kona Rove Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
  • CRANKARMS Shimano GRX 810
  • CHAINRINGS 30/46t
  • B/B Shimano S500 68mm
  • CHAIN Shimano 11spd
  • FREEWHEEL Shimano 105 11-34t 11spd
  • F/D Shimano GRX 810
  • R/D Shimano GRX 810
  • SHIFTERS Shimano GRX 810
  • BRAKE CALIPERS Shimano GRX 810
  • FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock)
  • REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano RT54 160mm (centerlock)
  • BRAKE LEVERS Shimano GRX
  • HEADSET FSA No.1/12B/44
  • HANDLEBAR Kona Road
  • STEM Kona Road Deluxe
  • SEATPOST Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm
  • SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
  • GRIPS Velo Shock-Proof Bar Tape
  • SADDLE WTB SL8
  • FRONT HUB Shimano 105 100x12mm
  • REAR HUB Shimano 105 142x12mm
  • SPOKES Stainless Black 14g
  • RIMS WTB KOM Light Team i23 TCS 2.0
  • FRONTIRE WTB Venture TCS DUAL 650x47c
  • REAR TIRE WTB Venture TCS DUAL 650x47c
  • PAINT COLOR Gloss Metallic Pinot Noir w/ Dusty Rose & Dark Pinot Decals
  • 2021 Kona Rove LTD
  • 2021 Kona Rove LTD

The 2021 Kona Rove LTD will retail for $2,399 at your local Kona dealer and is available as frame with the Verso carbon fork for $749. Find more details at KonaWorld.com.

2021 Kona Rove DL

The Rove DL (formerly called the Rove ST) is our favorite of the bunch. Built around a handsome “Matte Faux Raw” Kona Butted Cromoly frame and Project Two Cromoly Disc fork, the DL model gets a reliable SRAM Rival 1×11 drivetrain and TRP Spyre C brakes. The 2021 Kona Rove DL rolls on WTB Venture TCS 650bx47mm tires mounted to KOM Light Team i23 TCS rims. Find the full build kit below.

2021 Kona Rove DL
  • 2021 Kona Rove DL
  • 2021 Kona Rove DL
  • FRAME MATERIAL Kona Butted Cromoly
  • SIZES 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
  • FORK Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc
  • CRANKARMS SRAM S350
  • CHAINRINGS 40t X-Sync
  • B/B SRAM GXP 68mm
  • CHAIN SRAM PC1110
  • FREEWHEEL SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd
  • R/D SRAM Rival 1
  • SHIFTERS SRAM Rival 1
  • BRAKE CALIPERS TRP Spyre C
  • FRONT BRAKE ROTOR TRP TR160mm
  • REAR BRAKE ROTOR TRP TR160mm
  • BRAKE LEVERS SRAM Rival 1
  • HEADSET FSA No.1/No.10
  • HANDLEBAR Kona Road
  • STEM Kona Road Deluxe
  • SEATPOST Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 27.2mm
  • SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
  • GRIPS Kona Cork Tape
  • SADDLE WTB Volt
  • FRONT HUB Formula 100x12mm (centerlock)
  • REAR HUB Formula 142x12mm (centerlock)
  • SPOKES Stainless Black 14g
  • RIMS WTB KOM Light Team i23 TCS 2.0
  • FRONTIRE WTB Venture TCS DUAL 650x47c
  • REAR TIRE WTB Venture TCS DUAL 650x47c
  • PAINT COLOR Matte Faux Raw w/ Gloss Metallic Silver & Blue Decals
  • 2021 Kona Rove DL
  • 2021 Kona Rove DL

The 2021 Kona Rove DL will retail for $1,599 at your local Kona dealer and is available as frameset for $599. Find more details at KonaWorld.com. You can also get the steel Rove with a Sora 2x group for $1,199, or the alloy Kona Rove AL for $899. See the full 2021 Kona Rove line here.

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