The Rove is Kona's indispensable all-round edge tonneur. The comfortable and stable geometry, the luggage carrier, mudguards together with useful components make the Swift Rove the first choice for the journey to work or the weekend adventure.
Rims compatible with tubeless tyres
Tubeless compatible rims allow tyres with greater puncture resistance, better tyre grip on track, lower rolling resistance and weight savings compared to conventional tube and tyre systems.
12 x 142 mm rear axle
12 x 142 mm, 12 x 148 and 12 x 157 rear axle standards offer two main advantages for Kona riders: the 12 mm diameter of the rear axle ensures maximum stability on the rear hub and frame, while the 142/148/157 mm outer diameter of the hub ensures that the wheel is fast and correctly positioned in the frame before the rear axle can be used. From 2016, the 12 x 148 standard will be available as a mix, especially on the new Honzo alloy. 12 x 148 offers more tyre clearance on the chainstay, while the rear wheel is more stable and durable than a 12 x 142 thru axle.
650b wheels and tyres have a similar overall diameter to the traditional 700c gravel or commuter tyres, but the diameter of the rim is smaller and the tyres wider and larger. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban tyres means that they are still comfortable to drive at lower pressures while rolling fast over a variety of surfaces. The best of both worlds united!