The Rove Gravel Bike features a Chromoly (CrMo) frameset that’s equipped with a Shimano Sora 2×9-Speed groupset and Tektro mechanical disc brakes while rolling on tubeless compatible WTB ST i23 wrapped in WTB Venture Comp tyres. Suited to any journey across tarmac or trail, this mixed terrain bike is a superb companion for cycling anywhere on Earth. Adventure Bike for Gravel Cycling and Commuting The Rove has become the go-to bike for people all over the world that are itching to just. Affordable, spec’d just right, and easy on the eyes, the Rove makes quick work of the commute, gravel trail, or the after-work fitness lap on your local hill. The all-new Rove gets a serious makeover with a gorgeous Chromoly frame and Project Two Chromoly disc fork. Running a 9-speed Shimano Sora drivetrain, Tektro Dual Piston disc brakes, and WTB rims and tyres, the Rove is ready to roll. Kona Chromoly Steel Frame and Fork Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. Kona has never strayed from cycling’s original material and has worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Chromoly framesets as rider demands continue to evolve. Tapered Head Tube More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going-into the lower headset cup-maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed. 12mm Thru Axles 12x142mm, 12×148 and 12×157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. For 2017, you’ll see the 12×148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12×142 thru-axle. Tubeless Compatible Rims Tubeless rims allow for tyres with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tyre pressure, which provides better tyre grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tyre systems. 650b Wheels and Tyres 650b wheels and tyres have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tyre, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tyre. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tyres means they can be run comfortably at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces. It’s the best of both worlds. Built, Tuned and Ready to Ride Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle’s team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab.