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    Anyone preorder the Ti Rove?

    Besides me?

    Kona Offers Sneak Peek of 2014 Titanium Rove - Bike Rumor

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    I was told they will be delivered in a few weeks.
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    What does it cost? Any idea? I think it's the perfect do it all bike for cross, touring, gravel, and light xc.

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    $2k msrp for the frame. A little under that if you ask nicely. A little over half that if you're a team rider. Wish I could say I was.
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    Will Kona offer a Complete Rove Ti build?
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    I got mine!

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    I built my Rove Ti up last Sunday and did a 65 mile gravel grinder. Yesterday I did the Cedar Cross which is 115 miles of gravel and some singletrack. Muddy as hell, so I was loving the disc brakes though I may already need new pads.

    The geometry on these are so different from my old La Cruz Ti that it's going to take some getting used to for me. The actual top tube length is only 57cm on my 59. I really with it was a smidge longer, but it felt perfect on both rides so I guess I've already adjusted.

    Anyway, just under 200 miles in one week and many more to come. Now to clean this muddy beast up.
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    Tires are Specialized Renegade Control 29x1.8 if anyone is wondering. Roll fast and have great grip in mud. Also shed well and didn't seem too heavy. 2bliss.

    I did have to dish my wheel over a bit to the plate side for clearance, but I think the dish was off anyway because the dish on the front is off too. These are Iron Cross wheels
    direct from Stan's.
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    What Fork are you running? Is it the Kona Carbon fork?

    Would be interested in seeing pictures of your Tire clearance. Was Looking to maybe get this bike. I am really looking for a CX bike that has discs and can fit monster CX tires.
    Right now running a KinesisUK CrosProDisc that can do 40mm tires. It is a Aluminum and neutral handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou98dtbiggs View Post
    Would be interested in seeing pictures of your Tire clearance. Was Looking to maybe get this bike. I am really looking for a CX bike that has discs and can fit monster CX tires.
    Right now running a KinesisUK CrosProDisc that can do 40mm tires. It is a Aluminum and neutral handling.
    I'll post pics for you in a day or so. The fork is an E-hongfu tapered full carbon fork I bought for $75!!! Plenty of clearance.

    I just finished the Dirty Kanza 200 on it this past weekend. That's a DK200 and Cedar Cross in the books. Both with no issues, no flats, no mechanicals no nothing... just giving me everything I asked for and translating the effort I put in, into output.

    If I actually did any training I would be better, but struggling through these things is good for the soul. It makes you feel alive (by killing yourself and rebuilding).

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    50c tire clearance for the Rove:

    http://video.konaworld.com/rove.mp4
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    i have one but no parts have come in for it yet. very, very excited to get it together and start riding!

    on the plus side, this comes a month after i bought another kona (kahuna 29er) and raced it 90 miles in a 24 hour relay race. i also upgraded to everything the big kahuna has cept the wheelset and frame, so while my ti rove is still a frame i at least have a great bike to go play in the woods with while i scrape some more parts together.

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    Dang. I really want one of these. Problem is, I can get a steel Rove very cheap. Trying to justify to my wife (and myself) why I really need to spend the extra for a Ti bike.
    (Would be a lot easier if I hadn't bought a used Epic last month, lulz).

    OTOH, if you compare to a titanium Seven CX, this looks pretty affordable!

    Edit: Anybody get a weight on the Ti frame??

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    mine's not built up, i can weigh it if i can borrow a scale. unless someone knows offhand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    mine's not built up, i can weigh it if i can borrow a scale. unless someone knows offhand.
    Cool- I'd appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRoubaix View Post
    Cool- I'd appreciate it!
    3.79 lbs

    1.720 kg

    BARE frame with Thomson seat post collar.

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    with my fork it will be a 4.8 pound frameset!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    with my fork it will be a 4.8 pound frameset!!!

    Is that the Downhill version?
    lulz.
    Wow.. well, we know it's not uber-light. Built to withstand the inevitable zombie apocalypse, no doubt.

    Thanks much for the info cc700!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRoubaix View Post

    Is that the Downhill version?
    lulz.
    Wow.. well, we know it's not uber-light. Built to withstand the inevitable zombie apocalypse, no doubt.

    Thanks much for the info cc700!
    this thing is supposed to sustain single track outtings as well as loaded touring! if I need a light bike, i will take my 15 lbs Raleigh's militis3.

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    Indeed!
    I test rode the steel version today- liked it a lot. But it was a tank w/ slow steering.
    Test rode a Jake (base version) after that. Much lighter, but not a good "all-rounder" or commuter as it was harsh as hell. (Esp compared to the Rove).
    Now I just gotta decide if my "need" for a rain bike for team rides in the winter and a commuter is worth the upcharge for Ti.
    If it was *just* a commuter- steel, no question.
    But since I want it for rainy team rides, gravel rides, hopefully some gravel races, etc... Titanium looks to be the answer.
    (Granted, a titanium Rove is a bit overkill as a commuter, but I can look past that. )

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    just don't lock it up outside! it's too pretty to get too beat!

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    Wait- I was under the impression this came w/ a "Project 2 carbon disc fork", but I see other forks listed in the builds; a Whiskey, a Hongfu...
    $2000 and no fork?

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    no, the p2 carbon tapered fork is not yet available(soon?) ...

    but are you really complaining?

    this is a made in usa titanium frame. 2000 and no fork is peanuts compared to anything else this rare, even if it's a production run made in the lynsky factory.

    they're doing this run for the few that want in... it's not like they were intending to bring titanium to the masses in every shop in every town.

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    Just finished riding 3,000km from Toronto to St. John's on mine, and it was perfect. The stand out for me was its ability to absolutely rail fast downhill corners. I've never felt that secure, and encouraged to push my speeds higher, on a road bike before.

    If you look at the price compared to what Lynskey would charge to build the same thing as a one-off, its a significant discount.

    I was told by a Kona rep that their fork would not be ready until spring of 2014, so I went with the Whisky one.

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    Note that this max speed is only for the last day. A few days earlier we hit 83.8!
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    Alright- "pulled the trigger" on one yesterday!
    Should arrive Wednesday.

    Yikes- now I gotta get all the $#*+ to build a bike!!

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    Does anyone know if the Ti Rove requires a pressfit BB or a threaded BB?

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