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    Kona Rove St - 650b tire clearance

    I'm highly considering purchasing a 2018 or 2019 Kona Rove steel frameset for a city + bikepacking build.

    I will be running 650b wheels and will mostly be riding with 47c tires, but would like to be able to clear 2.1" tires.

    Does anyone know if either the 2018 or 2019 Rove st. has the tire clearance for 2.1" tires?

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    I've put road plus 47c wheels/tires in a Rove ST frame, they fit no problem. I'm pretty sure a 2.1 won't fit though. If you want that kind of clearance you should check out the Sutra.
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    Thanks for the info. Do you know which Rove ST year it was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nametag View Post
    Thanks for the info. Do you know which Rove ST year it was?
    The last 2 years (at least) share the same hub spacing and tire clearance with the Rove NRB. Those are the two wheelsets I swapped.
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    I've got a 2018 ST and have tried 47 650b's on it. Won't fit much bigger than that.
    Honestly didn't rate them over 700c's for commuting. Even offroad, 42 Sawtooths have been great.
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