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Kona Rove ST 2019 650B - anybody ride one yet?

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Kona Rove ST 2019 650B - anybody ride one yet?

Old 01-30-19, 07:45 PM
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Does anyone have any sizing suggestions on the 2019 Rove ST for me at 6'0" on a good day? Having a hard time deciding between the 54 or 56.
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Old 01-30-19, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ben.ellenson View Post
Does anyone have any sizing suggestions on the 2019 Rove ST for me at 6'0" on a good day? Having a hard time deciding between the 54 or 56.
I'm often between sizes too (in everything from bikes to clothes) and I tested both a 50 and a 52. They both felt good, but I sized down, largely because my last two bikes I sized up and never got things quite right--was always just a little too stretched out, etc. FWIW I'm very happy I went with the smaller size with the Rove. Admittedly I ride mine more often like a mountain bike than a road bike, so I like the tighter cockpit and handing of the smaller size.
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Old 01-30-19, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ben.ellenson View Post
Does anyone have any sizing suggestions on the 2019 Rove ST for me at 6'0" on a good day? Having a hard time deciding between the 54 or 56.
I just went through the sizing and Kona's 52 looks like the Domane 54.

I would buy the Reynolds 853 Butted Cromoly LTD frame and build that thing up myself, if I were to rob a bank or win the lottery.
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Has anyone run wider tires than the stock 47mm ones and had sufficient clearance? Also, does anyone know the stock weight of this bike?
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Originally Posted by dromond56 View Post
Has anyone run wider tires than the stock 47mm ones and had sufficient clearance? Also, does anyone know the stock weight of this bike?
Not sure about wider tires on the 650, I aswell am trying to figure how wide I can go with 700c kn the frame.

I'm 6' 3" and have the 2019 rove st with 58mm frame weights in at 26.3 lb.
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