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Gravel + Endurance Road Bikes

Equally as responsive, quality, and fast as their race bike counterparts, endurance road bike frames offer more attainable stack and reach measurements for a perfect fit. Our bestselling style of road bike, these bikes are able to fit a wide variety of riders and styles: from the racer, to the fondo rider, to the triathlete looking for an alternative to their TT rig. We are confident that our selection of Cervelo, BMC, Specialized, Giant, Liv, Felt, and Parlee endurance road bikes has your perfect ride.

Pinarello Grevil 105
$3,500.00
Unique design, Pinarello DNA…fullgas everywhere!
Pinarello Grevil GRX
$4,500.00
Unique design, Pinarello DNA…fullgas everywhere!
Cervelo Aspero Rival XPLR eTap AXS 1
$2,500.00
HAUL ASS, NOT CARGO A new breed of rider is emerging-one who loves the freedom and exploration that gravel culture was founded upon but who has a hunger to ride hard, to go all out, and to explore not just geography but personal limits. This frontier requires a new kind of gravel machine, one engineered not to roam the trails, but to race them. For these athletes, we engineered Aspero for pure, unapologetic speed, ready to take down finish lines, KOMs, PRs, and FKTs. A bike built without limits, for the riders looking to test them. It's stiff, Classics-racing stiff, and performs like you'd want a road bike to perform off-road. We think that makes sense, and it's what we were trying to do when we were stuffing bigger tires into our existing frames and swapping in aftermarket forks to get a 40mm tire up front. The flip-chip in the fork-we call it the Trail Mixer-keeps the trail measurement consistent whether you choose 700c or 650b tires. This maintains the bike's personality and handling characteristics when you switch from mid-fats to full-fat. There are as many different ways to do gravel as there are gravel bikes these days, but if you're toeing the start line, looking to stay with the lead group, and contend for the victory, Aspero is the bike to get you there.
Niner RLT 9 RDO 5-Star 1x
$5,190.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Prefer a single ring on your Shimano setup? This 5-Star Shimano GRX 800 1x kit is for you. Combined with Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton carbon crankset, this is one of the best gravel-grinding packages available. - Shimano GRX 800 single-chainring drivetrain - Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 RDO 4-Star 1x
$4,000.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Our 4-Star Shimano GRX 800 1x kit brings Shimano single-ring performance to a more affordable price level. With DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton 1-chainring carbon crankset, this is one of the best gravel-grinding packages available. - Shimano GRX 800 1-chainring drivetrain - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 3-Star
$2,650.00
RLT 9 Aluminum: ride beyond the city limits, without going beyond your budget. The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane. Our standout 3-star SRAM Rival 1 parts kit simplifies your life with a single chainring Easton crank, DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE wheels, and Schwalbe tires for miles of gravel goodness. - SRAM Rival 1 single-chainring shifting with Easton cranks - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels
Niner RLT 9 RDO 2-Star
$3,050.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Grind the gravel roads on a budget with a 2-Star SRAM Apex 1 build kit. All the performance of our top-end frameset without a hit to your wallet, thanks to a single-chainring SRAM Apex drivetrain. - SRAM Apex 1 single-chainring drivetrain - Niner alloy wheels - Niner alloy seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 Steel 5-Star 1x
$4,900.00
It's not about where you're at, it's about where you're headed. The RLT 9 Steel is for the purist, the rider who's after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it's on pavement or gravel roads, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel. Niner RDO carbon fork Internal cable routing, so no more fishing for wires. Custom 12x100mm gravel-tuned RDO carbon fork with rack, fender, and bottle mounts, plus internal cable and dynamo routing—perfect for those long hauls. Room to roam Niner RLT gravel bikes have room to fit 700x50c tires (or 650b x 2.0). Fireroad Geometry Whether you're riding across town or across the country, the RLT 9 Steel has a longer chainstay, a lower bottom bracket height and a slacker headtube angle to keep you comfortable. Interchangeable wheel size Don't let the terrain stop you from riding. The Niner RLT 9 Steel can fit both 700c and 650b wheels, for ultimate versatility and adaptability to suit any off road pursuit. Biocentric Bottom Bracket Fit any drivetrain, geared or singlespeed. No bolt-on hubs, no chain tensioners cluttering your ride, no brake adjustments with gear changes. Lifetime warranty We have you covered with warranty service, small parts, and a support team that actually answers the phone. So go ahead, search out a gravel road you've always wanted to explore.
Niner RLT 9 Steel 3-Star 650B
$3,000.00
It's not about where you are, it's about where you're going. The RLT 9 Steel in 650B is for the purist, the rider who's after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it's on pavement or gravel road, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel. For riders that prefer smaller, 650B wheels, the 3-Star SRAM Rival 1 650B parts kit is available to suit you. With a simple, single chainring SRAM Rival drivetrain and DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE wheels in 650B size, it's a high performer that won't break your bank. - SRAM Rival 1 shifting with Easton single chainring cranks. - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels, 650B - Schwalbe G-One Bite EVO tires
Niner RLT 9 RDO 5-Star AXS LTD
$6,100.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Our top of the line, gravel grinding RLT 9 RDO frame meets the finest 5-star SRAM Force 1x AXS LTD parts kit available. There's nothing not to like when you add carbon wheels to the mix. When you are rolling lighter and faster, you can go farther and stay out longer. - SRAM Force 1 AXS wireless electronic shifting, single chainring - Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels - Easton EC70 AX carbon handlebar
Niner RLT 9 Steel 4-Star 650B
$3,500.00
It's not about where you are, it's about where you're going. The RLT 9 Steel in 650B is for the purist, the rider who's after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it's on pavement or gravel road, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel. For riders that prefer smaller, 650B wheels, the 3-Star SRAM Rival 1 650B parts kit is available to suit you. Prefer a 4-star single-ring setup with smaller wheels? Combine our 650B wheels into the 4-Star Shimano GRX 800 1x for a rugged gravel grinding machine. - Shimano GRX800 shifting with a Easton single chainring carbon crank - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 650B wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 RDO 5-Star 2x
$5,500.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Our 5-star Shimano GRX800 2x parts kit meets our top of the line, grinding RLT 9 RDO frame. With Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton handlebar, the miles will roll on and on. - Shimano's top of the line GRX 800 gravel-specific drivetrain, 2-chainring - Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 5-Star 1x
$4,400.00
RLT 9 Aluminum: ride beyond the city limits, without going beyond your budget. The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane. For a high-end, single-chainring setup, try the 5-star Shimano GRX 800 1x build. Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 1-chainring parts kit pairs with Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton EC90 carbon crankset to make a lightweight and simple build. - Shimano GRX800 1-chainring drivetrain - Stan's NoTubes CB7 carbon wheels - Niner carbon seatpost and RDO stem
Niner RLT 9 4-Star 1x
$3,190.00
RLT 9 Aluminum: ride beyond the city limits, without going beyond your budget. The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane. This is our high-end 4-star Shimano GRX 800 kit with a single chainring. It starts with Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX 800 drivetrain mated to an Easton crank with a single chainring. Rounded out with DT Swiss wheels and Schwalbe tires, it's a lightweight gravel grinding package for adventures anywhere. - Shimano GRX800 1-chainring drivetrain - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner MCR RDO 5-Star GRX 800 2x
$7,190.00
Ride Faster, Go Farther, Stay Longer 50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions. By adding 50mm of our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we're blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun. Shimano's flagship GRX parts kit meets our ground breaking, gravel grinding MCR 9 RDO frame in the 5-star Shimano GRX 800 2x build. With Stan's carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and Easton handlebar, the miles will roll on and on. - Shimano GRX 800 shifting with Easton carbon 2-chainring crank - Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 RDO 3-Star 650B
$3,300.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style, soul, and 650b wheels. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you'll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance to fit the stock 650b wheels or swap to 700c, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Small wheels come standard with our standout 3-Star SRAM Rival 1 650b parts kit. It mates a single-chainring SRAM drivetrain with DT Swiss 650b wheels and a gravel-specific Easton handlebar to complete a high performing, outstanding value package. - SRAM Rival 1x shifting - DT Swiss G 1800 spline 25 650b wheels - Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
Niner MCR 9 RDO 4-Star 2x
$6,000.00
Ride Faster, Go Farther, Stay Longer 50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions. By adding 50mm of our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we're blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun. The 4-star Shimano GRX 800 2x build kit features a 2-chainring Easton crankset, DT Swiss wheels, and Schwalbe tires. It's a great package with premium performance at an attainable price. - Shimano GRX 800 shifting paired with 2-chainring Easton carbon crank - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 RDO 3-Star
$3,450.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Our standout 3-Star SRAM Rival 1 parts kit mates a single-chainring SRAM drivetrain with DT Swiss wheels and a gravel-specific Easton handlebar to complete a high performing, outstanding value package. - SRAM Rival 1x shifting - DT Swiss G 1800 spline 25 wheels - Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
Niner RLT 9 RDO 4-Star 2x
$4,300.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Our 4-Star Shimano GRX 800 2x kit brings Shimano performance to a more affordable price level. With DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton 2-chainring carbon crankset, this is one of the best gravel-grinding packages available. - Shimano GRX 800 two-chainring drivetrain - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner MCR 9 RDO 2-Star
$4,650.00
Ride Faster, Go Farther, Stay Longer 50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions. By adding 50mm of our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we're blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun. For a budget-friendly, gravel-specific build kit, look no further than our 2-Star SRAM Apex 1 single chainring setup. With Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, and a SRAM drivetrain, it's a value-priced gravel-grinding package. - SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain with single chainring - Niner allow wheels - Niner alloy seatpost and alloy stem
Niner RLT 9 RDO 4-Star 650B
$3,800.00
A carbon fiber recipe with style, soul, and 650b wheels. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you'll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance to fit the stock 650b wheels or swap to 700c, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Loving the smaller wheels? We have you covered with 650b wheels in our 4-Star Shimano GRX 800 1x 650b kit. With DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 650b wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton 1-chainring carbon crankset, this is a great build for any gravel adventure - Shimano GRX 800 1-chainring drivetrain - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels, 650b - Niner RDO carbon seatpost and stem
Niner RLT 9 5-Star 2x
$4,700.00
RLT 9 Aluminum: ride beyond the city limits, without going beyond your budget. The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane. In the 5-star Shimano GRX 800 2x build, Shimano's flagship, gravel-specific GRX800 2-chainring parts kit pairs with Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and an Easton EC90 carbon crankset to make one of the best gravel-grinding packages available. - Shimano GRX800 gravel-specific mechanical shifting - Stan's NoTubes CB7 carbon wheels - Niner carbon seatpost and RDO stem
Niner MCR 9 RDO 4-Star 1x
$5,500.00
Ride Faster, Go Farther, Stay Longer 50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions. By adding 50mm of our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we're blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun. The 4-star Shimano GRX 800 1x build kit features a 1-chainring Easton crankset, DT Swiss wheels, and Schwalbe tires. It's a great package with premium performance at an attainable price. - Shimano GRX 800 shifting paired with 1-chainring Easton carbon crank - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels - Niner RDO carbon stem; KS LEV Si dropper post
Niner RLT 9 2-Star
$2,350.00
RLT 9 Aluminum: ride beyond the city limits, without going beyond your budget. The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane. Searching for a budget-friendly, single-chainring parts kit? Look no further than the 2-Star SRAM Apex 1. With Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, SRAM components, and Easton handlebar, it's a value-priced gravel-grinding package. - SRAM Apex 1 single-chainring drivetrain - Niner alloy wheels - Niner alloy seatpost and alloy stem
Niner MCR 9 RDO 3-Star
$5,140.00
Ride Faster, Go Farther, Stay Longer 50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions. By adding 50mm of our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we're blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun. SRAM's standout Rival 1 parts kit forms the foundation of our 3-Star SRAM Rival 1 single-chainring build kit. Paired with DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE wheels and a gravel-specific Easton handlebar, this is a high-performance build that won't break your bank. - SRAM Rival 1 shifting with Easton cranks - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels - Niner carbon seatpost and alloy stem
Niner MCR RDO 5-Star GRX 800 1x
$6,900.00
Ride Faster, Go Farther, Stay Longer 50mm of CVA suspension gives you confidence, comfort, and control on off-road excursions. By adding 50mm of our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we're blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun. In the 5-Star Shimano GRX 800 1x kit, our groundbreaking MCR 9 RDO frame gets a single chainring, Shimano shifting, and a dropper post for getting a little rowdier. With Stan's CB7 carbon wheels, Schwalbe tires, and Easton handlebar, there's nothing not to like. - Shimano GRX 800 with Easton 1x carbon crank - Stan's NoTubes Grail CB7 carbon wheels - KS LEV dropper post
Kona Rove AL 700
$999.00
The Rove AL 700 is what you've come to love as the dependable go-anywhere steed. Perhaps you're gravel-curious, but not quite sure of how often you'll really want to push your limits off the paved road. That, my friend, is what the Rove AL 700 is here for. It's the road biker's gravel/touring/do-it-all steed. It provides everything you need for a fast, comfortable ride and nothing you don't. It's the perfect bike for commuting, partaking in weekend warrior adventures, or diving deeper into longer tours.
Kona Rove
$1,499.00
The Rove has become the go-to bike for people all over the world that are itching to just...go! It's spec'd just right, is 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 Rove is the elusive 650x47c steel bike that you can afford. It was cool before cool was cool. It is a bike that wants to ride anywhere YOU want to ride. KONA CROMOLY Very few materials offer as much shock absorption, durability and supple-ride characteristics as steel. We've never strayed from cycling's original material and have worked tirelessly to adapt, refine and innovate Kona Cromoly 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. TUBELESS COMPATIBLE RIMS Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems. 12x142mm AXLE 12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 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 12x148 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 12x142 thru-axle. 650b WHEELS 650b wheels and tires have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tire, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tire. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tires 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.
Kona Sutra SE
$1,799.00
The Sutra SE is the perfect bike for the rider that knows exactly what they want in a long-haul touring bike. The traditionalist in them wants a 3x drivetrain and bar-end shifters. They want steel because everyone knows that steel isn't just the right way—it's the only way. Get out your bike packing gear, plan your trip, and mount up. The Sutra SE is ready to take you across the city or across the continent with comfort and ease.
Kona Libre CR
$2,999.00
The Libre CR is getting a big upgrade with Shimano's GRX 600 2x11 drivetrain. Shifting is smoother than ever and the wide gear range makes any mountain a mole hill. The Kona Race Light Carbon frame features a ton of mounts for carrying just about anything. Paired with Kona's Verso carbon fork and its 3pack cage mounts, this bike is a seriously lightweight gear-hauler. Whether bikepacking, ripping the local gravel roads, or out on an epic summertime century, the Libre is fast, efficient, and comfortable across any terrain. Kona Carbon Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fiber has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, we place our efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibers are in the right places. Our designers work very closely with our manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that we expect from our bikes. Integrated Headset Integrated headsets are simple, light, and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are actually part of the head tube, and they are either machined away and left with the head tube, bonded (carbon), or welded in with steel or alloy. Like an internal headset, an integrated headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible. 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. Tubeless Compatible Rims Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems. 12x142mm Axle 12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 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. 650B Wheels 650B wheels and tires have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tire, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tire. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tires 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.
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