The masses have been asking for an aluminum Libre, and we’re thrilled to present this gorgeous go-getter. Featuring our Carbon Verso fork with its multitude of carrying capabilities, the Libre is the more budget-friendly version of our badass gravel adventure bike. Featuring a SRAM Apex drivetrain, TRP Spyre brakes, formula hubs, and mounts for a multitude of frame bags and bottles, the Libre is ready to comfortably take you on some big backcountry adventures.
Kona 6061 Aluminum
Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased as well as shaped, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.
Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal 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, 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.
|Frame||Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|Fork||Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc|
Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||WTB KOM Light Team i25 TCS 2.0|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
|Tires||WTB Riddler TCS 700c x 45|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP 68mm|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Cork Tape|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Apex|
|Brakes||TRP Spyre C w/TRP TR160 160mm rotors|
|Seat Post||Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.