Live from Serfaus, Austria we are stoked to announce the birth of the newest kid in the Kona adventure family: the Libre AL.
After introducing the carbon model last year we took the change to test and feel the bike during the past 12 months, and it brought us nothing but smiles.
The price-point for some people might have been a barrier to be able to enjoy this capable whip. We hope with this new alu 1899eur version it does not have to be anymore.
This bike show us how good Kona understand bikes, it is wonderful to see how a bike company is able to attract the right people for over 30 years to provide us with bikes full of character and joy.
Don’t let yourself fool by the framesize! 46, 49, 51, 54 and 55 might not be the right numbers to base your choice of size on. The toptube lenght is! Note that the steering feels very natural with a relatively short stem. A size 54, for instance, has a 58.8tt and will fit riders from 178cm upto 185cm. Please get in touch with us before ordering if you have any doubts about size! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The standard 1x11 apex drivetrain with TRP brakes works just fine for a lot of people out there, but the possibilities of this frameset are going much further than that!
The high-end aluminium frameset and full carbon fork are screaming for some dedicated custom builds, aren’t they?
From a 27.5 monster-x (up to 55mm on 27.5), over a 32mm 700c road+ fast bike-packer or a typical gravel-grinder with 45mm rubber.
This frame will give you confidence and speed. The handling is great and the looks are stunning!
Ready for pre-orders REALLY SOON. We expect the first bikes to drop in the end of July.
(International customers: take your chance to get your hands on this EU-available only product. Contact us to work out your personal build: we will ship it to your doorstep!)