A sneak peek on the 2019 Kona line up by Steershop

What an exciting time of the year. When the sun shines and most of the bike-industry is launching their so-called '2019 line'. New groupsets, new tires, new clothing lines and of course NEW BIKES.

 Non drive-side pictures are hot (photo: Tom J)

Non drive-side pictures are hot (photo: Tom J)

After being away from Eurobike for quite a few years Kona decided to be back in the circus and celebrate their 30th anniversary. And how they did it!

The boot was a sort of a wooden barn with a big table in the middle and bikes all around. No fancy displays, no exclusive light galleries: just A PLACE LIKE HOME, a place to sit down and have a chat about bikes accompanied by the necessary beers, of course!

One of the bikes every committed gravel-fan was very curious about was the all new carbon adventure bike: the Kona Libre. Kona has shown top notch carbon bikes in their mountainbike and cx line more then once and the Libre is no exception on this. What a stunner!

(damn: the new process and operator look sick)

 Kona 30th topcap on the new Sutra. (photo: Tom J)

Kona 30th topcap on the new Sutra. (photo: Tom J)

We will tell you more about The Libre in a full review on our Chaingang page. This is not just another bike to fill the range and be in the market of high end hipster gravel-sleds. This is the steady result of being in the bike industrie for 30 years.

 

 Libre downtube shot (photo: Tom J)

Libre downtube shot (photo: Tom J)

The new bikes will be available for pre-order in our webshop from next week on. You can already check them out in the shop, of course!

 

 2019 Kona Rove ST, standard on 650B's. (photo: Tom J)

2019 Kona Rove ST, standard on 650B's. (photo: Tom J)