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Kona Libre

Kona Libre
  • Color: Jeep Green
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The masses have flocked to the Libre. It's known for its ability to crush big rides, carry tons of gear, perform jaw-dropping skids, and may or may not have been tested by wheelieing with one hand while holding a beer in the other. Who knows. 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.

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.

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 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.

bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
A. Reach 14.9" 15.1" 15.2" 15.3" 15.5"
B. Stack 22.6" 23.2" 24" 24.8" 26.0"
C. Standover 29.1" 30.2" 31.1" 32.2" 33.0"
D. Effective Top Tube 21.4" 22" 22.6" 23.1" 23.9"
E. Head Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 71° 71° 71°
F. Head Tube Length 5.4" 6" 6.9" 7.7" 9.1"
G. Seat Tube Angle 74° 73.5° 73° 72.5° 72°
H. Seat Tube Length 17.9" 19.3" 20.1" 21.3" 21.7"
I. Bottom Bracket Height 10.5" 10.5" 10.6" 10.6" 10.7"
J. Bottom Bracket Drop 3" 3" 2.8" 2.8" 2.8"
K. Fork Rake/Offset 2" 2" 2" 2" 2"
M. Wheelbase 41" 41.4" 41.7" 42" 42.7"
N. Front to Center 24.1" 24.5" 24.7" 25.1" 25.7"
O. Chainstay Length 17.3" 17.3" 17.3" 17.3" 17.3"
Fork Length 16.1" 16.1" 16.1" 16.1" 16.1"
4'10"–5'1" 50cm
5'0"–5'3" 50cm
5'2"–5'7" 50–52cm
5'6"–5'10" 52–54cm
5'9"–6'0" 54–56cm
5'11"–6'2" 54–58cm
6'1"–6'5" 58cm


Frame Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
Fork Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
Rims WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0
Hubs Front: Formula 100x12mm
Rear: Formula 142x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires WTB Riddler TCS 700x45c
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP 68mm
Crankset SRAM Apex
Chainrings 40t X-Sync
Shifters SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd
Chain SRAM PC1110
Brakes TRP HDC711C Mechanical / Hydraulic
Rotors TRP TR160mm
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Handlebars Kona Road
Tape/Grips Kona Cork Tape
Stem Kona Road
Headset FSA No.57B
Seatpost Kona Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
Saddle WTB Volt
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Jeep Green / 50cm 841073145799 B22LB50
Jeep Green / 52cm 841073145805 B22LB52
Jeep Green / 54cm 841073145812 B22LB54
Jeep Green / 56cm 841073145829 B22LB56
Jeep Green / 58cm 841073145836 B22LB58