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Kona Libre El - 2021

Kona Libre El
  • Color: Gloss Chocolate
$5,799.99
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Gloss Chocolate
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This item is not permitted to be shipped, however, it can be purchased online and picked up at our store in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

Details

With the growing demand for electric bikes and gravel bikes, it was only natural for us to introduce the Libre EL. Built on our wildly popular Libre platform, the Libre EL features an aluminum frame and Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc fork. Like its CR DL sibling, it's running a Shimano GRX 810 11-speed drivetrain and brakes, and a TransX + RAD Internal dropper post activated by Shimano's GRX lever. Unlike its analog sibling, it gets a power boost from a Shimano E7000 motor and 504 Wh internal battery. In other words, it'll get you to the top of that insanely steep hill you've been eyeing up while saving enough in the tank for the long ride home.

Internal Headset
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 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.

Specs

Motor Shimano E7000
Battery Shimano 504Wh
Display Shimano SC-E7000 Display
Max Assisted Speed 20mph
Charger Shimano STEPS 2A
Frame Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
Fork Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
Headset Orbit 1.5ZS, No.57-T
Axles Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels WTB HTZ i25 TCS 2.0
Hubs Formula
Spokes Stainless 14g
Tires WTB Venture TCS w/Puncture Protection 650B x 47
Crankset Shimano E8000
Chainrings Direct Mount Samox 38T
Chain Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano Deore 11-42T 11spd
Shifters Shimano GRX 810
Handlebars Kona Road
Tape/Grips Kona Cork Tape
Stem Kona Road Deluxe
Brake Levers Shimano GRX 810
Brakes Shimano GRX 810
Pedals Sold separately
Saddle WTB Volt
Seat Post Trans-X Dropper +RAD Internal w/Shimano Lever 31.6mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Chocolate / 50cm 841073138838 B21ELB50 KON27652374M
Gloss Chocolate / 52cm 841073138845 B21ELB52 KON27838495M
Gloss Chocolate / 54cm 841073138852 B21ELB54 KON27542930M
Gloss Chocolate / 56cm 841073138869 B21ELB56 KON27528745M
Gloss Chocolate / 58cm 841073138876 B21ELB58 KON27292377M

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