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Kona Libre CR

Kona Libre CR
Color: Gloss Metallic Pewter
Size: 52cm
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The Libre CR is for the rider that knows exactly what they want in their gravel bike. You want a double ring for maximum gear range. You want easy-to-manage disc brakes. You want the ability to carry a ton of stuff, even if it's just an occasional need. You want that carbon frame and Verso carbon fork that is stiff, light, and tracks well over anything. You want all of this without breaking the bank. Bingo! We've got you covered. Whether bike packing, ripping the local gravel roads, or out on an epic summer-time century, the Libre CR is fast, efficient, and comfortable across any terrain.

Designed to be lightweight and built to demanding standards. Carbon fiber has long been praised for its weight and strength, but rather than chase grams, we place our efforts on the performance that is possible when the right high-modulus fibers are in the right places. Our designers work very closely with our manufacturer to ensure there is no compromise to the desired ride characteristics, durability and – finally – weight stipulations that we expect from our bikes.

Integrated headsets are simple, light and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are actually part of the head tube, and they are either machined away and left with the head tube, bonded (carbon), or welded in with steel or alloy. Like an internal headset, an integrated 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.

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.

Geometry Chart:
Frame Size5052545658
Seat Tube Length (mm) 455 490 510 540 550
Top Tube Length (mm) 543 558 572 588 608
Reach (mm) 378 383 386 389 394
Stack (mm) 575 590 610 630 660
Standover (mm) 758 782 803 830 850
Head Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 71° 71° 71°
Head Tube Length (mm) 137.3 153.2 175.4 196.5 230.4
Seat Tube Angle 74° 73.5° 73° 72.5° 72°
Chainstay Length (mm) 440 440 440 440 440
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 75 75 72 72 70
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 285 285 288 288 290
Wheelbase (mm) 1042 1052 1058 1068 1084
Front Center (mm) 613 623 628 638 654
Fork Length (mm) 410 410 410 410 410
Fork Offset (mm) 50 50 50 50 50
Frame SizeHeight (inches)Height (cm)Inseam (inches)Inseam (cm)
50cm 4'10"-5'1" 147-155cm 24"-27" 61-69cm
50cm 5'0"-5'3" 152-160cm 26"-29" 66-74cm
50-52cm 5'2"-5'7" 157-170cm 27"-30" 69-76cm
52-54cm 5'6"-5'10" 168-178cm 29"-31" 74-79cm
54-56cm 5'9"-6'0" 175-183cm 30"-33" 76-84cm
54-58cm 5'11"-6'2" 180-188cm 32"-35" 81-89cm
58cm 6'1"-6'5" 185-196cm 33"-36" 84-91cm


Frame Kona Race Light Carbon
Fork Kona Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc
Rims WTB KOM Team i25 TCS 2.0
Hubs Front: Formula 100x12mm (centerlock)
Rear: Formula 142x12mm (centerlock)
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Tires WTB Riddler TCS DUAL 700x45c
Bottom Bracket Shimano PF86
Crankset Shimano GRX 600
Chainrings 30/46t
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Front Derailleur Shimano GRX 400
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 400
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano Deore 11-36t 10spd
Chain Shimano Deore
Brakes TRP HDC711C Mechanical / Hydraulic
Rotors TRP TR160mm
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Kona Road
Tape/Grips Velo Shock-Proof Bar Tape
Stem Kona Road Deluxe
Headset FSA No.42ACB
Seatpost Kona Deluxe Thumb w/Offset 31.6mm
Saddle WTB Volt
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Metallic Pewter / 52cm 841073145850 B22LBC52 210000001931