I got myself a Kona Rove NRB late last year, and I could hardly be more pleased with the bike. It runs like a clock, it’s sturdy and so fun to ride on the gravel roads. The only (small) thing I would like to improve is the grip on the road. Especially in the curves and on the most sketchy parts of the roads. I ride on 100% gravel (apart from a few hundred meters on tarmac to get me there) and I stay off the most muddy roads and stay inside on the really rainy days... The roads I mostly ride on are fairly nice gravel roads, not all that bad. I now use the 650B, 47 mm WTB Horizon delivered with the bike. They feel fast and almost impossible to wear out. But they are more or less slicks.
I don’t want to lose the fast feeling and I don’t think i need tonnes of traction, so I’m thinking about the WTB Byways or the new WTB Venture. Maybe the Byways will be sufficient for my conditions? Does anybody have an advice what to choose?