The bike Connor Fearon piloted to 5th place in the 2016 World Cup overall. The bike Graham Agassiz sends to stratospheric heights at the FEST series and at Red Bull Rampage. And the bike you choose for all day laps in the bike park or your local race series. The Operator harnesses the pure joy of ripping amazing trails, the perfect blend of speed and style, all with Kona’s legendary durability built right in.
“We totally love it.”
– Dirt Magazine (UK)
Frame Material: Kona DH 6061 Aluminum Butted 200mm TravelWheel Size: 27.5 Wheels: Sun Ringle MTX 33 Sleeved Suspension Platform: Beamer Front/Rear Suspension: 200mm/200mm Fork: RockShox Boxxer RC 200mm Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil R Trunnion Crankset: RaceFace Chester Drivetrain: SRAM X7/X5 Cockpit: RaceFace Chester 35 bar, RaceFace Chester DM stem, Kona Key Grip Brakes: SRAM Guide R Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF DH 27.5x2.5" Saddle: Kona DH
The 27.5” Operator is the evolution of a bike that can compete at the top level while still being the bike you’d choose to ride on your day off. It’s agile. It’s planted. It rips the corners. And it’s the exact same frame that Connor Fearon and Graham Agassiz ride at the top levels of downhill and freeride – a testament to the Operator’s durability and shredability. The Operator DL is ready to shred with a SRAM GX DH 7-speed drivetrain and Code brakes, RockShox Boxxer Team fork and Super Deluxe RC World Cup shock, and 3C DH Maxxis Minions.
“A durable, well-thought-out machine with good geometry and a solid suspension platform – all in a mega-stout package that should take a beating for many seasons to come.”
– Vital MTB
Frame Material: Kona DH 6061 Aluminum Butted 200mm Travel Wheel Size: 27.5 Wheels: Mavic EX729 Suspension Platform: Beamer Front/Rear Suspension: 200mm/200mm Fork: RockShox Boxxer Team Coil Spring 200mm Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RC World Cup Trunnion Crankset: SRAM Descendant DH Drivetrain: SRAM X7 9spd Cockpit: RaceFace Atlas 35mm bar, RaceFace Atlas DM stem, Kona Key Grip Brakes: SRAM Code R Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF DH 3C 27.5x2.5" Saddle: WTB Volt Race