The Operator is a familiar face in both the bike park and downhill racing scene. With the Rockshox Boxxer RC fork and a 200mm Rockshox Super Deluxe coil trunnion shock, the ride is plush and ready for big hits. With a SRAM drivetrain and brakes, and Maxxis tires, the Operator is a proven staple in the downhill world.
Frame Material: Kona DH 6061 Aluminum Butted frame Wheels: Sun MTX 33 27.5” rims Suspension Platform: Beamer Front/Rear Suspension: 200mm/200mm Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil R Trunnion Fork: RockShox Boxxer RC 200mm Crankset: RaceFace Chester w/ MRP Chain Guide Drivetrain: SRAM X7/X5 9spd Brakes: SRAM Guide T 4-piston brakes with 200mm front / 200mm rear rotor Seat Post: Kona OB Cockpit: RaceFace 35mm Chester Bar and DM stem with Kona Key Grip Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF DH casing 27.5x 2.5 Rear tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 2 DH casing 27.5x 2.4 Saddle: Kona DH
We had one goal with the Operator CR: win races. We’ve seen what 29” bikes can do on a downhill track, and the Operator CR is ready to take podiums. With two positions offering 15mm of rear wheel adjustments and 10mm of reach adjustment, it’s easier to control the feel of the bike to get the ride you want. While we spec the bike as a 29er, you are able to run 27.5” wheels as well. Shorter or longer, 29” or 27.5” you have the power to customize your ride. Front and rear RockShox suspension and powerful SRAM Code brakes round out this innovative and wickedly fast race machine.
Frame Material: Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 Aluminum Chain Stays 195mm Travel (205mm in 27.5) Wheels: Mavic ex 630 rims Suspension Platform: Beamer Front/Rear Suspension: (190mm/195mm 29”) (200/205 27.5”) Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RC World Cup Trunnion Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup 190mm Crankset: SRAM Descendant DH cranks w/MRP SXg CS Guide Drivetrain: SRAM GX DH 7spd Brakes: SRAM Code R brakes with 200mm front / 200mm rear rotor Seat Post: Kona OB Cockpit: Raceface Atlas Bar 35mm Bar and DM Stem Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C DH casing 29x 2.5 Rear tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C DH casing 29x 2.5 Saddle: WTB Volt Race
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