OPERATOR

SUPREME OPERATOR

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OVERVIEW

It’s the same bike Graham Agassiz and Antoine Bizet flip and huck and rail down the world’s burliest mountains. For you, it’s the out-of-the-box downhill bike of your dreams. Kona Carbon front triangle, perfected geometry and a lively suspension feel that lets you do what you want, whenever you want to.

“Diablement fun à piloter.” –Big Bike (France)

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Frame Material: Kona DH Carbon w/6061 Aluminum stays
  • Wheel Size: 26-inch
  • Wheels: Mavic EX729 Rims and Hope Pro II hubs
  • KIS Platform: Beamer Independent Suspension
  • Rear/Front Suspension: 200mm/200mm
  • Fork: RockShox Boxxer WC 200mm 20mm DO
  • Shock: RockShox Vivid Coil
  • Crankset: SRAM DH XO1
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XG795 10-24 7-speed
  • Cockpit: Truvativ BooBar, Truvativ Holzfeller Stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate
  • Tires: Maxxis DHF DH 3C 26x2.5"
  • Saddle: WTB Devo Team

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona DH Carbon w/6061 Aluminum Stays 200mm Travel
Sizes S, M, L
Rear Shock RockShox Vivid Coil
Fork RockShox Boxxer WC 200mm 20mm DO
Crankarms SRAM DH XO1
Chainrings 34t, X-Sync
B/B SRAM Press Fit 92
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM XX1
Freewheel SRAM XG795 10-24 7spd
Chainguide The Hive LG1+
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM DH XO1
Shifters SRAM DH XO1
Brake Calipers SRAM Guide Ultimate
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm Ti
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm Ti
Brake Levers SRAM Guide Ultimate
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57-1
Handlebar Truvativ BooBar
Stem Truvativ Holzfeller
Seatpost Truvativ Noir
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips ODI Ruffian MX
Saddle WTB Devo Team
Front Hub Hope Pro II 20mm
Rear Hub Hope Pro II 157x12mm
Spokes Sandvik Stainless 14g Black
Rims Mavic EX729
Front Tire Maxxis DHF DH 3C 26x2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis DHF DH 3C 26x2.5"
Paint Color Matt Carbon & Black w/ Team Orange & Purple Decals
Extras n/a

GEOMETRY
mm   |   inches

  Size S M L
1 Reach 389 422 451
2 Stack 581 590 608
3 HT Angle 64 64 64
4 HT Length 100 110 130
5 ST Angle 76 76 75
6 ST Length 417 417 417
7 CS Length 420 420 420
8 BB Drop -4 -4 -4
9 Wheelbase 1141 1178 1216
10 Front Center 721 758 796
11 Fork Length 568 568 568
12 Fork Offset 42 42 42
13 TT Length 535 573 612
14 Standover 725 725 725
  Size S M L
1 Reach 15.31 16.61 17.76
2 Stack 22.87 23.23 23.94
3 HT Angle 64 64 64
4 HT Length 3.94 4.33 5.12
5 ST Angle 76 76 75
6 ST Length 16.42 16.42 16.42
7 CS Length 16.54 16.54 16.54
8 BB Drop -0.14 -0.14 -0.14
9 Wheelbase 44.92 46.38 47.87
10 Front Center 28.39 29.84 31.34
11 Fork Length 22.36 22.36 22.36
12 Fork Offset 1.65 1.65 1.65
13 TT Length 21.06 22.56 24.09
14 Standover 28.54 28.54 28.54

SIZING CHART

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Asphalt CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm48SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 28" 66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.5Small, Small MediumSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 29" 69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/53Small Medium, MediumMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm53/54/56 cm51/53/54/56Medium, Medium LargeMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm56/58/59 cm 54/56/57/59Medium Large, LargeLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5"188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm61 cm59/61/63Large, XLN/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/SmallSmall
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmallSmall
5'2" - 5'7" 157 - 170 cm27" - 30" 69 - 76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'6" - 5'10"168 - 178 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cmSmall, Medium, LargeSmall, Medium, LargeSmall/MediumSmall/Medium
5'9" - 6'0"175 - 183 cm30" - 33"76 - 84 cmMedium, LargeMedium, LargeMedium/LargeMedium/Large
5'11" - 6'2"180 - 188 cm32" - 35"81 - 89 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XLMedium/Large
6'1" - 6'5"185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge/XLLarge

TECH

OPERATOR Gravity

One of the fastest, lightest, most capable downhill bikes in the world: From Graham Agassiz’s 70-foot step-down at the 2014 Red Bull Rampage to Antoine Bizet’s Nine Knights double backflip—the first ever on a DH bike. Let us not forget Connor Fearon’s blazing World Cup performances and Tegan Malloy’s World Championship win. For the everyday, downhill-loving mountain biker, Kona’s Operator series is gravity done smart, fast and fun.

KONA CARBON

To create our growing fleet of Kona Carbon bikes, our design team works intimately with our manufacturers to ensure the desired ride characteristics, durability demands and weight stipulations are met to the highest standards possible. Kona Carbon bikes are feather-light, super-fast, extremely durable and wildly fun.

2016 Kona Carbon models: Supreme Operator, Operator, Major Jake, Jake the Snake CR

INTEGRATED HEADSETS

Integrated headsets are simple, light and effective headset systems whereby the bearing race cups are actually part of the head tube, either machined away and left with the head tube, or glued in (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.

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 positive 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.

12x157mm 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. New for 2016, you’ll see the 12x148 standard in the mix, featured primarily on the new alloy Honzos. 12x148 provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

BEAMER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Designed to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. It’s imbued with what our product managers like to call “pure shock movement,” whereby the shock is protected from side load. Beamer is featured on our super-playful Carbon Operator platform.

2016 Beamer Independent Models: Operator 27.5, Supreme Operator, Operator, Stinky 24

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  • Frame Material: Kona DH Carbon w/6061 Aluminum stays
  • Wheel Size: 26-inch
  • Wheels: Sun MTX33 Sleeved
  • KIS Platform: Beamer Independent Suspension
  • Rear/Front Suspension: 200mm/200mm
  • Fork: RockShox Boxxer RC 200mm 20mm DO
  • Shock: RockShox Kage RC
  • Crankset: Shimano Zee
  • Drivetrain: SRAM PG1030 11-28t 10-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona DH bar, Kona DM stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
  • Tires: Maxxis DHF DH 3C 26x2.5"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Sport SE 250
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  • Short 400mm chainstays, low BB, and longer FC for stability at speed
  • 73mm threaded BB for use with standard MTB cranks
  • Stiff, light and easy to use 12x142 Maxle axle with sliding dropouts
  • Lightweight, gimmick free, round Kona 6061 tubing
  • Tapered headtube
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