The Operator CR has proven to be a contender in downhill races all around the world. From World Cups with Connor Fearon to regional races the world over it’s unapologetically fast. The Operator CR gives you the ability to customize your setup by offering 15mm of rear wheel adjustments and 10mm of reach adjustment, so 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, powerful SRAM Code brakes, and Maxxis Assegai 3C tires on WTB HTZ i30 TCS 2.0 rims round out this innovative and wickedly fast race machine.
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.
Tubeless Compatible Rims
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, 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.
Beamer Independent Suspension
Built to be off-the-top progressive, Beamer Independent Suspension helps the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. The Operators are instilled with what our product managers like to call "pure shock movement," whereby the shock is protected from side load. Designed to be highly tuneable and extremely durable, the Beamer IS is our version of greased lightning.
|Frame||Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 Aluminum Chain Stays 195mm Travel (205mm in 27.5)|
|Fork||RockShox Boxxer Ultimate DebonAir 190mm|
|Headset||FSA Orbit C No.8 ACB|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate Trunnion|
Front: 110 x 20mm
Rear: 157 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB HTZ i30 TCS 2.0|
|Spokes||Stainless Black 14g|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai DH TR 3C 29x2.5" WT|
|Crankset||SRAM Descendant DH|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB PF107|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX DH|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG720 11-25t 7spd|
|Shifters||SRAM GX DH|
|Handlebars||RaceFace Atlas 35mm|
|Tape/Grips||Kona Key Grip|
|Stem||RaceFace Atlas DM 35mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Code R|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R w/SRAM Centerline 200mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB High Tail Trail|
|Seat Post||Kona OB 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.