Operator CR

Available as Frame w/RS Super Deluxe Coil RC shock & Kona axle
$3299 USD CONTACT YOUR KONA DEALER
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

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 Aluminum Chain Stays 195mm Travel (205mm in 27.5)
Sizes M, L,
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RC Trunnion
Fork RockShox Boxxer WC Charger 2 DebonAir 190mm
Crankarms SRAM Descendant DH
Chainrings 36t
B/B SRAM GXP PF
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM PC1110
Freewheel SRAM PG720 11-25t 7spd
Chainguide MRP SXg
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM GX DH
Shifters SRAM GX DH
Brake Calipers SRAM Code R
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Brake Levers SRAM Code R
Headset FSA Orbit C No.8 ACB
Handlebar RaceFace Atlas 35mm
Stem RaceFace Atlas DM 35mm
Seatpost Kona OB 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Key Grip
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Front Hub Formula 110x20mm
Rear Hub Formula 157x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Rims Mavic EX630
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF DH TR 3C 29x2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHF DH TR 3C 29x2.5"
Paint Color Matt Yellow & Charcoal w/ Yellow, Black, & Charcoal Decals
Extras n/a

All specifications are subject to change without notice

GEOMETRY mminches

  Size M L
  Adj Reach 0 +10 0 +10
1 Reach 435 445 460 470
2 Stack 613 618 618 623
3 HT Angle 62.0 62.0
4 HT Length 117 122
5 ST Angle 79.5 79.5
6 ST Length 440 440
7 CS Length 425 [440] 425 [440]
8 BB Drop 20 22 20 22
9 BB Height 355 353 355 353
10 Wheelbase 1233 [1248] 1241 [1256] 1260 [1275] 1269 [1284]
11 Front Center 806 815 833 842
12 Fork Length 591 591
13 Fork Offset 56 56
14 TT Length 548 560 576 588
15 Standover 758 760 755 757
  Size M L
  Adj Reach 0 +10 0 +10
1 Reach 17.1 17.5 18.1 18.5
2 Stack 24.1 24.3 24.3 24.5
3 HT Angle 62.0 62.0
4 HT Length 4.6 4.8
5 ST Angle 79.5 79.5
6 ST Length 17.3 17.3
7 CS Length 425 [440] 425 [440]
8 BB Drop 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9
9 BB Height 14.0 13.9 14.0 13.9
10 Wheelbase 48.5 [49.1] 48.9 [49.4] 49.6 [50.2] 50.0 [50.6]
11 Front Center 31.7 32.1 32.8 33.1
12 Fork Length 23.3 23.3
13 Fork Offset 2.2 2.2
14 TT Length 21.6 22.0 22.7 23.1
15 Standover 29.8 29.9 29.7 29.8
KONA Geometry

SIZING + FIT

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/MetricRoad/RoveLibreCX/SutraDews CoCo
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cm46-48 cm46 cm46-48 cm46-48 cmSmall
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cm48-50 cm46-49 cm48-50 cm46-49 cmSmall, Medium
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cm48-52 cm49-51 cm48-52 cm48-54 cmMedium, Large
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cm52-54 cm51-54 cm52-54 cm52-56 cmMedium, Large
5'9"-6'0"175-183 cm30"-33"76-84 cm52-56 cm54-55 cm52-56 cm54-59 cmLarge, XL
5'11"-6'2"180-188 cm32"-35"81-89 cm54-58 cm54-55 cm54-58 cm58-61 cmLarge, XL
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cm56-58 cm55 cm56-58 cm58-61 cmXL

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/Metric CrosstrailMTB/XC Trail/FatAll Mountain/EnduroGravity/DH
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cmSmallXSXSN/A
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cmSmallSmallSmallN/A
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall/MediumMedium
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cmMediumMediumMediumMedium
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 cmLarge, XLLarge, XLLarge/XLLarge/XL
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cmLarge/XLLarge/XLLarge/XLLarge/XL

FEATURES

KONA CARBON

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.

Models: Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Jake the Snake CR, Zing CR, Zone LTD

INTEGRATED HEADSET

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.

Models: Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto, Esatto Fast, Zing CR, Zing AL, PhD

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 confident 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.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 26, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Hei Hei Race Supreme, Hei Hei Race DL, Hei Hei Race, Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei DL, Hei Hei, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail, Kahuna DDL, Kahuna DL, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Shred, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Stinky 24, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto, Esatto Fast, Roadhouse, Wheelhouse, Zing CR, Zing AL, Zone LTD, PhD, Raijin Ti Frame, Explosif Ti Frame,

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. For 2017, you’ll see the 12x148 Boost standard in the mix. Boost spacing provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Process 111, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Honzo CR Trail DL, Honzo CR Trail, Honzo CR Race, Honzo AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto Fast, Roadhouse, Wheelhouse, Zone LTD, PhD, Honzo Ti frame, Esatto Ti Disc Frame

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.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Stinky 24

27.5" WHEELS

The benefits of the 27.5-inch wheel are simple: they roll over obstacles and track better than 26-inch wheels, but are more maneuverable and nimble than 29-inch ones.

Models: Supreme Operator, Operator DL, Operator, Process 134, Process 134 DL, Process 153, Process 153 DL, Precept 120, Precept 130, Precept 150, Hei Hei Trail, Hei Hei Trail DL, Hei Hei Trail Supreme, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Blast, Cinder Cone, Explosif, Explosif Ti Frame, Shred, Mohala, Tika
Plus Models: Big Kahuna, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Unit

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