Operator DL

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Available as frame with RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCWC Rear Shock & Thru-Axle
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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

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  • 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

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona DH 6061 Aluminum Butted 200mm Travel
Sizes M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RC Trunnion
Fork RockShox Boxxer Team Coil Spring 200mm
Crankarms SRAM Descendant DH
Chainrings 36t
B/B SRAM GXP PF
Pedals n/a
Chain SRAM PC1110
Freewheel SRAM GX DH 11-25t 7spd
Chainguide MRP G3 Steel
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 No.57SC
Handlebar RaceFace Atlas 35mm
Stem RaceFace Atlas DM 35mm
Seatpost Kona OB 34.9mm
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 EX729
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF DH 3C 27.5x2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHF DH 3C 27.5x2.5"
Paint Color Matt Olive & Black w/ Yellow Decals
Extras n/a

All specifications are subject to change without notice

GEOMETRY mminches

  ST Length 410 410 410
1 TT Length 584 611 641
2 Reach 435 460 485
3 Stack 615 620 629
4 Standover 720 720 720
5 HT Angle 63.0 63.0 63.0
6 HT Length 120 125 135
7 ST Angle 76.5 76.5 76.0
8 CS Length 423 423 423
9 BB Drop 10 10 10
10 BB Height 349 349 349
11 Wheelbase 1220 1248 1277
12 Front Center 797 825 855
13 Fork Length 581 581 581
14 Fork Offset 48 48 48
  Size M L XL
1 ST Length 16.1 16.1 16.1
2 TT Length 23.0 24.1 25.2
3 Reach 17.1 18.1 19.1
4 Stack 24.2 24.4 24.8
5 Standover 28.3 28.3 28.3
6 HT Angle 63.0 63.0 63.0
7 HT Length 4.7 4.9 5.3
8 ST Angle 76.5 76.5 76.0
9 CS Length 16.7 16.7 16.7
10 BB Drop 0.4 0.4 0.4
11 BB Height 13.7 13.7 13.7
12 Wheelbase 48.0 49.1 50.3
13 Front Center 31.4 32.5 33.7
14 Fork Length 22.9 22.9 22.9
15 Fork Offset 1.9 1.9 1.9
KONA Geometry

SIZING + FIT

ROAD/CX/ASPHALT

Height/InchesHeight/MetricInseam/InchesInseam/MetricRoad/RoveCX/FreerangeDews/PW3 CoCo
4'10"-5'1"147-155 cm24”-27”61-69 cm46 cm46-48cm46-48 cmSmall
5'0"-5'3"152-160 cm26"-29"66-74 cm49 cm48-49.5 cm46-49 cmSmall, Medium
5'2"-5'7"157-170 cm27"-30"69-76 cm49-53 cm49-53 cm48-54 cmMedium, Large
5'6"-5'10"168-178 cm29"-31"74-79 cm53-56 cm51-56 cm52-56 cmMedium, Large
5'9"-6'0"175-183 cm30"-33"76-84 cm54-59 cm54-59 cm54-59 cmLarge, XL
5'11"-6'2"180-188 cm32"-35"81-89 cm59-61 cm59-63 cm58-61 cmLarge, XL
6'1"-6'5"185-196 cm33"-36"84-91 cm59-61 cm59-63 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 cmXLXLXLLarge/XL

FEATURES

KONA 6061 ALUMINUM

Kona 7005 and 6061 Aluminum alloys are used extensively throughout our fleet of mountain and asphalt bicycles. A tough, durable, light alloy, both Kona 7005 and 6061 deliver fantastic, reliable performance that lasts for thousands of rides. Much of our 7005/6061 tubing is butted and/or formed, meaning the tubing’s wall thickness can be increased or decreased, as well as shaped, so we can fine-tune a particular frame’s strength and ride characteristics depending on its intended application.

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 AL DL, Honzo AL, Big Honzo DL, Big Honzo, Kahuna, Big Kahuna, Lana’i, Fire Mountain, Shred, Lava Dome, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Coco, Stinky 24, Shred 24, Shred 20, Hula, Makena, Splice, Splice Deluxe, Big Rove AL, Rove AL, Dr Dew, Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, Dewey, Dew, Ute

INTERNAL HEADSET

Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.

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 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, Unit, Lava Dome, Mahuna, Wozo, Wo, Mohala, Tika, Coco, Stinky 24, Shred 24, Shred 20, Splice, Splice Deluxe, Jake, Jake the Snake, Jake the Snake CR, Private Jake, Esatto DDL, Esatto Disc, Esatto, Esatto Fast, Zone LTD, Big Rove AL, Dr Dew, Dew Deluxe, Dew Plus, Dewey, Ute, Honzo Ti Frame

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

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Register a new Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.

ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE
Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME
When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.

Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.

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