From backflips to pinning on a number plate, Kona's Operator 27.5 ushers in a fast era of downhilling with simple, plush suspension. This bike soaks up the biggest hits and rips with tons of maneuverability for the ideal combo of speed and handling. The RockShox BoXXer fork and Kage shock both sport 200mm of travel, plus external rebound and compression adjustments to set to your specifications and/or course and terrain needs. No matter what you're charging down, SRAM's powerful Guide R discs give you smooth stopping power, while the hard-charging Mavic 27.5-inch wheels with Maxxis tires bite into lines for pinned cornering. Other gravity-fueled gear includes a precision SRAM/Shimano drivetrain, a Kona DH bar, stem and seatpost, and a Hive chainguide. It doesn't get much better... or faster.
|Frame||Kona DH Carbon w/aluminum stays, 200mm-travel, 157x12mm rear spacing|
|Fork||RockShox BoXXer RC, 200mm-travel, 20mm thru-axle|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Kage RC|
|Spokes||Sandvik 14g stainless-steel|
|Tires||Maxxis DHF DH 3C, 27.5 x 2.5|
|Front Derailleur||The Hive LG1 chainguide|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9 Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-28|
|Tape/Grips||ODI Ruffian MX|
|Stem||Kona, direct mount|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide R|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R, 200/180mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport SE 250|
* Subject to change without notice.