Operator DL

2018 2017
$3999 USD BUY NOW
Already one of the most recognized gravity rigs on the mountain today, the Operator is expanding the possibilities. Built around an all-new aluminum butted frame that is fully capable of handling the speed and abuse the downhill scene is famous for. Give it the control and rollover characteristics that 27.5-inch wheels offer and this bike is operating at another level. Note: not compatible with tapered steer tube forks.

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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 RC 200mm
  • Shock: RockShox Kage RC
  • Crankset: Shimano Zee
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX 10spd
  • Cockpit: Kona DH bar, Kona Direct Mount stem, Kona Slog grips
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF DH 3C 27.5x2.5"
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Sport SE 250

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Material Kona DH 6061 Aluminum Butted 200mm Travel
Sizes M, L, XL
Rear Shock RockShox Kage RC
Fork RockShox Boxxer RC Coil Spring 200mm
Crankarms Shimano Zee
Chainrings 36t
B/B Shimano PF107
Pedals n/a
Chain KMC X10
Freewheel SRAM PG1030 11-28t 10spd
Chainguide MRP G3 Steel
F/D n/a
R/D SRAM GX
Shifters SRAM GX
Brake Calipers SRAM Guide R
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm
Brake Levers SRAM Guide R
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5ZS SC
Handlebar Kona DH
Stem Kona Direct Mount
Seatpost Kona OB 34.9mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona S-LOG
Saddle WTB Volt Sport SE 250
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 Orange/Black/White/Black
Extras n/a

All specifications are subject to change without notice

GEOMETRY mminches

  Size M L XL
1 ST Length 410 410 410
2 TT Length 584 611 641
3 Reach 435 460 485
4 Stack 615 620 629
5 Standover 720 720 720
6 HT Angle 63 63 63
7 HT Length 120 125 135
8 ST Angle 76.5 76.5 76
9 CS Length 423 423 423
10 BB Drop 10 10 10
11 BB Height 349 349 349
12 Wheelbase 1220 1248 1277
13 Front Center 797 825 855
14 Fork Length 581 581 581
15 Fork Offset 48 48 48
  Size M L XL
1 ST Length 16.1 16.1 16.1
2 TT Length 23 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 63 63
7 HT Length 4.7 4.9 5.3
8 ST Angle 76.5 76.5 76
9 CS Length 16.6 16.6 16.6
10 BB Drop 0.4 0.4 0.4
11 BB Height 13.7 13.7 13.7
12 Wheelbase 48 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/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Road CX/Freerange Dews/Esatto/PhD/PW3/PHF CoCo
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm25” - 27”64 - 69 cm4846/48 cmSmall
5'0" - 5'3"152 - 160 cm26" - 28"66 - 71 cm49 cm48/49/49.546/48/49 cmSmall, Medium
5'2" - 5'7"157 - 170 cm27" - 29"69 - 74 cm49/52/53 cm49/49.5/51/5348/49/52/53/54 cmMedium, Large
5'6" - 5'11"168 - 180 cm29" - 31"74 - 79 cm49/53/54/56 cm51/53/54/5652/53/54/55/56 cmMedium, Large
5'10" - 6'3"178 - 190 cm31" - 33"79 - 84 cm53/56/58/59/61 cm54/56/57/5954/55/56/57/58/59/61 cmLarge, XL
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cm59/61 cm59/61/6357/58/59/61 cm N/A

MTB/ALL MOUNTAIN/GRAVITY

Height/Inches Height/Metric Inseam/Inches Inseam/Metric Crosstrail MTB/XC Trail/Fat All Mountain/Enduro Gravity/DH
4'10" - 5'1"147 - 155 cm24” - 27”61 - 69 cmSmallXS/SmallXS/Small Small
5'0" - 5'3" 152 - 160 cm26" - 29" 66 - 74 cmSmall, MediumSmall, MediumSmall Small
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/Medium Small/Medium
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 183 cm 30" - 33"76 - 84 cmMedium, Large Medium, Large Medium/Large Medium/Large
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 cm32" - 35"81 - 89 cmMedium, Large, XLMedium, Large, XLLarge/XL Medium/Large
6'1" - 6'5" 185 - 196 cm33" - 36"84 - 91 cmLarge, XL Large, XL Large/XL Large

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

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 2017 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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