Kona Operator CR 29″ Mountain Bike 2020 – Downhill Full Suspension MTB
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We believe in the motto “Go big or go home.” With the carbon Operator, we went big, so you can go faster. This is the racehorse of downhill bikes that crushed World Cup downhill tracks all over the world in 2018 underneath Connor Fearon. With the ability to run 29” or 27.5” wheels, adjustable chainstay lengths, and an adjustable reach, it’s fully customizable to your liking. Whether you’re racing your local downhill track, slaying laps in Whistler, or standing atop the World Cup Podium, the Operator and the Operator CR are the ultimate downhill machines.
In a nod to our long-time desires to go big or go home, the 2020 Operator CR is ready to rumble. The downhill racing scene is alive and well. Racers have only one thing in mind: go as fast as possible. We’ve designed the Operator to be the fastest racing bike, whether it’s Connor Fearon at the helm, or it’s being tested at your local track.
Adjustability ensures the ride is perfectly suited to you. The operator CR can be run in 2 positions offering 15mm of rear wheel adjustments and 10mm of reach adjustment, making it easier to control the feel of the bike to get the ride you want.
We had one goal with the Operator CR: go as fast as possible. We put the Operator CR to the test with Connor Fearon all last season and the results did not disappoint. 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, powerful SRAM Code brakes, and Maxxis Assegai 3C tires 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, 12×148 and 12×157 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 12×148 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 12×142 thru-axle.
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.
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|Frame:||Kona DH Carbon w/ 6061 Aluminum Chain Stays 195mm Travel (205mm in 27.5)|
|Fork:||RockShox Boxxer Ultimate DebonAir 190mm|
|Rear Shock:||RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate Trunnion|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit C No.8 ACB|
|Stem:||RaceFace Atlas DM 35mm|
|Bars:||RaceFace Atlas 35mm|
|Front Brake:||SRAM Code R/Centerline 200mm|
|Rear Brake:||SRAM Code R/Centerline 200mm|
|Brake Lever:||SRAM Code R|
|Rear Mech:||SRAM GX DH|
|Shifters:||SRAM GX DH|
|Front Hub:||Formula 110x20mm|
|Rear Hub:||Formula 157x12mm|
|Spokes:||Stainless Black 14g|
|Front Tyre:||Maxxis Assegai DH TR 3C 29×2.5″|
|Rear Tyre:||Maxxis Assegai DH TR 3C 29×2.5″|
|Seat Post:||Kona OB 31.6mm|
|Saddle:||WTB High Tail Trail Pro|
|Bottom Bracket:||SRAM GXP PF|
|Cassette:||SRAM PG720 11-25t 7spd|
|Pedals:||Basic Resin Flat|
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