Coming off of an impressive 10th place finish at the World Cup Finals in Leogang, Austria, Kona Team rider Connor Fearon‘s best ever World Cup result coincides with Kona’s best DH result since we launched our Operator platform four years ago. All season Fearon raced on our brand new carbon fiber Supreme Operator. Featuring a completely redesigned Kona Carbon DH unidirectional monocoque front triangle, the bike represents an insanely light, laterally stiff, wildly plush, race-ready, modern downhill bike. To weather the brunt of crash and shuttle damage, the frame features a 6061 rear triangle and alloy rockers with a lightweight hollow carbon bridge that’s three times stiffer than our previous Operator. We also changed the kinematics of the Operator’s Beamer Independent Suspension, making it more progressive off the top, helping the bike to stay higher in the travel and recover from hits more quickly. With the industry’s best components, including the new Fox Float 40 fork, this is, quite simply, the most radical ride we’ve ever made. Watch Fearon as he shreds his Team Issue bike through a breakout year on the World Cup circuit. Two new contenders are on the scene.