The Descent is Everything
We believe in the motto “Go big or go home.” With the all-new carbon Operator, we went big so you can go faster. This is the racehorse of downhill bikes. We’ve done extensive testing with World Cup racer Connor Fearon to get everything up to full speed. 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.
Want to read more about the development of the Operator CR? Head to our brand new stories section on Kona World and let Connor Fearon and our product team walk you through the Operator CR’s development.
We had one goal with the Operator CR: win races. We’ve seen what 29” bikes can do on a downhill track, and the Operator CR is ready to take podiums. 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 and powerful SRAM Code brakes round out this innovative and wickedly fast race machine.
The Operator is a familiar face in both the bike park and downhill racing scene. With the Rockshox Boxxer RC fork and a 200mm Rockshox Super Deluxe coil trunnion shock, the ride is plush and ready for big hits. With a SRAM drivetrain and brakes, and Maxxis tires, the Operator is a proven staple in the downhill world.