The Operator downhill bike fired Kona straight back into the gravity bike scene when it was launched last year to high acclaim. The man behind that comeback, Chris Mandell, has been working on the Entourage since the Operator was let loose, and we headed to Crans Montana, Switzerland to give it some tough love.

Ride & handling: Unusual ride position pays off on the trails

When you first get on the Kona Entourage, the short top tube and chainstays make it feel like you’re sat over the rear wheel. The overall impression is one of sitting on top of the bike, rather than down into it. That feeling translates onto the trails, where the ride position is further forward than you’d normally expect of something aimed at downhill riding. Read More