Kona Operator FR Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2729.00

Product Description

We took all that we learned from the World Championship winning Stab and the freeride revolutionary Stinky, and integrated into new design that is lighter, stiffer, more durable and easier to work on. With a slacker 64-degree head tube angle, new 1.5 zero stack, tapered, internal head tube, mega-sized main pivots, and an axle that slides in from the drive side of the bike so you can adjust/tighten the main pivot, this bike comes ready to rock the freeride world. A single crown RockShox Domain fork, SRAM drivetrain and a Freechucker chain guide with a 34t chain ring, the Operator FR is the perfect bike park, shuttle, git'er done with style machine.

  • Frame Material: Kona DH 7005 Aluminum 200mm Travel
  • Fork: RockShox Domain R CL 180mm w/20mm TA
  • Chainrings: PC Bash/34T
  • Pedals: Kona JackShit Primo
  • Chain: SRAM 951 PowerChain

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rambo a Downhiller from Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2011

    Strengths:    Excellent components package, light in wieght compared to its counterparts. Rock solid, feels like its bomb proof. Flys off of jumps.

    Weaknesses:    Like any other dh or fr bikes its a hard to ride up long hills. Having said that, it is still pretty light. I believe the weight comes in at 38 pounds?

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is solid, some people were talking about how flimsy it looks, believe me its not. Im 511 200 pounds and taken jumps drops and its solid. It handles like a dream in tight switch backs and single track. Once you get some air it feels super light. The 200 mm rear shock absorbs everything. The front end is great as well. The first time i took it out i was suprised how well it sucks up the ruff stuff.

    Excellent bike for someone who is serious about freeriding or downhilling.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything on the Northshore

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2250.00

    Purchased At:   Different Bikes Nort

    Similar Products Used:   Norco Traux !

    Bike Setup:   Stock

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    Kona Operator FR chain guide

    I recently replaced the stock 34T with a Raceface NW 30T. Is there a chain guide that will work on an Operator with a 30T? Is there an ISCG tensioner that will work on the Operator? I looked at a Stinger...but its made for a double crank? I rode it through some chunk at speed...and to my surp ... Read More »

    Trade my 09 Norco Shore 2 for 2011 Kona Operator FR?

    Hey friends, I ride a 2009 Norco Shore 2, which is pretty much stock besides the SUN S-type wheels and different tires. See my bike here: [ATTACH=CONFIG]894976[/ATTACH] I have received and offer to do a direct trade(no cash for me to pay nor him) for a 2011 Kona Operator FR. From my understa ... Read More »

    Kona Entourage Vs. Kona Operator FR

    I've been watching the video a couple times now and I don't see much of a difference in the frames except for a shorter back end. Is that mostly what the difference is? Can someone explain? Please and thank you :thumbsup:Read More »

    Kona Operator FR Action (vid)

    Some Trestle DH footage from CO on my 2011 Kona Operator FR... Enjoy! [URL="http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=720876"]http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=720876[/URL]Read More »

    Kona Operator FR Action (Vid)

    Just got back from Winter Park, CO...gave the ol Operator a pretty good thrashing out there :D Read More »

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