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2013 Kona Supreme Operator Bike (discontinued)

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2013 Kona Supreme Operator Bike 2013 Kona Supreme Operator
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Great Bike”

    The Good: Shimano part spec Handles great

    The Bad: Cheap paint on frame Downtube is very exposed

    Overall Review:

    After riding a buddies 2011 Operator I immediately put my name on the list for a 2012. I ride a large frame and have been riding mine for a year now. I love the top tube length because I find that a lot of other bikes feel too jammed. The top tube length just feels very natural. I also like the longer wheelbase because it handles so well on fast and steep runs. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to turn the bike because of the long wheelbase, but I haven't had any issues making tight off cambers. The paint on the frame is really cheap and doesn't make the bike stand out. I also would have liked Kona to integrate a better chain stay protector because this bike gets more chain slap than anything else i've rode. Another thing is that Kona needs to put a down tube protector on the bike as well because rocks get kicked up from the front wheel and have dented my down tube by the bottom bracket numerous times. Overall it's a great bike but I would wrap the chain stay really good and zip tie a one foot part of an old tire to the lower part of the down tube in order to prevent denting

    “just awesome”

    The Good: every thing is good.

    The Bad: nothing bad at all about this bike.

    Overall Review:

    i have this bike and it just rocks it handels any you can throw at it,and downhill really brings this bike in to the light,highly recommended.

    “Flatout Pinned”

    The Good: Feels like a true DH bike on the gnarly, but somehow is extremely flick-able in the air and on the ground. I rode this bike at Trestle Bike Park and I could not be happier with it. Its so good that I rented it twice! I rode every trail that Trestle has to offer, jump trails, freeride trails, pedally trails, the slopestyle track, and obviously the DH track and it felt perfect for every single trail there! Kona truely hit a gold mine with this bike!

    The Bad: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....wait you were serious? I must laugh harder hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Overall Review: I could not be more pleased with this bike. I even pulled a Danny Hart whip on the slopestyle coarse at Crankworx Colorado!!

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Downhill
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L View Geometry

    Size S M L
    Top Tube Length 21.5 23 24.5
    Head Tube Angle 64° 64° 64°
    Head Tube Length 3.9 4.3 4.7
    Seat Tube Angle 75° 74.7° 74.4°
    Seat Tube Length
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.8 13.8 13.8
    Chainstay Length 16.8 16.8 16.8
    Wheelbase 45.2 46.7 48.1
    Standover 29.5 29.7 30
    Reach 15.3 16.6 17.9
    Stack 22.5 22.9 23.3
    Frame Material 7005 Aluminum
    Rear Travel 200mm
    Rear Shock Fox DHX RC4
    Fork Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup
    Fork Travel 200mm
    Head Tube Diameter Tapered
    Headset FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS No.57
    Handlebar Race Face Atlas FR
    Stem Race Face Atlas DM
    Grips Kona G-LOG
    Brakes Shimano Saint Calipers with 203mm Front and 180mm Rear Shimano M820 Rotors
    Brake Levers Shimano Saint
    Shifters Shimano Saint (Right Hand Only)
    Front Derailleur E*Thirteen SRS+
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks Shimano Saint
    Chainrings 36 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Shimano 83mm
    Pedals Kona Wah Wah
    Chain Shimano XT
    Cassette Shimano Ultegra 11-28 Tooth 10-Speed
    Rims Mavic EX729
    Hubs Shimano Saint, 20mm Front, 12mm Rear
    Spokes Sandvik Stainless 14g Black
    Tires Maxxis High Roller 2 26"x2.4" EXO 3C
    Saddle WTB Devo Team
    Seatpost Race Face Custom
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp Kona Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 150mm x12mm
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts No
    Colors Black Anodized


    Price $5999.00
    More Info Kona website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry