2013 Kona Supreme Operator Bike (discontinued)

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Great Bike

Rating:
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 Read More »

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

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Vital MTB member Jordan_Hunter
10078 Jordan_Hunter http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/10078/avatar/c50_fb_picture_100000887852163.jpg?1313389334 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Jordan-Hunter,10078/all 08/14/11 18 6 9

just awesome

Rating:
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.

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Vital MTB member konaman66
3063 konaman66 http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/3063/avatar/c50_285764_455874161108445_1497687824_n_1375200433.jpg?1375199475 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/konaman66,3063/all 06/10/10 3 18 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/konaman66,3063/setup 2 20 1

Flatout Pinned

Rating:
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!!

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Vital MTB member codh
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Specifications

Product Kona Supreme Operator Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Downhill
Rider Unisex
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 Aluminum
Frame Material Details 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
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Saint (Right Hand Only)
Front Derailleur E*Thirteen SRS+
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint
ISCG Tabs
Chainguide
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
Wheel Size 26"
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
Warranty
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous
Price $5,999
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