2011 Kona Operator
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2011 Kona Operator

84 Comments

  • + 12
 at 35 pounds stock it doesnt have to be good looking props to kona sick bike
  • + 7
 Who put the front brake cable on that thing? Snag much?
  • + 1
 you can't see it, but the front brake line, in zip tied to the fork lower on the other side so it will not snag and send you into the bushes.
  • + 1
 Rode with a pro in costa rica for a week he was on the bike above with a better fork and wheels. The bike just crushed all and looked dead sexy
  • + 4
 i really like this new kona .....maybe i might not be the-kona-stinky anymore....
  • + 6
 I like it, sth. fresh...
  • + 1
 Alot of thought clearly went into this frame...Replaceable pinchbolts, long wheelbase, tapered headtube, the onlything holding me back from even considering looking into riding it is that it's just so damn fucking ugly.
  • + 11
 cant really judge a bike on its appearence....maybe a lil on component spec but you really cant judge it till youve shredded on it for a day
  • + 7
 Beautiful bike!!!
  • - 3
 they shoulda changed the linkage.. just sayin.
  • + 8
 kona stepped up there game
  • + 8
 kona is coming back! they're slowly trying to start up a better rep for them selves.
  • + 3
 saweeeeeetPimp tup
  • + 3
 ew. i knew theyd mess it up with a terrible paint job
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5337682
  • + 3
 I actually like it! though that hydroformed downtube looks like it may interfere with front wheel travel!
  • + 1
 history,the rawed frame was a proto thus they were obviously going to change the colour and the blue model and red model colours are nice.
  • + 4
 idk, i think it looks pretty sweet
  • + 4
 looks like norco up front and session 88 in back
  • + 3
 That bike is sooooooooo prettyyyyyy.......!!! I want it!!
  • + 4
 i liked it raw ALOT more
  • + 1
 .... I dont care if kona changes their geometry or frame shape as long as they have that pivot bar that is a mile long i am staying away from them
  • + 2
 silly boy, the new swing arm / link plate, pivot bar what ever you choose to call it, has been shortened this year... and its actually around the same distance to the back as a demo 8 plate would be
  • + 1
 Does anyone else think it looks like the headtube will just shear off with the slightest impact? There doesn't appear to be any headtube gusseting.
  • + 2
 Yeah I agree, it looks quite fragile in that area. Would be quite sad if their new bikes start cracking like some of the older models.
  • + 2
 i am sure they have tested them for that tbh...
  • - 2
 Really? I'm not sure they tested them, since headtube failures seemed to be the most common problem with pretty much every single Kona frame for the past few years. You'd think they'd test and remedy the problem, but no.
  • - 1
 Dude, Companies test there bikes... plus this is not an old kona.
"You'd think they'd test and remedy the problem, but no."
Evidence?
  • + 0
 You want evidence? Kona has been making DH and FR bikes with the same style of headtube junction for years, and yet year after year the headtubes shear off. They never remedied the problem.
  • + 1
 Honestly, My best mate/Boss knows Kona's rep in Australia, and he has told us that everything on this bike has been overhauled. that includes Head tube junction. Its a different bike with different geo, different Alloy and everything, lets give it at least a test ride before we start bashing it just because its a kona... thats all i'm saying.
  • + 1
 they have definetly been tested, and tested in Whistler sooo.... im sure that the headtube is fine!
  • + 2
 there stronger than stabs and stinkys and there trying to rid themselves of the name kona "snapalot" so i doubt they will snap allso would a coumpany witch bikes snap all the time offer a lifetime warentee on there 2010+ bikes if they were prone to snapping? no so they should be good. thats why im getting one. plus they look damn sexy and for the money the speck is mint.
  • + 1
 Aussie u19 National champs was just won on one of these... pretty awesome bike if you ask me.
  • + 3
 I think for pure looks, POD, so nice looking.:P
  • + 4
 I Actually Like it.
  • + 3
 I think it hot!
  • + 3
 sweeeet
  • - 1
 i think the proto will actually ride better. This production model looks like the rear suspension won't work as well as first thought, the back end is too long and the actuall link itself will put leverage on the frame instead of the shock. Whereas the proto, the seat tube is closer to the back wheel and it will have a plusher ride. In saying all that, the bike does look lush Big Grin props to kona.
  • + 2
 well if it where to put pressure on the frame then u would have to push it aginst a wall its made for rocks and drops....if im reading ur comment wrong tell me
  • + 1
 i meant the rocker link was too long. it looks like the leverage would be wrong. its probably me just being a douche and imagining stuff :$
  • + 1
 ya thats probably it Razz haah.. btw they are the sammee frame! in both pictures.
  • + 1
 i like tha proto beta
  • + 3
 sick!
  • + 1
 CHE AJAB BELAKHARE YE KONDO DOROST HESABI DIDIM
  • + 1
 ONAYI KE MIGAN KHOBE LAIKE BEDAN
  • + 1
 very bike. I Am buy bike.
  • + 2
 my bike for 2011 Wink
  • + 1
 I think its called the ART suspension. i think
  • + 2
 Love it. i want one.
  • + 2
 pure brake jack
  • + 1
 so now you cant put the seat all the way down
  • + 1
 why would you.
  • + 1
 hugly
  • + 1
 so nice
  • + 1
 really!?
  • + 1
 good bike
  • + 1
 realy 35 lbs??!?!?!?!?
  • + 1
 nice bike, I want them
  • + 1
 wooow best1!!!weight?
  • + 1
 35 pounds
  • + 1
 Noice
  • + 0
 In my opinion this head tube is too short for a downhill frame.
  • + 0
 check out Mondraker Summum dude...
  • + 3
 Yes, its head tube is also short...
  • + 1
 Front Broken!
  • - 1
 that is possibly the ugliest dh bike i've ever seen.. wtf.
  • + 2
 are you doinking it or riding it?! I could care less what a bike looks like if it makes me whooop whoooop!!
  • + 1
 jeremy you are a moron that bike is sexy as! cant wait to get my hands on one!
  • + 1
 i stand by what i said, an opinion is an opinion.
  • + 1
 still your an idiot because that bike is obviously a beaut. saying this is ugly is like saying the session 88 is ugly too.
  • + 1
 its sick, but it looks like it gonna snap at any second:P
  • + 1
 yer it dose look sick and you can say that about any of the modern dh bikes. but thease are strong so wont snap easy
  • + 1
 If you think an opinion can be wrong, then you're the idiot. Be mature kids.
  • + 1
 im not saying a opinion is wrong i was simpily saying that by saying this looks ugly your saying similaly shaped and desighned bikes (norco team dh,treck session 88 and giant glory) are ugly too. and if you think its ugly why? cos it blatantly isnt.
  • + 2
 You cant tell me what I think, the 88 and team dh look sick imo. My opinion was on this bike alone.
  • + 1
 you lad are an idiot. if you havent noticed thease look pretty damn similar to the session and norco. so you saying you dont like this is idiotic because a. that its a realy nice bike and b. its speck for its price is brilliant. basically your a idiot. go hate kona else were.
  • + 1
 freeridemanic, you are such a dick as the lad says it is a opinion not a fucking fact
  • + 1
 i know that you cunt i said his opinion was stupid as the bike is hot.... dumb ass.
  • + 1
 You need to go back to school kid. You obviously can't read or understand english very well. An opinion is an opinion, don't try to force yours on another, its immature.
  • + 1
 did i say your opinion wasnt your opinion? no. i said your opinion was stupid. as alot of people think for a kona its damn sexy as most of them look shite. i wasnt trying to change your mind i was just saying i thought your oppinion was stupid thats all.what i said was not immature and i dont need to go back to school its just what i think.
  • + 1
 plus hes dyslexic so dont take the piss nob!
  • + 1
 I don't know know how many times I have to explain that an opinion can't be stupid... my god.
  • + 1
 If you disagree then you're just ignorant. Either way I'm done with childish argument. Let your idiocy loose somewhere else kid.
  • + 1
 well said!

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