Last week we brought you the scoop on two new 29ers from Kona, and today it’s a pair of gravity-oriented sleds, the redesigned Operator and the all-new Entourage.
From Kona: "It starts with a wholly rejuvenated version of our famed Walking Beam 4-Bar suspension system. The design features incredibly plush and durable oversized axle pivots and bearings, combined with low standover and a modern, balanced riding position. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from our World-Championship-winning Stab and created a bike that speeds into a new era of downhill riding. It’s easy to maintain, with a supple and deep rear suspension feel designed for The Long Sweet Ride. To make it even better, we added new rear shock mount options and shortened the rear chainstays."
From Kona: "The all-new downhill/bike park/big-mountain-specific, down-addicted destroyer: the Entourage. In essence, it’s a smaller-travel (170mm) Operator redesigned into a tighter package, with radically shorter stays for quick turns and great maneuverability in the air, and a low BB and slack HA for stability. Built with performance durability and worlds of fun and speed in mind, hit everything you would on the big bike, but fall in love with the Entourage’s more nimble nature."