Winning Bike: Andrew Crimmins' Kona Supreme Operator 4

Winning Bike: Andrew Crimmins' Kona Supreme Operator

It's pretty rad that a grom barely old enough to drive can take out some of the biggest names in professional downhilling. Andrew Crimmins beat the likes of Troy Brosnan and Mick Hannah with a a 2-second victory in the DH race at the Thredbo Cannonball festival. He did it on Connor Fearon's old bike, too. Let's check out his race-winning Kona Supreme Operator.

  • 2014 Kona Supreme Operator
  • 200mm rear travel, 64-degree head angle
  • RockShox BoXXer World Cup Fork
  • RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock with titanium spring
  • SRAM XO 10-speed drivetrain
  • e.thirteen Guide Ring
  • Truvativ Boobars (780mm) and Truvativ Direct Mount Stem
  • Easton Havoc DH Wheelset
  • Avid XO Trail brakes
  • Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 tires

Learn more about the 2014 Kona Supreme Operator in the Vital MTB Product Guide

Credit: TIm Bardsley Smith

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In my Norba racing days, at just about every race the fastest time was from a junior expert.

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What year norbas was that? My norbas had World Cup winners winning NOrbas. Those were the days.

The difference is this kid is beating World Champs and World Cup podium riders.
How old is he anyway? will he race some World Cups in the junior category.

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We're talking late nineties. Maybe I'm just thinking Big Bear races in general, but I'd swear that it happened at proper Nationals too. I wonder what happens to them as they get older and slower? It must be that damn common sense developing.

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