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    Any chance we'll see a Carbon Chili in the future?

    I'm loving my current carbon ride. I've always wanted a Knolly, but after switching to carbon I'm not sure I would want to go back to steel.

    Any chance Knolly starts offering a carbon version of their frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDEM View Post
    I'm loving my current carbon ride. I've always wanted a Knolly, but after switching to carbon I'm not sure I would want to go back to steel.

    Any chance Knolly starts offering a carbon version of their frames?
    Not a problem for you then, as steel isn't an available option!

    Hop on one of these special aluminum bikes, less weight and compliance than steel, but @ a steep discount to carbon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    Not a problem for you then, as steel isn't an available option!

    Hop on one of these special aluminum bikes, less weight and compliance than steel, but @ a steep discount to carbon!
    +1 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    Not a problem for you then, as steel isn't an available option!

    Hop on one of these special aluminum bikes, less weight and compliance than steel, but @ a steep discount to carbon!
    Sorry OP for the dickish response.

    Whats it that you dig more about carbon than alum? I know I prefer steel over alum for a hardtail, due to the better compliance and less reverberation through the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    Sorry OP for the dickish response.

    Whats it that you dig more about carbon than alum? I know I prefer steel over alum for a hardtail, due to the better compliance and less reverberation through the frame.
    That was not dickish at all - it was fricken funny.

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    I hope so. I would love to throw a leg over a carbon Knolly. But don't let the aluminum frame scare you away, the ride of a Knolly is like nothing else.
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    I almost purchased an Ibis HD over a Knolly Endorphin just because one of the factors being it carbon. That all went out the window once I demo'd the two.

    Carbon is a natural progression so I wouldn't be surprised to see a carbon Knolly sometime in the future.

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    As long as they keep an AL option I have no problem with a carbon Knolly.
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    I'd wager it's only a matter of time before we see a carbon Knolly....maybe even a 650b Chili.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefmagic View Post
    I'd wager it's only a matter of time before we see a carbon Knolly....maybe even a 650b Chili.
    I agree. It wouldn't surprise me if something is in the works, though I suspect it would be a carbon 650b Endorphin or even a short travel 29er before a Chili..... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    I agree. It wouldn't surprise me if something is in the works, though I suspect it would be a carbon 650b Endorphin or even a short travel 29er before a Chili..... .
    Im not sure a Knolly 29er will ever happen..Noels been heard saying he's not up for 29 but sees 650b as promising..the interview was a couple of years ago, could change his mind..
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    I agree. It wouldn't surprise me if something is in the works, though I suspect it would be a carbon 650b Endorphin or even a short travel 29er before a Chili..... .
    I'll take a 650b Chilcophin or Endotin in whatever material Noel feels like using at this point.
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    It would be stoked to see a carbon frame from Knolly. But for Knolly's current model, the weight is ok, as long as the performance is nice, it doesn't bother me it's made out of alloy or carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    Im not sure a Knolly 29er will ever happen..Noels been heard saying he's not up for 29 but sees 650b as promising..the interview was a couple of years ago, could change his mind..
    Yeah, I do remember him saying that once now that you mention it. How about a 120-130mm travel 650b carbon Solo killer then? That would definitely get my attention.

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    150mm 650b in the works. I would assume it would get its own name rather than being called either the Endorphin or Chilcotin. Carbon frame in the works too. Not sure if the same project or not.

    This is speculation based on a few conversations with the cousin of a friend who once rode with the owner of the dog who was in a truck parked next to someone who's friend worked at Knolly.

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    150mm Carbon 650b snappy like Endo and charges like Chili and I sell the Enduro Sworks and buy Enve AMs or I9 Trail 32 Carbons to spiffy up the build. Promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar View Post
    150mm Carbon 650b snappy like Endo and charges like Chili and I sell the Enduro Sworks and buy Enve AMs or I9 Trail 32 Carbons to spiffy up the build. Promise.
    +1 - on the 150mm 650B...I've got no specific interest in a carbon frame, but if I like everything else I'd give it a shot.
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    No carbon rear triangle.. ever

    27.5" Delirium C.. Carbon front tri option, aluminum rear

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    how i image the font would look

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