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    Hi all hoping to get my hands on 1 of these over the next week just not sure which. This will be my first knolly so cannot wait

    Knolly
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    Chromag 
Fubars 
OSX 
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 chrome
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50mm
    Chromag 
trailmaster
    Chromag 
Scarab 
Pedals
    Chromag 
Fixed
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    Chromag 
Palm
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    Shimano
 xtr
 crankset
    e13
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Guidering 
M
Chainring
    Shimano
 xtr
 rear
derailleur
 10
speed
shadow
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    Shimano 
xtr
 shifter
    Hope
Tech
3 
E4
brakeset 
with
183mm
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rotors
    Hope
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2
 evo
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stans
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wheels
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10spd 
Cassette
    XTR
 Chain
    KS 
Dropper 
Seatpost
    Schwalbe
 Hans 
Dampf

    Or

    As above but with the following

    SRAM 
XX1
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    SRAM
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11spd
 36t
 chainring
    SRAM
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11spd
 derailleur
    SRAM
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 11spd
 shifter
    SRAM
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Speed
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11‐32
    Chain
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    I've never ran 1X10 or 11 before so any imput on how the two might ride would be great
    id give my vote to sram because the clutch works flawlessly on their rear mech and narrow wide is safer than without it...ive never needed a chainguide with my sram setups...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    id give my vote to sram because the clutch works flawlessly on their rear mech and narrow wide is safer than without it...ive never needed a chainguide with my sram setups...
    Good to hear SRAM is getting the clutch right, I had a buddy get 3 replacement rear ders under warranty for not clutching correctly. They took care of him with an X0 replacement the 3rd time around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbstar 8 View Post
    Hi all hoping to get my hands on 1 of these over the next week just not sure which. This will be my first knolly so cannot wait

    Fox
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    I would question getting the Talas in 160mm. I think in the lower position the bike will be very awkward. Why not go float and save a bit of weight? Talas makes sense if you are doing a 180mm and want the lowered height for climbing. At 160, I don't think you will need it. Not to mention those Scarab pedals are pretty big. In the lowered position you can expect a lot of pedal strikes unless climbing very smooth fireroad.
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    I'm running the Talas 180 and it's perfect....180 is killer on the downs and 140 is great climbing and fun for the easy downs......160 would be a great in between...

    I'm running shimano clutch with a raceface narrow/wide and it works great and is much cheaper than Sram.....for whatever that's worth??
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    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Medium Raw
    * Rear Shock: CCDB coil – 450lb titanium spring
    * Fork: BOS deville 160mm
    * Brakes: Saint 203 front, 180 rear
    * Shifter: SRAM X9 10 Speed-->soon to be saint shifter
    * Cranks: Raceface sixc with raceface narrow/wide 32 ring
    * Chainguide: N/A(Recently removed but left the bash)
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9--->soon to be saint with clutch
    * Pedals: Straitlines--->soon to be podium 2
    * Stem: Thomson 70mm
    * Handlebar: Nukeproof carbon 760mm with 20mm rise
    * Seatpost: KS dropper
    * Saddle: Chromag lynx DT
    * Cassette: SRAM 10 speed 12-36
    * Headset: Cane Creek 110
    * Grips: Knolly charger
    * Front Tire: Hans dampf 2.35 or 2.4
    * Front Rim: Stan flow EX
    * Front Hub: I9 torch
    * Rear Tire: Hans dampf 2.35 or 2.4
    * Rear Rim: Stan flow EX
    * Rear Hub: I9 torch

    *Weight: 32lb

    *Rider Setup
    *Weight: 191 no geared
    *Height: 5’9”

    Have had the bike for over a year now.

    Recent changes include:
    1. Went from 780mm renthal bar to 760mm nukeproof
    ->it's a lot more responsive. Better in turns and single track. I think easier to climb with. 780mm was bit overkill for what I ride
    2. Went from 2x10 to single 32 ring.
    ->Much better. A lot simpler and 32 is great for where I ride. Forces me into a higher ratio and now i'm finding that i'm going up faster, lifting up over things a lot better and getting less pedal strikes(cause the momentum requires fewer crank rotations)
    3. Avid to Saint brakes
    ->Much much better. These saints came off my intense ss and love them
    4. Used to run 50mm stem now 70mm
    ->I find that this gives me more room. Easier to climb and I'm finding that i'm going down faster too. For me bike is more balanced now and I can get better weight on the front during turns for traction. Also being a bit higher since I put more spacer under stem and have riser bars lets me stand and pedal on fireroads, breath better during seated climbs and for some reason descend better. It's just a better fit for me.

    Other notes:
    1. CCDB coil is flawless. Haven't touched it since putting on with advised settings. Had a CCDB air before that couldn't get quite right.
    2. BOS fork is amazing too. I used to run it soft but have since increased the compression and I like it much better.
    3. KS seatpost has always been good and reliable
    4. Got I9 torch hubs and stan flow EX rims. The hubs are brilliant. I really feel that they do engage much faster. Instant powarhhh!

    Photos no good but will post better ones once I get the new parts.

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    I like your changes and your description of what those changes did for your riding/comfort.

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    Decided today on the sram 11speed set up will post some photos when it's done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbstar 8 View Post
    Decided today on the sram 11speed set up will post some photos when it's done
    If you happen to catch wind of any POINT 1 RACING discount codes be sure to post up. US$169 for the podium 2 pedals is on the steep side

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    Almost there

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    32t here as well, with 11-36 in the back.
    32t 10x1, 12-36 in back. Loving it!

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    have had my Chili for over a year now and still smile everytime I ride it. Love it.


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    Turnbull canyon water tower, underrated place to ride. Yea buddy!

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    Absolutely. Was there for a few days and was glad to get some ridding in since all I have is snow now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbstar 8 View Post
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    Almost there
    Its been 5 days, what gives?

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    Had to wait for a few parts but it was worth it my first knollyKnolly Chilcotin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread-image.jpg

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    Wow! As in wow! Nice ride!

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    What's going on with Lev cable? Is it just red housing or did you use the front mech cable stop and some gore cable to the post?

    Do you have full build specs?

    Bike looks good!
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    Yeh used the mech stop, spec list is

    Knolly
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 40 series ccdb‐cs
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 36
 Talas
 160mm
    Chromag
 Fubars
 OSX
 black
chrome
    Chromag
 Ranger
 Stem
 50mm
    Chromag
 trailmaster
    Chromag
 Scarab
 Pedals
    Chromag
 Seat
 Clamp
    Chromag
 Palm
 Skin
 Grips
    SRAM
 XX1
Cranks
    SRAM
X‐Sync
11spd
36t
chainring
    SRAM
 X01
 11spd
derailleur
    SRAM
 X01
 11spd
shifter
    Hope
Tech
3 
E4
 brakeset
 with
183mm 
floating

 rotors
    Hope
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2
 evo 
with
 stans
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wheels
    SRAM
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Speed
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    Chain
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    KS Lev 
Dropper
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    Schwalbe 
Hans
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    Interesting. Any issues with sealing the cable where it enters the post?
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    Not yet but not been out riding to really see

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    Nice build Webbstar! The CCDB is my next upgrade. It's actually the only upgrade I have on my mind at all - rest of the bike is perfect.


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    ^^^ Perfect looking bike and perfect looking trails. Kinda VERY jealous right now!

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    Knolly Chilcotin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread-p5pb10578943.jpg Knolly Chilcotin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread-p5pb10578946.jpg

    Some beautiful bikes in here. Loved my first season on my Chilco, although I didn't ride nearly enough. Definitely plan on fixing that this upcoming season. After some time on the bike I am getting around to changing out things to hopefully make it even better. Just put on a new stem, bars, brakes, and grips. Lightened up the brakes going from V4's to E4's and widened the bars a bit with a shorter stem. Still want to switch out to a 9T canfield system with n/w front ring and ditch the chain guide. Also want to get a longer travel fork that I can run out to 180 for park season. Avy'ing a fork is tempting, but expensive even going the used route. Looking at the new Metric as well. Getting stir crazy already and we aren't even close to done with winter. It sits now under 30lbs with the dropper, when I'm done it should be under 29 with a dropper and 180mm fork.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Stoked New Chilli owner!

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    With the help of a very helpful forum member (and the knolly forum in general) I a new Knolly owner. Just got her built up this morning. I cant begin to explain how excited I am. This is my first frame up build and it went pretty smooth, a few hiccups here and there but nothing major. Im coming off a Trek Slash, and cant wait to see how this compares now that I have a proper rear shock under me.

    On a side note..... anyone have any experiences with the 2014 Havens. It seems like there a lot of bad reviews about past years models but nothing recent. I think the mat rim with gloss black details will compliment the build well.

    On another side note..... I used some Faux carbon fiber vinyl wrap (which I discovered perusing the Knolly forum) on the chainstay and down tube and Im quite happy with how it worked out. It was really easy to apply and you can hardly tell its there on the black frame. Its a bit thin though, so I have 3 layers of it on the down tube, but still barely noticeable.

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    Ominous, that bike looks killer. Weather you have to beg steal or borrow, I would suggest a carbon wheelset, game changers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Ominous, that bike looks killer. Weather you have to beg steal or borrow, I would suggest a carbon wheelset, game changers.
    Cant wait to put 26" derby rims on my chili when they come out

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    Knolly Chilcotin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread

    Great looking bike ominous. I think the issues with Havens and all Easton wheels were the hubs - at least in the past. No personal experience.


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    Some beautiful bikes in here. Loved my first season on my Chilco, although I didn't ride nearly enough. Definitely plan on fixing that this upcoming season. After some time on the bike I am getting around to changing out things to hopefully make it even better. Just put on a new stem, bars, brakes, and grips. Lightened up the brakes going from V4's to E4's and widened the bars a bit with a shorter stem. Still want to switch out to a 9T canfield system with n/w front ring and ditch the chain guide. Also want to get a longer travel fork that I can run out to 180 for park season. Avy'ing a fork is tempting, but expensive even going the used route. Looking at the new Metric as well. Getting stir crazy already and we aren't even close to done with winter. It sits now under 30lbs with the dropper, when I'm done it should be under 29 with a dropper and 180mm fork.
    Curious to see your build list to get that low. I am sure the Nics are helping but I can't imagine running a tire that light with a 180 fork.
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    For park duty I'll dial the fork out to 180, but also move the HD to the rear and try out a Magic Mary up front. Even with the heavier tires it should stay under 29 going to an i-beam post/saddle. Rest of the year I plan on running it at 160. The most weight to be lost now is going to a wolftooth ring and bash, and the Canfield cassette. The goal isn't really to cut weight, though it will. I just realized after a season that it was overbuilt for pretty much anything but real DH race tracks.

    Frame: Small Black
    Rear Shock: DBA
    Fork: Vengeance HLR Coil
    Brakes: Hope E4's F/R-183
    Shifter: Saint M820
    Cranks: XO 170
    Chainring: Bling Ring 32
    Chainguide: E-13 LG1+
    Rear Derailleur: Saint M820
    Pedals: Canfield Ultimates
    Stem: 50mm Chromag Ranger
    Handlebar: Enve Risers
    Seatpost: Thomson Dropper
    Saddle: WTB Devo Carbon
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-36
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Grips: Sensus
    Front Tire: Hans Dampf 2.35
    Rear Tire: Nobby Nic 2.25
    Rims: Stans Flow EX
    Hub: Hope Evo 2

    Edit: I rode Winter Park once last year with this tire set up. Sketchy to say the least, although fast as hell on the smooth stuff.
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    I think you might want to check your scale again. I have a much lighter build on my bike and come in just over 29lbs. I had my bike built similar last season and was at around 32lbs. Unless my scale is off, in that case my bike weighs about 27lbs.

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    I just used a home scale, but the spreadsheet I put together before my build pegged it right around 30 as well, a little under.

    Edit: If I can find a good deal on a 180 float I may just keep it at that year round and run 1 1/8 with zs. Anyone notice any tangible difference between 1 1/8 and tapered?

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    I had a 1 1/8" straight on a 170 vengeance last season and I couldn't tell a difference other than I knew it was a smaller steer tube mentally. I went that route so I could use an internal headset and keep HT angle reasonable.

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    Ride Update

    I just wanted to provide an update on my build. I have had time on the trail and all I can say is that its the perfect do it all bike for me. Even thought its got DH components and a 180mm fork, I feel it climbs just as good as my Giant Trance X1 which I think was only 120mm. On the way day, it feels like a DH rig even though its not. The am really glad I went with the 180mm fork given the riding I do. The component mix is great too. Everything just works so seamlessly. My old bike is in the background. It served me well, but the new bike is just better in every way.

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    Such a nice lookin bike, one heck of an upgrade! Should have my DMR Vaults in a few days.

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    Knolly Chilcotin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread-p4pb10505023.jpgI'll second the 180 working so well on these bikes!! oh and I love my Vaults too!!

    I've switched to a 50mm stem instead of the 35mm which was just not responsive to me......now other than some day getting better cranks this bike is done.....now I just need to learn to ride :-)
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    oh and Ardent's suck A#$ in the front, so I'm waiting for a good sale for a new front tire.......no grip on corners.... :-)
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    I had the same experience with the Ardent up front as well. Scared the daylights out of me, actually. I've had thoughts about trying it out on the rear though, as it does roll faster than the Minion, but my short initial expedience with it left me doubtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
    oh and Ardent's suck A#$ in the front, so I'm waiting for a good sale for a new front tire.......no grip on corners.... :-)
    That is because you are running a 2.25 Ardent. The 2.4 Ardent is a much better front tire. However, if you don't like drifty tires that let go in the transition then hook back up on the edges, you won't like the Ardent.

    The 180 and external lower cup may also be affecting the balance of the bike in corners. I tried my Chilcotin with the same set up and found it was more difficult to keep the front tire planted in the corners. Ultimately ended back at 160mm travel but 170 seemed to bring some balance back. Nice ride BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    That is because you are running a 2.25 Ardent. The 2.4 Ardent is a much better front tire. However, if you don't like drifty tires that let go in the transition then hook back up on the edges, you won't like the Ardent.

    The 180 and external lower cup may also be affecting the balance of the bike in corners. I tried my Chilcotin with the same set up and found it was more difficult to keep the front tire planted in the corners. Ultimately ended back at 160mm travel but 170 seemed to bring some balance back. Nice ride BTW.
    can't stand "drifting" into a corner if I don't want it to. and I know, 2.4 would probably be better, but I'll just be getting something else soon, thinking a Vigilante in the front.....I don't mind the rear moving a bit.........my favorite set up so far was a Nevegal in the front and a Specialized "the captain" in the back, but the captain had the thinnest sidewalls.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
    can't stand "drifting" into a corner if I don't want it to. and I know, 2.4 would probably be better, but I'll just be getting something else soon, thinking a Vigilante in the front.....I don't mind the rear moving a bit.........my favorite set up so far was a Nevegal in the front and a Specialized "the captain" in the back, but the captain had the thinnest sidewalls.........
    Do it...2.3/2.4 Specialized Butcher, Minion, Schwalbe Big Betty - there are too many good 2.3-2.4 tires that come in a variety of compounds and casings to not find one that helps you ride with more confidence.

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    New Hoops

    Got some new wheels to finish out my build. Got a set of Hope Pro Evos mounted up to Carbon Enduro Rims from Nobl wheels

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    I dont know for sure, but I think they use Light Bicycle rims. They use the same designators for the different rim types. I cant comment on how they ride (weather still terrible), but the fit and finish look top notch, and they mounted up with no fuss. The price is hard to beat, a little more than a grand delivered for the complete wheels with tape and valves. Plus they offer a 2yr crash replacement at 25%
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    Sweet. Let us know how you like the bike / wheels once the weather cooperates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous View Post
    Got some new wheels to finish out my build. Got a set of Hope Pro Evos mounted up to Carbon Enduro Rims from Nobl wheels

    NOBL Wheels - Custom Wheels & Accessories

    I dont know for sure, but I think they use Light Bicycle rims. They use the same designators for the different rim types. I cant comment on how they ride (weather still terrible), but the fit and finish look top notch, and they mounted up with no fuss. The price is hard to beat, a little more than a grand delivered for the complete wheels with tape and valves. Plus they offer a 2yr crash replacement at 25%
    Damn, so tempted by all these carbon wheels...
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    Looks like we will have twin bikes pretty soon. Other than the red accents, we have pretty much the exact same build. I'll be going with black kings and the same rims. Are you using an external cup on your chili (in black)? Hard to tell in the pics. I'm debating going back to 160mm on the Lyric due to the external cup and was curious what your thoughts are with 170mm and external cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous View Post
    Got some new wheels to finish out my build. Got a set of Hope Pro Evos mounted up to Carbon Enduro Rims from Nobl wheels

    NOBL Wheels - Custom Wheels & Accessories

    I dont know for sure, but I think they use Light Bicycle rims. They use the same designators for the different rim types. I cant comment on how they ride (weather still terrible), but the fit and finish look top notch, and they mounted up with no fuss. The price is hard to beat, a little more than a grand delivered for the complete wheels with tape and valves. Plus they offer a 2yr crash replacement at 25%
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeLust View Post
    I'm debating going back to 160mm on the Lyric due to the external cup and was curious what your thoughts are with 170mm and external cup.
    I'm not Ominous, but I can add a bit to this if it helps. I've ran two 170 forks on my Chili, one was a straight steer tube with an King inset lower cup, the other was a tapered steer tube with an King external cup. (I only mention the King part b/c I think they have fairly tall stack heights comparatively.)

    I honestly prefer the tapered/external set up. It just feels more solid and stiff to me. And I don't mind the extra bit of slack. I've always preferred a slacker geo. And the wee bit ( ~ .5 degrees) of slackness didn't effect my climbing or anything like that.

    And for the record, the two forks were the EXACT same fork, so that def has no factor in my findings.

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    I am using an external cup. If your asking how it rides with that set up, I couldn't tell you just yet. I can throw some numbers at you though. With the CC external cup and the lyrik@170 my phone is telling me I have a 66.2 degree head angle in the steeper setting. Im also running 12mm's worth of spacers, a 0 rise stem, and a 1/2 rise bar and Im 5'8". Which is kinda funny because I was really worried the front end was going to be to high for my liking with the external cup.

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    Went from Float 36 160, straight steer tube and steep mode, to Lyric 170 tapered and slack mode (both with external cup headset), and i feel my Chilli rides much better, downhill and uphill! No climbing issues at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    Cant wait to put 26" derby rims on my chili when they come out
    Are you implying that there will be Derby carbon rims in 26", in addition to their existing 27.5" and 29" offering (derby rims)?

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    Yes, Derby is now making them in the dead but not forgotten (I kid) 26" flavor. They are truly remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Yes, Derby is now making them in the dead but not forgotten (I kid) 26" flavor. They are truly remarkable.
    Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    Link?
    They are in production, when they will become available is a question I can't answer. I would suggest sending them an email.

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    New Knolly chilcotin build day glow yellow

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    hey here my new rig for this year.

    so far on it:
    frame: knolly Chilcotin Large
    Shock: CCDB air
    wheelset: industry 9 torch enduro ano green
    headset: canecreek 110
    seatpost: KS LEV
    saddle: WTB pure V Ti rails
    seatpost clamp: thompson
    BB: hope

    have ordered/waiting for fork:

    Fork: X Fusion metric
    stem: raceface atlas 35mm ,50mm length
    Tires: Continental Trail king 2.4 RTR tubeless(still deciding)
    shifter: shimano saint
    deraileur: shimano zee
    chain: sram 1070
    cassette: sram 1071 11-32
    Chainring: raceface NW 30T

    still need:

    Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4
    handlebar: raceface sixc 35mm, 20mm
    crank: raceface sixc
    pedals: raceface atlas (have a set of ano red CB 50/50s untill i get em)

    Being put together at Sawmill Cycles in Honesdale, PA. A new Knolly dealer in my area.

    Any thoughts on tires? I used the 2.4 UST mountain king tires last year without a problem but was thinking what way to go with this build, I would love to get a set of 2.2 mountain kings on here for a day just to rip around the local regular trails and see how it does with lightweight tires but I was thinking on just going for the 2.4 rtr trail kings @ 970g each for the beefier sidewalls and the 2.4 width tire i am used to but the trail king has more aggressive knobs, that I plan to make more use of this year. plan to use the bike 70% local singletrack / Am trails and 30% lift serviced bike park.
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    Snow is melting. Time to hang up the fat bike and ride the Knolly.
    First ride with the new suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbgamer View Post
    Any thoughts on tires? I used the 2.4 UST mountain king tires last year without a problem but was thinking what way to go with this build, I would love to get a set of 2.2 mountain kings on here for a day just to rip around the local regular trails and see how it does with lightweight tires but I was thinking on just going for the 2.4 rtr trail kings @ 970g each for the beefier sidewalls and the 2.4 width tire i am used to but the trail king has more aggressive knobs, that I plan to make more use of this year. plan to use the bike 70% local singletrack / Am trails and 30% lift serviced bike park.
    Looking good so far! Like the green/yellow combo.

    I have been riding a 2.2 MK off and on for a while. It works well as a rear for a lot of trails. You just have to be a little more mindful of your lines and keep track of the PSI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    Snow is melting. Time to hang up the fat bike and ride the Knolly.
    First ride with the new suspension.

    Looking good Chuck!
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    Avy Chubby on rear and Avy'd Lyric on front?

    What's the current weight with that build?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    Snow is melting. Time to hang up the fat bike and ride the Knolly.
    First ride with the new suspension.

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    Knolly Newb here! Cant wait for my foot to recover from being broken all winter!
    Heres the build:

    Medium Green Chili w CCDBA CS
    170mm Lyrik SA
    Hope E4 Brakes 203/180
    Full XT drivetrain (2x10)
    Gold Hadley hubs laced to Flow rims (gold looks aweseom with green!)
    2.5 Minion up front and 2.4 High Roller2 in rear
    KS Lev 125 post
    Rocket V saddle
    Atlas bars
    crappy kona stem (60mm)
    CC 110 headset

    weighs 34 and some change. i think some people are lying about their wieghts...

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    Anybody know what length of brake hose front and rear do I need on Chili XL frame?
    I want to order shimano xt m785 brakes.
    Thank's a lot

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    We the people ...

    My build has evolved quite a bit over the last year. I have recently replaced the Hammerschmidt by X01. This is the bike in its current form:

    Frame: Medium Chilcotin, blue
    Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Climb Switch
    Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RC2DH 170mm
    Brakes: Magura MT8, with 200mm rotors front, 180mm rear
    Drivetrain: 11 speed X01 cassette, derailleur and shifter
    Cranks: Shimano Deore XT, with 32 tooth e13 chain ring
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet DH
    Wheels: Stan's ZTR Flow EX with Schwalbe Magic Mary (front) and Hans Dampf (rear), both in Super Gravity
    Seat: Fizik Tundra 2, mounted on KS Lev 150mm dropper
    Cockpit: Thomson Elite X4 50mm stem, Easton carbon bar & ODI Rogue lock on grips

    Total weight: 14.5 kg (32.0 lb).
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    current update on chili build:

    got the X fusion metric in. nice and smooth. setup tubeless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F-Bomb View Post
    My build has evolved quite a bit over the last year. I have recently replaced the Hammerschmidt by X01. This is the bike in its current form:

    Frame: Medium Chilcotin, blue
    Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Climb Switch
    Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RC2DH 170mm
    Brakes: Magura MT8, with 200mm rotors front, 180mm rear
    Drivetrain: 11 speed X01 cassette, derailleur and shifter
    Cranks: Shimano Deore XT, with 32 tooth e13 chain ring
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet DH
    Wheels: Stan's ZTR Flow EX with Schwalbe Magic Mary (front) and Hans Dampf (rear), both in Super Gravity
    Seat: Fizik Tundra 2, mounted on KS Lev 150mm dropper
    Cockpit: Thomson Elite X4 50mm stem, Easton carbon bar & ODI Rogue lock on grips

    Total weight: 14.5 kg (32.0 lb).
    Thats a cool setup. How do you like the Climb Switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbgamer View Post
    current update on chili build:

    got the X fusion metric in. nice and smooth. setup tubeless.
    WANT! Looking forward to your impressions of that fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavle View Post
    Thats a cool setup. How do you like the Climb Switch?
    Cheers, Pavle. The Climb Switch offers very good support in the climbs. But since you have to look for the switch under your top tube, it's best reserved for extended hills. And do not forget to turn it off once at the top!

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    Definitely interested in hearing feed back on the Metric. Having trouble narrowing down between a Metric, Pike, or Float RC2.

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    I call her Arleen...

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    what a dream, what a dream...

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    Meet Arleen...
    Frame...Medium Green Chili
    Fork...Lyrik 170 solo air RC2DH
    Shock...CCDBA cs
    Drivetrain...XT 2x10
    Brakes...Hope E4 brakes
    Headset...CC 110
    Wheels...gold Hadley hubs>flow rims
    Tires...2.5 Minion up front ; 2.4 High Roller out back
    Seatpost...KS Lev 125
    Saddle...WTB Rocket V
    Pedals...HT MEO1T
    Bars...Atlas
    Stem...some random kona 60mm

    her...34ish pounds
    me...5'10.5" ; 31-32" inseam ; 195 pounds...

    Still rehabing my foot and ankle that I broke at the beginning of December. Just starting to be able to stand up over small rocks and stuff on the downs. I almost puked twice pedaling to the top of the ride today because im so out of shape from being injured and medicating on the couch all winter. Today was my first real ride since November. Cant wait to be able to rally this sexy beast!!!

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    Chilcotin Day Glow Yellow. The dream come true!

    After a long time of dreaming about Knolly, finally it's come true. Here's a new Chili day glow yellow frame. Waiting for brakes, shifters, and crank.
    Start building soon and will update the post.
    Great thread really help me to made a choice in building and gave some support in days of waiting

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    Hey Jerelk, nice get on the Chili. Welcome to the Knolly Family.
    Was wondering if you had looked at the Warden instead though?
    Let me put it differently, why the Chili over the Warden with the hype over 650B and all?
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    Because it's all hype and marketing? The chili is an awesome bike. I was chatting with someone the other day who had a good amount of time on a warden and likes the chili way better. He said the chili, podium and endo all feel "familiar" to switch between depending on the ride you have planned. He never got comfortable on the warden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeLust View Post
    Because it's all hype and marketing? The chili is an awesome bike. I was chatting with someone the other day who had a good amount of time on a warden and likes the chili way better. He said the chili, podium and endo all feel "familiar" to switch between depending on the ride you have planned. He never got comfortable on the warden.
    Good answer. I know that Keith Scott from banshee is still riding his designs as 26" even though they can run 650b. Will be nice when the hype dies a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeLust View Post
    He never got comfortable on the warden.
    Interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Hey Jerelk, nice get on the Chili. Welcome to the Knolly Family.
    Was wondering if you had looked at the Warden instead though?
    Let me put it differently, why the Chili over the Warden with the hype over 650B and all?
    Thank you.
    Actually I have already a new set of 26' wheels and new Fox fork for 26', so I chose to go for the Chili. Another reason, I tried 650B bike (not Warden), and feel no difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeLust View Post
    Because it's all hype and marketing?
    I wouldn't say its ALL hype and marketing, although there is alot around 650b in general right now, no doubt about it. It will be good when some more folks get some time on 650b frames (not just the Warden) and the dust settles a bit.

    But just like anything else, there are some pros with a 650b rig and some cons, just like 26" and 29". I just see 650b as another option for buyers. For some it will work, for some maybe not.

    Personally I still would like to get my hands on a Warden for a week to compare it to my Endo and Chili. I'm just curious as to how it really rides myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    I wouldn't say its ALL hype and marketing, although there is alot around 650b in general right now, no doubt about it. It will be good when some more folks get some time on 650b frames (not just the Warden) and the dust settles a bit.

    But just like anything else, there are some pros with a 650b rig and some cons, just like 26" and 29". I just see 650b as another option for buyers. For some it will work, for some maybe not.

    Personally I still would like to get my hands on a Warden for a week to compare it to my Endo and Chili. I'm just curious as to how it really rides myself.
    Ditto...I would like to ride one hard for a week for a proper comparison. I've never hated on this 650B idea, but I've been saying that WC race results will be the true answer as to which is faster. But those guys will be benefitting from each bike on certain areas of the course. 26 will pop out of corners and accelerate better...probably more nimble/maneuverable as well. 650B will be faster rolling and handle the chunk with more ease. As such they will be offsetting each other's benefits. No judgement here as to what anyone rides. Seems like a total personal choice as to what kind of ride you prefer.

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    No need to get in yet another 26/650B discussion here. After another 2 great days on the Chili this weekend, this is going to be one hard bike to replace. I still love the idea of a Warden, but as a third bike in stable rather than a replacement. For the days I just want to plow through our super chunk like I'm on a DH bike, the Chili gladly complies. The Chili is still a very desirable bike, and I'd be willing to bet the sales numbers will show that.
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    ^What he said. More riding! Less debating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    No need to get in yet another 26/650B discussion here. After another 2 great days on the Chili this weekend, this is going to be one hard bike to replace. I still love the idea of a Warden, but as a third bike in stable rather than a replacement. For the days I just want to plow through our super chunk like I'm on a DH bike, the Chili gladly complies. The Chili is still a very desirable bike, and I'd be willing to bet the sales numbers will show that.
    Completely missed my point...I'm simply curious as to how the Warden rides in comparison. I have zero plans to replace anything. I have a Chilcotin and a Podium that kick a$$ and will be riding for years. I actually just bought a Woodie for the Chilly because of all the blow jobs it's been getting. That said, I follow the DH World Cup closely and I'm very interested to see who's going to be killing it this year and on what rig. It was pretty fun watching the World Champs in South Africa last year with riders on single crowns, 650B, full DH bikes, and the prototypes from Devinci.

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    Knolly Chilcotin Finished build

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    weighted in at 31lbs 11 oz. stoked to ride it but need to wait for snow/mud to clear a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbgamer View Post

    weighted in at 31lbs 11 oz. stoked to ride it but need to wait for snow/mud to clear a bit
    Very nice! That is a damn good weight for that build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbgamer View Post

    hey here my new rig for this year.

    so far on it:
    frame: knolly Chilcotin Large
    Shock: CCDB air
    wheelset: industry 9 torch enduro ano green
    headset: canecreek 110
    seatpost: KS LEV
    saddle: WTB pure V Ti rails
    seatpost clamp: thompson
    BB: hope

    have ordered/waiting for fork:

    Fork: X Fusion metric
    stem: raceface atlas 35mm ,50mm length
    Tires: Continental Trail king 2.4 RTR tubeless(still deciding)
    shifter: shimano saint
    deraileur: shimano zee
    chain: sram 1070
    cassette: sram 1071 11-32
    Chainring: raceface NW 30T

    still need:

    Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4
    handlebar: raceface sixc 35mm, 20mm
    crank: raceface sixc
    pedals: raceface atlas (have a set of ano red CB 50/50s untill i get em)
    Just looked over your previous post, sounds like you got the pedals covered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Very nice! That is a damn good weight for that build.

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    FYI I have a set of these and love them so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    FYI I have a set of these and love them so far.
    How do they compare the Prerunners and Crampons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    How do they compare the Prerunners and Crampons?
    My experience with the Prerunners was short and bad, so can't give a good comparison there.

    I like my Crampon Ultimates quite a bit, but I can't stand the play that develops due to the bushings, drives me nuts. The RF Atlas feel just as good, and maybe even a tad more secure, possibly due to the pin layout?
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    Final Build

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    Finally finished the building and got my new Bike! Already have couple of rides and it's feel amazing!

    Here a bike set up:
    * Frame Size & Color: XL Day Glow
    * Fork: 36 Fox Talas 160
    * Brakes: Shimano XT 200/180
    * Cranks: Shimano SLX + Race Face Narrow Wide 32t
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M786 Medium Cage
    * Pedals: Saint MX80
    * Stem: Kore Repute 50 mm
    * Handlebar: Answer Pro Taper 780 DH Custom Murder Bar
    * Seatpost: Race Face (want to upgrade to KS LEV)
    * Saddle: WTP Pure
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40
    * Grips: Odi Rogue
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5
    * Front Rim: ZTR Flow EX
    * Rear Tire:Maxxis High Roller DH 2.3
    * Rear Rim: ZTR Flow EX
    * Hubs: Hope Evo 2
    * Weight 32.6lbs / 14.8 kg

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    I switched to a smaller chain ring and when shortening my chain I did the two largest cogs with suspension compressed without threading through the rd. The chain is looking short to me, but it is also a saint on a 36 tooth cog. I can't remember what it looked like before, but it shifts fine. Is my chain too short, or is this just what the saints look like on the 36t?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanpatrickb View Post
    I switched to a smaller chain ring and when shortening my chain I did the two largest cogs with suspension compressed without threading through the rd. The chain is looking short to me, but it is also a saint on a 36 tooth cog. I can't remember what it looked like before, but it shifts fine. Is my chain too short, or is this just what the saints look like on the 36t?



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    That is without a doubt too short.

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    I didn't think a m820 Saint RD could handle a 36t rear cog? That's why I bought a Zee.

    What's the chain look like when you put it in the big cog though? That's a more telling picture.



    EDIT: Sorry, didn't realize the pic had both small cog and big cog shots. I agree, that looks pretty damn tight.
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    Is it shifting OK? At that angle, it looks like the cage and/or top pulley would make contact with the largest cog on the rear cassette. I would double check the clearance when you downshift from largest to second largest cog in the rear. Click the shifter, look at the cage for clearance, then give the cranks a 1/2 turn and see if the chain drops down without any issues.

    The first pic looks like you could add 2 links and the RD would still be able to take up the slack?
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    Thanks guys. I definitely thought it looked way short, but wasn't sure if it was just from running the 36 with the saint. I'll just order a new chain and add 4 links to this length, removing till its right. Weird that the big big measuring method didn't work, I've never had a problem with it before.

    Edit: Shifts fine. Dialed in all the screws without the cable hooked up, always has worked well for me. I chalk this up to the saint just being a burly rd, no need to add stress, though. Also, the saint has the mode converter, like the zee.

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    In kind of a pickle and figured fellow Knolly owners could help. I bought my first Knolly last year, a black Endorphin with CTD, and have loved the ride. I own two other bikes, a DH bike and a carbon race Hardtail. Recently, I have been tossing up the idea of downsizing. Plan is to sell all three bikes, buy a more aggressive 29'er HT for the trail rides and a Chilcotin for the laid back trail rides/ once a year DH runs. I don't DH as much as I used too, but I enjoy having the bike when I do. With that being said, have any of you made this switch? Seems the Chilcotin can be built to suit. How does it handle flowy trail with jumps and such? Sounds like it shines in the rough stuff.

    Hope this makes sense!
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    The chili is a great bike for everything but the best/worst DH runs. It can do those too, but will be less forgiving than a true DH bike. Depending on how much you would be climbing with it, I would say go with a 180mm fork and set it up on the beefy side so it doesn't hold you back on the DH. If you also need to climb with it, put a fork with travel adjust on it, or be prepared to walk if the climb gets pretty steep. I have a 170mm Lyric with external lower cup and the bike does pretty much everything I want it to. I will most likely be putting a 180mm Talas on it so I can climb in 140 mode and still keep similar handling for the downhill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    In kind of a pickle and figured fellow Knolly owners could help. I bought my first Knolly last year, a black Endorphin with CTD, and have loved the ride. I own two other bikes, a DH bike and a carbon race Hardtail. Recently, I have been tossing up the idea of downsizing. Plan is to sell all three bikes, buy a more aggressive 29'er HT for the trail rides and a Chilcotin for the laid back trail rides/ once a year DH runs. I don't DH as much as I used too, but I enjoy having the bike when I do. With that being said, have any of you made this switch? Seems the Chilcotin can be built to suit. How does it handle flowy trail with jumps and such? Sounds like it shines in the rough stuff.

    Hope this makes sense!
    For the amount of DH you do/plan on doing, I would just focus on your main riding style, and just demo a DH bike for the day/days you go (just cause it sounds like you are doing it less). The chili is no slouch but I have tossed around the idea of getting a nice 140mm bike (say an endorphin...hehehe) for the longer days with more climbing. If you have found yourself under gunned with the endo (for everything besides DH), I would consider the chili, otherwise, I think you might be happier with just keeping the endo.

    Good luck with whatever decision you make. You cant go wrong with a knolly.

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    I have the 2014 180 Talas on mine and it's perfect for AM and DH ...... I wouldn't use it as just a DH bike, but for what you're doing, it's a great bike......... I take mine around our local trails, and took it to NorthStar a few times last year for some lift runs........ it's awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    For the amount of DH you do/plan on doing, I would just focus on your main riding style, and just demo a DH bike for the day/days you go (just cause it sounds like you are doing it less). The chili is no slouch but I have tossed around the idea of getting a nice 140mm bike (say an endorphin...hehehe) for the longer days with more climbing. If you have found yourself under gunned with the endo (for everything besides DH), I would consider the chili, otherwise, I think you might be happier with just keeping the endo.

    Good luck with whatever decision you make. You cant go wrong with a knolly.
    Thanks for the input! I don't feel under gunned on my Endo, but also haven't done any lift accessed/shuttle runs with it yet. Think that is where I am a bit nervous and have been thinking about the Chilcotin. When I made my move to Knolly, I came off a Nomad with a 170mm fork. I didn't have many problems cruising the locals trails with that, so I am willing to sacrifice a bit if it means when we go do shuttle runs, I am not overwhelmed.

    I am expecting the AM Hardtail will get good use, as our local riding is pretty tame. About 45 minutes north, we have some steep, really rocky trails where it sounds like the Chilcotin will shine.

    Digthemlows, just curious what you HA is with a 180mm fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    Thanks for the input! I don't feel under gunned on my Endo, but also haven't done any lift accessed/shuttle runs with it yet. Think that is where I am a bit nervous and have been thinking about the Chilcotin. When I made my move to Knolly, I came off a Nomad with a 170mm fork. I didn't have many problems cruising the locals trails with that, so I am willing to sacrifice a bit if it means when we go do shuttle runs, I am not overwhelmed.

    I am expecting the AM Hardtail will get good use, as our local riding is pretty tame. About 45 minutes north, we have some steep, really rocky trails where it sounds like the Chilcotin will shine.
    Coming from a nomad you will be right at home on the chili. My large frame is right at 33.5 pounds; full coil suspension, mostly SLX components and heavier hope/mavic wheels. The bike is a great technical climber (as you know from your endo) and a just a super confident descender.

    I think your in the right place with your decision. I often pondered a AM steel 29er but my local terrain is too rocky. Sounds like a perfect combo for you. Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    Coming from a nomad you will be right at home on the chili. My large frame is right at 33.5 pounds; full coil suspension, mostly SLX components and heavier hope/mavic wheels. The bike is a great technical climber (as you know from your endo) and a just a super confident descender.

    I think your in the right place with your decision. I often pondered a AM steel 29er but my local terrain is too rocky. Sounds like a perfect combo for you. Best of luck
    How in the lord does your bike weigh 33.5 lb with that build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by getupgetdown View Post
    How in the lord does your bike weigh 33.5 lb with that build?
    The lyrik coil is one of the lighter coil forks. Rest of the build is ti sprung DHX, KS i950, SLX 1x10, hans dampf/ground control tires, mavic 521/721 rims (ordered LB 33mm carbon rims over 3 weeks ago but they havent even shipped yet )

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    I have a lyrik air, ccdbacs, xt drivetrain, hope e4 brakes, hadleys laced to flow rims, minion up front and high roller in the rear and im 34.2...maybe its the tires? or the brakes? or both? or the ks lev seatpost? oh well the bike is sick! enjoy your ride!

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    Thanks for all the input guys! Decided to order a Chilcotin in Blue. Should ship in May sometime. Planning on putting a 170mm Marzocchi 55 on it. Also ordering the wife a Warden! She's pretty stoked to try out a Knolly (she's coming from a Blur TRc)!
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    Oh she is going to love the active playfulness of the 4x coming from the dead feeling vpp, something I know all too well about...Great choices!

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