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    Listen! Knolly Delirium T: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread

    Knolly Delirium T Build Information and Set-up thread... Post 'em up !~!

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    Well, I'll guess I'll be the first in the water

    As of Jan 13, 2008, the do everything ride sits as...

    Build:

    Large - Black Anodized
    FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5-1/18 Headset
    Chris King Red Anodized Headset Spacer
    Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock
    Magura Wotan Fork - White
    Thompson X4 90 (& 70mm) Stem
    Sunline V1 Handlebar 1.5" rise
    Dangerboy Red Anodized Maple-Leaf Bar End Caps
    ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips with Red Anodized locks
    WTB Pure V Saddle
    AMP Remote Adjustable Seatpost 1"&4" drop
    Hope Red Anodized Seatpost Collar
    Shimano Hone 2 Ring (22,32) Crankset and BB
    E13 DRS guide and bash
    Shimano Hone Front E-Type Deraileur
    SRAM PC 971 Chain
    SRAM PC 980 Rear Cassette - 11-34
    SRAM X9 Medium Cage Rear Deraileur
    SRAM X9 Trigger Shifers
    Dark Cycles Arachnid Black Anodized Pedals
    DT Swiss 340 Hubs - 135 QR Rear, 20mm Front
    DT Swiss 5.1d Rims
    DT Swiss spokes
    Continental Tubes
    Kenda Nevgal 2.35 DTC tires
    Magura Louise Alloy BAT Brakes. 203mm Rotor F&R


    38 lbs

    Setup:

    Rider: 6'2" & 210+ gear
    Stem: 28mm spacers
    Shock: 500 lb spring - probably end up with 450lb Ti.
    min preload
    HSC - 1 7/8 turns
    HSR - 2 turns
    LSC - 7 clicks
    LSR - 11 clicks
    Fork: 85 psi
    12 clicks Albert Select Platform Compression
    4 clicks rebound compression
    Tires: 35 psi

    Note:
    Shock not dialed in - only 1 short test ride.
    I'm still deciding between 70 and 90 mm stem. Keep changing my mind depending upon what I'm riding.
    Also have some 203mm Venti-Disk Rotors with the Red Anodized Spider I'm thinking of tossing on. Combined with the other Red Ano bits it adds just a bit of bling to set off the Black.

    Pics to follow when I get some decent shots.


    michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel
    Well, I'll guess I'll be the first in the water

    As of Jan 13, 2008, the do everything ride sits as...

    Build:

    Large - Black Anodized
    FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5-1/18 Headset
    Chris King Red Anodized Headset Spacer
    Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock
    Magura Wotan Fork - White
    Thompson X4 90 (& 70mm) Stem
    Sunline V1 Handlebar 1.5" rise
    Dangerboy Red Anodized Maple-Leaf Bar End Caps
    ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips with Red Anodized locks
    WTB Pure V Saddle
    AMP Remote Adjustable Seatpost 1"&4" drop
    Hope Red Anodized Seatpost Collar
    Shimano Hone 2 Ring (22,32) Crankset and BB
    E13 DRS guide and bash
    Shimano Hone Front E-Type Deraileur
    SRAM PC 971 Chain
    SRAM PC 980 Rear Cassette - 11-34
    SRAM X9 Medium Cage Rear Deraileur
    SRAM X9 Trigger Shifers
    Dark Cycles Arachnid Black Anodized Pedals
    DT Swiss 340 Hubs - 135 QR Rear, 20mm Front
    DT Swiss 5.1d Rims
    DT Swiss spokes
    Continental Tubes
    Kenda Nevgal 2.35 DTC tires
    Magura Louise Alloy BAT Brakes. 203mm Rotor F&R


    38 lbs

    Setup:

    Rider: 6'2" & 210+ gear
    Stem: 28mm spacers
    Shock: 500 lb spring - probably end up with 450lb Ti.
    min preload
    HSC - 1 7/8 turns
    HSR - 2 turns
    LSC - 7 clicks
    LSR - 11 clicks
    Fork: 85 psi
    12 clicks Albert Select Platform Compression
    4 clicks rebound compression
    Tires: 35 psi

    Note:
    Shock not dialed in - only 1 short test ride.
    I'm still deciding between 70 and 90 mm stem. Keep changing my mind depending upon what I'm riding.
    Also have some 203mm Venti-Disk Rotors with the Red Anodized Spider I'm thinking of tossing on. Combined with the other Red Ano bits it adds just a bit of bling to set off the Black.

    Pics to follow when I get some decent shots.


    michael
    How about some pictures. We all love to see the bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel
    Well, I'll guess I'll be the first in the water

    As of Jan 13, 2008, the do everything ride sits as...

    Build:

    Large - Black Anodized
    FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5-1/18 Headset
    Chris King Red Anodized Headset Spacer
    Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock
    Magura Wotan Fork - White
    Thompson X4 90 (& 70mm) Stem
    Sunline V1 Handlebar 1.5" rise
    Dangerboy Red Anodized Maple-Leaf Bar End Caps
    ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips with Red Anodized locks
    WTB Pure V Saddle
    AMP Remote Adjustable Seatpost 1"&4" drop
    Hope Red Anodized Seatpost Collar
    Shimano Hone 2 Ring (22,32) Crankset and BB
    E13 DRS guide and bash
    Shimano Hone Front E-Type Deraileur
    SRAM PC 971 Chain
    SRAM PC 980 Rear Cassette - 11-34
    SRAM X9 Medium Cage Rear Deraileur
    SRAM X9 Trigger Shifers
    Dark Cycles Arachnid Black Anodized Pedals
    DT Swiss 340 Hubs - 135 QR Rear, 20mm Front
    DT Swiss 5.1d Rims
    DT Swiss spokes
    Continental Tubes
    Kenda Nevgal 2.35 DTC tires
    Magura Louise Alloy BAT Brakes. 203mm Rotor F&R


    38 lbs

    Setup:

    Rider: 6'2" & 210+ gear
    Stem: 28mm spacers
    Shock: 500 lb spring - probably end up with 450lb Ti.
    min preload
    HSC - 1 7/8 turns
    HSR - 2 turns
    LSC - 7 clicks
    LSR - 11 clicks
    Fork: 85 psi
    12 clicks Albert Select Platform Compression
    4 clicks rebound compression
    Tires: 35 psi

    Note:
    Shock not dialed in - only 1 short test ride.
    I'm still deciding between 70 and 90 mm stem. Keep changing my mind depending upon what I'm riding.
    Also have some 203mm Venti-Disk Rotors with the Red Anodized Spider I'm thinking of tossing on. Combined with the other Red Ano bits it adds just a bit of bling to set off the Black.

    Pics to follow when I get some decent shots.


    michael
    where would one lighten this build? when the planets align i'll be going for the same in a small, and the ccdb w/ ti spring is pretty much mandatory. other than that...i'm open. i'm 165-175 yr round + gear. around here you climb 6 or 7 miles (usu fire roads) to be able to bomb down the same distances (s-track), so lighter weight w/o compromising the integrity of the del-t's intended use would be the goal.
    ride fast...take chances...

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    Knolly in Dali

    Got my DT built up about 5 months back, been out about 120 times or so(I have a year round riding sesaon) and st literally less than 3 minutes from my front door going up to 4200m from 2000m. This bike has been thru hell ridden by one of the most unskilled riders on the planet. All the mistakes commited on this bike are due to 'user error'. Man, I love my Knolly, it's just hard to express it via this primitive form of physical communication. The ride has to be FELT. It'll take a crap rider like me and turn him into a gooder rider like I'm now. My wife who never rode, cleared a tech line, yeah, it was pretty flat, but rocky, her first time trying it on my DT(which is one size too big for her) and that was the third time she's thrown her leg over it!!! And now she NEEDS an Endorphin and I need to sell my other kidney.

    Ok, on to the build. In no particular order.
    Knolly Delirium T. Small, black ano. Serial # K323. Bought June 2007.
    66RC2X
    Fox DHX 5.0
    Wheelset came off my RM Slayer(don't know what they are)
    RF handlebar, seatpost, bb/crankset.
    Hussefelt 40mm stem
    SDG saddle(comfy).
    Truativ cg. I had an e13 drs but I only need one chainring to climb everything.
    ODI lockon grips.
    A bell with a floating ball compass on it.
    Cheap pedals with really dull pins.
    X0 rear der. X9 shifter.
    Saint brakes, from 03, but still great but the pin that holds the left lever is falling out, so I turned to the best tech for fixing stuff known to man, ducttape.
    Currently running 2.5 MinionDHF front and 2.35DHF rear. In the summer wet season, I do the Swampthings.
    Mud and dirt and sticks, I never clean nor service my bike. I know it's bad, but hey, I'm busy. That's why I got a Knolly, you can ride it hard, come home at the end of the day, lean it on the wall, go do your things, come back the next day to your bike and just go out and do it all over again. Ok, I lube the chain and check if the bolts are tight, but that's it.
    Complete weight: 40lbs give or take.
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    i'm building my DT now, should have list and pics in a week or so.

    iridetitus's build above is pretty sweet so not too many ways to lighten a DT with that build, a few possibilities:

    - lose the adjustable seatpost (and of course the benefit of on the fly seat height adjustment)
    - swap 340 hubs
    - xtr cassette
    - smaller rear rotor
    - magnesium pedals
    - lighter FD
    - hollowpin chain and shorty RD (works fine with those ratios)
    - tune rings, bolts, etc.

    that'll get u about 2 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gratiflying
    i'm building my DT now, should have list and pics in a week or so.

    iridetitus's build above is pretty sweet so not too many ways to lighten a DT with that build, a few possibilities:

    - lose the adjustable seatpost (and of course the benefit of on the fly seat height adjustment)
    - swap 340 hubs
    - xtr cassette
    - smaller rear rotor
    - magnesium pedals
    - lighter FD
    - hollowpin chain and shorty RD (works fine with those ratios)
    - tune rings, bolts, etc.

    that'll get u about 2 lbs.
    haha...not my build, but thanks for the info. i'm taking notes...

    ride fast...take chances...

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    2-3 lbs..

    2-3 lbs off will not effect the Delirium as much as it will other bikes IMO. They ride so well at the 38 - 40 lbs range. It is pretty easy to gett the bike there too. Just about any middle row build will get you there. Mine is around 38. I could maybe get 2 lbs off, but it will ride the same. S o build em up tough and ride them the way they are intended.

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    I also never understood the need to lighten up a DT.
    I never felt it was heavy while pedalling, and I came from an ss ht.
    I've climbed longer without stopping since I got my DT, this thing is a joy to climb. Like somebody else on here mentioned before, it's got that nice rocking action soaking up the bumps when you climb. Plus climbing with a heavier bike has made me fitter. I'll probably go back to tubeless to save rotating weight more than anything.
    Losing the front derailleur(unless you really need it) also helps.

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    Kootenay Knolly

    Build is pretty well finished. Small DT, Marzocchi suspension, All Shimano XT drive, wheels and brakes. Syncros stem, Cromag bars, Kenda 2.5 kevlar nevegals, Thomson seatpost, WTB ti saddle, Odi grips, Slime tire sealant, E13 drs chain guide. Weight approx.37lbs.
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    Want to hear how you like those wheels?

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    Will let you know, it'll be another month before we can ride up here. Wheels feel great, hold air and look well built. I have used a few different Mavics over the years with great results so I hope these are as good. The rear hub feels different than past XT hubs, i think the ratchet mechanicals are smoother engaging.

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    One more DT

    I already have a more detailed thread , but thought I would throw the specs and a few pics here.

    New Delirium T - The good (everything Knolly), the bad (Marz fork), and the ugly
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    Quote Originally Posted by string
    I already have a more detailed thread , but thought I would throw the specs and a few pics here.

    New Delirium T - The good (everything Knolly), the bad (Marz fork), and the ugly

    I think I drooled a little bit on myself. Damn bike porn!

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    Could be a couple o' pounds lighter, but then I'd have to go with crappy single wall tires and an air r. shock, and I'm not about to do either. It's got a RockShox Vivid on the back end now too. It's def. a more freeride setup than most.



    <table style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 341px; height: 427px;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"><td style="height: 15pt; width: 48pt;" height="20" width="64">Frame</td> <td style="width: 92pt;" width="123">Knolly Delerium T</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">Fork</td> <td>Totem</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
    </td> <td>
    </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">HS</td> <td>FSA</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">Stem</td> <td>Chromag</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">bar</td> <td>Chromag</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">grips</td> <td>Oury</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
    </td> <td>
    </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">saddle</td> <td>Chromag</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">post</td> <td>Roox</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">qr</td> <td>Chromag</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
    </td> <td>
    </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">cranks</td> <td>XT 170mm 36/24</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">bb</td> <td>XT </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">pedals</td> <td>NRG paperbag</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
    </td> <td>
    </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">brakes</td> <td>Avid Juicy Carbon</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">shifters</td> <td>XO</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">fr der</td> <td>LX</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">r der</td> <td>XO</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">chain</td> <td>SRAM</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">cassette</td> <td>SRAM 11-34</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
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    </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">wheels</td> <td>Crossmax SX</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt;" height="20">tires</td> <td>Maxxis Hi-Roller 2.5 UST</td></tr></tbody></table>

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    I posted this elsewhere but I figure I'd throw it up here on the official thread.

    After much himming and hawing I decided to go DT over the Endo. It's built up as an "All Mountain" bike that I don't think compromises too much.

    Small Green Delirium T Frame
    CCDB shock w/Progressive TI coil
    07 Van36RC2 Fork
    DT5.1 wheels with Hadley rear/Hope upfront
    Hope Reducer headset
    Big Betty 2.4 tires
    XT Cranks & drivetrain
    Avid 5 Brakes - 8" upfront 7" on back
    AMP Seatpost
    Easton Monkeylite Bars
    RaceFace Stem
    WTB Saddle
    Time Z pedals
    Weight - about 38lbs according to the bathroom scale
    Rider Weight - 150lbs
    Rider Height 5'5"

    She's really an amazing ride. I never thought a 38lb. bike could climb so well. It's like the bike is a momentum machine on the trails.
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    3 fairly challenging trail rides on it in the slackest head angle setting, so far really good.
    Knolly007.JPG

    Since this photo, I've cut the steerer tube to fit.

    Small DT frame with DHX 5 Air shock
    Totem 1.5 Solo Air forks
    Crossmax SX wheels
    Maxxis 2.5 UST tires (Minion & High Roller)
    Half cup of Stans in each tire
    Chromag bars, saddle, seatpost QR
    Thomson X4 45mm stem
    FSA Pig 1.5 headset
    Raceface Atlas post
    XT front and rear mechs & shifters
    Hone crankset & E13 bash guard
    Hope M4 rear brake
    AVID Juicy 7 front brake
    Easton Flatboy pedals

    Weight guestimate - 37'ish lbs

    Old D521 / 721 wheels with Atomlab hubs for shuttling and the Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayup
    3 fairly challenging trail rides on it in the slackest head angle setting, so far really good.
    Knolly007.JPG

    Since this photo, I've cut the steerer tube to fit.

    Small DT frame with DHX 5 Air shock
    Totem 1.5 Solo Air forks
    Crossmax SX wheels
    Maxxis 2.5 UST tires (Minion & High Roller)
    Half cup of Stans in each tire
    Chromag bars, saddle, seatpost QR
    Thomson X4 45mm stem
    FSA Pig 1.5 headset
    Raceface Atlas post
    XT front and rear mechs & shifters
    Hone crankset & E13 bash guard
    Hope M4 rear brake
    AVID Juicy 7 front brake
    Easton Flatboy pedals

    Weight guestimate - 37'ish lbs

    Old D521 / 721 wheels with Atomlab hubs for shuttling and the Park
    Very nice build. I've never set mine up in full slack. With that Totem that thing is choppered out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySmoke




    I like the looks of the yellow DT and pink V-tach in the background

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsoates
    Build is pretty well finished. Small DT, Marzocchi suspension, All Shimano XT drive, wheels and brakes. Syncros stem, Cromag bars, Kenda 2.5 kevlar nevegals, Thomson seatpost, WTB ti saddle, Odi grips, Slime tire sealant, E13 drs chain guide. Weight approx.37lbs.




    Man...I need a cigarette after viewing those pics (and I don't even smoke!).








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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen

    Man...I need a cigarette after viewing those pics (and I don't even smoke!).








    LOL...........to say your hooked is an understatement !

    Seriously though..........while I stated I do some light urban with my Endorphin ( excellent tough trailbike ) .......... IMO the Delirium T would be a waaay better choice for urban stunts , jumping , etc. and of course FR with the bonus of still having a mtb that can pedal well for trail riding ! TIG.

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    Hey Tig,

    Yeah, I got that sense from the Knolly site as well.

    Today, I put 22+ miles on my Opie riding over 2 bridges (one of them being The George Washington Bridge), through 3 counties and 4 cities.

    It's turning out to be a good little bike,

    But damn...Knollies are what I'm dreaming about the way I used to dream about PK Rippers when I was 11.

    I don't know. You see something and you just know it's you and you won't be satisfied until you have it. That's the way I am.

    You know something, if the geometry wasn't right for my body type, I'd have surgery to make my limbs fit the bike!

    Here's something else I've noticed from my lurking here...Knolly Owners continue to love their bikes. I haven't seen one like their bike any less. I've only seen them glowing when they talk about their bikes.

    I'll have one in a few months. I'll build it up over the autumn and then break her in at my home in Puerto Rico over the winter months (Jan-Mar).

    Then, I'll porn it up on MTBR!


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    new delirium-t. thanks noel and roaring mouse cycles in SF


    I'm 5' 8" 170 (185 with water and gear) and ride mostly in the SF Bay Area (Skeggs, China Camp, Tamarancho, Soquel Demo), and a little in the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe & Mammoth). I did the Beginner XC at this year's Sea Otter which raised the level of mtb stoke several notches, to the point where mtb has nearly displaced skiing as my first love and other gear obsession. I've got an '06 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp FSR (which I love) but began itching for a bigger bike as my downhill confidence and skills have grown. Rides like Soquel Demo Forest and Missing Link in Tahoe have fueled the fire. My buddy Erik is a Turner guy and I got real curious about the RFX (esp after riding his 5-spot, which rules), but due in large part to the growing cult of Knolly on this very message board, decided sight-unseen that the Delirium-T was the bike for me. So, armed with a bunch of unused PTO from a job I just left, I went all-in and converted it into a sick bike.

    Roaring Mouse Cycles is the only Knolly dealer in SF. Lucky for me -- they are super solid folks with a great reputation. Charlie (the "big bike" guy there) and Chris (the proprietor) were patient, helpful, reasonable, and good communicators the whole way through. I recommend them highly. The only nit I encountered in an otherwise smooth transaction (not attributable to Roaring Mouse) was an annoying lack of reliable information on the whereabouts of my frame as it got shipped from BC to SF. Apparently an issue with the freight-forwarder Knolly uses to keep shipping costs down. Not a huge deal, but once you've dropped the coin on such a lovely thing and you're struggling with a boiling-over level of stoke, it's a little crazy-making.

    After a week of limbo, last Friday Chris pinged me to say the frame had arrived and it was being built up. I couldn't sleep that night. (The hilarious anxiety dream I had on "Delirium eve" is a topic for another post.) Yesterday I picked it up and omfg. It's ridiculous. So sick. I was not disappointed. I had my first brief ride this morning up a super-steep urban hill with short single track on top so I could burn in the brakes, and it's just amazing. 10lbs heavier than my stumpy but pedals as-light and with more momentum.

    Alright -- enough jibber-jabber. Here's the build.

    Frame: Small Delerium-T Frame with DHX 5 Air shock
    Fork: Fox Talus 36 RC2 1 1/8"
    Drivetrain: SRAM X9 cassette, shifters, rear derailleur. XT cranks and front derailleur, E13 DRS chainguide and bashguard 104 32
    Pedals: Time ATAC Alium Black pedals
    Brakes: Magura Louise BAT with Marta SL rotors (180 and 160)
    Wheels: Chris King ISO Hubs, Mavic XM 819 Disc Rims, DT Swiss 2.0/1.8 spokes
    Tires: Michelin Mountain Extreme 26x2.5, 2.35 rear (both UST with No Tubes fluid)
    Handlebars: Raceface Diabolous 28", 1.5" rise
    Stem: Raceface Evolve DH 85 10
    Headset: Cane Creek Double XC flush
    Seatpost: Raceface Evolve DH
    Saddle: WTB Power V DH

    Weight guestimate - 38'ish lbs

    Note: CK sent the wrong front hub initially so the front wheel in the photo is a placeholder. Also, the E13 bashguard is out of stock at the moment, so I have a big ring for now.

    Thanks to all the mtbr forum peeps for posting such great stuff, and inspiring me to make the jump to the Delirium! Keep the photos coming.

    -Will

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    Welcome t' da family...

    Your not alone. I too bought my DT without a ride or even seeing a Knolly in person. Best blind purchase I have ever made.

    Now go get it dirty.

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    I finally took it out on its first somewhat proper ride (aside from brake burn-in runs up and down bernal hill) last night at skeggs. it is a remarkable machine. super plush without being goopy. stout/composed/unflappable in DH situations that get hectic/tactical on my stumpy. surprisingly manageable up super steep climbs, very grippy. smoother than I imagined around steep uphill hairpin switchbacks. (its added heft over the stumpy helps it stay focused on the line). it was also a bit more aerobically challenging (inspiring? compared to the stumpy too, but that's good conditioning for next year's Sea Otter.

    A few notes on the build:
    I love the TALAS. The reduced travel/better climbing position settings made a difference.

    I had considered a Joplin seatpost but decided against it to keep the cost of this glorious machine from forcing me to sell my house . I may have to go ahead and sell the house after all. A remote-adjusting seatpost would be helpful.

    Next stop, Pacifica or Soquel Demo to extract the benefits of the plushery.

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    You don't really need a remote post if you do some extra finishing work on the seat tube. Some time spent with a hone polishing the interior of the seat tube will make the post slide silky smooth in the bore. With minimal practice you can adjust seat height on the fly.

    Been doing it for years. You get full height adjustment, no excess weight or complexity, and it's a lot cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySmoke
    You don't really need a remote post if you do some extra finishing work on the seat tube. Some time spent with a hone polishing the interior of the seat tube will make the post slide silky smooth in the bore. With minimal practice you can adjust seat height on the fly.

    Been doing it for years. You get full height adjustment, no excess weight or complexity, and it's a lot cheaper.
    Really? You can do this w/o stopping? I just ditched my AMP post because I didn't like dealing with the extra cables and I wanted to simplifiy my cockpit. Since then I only drop the post on larger drops and stunts. It'd be cool to be able to move it around by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldrich
    Hey Will,

    I think I've just obligated myself to buy your bike dinner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak
    Really? You can do this w/o stopping? I just ditched my AMP post because I didn't like dealing with the extra cables and I wanted to simplifiy my cockpit. Since then I only drop the post on larger drops and stunts. It'd be cool to be able to move it around by hand.
    Yup. It just takes a little practice and you can "shift on the fly".

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    Whenever I look @ a D-T, I see a Praying Mantis.
    Granted, a Grasshopper might have more substantial rear legs,
    but the D-T has the "stance" of the Mantis.


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    Look at that...the way the Mantis is always in that poised to strike position!

    Just like the DT!

    Knollies are just so (expletive) wicked looking!


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    Smile another one...

    only two days ride and I love it...

    the build :

    DT gray ano, med size, rocco wc and 135x12 dropouts,
    marz' 66 RC3 1.5,
    syncros rims + hadley hubs, maxxis minion and highroller 2.5,
    RF diabolus crankset 32/22, blackspire C4 dewlie chainguide, straitline pedals,
    chromag OS bars and RF D2 stem 1.5 50mm,
    XO med rear der, shim XT front, X9 shifters, XT 11/34 cogset,
    magura louise 203mm F&R,
    chromag trailmaster saddle and RF deus seatpost ( I want a chromag minimalist seatpost and chromag seat QR, but I didn't found this items in france or UE, if a canadian reader of this forum can help me...).

    I dont have many possibilities of comparisons with other frames, but the DT work very well. Rocky sections and drops , technicals trails with many roots swallowed with ease. Its climbing capacities are not lies. I post action shots later, maybe this week-end...
    static shots for the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredok
    only two days ride and I love it...

    the build :

    DT gray ano, med size, rocco wc and 135x12 dropouts,
    marz' 66 RC3 1.5,
    syncros rims + hadley hubs, maxxis minion and highroller 2.5,
    RF diabolus crankset 32/22, blackspire C4 dewlie chainguide, straitline pedals,
    chromag OS bars and RF D2 stem 1.5 50mm,
    XO med rear der, shim XT front, X9 shifters, XT 11/34 cogset,
    magura louise 203mm F&R,
    chromag trailmaster saddle and RF deus seatpost ( I want a chromag minimalist seatpost and chromag seat QR, but I didn't found this items in france or UE, if a canadian reader of this forum can help me...).

    I dont have many possibilities of comparisons with other frames, but the DT work very well. Rocky sections and drops , technicals trails with many roots swallowed with ease. Its climbing capacities are not lies. I post action shots later, maybe this week-end...
    static shots for the moment.

    Hello fredok!

    We have the Chromag seat post QRs in stock - who did you purchase your frame through? We can arrange to get one of the QRs out to your dealer.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by knollybikes.com
    Hello fredok!

    We have the Chromag seat post QRs in stock - who did you purchase your frame through? We can arrange to get one of the QRs out to your dealer.

    Cheers!




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    DT in SD

    Purpose: SoCal, only bike
    Rider: 230lbs of clumsy
    Terrain: rocky, sandy, loose, loose over hardpack

    Frame: '08 XL Delirium T (Anodized Gray)
    Shock: '08 Fox DHXc
    Fork: '09 Fox Talas RC2 1.5 steerer
    Wheels: Chris King 20mm / HD with Funbolts laced to EX 823s
    Tires: Specialized Chunders 2.3
    Brakes: Magura Louise 203f / 185r
    Shifters: SRAM X7 triggers
    Pedals: Atomlab Trailking
    Cranks: Shimano Hone
    Chain: SRAM PC971
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT etype
    Chainguide: e13 DRS
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Seatpost Collar: Chromag
    Stem: Sunline V1 65mm
    Handlebars: Syncros Bulk 20mm rise
    Headset: Chris King 1.5
    Grips: Oury lock-on
    Seat: WTB Pure V

    Settings:
    DHXc: [ 550 lbs/in spring, min preload, 150 psi boost, propedal and bottom out full off]
    TALAS: [ 65 psi, rebound 2 clicks from fully open, compression 4-5 clicks from full open]
    Head Angle: steepest setting
    Chain Stays: about 3-4mm from all the way out

    Coming off more long-travel cross country and 29er bikes, this is quite a change, but the increased weight hasn't really bummed me out, while the plush travel and lateral stiffness is AWESOME.

    For me the highlights have been:
    Knolly customer service - quick and thorough answers to my emails
    Active suspension during braking - didn't think I'd notice. But I do.
    TALAS fork - I find myself using the travel adjust
    Chunder tires - love the way these things hook up in the loose corners, high rolling resistance though.
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    so, now I'm a few more rides in. Soquel Demo 3 weeks ago, Pacifica 2 weeks ago, and Tamarancho today.

    Demo was astounding on this bike. On the 2500 ft of ascending I felt its heft a little bit, but it was surprisingly not an issue overall. On the one really steep mini-uphill on Ridge Trail I did not clean it, but that was more due to stupid bike handling on my part than the DT's girth.

    On the downhill of Braille it was utter sickness. The log ramps, balance beams, drops, and teeter-totters I have passed by in the past (on the stumpy) felt almost trivial. This bike is so damp and bomber feeling -- and such a momentum machine -- that you feel much more confident to try anything tricky.

    The following week I hit Pacifica with truckee_e on his new Highline and we were like giddy schoolgirls. We rode the Crack (cleaned it for the first time) and then I got cocky on the Mile and went over the bars, hard (pretty sure I broke my pinky, and jacked the visor on my full-face helmet a bit). It was still an incredible day, and the adrenaline from the Crack has kept me going since.

    Today, I got out with Kent and Eliot to hit Tamarancho for some XC goodness in Marin. By now I've gotten used to the DT's heft and it's as much a positive feature as anything. When you get it into a rock garden, it's like "what? you call these rocks?"

    I can't imagine what it's like riding the trails that inspired Noel to build this beautiful, burly thing. And this is the lighter-duty version of the V-Tach? That thing must be insane. I can't imagine ever needing something more bomber than the amazing Delirium-T.

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    great ride Fredok, good to know there are a few Knollys riding in France and soon quite some more as we're going to have a French importer, finally!

    If you want to discuss it some more there will be a thread on velo vert (which is currently down) but then again may be you're in France but not French.

    http://forum.velovert.com/index.php?...&#entry2830038

    great ride anyhow
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/2908611465/" title="Ibike 2008 and Moab 134 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/2908611465_193db7e5d1_o.jpg" width="858" height="551" alt="Ibike 2008 and Moab 134" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/2899573329/" title="Ibike 2008 and Moab 089 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2899573329_55a32e1efe_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="Ibike 2008 and Moab 089" /></a>

    'Nuther Knolly D-T.

    So I went to Interbike with no intentions of buying a bike but after riding this Delirium T, I had to have it. Soooo sweet on the chunk. Noel gave me a great deal on this demo.... so I bought it.

    Large Britannia Blue Frame ( I love this color)
    DHX Air 5.0 shock
    Marz 55RC3 fork
    DT Swiss EX 5.1D rims
    DT Swiss 340 hubs 20mm TA front and 10mm DT Swiss RTW rear
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent dual ply 2.6 front and 2.4 rear
    Cromag Ranger stem 65mm (?)
    RF Atlas low rise bars
    Cane Creek 1.5R Zero stack Headset
    Knolly/ Lizard Skins lock on grips
    Mavick Speedball R adjustable seat post (transferred over from my 6.6)
    Chromag QR seat collar
    WTB PureV team Ti Saddle
    X9 rear derailleur and shifters
    XT front derailleur
    Magura Louise brakes 203mm discs front and back
    e13 DRS chain guide and RF bashguard
    RF AtlasAM crank 32/22 rings
    CB Acid 1 pedals

    Weight..... heavy. I'm guessing 38-39 lbs.

    I'm 5' 11.5" and weigh 160lbs...175# fully loaded.
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    Welcome to the fold. She's a bute!

    I read your review on that Zoke, Is that an 08 or 09? Still smitten? I recently switched from an 07 Van36 to an 08 Float36 1.5. I'm still dialing it in. Kind of waiting for the right fork to be invented.

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    That wouldn't happen to be taken at the old Kissing Rock at Thunder Mtn? Great pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak
    Welcome to the fold. She's a bute!

    I read your review on that Zoke, Is that an 08 or 09? Still smitten? I recently switched from an 07 Van36 to an 08 Float36 1.5. I'm still dialing it in. Kind of waiting for the right fork to be invented.
    Thanks.
    It's an '09 and I'm still really liking it. I found when I sped up the rebound damping for faster choppy stuff it was even better than the first few rides. I don't know if it's worlds better than my Van36 RC2 when it was new and it is definitely heavier (6.1lbs stated weight), but so far I really like it. It's more plush and better on small bumps and high speed chop. With the awesome capability of this frame I'm kinda wishing I had a 66RC3 now.... but for all-around riding the 160mm 55 is plenty of fork.

    If the 66ATA feels as good as this coil and weren't having so many reliability issues I think that might be the ultimate fork for this bike.

    How do you like the Float? The 08 Float36's I rode last year at I-bike felt really good and I was debating switching my Van36 for one also... but almost all the '09 Floats I rode this year felt poopy. Maybe it was a break in thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Thanks.

    If the 66ATA feels as good as this coil and weren't having so many reliabilty issues I think that might be the ultimate fork for this bike.

    How do you like the Float? The 08 Float36's I rode last year at I-bike felt really good and I was debating switching my Van36 for one also... but almost all the '09 Floats I rode this year felt poopy. Maybe it was a break in thing.
    I was real close to pulling the trigger on a recently rebuilt 66ATA but I was warned away by many so I went with the Float. It does sound like a working 66ATA would be a great fit for the DT. I hear the TA is a pain in the arse though. Too many clicks to get from 7" to 6". With the glut of new 6" bikes that can take a 7" fork you'd think the companies would build a fork that could go from 7 to 6 really quickly. Heck, how about a Talas38 that could do 7", 6', & 5". Add a BO adjustment and you'd have a killer fork.

    I'm pretty impressed with the Float36. It feels more plush than my 07 Van36 and has better midstroke support. I had an issue with not getting the last inch of travel so I redid the oil levels and that fixed the issue. I also like the 1.5 steerer. The fork is noticably stiffer than my old Van. I haven't tried any of the 09's but I was glad to get a deal on an 08 because I really don't like white forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lev
    That wouldn't happen to be taken at the old Kissing Rock at Thunder Mtn? Great pic!
    Yes. Thunder Mountain. Is that what that rock is called? Amazing trail. The DT was total overkill but I giggled out loud just the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak
    Heck, how about a Talas38 that could do 7", 6', & 5". Add a BO adjustment and you'd have a killer fork.
    Now you're talkin'. That would be cool. Or a 66ATA with a three step adjustment and without the "issues".

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak
    I'm pretty impressed with the Float36. It feels more plush than my 07 Van36 and has better midstroke support.
    Really? I'd agree that the '08s I rode were pretty plush (best air forks I'd ever felt) but I didn't think they were quite as plush as my '07 Van. I still like the feel of the coil a bit better.
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    I'm almost done with this rig...

    DHX Air
    Totem Coil 1.125" w/ Cane Creek HS
    I9 Enduros with DT Swiss 10mm thru-axle
    SLX Cranks
    SRAM PG990
    X9 shifters
    X9 Rear D
    E-type XT front D
    Avid Codes
    Oury Lock ons
    DMR 45mm stem
    DMR riser bar
    Joplin Lever
    Kenda Neve Stickee 2.5 single plys

    Weight is probably closer to 40 than 35. I'm going to go with the hammerschmidt AM and move the SLX to a back up crankset or a future build. Also think I'm going to switch the stem to a Chromag Ranger, the 45mm just doesn't feel right for the tech.

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    Update

    As of Oct 15, 2008, the do everything ride sits as...

    Build:

    Large - Black Anodized
    FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5-1/18 Headset
    Chris King Red Anodized Headset Spacer
    Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock
    Magura Wotan Fork - White
    Thompson X4 70mm Stem
    Sunline V1 Handlebar 1.5" rise
    Dangerboy Red Anodized Maple-Leaf Bar End Caps
    ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips with Red Anodized locks
    WTB Pure V Saddle
    AMP Remote Adjustable Seatpost 1"&4" drop
    Hope Red Anodized Seatpost Collar
    Shimano Hone 2 Ring Crankset and BB
    Raceface 24 & 34 teeth rings.
    E13 DRS backplate and chain-guide
    Gamut Bash
    Shimano Hone Front E-Type Deraileur
    SRAM PC 971 Chain
    SRAM PC 980 Rear Cassette - 11-34
    SRAM X9 Medium Cage Rear Deraileur
    SRAM X9 Trigger Shifers
    Dark Cycles Arachnid Black Anodized Pedals
    DT Swiss 340 Hubs - 135 QR Rear w 10mm DT Swiss RWS, 20mm Front (maxle)
    DT Swiss 5.1d Rims
    DT Swiss spokes
    Continental Lite Tubes
    Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 front tire
    Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.35 rear tire
    Magura Louise Alloy BAT Brakes. 203mm Rotor F&R


    38 lbs

    Setup:

    Rider: 6'2" & 200+ gear
    Stem: 28mm spacers
    Shock: 450 lb Titanium spring - ( + 500lb steel )
    min preload
    HSC - 1 7/8 turns
    HSR - 2 turns
    LSC - 7 clicks
    LSR - 11 clicks
    ( have made some changes to the compression and rebound to open things up a bit more, but don't have my tuning notes handy )
    Fork: 85 psi
    4 clicks Albert Select Platform Compression
    4 clicks rebound compression
    Tires: Rear 35 psi
    Front 30 psi

    Note:
    Also have some 203mm Venti-Disk Rotors with the Red Anodized Spider I'm still thinking of tossing on. Combined with the other Red Ano bits it adds just a bit of bling to set off the Black.

    However lately i catch myself thinking of going to a smaller rotor out back. Still tending to over-brake in the rear...


    Was able to get a couple of pics this last weekend whilst riding at Kelso. My (inexperienced) son and I went up for the day and mostly stayed on the intermediate trails. He had an absolute blast and made some huge improvements over 5 hours or so. Amazing what having a few small but decent downhill trails to ride will do for the confidence. That and a $3.00 11am to 5pm lift ticket and 7 bucks to get in for a total of 10.00 each? STEAL!! It is a conservation area so hiking / biking in summer, ski and board in winter. A Canadian Thanksgiving Long Weekend thing were they fire up the lifts and invite everybody out for the long weekend. Nice BBQ at the bottom of the hill. The trees are in full colour change and the view from the lift was stunning. ( of course camera buried in pack) Shared trails, except for the DH stuff - for that there is lots of warning signs indicating very fast downhill mayham to keep the leather boot crowd off.

    Unfortunately crap camera and inexperienced photog. Hopefully get something better before the snow flies.

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    Good lookin' build mykel. That handlebar "user interface" doesn't look as busy as I was expecting..... except for the blue and green flags. Is that so you know which cable is which. LOL.
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    Flags of Kelso

    Thanks for the props, and for the bust in the chops...

    Blue for trail access, green for the ski-lift.
    Looks goofy, and they do catch your eye annoyingly on occasion whilst riding, but hey for 10.00 total for the day, I'll deal.

    ya, the cable things sounds worse than it looks, but it is still a bit busy. I do find it quite functional, nice to not need to remove your hands from the bars for anything other than scratching an itch. Spoiled and whingy - you bet

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    I thought I'd already posted this build here, but evidently not. Not to worry, the build's changed slightly since then, anyway.



    Note that the tyres, pedals, and bar have changed since I took this photo.

    <table><tbody><tr><td>Frame:</td><td>Knolly Delirium-T (Large); Fox DHX5 Coil</td></tr><tr><td>Forks:</td><td>Rockshox Totem (1.5" steerer)</td></tr><tr><td>Headset: </td><td>Chris King 1.5"</td></tr><tr><td>Stem: </td><td>FSA DH300</td></tr><tr><td>Bars: </td><td>Raceface Evolve AM Lo Rise</td></tr><tr><td>Front brake: </td><td>Shimano XT M775 203mm on Hope floating rotor</td></tr><tr><td>Rear brake: </td><td>Shimano XT M775 203mm on Hope Rohloff-specific rotor</td></tr><tr><td>Seatpost:</td><td>Thomson Elite</td></tr><tr><td>Seat QR:</td><td>Hope QR</td></tr><tr><td>Saddle</td><td>SDG Bel Air RL Ti</td></tr><tr><td>Cranks: </td><td>Shimano XTR M960; Chainring Middleburn Slickshift Hardcoat 44t</td></tr><tr><td>Chain guide: </td><td>Rohloff guide plates on home-made mount plate</td></tr><tr><td>Pedals: </td><td>Shimano M647</td></tr><tr><td>Front Wheel: </td><td>Hope BULB/Mavic D321</td></tr><tr><td>Rear Wheel: </td><td>Rohloff Speedhub (16t sprocket)/Mavic EX321</td></tr></tr><tr><td>Tyres: </td><td>Maxxis ADvantage 2.4" F&R</td></tr></tbody></table><br>

    Oh, and I'm about 6'1"/220lbs.
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    My new bike:
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    My comments:
    -- It feels nice? I need more time on it.
    -- DHF single-ply tires mount and seal soooo well when run tubeless on 823s. Practically no leakage, air or sealant, compared to dual-ply DHFs that oozed green goo for weeks. These sealed in 5 seconds with a hand pump.
    -- Big Fat Pig headset coming loose when jumping, so I am in the midst of fashioning a sleek headlock system from the hadware store.
    -- 09 Roco WC is clunking badly, may have to send it back.
    -- 08 66 RC3 feels pretty damn nice with a partial vacuum in the left leg, achieved by compressing the fork 6 inches and letting the air out.
    -- Wish it would stop snowing...

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    Frame: Knolly Delirium-T (Medium); Roco TST-R Coil
    Forks: 09 Rockshox Totem (1.5" steerer)
    Headset: Chris King 1.5"
    Stem: Thomson X4 45mm 1.5"/31.8
    Bars: Syncros Bulk 7075
    Front brake: 09 Shimano Saint on 203mm Braking rotor
    Rear brake: 09 Shimano Saint on 203mm Braking rotor
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle WTB Speed
    Cranks: 09 Shimano Saint M810; 22/36; E13 bash
    Pedals: Easton Flatboy
    Front Wheel: Hadley/Mavic EX721
    Rear Wheel: Hadley/Mavic EX721
    Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR 2.5
    Rear der.:Sram X9 Medium Cage Rear Deraileur
    Front der.:Shimano XT
    Shifters Sram X9 Trigger Shifers

    weight: 41 lbs




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    Knolly Delirium - T

    Frame: Medium Knolly Delirium T - Anodized Black - Fox DHX 5.0 Coil 450lb– 12X135 Thru-Axle
    Fork: 2009 Totem Coil 1.5" Black
    Headset: Chris King 1.5 Black
    Stem: Thomson X4 1.5 45mm 31.8 black
    Bar: Deity Dirty Thirty Black
    Grips: Deity Enoki Black
    Brakes: 09 Avid Elixir CR 203 Front 185 rear.
    Shifters: Saint SL M810
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    Chain Retention Device: ICSG 05 Blackspire Stinger
    Crankset: 09 SLX Double 22/36 175mm
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King Black
    Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX M665 E-type For Dual Ring
    Rear Derailleur: 09 Shimano Saint M810 GS
    Cassette: XT 9 speed 11-34
    Chain: Shimano XT
    Pedals: Shimano DX Clipless
    Front Hub: Chris King Black 20mm
    Rear Hub: Hadley SDH R 1.2 135X12 Through Axle
    Spokes: DT Swiss Double Butted
    Rims: Mavic XM 819 Disc
    Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 60a 2.35"
    Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 60a 2.35"
    Tubes: Normal

    Weight: 38 lbs (41 with 2.5 minion / high roller ust)


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    and another DELboy....belongs to a buddy of mine

    Frame: Knolly Delirium-T (Medium); Fox DHX5 coil
    Forks: 07 66 rc2x (1.5" steerer)
    Headset: FSA Orbit extreme 1.5"
    Stem: Roox onePOINTfive 70mm 1.5"/25,4
    Bars: Funn Full-on
    Front brake: 08 Shimano Saint 203mm
    Rear brake: 09 Shimano Saint 180mm
    Seatpost: Easton
    Saddle WTB PureV
    Cranks: 07 Shimano Saint
    Pedals: Spec LoPro Mag
    Front Wheel: Hope/Mavic EX721
    Rear Wheel: Hope/Mavic EX721
    Tyres: Maxxis HR 2.5
    Rear der. Sram X7 Medium Cage Rear Deraileur
    Front der. Shimano XT
    Shifters Sram X7 Trigger Shifers




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    thinkin of getting that combo...
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    Alot of Totem coils chosen for this bike. Has me thinking of going that way. Keep this down in Southern Utah perhaps.

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    ... and if we just ... My 37lb DT

    First off, hats of to the Hardcore Mountain Bike store for taking care of me start to finish and doing an excellent job on my DT.









    frame: Large Delirium-T (QR)
    shock: Fox DHX 5.0 coil, #450 spring
    fork: Lyrik (coil U-turn, 1.5", 20mm TA)
    wheels: Easton Havoc AM
    shifters: XTR
    brakes: Avid Elixir CR
    BB: SLX
    cranks: SLX
    ft. der: XT e-Type
    rear der: XT
    casette: XT
    chain: pc-91
    stem: Truvativ AKA 80mm
    seatpost: Thomson
    saddle: Trailmaster DT (backordered)
    bar: Easton Monkeylite low riser
    grips: Oury lock on
    headset: Chris King 1.5"
    tyres: Schwalbe Fat Albert
    pedals: Wellgo aluminum
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    27 pounds doesnt seem right

    Quote Originally Posted by jitenshakun
    First off, hats of to the Hardcore Mountain Bike store for taking care of me start to finish and doing an excellent job on my DT.









    frame: Large Delirium-T (QR)
    shock: Fox DHX 5.0 coil, #450 spring
    fork: Lyrik (coil U-turn, 1.5", 20mm TA)
    wheels: Easton Havoc AM
    shifters: XTR
    brakes: Avid Elixir CR
    BB: SLX
    cranks: SLX
    ft. der: XT e-Type
    rear der: XT
    casette: XT
    chain: pc-91
    stem: Truvativ AKA 80mm
    seatpost: Thomson
    saddle: Trailmaster DT (backordered)
    bar: Easton Monkeylite low riser
    grips: Oury lock on
    headset: Chris King 1.5"
    tyres: Schwalbe Fat Albert
    pedals: Wellgo aluminum
    You sure you dont mean 37 pounds? I have a large with a DHX Air and the frame w/ shock was 10.5 lbs, yours must be 11.5 lbs with the coil shock, hard to believe that your parts only weigh 15.5 pounds!

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    Ha ha. Sorry, I blame Sunday morning typing.

    37lbs indeed, which I think is pretty good for coils front and rear.
    All you need is love... but Scotch'll do in a pinch.

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    Damn that's purty !!!.

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    My DT

    After reading every post on the Knolly forum and with that help as well as the unbelievably great help from Noel and Bryan at Knolly I have my DT!
    I feel this bike with this set up will be as close as I can get to a 'Do Everything' bike.

    A little info on me: I live in the mountain bike mecca and work at the mountain bike mecca as a coach (WBP) for the past 8 years. Some how I make money riding my bike in the summer and snowboarding and skiing in the winter!

    Rider stats:
    ~240lbs w/ gear
    6'6" tall
    and I ride everything... from the bike park to pedaling up to get the goods to XC (well, what is considered XC around here!)

    Delirium T Large Black Ano
    Fox DHX 5.0 coil 550lbs coil
    Marzocchi 66ATA 1.5 steerer
    Cane Creek XX II 1.5 headset
    Chromag Fubar 31.8
    SRAM X9 shifters
    Hayes Stroker Ace 8" brakes
    Thomson Elite seat post
    Chromag seat collar
    Chromag Trailmaster DT saddle
    E-13 DRS E-Type Chainguide
    Shimano XT FD
    SRAM X9 RD med cage
    SRAM PC 971 chain
    SRAM PG-980 cassette 11-34
    DTSwiss rear hub135/12mm thru axle
    DTSwiss 340 front hub 20mm thru axle
    Mavic EX721 rims
    Maxxis DHR 3C 2.5
    Maxxis Advantage 2.4 (soon to be DHF 3C 2.5)
    Raceface Atlas FR 22-32 cranks
    Kona WahWah pedals
    Raceface D2 50mm stem
    Knolly T-Shirt red

    On the couch before the build. Yes, this is a nod to Turner Homerdom!
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    The build is complete. I put the Panaracer tires on first because I felt that I should have both the Minions to put on at the same time but as you can see in the next pics I changed my mind.
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    After the first four days of riding. She still looks good!
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    I have put four days of riding in on the DT so for and I am very happy with the bike!!!
    I am still fiddling with the fork air pressures to get the feel I want. I am also playing with all the head angle settings! I think I should take my time with those settings. It is unbelievable how much a half a degree changes how the bike climbs! On one of the rides in the slackest setting and full fork travel this bike hauls a$$! I feel this bike is going to freeride in a very good way and still pedal like nobody's business!
    All of the first rides were in Squamish because Whistler's trails are still limited by the snow pack.

    I am super stoked to be a Knolly owner and rider!

    Tall

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    Very nice, placed my order today, I have the same fork and also orderd a Large ano black. However, I am 6'1, I would have thought at 6'6" you would want an XL.

    I like the murdered fork, everything MTB is so busy these days. I think it looks great with the clean lines.
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    Hey there,

    I've been searching fo a real do it all bike and a bike shop has offered me a DT for a really good price on a large frame.

    I've noticed that a large number of the above posts are small & medium bikes. Will thelarge frame be too big for someone 5'11?

    Thanks

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    I chose the Large because of the type/style of riding I do. I did a parking lot test ride of an XL and felt it would be a little big for the freeride end of the riding spectrum. My other bike, a Turner 6Pack size L, has almost the same measurements and geo and I have pedaled it on all day epics as well as large-ish freeride type riding. With that in mind that is how I chose the sizing of the DT.
    If the DT was going to be strictly a pedaling bike then I would have gone with an XL. Also being a giant has taught me how to adapt to riding bikes that are a little smaller (being a giant leads to adapting to a world where the 'norm' seems to be around 5'7"ish - kitchen counters are the bain of my existence!). In the past I have thrown a leg over bigger framed bikes but they didn't have the 'feel' that I wanted.

    Tall

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    Quote Originally Posted by kctash
    Hey there,

    I've been searching fo a real do it all bike and a bike shop has offered me a DT for a really good price on a large frame.

    I've noticed that a large number of the above posts are small & medium bikes. Will thelarge frame be too big for someone 5'11?

    Thanks
    I don't know if a Large frame will fit someone 5'11".
    In making my decision I compared all the measurements and geos of my previous bikes and how/what I wanted to ride and went from there.

    Tall

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideEverything
    I chose the Large because of the type/style of riding I do. ...

    Also being a giant has taught me how to adapt to riding bikes that are a little smaller (being a giant leads to adapting to a world where the 'norm' seems to be around 5'7"ish - kitchen counters are the bain of my existence!). In the past I have thrown a leg over bigger framed bikes but they didn't have the 'feel' that I wanted.

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    The only thing putting me off ordering a DT, which I really want, is the seat toob length. I want a longer top tube than my short wildcard but a large frame with a 20" seat toob is too much. For pedaling only it wood be fine but FR etc its just to dam long. I aint happy as this is the bike I really want.

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    juan pablo most people are all worried about the seat tube length. i really wouldn't be; if you can justify the toptube of the 20" frame then you should have no problem with the seat tube length. most people want a seat tube that is far too short for them. i ride the xl frame which has a 21" seat tube and i still ride with atleast 4-5" of post showing. i could slam it but it would make the bike harder to handle. so unless you your inseam is 5-6" less than mine ( which is 35-36") you should be fine

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    juan pablo,
    One of the features of our design is the more extreme angle on our seat tube. It is designed to put the seat in a proper position for climbing, and then as you drop it, it moves forward more than most other designs and gives you a roomier cockppit that you then can move around with ease.

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    I just thought I'd add an edit to my build.

    Because my DT goes so much quicker than my old bike I found I needed a little more brake. So, I put the 7" rotor on the back and my LBS upgraded me to an 8" rotor on the front.
    All you need is love... but Scotch'll do in a pinch.

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    Well I did it, ordered a DT frame on friday. Hoping it shows up this week. Am new to the site and want to say hello. I've never built a bike from scratch but I have serviced all my bikes since I was a kid so I might need some pointers along the way. Most of my riding is technical ups and down single tracks and cross country with a few forays into downhill race tracks when I feel the need to have an uncontrolled free fall down a cliff

    Knolly DT - small frame with the DHX 5 Air

    Here's what I am planning. I want to keep the build simple and cost effective.

    Front Fork - Fox 36 Float RC2 1.5
    Headset - FSA Extreme
    Brakes - Hope X2
    Rotors - 180 mm front and 160 mm rear.
    Shifters - SRAM X-9
    Gearing FR - Shimano XT E-type
    Gearing RR - SRAM X-9 Med. Cage
    Cranks and Chainrings - Raceface Atlas AM
    Stem - Thompson
    Handlebar - Chromag
    Seat post - Thompson
    Hubs FR - CK
    Hubs RR - CK
    Cassette - SRAM PG-980 11-34
    Chain - SRAM PC971
    Rims - Mavick
    Tires - Kenda Nevegal

    Still waiting for my frame and the odd bits and pieces.
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    My wife's DT:

    Small Britania Blue with DHX air (we have a pushed dhx-5 from her old bike that will go on once we get it re-tuned for the Knolly)
    '07 66SL1ATA with ATA cart removed and x-cartridge and spring installed
    Chromag Fubar 31.8
    SRAM X9 shifters
    Avid Juicy 7
    E-13 SRS E-Type Chainguide
    X9 RD
    SRAM PC 991 chain
    XT cassette 11-34
    DTSwiss rear hub135 QR
    DTSwiss hub 20mm thru axle
    DT 5.1 rims
    Maxxis Advantage 2.4's
    Older Truvative cranks
    NRG superthin pedals

    Waiting for a regular stack reducer headset to arrive so I can take out the zero stack that's in there now. It was the only thing available in town in time to ride this weekend but the crown of the 66 hits the downtube. I temporarily zip-tied a piece of old tire on there to protect it and it was fine but hardly ideal.

    Will also be adding a white chromag saddle and a chromag stem once she decides what length she wants...like end up with a 50mm.

    Currently weighs in at 36lbs or so

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    2010 Delirium T

    Hey Knolly fans. Do you think that the Delirium T will have any new revisions for 2010?

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    Hard to improve on perfection

    my .02

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    I don't think there is a sexier frame out there than the DT or Vtach and I hope they don't start getting curves if there is a 2010 model. Every new bike out there seems to have these horrible pregnant bottom tubes like the new Giants. Bicycle tubes should be straight! Anyway, a reduction of weight would be nice I guess.

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    my new DT the white one!

    after first use, sorry about dirt

    White large frame with fox DHX Air 5
    marzzochi 66 ATA 1.5
    I9 enduro wheels with WTB timberwolfs 2.35 on Stans and mavics 721
    Truvativ Hammerschmidt X9 shifter
    XT cassete
    SLX short rear der with lx shifter
    crank brothers: acid 1 pedals and 1.5 sage C directset
    tompson seatpost
    wtb pure v pro saddle
    RACE FACE DIABOLUS D2 STEM
    monkeylite DH riser bar
    golden elixir CR 203 f/r
    chromag collar
    cane creek QR rear
    oury grips
    38lbs
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    Very nice ride there.....not enough white DT's

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    Sick!

    That thing is awesome looking. Everytime I see the HS on a DT i yearn for one. I hope they can produce the HS with better engagement over the next few years!? Luv the white!
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    Thanks for the build specs gang... I just bought a large 09 & can't wait to start the build!

    I am thinking coil totem so far...

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    Delirium T build

    Here she be:

    Knolly Delirium T XL in Gun-metal
    CCDB
    Rock Shox Lyrik Coil U-Turn 1.5 steerer
    Hadleys laced to DT 5.1/FR600 rims w/ the 12mm thru axle dropouts
    Hammerschmidt AM
    Shimano XT 4-pots with servowave levers
    X0/X9 what not
    Cane Creek 110
    Thomson
    Conti Digga/Diesel tires

    It sits at about 42 lbs. as is with the heavy wheelset and DH tires. For a more AM/FR flavor I switch out the wheels to Mavic Crossmax SXs with Maxxis Minions and QR dropouts. Changing the setup drops it to just a hair under 39 lbs.
    I'm still tweaking the Double Barrel settings, but honestly this bike pedaled supremely well right out of the box. Also the brake squat I was so used to on my single pivots is gone. I didn't even know suspension could feel like this. My local trails all go straight up and straight down, so I find myself using the Lyrik's travel adjust all the time. It makes all the difference when you are stuck climbing for 45+ minutes.

    I like to screw with all the frame settings just for fun. It takes seconds, and quite frankly I like working on this bike as much as I do riding it. After working on Huffys all day its great to see something that somebody put some engineering genius into.

    I'm a pretty big dude: 6'5" at 235lbs. The double barrel has a 500lb spring on it with about 3 turns of preload. The lyrik has the firm spring in it (Rock Shox rider weight tables lie, go a little lighter than it says).

    Something worth considering, when I called Knollly Noel picked up the phone. How many people can say they have talked to the guy who designed their bike? Also, I love the fact that Noel is a big guy who rides big. As a fellow big guy I feel better knowing that the frame was designed with that in mind.
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    Kind of a crosspost...

    Saw this and thought I'd bring it over

    http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?t=130216
    All you need is love... but Scotch'll do in a pinch.

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    Not quite done yet, waiting for the Saint cranks to get here:



    2009 Large - White powdercoat
    Cane Creek XXCII 1.5-1/18 Headset
    Straitline Blue Anodized Headset Spacers
    Fox RC4 rear shock w/ 450lb spring
    RockShox Totem Fork
    Straitline Verticle Wedge Stem - Blue
    Chromag Fubar OSX bars
    Straitline Blue Bar End Caps
    ODI Rogue Lock-on Grips
    Chromag Trailmaster DT saddle
    Thomson seat post
    Chromag seat post collar
    Shimano Saint (22,32) Crankset and BB
    E13 DRS guide and bash
    Shimano XT Front E-Type Deraileur
    SRAM PC 991 Chain
    SRAM PC 980 Rear Cassette - 11-34
    SRAM X9 Medium Cage Rear Deraileur
    SRAM X9 Trigger Shifers
    Straitline Pedals - Blue
    Hadley Hubs (Blue 20mm front, 135x12mm rear - coming, pictured with Outlaws)
    Mavic 823 Rims
    DT Swiss spokes
    Kenda Nevgal 2.35 DTC tires
    Shimano Saint 810 Brakes with 8" rotors

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    The DT is ready to roll.

    After 6 months of assembling the parts, a weekend of building, two six packs and a little whiskey she is finally together. Now if it would stop raining long enough in NC to get a ride in. As far as I know this may be the only Knolly in North Carolina as I have yet to come across anyone else who has ever seen one.


    Knolly Delerium T – Medium, Supernatural BC Green
    Rear Shock – CCDB 400lb spring
    Fork – Fox 36 Vanilla RC2 1.5 steerer
    Headset – Cane Creek XX
    Wheelset – DT Swiss 5.1 w/ 240 Hubs
    Tires – Conti Trail Kings 2.4 front and rear (formerly Rubber Queens)
    Brakes – Magura Louise BAT (180F / 160R)
    Shifters – Sram X.9
    Bar – Easton EA70, 31.8mm Hi-Rise
    Stem – RaceFace D2 70mm
    Grips – Pro Compontents FSR w/ Gold lockrings
    Cable housing – Alligator Sleek Glide – Gold Braid
    Saddle – WTB Pure V Pro
    Seatpost – Easton EA70
    Seat Collar – Hope, Gold
    FR Derailleur – Shimanon SLX e-type double
    Crank/BB – Shimano Hollowtech SLX double w/bash
    Chain Guide – MRP LRP e-type mount w/ Party Crasher bash
    Chain – Sram PC 971
    Cassette – Sram PG 980
    Rear Derailleur – Sram X.9
    Pedals – Shimano DX clipless

    I will probably switch to a 203f/180r rotors at some point but the brakes were one of the first things I bought and at that time was aiming for more of Noel's lighter DT version.
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    You've built up a very nice AM/FR, w/ light DH duty, bike there.
    All you need is love... but Scotch'll do in a pinch.

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    New '09 DT

    Had this one together for about a month. Thanks to Different Bikes in North Van for the frame, Larry @ Mtn High Cyclery for the wheels and lost of other stuff, and Fanatik Bikes here in B'ham for the rest!


    Large '09 DT with CCDB
    '09 Marzocchi 66 Coil 1.5" steerer (really good price on the '09!)
    Hadley Hubs/Stan's Flow/DT Competition Wheels
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTC (Will pick up some DH tires for bike park season)
    Race Face Atlas AM Crank 22/32 with Race Face Bash
    Blackspire Stinger-E ISCG chain guide
    Straitline Pedals
    Hayes Stroker Ace brakes 8" front and rear
    Joplin R Seatpost
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    SRAM X9 shifters and rear der
    XT front der
    SRAM 990 Cassette
    SRAM PC971 chain
    Jagwire Ripcord cable
    King 1.5 Headset
    Gravity DH Carbon bar 1" rise
    Thomson stem
    ODI Ruffian grips

    Had it out several times now, starting to get it dialed in. I love the CCDB, once you start getting it close to set up, the rear end of the bike just disappears, don't feel anything from back there. This is the first coil shock I've ridden, the old bike is a Felt Virtue, pretty stiff XC. This bike corners berms like it's on rails. The only bit of a problem I have is keeping the front end planted on the steeper climbs, but then again, I hate climbing anyway!
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    I now have a few seasons on my Delirium-T and I suppose it's about time I post it up...

    Suspension is a CCDB with Ti spring and a Marzocchi 66RC2X. Drivetrain is X-O with a Hammerschmidt up front. Wheels go back and forth between a Chris King/Mavic 819 and Chris King/Mavic 729 combo, depending on what I'm riding. Brakes are Hope (Mono-6 Ti, Mono-M4 combo). Stem and post are Thomson. Bar is RaceFace. Grips are from Ergon - I love them and have put them on all my bikes. Saddle is a WTB Rocket-V. Chris King headset. Hope post binder.

    As seen, it is set up for "trail riding" (all-mountain, whatever you want to call it...). I am on the tall side for a medium frame and probably run a longer stem than most, but I am pretty leggy and have to slam the saddle all the way forward (and lengthen out the wheel base) to keep the front end down climbing - it looks a bit strange, but feels just fine.

    I can't say enough good things about this bike.


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    My -09 DT

    Frame: 09 large
    Fork: RS Totem Single Air MC DH 1.5"
    Shock: CCDB with 400lbs spring
    Bar: Syntace 780mm 12 dgr backsweep
    Stem Syntace 55mm
    Grips: Ergon DA1
    Crank: SLX with 22/32 rings
    Bash: FSA
    Chainguide: Blackspire Stinger E-type
    Pedals: NC-17 Sudpin3
    Front der: SLX E-type
    Rear der: Saint SS
    Shifters: XT
    Headset: Cane Creek XX 1,5"
    Saddle: Charge Spoon
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Front brake: Hope Tech M4 203mm
    Rear brake: Hope Tech X2 183mm
    Front wheel: Hope Bulb hub, Stans DH rim
    Rear wheel: Hope XC hub, 819 rim ( waiting for it to give up)
    Tires: Conti Kaisers 2.5"

    Ive got a lighter pair of wheels with Hope Pro, Sapim CX Ray and Alex FD 28 rims and Muddy Marys

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    With snow disappearing at last, Im really looking forward to try it out!

    /Staffan

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    White '09 DT

    A white Delerium!

    Here's the lowdown:

    Medium DT - White - Fox DHX Air
    Marzocchi 66 ATA RC3
    Cane Creek XX 1.5 Headset
    Hope Pro II Hubs
    Syncros DP28 Rims
    Kenda Telonix 2.4
    Hope Tech M4 203/185
    Saint Shifters & Rear Der.
    SLX 2 step front
    RaceFace Atlas FR Crank
    Straitline pedals
    Blackspire Stinger E chainguide
    Syncros Bar & Stem
    Peaty Grips
    Thompson Elite Post
    WTB Pure V Saddle

    Thanks a million times over to Lorien at Sooke Mountain Cycle for the wicked build.

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    My Knolly Delirium-T

    Ive had her for 3 years already and I love this bike. I have it set up for my weekend AM/FR tours but take her out 3-5 times a season for bikepark duty and for me its the perfect build.

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    2007 DT Mark IV - Large w/ DHX-air
    2009 Fox 36 TALAS RC2 1.5"
    FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5" Headset
    Thomson Elite X4 45mm 1.5" Stem
    Reverse XXL DH Fli-Bar (0.7" Rise)
    ODI Rogue Lock-ons
    Hope Moto V2 Brakes (203mm)
    DT-Swiss 5.1d Rims
    Hope ProII Hubs
    Sapim Race Spokes
    DT-Swiss 10mm QR
    Schwalbe Fat Albert Evoloution
    Michelen C4 Latex Innertubes
    Shimano SLX Crankset
    e.Thirteen Bash Ring
    Blackspire Stinger Chainguide
    Shimano XT E-Type Front Derailleur
    SRAM X.9 Shifters / Rear Derailleur
    Thomson Elite Post
    Selle Italia SLR XP Saddle
    Atomlab Pimplite Pedals

    As seen - 35.6 lbs
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    At last my own Knolly...

    Frame: Knolly Delirium Anodized Black Small
    Fork: Marzocchi 66RC3 TI 1.5in
    Rear Shock: CaneCreek Double Barrel
    Bar: Easton Havoc DH
    Stem: Race Face D2 1.5
    Grips: ODI TaylorLee Designs
    Crankset: Shimano Saint M810-2
    Chainguide: Blackspire Stinger
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Cassette: Sram PG-990 9 Speed
    Pedals: Wellgo B77
    Front der: Shimano XTR E-type
    Rear der: Sram X0
    Shifters: Sram X0
    Headset: Crankbrothers Sage 1.5in
    Saddle: WTB Power V Race
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seatpost Clamp: Chromag QR
    Front brake: Avid Elixir CR 203mm
    Rear brake: Avid Elixir CR 185mm
    Front wheel: Easton Havoc DH/Easton Hub
    Rear wheel: Easton Havoc DH/WTB LaserDisc Lite Rear Hub
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF
    Tubes: Maxxis tubes

    Thank you to the staff of the Drop 'N Zone in Bellingham, Wa for making this build a reality...
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    Nice build. May I ask how much it wieghs? With current build, how does it pedal uphill?

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    Well, it's not built yet, but I can put up a teaser. The stuff in italics is not yet finalized:

    '09 Large DT, BC Green
    Fork: '09 Lyrik U-turn coil, x-firm spring, motion control, black lowers
    Shock: Fox DHX air, rebuilt by SuspensionWerx
    Cranks: Shimano SLX triple w/ Purely Custom 3x1 Armor bash (black, customized)
    Shifters: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Home Mono M4's w/ floating rotors (203 fr, 183 rr)
    Derailleurs: Shimano XT med cage rear, XT E-type front
    Wheels: Hope Pro II's laced to Mavic XM819's w/ DT Comp spokes
    Tires: Either Spesh Purgatory 2.4 2bliss or Maxxis Ardents 2.4
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Headset: Either Cane Creek XXII or Chris King (1.5)
    Stem: Truvativ AKA 80mm, 5 degree
    Bars: Easton EA70 w/ Purely Custom plugs
    Grips: Knolly Lizardskin lock-ons
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid 1
    Post: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Chromag Lynx DT (unless I don't like it, in which case I'll throw my WTB on it)
    Clamp: Hope
    Skewer: Crank Brothers Split


    If anyone has any opinions on the build (and the kit I haven't decided on) let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supimpa
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    Nice build. May I ask how much it wieghs? With current build, how does it pedal uphill?
    Thanks for liking my build...Don't have the right scale to hang the bike..Probably around 38-40 lbs...it's great to pedal but haven't tried using it on a steep hill...It would be nice if i got a medium rear derailleur...

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    I wonder how many Knolly DT's still have a Marzocchi 66 ATA fork on them?

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    My build....now that it's done

    Ok...so I finally got my Delirium T built up and took it for a ride yesterday. Here are some pics...

















    and one from the shake-down ride...

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    Btw, weighed the bike today. 37lb, 7 oz. Not bad, considering it is running tubeless with some Stans in there, a coil fork and most of the kit I threw on it was made sirloin, not weenie

    The bike is ~6.5 lbs heaver than my previous one, but it sure as heck don't feel like it has that much more to it
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