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Thread: Knolly FS 29er?

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    Knolly FS 29er?

    Will there be a FS 29er in the future Knolly line-up?

    I really enjoy riding my Canfield Yelli Screamy and Nimble9 but would like a FS 29er to compliment these bikes. The only bike that really intrigues me is the rumored Banshee Phantom. For me personally, everything about this bike sounds perfect, except for the 2015 model year. I really like the idea of the Phantom with the slacker angles and shorter travel.

    I also like what I see in the current Knolly bikes, but it would be cool see an Endorphin style 29er with 100-115 mm travel.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    In short, No….

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    ^^^^^ This. With 650B raging, I think any slight hope of a Knolly 29er has now disappeared.
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    29 XC/Trail
    650b Trail/AM
    26 Trail/AM/FR/DH


    29 XC/Trail
    650b Trail/AM/FR/DH
    26 Trail/AM/FR/DH

    that's all I see happening

    so yes knolly might make a 29er one day in the 120mm travel category, there again they might just make it 650b

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    I think probably the biggest pressure on knolly at the moment is not to deliver a 120mm travel frame or a 29er frame, but a 140-160mm travel CARBON frame.

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    No pressure from me on the carbon frame.

    I was glad the Warden didn't come in carbon or at least that it was available in AL.

    The Pivot Mach 6 was on my short list of bikes and only available in carbon was a strike against it in my evaluation and it weighs well into the 6lb range so if the Warden comes in at a true 6.76lbs [from Wrench Science] it will be competitive there.

    That leaves the carbon feel which some people love. I bet it's real and I bet it can be great.

    Given the abuse my bike takes on rocky trails and even just on the way to the rides stacked up with other bikes I wasn't super excited for a carbon frame - just for the add anxiety after each crash.

    The way the high end MTB market is going my hand may be forced next time I buy a bike, but for now I am glad to be on AL again for a few more years.
    Safe riding,


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    I truly am hoping that Knolly makes an aggressive 29er.
    However after bumping into Noel in the Whistler Village this past summer I currently don't see that happening.
    The expression on his face when I asked if he had plans to make a 29er told me all I needed to know about holding out for Knolly to make one.
    That is... not to.

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