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    Meet the new Knolly

    Same as the old Knolly..... only more open and definitely not afraid to move forward in a big way. Can't wait to see what's in store.

    https://www.knollybikes.com/single-post/2017/03/09/Hi-and-welcome-to-Knollys-new-website

    Thought this announcement on the new Knolly site deserved its own thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Same as the old Knolly..... only more open and definitely not afraid to move forward in a big way. Can't wait to see what's in store.

    https://www.knollybikes.com/single-p...ys-new-website

    Thought this announcement on the new Knolly site deserved its own thread.
    Feel like I was rickrolled with that link

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Same as the old Knolly..... only more open and definitely not afraid to move forward in a big way. Can't wait to see what's in store.

    https://www.knollybikes.com/single-p...ys-new-website

    Thought this announcement on the new Knolly site deserved its own thread.
    yeah. Kent, linky no good

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    I like bikes

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    Interesting little blurb. IMO it sounds like a great strategy; focusing on high-end products along with direct-but-via-LBS retail to keep distribution costs down (and the final cost competitive). I've been pretty damn impressed with my last two Knollys, and I'm looking forward to my next one, whenever that may be!

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    The overall site looks "prettier" than the old site, but I found the product pages much easier to read and extract key information from on the old site.
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    I think Noel's statement about the transition over the last few years is intriguing. Seems like lots of companies are figuring out their product line-up and adjusting to the so-called new standards and new thoughts on bike geometry. Ignoring the big brands, it seems like the small companies have 1-2 newer models that fit the latest and greatest, with the notion if this is acceptable to the end-user than more is on the way. Can't wait to see the flood gates open.

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    I like that they are still planning on developing and building aluminum models alongside the carbon stuff. High end, high tech, alloy frames are getting scarce.

    I also got the sense that there are going to be several new bikes released over the next year or two.

    Here's a few of the possibilities that have been confirmed and a few that I've dreamed up.

    Shorter Travel carbon 29er (115-130mm)
    New Chilcotin in carbon and alloy.... possibly a 29er with 135-150mm, but more likely a 27.5..... or maybe just a carbon Delirium.
    New Podium: Not sure what to expect here. Most likely alloy with 27.5" wheels, but maybe a carbon version as well.
    Carbon Endorphin
    Alloy Free Radical aggressive HT with swappable/adjustable drop outs for multiple wheel and gearing options ala' the new Chameleon.

    Should be fun to see the teasers as they are divulged.
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    Wouldn't a new Chilcolton have a lot of overlap with the Warden and Delerium if it was also 27.5? I think you might be right about having two different 29ers though!

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    Indeed. I'm waiting to see what Knolly releases in regards to a 29er. Really hoping it's in that 120-140mm travel range and with moderately aggressive geometry. Will be looking at replacing my Canfield Riot towards the end of the year and my only stipulation is that it has to be lighter than the Riot, and have a drink bottle holder in the main triangle.

    Really interested in the Intense Primer but waiting to see what happens throughout the year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Wouldn't a new Chilcolton have a lot of overlap with the Warden and Delerium if it was also 27.5? I think you might be right about having two different 29ers though!
    This makes sense, a 29 "Endorphin", and a 29 Chilcotin.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    yup, i'm with you ... what ever they'll be called, i see a 120 mm and 150 mm 29" (probably 27.5+ compatible) in noel's future ...

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    Did anyone notice the Podium sketch in front of Noel (Knews section) up on the board? Looks like it may be his 1st bike with an interrupted seat tube.

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    Endo carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayha View Post
    Did anyone notice the Podium sketch in front of Noel (Knews section) up on the board? Looks like it may be his 1st bike with an interrupted seat tube.
    Great catch - yes looks like a new Podium and based on some the shapes, looks carbon.

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    Bringitback!!!

    Make one a steel Rad, w/ zero stack ht!

    Ps love that you threw the Free Radical in there
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    Nice finish^^

    Quote Originally Posted by mayha View Post
    Did anyone notice the Podium sketch in front of Noel (Knews section) up on the board? Looks like it may be his 1st bike with an interrupted seat tube.
    V-tach II?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    This makes sense, a 29 "Endorphin", and a 29 Chilcotin.
    Yes!
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    The rocker arms on computer graphic looks interesting. Does this suggest a "shorter travel" bike?

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    FR is real
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    ...need reassurance, tell me "2018freeradical", tell me now!
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