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    Pinkbike Poll - Knolly results

    Any thoughts on today's poll on Pinkbike? I wasn't sure what to expect when I voted, but I was pleasantly surprised at the numbers that came in for Knolly.

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    I'm not sure I'm seeing the same poll as you. The one I see today is about how picky you are about set-up/cleanliness...

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    Edit: Looks like the poll is gone. It was on the right-hand side of the main page. Now it is a rear axle poll.

    It was a poll that asked what manufacturer would be your next bike purchase. Knolly had over 300 yes's, Specialized had over 4,000, Santa Cruz was over 1,500. It was interesting to see.

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    Actually, it looks like the site randomizes the polls. The polls keep changing as I surf through the site. I guess there is no reliable way to link to a poll.

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    I'm not really surprised upon the results. Knolly, per se, is a boutique bike company and have just been around for a little over a decade where as a company like Specialized has been around to saturate the market for almost four decades!

    When Knolly first started they focused on Freeride/DH bikes but have now expanded their lineup to All Mountain and Trail bikes. So their audience has also expanded. Knolly has a cult following and mostly relies upon word-of-mouth to get their bikes out there. Where as Specialized has a beast of a Marketing and Public Relations team to cater to the masses. I guess it also helps that Specialized has a HUGE range of bikes: city bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes.... something for the whole family. Knolly on the other hand caters to one specific group; Gnarly-Ass Mountain Bikers! I kind of like it that way

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    Thanks for posting that Ryebokeh. The brands which surprised me on the high side are Banshee, GT, Kona and Transition. Blows me away Specialized is 2x Giant and Trek

    Surprised me on the low side Pivot, Canyon and YT - perhaps not so much euro participation for the latter two brands

    Good to see Turner still well represented
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post

    Good to see Turner still well represented
    Yes it is! Going after that dirt roadie dollar with XC bikes insufficient for aggressive riders will keep them off my favorite trails.
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    So true. Turner is now cross country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punta Lobos View Post
    So true. Turner is now cross country
    Turner are totally pants, they diplayed the RFX 3 years ago at SO only to withdraw and not come up with another solution in all that time...in my eyes between this and the DHR not being upto it, they've FAILED real mountain bikers big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    Turner are totally pants, they diplayed the RFX 3 years ago at SO only to withdraw and not come up with another solution in all that time...in my eyes between this and the DHR not being upto it, they've FAILED real mountain bikers big time.

    Sorry I just gotta ask, how exactly is "the DHR not up to it"? I think you need to put the crack pipe down my friend. It's obviously going to ride different that some frames, but saying it's not up to it is just "totally pants."

    Turner's another small great company. Yes, the DW-RFX debacle soured them for some people (me included, it's what led to me the Chilcotin,) but they still make solid bikes and are a good company. I used to ride Turners, and if I hadn't been turned on to Knolly, I'd most likely be back on a Turner.
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    Crack pipe, eh, whatever

    The DHR is not appreciated on our hills, our guys wouldnt touch them anymore. Theyve been bought and sold here. None have been keepers. Why?, "slowness", you have to work the bike too much.

    IMO, and of others i ride with, is that the only great bike Turner have built in the last several years is the 5-spot, cant take that away from them.

    The DHR pales to the Session or the V10. so i ask you, why buy one then when the cost difference is marginal?
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    "Slowness"? WTF does that mean. Think you could expand on that a bit?
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    If the "300+ yes" people could please call their local dealer on Monday and place their order, that would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    If the "300+ yes" people could please call their local dealer on Monday and place their order, that would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.
    I'm 1 of 300+. Frameset and a bunch of components are sitting at Wrench Science waiting for my go ahead to build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    "Slowness"? WTF does that mean. Think you could expand on that a bit?
    When the head tube separates from the frame, the entire bike slows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    If the "300+ yes" people could please call their local dealer on Monday and place their order, that would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.

    If I call on Sunday do I get a free t-shirt and/or some die cuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    When the head tube separates from the frame, the entire bike slows.

    True, there is that, hahaha.

    But once that was resolved, I don't see how anything that would make the bike have a "slowness." Several friends ride them and love them.
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    +2 of 300 - Done awaiting delivery.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bionicman View Post
    +2 of 300 - Done awaiting delivery.....
    congrats. what did you get?
    2013 Knolly Endorphin | 2013 Knolly Chilcotin | 2014 Knolly Podium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    congrats. what did you get?
    A Chilcotin - I'm building at a lighter enduro race setup...

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    Accidentally came across this again, thought I'd post the link since I couldn't find it before.

    What is the brand name(s) of the complete bike(s) you own? - Polls - Pinkbike
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    the number for knolly's is at 458 from 300+ several months ago.

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    470 now cause i just added myself lol...... who cares about the big spesh having over 10 thousand,,, all i know is i made the correct choice when i chose knolly,

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