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    A very Knolly Christmas?

    Ok, who got some cool stuff for their bikes? Let's see it. My very Knolly Christmas is only a few days off now
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    No pics but I got:
    -Black Spank Spike pedals
    -Sram X9 type 2 derailleur

    And finally sent in my DHX to craig!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    No pics but I got:
    -Black Spank Spike pedals
    -Sram X9 type 2 derailleur

    And finally sent in my DHX to craig!!!
    Nice. Your are going to love the DHX when you get it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Nice. Your are going to love the DHX when you get it back.
    I am really pumped. I chatted with Craig for 5 min or so and told him I knew nothing about suspension and he gave me the details in Laymans terms. Happy to support a smaller company who cares about the customer.

    Now what Im not happy about is how Im gonna afford to send in my fork to match my rear shock

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    I am really pumped. I chatted with Craig for 5 min or so and told him I knew nothing about suspension and he gave me the details in Laymans terms. Happy to support a smaller company who cares about the customer.

    Now what Im not happy about is how Im gonna afford to send in my fork to match my rear shock
    Yes, Craig is amazing, and I agree about supporting the little guy, especially when their product is far superior. The shock will spoil you.
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    Im trying to get into a knolly for christmas. Although its past hopefully soon I will post my purchase if everything goes as planned. Hope its as awesome as it looks to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    Im trying to get into a knolly for christmas. Although its past hopefully soon I will post my purchase if everything goes as planned. Hope its as awesome as it looks to be!
    I came off of a diamondback mission that I absolutely loved. It felt great in every scenario from long trail rides to bike park laps. But the itch for the Knolly grew stronger and stronger and I finally just said F it and bought a chilcotin. I first built it up and rode and honestly was not disappointed at the bike, but disappointed that I just had blown 3k on a bike that felt "a little" better than my mission...

    Well fast foward 3 months and I am beyond glad I ditched the mission for the chilcotin. I can tell u its stiff, fast, good geo, yada yada but that wont mean a whole lot til you get on it and ride.

    The one thing that I tell people (if they ask) that they can relate to is that it NEVER loses its new bike feel. I am so frikkin stoked to ride the chili every single time I get on it. Its just such a fun bike to ride. I went through several bikes before the chili but i can say the chili will not be leaving the stable any time soon, and if it does, it will probably be to buy another knolly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    I came off of a diamondback mission that I absolutely loved. It felt great in every scenario from long trail rides to bike park laps. But the itch for the Knolly grew stronger and stronger and I finally just said F it and bought a chilcotin. I first built it up and rode and honestly was not disappointed at the bike, but disappointed that I just had blown 3k on a bike that felt "a little" better than my mission...

    Well fast foward 3 months and I am beyond glad I ditched the mission for the chilcotin. I can tell u its stiff, fast, good geo, yada yada but that wont mean a whole lot til you get on it and ride.

    The one thing that I tell people (if they ask) that they can relate to is that it NEVER loses its new bike feel. I am so frikkin stoked to ride the chili every single time I get on it. Its just such a fun bike to ride. I went through several bikes before the chili but i can say the chili will not be leaving the stable any time soon, and if it does, it will probably be to buy another knolly.
    This is a really interesting and honest post. I can tell you I felt similarly when I bought my first Endo. The bike takes some time to dial in, and I have always claimed that riding a Knolly is a very different experience than any other bike. It requires commitment, and an aggressive riding style. Once you figure out how to ride the bike (elbows out, chest down, centered and aggressive), you will very quickly realize what Knollys offer. They will shred, rip , and corner like nothing I have been on. When I let people ride my Chili, they look at the rear triangle and think "flexy". They are always blown away by the stiffness, and the just how well the bike tracks. Not to mention just how much fun it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Ok, who got some cool stuff for their bikes? Let's see it. My very Knolly Christmas is only a few days off now

    Oh man, what are you getting now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Oh man, what are you getting now?
    Soon my friend, soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Soon my friend, soon...
    I have a fairly good guess that I know what's coming, but I will patiently wait for pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    I have a fairly good guess that I know what's coming, but I will patiently wait for pics.
    Yeah, it's not really a surprise. But, I am already planning the photo shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    This is a really interesting and honest post. I can tell you I felt similarly when I bought my first Endo. The bike takes some time to dial in, and I have always claimed that riding a Knolly is a very different experience than any other bike. It requires commitment, and an aggressive riding style. Once you figure out how to ride the bike (elbows out, chest down, centered and aggressive), you will very quickly realize what Knollys offer. They will shred, rip , and corner like nothing I have been on. When I let people ride my Chili, they look at the rear triangle and think "flexy". They are always blown away by the stiffness, and the just how well the bike tracks. Not to mention just how much fun it is.
    I hadn't really thought it that way tiSS'er but thats the honest-to-goodness truth. If you have a more aggressive riding style you will notice this bike shine where some other AM bikes do not.

    I am not the biggest hucker or the best rider but I ride pretty aggressively and this bike gives me the biggest darn smile when plowing through a rock garden at high speed, going down steep techy sections, hitting jumps, etc. Uphill is great too. Stable up tech, pretty efficient on long slogs. For me, the fun factor is what sold me on the bike.

    Back on topic, who got some more cool stuff for their Knolly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    I came off of a diamondback mission that I absolutely loved. It felt great in every scenario from long trail rides to bike park laps. But the itch for the Knolly grew stronger and stronger and I finally just said F it and bought a chilcotin. I first built it up and rode and honestly was not disappointed at the bike, but disappointed that I just had blown 3k on a bike that felt "a little" better than my mission...

    Well fast foward 3 months and I am beyond glad I ditched the mission for the chilcotin. I can tell u its stiff, fast, good geo, yada yada but that wont mean a whole lot til you get on it and ride.

    The one thing that I tell people (if they ask) that they can relate to is that it NEVER loses its new bike feel. I am so frikkin stoked to ride the chili every single time I get on it. Its just such a fun bike to ride. I went through several bikes before the chili but i can say the chili will not be leaving the stable any time soon, and if it does, it will probably be to buy another knolly.
    Cool. Makes me even more excited. Im definitely not an under aggresive rider as I like to go fast and I like to get all the tech rocky stuff. Not the best climber but who cares, I dont mind walking my bike up. Im currently ridding a Nomad and I think the two bikes are similar in characteristics and am so stoked to add the knolly to the stable.

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    My Christmas Knolly won't be delivered until march but I'm still as giddy as when I received my first Schwinn sting ray when I was eight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    My Christmas Knolly won't be delivered until march but I'm still as giddy as when I received my first Schwinn sting ray when I was eight.
    You won't like it

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    Front and rear XT M785 brakes in silver for my Delirium. Still in the post, will post pics when I recieve them.

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    It is funny - Christmas is the one time of the year that I don't get too much bike stuff (besides a bunch of shot blocks in the stocking). The rest of the year I am my own Santa! Not a bad year - new Podium and new Endorphin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    It is funny - Christmas is the one time of the year that I don't get too much bike stuff (besides a bunch of shot blocks in the stocking). The rest of the year I am my own Santa! Not a bad year - new Podium and new Endorphin.
    Same here. The advantage of being DINKS.
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    A new small blue Chilly will be at my door next week! Close enough to Christmas

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    no bike stuff for christmas for me, just some needed hockey equipment. my plan for the new year is an avalanche cartridge for my lyric and a new vanilla rc and avalanche treatment for it too. i usually just buy bike stuff all year long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Same here. The advantage of being DINKS.
    I'll third this....
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    Self bought Christmas present (would have bought any time of year, simply timing!) new to me 2011 Delirium frame purchased from site member! Having had a Trek Remedy 9, 3 Santa Cruz Nomads, and current Yeti ASR-7 this is my first Knolly!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Self bought Christmas present (would have bought any time of year, simply timing!) new to me 2011 Delirium frame purchased from site member! Having had a Trek Remedy 9, 3 Santa Cruz Nomads, and current Yeti ASR-7 this is my first Knolly!!!
    BEEF! Congrats!
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    Found a Van RC for my Delerium for cheap and sent it off for the AVY upgrade. Waiting for a new spring for my 66 RC3 then the fork goes off to AVY as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVrider View Post
    Found a Van RC for my Delerium for cheap and sent it off for the AVY upgrade. Waiting for a new spring for my 66 RC3 then the fork goes off to AVY as well
    You will love that shock when you get it back from Craig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Self bought Christmas present (would have bought any time of year, simply timing!) new to me 2011 Delirium frame purchased from site member! Having had a Trek Remedy 9, 3 Santa Cruz Nomads, and current Yeti ASR-7 this is my first Knolly!!!
    I loved the Nomad and I really progressed while I owned one. But bought a Delirium frame 2 years ago and will remain a Knoll rider for life. Just on another level. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Self bought Christmas present (would have bought any time of year, simply timing!) new to me 2011 Delirium frame purchased from site member! Having had a Trek Remedy 9, 3 Santa Cruz Nomads, and current Yeti ASR-7 this is my first Knolly!!!
    Nice bike! I almost thought about purchasing that one. Love that blue color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVrider View Post
    Found a Van RC for my Delerium for cheap and sent it off for the AVY upgrade. Waiting for a new spring for my 66 RC3 then the fork goes off to AVY as well
    Where do you get different springs for the 66. I have the 66 CR and they said it's "one spring fits all". I have a hard time with that.
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    Just got this new beaut in Going to put in some " break in " time on the fork and shock to allow springs to settle in and stretch etc .. Once thats done , ill have a custom tune on both from Craig so i can start up my downhill sessions this upcoming season with this thing




    Also got a full toolshop in the works as well coming up and paid off some bills haha ..

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    Do that stealthness some justice & take a pic outside without all the clutter! Looks amazing, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Just got this new beaut in Going to put in some " break in " time on the fork and shock to allow springs to settle in and stretch etc .. Once thats done , ill have a custom tune on both from Craig so i can start up my downhill sessions this upcoming season with this thing




    Also got a full toolshop in the works as well coming up and paid off some bills haha ..
    How are you liking the Muddy Marry up front?
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    Its amazing , i used it for last season during downhill at the bike parks .. Its just as good as a Minion , better in the wet and muddy but the minion is a tad better in dry but not enough for me to keep it .. I found that running the MM up front with a Big Betty in the rear was the perfect combo for off camber rock faces , gnarly chunk, wet roots, and wet grounds.. In the dry they both worked very good, gripped nicely .

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    aedubber, is that a 66?

    I love my Muddy Mary's as well, run them up front on all my bikes, and rear as well on the DH sled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    aedubber, is that a 66?

    I love my Muddy Mary's as well, run them up front on all my bikes, and rear as well on the DH sled.
    Yes sir it is .. I sold off my Lyrik to someone that literally bought a chili haha , so well have another new member soon .

    I had it as a rear on the chili but when you have to pedal it sucks lol ... I like the drift i can get from the Ardent ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    just got this new beaut in going to put in some " break in " time on the fork and shock to allow springs to settle in and stretch etc .. Once thats done , ill have a custom tune on both from craig so i can start up my downhill sessions this upcoming season with this thing




    also got a full toolshop in the works as well coming up and paid off some bills haha ..
    hotness!
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    Congrats on the Delirium purchase!!! Be prepared for the next level of riding - you are going to love it

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    Aedubber. God damn that looks amazing!

    Is the 66 at 180? If so, how does it climb? Im nervous just thinking about putting a 170 on the chili...

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    Nice stealth build aedubber! The Marz is plush fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    Aedubber. God damn that looks amazing!

    Is the 66 at 180? If so, how does it climb? Im nervous just thinking about putting a 170 on the chili...
    haha yea , its at 180 .. Not sure just yet , i put it on wednesday and im sick , been tempted to go ride tomorrow just to test it out .. Im going to see how it rides in both steep and slack positioning with the rear shock .

    Dont be nervous about a 170mm , i had the Lyrik Air and the front end never wandered or came up. The bike stays planted up front . Ill test out the 180 tomorrow on some good rocky climbs to see how she does .

    Thanks for the comments, ill try and get some pix up tomorrow of my venture , hopefully the snow will be melted away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Where do you get different springs for the 66. I have the 66 CR and they said it's "one spring fits all". I have a hard time with that.
    Go directly through marzocchi customer care

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    [QUOTE=aedubber;10014202]Yes sir it is .. I sold off my Lyrik to someone that literally bought a chili haha , so well have another new member soon .

    Yep that would be me. Thanks for the fork bro. Chili shipped today and can't wait to build it up!

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    [QUOTE=jbuhl18;10015050]
    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Yes sir it is .. I sold off my Lyrik to someone that literally bought a chili haha , so well have another new member soon .

    Yep that would be me. Thanks for the fork bro. Chili shipped today and can't wait to build it up!

    Ha just saw the name and i was like hmm i wonder if thats him .. Thing shipped out fast as hell lol .. Get some pix up once your frame comes in man . Theres a lot of information here that you can find out about your bike . Enjoy the fork man

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    Merry Christmas to me....Merry Christmas to me...

    I am only missing 1 key part, coming in next week.

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    Vedddy vedddy intresting....
    If jackasses could fly this place would be an airport.

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    OPEN THAT SHIIT UP TISSER or get banned .. Pick

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    I've opened it...and this thing is AWESOME! Not sure who packed this thing up, but damn....impressive use of space. When I saw the boxes, I thought a bunch of stuff was missing....not so.

    No photos until the build is complete....which won't be until next Friday at earliest

    Trust me, the build will be worth it....incredible.
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    I bet you bought a 29er with training wheels didnt you lol .. What color is it

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    I bet you bought a 29er with training wheels didnt you lol .. What color is it
    I'm fully vested in the 26er now. The color? Wait until the photos. It looks GOOD!
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    Ohhh now I see what this thread was really about! Santa dropped off the goods at your place and gave us all the leftovers

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