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    SWEET NEW Delirium T

    I tried to get some action shots, because I personally like the videos more than the porn mags...but it didn't work out. Here's my new Knolly:

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    As you can see, the '07 orange Z.1 complements the blue sweetly. I straight-up did the ghetto build, snagging all the parts off my old bike. Thomson 31.8 X4 stem (seatpost on the way), RF Evolve DH 31.8 bars, old skool Evolve DH cranks/ISIS BB, Hope Mono-M4 front/Mono-Mini rear, X.9 triggers/rear der, Industry Nine blem Enduros (that is purple up front), blasted Time Z's to pedal wif...

    I LOVE THIS BIKE!!! It'll climb a wall, super supple rear end even under braking, and easily handled repeated 15-foot drops to tranny. It does everything I want it to do better than I could ask it to. I don't have enough superlatives - unnaturally intuitive handling, felt exactly right, right out of the box - I haven't even changed my seat position! I had to ride back up the exit of the local DH singletrack just to session some gaps and hi-speed drops. Handles skinnies with aplomb, and manuals - oh the manuals...DAMN NICE JOB, KNOLLY!

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    very nice.....congrats....how much she weigh??
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    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    very nice.....congrats....how much she weigh??
    She added up to 38.2 lbs, almost exactly a pound lighter than a (very) similarly-equipped Splinter MX. I could prolly find a pound or so with new cranks and a CF bar, but if it ain't broke...

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    Nice bike Fred. Thanks for buying one.
    I love the color scheme with the orange Z1. Now to find a set of Kooka rasta cranks. That would really set it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    very nice.....congrats....how much she weigh??

    Jeez shiver - that be your most asked question as of late.......

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    Really nice looking ride you have there. That wheelset looks very sharp.


    Quote Originally Posted by shopvet
    I tried to get some action shots, because I personally like the videos more than the porn mags...but it didn't work out. Here's my new Knolly:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1165871502
    knollysidesm.jpg

    As you can see, the '07 orange Z.1 complements the blue sweetly. I straight-up did the ghetto build, snagging all the parts off my old bike. Thomson 31.8 X4 stem (seatpost on the way), RF Evolve DH 31.8 bars, old skool Evolve DH cranks/ISIS BB, Hope Mono-M4 front/Mono-Mini rear, X.9 triggers/rear der, Industry Nine blem Enduros (that is purple up front), blasted Time Z's to pedal wif...

    I LOVE THIS BIKE!!! It'll climb a wall, super supple rear end even under braking, and easily handled repeated 15-foot drops to tranny. It does everything I want it to do better than I could ask it to. I don't have enough superlatives - unnaturally intuitive handling, felt exactly right, right out of the box - I haven't even changed my seat position! I had to ride back up the exit of the local DH singletrack just to session some gaps and hi-speed drops. Handles skinnies with aplomb, and manuals - oh the manuals...DAMN NICE JOB, KNOLLY!

    Fred Schuldt
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    im jealous dam, those are solid bikes, whats the wheel base on those
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    depends...

    Quote Originally Posted by austinb89
    im jealous dam, those are solid bikes, whats the wheel base on those
    It's pretty much whatever I want it to be, what with the adjustable chainstay!! Feels nice and short - CS 16.8" right now, about 2/3 to the back.

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    Nice bike Fred, good review.

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    omg. it's amazing! I want that fork so bad, now I get to stare at it!
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    Now I know why the I9 production is a 5 week wait .
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    Where exactly can you buy the Knolly frames?

    Does the Delerium come in coil? (I loath air shocks )

    I wasn't a big fan of the angled seat tube, but maybe on a properly setup bike for my size it will be better.

    I'm still getting my pants wet thinking about those adjustable chain stays. Just outrageous!

    Now that I think of it. Getting the seat tube the way it is, is the only way to get a short CS length. Otherwise the wheel would hit the tube. Cool design!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround
    Where exactly can you buy the Knolly frames?

    Does the Delerium come in coil? (I loath air shocks )

    I wasn't a big fan of the angled seat tube, but maybe on a properly setup bike for my size it will be better.

    I'm still getting my pants wet thinking about those adjustable chain stays. Just outrageous!

    Now that I think of it. Getting the seat tube the way it is, is the only way to get a short CS length. Otherwise the wheel would hit the tube. Cool design!
    PM sent. I'm a Knolly dealer and can help you out with anything that you may need.

    No problem running a coil shock on the Delirium-T.

    Oh and yeah isn't that slick how the angled seat tube geo works out? Love it...

    Shopvet - Beautiful build. Love the colors! We've got a grey ano on the way for a customer going with a white 66SL, gonna be mean.

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    Is that a purple hub? how much travel does it have?

    I'm not so sure about your color choice of hubs but your choice of frame is excellent, & that blue is...dang! the bestest blue i have ever seen on a bike

    we want pics of some real 15ft drops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround

    I wasn't a big fan of the angled seat tube, but maybe on a properly setup bike for my size it will be better.

    I'm still getting my pants wet thinking about those adjustable chain stays. Just outrageous!

    Now that I think of it. Getting the seat tube the way it is, is the only way to get a short CS length. Otherwise the wheel would hit the tube. Cool design!
    It is a radical ST angle, but when extended to the right height for pedaling, I still need ~19mm of layback (me: avg 5'10" w/34" inseam). Noel could have run it right down to the BB shell, but then it would have to be interrupted, which remains a stupid idea for a true FR bike - I need to be able to pedal up, then slam my seat down for the tech descents. This solution is the best I've seen - no compromises. An added bennie is that when slammed down, the seat is well forward, making it easier to get behind...

    I haven't touched the CS length yet - can't imagine needing it shorter, but being able to lengthen it for the occasional DH race is appealing.

    The other cool thing about this frame is that (I've heard) you can use the adjustable HT angle to get more travel: If one were to buy a (say, coil) shock with a 2.75" stroke vs. the 2.50" (say, DHX air) stroke it's shipped with, then set the HT angle adjuster to the slackest position, the bike (wa-lah) is now a 7" machine with a 69 deg HT angle. This conversion isn't "supported" by Knolly (he won't ship it that way), but it isn't condemned by them either. Combine this with the adjustable CS and it's truly a bike that can fill many roles.

    I've got myself quite aroused now - gonna need to go take care of something...

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    sweet bike Fred.....I hate you

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    sweet bike Fred.....I hate you
    membership in that club is not exclusive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopvet
    membership in that club is not exclusive...
    LOL...

    let me rephrase, I hate you, Chad from red barn, and Larry Mettler....you guys think you are all so cool with your fancy Deleriums...it makes me sick!

    i predict i will be a Knolly owner one day soon......though the Delerium is too much for this girl but boy, the Endorphin......mmmmmmm

    and for the record, 38 lbs aint bad at all....my little RFX is up to 38 lbs now

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    Very nice ride!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopvet

    The other cool thing about this frame is that (I've heard) you can use the adjustable HT angle to get more travel: If one were to buy a (say, coil) shock with a 2.75" stroke vs. the 2.50" (say, DHX air) stroke it's shipped with, then set the HT angle adjuster to the slackest position, the bike (wa-lah) is now a 7" machine with a 69 deg HT angle. This conversion isn't "supported" by Knolly (he won't ship it that way), but it isn't condemned by them either. Combine this with the adjustable CS and it's truly a bike that can fill many roles.

    ...
    IMO, good geometry is way more important than the amount of travel. 69 degree head angle with a long fork is suicide on the North Shore. Not to mention the BB would go up, making in all, for a tipsy ride. Plan on going over the bars often with a setup like that.

    You'll see guys with Transition Bottle Rockets (4.5 in?) with a 888 up front, just kill'n it down the mountain.

    I'm up in Vancouver BC. Is there anywhere I can demo a Delerium again?

    I rode one before on the Fromme, liked it, but it wasn't setup for my size or riding style.
    I'm riding a Turner 6 Pack with an 06 Boxxer ride currently. It'll be hard matching or exceeding the quality of ride. If the 6 pack was just 1 degree slacker, I wouldn't need to upgrade.

    I should also check out the V-Tach. Extra weight doesn't scare me. Good match for a 888 SL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround
    IMO, good geometry is way more important than the amount of travel. 69 degree head angle with a long fork is suicide on the North Shore. Not to mention the BB would go up, making in all, for a tipsy ride. Plan on going over the bars often with a setup like that.

    You'll see guys with Transition Bottle Rockets (4.5 in?) with a 888 up front, just kill'n it down the mountain.

    I'm up in Vancouver BC. Is there anywhere I can demo a Delerium again?

    I rode one before on the Fromme, liked it, but it wasn't setup for my size or riding style.
    I'm riding a Turner 6 Pack with an 06 Boxxer ride currently. It'll be hard matching or exceeding the quality of ride. If the 6 pack was just 1 degree slacker, I wouldn't need to upgrade.

    I should also check out the V-Tach. Extra weight doesn't scare me. Good match for a 888 SL?

    Hey Spawning Ground:

    I hope all is well!

    I just wanted to clarify something here: Fred is slightly mistaken - the head angle is not 69, but approximately 67 degrees when set in the 7 & 7 mode - A little more reasonable!

    The way this works is that with an 8.5 x 2.5 stroke shock and a 6" fork, the nominal head angle settings available are 68.0, 67.5 and 67.0 degrees (using the head angle adjuster).

    When you put a longer travel fork like a 66SL1 ATA on the front (or a Totem or a 66RC2X or something similar) and run it at max travel - about 175mm - the head angle is slackened by 1 degree, giving a range of head angle adjustment of 67.0, 66.5 and 66.0 degrees.

    To run a longer stroke shock you need to set the head angle adjuster in the slackest position so you can fit the 8.75 x 2.75" stroke shock in the frame (there is no rise in BB height and hence no steepening of the head angle). This increases the travel from 6.3" to 7" . With a 170-175mm fork you have a head angle of around 66.75 to 67.0 degrees, pretty much bang on for a 7" travel FR bike.

    In terms of demo-ing a frame, that's definitely possible. A demo can be arranged through either of our two North Shore dealers: On Top Bike Shop and Different Bikes. Just let them know what size frame you need and they'll make it happen!

    V-tach and 888SL is totally NOT a problem. Actually we just sold someone this exact same set up along with a Manitou Evolver rear shock, so they're running air front and rear.

    If you need help deciding which frame (Delirium T or V-tach) would be the best bet, don't hesitate to give us a ring!

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround
    IMO, good geometry is way more important than the amount of travel. 69 degree head angle with a long fork is suicide on the North Shore. Not to mention the BB would go up, making in all, for a tipsy ride. Plan on going over the bars often with a setup like that.
    ....

    I should also check out the V-Tach. Extra weight doesn't scare me. Good match for a 888 SL?
    Agreed - the V-Tach may be a better bike for you application. I have to debate your assessment of the way the geometry would be affected, though.

    The HT angle adjuster changes the effective eye-to-eye measurement of the frame by 7mm (or .25"). All things being equal, you could put the longer stroke shock in the slackest setting with a six-inch fork and not affect the BB height at all. Mine's about 14.2" right now in the 69 degree (highest) position. If you then slapped on a 888, your BB would go up, but your HT angle would be slacker - probably around the 67.5 you're looking for. You would probably be running a much shorter stem on that fork as well. With sag properly set, the loaded difference in BB height would be minimal.

    I'm not saying I would do this, but I could if my options were limited and I truly needed a multi-purpose bike.

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    ummm - what noel said

    Yeah. That's what I meant...Peace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopvet

    I LOVE THIS BIKE!!!
    I agree! That fork is sick! I love the 10th anniversary edition color.

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    Sweet ride! looks great!

    Nice wheels too!

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    sick ride. looks great. is there really a 5 week wait on the i9's? out of curiosity? if thats the case i better order mine sometime this week haha.
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    Yeah, normally I don't like orange too much, but it looks sick on that fork indeed!

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    Nice rig

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    beautiful bike

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