@herzalot Knolly Has A New Bike For You

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    J
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    SC Chameleon SS
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
  3. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Whoa, do those (mostly) solid discs glow red when they get heated up?!

    After looking through the link page, I was wondering how soon it would be before gravel bikes had suspension up front. Well, it's there to see now.
     
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  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
    Hell just froze over.
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

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    Lebec, California
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    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    :eek:
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Huh... Not sure THAT was the bike I would expect to see Noel introducing next.

    Cool company, nonetheless.
     
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  8. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

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    Cannondale introduced the Lefty Oliver a few years ago with 25mm of travel on their gravel bike. And Lauf has had a gravel specific fork for a while. I am sure there are others by now too.

    I demo'ed a Cannondale Slate when it first came out on some MTB trails (Hulda Crooks in Redlands). It was surprisingly nice. Since I seem to be accidentally collecting used big C bikes (My XC, CX and new to me roadie Super6), I am tempted to look for one.
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Crescenta Valley
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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Thanks for sharing the info. It seems that these gravel bikes are ever so slowly evolving into mountain bikes. Look back several decades when mountain bikes were invented to see some similarities.
     
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  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

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    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Good point!

    cunninghamBIKE.jpg

    The Black Mountain I'm building up is basically a light-duty mountain bike. Right now working around 40mm tires, but eventually moving up to 45. Maybe someday putting on 27.5X2.25 on it.
     
  11. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
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  13. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    It's pretty sexy but 30 lbs in the most expensive build for a 29er when it's Primer/Ripley/SB4.5 competition can be built at 26...and not the Yeti SB130 just being dropped as well. I'm also not a fan of the SuperBoost rear hubs when every other bike I have is standard Boost spacing which allows me to swap wheels if necessary.
     
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  14. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    Ross Lawson
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    That Cunningham is awesome.
     
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  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Personally, I am over the weight conscious thing. A healthy rider overcomes added weight in no time. Our bodies adapt in just one or two rides and then there is no looking back.

    I'm on board with you about the Super Boost, though.
     
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  16. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    Mike
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    Intense Tracer & Primer
    I guess its the "healthy" part I get hung up on :D I have a couple buddies that have 32+ pound bikes and they feel like tanks. I don't know how they ride them. My Tracer is 31 but it's also built up to take some abuse.
     
  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

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    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    How 'bout a brace of them:
    43033631211_d3f2da1272_b.jpg

    And where the magic happened:
    41222989870_bce589f205_b.jpg
     
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  18. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
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    Highball
    I used to have a customer who would bring in his Cunningham for service. Very similar to the one in your pic. He liked the way I adjusted the roller-cam brakes. You can see a great pair on the forks of the bikes in your " brace" pic
     
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  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    Okay, this is just....demonic. ;)
     
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  20. code3

    code3 Member

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    Matt
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    Transition Scout
    I rode a slate when we were shopping for a CX bike for my wife. One of the guys at Roy's rides one and was trying to sell my wife on it, when she couldn't find the Salsa that she was looking for. When we showed up to demo a bike for her, he let me take his out for a spin. I was only on it for a short spin, but it's a real fun bike. In fact, had I ridden that while shopping for mine, it would have definitely ended up on the short list.
     
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  21. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

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    Redlands
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    David
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    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    IIRC he has the rear one on the chain stays. I may be spreading internet rumors though.

    Mad scientist's lab!
     
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  22. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Most of those were put under the chainstays, on U-brake studs, like BMX bikes.

    I have my WTB roller-cam on the seat stays of my old Merlin.

    IMG_20180913_065308.jpg
     
  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

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    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
  24. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    The serial number is only #8C nice!

    Skinny tires for commuting duty, notice the road grime...

    The brake design is amazing. They are just a total beeyatch to set up properly. Dual Ti springs, sealed bearing rollers, zerk fittings, and the wonderful wedge that can give so much "modulation". And provide so many headaches... Get it all right and you got a great rim brake.
     
  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    This thread isn't about Knolly anymore, is it? :(
     
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  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Well, you refused to move up to a 29er, so we moved on. ;)
     
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  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Not time for a new bike yet. I don't suffer from N+1 with bikes. Surfboards, yes. Skis, yes. Bikes? Fortunately I'm content with one all-mountain rig at a time, and have no desire for a hardtail, singlespeed, mid-fat, full fat, XC-race, cyclocross, gravel grinder, backcountry or any other iteration of mt. bike. I'm also not tempted by the latest miniscule improvements like boost, super boost, metric blah blah.

    That said, I can see myself getting a new bike next spring or a year after, and I will give some 29ers a try. I can't see myself buying another Knolly however. Something weird in the kinematics that makes it more of a chore going up than it should be. Some weird chain growth/chain tension counter-rotation thingy that only Varaxis can explain. Great manners pointed downhill though. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

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    Ryan
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    BH Lynx6
  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Looks flexy. :eek:
     
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