Knolly Jumping on the Bandwagon

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by mtnbikej, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    They are a little behind the times.....but

    So just saw this:

    Knolly was built on a ride quality that is equal parts great handling, amazing traction and exceptional cornering. Our new 29er will have all of those attributes and more.

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  2. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    'bout time!:cool:

    Thought this would be another e-bike bandwagon.:eek:
     
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  3. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    @Grego me too ! I was ready for a ebike trash talking and was taking the popcorn out from the box and poping a dr. Pepper :Roflmao already !
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Knolly is notoriously late to the game. Or, maybe it's appropriately patient. They were behind in bringing a trail bike, then behind in getting a 27.5. Late to the carbon game and now very late to the trail-worthy 29er. The good news is, they have some really good targets to aim at (great trail 29ers from many wonderful companies, like, say Guerrilla Gravity - a company with a similar mindset).

    They know what they want to build and they know their target market. Their build quality is outstanding, and the 4x4 linkage (modified horst-link) is very, very smooth descending. I hope they got the kinematics right for climbing this bike!
     
  5. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Knoll-E
     
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  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Although I agree a bit late to the game, I admire their patience and ability to even have the patience to wait to see what others do then decide to move forward with a lot less trial and error.
     
  7. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Just in time for the onslaught of the thirty-twoors? :whistling: :unsure: :bang:
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Agreed. They are consistent with their approach to fad-wariness. They wait to make sure something is working, selling and acceptable before they commit their scarce resources to building one themselves.
     
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  9. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    You know all is lost if Knoll-E ever happens... E-vil... Yet-E... Devinc-E...

    That would be craz-E
     
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  10. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Looks like might be fairly similar to the new smuggler.
     
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  11. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Has to be legit, but 120mm? I know...Following, Trail Pistol, Smuggler. What did they all do once these bikes came out? They made an LT version (and/or long-shocked em). Just cut to the chase, already, no need for a XC whip :cool:
     
  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Maybe it's just me but I love my 120-140 whip. I rode my buddy's long travel 29er last weekend and didn't really care for it.
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yeah, Knolly is knot really known for its XC race presence...
     
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  14. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I'm just stirring the pot. I imagine the new 29er will be worthy of the name.

    Front derailleur? :cautious::cool:
     
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  15. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    My 160mm bike is 29. While I can't complain, I imagine I would like it more as 650b. My 130mm bike is 650b and I love it. It will be my endurance race bike once I have the funds to finish it. My XC HT is 29.