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News Roundup - Week of January 29th

Knolly launches a new Chilcotin (their long travel Enduro bike). BC Bike Race, Rocky Mountain, and Shimano present the ‘The Ultimate Singletrack Contest' featuring a prize package worth over $13,000. Tegan Cruz Joins the NS Bikes UR Team and will be tackling his first year of elite DH on an NS Fuzz. Shimano reveals three new lightweight eyewear models with RIDESCAPE lens technology.

The NEW Knolly Chilcotin

The NEW Knolly Chilcotin is longer, faster and more aggressive, destined to charge down rugged technical terrain as the Enduro bike in the new Knolly lineup. All new frames include standout details like the straight top tube design, Enduro bearings on all pivots, and a one-piece monolink driving the shock. With the new Chilcotin, there are two suspension options (170/170 & 160/155) and an expanded size offering of small through x-large frames.


  • Fork options: 170 & 160
  • Rear travel options: 170 & 155
  • Wheels: 29"
  • Straight top tube
  • Unified monoblock rocker link - increased rigidity and lessens stress on shock mount
  • Enduro bearings in all pivots
  • Size specific chainstays
  • SRAM UDH compatibility with a Knolly specific fully CNC'd aluminum hanger included
  • Supports long dropper posts (200mm - 240mm dependant on frame size)
  • Mounts for tools (under the top tube)
  • 157Trail rear end spacing

SIZES: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large*
*New size small option so more riders can fit our most aggressive big wheeled bike.

4 COLOURS: RAW, Laguna Blue, Kelly Green fade to Black, Ano Black



Deore: $5,999 CAD / $4,499 USD
GX/PSE: $6,999 CAD / $5,299 USD
GX/Factory: $7,299 CAD / $5,499 USD
XT: $7,699 CAD / $5,799 USD


Deore: $5,999 CAD / $4,499 USD
GX/PSE: $7,099 CAD / $5,399 USD
GX/Factory: $7,399 CAD / $5,599 USD
XT: $7,799 CAD / $5,899 USD

Full details and Build Kits at KNOLLY BIKES

The Ultimate Singletrack Contest  PRIZE PACKAGE WORTH OVER $13,000

BC Bike Race, Rocky Mountain, and Shimano present the ‘The Ultimate Singletrack Contest. One lucky winner will win an entry to the 2024 BC Bike Race, a Rocky Mountain Element C70, Shimano shoes/pedals, and a Lazer Helmet; A prize package worth over $13,000.

Submit a video (under 3 mins) of how you would prepare for the PHYSICAL,TECHNICAL, and MENTAL challenges that the BCBR will bring. Be creative, make us laugh, make us cry, and blow our minds if you want to win! A shortlist of videos will be posted on the BC Bike Race Youtube channel and voters will choose the winner. The video with the most likes on Youtube wins! 

Video submissions will be accepted between Jan 25th - Feb 25th. 
Voting will be open from Feb 26th- March 4th on the BCBR Youtube Channel.
The Winner will be announced on March 4th! 

Full Contest Details HERE

A special thank you to our partners and sponsors: Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Shimano, Pearl Izumi Maxxis, Fox, Lazer, Redbull.

Tegan Cruz joins the UR Team & shreds the North Shore

We are really happy to welcome the young “Canadian Cowboy” Tegan Cruz to the UR Team. Tegan has shown speed during his junior years and we are ready to support him as he deserves for his first year elite in 2024. Tegan just got his DH NS Bikes Fuzz built up and went straight to shoot this video on the North Shore and as you’ll see for his first ride on the new bike and he already feels at home.

Tegan Cruz

“Here it is! I am super fortunate to be joining NS bikes UR team. A team with a solid history at the top of the sport! Excited to join a great group of people. Lots to learn coming into my first year elite, I am fired up to get up to pace on the new bike and get to the races!”

Fabien Cousinie, NS Bikes UR Team Owner 

“Tegan is one of the most talented riders of his generation and we are excited to help Tegan reach his full potential. Last year luck was not always on his side with injury so I believe he has a lot more speed to show. Also It’s been only a couples of weeks we have worked together but it’s really nice to see such a appreciative and positive kid “

Three New Lightweight Eyewear Models with Shimano

Shimano adds three new and updated eyewear models to its lineup of performance eyewear for all types of riders and riding conditions. Featuring RIDESCAPE lens technology that emphasizes colors and highlights surfaces across different types of terrain, the new Technium, Technium L, and Twinspark are purpose-built for all-day comfort and style.


New Technium eyewear features a lightweight, protective, full-frame design for all-day comfort on the road, trail, and everything in between.

  • Frames: Matte Black, Matte White, Teal, Teaberry, Matte Grey, Dark Olive, Bronze Gold
  • Weight: 27.4g
  • Lenses: RIDESCAPE RD, OR, and GR
  • Spare Lens: Clear
  • MSRP: 100 USD

Technium L

Delivering an even lighter eyewear option, the Technium L features a featherweight half-frame design.

  • Frames: Matte Black, Matte White, Crimson, Smokey Navy, Dark Olive, Bronze Gold
  • Weight: 26g
  • Lenses: RIDESCAPE RD, OR, and GR and Photochromic Gray
  • Spare Lens: Clear
  • MSRP: 100 USD


For riders looking for value-packed eyewear, the Twinspark is a versatile do-it-all option with a lightweight half-rim frame design paired with a daytime-tuned RIDESCAPE HC lens.

  • Frames: Black, White, Deep Red, Smoky Navy
  • Weight: 25.3g
  • Lenses: RIDESCAPE HC
  • MSRP: 65 USD

Full details on configuration options at SHIMANO

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+2 Skooks Pete Roggeman

That XL Chilcotin is bigger than my XXL Megatower by quite a lot (except in stack, but I guess that helps accommodate a possible 180mm fork). The talls welcome Knolly back as an option.


+2 Cr4w Pete Roggeman

Thanks for pointing that out. That large reach is ~20 longer what I'm used to with other bikes of this category. With that said, Long reach, steep seat tube angle, short stem and short offset fork = stability and playfulness? The easy to service cable routing, aesthetic of the straight top tube, and smart spec choice the Deore build has a solid value proposition. We have a bike incoming to be reviewed and hope to provide some further commentary on it soon!


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