2020 Knolly Warden (V2) Mullet (27.5" rear, 29" front) X01 Spec
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|Post Date:||Nov. 13, 2020, 9:35 a.m.|
|Category:||Dual Suspension Bikes|
Lightly ridden medium (with a 475mm reach) 2020 Knolly Warden that I purchased in June of 2020 (this bike has only 5 months on it). At the begining of September I turned it into a Mullet shredder (front wheel and 2021 Fox Factory 36 only has two months of riding (approx 8 rides) on it.) Stock bike is sold with 160mm 27.5" fork and wheel. I specc'd a 170mm 27.5 fork and wheel... then sold the original 170mm Fox 36 and bought a 29" 160mm 2021 Fox Factory 36, 29' wheel and new 29" Maxxis Assegai.
Wondering how a Warden Mullet rides? Read this: https://www.knollybikes.com/post/mullet-setups-not-just-a-hairstyle
The Warden has adjustable geometry (slack and neutral), with the 160mm 29" fork, you basically have the same geometry in the neutral setting as the bike did with the 27.5" set-up in the slack setting. The bike rides amazingly well... the front 29" wheel plows and rolls over anything keeping momentum while the 27.5 out back keeps the bike fun, flickable and allows you to get up to speed quickly.
It's a medium sized frame, but the reach is 475mm.
I also still have the spare 27.5 front wheel (you just need a tire), if you'd like to convert it back to a full 27.5 bike.
This bike also has Tannus Tubeless Armour inserts installed that will come with the bike. https://tannusamerica.com/pages/tannus-armour-tubeless Review: https://nsmb.com/articles/tannus-armour-tubeless-inserts-tested/
This bike has lots of custom parts (including a OneUp cockpit and dropper) and has been Ride Wrapped with a full custom frame and fork wrap from day one, with zero scratches or marks... The fork & front wheel/tire only have about 8 rides on them and are basically brand new. This bike has been meticulously maintained and cared for... never left to sit dirty and constantly loved, cared for and showered with positive words and thoughts. I celebrated each monthly anniversary with an appropriate card and chocolates... happy bike = happy life! Specs are below... feel free to give me a call and chat about the bike... I love talking about it! This bike looks, feels and rides like a new bike.
FORK: 2021 Fox 36 Factory Grip2 VVC at 160mm, w/ 44mm Offset (includes Fox bolt on fender)
SHOCK: 2020 Cane Creek DB AirCS (this shock is amazing and has a unique climb switch and platform, read here - https://canecreek.com/product/dbair-cs/)
HEADSET: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56
STEM: OneUp EDC Stem, 50mm (w/ preloader = no need to thread your steerer if you want to run a EDC tool (I might be willing to sell mine, inquire).
HANDLEBAR: OneUp Carbon bar cut to 790mm
GRIPS: Cromag Basis
BRAKES: SRAM Code RSC
ROTORS: SRAM Centerline 200mm / 180mm
SHIFTER: SRAM X01 Eagle
SEAT POST: OneUp Dropper 180mm, 31.6
SEAT COLLAR: Knolly
SADDLE: Chromag Lynx DT
CRANKSET: SRAM X01 Eagle Dub 32T, 170mm
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB BSA SB+
DERAILLEUR: SRAM X01 Eagle
CASSETTE: SRAM X01 Eagle 10-50T
CHAIN: SRAM X01 Eagle
WHEELSET: Custom Tairin Aluminum wheels with the Shogun hubs - J-Bend, 29" 15x110 front and 27.5" 12x157 rear. Hub has a 6 pawl ratchet with 96 tooth engagement (3.75 degrees) w/ CX-Ray spokes
FRONT TIRE: Maxxis Assegai 29.5" x 2.5 3C EXO+ (brand new)
REAR TIRE: Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5" x 2.4WT 3CT EXO+ (worn... approx 50% tread left)
- Tairin 27.5" front wheel
- OneUp preloader installed
- Original red suspension link (I swapped it out for a black one)
- Unused rear DT Swiss axle (will keep my robert axle project axle)
- Original Knolly chainstay protector (I removed it and wrapped the stay in mastic tape as well as covered a few other potential points of chainslap contact)
- Fox 36 tokens and manual
- Cane Creek shock manual and spacer bands
Things I will keep:
- OneUp bash guide
- Rear axle (but will replace with unused DT Swiss axle that came stock)
- OneUp EDC tool... or make me an offer
Feel free to get in contact via phone or text, happy to chat, answer questions and show the bike.