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knolly DH rig?

Sept. 29, 2008, 2:31 p.m.
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In keeping with the owners habits, Knolly Cask strength :lol:

I really dig the look of the bike. Bet its great fun to ride.

Sept. 29, 2008, 6:19 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 29, 2003

So, Saturday and Sunday I took the DH race prototype out for its first real rides. And the terrain is probably not what you're expecting. But it was picked to test out what is probably the most critical aspect of this frame: chain ring / chain interface.

So, we headed up to Hurricane in South West Utah on Saturday and rode for two days, for a total of close to 6 hours. The first day was a quick rip down part of the Jem trail, just to get a feel for the bike and to see if I could shake anything loose on it. To be perfectly honest, the bike performed absolutely flawlessly. The pedaling is absolutely spot on and because of idler pulley technology, it may be the best pedaling bike that we have ever designed here at Knolly. Even without the fully developed chain guide on the chain ring, the bike never skipped a chain, never derailed a chain, and never missed a beat at all. When pedaling, you can not tell that the idler pulley is there at all.

Sunday was a lot more serious test: 4.5 hours of riding in Gooseberry Mesa. Yes, I took a 40 pound DH Race prototype with 8.4" of rear travel, DH tires and a 40 tooth chain ring out on technical XC and all mountain riding. The whole goal here again, is to see if there is ANYWAY that i could get the chain to skip, derail, get cruchy or have any other mishap. At the end of the ride, the bike again worked absolutely flawlessly. I even rode UP almost all of the climbs, including one that an 8"+ has absolute no business going up (i.e. about 150 feet in length, mashing on the pedals as hard as I physically could the entire way). After 4 hours of pushing a 40 tooth chain ring, I was absolutely burned, but am very, very stoked on the frame's performance. Every aspect worked at planned and while there is still a lot of work to do on this bike, it's an extremely promising start. More testing to occur (i.e. Whistler) once I return to Vancouver this week :)

And while this may be a bit presumptuous to say, Cory I'm pretty sure that you're going to be STOKED when you see this bike in real life!


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Sept. 29, 2008, 6:23 p.m.
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Im pretty stoked already…..betcha she would roll smooth with my schweet Marz susp and new Ardent tires….

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Sept. 29, 2008, 6:40 p.m.
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How about the DHopamine?

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

Sept. 29, 2008, 6:52 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 11, 2003

Knolly DH Downer:martini:

Sept. 30, 2008, 9:31 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 19, 2003

Save your best name ideas - word on the street has it there will be a contest for that


Sept. 30, 2008, 9:49 a.m.
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Do we get to win a Knolly?

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If you aren't here to help please use the exit door.

Oct. 1, 2008, 12:46 a.m.
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Joined: April 2, 2005

one week riding the bike with the knolly crew according to mtbr…

Oct. 1, 2008, 8:32 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Save your best name ideas - word on the street has it there will be a contest for that


Well, I'm on record already with Amphetamine and EPO, with dates on the posts!

I like EPO best cause it works on a lot of levels.


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When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

Oct. 1, 2008, 9:17 a.m.
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Oct. 1, 2008, 5:06 p.m.
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Rolly-Polly Knolly..


Oct. 1, 2008, 7:07 p.m.
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The Mutts Nutts

Please let me demonstrate the ride around; really it's no trouble.

Oct. 1, 2008, 7:57 p.m.
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epic win?

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