The Refreshed Knolly Endorphin is Optimized for Smaller Riders while the Orbea Rallon and Canyon Rail see Updates

Plus a sexy Allied BC40 XC bike and "the only titanium, drop bar, internally-geared, Gates Carbon Drive belt bicycle."

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The Knolly Endorphin is back

Knolly is bringing back the all-mountain Endorphin, and the latest iteration has been designed with short riders in mind. Buyers can choose builds with matching 27.5″ wheels or mixed 27.5/29s in sizes extra small through large for riders ranging 4’11” to 5’10”.

The alloy Knolly Endorphin frame is notable for its straight top tube, two-position flip chip, Super Boost rear spacing, and size-specific chainstay lengths. With matched 27.5″ wheels, the Knolly Endorphin has 160/150mm of travel front and rear. Mixed wheel builds offer 140/135mm of suspension travel front and rear.

  • Price: $4,199-$5,499
  • Buy from Knolly dealers.

Orbea Rallon gets a little longer, a little slacker

The racy Orbea Rallon enduro bike was just updated, with more rear travel (167mm) and a slacker head tube angle (64° or 63.5°). Buyers can configure the bike as a 29er or mixed wheel bike, which Orbea says has a “totally revised suspension kinematics give a more progressive suspension curve.”

  • Price: $5,299-$10,999
  • Buy from Orbea dealers.
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Second generation Canyon Grail gravel bike

The second generation Canyon Grail gravel bike has arrived, and it’s designed to be even faster than before. The racy gravel bike sees a longer wheelbase, a slacker head tube angle, increased fork offset, and aero-optimized tube shapes. There’s also in-frame storage a rad looking frame bag that attaches with magnets.

  • Price: $2,999-$7,999
  • Buy from
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The Priority Apollo gravel bike is available in titanium

The Priority Apollo is said to be “the only titanium, drop bar, internally-geared, Gates Carbon Drive belt bicycle.” It’s a pretty specific niche for sure, but one that promises very little long-term maintenance. The Apollo is also available in an alloy frame with the same internal gearing and belt-driven, Gate Carbon Drive.

  • Price: $1,999 (aluminum), $3,999 (titanium)
  • Buy from

Limited Edition Allied BC40

Allied is known for producing excellent paint jobs for their bikes, and this limited edition OZ BC40 really caught our eye. The design on this Allied BC40 pays homage to the colors used by the Oz Trails network of trails in Northwest Arkansas and is sold as a frameset only with a Rock Shox SIDLuxe Ultimate 3P rear shock and Wolf Tooth Performance IS headset.

  • Price: $6,000 (!) for frameset
  • Buy from