The previous iteration of the Knolly Chilcotin rolled on 26″ tires, and this redesigned model bumps up to 29″ hoops with Super Boost hub spacing. The brand has a solid story on why they chose Super Boost. Like all other Knolly models, this alloy enduro sled comes in two travel options, with either 151mm of rear travel and a 160mm fork, or 167mm at the rear axle and a 170mm fork up front.
With two unique geometry settings, the Chilcotin head tube sits at 63.8° in the slack position and 64.5° in neutral, with a 76.9° and 77.8° seat tube angle respectfully. Reach measurements between the three frame sizes are 464, 490, and 516mm, followed by 438mm chainstays in the slack position and 436.5mm in neutral for all sizes. Seat tubes on the new frames are short enough that size mediums receive a 175mm of dropper travel while large and XL bikes can take between 175 and 200mm+ posts.
On the suspension front, Knolly says that the Chilcotin “Fourby4 suspension is designed to reduce the effect of brake “squat” thereby enabling the wheel to maintain contact with the ground and maximizing speed through the most challenging terrain. And our legendary pedaling traction is fine-tuned to ensure consistent pedaling performance —even in jank — so you can get on the gas whenever you need to eliminate another second off your time.”
New Chilcotin bikes will be available in Raw and Moody Blue, with two complete builds starting at $5,300. Click over to the Knolly site or your local dealer for more info and ordering details.