Warden (DEMO) Frameset – Anno Black/Yellow | Large | Fox Float DPS Evol Rear Shock
When we set out to jump into the big(ger) wheels game, we had only one prerequisite… “It has to ride like a Knolly.” Seems easy, right? Not exactly.
Geometry and rider position are always very important, which becomes magnified as the wheel size grows. You will never ride ‘on top’ of a Knolly, but rather ‘in it’, ready to rock. Standover clearance has always been a proud feature of all our designs, and bigger wheels shall not stand in the way of this standard. Front end stack height can be a concern when running bigger wheels, since when the wheel gets taller, the fork gets taller, and so on… and so on. Knolly’s Chief designer, Noel Buckley, remedied this concern by utitlizing a short(but stout) tapered headtube, which allows for a ‘zero-stack’ headset to keep things low up front. This means that the rider’s ‘attack position’ remains virtually identical to a 26″ wheel set-up, so everything feels familiar and provokes an aggressive riding style.
The Warden pulls no punches in the features department, because the discerning rider always appreciates ‘the little things’:
— 27.5 wheels
— 150mm travel
— Traction maximized by Knolly’s own Fourby4 suspension system
— 6066 series alloy frameset is extensively hydroformed
— Industry leading geometry — Long reach, Low bb height and standover
— Dual ring compatible — provides superior set-up versatility
— Two geometry settings allow you to fine-tune your ride experience
— Internal & external cable routing
— Main pivots rotate on highest quality angular contact catridge bearings
— Low stress pivot locations rotate on long lasting IGUS bushings
— 12×142 rear axle spacing
— Threaded BB for creak-free riding and simple installation
— ISCG05 tabs are removeable and replaceable
— Knolly’s custom ‘black ti’ pivot fasteners keep things tight and classy
— Bottle mounts in a location that is actually useable
— Massive Knolly tire clearance, as usual
The Warden is the proud result of 10 years of design evolution here at Knolly. We couldn’t be more excited about this bike.
1 in stock (can be backordered)