Knolly 2018 Grassroots Program

Nov 7, 2017
by Knolly Bikes  
Press Release

Knolly Grassroots program

Knolly Grassroots program

2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Knolly Bikes – Knation Grassroots Program, and we are very excited about the new season and the future of the program. Our grassroots program has gone through some significant changes for 2018 and we are stoked to share the new direction with you.


Knolly is fortunate to partner with all the best suspension and component manufacturers in the business, so we have worked to bring them onboard with the Knation Grassroots program. We have spec’d Race Face products ever since our beginnings, and have always respected their dedication to innovation so for 2018 we are thrilled to work with our Canadian neighbor to provide the Knation Grassroots team kit which will consist of a custom Knolly / RF Trigger jersey and RF Stage short.

Knolly Grassroots program
Knolly Grassroots program

Knolly Grassroots program

Our goal for 2018 was to create a program that provides access to the best products in the market so our athletes can build their dream bike. The Knation racers will also have the opportunity to hand pick different suspension packages offered by our long-standing partners, such as:

Knolly Grassroots program
Knolly Grassroots program

Knolly Grassroots program

Knolly Grassroots program


We at Knolly pride ourselves for taking an ‘engineering first’ approach to product design, and we are very proud of the frames we offer to the rider community. Our Endorphin, Warden, and Warden Carbon have all been proven worthy enduro race machines, and we are happy to announce a couple new 29ers will be added to the lineup in 2018. Details will be leaking out on social media over the next few months, and availability is set for the shorter travel model to arrive late spring.

Knolly Fugitive

Rendering of the new 120mm rear travel (140mm front) Knolly 29er frame to be released late Spring ‘18

bigquotesWe have several new models coming in 2018, along with updates to every current model in our lineup. Our progression continues and we are very happy with the direction of our future product. Noel Buckley, CEO and Chief Designer


We have streamlined the entire process for 2018. Our online store will make it super easy to order what you want, when you want it. And while the entire process is tailored to the Grassroots program we still include the local dealer when there is one in your neighborhood. The Grassroots program will have early access to certain product and throughout the year you will have the opportunity to purchase unique product in the Knolly Store.

Knolly Grassroots program


We built the Knation as a way to celebrate our athlete’s successes and help them tell their stories - because we want to inspire more people to ride. For 2018 we will be actively sharing our rider’s photos, videos, stories and anything else they want us to share with world. We will be building out our Grassroots page on our website with this content with the goal of creating a KNATION of riders across the globe. We will encourage our athletes to join the conversations on our social media channels and be accessible to other riders.

Watching our racers progress thru the competition categories is only one satisfying part of the program. The other part is the human comradery that is inherent in the racing community, and our goal is to heighten that experience through our racers connecting in the Knation. In a company first we plan to invite all our Grassroots athletes to a Knation gathering in 2018 were they can meet and ride together along with our staff.

bigquotesI started with the Grassroots Program 4 long years ago, and worked my way from the junior categories all the way up to full pro DH and Enduro racing. Knolly and The Knation have been a huge part of my positive experiences and success throughout my career, and I’m very excited to see where it takes me next. Dylan Crane, Knation Factory Team


Do you race for a local shop team? Sweet! – Knolly supports the Local Bike Shop network worldwide and the Knation program is no different. You can contact your regional race manager yourself here or have your application run thru your shop team manager. Either way, we are happy to support the team, and the shop, and can even handle full team sponsorships. Put us in touch with your shop manager and we can handle the rest.


The Knation Grassroots program is a simple concept: offer great bikes at great prices to great ambassadors of our sport. Men, women, boys, girls, fast riders, slow riders… we feel everyone should have access to a great race bike and have some fun racing. The only real requirement is that you have a positive attitude on and off the race course (and on social media), and are able to represent yourself and the Knolly brand in constructive way. With that said, we are looking to add young (or old) and upcoming talent to this program that we, along with our partner companies, can hopefully promote to a greater level of support.

Knolly Grassroots program

Are you an amateur racer looking for a little support with your race bike for 2017?

Race Managers are ready to build their teams so send in your race resumés now. We’re looking for talent to build the future of the program but we are also looking for brand ambassadors that have a positive attitude and can represent Knolly Bikes to the high standard that we expect.

We are accepting applications for new members of the KNOLLY KNATION. To apply for Grassroots Sponsorship, visit our website and contact the manager in your area….


  • 79 2
 I'm the fastest person currently living at my house. Sponsor me.
  • 40 2
 demo'd a Warden a few weeks ago. it was impressive. same bike was stolen from the shop manager's truck a week later. a few days after it was stolen a kid walked right in front of me with the same bike as i was returning to work from lunch. i followed him and we had a good chat. eventually he tried to get on the bike and make a break for it and i slammed him into a fence which he broke through and kept going with the bike. seriously. i couldn't catch him but he later ditched the bike and it was recovered by the cops. XL Warden with full Fox factory suspension, in great shape with a cool story, on sale now at Blacks Cycles. get it while it's hot! er.....
  • 26 1
 This sounds like a fishy cover up story tbh
  • 16 1
 Pure mountain bike brand. For the people, by the people. No bullshit, just rad rides.
  • 16 3
 Best damn bike I've ever owned.
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  • 7 2
 Feel the same way about my Knolly.
  • 7 0
 cut the crap. where is the new DH bike...
  • 2 0
 @Lagr1980: fall 2018 release.
  • 7 0
 @Lagr1980: Noel is currently working on the new Podium.
  • 10 1
 Been with this program for a while now, it's completely changed my riding and view of the bike industry. When i started racing a few years ago going pro seemed like a black art. Thanks to knolly i now have a clear plan of how to go pro, work with bike companies, and do what i love for a long time to come.
  • 9 0
 I'm almost sure I'm the fastest 73 year old in Pisgah and 29er only please.
  • 5 0
 I would love to get involved, but I feel like being a 36 year old dad that can't commit to racing super regularly, the shaky state of enduro racing on Vancouver Island and a lack of funds to buy a new bike would really limit my resume down to: "I like bikes!" hahaahaha
  • 4 1
 So awesome that an established high end bike company is offering entry level support for the MTB comunnity! stoked that there are lots of good people out there still pushing the next gen,...... because this is an expensive sport.... hate to say that, but it is true. Shred on lucky winners! Win some!!!!!!!
  • 8 0
 Wheres Podium Brad?
  • 3 0
 Yep where is podium?
  • 4 1
 in my bike room ready to be shred!
  • 6 0
 so rad, keep up the great work guys! surprised about the 29er before a new dh bike though. freeride forever!
  • 3 2
 The new dh is a 29er......
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 @onemind123: Are you sure? I think the 170mm 29er will be the new Chilcotin and there is supposed to be a Podium too.... ?!
  • 2 0
 Alloy Warden Freshest, fastest, most steezy and playful bike I've ever owned. Sublime build. Simply bottomless. Incredibly pumped for those 29er's Knolly's have a cult following for a reason.
  • 4 1
 Knice! Know I know about your knew kniceness. Kno knews, lately. Knobody knew what was knew.
  • 1 0
 Knolly, i really want to apply for the grassroots program but for what ever reason i am unable to click on the manager in my area please help me so i can fix this. Anyone else having this issue?
  • 3 0
 Stoked to see this program continue to grow.
  • 2 1
 Great program Knolly. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to hearing more about the 29ers.
  • 2 0
 Awesome ! Can't wait to get my hands on my new Warden !!!
  • 2 3
 Been with this program for a while, it has completely transformed my riding, helped me develop relationships in the bike industry and allowed to pursue a professional career racing bikes.
  • 1 0
 Nice to see that each year you guys boost up your "Knation" support !! Keep it up !
  • 2 0
 pick me
  • 1 0
 Where's the rendering of the 120mm 29er? Seems like a pic is missing.
  • 2 0
 Pic is no longer missing
  • 1 0
 hey um it wont let me click on the Australian dude
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