steals the first day of Interbike with their brand new and yet to be seen Chilcotin, a 6" travel do-everything machine
that is built with typical Knolly quality. Inside you can check out the new bike and read all of the info!Read on..2011 Knolly Chilcotin
Here it is, the first look at Knolly's new Chilcotin, a serious all-mountain bike named after some serious B.C. mountains. This is a brand new machine from Knolly that is designed to do anything and everything that you may come across on your local terrain. Head out for shuttle runs with your DH buddies or pack your bag for that massive climb up and over your local pass, adjustable geometry and 6" of travel let you do as you like.
The Chilcotin's burly front end features a full length 1.5" headtube that will fit many different headset combinations, allowing you to fine tune the bike's head angle and stack height to your liking. Further letting you have it your way is a built in head angle and bottom bracket height adjustment that lets you pick from a speed friendly 66 degree setting or a more trail friendly 66.75 option. Bottom bracket numbers are 341 mm and 350 mm accordingly.
I'm usually not a fan of bright bikes, but this Chilcotin was stunning in person, as were the graphics. Just out of view is the bike's built in cable routing for a telescoping post, something that is surely to be found on many of these bikes.
Knolly uses their patented Four by 4 linkage that allows them to fine tune the suspension rate to their liking. The goal with the new Chilcotin is to have a bike that is capable enough to devour the gnarliest of terrain that you'll find out on your adventures, but also pedal as good as their more XC friendly machines. While that may be the holy grail of all-mountain bikes, it's the one that everyone strives for. I'm very excited to throw a leg over the Chilcotin to put in some big miles and see how the new bike performs.
I'm excited about Knolly's new Chilcotin, a burly 6" travel bike that I picture myself using to both get way out into the back country, but hit some serious terrain with as well. What do you guys think about the new all-mountain offering from Knolly? Put your thoughts down below!
A bolt-on front derailleur cable stop lets you remove it if you are running a HammerSchmidt or guide, and ISCG05 tabs let you mount up either easily. Rear wheel spacing is 135mm and Knolly uses durable 3/8th thick dropouts that should take any abuse that you can dish out. There is clearance for massive 2.7" tires, but this also means that you won't be clogging up with mud when using more common 2.3" - 2.5" rubber. If you are looking for an uber light bike that is fragile, the Chilcotin shouldn't be your choice. The 6" travel frame weighs in at a solid 7.5 lb, light enough to build up a sub-30 lb all day bike, but burly enough that you won't be giving a second to sending that back country gapper.
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