Knolly Launches New Wardens and Delirium

Aug 12, 2019
by Knolly Bikes  
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PRESS RELEASE: Knolly Bikes


THE 2020 WARDEN, WARDEN LT AND DELIRIUM


When we launched the Warden and Delirium a few years back, these models made headlines with their patented Fourby4 suspension, advanced kinematics, custom parts and premium materials. The Warden immediately became our best-selling all mountain adventure ride and the Delirium delivered big in the park and trail. For 2020 we’ve raised the bar again and are releasing 3 new models featuring our next generation technology: Warden, Warden LT and Delirium. For this launch, our mission was to provide a 27.5 line-up that featured super progressive geometry, game-changing designs, maximum versatility and a premium ride. And we spent long hours designing, engineering and testing, with total dedication to getting it right. This August, we’re super proud to release our newest Warden and Delirium models.


The Next Generation of Innovation

When we started this project, we were stoked with past advancements but knew we wanted to continue our path of innovation. We had new concepts brewing, so we did something unheard of in the industry and held back on releasing product for 18 months so that we could focus on new research, testing and product development. Knowing we had to seriously knock it out of the (bike) park with these new models, we made sure we had the right ingredients for each model.

We took the time to review our suspension kinematics, tweak our geometry, formulate new moulds/tubes and introduce custom parts that would deliver a dream ride. And the result was revolutionary. The first model that we released was the Fugitive 29er. Yeah, they are all longer, lower, slacker, but like always, we make sure these attributes also equal a bike that allows you to be a pilot, not a passenger.

For our next release, we wanted to leverage all the advancements of the Fugitive but offer our customers a 27.5 line-up that they could ride super aggressive in both in the trail and park. Our solution- the 2020 Warden, Warden LT and Delirium.


Patented Fourby4 Suspension- total confidence



Our new models demanded a suspension set up that would exceed rider expectations. We looked at our Fourby4 technology and fine-tuned it so that our suspension kinematics allows you to pedal even better, while offering increased rear traction. Plus, you get more suspension for an even bigger ride. Just when you thought your Knolly couldn’t get better, we deliver three more confidence-inspiring machines.

157Trail - trail precision


With the updated Fourby4 suspension, we looked next at rear hub spacing. Our refined suspension allowed us to use the wide flange 157 hubs with 73mm BB shells. This 157TRAIL rear hub spacing offers a new solution because it provides rear end heel clearance equal or better than existing 148 bikes. It eliminates worrying about tire width while allowing us to focus on designing the bike solely based on tire diameter. The new Wardens and Delirium gives you total precision while riding, so that you can choose the best line on the trail.


Progressive Geo

There is a fine balance between pushing the geometry limits and crafting a bike that handles naturally and provides a ride experience second to none. And while the industry has beaten the longer, lower slacker concept to death we have stayed focused on the key ride characteristics that take a bike from good to great.

Our patented OSD (Offset Seat-tube Design) continuous straight seat-tube is a hallmark of our brand and can accommodate a 175mm dropper post on a small, and 200mm+ droppers on medium and large frames.

Steeper seat tubes optimize pedaling efficiency but again too much is not necessarily better. Knolly strikes a balance between climbing performance, fit, and ride handling with little to no sacrifice in any of them.

Trailside geo adjustments: With one bolt Knolly frames switch from neutral to slack and our design changes the BB height, head tube angle, the pedaling platform, and shock progression. Our bikes are designed to climb better in neutral and descend better in slack.

Increased reach combined with short chainstays keeps the wheelbase from getting too long and gives our frames a balanced feel with quick handling and planted stability.

Short head tubes: Better traction and better handling, who doesn’t like that? With a shorter and lower head tube, when climbing riders get more pressure over the front wheel which increase handling switchbacks and techincal climbing; and when it gets rowdy on the downhill, riders are positioned over the front wheel which provides more traction.

Knolly Materials/Parts - Uncompromised performance


At Knolly, we only source the finest parts and materials and with the 2020 models, we continue this commitment. They feature the most premium aluminum available (6066 alloy) and incorporate sophisticated forgings throughout their construction.


We’ve included CNC machined 6Al-4V titanium fasteners, threaded BB’s, internal cable routing and new Igus pivot bushing technology to deliver ease of use, ultimate strength and total reliability.

3 Models, 3 Great Choices


Our customers wanted options and this release delivers big. This season, we’re launching offerings for the all mountain ripper, super enduro crusher and the rider who wants to lap the park all day long.

We have legions of Warden owners that use their bike for every type of ride/trail/rip you can imagine and if this sounds like you, our new Warden will become the one bike in your shed. Set up with a 160mm fork and 160mm shock this all mountain bike will get you climbing techy up-tracks with lightning speed, while ripping steep lines in total confidence (and most likely a load of style).

The new Warden LT is designed for all those riders who took our first gen Warden to the very edge of its ability (you know who you are) and are questing for more. With a super-enduro type stance, the Warden LT is decked out with a 170mm fork and 168mm shock. It combines increased pedaling efficiency with a “hey watch this” ability when the trail turns down.

And for the park we’re introducing our new Delirium, featuring a 180mm fork and 175mm shock. The legacy for this OG model is upheld with our latest version and is built for any rider wanting more confidence in the gnar, faster speeds on the descent, total control on trail, and predictability when you need it. Simply put this bike is ridiculously fun, you won’t want to stop riding.


For geometry on all three models, you can set them up in neutral or slack modes. It’s as simple as removing the bolt, sliding the shock forward or back, and re-installing it.

In addition, the Wardens and Delirium are all Di2 compatible, with both e-type and ISCG-05 mounts for any chain guide set up, and fits a water bottle easily. These models are purpose built and spec’d with practical features so that you can take on everything from trail to park and maximize your every adventure.

It took a while to get here but with the addition of these three new frames to our already successful Fugitive and Fugitive LT models, Knolly has sealed its position as the brand delivering the most fun and capable bikes to rowdy riders all over the globe. Knolly riders know.

The 2020 Wardens and Delirium starting from $2197 USD, with complete bikes starting from $5159 USD. They will be available for sale at your Knolly Bikes Dealer and online: www.knollybikes.com


253 Comments

  • + 78
 It combines increased pedaling efficiency with a “hey watch this” ability when the trail turns down. Some creative writing right here. Sold.
  • + 8
 I like this
  • + 15
 So, you are sold on the bike or marketing?
  • + 8
 A little bit of more AS compared to the previous warden as this could be a good one all purpose bike. Disclaimer: I owned a warden for 3 seasons. The dh capabilities were fantastic although small bump sensitivity was not great with the stock cc dB air cs.. Climbing traction was amazing, and if fire road grinding, the climb switch did the job... The issue I had was on out of the saddle sprints on flattish sections or punchy climbs, while on small gears (11-25t), you could feel the bike's suspension sucking all your energy... I admit you could compensate during the descents as the low pkbk gives you a break and helps saving energy, somehow.. I believe I read the AS was improved in the fugitive, with the new layout of the 4x4.. Let's see.. I might be in the market for a new bike next year..
  • + 8
 @Lagr1980: I"ve owned multiple Knolly bikes since about 2013, and felt the exact same way about the Chilcotin--definitely not a sprinter. The Endorphin, however, was a rocket and I can't say I saw this issue. I now have a Delirium and found myself bogged down (as you mentioned), so I messed around with the rear suspension settings. Reducing the sag from the recommended 33% to 28-30%, I found that energy suck COMPLETELY disappeared. In fact, I felt that the overall handling and performance improved with the sag adjustment. It transformed the bike. I really think that recommended setting should be re-recommended at 30% unless you are just using it at the park. I'd also like to mention that the Cane Creek DB (which has been a "stock" shock on many Knolly bikes over the years) is a complicated shock to set up, so if you don't get right, you won't get that optimal ride feeling. Really digging the Vivid Coil on the Delirium now.
  • + 3
 I think a little change would add so much to that statement:
It combines increased pedaling efficiency with a “hey hold my beer” ability when the trail turns down.
  • + 5
 Looks like a solid design. I enjoyed my Warden when I had it. The suspension design doesn’t get enough credit for how much traction it gives you. Bottomless feel too.
  • + 5
 @Lagr1980: Yes, the new bike will pedal noticeably better than the old one. The og Warden crushed technical climbing but relied on the lock out for the road, this bike will give you more of that response when applying power.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: Can we get a chart with the AS curves from the new and old Warden?

Right now, just looking at the new frame I'm not seeing how the pedalability is improved. Main pivot is still tucked right near 10pm on the bottom bracket. Chain stay pivot looks like its in the exact same place.

Help me see how the new warden pedals better than the old one.
  • + 3
 @Lagr1980: I had a Warden C and new a Fugitive LT and you can definitely feel the change of the new 4x4 layout. it improved on the sprinting ability but handles technical climbs even better. A definite improvement.
  • + 1
 I prefer "hold my beer" ability. "HWT" seems like a half-measure.
  • + 1
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: Whoops. Great minds...
  • + 1
 Those are two of Knolly’s bikes I’m looking at...what are the strengths of each? Or is one flat out better than the other in all areas? On paper, they’re two completely different bikes. Do you regret getting rid of the Warden C for a Fugitive LT? @pedrosalas7:
  • + 2
 @HS95toyrunner: unless you primarily ride super steep, rowdy tech, or just situations where you need more travel, I would put the Fugitive LT above the Warden for most every other scenario. Pedals better, better reach numbers, just as slack, lower bb, handles mellower single track way better and descends close to the capabilities of the Warden. Just got done riding Teton Pass, Sun Valley, Targhee Bikepark and Big Sky bikepark on the Fugitive, I was riding more confidently and hitting gnarlier lines than ever.

Worth noting: I had a 2018 Aluminum Warden. So not a direct comp the Warden C. I'd imagine you could build a Warden C a fair bit lighter than a Fugitive. My current Fugitive build is just under 35 lbs... (dd tires, Cush core, carbon wheel set, coil fork and shock)
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: my carbon Warden is the most amazing bike I have ever ridden. Superb technical climber, and absolutely rips on the downhills. Sounds like the new version will be even better. Well done team knolly, and thank you! #knollyforlife
  • + 40
 When is the podium press release?
  • + 1
 agree
  • + 1
 Agree x 2. My Podium is getting a little long in the tooth.
  • + 1
 Stuck to the Endorphin one?
  • + 1
 I emailed them a few years ago about when they are releasing a new DH and they said soon... LOL
  • + 1
 @OhsoGrizzly: I've gotten the same response
  • + 35
 How the hell aren't these more popular?
  • - 63
flag dhmtbr777 (Aug 12, 2019 at 20:18) (Below Threshold)
 knollys CS is complete garbage
  • + 20
 @dhmtbr777: you’re in the 1% that thinks that.
  • + 17
 Your not permitted to say anything negative about a canadian company on pinkland. Even if the updates are marginal and the CS remains the same. Let your credit card do the talking.
  • + 26
 The looks hold them back. Ive been told by people I trust Id love a knolly. My eyes have been telling me those people should fuck off.
  • + 5
 @dhmtbr777: Can't agree with that. Noel responded to my questions directly and promptly. And I received an upgraded linkage for my Endorphin without asking.
  • + 6
 @Grosey: correct. f*cking free ride bikes. I love racing bikes and to lie myself im fast when actually all I do is complain but seriously Santa Cruz bikes aren't expensive when stuff like this costs the same.
  • + 178
 @Grosey: And yet here we are... still making bikes.
  • - 7
flag bonfire (Aug 12, 2019 at 21:41) (Below Threshold)
 @jorgeposada: it’s not even that. Just any brand that isn’t mass produced, somehow the location where CNC machines makes some sort of difference.

These are interesting. They just have looks only a mother could love and they’ve got old PR of yesterday to battle. Where everyone thinks they’re a million pounds and pedal like trash. Hard to the shake that unfortunately, when swinging around the Yeti/SC world of light, highly marketed, well riding bikes.
  • + 19
 @KNOLLYBIKES: Savage, I love it!
  • + 14
 best customer service I have received in the bike industry right here.
  • - 31
flag bonfire (Aug 12, 2019 at 22:09) (Below Threshold)
 @KNOLLYBIKES: He wasn’t even being a dick, just saying they look rough even though trustworthy people say they’re awesome to ride. But cool cool, be a twat about it.

Too bad, as these geo numbers look sick as hell. What sort of bearing life are these getting? What was the updated endorphin link being talked about, all about?
  • + 1
 @bonfire: updated endo link has m8 instead of m6 bolt for shock Mount
  • + 2
 @bonfire: I get 1 or more year per set of bearings.
  • + 23
 @onemind123: and bonfire Bearing life should be at least a full year in the wet coast while riding 3-4 times a week for 52 weeks. That translates to a couple of years for most riders.

We bumped the 2019 Endorphin and Warden links to a M8 upper shock bolt and made the design retroactive so anybody that bought a frame in the previous 4 years could update their bike to the new one.
  • + 9
 In the rough, those bikes ride above Yetis and Santa's, really. The rear ends are flexy enough to be forgiving, stiff enough to be reasonably precise, suspension is buttery smooth. All they really needed was a link with bridge, 8mm shock hardware and a geo tweek. The stack makes no sense, so one needs to calculate a real reach, still they are long enough. And raw looks great. Those look much better in reality. If you ride rough, chunky and rocky stuff, nothing beats Knolly.
  • + 14
 @KNOLLYBIKES: So is Schwinn you radical savages hahahaha.
  • + 4
 @bonfire: SC are light bikes? In which world?
  • + 15
 @jorgeposada: HAHA! Touché
  • - 50
flag jorgeposada (Aug 12, 2019 at 23:56) (Below Threshold)
 @KNOLLYBIKES: JAJAJA indeed douche'
  • - 10
flag dark-o (Aug 13, 2019 at 3:14) (Below Threshold)
 Heavy, expensive and not so nice
  • + 1
 I'd be curious to see some comparisons btw 6066 and 7075 aluminum used on a frame like this. Pretty sure it would be lighter but cost more.
  • + 10
 @KNOLLYBIKES: each to their own but I think your bikes look great.

I'm more of a functional burly bike guy not a fan of Yetis too pretty looking.

Currently riding a Banshee but would love a Delerium.
  • + 3
 @Grosey: Let's not kid ourselves... Looks are a huge factor of wether or not the wallet gets opened or not.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: Yes! I can see why you’re loved!

Just my opinion, maybe from a lifetime on 20’s, but all bikes need a sloping TT and semi bmx silhouette, or they look funky.
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES: update their bike? Don't tell their wives that shlt. These boys want new bikes. They can't go running around "updating". Guess next you'll be telling them to buy the diapers, not the rainbow color ti bolts!
  • + 11
 @Grosey: everyone thought the Millennium Falcon was an ugly "piece of junk", but she was the fastest ship in the galaxy Wink . Personally, I think both the Millennium Falcon and these bikes are pretty stinkin' rad looking.
  • + 3
 @jorgeposada: Generally you dont weld 7000 series Al alloys such as 7075 as the resulting material properties at/near the welds are not good. This is why high end parts machined from a single piece such as a stem or fork stanchions can be 7075 while high end parts made from several pieces welded together such as a frame are still made of 6000 series alloys such as 6061 or 6066. The trending technique of bonding aluminum pieces together rather than welding them like on the new Pole bike frames could open up the possibility of using 7075 for the entire frame.
  • + 4
 @lkubica: Funny you mention Yeti and SC. These were both bucket list bike brands for me. First it was the Bronson. Demoed it in Whistler (not in the park) a few years back. It felt so sluggish. Then last year I got to ride the SB5.5, which from what I've read was going to be my dream bike. It absolutely sucked on the climb, which it was supposed to be able to do as a great all-rounder. I'll take a Norco, Rocky, or Kona any day over those two. I'd love to try out a Warden to see what it can do.
  • + 1
 @rrolly: I have mentioned them only, because bonfire referred to them. I know a guy who exchanged SB66 for a ... NS Bikes Snabb, simply, because Yeti stiffens during braking and requires lots of service. Knolly is simply a bike for normal people, Yeti may win EWS, but it does not mean it will ride better under everage guy, on the contrary. I have switched from Chilco to Meta 29 recently and I miss Chilco for its forgiveness. Sure, I can ride faster now, but definitely less comfortably.
  • + 2
 @hrsjqb1: Upvotes for the Star Wars reference.
  • + 1
 the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs @KNOLLYBIKES:
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: just putting it out there... So is Huffy. That said, I'd love to get a leg over that fugitive.
  • - 1
 @Satn69: Parsec is a distance, isn't it? I know that's a quote, but is it an error?
  • - 1
 @robw515: Please this isn't 1991 all "high end" bike jewelry is 7075 for 1 reason. It kicks the shit out of 6000 1950 aircrap aluminum.
  • + 5
 @jorgeposada: Dude, the point is you can't properly weld 7075, period. So you're never going to see welded parts made of 7075, it's not a matter of cost, it's just not possible.
  • - 3
 @robw515: Holy crap never say never old man.
  • + 2
 @jorgeposada: Damn, your IQ is about room temp ain't it bud?
  • - 3
 @robw515: Dude hey dude i don't care what you think you know, this isn't 1981, think bigger or get run over stunads.
  • + 0
 @dark-o: My Warden is lighter than my father Inlaws 2019 Stumpjumper that's dripping in carbon...
  • + 2
 @barbarosza: Eh? This is less expensive than SC/Yeti etc, at least for frame
  • + 1
 @jorgeposada: @robw515 he's just messin' with you brother. We're talking parsecs and you're over here talkin' welds.
"Step into my office."
"What?" Why?"
"Cause you're f((*ing fired!"
  • + 1
 @dhmtbr777: Dosent look like many people agree with you, lol -58
  • + 2
 You just got wrecked by knolly @dhmtbr777:
  • + 1
 Yet id still outride you @dark-o:
  • + 30
 I'm liking theses new bikes but the red links seem really out of place; should have kept them black. Also, to call short chainstays "balanced" across all sizes is just flat out wrong; adjusting the CS as the FC grows would be balanced.
  • + 4
 how many brands actually do this? Norco, the new Forbidden, anyone else?
  • + 1
 @shredddr: Geometron/Nicolai. Pretty sure the new Santa Cruz Megatower has a flip chip to vary chainstay length.
  • + 0
 @shredddr: Pole, Propain, Stumpjumper Evo, Banshee 29ers have 440mm+ chainstays.
  • + 1
 ^^This. The reach on these new bikes is getting pretty long. They seem to have increased reach about 40mm across the line (Med goes from 433mm to 475.5mm) while keeping the CS basically the same (429mm vs 431.5mm). Unless the older bikes were 'unbalanced' I dont see how increasing the FC this much is going to make them balanced at all. Unless there is some geometry black magic going on that I am unaware of, I would think you will be riding in the back seat of these bikes alot? Weighting the front will be a struggle? To be fair, I havent ridden many of the new long, low, slack frames, but this seems like a huge increase in reach.
  • + 2
 @shredddr: YT also does.
  • + 27
 Sheeesh...tough crowd today
  • + 11
 Naw, most of us are cool. The whiners are just a bunch of flatlanders bitching about a sick enduro bike. A guy from Texas riding a 15 year old bike in his backyard shouldn't have an opinion about something he has no idea about. I'm looking at you Jorge Posada.
  • + 15
 Them boys at Knolly...... full force...... answering questions and commenting back on the thread - gotta respect them for that...... kudos.......
  • + 3
 I was just going to say this.
People slating their CS yet I've never seen a bike company reply to so many posts.
I've delt direct with @knollybikes whilst over here UK and had great service and they done everything the could to help me out.
  • + 15
 475 mm reach on a medium?!! Thats too long this is getting out of hand. I'm 5'7" and even the small is to long for me.
  • + 5
 I agree...what the hell size are you supposed to ride with this kind of sizing. This is not unique to Knolly but all the brands...
  • - 8
flag nouseforaname (Aug 12, 2019 at 20:51) (Below Threshold)
 Ahahahaha. Tough shit.
  • - 1
 Connor MacFarlane rides a medium bud!

Do you think a decent 455 reach would fit such a tall guy?

He asked for a medium so they ramped up the sizing
  • + 9
 There, we've found the limit of long, low, slack. Now let's back up please!
  • + 9
 @barbarosza: Connor rode size larges, he's taller than guys like Doerfling who also rides a large with a seat tube length longer than he would like. The new medium fits the 5'9" and 5'10" riders of this world MUCH better when people of this height were jumping onto larges.
  • + 2
 same, 5'7'' for me...I can't even imagine bunny hoping a bike like this on a medium size.
  • + 9
 Guys, reach makes no sense without stack, you were tought by the industry to recognize it as another one magic number (use to be weight, not it is weight, reach and wheel size). Those frames have crazy low stack just to be able to show very large reach on paper. Why? Because years of preaching long reach cause consumers to neglect bikes with normal reach. Just carefully watch the movie and look at the pictures, all bikes have crazy amount of spacers under the stem. The same thing was with Whyte bikes. All in all, if you compensate for this very short stack, you get bike with normal modern geo, so a reach ~460 for M. Which is perfect for ~180cm (5'10 - 5'11) guys. Finally I could ride M instead of an L.
  • + 1
 @lkubica: My Stumpjumper "only" has 445mm Reach but crazy stack.

Its way more balanced than most other Bikes Ive ridden
  • + 4
 Reach numbers without considering seat tube angle is meaningless. I'm 5'10 on an XL frame with ~495 mm reach. Why? The frame has a 77 degree STA, which means that its actually a very comfortable position. I have heard quite a few instances where people "sized down" on new bikes with long reach and steep STA, only to find that the frame was way too small.
  • + 0
 @ratedgg13: you can slide the saddle fore or aft to adjust. TOO far forward of a saddle relative to BB isnt optimal for pedaling either. And, once out of the saddle decending, seat angle doesnt matter only relative positions of bb and grips. ive demo'd bikes with the modern longer reach and just feel way too stretched out and otb'ish while descending,and even while pedaling. also have to hypereextend my neck too much to look straight ahead and im too bent forward in lower back. Felt like a road bike. Yes, the concept is longer reach than older bikes but run a shorter stem; this bike is now almost 4 inches longer in reach than mediums pre-2013, and i was running a 50-60 mm stem then, can only go 20-30 mm shorter there so just doesnt add up. fyi im 5' 7.5" and before the reach wars I had mediums with 380-390 mm reach and 50-60 mm stems, current bike is a small Rune with a 402 mm reach and 45 mm stem, maybe its a tad small but the med was just a hair too big, could maybe go up to 415-420 mm reach with a 30 mm, cant imagine 450-470 mm reach. Maybe im wierd and just prefer a more upright riding position and a smaller more flickable frame. @lkubica, yes you are right I do include stack in my calculations and still doesnt add up.
Point is , soon the industry will have zero options for shorter riders or those who prefer a smaller more nimble frame or those with flexibility issues who prefer a more upright position.
  • + 4
 @barbarosza: Why the heck would he care if his optimal 475 mm reach frame was labeled M or L? Thats wierd
  • + 1
 @badbikekarma: Thats fair - I went from a short flickable bike (in fact, an older model Rocky) to a big trail bruiser. I'm more comfortable pedaling on this much bigger, steeper bike - but a lot of that is personal preference. Rocky used to make bikes on the short side, so clearly they saw demand for bikes in your riding style, but have succumbed to the industry pressure of longer, lower, slacker.
  • + 1
 @ratedgg13: I had a 2014 RM altitude small, 390 mm reach 50 mm stem, fit great.Drooling over the new slayer, in slack the small reach is 419 and med 444, they arent going quite as extreme as other makers. Ttheir sizing guide says cutoff between s and m is 5'7". Small for me if i get one.
  • + 1
 @badbikekarma: You should hop on one and give it a try. My buddy's been riding a proto of the new warden for about a year. I'm same height as you riding a medium carbon warden and the proto feels great.
  • + 1
 @geephlow: You weren't supposed to see that!
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES: It's OK...I had my eyes closed whenever we rode together!
  • + 8
 I live in the states and have been supporting Canadian mt. bike companies since year 1 Balfa. That said, I have 3 knollys in house. A 2nd gen delirium, a chilcotin and last year production podium. All have been well used and any questions or issues that I have ever had, the people at Knolly were quick and top notch in customer service. I would buy another knolly hands down in a minute. The suspension works incredible in all of the different 4by4 iterations that I have and with Avalanche shocks on them, steps up the absolutely incredible big hit and just riding along compliance. Nicely done Knolly!!
  • + 5
 I bought a used Chilcotin back in 2015 and the rear chainstay cracked shortly after. I was pretty heartbroken since I was in college (working part-time) and spent all my money on it. I emailed Knolly and they replaced it for free even though it was past warranty. After that, I knew my next bike would be a Knolly.

The Chilcotin is one hell of a bike though, I never felt the "need" to upgrade but they had a deal on the Delirium which I just couldn't pass up.
  • + 5
 @enduro94: Thanks for the loyalty!
  • + 12
 Geometry?
  • + 7
 Good question.
  • + 8
 They are live on our website now. www.knollybikes.com/bikes
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES: any chance the sizes are misnamed? ETT of 635 and Reach of 475 on a medium seems awfully long.
  • + 5
 @toooldtodieyoung: I'm more concerned about the stack...607 on an XL is ground scraping haha
  • + 3
 @KNOLLYBIKES: New Delerium link is still pointing to the old Delerium. \Also seems the geo chart is missing some key details like seat post length?
  • + 1
 @JakeMartell: i noticed that too—low stack heights at every size. On paper, that seems like those three measurements (ETT, Reach, Stack) might stretch a person out uncomfortably on the bike. I'd have to ride it to know for sure. At my height I've never been anything but a medium, but my current bikes are shorter than a new small Warden. It might work, but those are some surprising numbers.
  • + 4
 @toooldtodieyoung: Those are correct. Incredibly steep effective seat tube angles make a long reach seem less long because you sit more forward on the bike.
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES: Yeah but when youre out of the saddle when it really matters...
too long is too long.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: thanks for the reply! If I get a chance, I’d love to demo one to see. Not shopping for a new bike, but always interested in new experiences on the bike. Loved my Chilcotin for almost five seasons, so you've got some credibility as far as I’m concerned.
  • + 4
 @toooldtodieyoung: drop us a line when you are headed to Vancouver next and grab a demo for a day. info@knollybikes.com
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: what's the difference between actual and effective seat tube angle?
Should I be worried if the actual isn't that steep?
  • + 2
 @badbikekarma: Of course, and sizing is not solely science or art. It's an amalgamation of the two. We've taken our collective years of design and bike riding and think this is the right sizing for avid cyclists.
  • + 1
 @sarahlh: Scroll down about 3/4 of this page and please read what we have written about it. www.knollybikes.com/engineering
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: Hi guys, what are the shock sizes on the warden variations ?
  • + 5
 I love knolly bikes !!!
Great dudes to !!!

My recent move to the north shore to Squamish I’ve noticed that many people are on the 29er wagon . Both here and in Squamish. On my most recent trip to my LBS all the left over bikes are 27.5 .

Being a pilot vs a passenger makes a soild point and 27.5 Is definitely more fun in the parks .

But when all you read about is 29 29 29 and so on . When’s the last 27.5 bike pink bike tested ???

I think this is why you don’t hear about a rad company like knolly much .
  • + 1
 the yeti sb165? That wasn't a full review, though.
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 No doubt. The Fugitive LT was a super popular bike for us this year. We just like to ride and build bikes for how we want to ride. The new Warden is just SO much fun that we had to make a new one.
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 I don't think PB is any different than any other marketing media, they are here to help mfgs sell product, and though they try to be unbiased, they also have to keep paying the bills. 29ers are the new 27.5, the hype sells the products, people see the hype and they buy, pretty simple. Hype doesn't make something better, bigger wheels are not better, bigger wheels are just bigger wheels. It doesn't take an engineering degree to understand the pros and cons of a certain wheelsize, but some folks drink the koolaid and that's where they lean, kinda like being fans of a certain team, they are fans of a certain wheel size. In time 29ers will regain their rightful place, as an XC wheel and all around wheel for flowy trails, and 27.5 will return as the wheel of choice for extreme riding and going big.
  • + 3
 Bravo Knolly team! I love that you have stuck to your roots and continue to make small adjustments when you see a way to improve an already impressive product. I see so many other companies that release a new “version” of an existing model and it’s a completely new design from top to bottom. That to me says they didn’t get the initial design right. Keep it up guys!
  • + 3
 See the issue I find with my Knolly bike is I can't see myself upgrading, since it probably won't wear out in this decade... Sick job with the paint jobs, as always.

Are they still retro car themed, or were they inspired by stickers like the delirium chrome+purple was?
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 The new gold one was inspired by this beauty... hypebeast.com/2018/6/ford-gt40-gold-rm-sothebys-auction
Black and Chrome - well that was just necessary

We intentionally haven't shown our Delirium grapics yet, come see us at Crankworx or wait for more info to hit our site!
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES: oh goodness the ford GT, one of the best looking cars ever?? Fitting Wink
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 @KNOLLYBIKES: Thank god it finally launched officially. Been trying to keep my mouth shut after seeing the new colorways and being sworn to secrecy. So rad...
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 I'm a HUGE fan of @KNOLLYBIKES owning an Endorphin [ano black, 150 mm Mattoc fork] and my recent purchase of a Fugitive [raw/orange, Fox 36 (140 mm), Fox Float DPX2 Evol (120 mm)]. The Fugitive has blown my mind in how capable it is riding the technical ups and downs in Campbell River's trail systems. I thought the traction was incredible on my DB IL Coil shocked Endorphin, but the larger wheel, revised FOURby4 kinematics and the I-9 Hydra S hubs on my Fugitive and the bike climbs like a mountain goat on tracks! Then when you're on some smooth single / double track or fire road, the bike pedals very efficiently indeed. Absolutely loving the bike.

The Warden LT peaks my interest as does the new Delirium. Hmmm. NUmber of bikes = n + 1, right?
  • + 3
 Early reveal @KNOLLYBIKES? I probably wouldn't wait until the 14th either. Very nicely executed revision on two already excellent bikes! Talk to you guys soon about a new bike :-)
  • + 4
 Haven't ever ridden one but i like short chain stays they're fun and playful and that's what i want. Congrats @knollybikes good luck in your future
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 Thanks!
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 27,5" yeeeey Wink Not all of us wants to ride 29er.
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 I guess you’ve never rode a 29 then.?!
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 @THE-GUNT: water bottle fan, right?
  • + 1
 Is the stack height still stupidly low? I loved the way my knoll rode but as soon as I tried a modern XL that actually fit me (6'5) I sold mine to get something where the stack height (and chain stay for that matter) matched the reach. I'd love to come back to the brand one day though...
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 Wow!! These bikes keep getting better and better!!! This little company’s products are engineered with no compromises and no Bull$hit. They Fukin work every time you want to get rowdy. No fluff. If you want fluff go get them to make a custom sticker pack of sparkling purple!! And as an extra bonus their customer service is daBest. My Fugitive has been impeccable!! I dare anyone to spend the money on their surgical tools, keep it for years and still be relevant working flawlessly. Dble Dog Dare!! Lol!! Yeah they are all top notch bikes. I’m so lucky!!
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 Sorry if this is obvious but can anyone tell me. Ie @KNOLLYBIKES
Is the new Warden frame like the fugitive and with a longer lenght shock you can move from the regular to LT version? Or are the frames completely different? Cheers
  • + 3
 Figures, I just got the 2019 Warden. Very fun bike and I'm loving every minute on it, would have like the internal cables on the 2019 AL.
  • + 1
 Nice. I actually prefer the more angular lines of the previous generation of your bikes. Truth be told it was a deciding factor! Smile Don’t make them too flowy or they’ll just look like every other bike out there now. The bike world is clearly following the car world where everything just looks like a Civic...
  • + 5
 Oh shit, but where's my podium dude?
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 Dude, why do you have to ask the tough questions?
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 @KNOLLYBIKES: because we demand the podium be brought back to life Wink
  • + 5
 12 bearings seems like 4 more extra maintenance...
  • + 6
 10 actually and a bearing life that last FAR longer than most frames.
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 @KNOLLYBIKES: The design looks like it should have 12, which pivot didn't get bearings and how long does whatever bushing is at that pivot last?
  • + 2
 @robw515: Good eyes. We use bushings in the mid-linkage because this location sees very little rotation and negligible side loading. We've just updated the material used in the Igus bushings to be less absorbent than previous bushings and more resilient to grit. We hope we can take our average rider at 4 days a week in the summer and 1-2 days a week in the west coast winter and have them ride a set for a season before considering replacement.
  • + 1
 I have been slowly coming to terms and to a happy place with my fugitive after switching from the RIPMO. It is heavy and took me a while to figure out what setup is needed to wake it up. The stock 50mm stem should go to the garbage bin instantly. At 6 feet tall I now have a 35mm stem with 770 bars and its spot on. The rear suspension is fantastic with a coil shock but not great with air which I started on for some reason. Couldn't get it dialed out of too harsh or bottom. Too easy zone even with a custom tune but the bomber Rx with a stiffer spring is gold. Supple and supportive. I love how there are so few pedalstrikes with this bike compared to the ripmo. Bike is so grippy when attached to steep rocks in both directions. Well done! Also props for offering MRP forks with your builds.
  • + 3
 Please sell you Knolly. We don’t want you
  • + 1
 @shrinky: the Fugitive and Ripmo are vastly different bikes. We try to do VERY different things with out bike than theirs. Performance (the quality of 135mm travel results in a bike that punches well overs it’s weight), Traction, reliability, engineering excellence for a precision ride. I’m sorry to hear you had some suspension set up issues with the original rear shock. If you want to give it another go, please email us so our tech guy can give you a shout.
  • + 2
 I absolutely love my Delirium in the park and big mount stuff! @KNOLLYBIKES Can I hold my breathe on a longer travel 29er or is the Fugative LT the biggest wagon wheel bike for a while??
  • + 5
 Yo Brody, sick shredding with you at the Revy Enduro! One day, but not right now.
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 @KNOLLYBIKES: You too! I missed you guys at the last couple of Enduro stops! I am going try and slang the stumpy over winter and make room for a Fugitive LT then I think!
  • + 3
 When i try to look at the geo chart for the new delirium the site somehow redirects you to the warden's site and geo.
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES:
Try to click on geometry when you follow that link then you end up on the Warden ????
  • + 1
 ???? = :-)
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 @Cdr-Keen: Scroll down for geo for now. We'll work on the link.
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 I don't know much, but can you please ditch that top link bushing.... the one that keeps coming loose! Tighten it 1/2 turn and then yer suspension sucks... or use lock tite and it starts to creak... wtf Noel put a bearing there, bushings have no place on mtb period!! Thanks otherwise love my Delirium!
  • + 2
 I have a high end well speced bike (Foxy 29) of my own and borrowed a ride on an Aluminum Warden about 6 months ago and couldn't believe how good of a bicycle it was to ride.
  • + 4
 These are Mountain bikes.
  • + 2
 I'm a knolly funs.. If only this came out early.. then, I definitely I would buy this bike but my new N4 is good too love the bike. Maybe this well be my second bike buildSmile
  • + 2
 A middle finger to BOOST? Are you trying to tell me that the calculations made by SRAM engineers was all wrong? What's next, 20mm hubs are stronger, stiffer and lighter?
  • + 1
 The only important question...which one should I get? Sick release (sweet video too)! Been riding Knolly since 2006, and they never let me down. Bombproof, solid, reliable, and freakin gorgeous!
  • + 2
 Congrats on the launch! I had a Chilly and loved it. My first "serious" bike. So what is the max tire size for both models?
  • + 2
 Also, thanks! We really appreciate the love.
  • + 2
 @KnollyBikes: Could you send a link to your offset seat-tube design patent. It is hard to belive you have patented such a common design.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES:
Ah that's the reason why the saddle on my warden is slammed forward Frown
Wink
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 When’s the hardtail coming????
  • + 8
 When it's ready.
  • + 3
 Is this a real question? Or just a hope? I think a hardtail from them would be awesome.. @KNOLLYBIKES
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 @KNOLLYBIKES: work faster dammit.....
  • + 1
 We want the 0x0 suspension design!
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 @angelofverdun: Thats the Cache! I think a hardtail would be 0x1.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: This is why I'll leave you guys to design the bikes. HA!
  • + 2
 Please name it the Cannoli.
  • + 2
 Love my Knolly. This new Warden looks great. Please, just make that off-color link Black.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES I haven't seen a single photo of the new 2020 Delirium. I just built one of the last gen and loving the traction Smile
  • + 1
 Awesome bikes from an awesome brand, still have my Chili, in Chile, and now under a crazy DIY electryfing project, the Chile-ctric....will post pictures and videos soon!
  • + 1
 When is the long travel 29er version of these bikes coming out? I know about the Fugitive but I want more travel so I can ride it anywhere.
  • + 4
 I went from the previous gen Warden to the Fugitive and it is every bit as capable as my old Warden. Just get the Fugitive, you'll be happy. I wouldn't hesitate to point it down any trail.
  • + 1
 I second @Satanslittlehelper on that one!
  • + 2
 Good looking frame guys. I’d buy this any day. Stoked to see Knolly still innovating with aluminum. I love it!!!
  • + 1
 Ironically, while they have short chainstays, the design of the linkage and seat tube makes the chainstays look comically long
  • + 2
 I love Knolly but my next bike's gotta be a 29er, enter the Fugitive.
  • + 1
 Smart
  • + 2
 Are there any dealers in the UK?
  • + 1
 loads mate. what you after?
  • + 1
 @tobiusmaximum: I’d like to take a look at the new Warden LT maybe even a demo of one would be good move before parting with the cash.
  • - 2
 1. f*ck yeah Knolly!!
2. What is the point of both the Warden LT and the Delirium? I always thought the Delirium was the Warden LT.
3. Why do 2 of 3 Fugitive frames and both the Wardens above have that hideous orange colour? It clashes with everything except Fox forks.
4. Where’s the new Endorphin?
  • + 1
 1. Thanks! 2. People were using the two bikes for massive range of riding so we figured that we could service the requests for a super fun 27.5 bike with two travel settings for the Warden. This would also allow us to slide the stock Delirium into even more of a fun park bike. 3. We pushed the orange colour hard in late 2018 and 2019. Many people are into it, us included. My Fugutive LT with orange 36, X2, I9 Enduro 305 with orange hits, and some orange Chromag is a beautiful bike but we've almost played it out. Stay tuned. 4. One bike at a time for us. The Endo is so much fun but we've been asked for some other bikes more frequently than the Endorphin.
  • + 5
 @KNOLLYBIKES: like the Podium ?!?
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES:
What offset do you recommend for an og warden, my 41mm offset is a bit of a noodle and twitchy on landings.
37/42/44 ????????‍♂️
  • + 2
 @fussylou: Stock on Rock shox was 46 while it is 44 on Fox. Going to less than that and slackening your head angle will slow down steering.
  • + 3
 10/10 would smash
  • + 1
 Looks like a giant reign... Looks like a session? Looks fun shake and bake!
  • + 2
 I had no urge to ride a 27.5 until now. I want the Warden LT bad!
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: can I get a source on that song in the video? Stuff is ????????
  • + 1
 Kinda like those idiots that proclaim to be good, and have depth, but are shallow as fuck, and are full of toxic negativity
  • + 2
 The Warden LT should have been named Chilcotin.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES just and fyi but your new delirium on the website is a picture of a warden.
  • + 1
 They mentioned somewhere that it will be revealed later.
  • + 2
 Waiting patiently to see the delirium.... such a tuff looking rig!
  • + 1
 Blah blah blah Warden. Can we get some pics of the 2020 Delirium? Colours? Not even on the Knolly site yet.
  • + 3
 Knolly 4 Life
  • + 2
 You mean, Knolly 4 x 4 Life.
  • + 1
 Killer Bikes! When is it available in germany? =)
  • + 1
 When will the podium return
  • + 1
 "too much is not necessarily better"

By definition, it is worse.
  • + 1
 I was told the new enduro was launching today!
  • + 1
 Tomorrow, actually.
  • + 1
 Lady Hawke - Delirium..........superb song for a British band!
  • + 2
 Real sick boys!
  • + 1
 157mm across the entire 2020 offerings
  • + 1
 How do you release three bikes and only have pictures of one?
  • + 5
 They all are getting ridden rather than sit in a studio. We'll get more photos as we get more in.
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES: Looking forward to seeing them
  • + 1
 LOVE MY KNOLLY Big Grin my Warden Carbon is the best bike I have owned !!!!!!
  • + 1
 I guess by now they’ve given up on releasing a new Podium altogether?
  • + 1
 Not so much, it just gets shelved so we can work on other projects.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: did I just spotted at the beginning of the video something that looks like that project that gets shelved?
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES We need a 29er Podium!! Ha ha just saying!
  • + 1
 I was so excited for a longer travel Fugitive....
  • + 2
 Wheres the hardtail?
  • + 1
 I would kill for a delirium but me being poor prevents me from getting one
  • + 4
 Dude, smokin deals on remaining 2019 Delirium inventory.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: I reckon I’ll take a look
  • + 1
 I just like how Knolly are replying on here. That's epic from a comoany
  • + 1
 How about a 29’er long travel and call it, oh I dunno, the v-tach?
  • + 2
 why no LT 29er?
  • + 1
 They have a LT 29
  • + 1
 @THE-GUNT: 135mm Fugitive is not a long travel bike.
  • + 1
 @jaydawg69: Fugitive (LT) lol
  • - 1
 I will never get over the polarizing looks of the Knolly frames. Eek
  • + 8
 Ha, fair way to say it. I thought we streamlined things nicely for this version. It's still a Knolly though and that's why we love it.
  • + 4
 Form or function? I choose function! Way to go Noel!!!
  • + 2
 Me neither. They look so awesome!
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