We love Knolly bikes because of their exceptional build quality, attention to detail and their patented Fourby4 suspension, which delivers insane traction and control on technical climbs and burly descents. Nothing else feels like a Knolly and we’re very pleased with the announcement of the new Knolly Fugitive 29er trail bike.
All-mountain trail riders who like to climb everything and tackle the nastiest descents should love the Knolly Fugitive. In our experience, no other suspension is as capable as Knolly’s Fourby4 system when it comes to traction. The rear wheel stays glued to the trail on loose, chunky rocks, wet roots and dust-on-crust hardpack – and that’s just on the uphill. On the downhills, short and medium-travel Knolly bikes feel more like a legit DH bike than anything else we’ve ridden. Add 29er wheels to the equation and you’ve got a bike that will be incredibly stable, smooth and confidence-inspiring on any kind of terrain. We fully expect the Knolly Fugitive to be a dominator on everything from long days exploring Park City singletrack to big mountain shuttle rides like Wasatch Crest and Moab’s Whole Enchilada.
Here are some of the pertinent Knolly Fugitive 29er features and specs:
- Rear Travel: 120mm/135mm
- Fork: 140-150mm
- Clearance for 29 x 2.6-inch or 27.5 x 3.25-inch tires
- Rear Axle: 157TRAIL x 12mm
- 200mm dropper post compatibility on all frame sizes
- 73mm threaded BB with removable ISCG05 chain guide tabs
- 38t 1x or 2x drivetrain compatibility
- Trailside adjustable geometry
- Clearance for water bottles of all sizes
- Removable downtube protector that doubles as Shimano Di2 battery holder
- Full internal cable routing
Knolly’s announcement article didn’t say whether the new bike would be available in carbon but from what we’ve heard, there will be both aluminum and carbon versions. The Knolly Fugitive is scheduled to be available in July of this year. We look forward to carrying it in our demo fleet so you can try it for yourself on Park City’s world class trail system. Frame is listed at US $1979 to $2175 and complete bikes will sell for $4600 to $6300. We will update this article as we learn more.