KNOLLY FUGITIVE

"THIS SIMPLY HAS INSANE AMOUNTS OF REAR WHEEL TRACTION"

Knolly Fugitive 29 Complete - Dawn Patrol
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SMASH EVERYTHING


What are you talking about? It's not carbon and only 120mm rear travel!  Stay with us here - the Fugitive might just flip your mind.

Unless you are upgrading your bike to ride on some gravel paths or sprinting up fire road climbs, the Fugitive is not  for you. If you are looking for that super durable 29" trail smasher that will claw up the chunkiest steepest climbs(those ones that bother you for weeks) and then absolutely smash the downhills the Fugitive should be on your list.  It is also available in a 135mm version and geometry can be modified by moving the lower shock bolt.

The Patented Fourby4 suspension is what makes the Fugitive tick - Knolly admits that you can't have everything in suspension design (we've all heard the climbs like a.... and descends like... story) and the Fourby4 does not claim to do it all -  but what it does do is give you tons of rear wheel traction when climbing, fully active under braking and the perfect amount of progressivity and support.  If ride quality is top priority when looking for a new bike then we are happy to let you know the Fugitive offers a no compromise ride feel.

You're eyes might be going crossed eyed with that weird forward placed seat tube but this works for your benefit - It allows a uninterrupted seat tube, so you can run the longest dropper around even on the small frame sizes. It also clears up a lot of at space at the chainstay/bottom bracket area so you can fit in large 29" wheels and shrink the chainstays to 430mm

The rear end gets 157TRAIL spacing,  Knolly skipped the 148 Boost and went with where the biggest gains are to made.   There is loads of hubs now available and with up to 36% lateral stiffness from 142mm and only a 1.5mm wider heel clearance makes the 157TRAIL simply work.

RECOMMENDED SIZING


SMALLMEDIUMLARGEXLARGE
RIDER HEIGHT160-173cm170-180cm180-188cm188-198cm


FUGITIVE 120mm

mm
SMALLMEDIUMLARGEXLARGE
Stack
612612616623
Reach421
450477500
Seat Tube Length
355400456456
Effective Top Tube 577606634658
Wheelbase1156118412141239
Chainstay430.5430.5430.5430.5
Recommended Fork Travel130-140mm130-140mm130-140mm130-140mm
BB Height (Neutral / Slack)336/326336/326336/326336/326
Head Angle (Neutral / Slack)66.5 / 65.75 66.5 / 65.7566.5 / 65.7566.5 / 65.75
Seat Angle76 / 75.7576 / 75.7576 / 75.7576 / 75.75
Fork AC Length
551


FUGITIVE 135mm

mm
SMALLMEDIUMLARGEXLARGE
Stack
612612616623
Reach421
450477500
Seat Tube Length
355400456456
Effective Top Tube 577606634658
Wheelbase1156118412141239
Chainstay430.5430.5430.5430.5
Recommended Fork Travel150mm150mm150mm150mm
BB Height (Neutral / Slack)339339339339
Head Angle (Neutral / Slack)66 / 65.25
66 / 65.2566 / 65.2566 / 65.25
Seat Angle66.5 / 65.75 66.5 / 65.75 66.5 / 65.75 66.5 / 65.75
Fork AC Length
551






DAWN PATROL DAWN PATROL PLUS
FORK Rockshox Pike Ultimate RC2 29" 140mm 42mm Rockshox Pike Ultimate RC2 29" 140mm 42mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Zero Stack Cane Creek 40 Zero Stack
STEM Chromag Hi-Fi 35 x 50mm Chromag Hi-Fi 35 x 50mm
BAR Chromag OSX 35 20mm rise, 800mm wide Chromag OSX 35 20mm rise, 800mm wide
FRONT BRAKE
Sram Guide RS 180mm Rotor Sram Guide RS 180mm Rotor
REAR BRAKE Sram Guide RS 180mm Rotor Sram Guide RS 180mm Rotor
REAR SHIFTER
Sram GX Eagle 12 spd Sram GX Eagle 12 spd
SEAT POST
Sram Reverb Stealth 170mm, 1by Discrete remote Sram Reverb Stealth 170mm, 1by Discrete remote
SEAT POST CLAMP QR Knolly QR Knolly
SADDLE Chromag Lynx DT QR Knolly
CRANKSET SRAM GX Eagle Dub, 175mm. 56.5 chainline SRAM GX Eagle Dub, 175mm. 56.5 chainline
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB BSA SB+ SRAM DUB BSA SB+
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle 12spd SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
CASSETTE SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle 12 spd SRAM GX Eagle 12 spd
WHEELSET Spank Oozy Trail 295, 32h J-bend, 15x110 front, 12x157 rear Industry 9 Trail S, 15x110 front, 12x157 rear
FRONT TIRE Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.30 3C MaxxTerra 60tpi EXO TR Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.30 3C MaxxTerra 60tpi EXO TR
REAR TIRE Maxxis Minion DHR 29 x 2.30 3C MaxxTerra 60tpi EXO TR Maxxis Minion DHR 29 x 2.30 3C MaxxTerra 60tpi EXO TR

KNOLLY BIKES LIFETIME WARRANTY

Over the years we have realized that Knolly owners ride our products hard and often. This is great because that is exactly what we designed them for. Our goal from the beginning was to not only develop bikes that provide our loyal customers with an incredible riding experience, but to also provide solid support as well. Everyone here at Knolly is a rider so we take the engineering and manufacturing of our products very seriously, and we have partnered with one of the premier factories in the world to produce our bikes. We make some of the best product on the market and we are prepared to back that up by offering a Limited Lifetime Warranty* (to the original owner) on our frames along with an awesome crash replacement program.

What the frame warranty covers:
- Defects in materials and workmanship
- Bearings and fasteners for six months from time of purchase
- Rear shocks are covered by their respective manufacturer, typically for one year from the time of purchase


What the frame warranty does not cover:
- Normal wear and tear
- Damage to the finish of the frame from the application of frame protector coverings/sticker or     adhesive backed sheets
- Damage due to crashing and or abuse
- Damage from using non factory specified fasteners and bearings
- Damage from using non factory approved rear shocks
- Damage or failure due to poor, negligent or lack of maintenance
-  Damage due to improper installation of components
- Water damage to bearings, decals and finishes from high pressure washers and hoses
 - Dealer labour and costs for shipping warranty components to Knolly Bikes

What will void your frame warranty:
 - Modification of the frame in any way
 - Use of unapproved shock sizes for any chosen model

KNOLLY BIKES FRAME CRASH REPLACEMENT POLICY
Our crash replacement policy is designed to support customers with frame failures that are not covered under our warranty policy. This mainly includes failures that are not a result of defective materials or workmanship (i.e. crashing). It does not cover frames damaged due to installation and use of components that are inappropriate for a particular frame's intended purpose, such as: using an 8 inch DH fork on a trail bike, etc.

THE BOTTOM LINE
We stand behind our products, and they are designed to last a very long time. Regardless of the reason that you need our assistance, whether it’s a warranty situation or a crash replacement situation, our goal is to get you back on the trails as soon as humanly possible. We take pride in providing great service, since we know that’s an important part of keeping you in the Knolly family for as long as you’re able to ride a bike.

REVIEWS

"This bike hits above its travel, climbs as well as it descends and is comfortable in nearly any situation"


"The frame is impressively stiff for aluminum, without being harsh, and the suspension offers a near-perfect mix of traction, pedal-ability, ground hugginess and pop. It has the suppleness and capability of a long-travel bike, but it only actually has 135 millimeters—and is progressive enough to supply that telltale short-travel liveliness"


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"Handling first, which is on the nimble side of the spectrum, even when the Fugitive is in its slackest position. While I wouldn't call it nervous, it's a bike that can change direction on a dime, a trait that makes it quite the machine in the slow to mid-speed jank that usually laughs at your efforts to hold any momentum. The blue bike can easily dart around those boulders and roots that need to be bypassed, and it's an easy thing to get off the ground when you need to go over them instead of around them."

"This is one hell of a fun bike in the corners, though, with a sort of energy that long-travel machines just can't match. It literally felt like it was jumping out of some of the tighter berms and bends, and it'll take only a handful of those moments before you realize what this whole short-travel movement is all about."


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"A defining characteristic of Knolly’s suspension design is its near-legendary rear-end traction. It was clear immediately that this was a strength of the bike—seated or standing, the suspension clamped the rear wheel to the ground...."

"The complete lack of any noticeable climbing bob was impressive. I found myself looking down to check to see if the rear suspension was locked out because there wasn’t even any bounce even when fully open. With a steep effective seat tube angle, your weight is also centered nicely over the bike in a way that holds the front wheel down while also putting enough of your weight over the rear wheel."


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" It may look like a heavy-duty rig, but the Fugitive LT offers a surprisingly nimble, playful ride. I started with the bike in its Neutral geo position, and its 66° head tube angle gave the bike snappy handling without feeling steep.The short rear stays also help the bike maintain a nimble, whippy character that makes attacking tight corners fun. Maybe I’m just getting used to 29ers, but I found the Fugitive LT more agile and easier to toss around than several previous niners I’ve ridden."

"When you start cranking hard, the Fugitive LT feels responsive to your efforts. While the rear end will move freely when a bump hits your wheel, it won’t let you wallow deep into the travel under pedalling forces alone"


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"A capable climber and an enjoyable descender, the Fugitive LT is a bike that does everything—really well. In a world where everyone is trying to push the limits, Knolly has proven that more doesn’t always equal better. This is a bike for people who don’t want their suspension to numb the trail and find joy in the subtleties that make every descent unique."


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GROUPSET OPTIONS

FEATURES


  • 6066 series hydroformed alloy
  • Fourby4 Suspension System
  • Internal cable routing with Di2 battery compartment
  • BB Shell Spec: 73mm / threaded
  • Fuss Free Internal Cable routing
  • 157TRAIL Rear spacing
  • Progressive rear suspension
  • Uninterrupted Seat tube
  • Angular Contact Bearings
  • Will fit a bottle and cage - even with reservoir shock
  • Titanium Pivots
  • Lifetime Warranty

BENEFITS




  • Less weight and improved torsional stiffnes
  • Industry leading rear wheel traction - climbing or descending
  • Future proof and easy to install internal cable routing
  • Stiff and responsive 29" rear wheels without marketing BS
  • Tuned, progressive suspension for support and wide shock compatiblity
  • Long dropper posts on small frames
  • Long life, durable bearings and pivots.
  • Ride em as hard as you can

FOURBY4 SUSPENSION DELIVERS TRACTION IN SPADES WHILE BEING FULLY ACTIVE UNDER BRAKING. ACTIVE SUSPENSION WHETHER YOU LOVE CLIMBING OR DESCENDING-THIS IS WHAT INSPIRES CONFIDENCE

EASY ADJUST

Loosen one bolt and move the lower eyelet to your preferred setting. No more flapping around with chips, flips and extra pieces of sh*t that you'll most likely lose on the trail. The "Slack" position slackens the head angle and bottom bracket while increasing the progressivity of the suspension - perfect for DH shuttle runs or park days.

SILENCE

When it comes to details, Knolly sweats them. The internal routing is so easy to use - the large port at the downtube makes it easier to feed cables through. The entry ports feature Knolly's own cable ports which put tension on the housing to keep everything nice and quiet.  Listen carefully and you can hear the rubber on your tyres wearing down.

157TRAIL

Knolly skipped 148 Boost and went straight for 157TRAIL. Skipping the hype and focusing on where it matters - ride quality. Knolly's 157TRAIL gives us a stiffer 29" rear wheel, more tyre clearance, shorter stays and only 1.5mm of heel clearance added to each side and a noticeable difference in bike performance.

TRACTION INDUCING FOURBY4

The Fourby4 suspension platform is the cornerstone of Knolly Bikes. Inspired by Formula One auto racing strut-style suspension, Knolly’s patented Fourby4 suspension technology provides freedom in design and execution that no other design in the industry can tout. This freedom means that Knolly can design each model from the ground up and manipulate wheel path and shock progression completely independently. This allows each model to have suspension rate curves that are generally linear to progressive, which is important because it means your shock doesn’t have to ‘save the day’ by providing lots of bottoming resistance, as it would on a bike with a falling rate curve. This helps keep your shock from being over-worked and over-heating on long downhills, which can affect shock performance. This also helps maintain normal shock service intervals. Each of our bikes have rate curves and leverage ratios that are implemented for a certain type of riding(trail, AM, DH)


"So Knolly’s unique and multi-patented Fourby4 Suspension is quite simply the most advanced and highest performing suspension design used in the mountain bike industry."


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LONG TRAVEL

THE FUGITIVE IS HIGHLY VERSATILE SHREDDER


LT (135mm) OR STANDARD TRAVEL (120mm)


Travel is changed by using a shock with a different stroke - A 185x50mm for the 120mm or a 185x55mm for the 135mm travel.  Feel like changing travel down the track - No problem here, the Fugitive is as versatile as they come.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

There is no doubt Knolly's are made to be ridden hard and being born on the shore means they need to be tough to take the abuse and aggressive riding they are built for.  A true test of the strength and durability is Knolly's Limited Lifetime Warranty. Knolly also offers an excellent crash replacement program


Arguable one of the finest aluminium bikes on the market. NOT A DETAIL SPARED - Hassle free internal cable routing, dual-row Angular contact bearings, custom machined titanium axles and the CNC mitered tubeset for gap Free weld junctions. all backed by a lifetime warranty

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CRANK COMPATIBILITY

SRAM DUB

SRAM's new DUB system comes in two versions. Regular and SB+. The regular version works on the Fugitive but you have to switch to a zero offset chainring (see below). The SB+ version has a bottom bracket, cranks and chainring combination that works perfectly on the Fugitive. The X01, GX, and Descendant 7k DUB SB+ cranks have a longer axle and a wider BB spacer that works with 157TRAIL. All the DUB BB's are the same.

SRAM STANDARD

A standard SRAM crank with a zero offset chainring - One-Up and Chromag both have a great option - will work but it does limit the largest ring size on the front to 32t.

SHIMANO

Shimano offers their cranks with a +3 option (the part number should have a "B" on the end like this: FC-M8000-B). The axle length and BB are the same as their standard cranks so the offset is worked into the chainring mount. This system will work as both a 1x and a 2x option on the Fugitive. NOTE: this set up requires one spacer between the BB and the frame on the drive side. Maximum size chainring is a 32t ring with this setup. The XTR, XT and SLX cranks in this configuration work on the Fugitive. The new Shimano XTR, XT and SLX 12 speed cranks come in a 56.5 chainline

RACE FACE

Any direct mount Raceface crank with a flipped Direct Mount ring will work. You can also run a direct mount flat ring from Black-Spire .Raceface rings come with a 3mm offset so when the ring is removed and flipped (the teeth profile works like this as well) it becomes a -3mm offset and the chainline works on the Fugitive. For a 1x system you can run a flipped ring on the Next SL, Next R, and Turbine cranks with a 134mm axle, or the Atlas and SIXC with the 136mm axle, or the Aeffect and Ride Cinch cranks with 137mm axle. For a 2x system you can run the Next SL, Next R or Turbine with a 143mm axle and a Boost spider. Helpful graphic for chainline. Raceface also now offers their cranks in a 143mm BB spindle which will provide a 55.5 chainline without having to flip the ring.

FSA

FSA has 5 different MTN cranks that work with our 157TRAIL rear. Their system is very simple - you simply move one spacer from between the crank and the spider to between the spider and the BB to provide the right chainline.


SHOCK OPTIONS

FOURBY4 Suspension is designed to suit air and coil shocks - and they will both work exceptionally well.  The 120mm Fugitive uses a 185 x 50mm length and the 135mm uses a 185 x 55mm. Same frame just a different shock stroke. Frameset + Shock options available and complete factory bikes - Start building your bike today.


HUMAN CENTRIC SIZING

Mountain Biking is for everyone - Every size and every gender - Knolly has been making bikes for 16 years - bikes that get all riders out on the trails.

Because Knolly frames feature a continuous seat tube they allow for a full range of seat heights: on many other frames, the seat tube is either bent or interrupted by the shock allowing only a restricted range of seat heights (this problem is exasperated as frame sizes become smaller). Our frames feature both a continuous seat tube as well as a low “dropped seat height” - meaning the seat actually travels forward and out of the way - which allows riders of all sizes to get farther back on the bike when the terrain demands it.


One of the side benefits of Knolly's Fourby4 design is the ability to accommodate smaller riders, even with up to 170-200mm of rear suspension travel. This keeps the shock mounted low which means we can drop our top tubes for better stand-over clearance. It also means the center of mass on the frame is low and that equates to exceptional handling in technical terrain. Smaller riders can run a 150mm dropper post on our bikes due to the low stand-over height and straight seat tube.


Sizing these days is a hugely debatable topic - everyone is telling me to upsize, go for more reach. Much Confusion? You can feel confident knowing  that Knolly has thought through the details thoroughly and all their bikes offer a balanced ride and proper weight distribution for their intended purpose.


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KNOLLY SIZING HELP

HUMAN SPECIFIC GEOMETRY

Because Knolly frames feature a continuous seat tube they allow for a full range of seat heights: on many other frames, the seat tube is either bent or interrupted by the shock allowing only a restricted range of seat heights (this problem is exasperated as frame sizes become smaller). Our frames feature both a continuous seat tube as well as a low “dropped seat height” - meaning the seat actually travels forward and out of the way - which allows riders of all sizes to get farther back on the bike when the terrain demands it.


In an effort to help you find the right frame size we reached out to our Knation of riders and asked them these three questions: How tall are you? What is your inseam? What size Knolly do you ride?​The data below is from real riders, human beings that actually ride our product, so it is a great reference point to help you chose a frame size. Of course this is still just a guide but this is a great example for those riders that fall right in between sizes. Now you can see what other riders have chosen.


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