"Out of all the bikes in the long-travel category, the Warden was easily one of the most composed at pedaling"

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Some will baulk at the fact that this is not a carbon bike. If you have ridden a Knolly before you know that the ride quality is second to none - and the new Warden just gets that much better. The absolute traction and control of the Fourby4 suspension will make you forget that you "need" carbon. The Warden is one of the most refined and detailed aluminium frames you can get and it has the performance to back it up.

Without nerding out on anti-squat curves, leverage ratios and progressivity which everyone loves to grasp on these days - the Warden does not follow the normal high anti-squat formula - Rather it relies on perfectly tuned suspension which is handled by that funky linkage at the rear.  The rear triangle determines the wheel path and the anti-rise (or brake jack) of the frame - this gives you fully active braking over chunky terrain - hit the anchors late into a sequential line of braking bumps and the Fourby4 will tell you there is nothing there. The linkage pivots are isolated from the rear axle path and they handle the progressivity of the frame - allowing for a bottomless feel and excellent levels of mid-stroke support, so you can push and pop out of corners.  Dialing in progressivity into the kinematics itself means your rear shock does not have to take the load. The patented Fourby4 is what really makes the Warden work so well over pretty much any kind of terrain - don't take our word for it, every single review can vouch for the ground hugging nature and composed climbing abilities.

A  64.75º in the slack position offers plenty of stability but where the Warden shines is it's versatility to carve up all types of terrain. From BC gnarly to smooth and flowy to high speed bike park thrashing and it will climb to the top so you can do it all again.

You're eyes might be going crossed eyed with that weird forward placed seat tube but this works for your benefit - It allows an 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 big wide tyres (if you want) and those short 431.5 chainstays and 27.5 wheels means this will play all day. Drop the post pre-descent and your seat moves forward and down giving heaps of clearance. Knolly's approach to the uninterrupted seat tube helps getting low on the bike, but really also benefits shorter riders without compromising performance.

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. Don't fret because there are now a lot of wheel options available in the 157 wide spacing.  The 157TRAIL has already been proven in the Fugitive, overing heaps more traction with very little width change at the chainstays (think of clipping your heels on the frame)


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

WARDEN 160mm

Seat Tube Length
Effective Top Tube 609.5635660.5684.5
Recommended Fork Travel160mm160mm160mm160mm
BB Height (Neutral / Slack)346(neutral)346(neutral)346(neutral)346(neutral)
Head Angle (Neutral / Slack)65.5 / 64.75 65.5 / 64.75
65.5 / 64.75
65.5 / 64.75
Seat Angle76.75 (neutral)
76.75 (neutral)76.75 (neutral)76.75 (neutral)
Fork AC Length


Seat Tube Length
Effective Top Tube 609.5635660.5684.5
Recommended Fork Travel170mm170mm170mm170mm
BB Height (Neutral / Slack)348348348348
Head Angle (Neutral / Slack)65.25 / 64.50
65.25 / 64.5065.25 / 64.5065.25 / 64.50
Seat Angle77777777
Fork AC Length

FORK  RockShox Zeb Ultimate RC2 170mm, 27.5", 46mm Offset
Fox Float 38 27.5" Grip 2 Performance Series 160mm, 44mm Offset
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Zero Stack Cane Creek 40 Zero Stack
STEM Spank Split 35, 40mm RaceFace Aeffect R 35x50mm
BAR Spank Spike 35 Vibrocore, 820mm, 25mm rise  RaceFace Next R 35x800mm 20mm Rise
SRAM Code R 200mm Shimano XT 203mm(6-Bolt) SM-RT76
REAR BRAKE SRAM Code R 180mm Shimano XT 180mm (6-Bolt) SM-RT76
Sram GX Eagle 12 spd Shimano XT 12spd M8100 (I-Spec EV)
SRAM Reverb Stealth 175mm, 31.6  RaceFace Turbine R 175mm, 1by Turbine-R remote
SADDLE Spank Oozy 280 Chromag Lynx DT
CRANKSET SRAM GX Eagle Lunar Dub 30T, 170mm Shimano XT M8130 12spd 30T, 170mm
Shimano XT M8100 12spd, Shadow Plus
CASSETTE SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T Shimano XT M8100 12spd, 10-51T, Hyperglide+
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle 12 spd Shimano XT M8100 12spd
WHEELSET Spank Oozy Trail 345 32h J-Bend, 27.5" 15x110 / 12x157 Spank Oozy Trail 345 32h J-bend, 27.5" 15x110 / 12x157
FRONT TIRE Maxxis Assegai 27.5" x 2.5 3C EXO+ Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.40 3C MaxxTerra 60tpi EXO TR
REAR TIRE Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5" x 2.4WT 3CT EXO+ Maxxis Minion DHR 27.5 x 2.40 3C MaxxTerra 60tpi EXO TR


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

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.

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.


"Out of all the bikes in the long-travel category, the Warden was easily one of the most composed at pedaling, to the point where using the lockout lever didn’t make the bike feel a hell of a lot faster

The long reach, moderate head angle, short chainstays and low-ish bottom bracket all contribute, but it’s the suspension that pulls it all together. It has the magic mix of sensitivity and support all the way through the travel that is simply not achieved on most bikes

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"Knolly has built much of its reputation on 27.5″ wheels and aluminum frames. While I really enjoyed the Fugitive LT, I’m sure many riders will be happy to see the smaller wheel size updated with more modern geometry. Here, the Warden strikes a good balance between being aggressive enough to be comfortable with anything you throw at it on the descent, and still being enjoyable to ride when the trail gets less extreme"

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"I left the rear shock wide open to see how the linkage pedaled without any help. The bike never dipped past mid-travel during the climb, and through several loose rocky sections my rear wheel remained firmly planted. The Warden offers pretty good pedaling efficiency; with the shock wide open the rear end will bob slightly as you crank, but you can feel your leg power going right to the rear wheel as the bike eagerly ambles uphill."

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  • 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


  • Less weight and improved torsional stiffness
  • Industry leading rear wheel traction - climbing or descending
  • Future proof and easy to install internal cable routing
  • Balanced 160mm rear travel
  • Tuned, progressive suspension for support and wide shock compatibility
  • Long dropper posts on small frames
  • Long life, durable angular contact bearings.
  • Ride em as hard as you can



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.


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.


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.


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."


Great Question, it's something we get asked all the time. The inner-nerd in you has probably found yourself at Antonio Sunio's Linkage Design site. You've probably come across the Knolly kinematics and scoffed "It's gonna pedal like sh*t with such "terrible" anti-squat values.  Maybe we've been looking at it incorrectly all along. We can assure you (and the multitude of reviews) that the Knolly's pedal exceptionally well, the amount of traction and grip you'll find in the rear is what makes these bikes feel so unique.  Unlike a bike that has is loaded with high amounts of anti-squat that can never be turned off.  With high amounts of anti-squat generally brings you a good dose of pedal kick-back - losing even more traction on the descents. Do you want to drag your rear wheel over rocks? Or do you want it to caress the terrain beneath.

Ride it fast and keep the power going up tricky climbs and it locks on the terrain doing it's suspension thing. Bomb back down and it hooks up without jacking the rear end off square edge hits.




LT (168mm) OR STANDARD TRAVEL (160mm)

Hear this, you can start with a 205x60mm shock to yield 160mm of rear travel. Easily enough travel to smash gnarly terrain, bike parks and local quick blasts at your local trails. If you do like that extra cushion for error correction or just know how to push a bigger bike around you can switch to a 205x62.5 which yields 167mm  or travel - Remember these bikes are born on the BC and definitely know what a technical gnarly trail is, and this is that the Warden LT loves its nimble feel and low bottom bracket will destroy corners all day.

Frames also include to 2 lower shock mounts which alter bottom bracketheight, head angle and slightly alter progressivity of the rearsuspension.

Frames also include to 2 lower shock mounts which alter bottom bracket height, head angle and slightly alter progressivity of the rear suspension.

Are we talking versatility or what?


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




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.


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 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


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 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.


FOURBY4 Suspension is designed to suit air and coil shocks - and they will both work exceptionally well.  The 160mm Warden uses a TR205 x 60mm length shock and the 168mm (LT) uses a TR205 x 62.5mm. Same frame just a different shock stroke. Frameset + Shock options available and complete factory bikes - Start building your bike today.


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.


Chilcotin Frameset 160Chilcotin Frameset 160
Knolly Fugitive Frameset V1.5Knolly Fugitive Frameset V1.5
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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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