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Anodized Black
Raw
Day Glo Green

All-Mountain Mobster.

When we set out to jump into the big(ger) wheels game, we had only one prerequisite... "It has to ride like a Knolly." Seems easy, right? Not exactly.

Geometry and rider position are always very important, which becomes magnified as the wheel size grows. You will never ride 'on top' of a Knolly, but rather 'in it', ready to rock. Standover clearance has always been a proud feature of all our designs, and bigger wheels shall not stand in the way of this standard. Front end stack height can be a concern when running bigger wheels, since when the wheel gets taller, the fork gets taller, and so on... and so on. Knolly's Chief designer, Noel Buckley, remedied this concern by utitlizing a short(but stout) tapered headtube, which allows for a 'zero-stack' headset to keep things low up front. This means that the rider's 'attack position' remains virtually identical to a 26" wheel set-up, so everything feels familiar and provokes an aggressive riding style.

The Warden pulls no punches in the features department, because the discerning rider always appreciates 'the little things':

- 27.5 wheels
- 150mm travel
- Traction maximized by Knolly's own Fourby4 suspension system
- 6066 series alloy frameset is extensively hydroformed
- Industry leading geometry - Long reach, Low bb height and standover
- Dual ring compatible - provides superior set-up versatility
- Two geometry settings allow you to fine-tune your ride experience
- Internal & external cable routing
- Main pivots rotate on highest quality angular contact catridge bearings
- Low stress pivot locations rotate on long lasting IGUS bushings
- 12x142 rear axle spacing
- Threaded BB for creak-free riding and simple installation
- ISCG05 tabs are removeable and replaceable
- Knolly's custom 'black ti' pivot fasteners keep things tight and classy
- Massive tire clearance, as usual
 
The Warden is the proud result of 10 years of design evolution here at Knolly. We couldn't be more excited about this bike.

Geometry

Metric
Standard
Geometry S M L XL Specs
Head Tube Angle 67° / 66° Frame Weight 3250g(w/ Fox CTD)
Head Tube Length 98 105 105 115 Rear Travel 150mm
Stand Over Height 690 713 745 772 Wheel Size & Max Width 27.5" x 2.5"
Seat Tube Length 373 419 476 515 Dropout/Hub Spec 142 x 12mm axle(included)
Effective Top Tube Length 576 604 631 648 Headset 44mm upper & 56mm lower
Wheel Base Length 1133 1162 1189 1207 Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket Height 345.5 / 337mm Post Collar Size 35.0mm
Seat Tube Angle 68° Front Derailleur E-type direct mount (rec'd model:
Shimano FD-M785-E2)
Effective Seat Tube Angle 74° / 75° Chainguide Tabs ISCG05 (removable & replaceable)
Chain Stay Length 429mm BB Shell Spec 73mm / threaded
Fork Length (headset included) 557mm Rear Brake Tabs International Standard (IS)
Stack  581mm 587mm 587mm  597mm Sizes S, M, L, XL
Reach 407mm 433mm 460mm 474mm * All geo based upon 160mm travel fork

 

Geometry S M L XL Specs
Head Tube Angle 67° / 66° Frame Weight 7.1lb(w/ Fox CTD)
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.1" 4.1" 4.5" Rear Travel 6.0"
Stand Over Height 27.2" 28.1" 29.3" 30.4" Wheel Size & Max Width 27.5" x 2.5"
Seat Tube Length 14.7" 16.5" 18.8" 20.3" Dropout/Hub Spec 142 x 12mm axle(included)
Effective Top Tube Length 22.7" 23.8" 24.8" 25.5" Headset 44mm upper & 56mm lower
Wheel Base Length * 44.5" 45.7" 46.8" 47.5" Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket Height 13.6" / 13.27" Post Collar Size 35.0mm
Seat Tube Angle 68° Front Derailleur E-type direct mount (rec'd model:
Shimano FD-M785-E2)
Effective Seat Tube Angle 74° / 75° Chainguide Tabs ISCG05 (removable & replaceable)
Chainstay Length 16.9" BB Shell Spec 73mm / threaded
Fork Length (headset included) 21.9"  Rear Brake Tabs International Standard(IS)
Stack 22.9" 23.1" 23.1" 23.5" Sizes S, M, L, XL
Reach 16.0" 17.0" 18.1" 18.7" * All geo based upon 6.3" fork

Sizing Guidelines

For fit we highly recommend consulting one of our expert dealers. Here is a good starting point:

Sizing
S Under 5'7"
M 5'7 - 5'11
L 5'11" - 6'2
XL 6'3" and above
  Shimano XT
Fork Rock Shox PIKE RCT3 160mm - black
Headset

Cane Creek "40" series - ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower

Stem Race Face Turbine - 70mm
Bar Race Face Turbine - 760mm wide
Grips (pair) Lizard Skins Knolly Charger
Brakes Shimano XT - 180/180 rotor combo
Shifters Shimano XT - 10 speed
Seat Post KS LEV DX - 150mm drop
Seat Post QR Chromag Aluminum
Saddle Chromag Lynx DT
Crankset Race Face Turbine 2x10 - 175mm arms
Chain Guide N/A
Front Derailleur Shimano XT M785-E2
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus - 10 speed
Cassette Shimano XT - 10 spd 11/36t
Chain Shimano HG95 - 10 spd
Pedals Not Included
Front Hub Stan's 3.30HD - 15mm axle
Rear Hub Stan's 3.30HD - 12x142mm axle
Spokes Stan's
Rims Stan's Flow EX - 27.5
Front Tire Maxxis Minion 26 x 2.3 DHF 3C/EXO/TR
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion 26x2.3 DHR II 3C/EXO/TR
Tubes Welter Weight Presta
  SRAM XO1 / Race Face
Fork Rock Shox PIKE RCT3 160mm - black
Head Set Cane Creek "40" series - ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Stem Race Face Atlas '35' - 65mm
Bar Race Face NEXT '35'  - 760mm
Grips (pair) Lizard Skins Knolly Charger
Brakes Shimano XT - 180/180 rotor combo
Shifters SRAM XO1 - 11 speed
Seat Post KS LEV Integra - 150mm drop
Seat Post QR Chromag Aluminum
Saddle Chromag Lynx DT
Crankset Race Face NEXT SL - 30t ring x 175mm arms
Chain Guide N/A
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 - 11 speed
Cassette SRAM XO1 - 11 speed
Chain SRAM XO1 
Pedals Not Included
Front Hub Stan's 3.30HD - 15mm axle
Rear Hub Stan's 3.30HD - 12x142mm axle
Spokes Stan's
Rims Stan's Flow EX - 27.5
Front Tire Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.3 DHF 3C/EXO/TR
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion 27.5x2.3 DHR II 3C/EXO/TR
Tubes Welter Weight Presta

Available Shock Options

Rear Shock Options
Fox Float CTD
Cane Creek DB-Inline
Cane Creek DBA-CS
 

Details:

  • Shock size: 7.875 x 2.25
  • Reducer/hardware spec: Top 21.8mm x M6 / Bottom 21.8mm x M6
  • Optimal sag: 30%

Recommended Shock Settings

SHOCK MODEL RIDER WEIGHT SPRING RATE/AIR PRESSURE
Fox Float CTD 100lbs 89 psi
  120lbs 106 psi
  140lbs 124 psi
  160lbs 142 psi
  180lbs 160 psi
  200lbs 177 psi
  220lbs 195 psi
Cane Creek DBA-CS 100lbs 70 psi
Additional Setup Tips 120lbs 85 psi
  140lbs 99 psi
  160lbs 113 psi 
  180lbs 127 psi
  200lbs 140 psi
  220lbs 155 psi

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