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Jumping into carbon has been a proposition we’ve never taken lightly. We are very proud of our alloy offerings, and have always felt that translating Knolly ride characteristics and suspension execution into a new frame material must be handled with care. So we took our time, absorbed the industry move to a new wheel size, and now we are unleashing the most advanced carbon enduro bike the world has ever known.

The new Warden Carbon has 155mm of rear travel controlled by our patented and proprietary Fourby4 suspension design, which provides efficient pedaling and the notorious ‘bottomless’ Knolly feel. Drop this linkage package onto a chassis that provides razor sharp handling, and you find yourself piloting a bike that begs for more out of your legs. Utilizing our industry leading geometry specs, this long and low rocket ship is primed to demolish your local enduro race series, or bag the 40 mile covert epic you’ve been scouting for a decade.

Features are the name of the game in the high-end sector, so here is a breakdown of how the Warden Carbon surpasses any other frame on the planet:

-   27.5” wheels
-   155mm rear travel
-   Entire frame formed by superior ‘internal mandrel’ layup process
-   Future-proof geometry – long reach, low bb and standover
-   Dual ring compatible – 38t single ring approved
-   Shimano side-pull front derailleur compatible
-   Full Shimano di2 compatibility
-   Two geometry settings allow you to fine-tune your ride experience
-   Full internal routing via all-new custom modular door system
-   Rear brake line can also be routed externally
-   Removable downtube guard included
-   Downtube trap door aids cable routing and houses di2 battery
-   Main pivots rotate on highest quality angular contact cartridge bearings
-   Low stress pivot locations rotate on long lasting IGUS bushings
-   12x142 rear hub spacing / DT Swiss RWS axle included
-   Threaded BB for creak-free riding and simple installation
-   Full length seaatube allows for 175mm dropper posts
-   ISCG05 chainguide tabs
-   Post Mount brake tabs
-   Knolly's custom 'black ti' pivot fasteners keep things tight and classy
-   Bottle mounts in a location that is actually useable
-   Massive Knolly tire clearance, as usual
-   Integrated rubber chainstay protector included

Geometry

Metric
Standard
Geometry S M L XL Specs
Head Tube Angle            66.5° / 65.5° Frame Weight 2835g (w/ DB-Inline)
Head Tube Length 103 110 110 125 Rear Travel 155mm
Stand Over Height 690 713 746 772 Wheel Size & Max Width 27.5" x 2.5"
Seat Tube Length 373 419 476 515 Dropout/Hub Spec 142 x 12mm (DT Swiss RWS axle included)
Effective Top Tube Length 581 609 636 653 Headset 44mm upper & 56mm lower
Wheel Base Length 1138 1167 1194 1212 Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket Height       345mm / 337mm Post Collar Size 35.0mm
Seat Tube Angle                    68° Front Derailleur Shimano side-pull E-type
Effective Seat Tube Angle               74° / 75° Chainguide Tabs ISCG05
Chain Stay Length                429mm BB Shell Spec 73mm / threaded
Fork Length (headset included)                557mm Rear Brake Tabs Post Mount 160
Stack 585    592   592    606
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Reach 411 437 464 478  

 

Geometry S M L XL Specs
Head Tube Angle            66.5° / 65.5° Frame Weight 6.25lbs (w/ DB-Inline)
Head Tube Length 4.1" 4.3" 4.3" 4.9" Rear Travel 6.1"
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" 18.7" 20.3" Dropout/Hub Spec 142 x 12mm (DT Swiss RWS axle included)
Effective Top Tube Length 22.9" 24" 25" 25.7" Headset 44mm upper & 56mm lower
Wheel Base Length 44.8" 45.9" 47" 47.7" Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket Height            13.6" / 13.3" Post Collar Size 35.0mm
Seat Tube Angle                    68° Front Derailleur Shimano side-pull E-type
Effective Seat Tube Angle                74° / 75° Chainguide Tabs ISCG05
Chain Stay Length                   16.9" BB Shell Spec 73mm / threaded
Fork Length (headset included)                    21.9" Rear Brake Tabs Post Mount 160
Stack 23"  23.3"  23.3"  23.9" 
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Reach 16.2" 17,2" 18.3" 18.3"  

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

 

  Supreme Leader (XO1 Eagle)
Fork Fox 36 Factory 160mm HSC/LSC Kashima - black
Head Set Cane Creek 40, Zero Stack 44/56
Stem Race Face Turbine 35 - 50mm x 0 rise
Bar Race Face SixC 35 - 800mm x 20mm
Grips Chromag Squarewave - Black
Brakes Sram Guide RSC - 200mm Front / 180mm Rear
Shifters SRAM XO1 - 12spd Eagle trigger
Seat Post Race Face Turbine - 150mm dropper
Post Collar Chromag NQR - black
Saddle Chromag Lynx DT
Crankset SRAM XO Carbon Eagle / 175mm x 30t
Chain Guide MRP AMG 28-32t
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 - 12spd Eagle
Cassette SRAM XG 1295 10-50t - 12spd Eagle
Chain SRAM PC XO1 w/powerlock
Pedals Not Included
Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro-S 
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3 3C/EXO/TR
Rear Tire Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.3 3C/EXO/TR
   

 

  Supreme Leader (XO1)
Fork Fox 36 Factory 160mm HSC/LSC Kashima - black
Head Set Cane Creek 40, Zero Stack 44/56
Stem Race Face Turbine 35 - 50mm x 0 rise
Bar Race Face SixC 35 - 800mm x 20mm
Grips Chromag Squarewave - Black
Brakes Sram Guide RSC - 200mm Front / 180mm Rear
Shifters SRAM XO1 - 11 spd trigger
Seat Post Race Face Turbine - 150mm dropper
Post Collar Chromag NQR - black
Saddle Chromag Lynx DT
Crankset Race Face Turbine Cinch - DM30 x 175mm
Chain Guide MRP AMG 28-32t
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 - 11 spd
Cassette SRAM XG 1195 10-42t
Chain SRAM PCX1 w/powerlock
Pedals Not Included
Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro-S 
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3 3C/EXO/TR
Rear Tire Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.3 3C/EXO/TR
   

 

  Dawn Patrol (X1)
Fork DVO Diamond 160mm - black
Headset

Cane Creek 40, Zero Stack 44/56

Stem Race Face Turbine 35 - 50mm x 0 rise
Bar Race Face Atlas 35 - 800mm x 20mm rise - stealth
Grips Chromag Squarewave - black
Brakes Sram Guide R - 200mm Front / 180mm Rear
Shifter SRAM X1 - 11 spd trigger
Seat Post Race Face Turbine - 150mm dropper
Post Collar Chromag NQR - black
Saddle Chromag Lynx DT
Crankset Race Face Aeffect SL Cinch- DM30 x 175mm
Chain Guide MRP AMG 28-32t
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM X1 - 11 spd
Cassette SRAM XG 1150 10-42t
Chain SRAM PCX1 w/powerlock
Pedals Not Included
Wheelset Race Face Aeffect-R 30mm
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.3 3C/EXO/TR
Rear Tire Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.3 3C/EXO/TR
   

Available Shock Options

Rear Shock Options
Fox Float DPS EVOL
Cane Creek DB-Inline
Cane Creek DBA-CS
Fox Float X2
Push ELEVENSIX

Details:

  • Shock size: 7.875 x 2.25
  • Reducer/hardware spec: Top 21.8mm x M8 / Bottom 21.8mm x M6
  • Optimal sag: 30%

Recommended Shock Settings

 

SHOCK MODEL RIDER WEIGHT SPRING RATE/AIR PRESSURE
Fox Float DPS EVOL 100lbs 89 psi
Additional Setup Tips 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
Cane Creek DB-Inline 100lbs 75 psi
Additional Setup Tips 120lbs 90 psi
  140lbs 110 psi
  160lbs 130 psi
  180lbs 150 psi
  200lbs 170 psi
  220lbs 190 psi
Fox Float X2 100lbs 70 psi
Additional Setup Tips 120lbs 80 psi
  140lbs 90 psi
  160lbs 110 psi
  180lbs 130 psi
  200lbs 150 psi
  220lbs 170 psi
Push ELEVENSIX 100lbs #325 spring
Additional Setup Tips 120lbs #350 spring
  140lbs #375 spring
  160lbs #400 spring
  180lbs #425 spring
  200lbs #450 spring
  220lbs #475 spring

 

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