BIKE CHECK: Warden 168

Posted by Noel Buckley on

2021 Bike Check
Rider name: Jake Fox
From: Langley B.C.
IG: @Fake.Jox
Rider height/weight: 6ft 160 lbs
Knolly frame: Knolly Warden LT size Med on slack setting

Build spec:
Handle bar: Chromag osx cut to 73.5 cm
Stem: Chromag Ranger 31mm
Grips: Sensus DISISDABOSS grip
Brakes: Sram code R
Fork: Rockshox Zebb Ultimate Rc2 170mm
Shock: Rockshox super deluxe ultimate Air
Wheels: Spank Oozy trail345 27.5, hex hub
Front tire: Maxxis assegai
Rear tire: Maxxis Minion
Derailleur: Sram GX eagle lunar
Cassette: Sram eagle 10-50T
Cranks: Sram GX eagle lunar
Pedals: Chromag Scarab
Seatpost: Sram Reverb stealth
Seat: Chromag overture

Special features with my build:

I have my dropper, rear brake and shifter cable all coming out the rider’s left side of the integrated housing and my front brake routed through my forks steerer tube. This gives me the ability to do barspins/tailwhips.

Why i like my new ride:

I am absolutely loving the Warden. It is by far the most capable, fun bike I have ever owned. It climbs super well and with the 170mm suspension it handles anything i throw at it with ease. To top it off, it jumps just like a small travel slope bike. The Warden is definitely the “quiver killer”.

My favorite place to ride:

I’d have to say my favorite place to ride is Kamloops, B.C. I love the fast speed of their trails and the wide variety it offers. It has everything from massive jump trails to fast, steep single track.

Intended use:

I bought this bike to do it all, from bike park laps to long enduro pedals and sessions at jumps. So far it has not disappointed.

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