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Knolly’s Chilcotin Will get Gen 6 Body, Goes a Little Extra Enduro

Knolly’s Chilcotin is the newest MTB to get the model’s technology 6 body updates, however that’s not all that’s been revised for 2024. Apart from new body options the Chilcotin now presents a tad extra journey, up to date suspension kinematics, and revised geometry.

Knolly has massaged the Chilcotin into an general extra aggressive bike, making it the plain alternative inside their lineup for Enduro riders. As with the earlier Chilcotin Knolly presents two rear journey choices, now at 155mm or 170mm. Excellent news for shorter riders is the Chilcotin is now out there in a small body measurement, because it used to vary from M-XL.

Knolly Chilcotin – Key Specs:

Knolly Chilcotin Gen 6, side

The brand new Chilcotin frames are produced from 6066 aluminum. This bike is simply bought with 29” wheels… Knolly didn’t present geometry for a mixed-wheel setup, however they confirmed there’s no cause you possibly can’t run a 27.5” rear wheel within the Chilcotin.

The Chilcotin’s rear journey has been barely bumped from the earlier technology’s 151/167mm choices to 155mm or 170mm. The 155mm bikes include 160mm forks and the 170mm fashions are fitted with 170mm forks. Knolly does be aware that both mannequin’s body (as they’re equivalent) can deal with forks between 160-180mm journey.

Knolly Chilcotin Gen 6, rear angleKnolly Chilcotin Gen 6, rear angle

The Chilcotin options Knolly’s well-established Fourby4 suspension linkage, which has been up to date for all of the Gen 6 bikes. The revised linkage presents elevated pedaling dynamics, offering a 15% enchancment in pedaling response. The leverage curve has additionally been refined to offer extra sensitivity and barely extra bottom-out resistance. Knolly tuned the brand new bikes so the shock’s mid-stroke will provide stable help for environment friendly pedaling with out sacrificing traction.

Body Particulars:

The Chilcotin continues with Knolly’s Path 157 rear axle spacing, and the rear finish can run as much as 2.6” vast tires. Gen 6 Knollys are actually SRAM UDH suitable, and so they include the model’s personal CNC-machined aluminum UDH hanger (which is stronger and stiffer than SRAM’s).

Knolly Chilcotin Gen 6, frame, close upKnolly Chilcotin Gen 6, frame, close up

Together with Knolly’s different Sixth-generation frames, the Chilcotin now presents size-specific chainstay lengths. One different replace is straighter high tubes for a low standover peak and higher aesthetics. Knolly additionally went to a one-piece monoblock rocker hyperlink, which will increase stiffness and reduces lateral stress on the shock mount. Whereas the straighter high tube stands out visually, practically each tube has been up to date for the Gen 6 bikes.

Knolly’s new frames now make use of Enduro bearings in all pivot factors and have flat tooling at bearing areas to make elimination and servicing simpler. Additionally, the up to date decrease shock mount now makes use of a 30mm axle so it’s suitable with Fox’s Curler Bearing Shock kits.

Knolly Chilcotin Gen 6, rider, steepKnolly Chilcotin Gen 6, rider, steep

With a totally straight seat tube, the Chilcotin presents glorious dropper submit compatibility. A small body can run a 175mm journey submit, and sizes medium and up can run 200mm+ posts. The frames’ seat masts settle for 31.6mm diameter posts.

Different particulars embody a 73mm threaded BB shell with detachable ISCG-05 tabs and 180mm brake submit mounts. The frames characteristic inner cable routing and apparently – a compartment for a Shimano Di2 battery.

The Chilcotin has one water bottle mount on the down tube, and Knolly has added an adjunct mount on the underside of the highest tube for on-bike instruments, and many others.


The Chilcotin presents two geometry settings through Impartial or Slack positions for the decrease shock mount. Switching between the 2 alters the top tube and seat tube angles by 0.5°, and alters BB peak by 10mm. There are very minor results on different geo figures that aren’t proven within the charts.

Chilcotin 160/155 Geo:

Knolly Chilcotin 155 geoKnolly Chilcotin 155 geo
Please be aware, the best fringe of the geo charts are minimize off however all of the numbers are seen.

Apparently, Knolly has determined to go fairly lengthy with attain numbers, because the medium body now measures a whopping 487mm. I at the moment personal a 5th technology Chilcotin (medium) so I instantly observed the attain has jumped significantly from 466mm.

The brand new body’s head tube angles are marginally slacker at 64.25/64.75°. Chainstay lengths are actually size-specific, however the 442mm size on the brand new medium is 4mm longer than my Fifth-generation body.

Curiously, whereas Knolly says their straighter high tube retains standover peak low, it has really elevated on the Chilcotin. The place my Chilcotin’s curvy high tube presents a standover peak of 710mm, the brand new body is listed at 730mm. Stack peak stays precisely the identical at 626mm, and the brand new Chilcotin’s BB stays fairly low at 336/346mm for slack/impartial settings. See the above chart for all different figures.

Chilcotin 170/170 Geo:

Knolly Chilcotin 170 geoKnolly Chilcotin 170 geo

There are just a few variations in geometry between the longer and shorter journey Chilcotins. First off, the 170mm mannequin has half a level slacker head tube angles at 63.75/64.25°. The seat tube angles are additionally 0.5° slacker.

Attain numbers are 4mm shorter on the 170/170, however rear-end lengths don’t change between the 2 bikes. With an extended fork and shock, the Chilcotin 170/170’s BB peak is 3mm greater, its standover peak goes up by 3-4mm throughout all sizes, and its stack peak is 630mm. These are just a few examples of slight variations between the 2 fashions, try the charts to crunch all of the numbers.

Mannequin Lineup:

Knolly Chilcotin Gen 6, side, forestKnolly Chilcotin Gen 6, side, forest

Between the 2 journey choices and 4 totally different construct kits, there will likely be eight fashions of the brand new Chilcotin. For full specs go to Knolly’s web site; the mannequin names point out the componentry stage of every.

Chilcotin 160/155:

  • Deore: $4499
  • GX/PSE: $5299
  • GX/Manufacturing facility: $5499
  • XT: $5799

Chilcotin 170/170:

  • Deore: $4499
  • GX/PSE: $5399
  • GX/Manufacturing facility: $5599
  • XT: $5899
Knolly Chilcotin Gen 6, jumpKnolly Chilcotin Gen 6, jump
*Pictures c. Knolly Bikes

The brand new Chilcotin will likely be out there in 4 colours: Uncooked, Laguna Blue, Kelly Inexperienced Fade to Black, and Ano Black. Please be aware the pink Chilcotin proven within the photographs is a staff mannequin solely.

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Hector Antonio Guzman German
Dr. Hector A. Guzman
Graduado de Doctor en medicina en la universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo en el año 2004. Luego emigró a la República Federal de Alemania, dónde se ha formado en medicina interna, cardiologia, Emergenciologia, medicina de buceo y cuidados intensivos.


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