Knolly Delirium Jenson SLX Bike
Freeride? Slopestyle? Shuttle DH? Park? Whatever you want to call it, the Knolly Delirium employs 27.5" wheels, 170mm of smooth travel and a bombproof aluminum frame to be whatever you want it be.
You can say the Knolly Delirium has a bit of a commitment issue. You can say its wishy washy, but in a good way. Designed and built upon the notion, "versatility," this big-mountain monster has always been known to elude industry labels. It has successfully bridged the gap between unyielding tough guy and playful child through its 27.5 wheel size, Knolly's own Fourby4 suspension system, a hydro-formed from 6066 frame, and 170mm of trail-taming travel. Once you've put the Delirium through the ringer and reviewed the scouting notes, it can be tweaked and configure in various ways, including its adjustable geometry, dual crown fork compatibility, massive tire clearance, and internal & external cable routing.
The stunningly constructed and meticulously hydroformed 6066 aluminum frame has been adorned with a component set aimed at high performance and durability by yours truly, JensonUSA. The Jenson SLX build features Shimano 1 x 11 SLX drivetrain components, Race Face Aeffect cranks and an SLX hydraulic disc brake set. The Fox Float Factory Fork brings massive hit compliance for the front end and the insanely nice Fox Float X2 helps with the 170mm of travel in the rear. Tubeless compatible Race Face Aeffect wheels are wrapped in Schalbe Hans Dampf rubber and the cockpit features a Race Face Evolve seatpost, Chromag Ranger stem and a 780mm wide Chromag Fubar handlbar.
- Hydroformed 6066 aluminum 27.5" frame is light, resilient and capable.
- Patented Four by 4 Linkage is extremely rigid provides 170mm of travel with exceptional pedaling dynamics, traction, and tracking capabilities.
- 1 x 11 Shimano SLX drivetrain has the reputation of being an extremely durable, light and precision based set of components.
- 170mm Fox 36 Float Factory makes for superior front end compliance and is designed specifically for today's modern all-mountain and enduro riders.
- Adjustable geometry and dual crown fork compatibility future-proof the bike and open it up to endless customization possibilities.
|Frame||Extensively hydroformed 6066 series alloy 27.5" 170mm travel frameset with Fourby4 suspension system, 12 x 142 rear axle, removable ISCG05 tabs, threaded BB and massive tire clearance|
|Fork||Fox 36 Float Factory 27.5", 170mm, 15x100mm|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float X2|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 ZS44/28.6 ZS56/40|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX 11-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX, GS Cage 11 Speed|
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect Cinch, 32t|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face|
|Chain||Shimano 105 CN-HG600 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX, 11-42t, 11 Speed|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc|
|Wheelset||Race Face Aeffect 27.5", Shimano 10/11 speed freehub|
|Tires||Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5x2.35, Performance|
|Handlebar||Chromag Fubar, 780mm Wide|
|Stem||Chromag Ranger, 60mm|
|Grips||Lizard Skins 494|
|Seatpost||Race Face Evolve|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|A: Seat Tube Length||373 |
|B: Effective Top Tube||590 |
|C: Stack||584 |
|D: Reach||420 |
|E: BB Height||354 |
|F: BB Drop||-||-||-||-|
|G: Head Tube Length||104 |
|H: Head Tube Angle||65.0 °||65.0 °||65.0 °||65.0 °|
|I: Seat Tube Angle||68.0 °||68.0 °||68.0 °||68.0 °|
|J: Standover Height||704 |
|K: Chainstay Length||429 |
|L: Wheelbase||1166 |
|Suggested Rider Height||Under 5'7"||5'7"-5'11"||5'11-6'2"||6'3"-6'4"|
I will say, the SLX components aren't exactly what I'd like, and I will definitely be getting a dropper post soon, but honestly, what bike REALLY feels good before you've replaced a couple pieces and personalized it a bit. All in all, great bike, ESPECIALLY at the discounted price.
The SLX version does not have a dropper post, which surprised me. If I had paid more than 6k for this bike, I'd be pretty irritated at having to spend another 2-3 hundred on a dropper. Who's going to ride a DH/enduro bike with a fixed seatpost?
Quibbles aside, though, the geometry of this thing is incredible and it's a really, really fun bike.
8 months ago
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