Knolly Fugitive

Introducing the "Epic Trail Smasher"

KNOLLY FUGITIVE

Fugitive takes the 29er trail bike and raises it to another level. Knolly set out to make what they call an “epic trail smasher” that would be able to offer a ginormous amount of traction while gaining the pedalling efficiency that will make it as great for a rider to pick through a technical climb as it will carving out lines down a hyper crazy trail.
CLIENT
Knolly
ROLE
Industrial Design, Mechanical Design
Compatibility
Forward and backwards compatible... that's how we roll. Want to run a front derailleur? No problem. Are you single ring for life? No problem. Upper chain guide? No problem. Lower bash guard? You get the picture.
Titanium Pivots
We designed our own custom titanium pivot hardware because off-the-shelf options were not up to our standards. This hardware acts as a fastener, axle and bearing cover. These are CNC machined from bar-stock black titanium. There are cheaper and easier ways to design a pivot, but they do not fit with our no compromise philosophy.  
Threaded BB Shell
We use threaded BB’s on all our frames. Why? Well, because they don’t suck. We are all riders and we have all spent time on press fit BB’s and from our experience threaded is the only way to go.

Uninterrupted Seat Tube
One of the great benefits of the Fourby4 system is that it allows our frames to have full length, straight seat tubes. That means whatever your rider height/seatpost length combination is - it will work on a Knolly. Shorter riders rejoice - you can have a 150mm dropper post too!

FOURby4 Suspension 
Yes, you see an extra linkage here. This is the secret sauce in the Fourby4 design. It allows us to decouple the performance aspects of the rear suspension, which means we can fine-tune each bike to match its intended purpose. Put simply - the lower linkage controls the rear wheel axle path, and the upper linkage controls the shock progression.