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Knolly's Fugitive Gets Bump in Travel and Updated Geometry 10

131mm or 138mm out back, slacker head angle and steeper seat angle are just the beginning.

Knolly's Fugitive Gets Bump in Travel and Updated Geometry

When the Fugitive was launched in 2018, it was our first 29er and the first model to kick off our 5th Generation Fourby4 suspension design. Skip forward 3 years and we’re incredibly proud to release the next version of the Fugitive with some significant changes to the geometry. These fresh updates give the Fugitive an improved positioning for climbing and an even better ride performance on the downs. We’ve increased the reach in the cockpit, adjusted the seat tube angle, and incorporated a slacker head tube angle. All of these improvements culminate into the rider being more in-the-bike of this versatile 29er.

UPDATED GEO

The front end geometry gets a complete overhaul and the head angle is reduced by 0.5 degrees, the seat tube angle is increased a full degree and the effective top tube length is lengthened proportionally for each frame size. All of these changes contribute to a substantial increase in reach and wheelbase, providing a roomier cockpit while improving high speed stability and allowing the rider to be in a more aggressive position. The steeper seat tube angle and increased reach makes it feel even more competent and comfortable on long steep climbs. While the Fugitive is still a highly proficient technical trail bike, we didn't want to remove the "trail" from its abilities.

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MORE TRAVEL

We’ve bumped up the travel slightly and the Fugitive now features 138mm of rear travel and 150mm on the front for balanced performance. After seeing many of our riders over-fork the previous Fugitive, the geometry improvements now allow for better compatibility with 160mm forks. For those riders seeking a burly adventurous set up with a little less travel, the Fugitive can also run 131mm of rear travel and a 140mm fork.

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KNOLLY FEATURES THAT MAKE OUR BIKES UNIQUE

The updated Fugitive will continue to include our patented Fourby4 suspension, offset straight seat tube designs and premium materials.

    • Fork length: (incl headset): 565mm
    • Front Travel: 150mm
    • Rear Travel: 138mm
    • Wheel size and max width: 29" x 2.6"
    • Dropout/Hub Spec: 12 x 157mm
    • Seat post diameter: 31.6mm
    • Seat post insert depth: 300mm+
    • Dropper post range: Sizes Small and Medium: 175mm drop; Sizes Large and XL 175mm - 200+mm drop
    • Fork Offset: 44mm
    • Head set: 44mm upper & 56mm lower
    • Post collar: 35mm
    • Frame material: 6066 Aluminum, Custom Titanium Hardware
    • Internal cable routing with Di2 battery compartment: Yes
    • Upper chain guide mount: E-type direct mount (removable)
    • Chainguide Tabs: ISCG05 (removable)
    • BB Shell Spec: 73mm / threaded
    • Chainline: 55-57 with 56.5mm optimal
    • Rear Brake Tabs: Post mount 160mm
    • Two Geo settings: Slack or Neutral
    • Bottle mounts: Yes

    FOURBY4 SUSPENSION

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    The Fugitive's Fourby4 features fully progressive rear suspension which is designed to maximize rear shock performance and available traction in every situation, no matter how crazy things get.

    And like all our bikes, our Fourby4 suspension is designed to reduce the effect of brake “squat” thereby enabling the wheel to maintain contact with the ground and maximizing speed through the most challenging terrain. Our legendary pedalling traction is fine-tuned to ensure consistent pedaling performance - even in the jank - so you can get on the gas whenever you need to eliminate another second off your time.

    OFFSET STRAIGHT SEAT TUBE DESIGN (OSD)

    Our patented Knolly straight seat tube design allows our riders to transition effectively between a highly efficient pedaling position and the “attack position” required for aggressive riding. It enables the rider to drop the saddle on the downs and is critical in allowing maximum rear wheel travel while keeping the back wheel away from the seat tube under full compression. This design also enables us to run 200+mm dropper posts because our seat tubes are straight and un-interrupted.

    MATERIALS

    We’re known for building our bikes with super high quality aluminum and this model is constructed with 6066 series hydroformed aluminum alloy tubing. It’s the most advanced weldable tubing alloy available and has a combination of high tensile strength and excellent durability. It’s easy formability allows us to create complex shapes to maximize torsional stiffness and ensure a high performance, predictable ride.

    SIZING, PRICING, COLOURS & AVAILABILITY

    Our Fugitive comes in four frame sizes (S-XL) and we’re offering two build kit options: DP and EC kits. For this release, we’re serving up three great colour choices including purple with gold decals, raw with black, and anodized black with grey decals.

    Knolly Fugitive 138 DP Build Kit - $5310

    • FORK, 151 Kit: RockShox Lyrik 29" Ultimate RC2 150mm, 42mm Offset
    • HEADSET: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56
    • STEM: Spank Split Stem 35, 50mm
    • HANDLEBAR: Spank Oozy 35, 800mm, 25mm rise
    • GRIPS: Spank Spike 33
    • BRAKES: SRAM Code R
    • ROTORS: SRAM Centerline 200mm / 180mm
    • SHIFTER: SRAM GX Eagle
    • SEAT POST: SRAM Reverb Stealth 175mm, 31.6
    • SEAT COLLAR: Knolly
    • SADDLE: Spank Oozy 280
    • CRANKSET: SRAM GX Lunar 170 Black 30T Ring
    • BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB BSA SB+
    • DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX Eagle
    • CASSETTE: SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
    • CHAIN: SRAM GX Eagle
    • WHEELSET: Spank Oozy Trail 345 32h J-Bend, 29" 15x110 / 12x157
    • FRONT TIRE: Maxxis DHF 29" 2.3" 3C Maxx Terra EXO
    • REAR TIRE: Maxxis DHR2 29" 2.3" 3C Maxx Terra EXO

    Knolly Fugitive 138 EC Build Kit - $6210

    • Fork,151 Kit - Fox Float 36 Grip2 Factory 150mm,44mm offset
    • Headset: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56
    • Stem: RaceFace Aeffect R 35, 40mm
    • Handlebar: RaceFace Next R 35, 800mm 20mm Rise
    • Grips: Chromag Basis Black
    • Brakes: Shimano XT 4 Piston M8120
    • Rotors: Shimano XT 203mm / 180mm (6-Bolt) SM-RT76
    • Shifter: Shimano XT 12spd M8100 (I-Spec EV)
    • Seat Post: Fox Performance Series Elite, Fox 1by Lever
    • Seat Collar: Knolly
    • Saddle: Chromag Lynx DT
    • Crankset: Shimano XT M8130 30T, 170mm
    • Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT MT800 BSA, threaded
    • Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 12spd, Shadow Plus
    • Cassette: Shimano XT M8100 12spd, 10-51T, Hyperglide+
    • Chain: Shimano XT M8100
    • Wheelset: Industry Nine Enduro-S Hydra 28h Straight-Pull, 29" 15x110 / 12x157
    • FRONT TIRE: Maxxis DHF 29" 2.3" 3C Maxx Terra EXO
    • REAR TIRE: Maxxis DHR2 29" 2.3" 3C Maxx Terra EXO

    The Fugitive 138 complete bike pricing starts from $5310 USD and will be available for sale now at your Knolly Bikes Dealer and online: www.knollybikes.com.

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