Knolly Delirium Freeride Full Suspension

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Knolly Delirium Freeride Full Suspension 

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Knolly Delirium Entry Kit Complete:The Delirium stands alone as the gold standard to which all other aggressive all mountain and free ride frames are compared. No other product in the market achieves such a perfect balance of full on...

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[May 03, 2017]
chim chestnut
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

light for what it is, great suspension, not much pedal bob or brake jack, sweet brakes, fork and shock

Weakness:

not much

amazing

Similar Products Used:

Norco team dh, Norco sasquatch, Brodie miscreant, kona stinky

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 14, 2017]
tbone1000
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Knolly totally dialed in the sweet spot of freeride / DH-capable while leaving poppiness / flickability on the trail. Handles great on trail, berms, and jumps, lets you point/plow or get poppy off roots and rocks so long as you weight the bike up properly.

Weakness:

A bit of bob on the climbs without a rear shock climb switch (both CC DBA CS and Fox X2 CS are highly recommended from personal experience). Carries a couple of pounds over mid-travel / enduro bikes on the climbs, but you don't buy this bike because you live to climb. Orange paint (i.e. not the anodized black) susceptible to rocks and chainslap chips - tape and/or lower frame guards are highly recommended.

This bike rides like it was built for freeride and recreational DH riding, but it still climbs anywhere you need it to go. Very intuitive bike, will corner, hop, jump, and flick on command with great stability and trail feedback, only shows a bit of skittishness on severe braking bumps. Quite forgiving on botched/cased jumps, rock gardens, and DH drops. Climbs well on normal trail and digs in surprisingly well on steep technical sections.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 07, 2016]
cellphonenut
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Riders position and leverage while needing to pedal hard, cornering fast, cornering fast on loose uneven terrain, flick ability, Uphill traction and ease, stiffness, build quality, looks by folks whom are hard core mountain bikers. There's more but I'm a terrible typist and would like t get this review posted tis week!!!!!

Weakness:

Sometimes the guy that keeps knocking actually is doing a better job tan the corporate giants. Sit down and listen, you'll like what you hear.

Talkin about 2016 Delirium I'm so happy my curiosity got the best of me. I saw one on my local trail out here in Las Vegas NV. At 1st I thought Hmmmm maybe some generic brand, whatever. Shame on me !! Few days later I noticed the Knolly Delirium while internet shopping on JensonUSA . Again I say Hmmmm maybe not a generic brand. Why would I entertain looking a new rigs when I just purchased a new 2016 SC 5010. Well because the SC 5010 as well as it rode just wasn't good enough. It wanted to vibrate out from underneath me every time things got rough. And although the uphill performance and cornering ability beat out the Yeti it was at the peril of the way to low BB.That's easy, lets make the BB low so it corners better, easy. Sell em large hire Rat Boy, easy. Don't get me wrong Santa Cruz is a awesome company and bike. Knolly didn't do it like that, they did their homework and then some!! This bike climbs like nothing else I've experienced. Its hard to put my finger on it but once you start to grind the bike just seams to "settle in to your body geometry" if you will. Descents ?? Forget about it. The less you try the better it rides. Oh and lets not forget about cornering, high BB never bottoming yet tracks like on rails. Knolly has conquered this uncanny ability to produce the best handling traits while maintaining the character of a true mountain bike. No other brand has achieved this to date that I know of. After careful analysis of many reviews (thank you MTBR), blogs and Knolly's own site I rolled the dice only to hit double sixes !! Like a earlier reviewer has already quoted," I to will ride this Knolly as long as I can." I can't see how it can get much better. (please make the Delirium in Carbon Noel) :-)

Similar Products Used:

GF Roscoe, Yeti SB66c, Santa Cruz 5010c 2

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 29, 2013]
Gnarlon Sloap
Downhiller

Strength:

Super awesome on anything. I can't beleive how grat this bike is. Manuals easy considering how long it is in the slack setting.

Weakness:

Bearings need replacing somewhat often. And that price tag. DAMN.

Totally great bike. I've ridden it on supergnar and madflow trails and it slays it all. If you find a used frame for under $1100, GO FOR IT! Super rad.

Similar Products Used:

Giant Reign X.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 11, 2012]
Jamie Harrison

Strength:

The reviews sum up pretty much everything that can be said about this bike. If you love freeriding, jumping, downhill, but also need to include pedaling uphill for health benefits and are in the market for the best overall do it all bike look no further. I take this bike down 800ft then pedal back up 800ft 2 or 3 times a week on my local trails.

Weakness:

NOTHING!

AWESOME BIKE!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 24, 2012]
bubba13
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Versatile and has great balance. Frame is laterally stiff (even with a 10mm axle) and pedals amazingly well for a bike with 170mm of travel.

Weakness:

Can be difficult to clean all of the nooks around the bottom bracket. Cable routing for a front deraileur could be better.

The Knolly Delirium is an excellent frame. It can be built up from an AM machine to DH lite and work extremely well in both uses. The only bike I can really compare it to is the 2011 Trek Scratch that I rode on a demo day. The Trek was a good on rough trail at high speed, but it doesn't come close in any other area compared to the Delirium. I have yet to use this bike to it's full potential and probably never will. For me, this is a heavy duty trail bike that gets plenty of XC mileage mixed in with some days of sane jumps and drops and DH runs.


Similar Products Used:

Demo ride on a Trek Scratch with a 180 Van RC2.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 21, 2011]
monstertiki
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Versatile, very versatile, stiff frame, plush suspension, can mount a front deraileur, uninterupted seat tube. Easily adjustible shockmount raises bottom bracket and changes headangle. Bike feels very balanced.

Weakness:

Maybe a little heavy for some, e-type bottom bracket.

This bike is awesome and has definitely elevated my confidence when it comes to jumping taking more aggressive lines.

Similar Products Used:

pitch pro, banshee spitfire

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 30, 2011]
Psycho Mike
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Doesn't pedal as heavy as it weighs, no flex (and I say this as a solid clyde class rider), does very well going and absolutely slays going down.

Weakness:

Weight may be an issue for some (thought the new Delirium is a little lighter).

From the 50+ km "shake down" ride to my hitting the local singletrack a lot harder than I used to for hours on end, this bike is proving to me why everyone calls it "the one" bike.

Unless you are racing XC or doing pretty much exclusive DH runs, this bike seems to be able to handle it all fairly well. As a trail bike, sure it may be a tad heavy (but for someone of my size, the added weight is not noticeable)...as an AM bike, it shines and gobbles whatever your legs and brain will allow you to throw at it (or throw yourself off off). For FR and some urban stuff, it does well and for DH, if you're not super big, it'll work until you can get a proper DH rig.

The frame is super stiff and the suspension works extremely well. The result is a frame that inspires confidence in the AM/FR type riding it is intended for. On stuff that my old single-pivot got really sketchy on, this frame has been rock solid.

Similar Products Used:

I've owned and tried a number of bikes...some lighter, a few heavier...mostly stuff from Fisher, Trek, Kona and SC.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 17, 2011]
mortifiedpenguin
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

strong, inspires confidence, adjustable. climbs and descends better than many bikes built specifically for each respective task.

Weakness:

I tire of weight weenies who level undue criticism at this bike. it is one tough AM/FR bike. it is not an XC bike. if you are tough enough to pedal it up hills, it will reward you with excellent efficiency and incredible traction. if you are a 60kg chicken leg then go a single ring and push the thing to the top... Similarly please don't start up about price. ALL boutique bikes cost a fair bit. Usually you get what you pay for. Most certainly in the case of the Knolly DT. Ride it back to back with a stinky and tell me they are in the same league. best mid range bike to compete with it would be a well specced FSR big hit - and even so it will not handle AM duty like the DT.

I will ride this until the frame is no longer serviceable. i may own a better DH bike one day. I may own a better XC bike... however.... THIS BIKE OWNS THE AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SCENE. do the same equations i did: over 30 reviews, average rating is 5/5. There is nothing more to say right? wrong. Repeat for those who need to be told 37 times: If you want a bike that is tough, reliable, confidence inspiring in descents, playful and jumpy, while being stable and ploughish when needed - that can, in addition, pedal like a champ... this is it. please read the other reviews, with the exception of any weight/price comments - I agree 100% Thank you to everyone who helped this bike make production - it has made my riding so much more enjoyable :D

Similar Products Used:

its been said before, nothing comes close... a demo or similar has the edge in a descent, a pivot mach 4 should prove easier to pedal up a hill and a 29er will see you pedalling all day and feeling fresher - but none of the afore mentioned can "do it all" in the fashion this bike does.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 19, 2010]
Luke Fennell
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Plush, Bottemless Suspension, Corners Amazing, Soaks up jumps and drops amazing

Weakness:

Long sustained logging road climbs, a little heavy, price

The Seven Summits, Fernie, Nelson (Baldface etc.), Kamloops 3 towers, Harper, Kaslo Suffer Fest, Mtn Seven, North Shore, The Dump Victoria, Mt. Tzouhalem (Duncan), Cumberland, A random DH race in Idaho, Cranbrook Community Forest, Sunpeaks, SilverStar, Kicking Horse, Slayed them all! I was looking for the bike to ride anything and everything in BC, Im pretty sure i found it.
The bike Is better than me and im not sure i will ever push the limits of this bike.

Similar Products Used:

Remedy Climbs better but there is no comparison on the way down

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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