For starters, geometry is different. Just a head angle change would mean it isn't the same...I wonder if it is the same front triangle as the warden with a different rear triangle...
Similar by design for sure, but enough differences to be unique part numbers.I wonder if it is the same front triangle as the warden with a different rear triangle...
More bike than I can use as well, but if that Fourby4 magic works as well as it does on the Fugitive you may not lose much.Looks awesome. I'm surprised it doesn't have a bit more reach, bit the slack head angle and slightly longer rear are going to make this thing absolutely rail down hill. More bike than I can use... But really cool. Can't wait to see a blue one built.
I'm ordering off the hidden menu...159mm rear travel option! Gives it just enough to further differentiate from my Fugitive that I'm in no rush to get rid of.I am so stinking excited for the new Chili! The Fug is definitely plenty and just such a great bike, but chili... Probs gonna do a 160/151 build and grab a second fork and shock for funsies to have a 190/167 park bike. Man oh man, I can't wait!
Hi Glenngineer and alex345:Similar by design for sure, but enough differences to be unique part numbers.
I looking at this bike... it's a monster. I don't need it. My Fugitive is plenty. But damn...
I wonder if it's dual crown rated, like the Warden?
Also, really surprised we saw this before the Endo. Seems like all the talk was Endo, but I think this bike is obviously the bigger market potential - big 29ers are all the rage.
Was thinking about that one too, an excellent option indeed! Hits the bridge of all three.. If my Fug weren't promised to a buddy, I'd probably go that route. Actually I still might :lol:I'm ordering off the hidden menu...158mm rear travel option! Gives it just enough to further differentiate from my Fugitive that I'm in no rush to get rid of.
Hi cabochob:I wonder how the shock behavior 60 mm vs 65 mm stroke. The shock look the same (205 eye to eye) but only stroke length differ from the 151 mm and the 168 mm Chilcotin. Do you think that having a 60 mm stroke can make the shock bottoming out quickly? Does by having the same sag on both shock size can result in a highest air pressure in the lower stroke setup can affect the plushness of the shock? Just curious about behavior difference of the 2 shock strokes