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So there are now some pics available of the production versions of the new Knolly Delirium T (as well as the latest version of the V-tach).

I was at the test of metal a few weeks back, and had a good long look at the Delirium T. What a great looking frame. Noel has managed to keep the high quality that is in the V-tach into the Delirium as well (not a big surprise really as all of the prototypes looked amazing). Time to start saving my pennies to add another Knolly into my collection........
 

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Where?

Where is the Free Radical with the new logo design?
 

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Other then the shock, whats the difference?

I kinda feel like i'm playing that game where there are two almost identical pics, and I have to figure out whats missing from each. ;)
 

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So there are now some pics available of the production versions of the new Knolly Delirium T (as well as the latest version of the V-tach).
When I saw your post, I was thinking that you got some pictures of the completed frames and I got excited. I don't think that is a full production model yet (on the Delirium) from what Noel said in a previous post with that picture. I think there is something different on the production rear triangle (curved stays maybe?).

I can't wait to get mine!!!
 

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When I saw your post, I was thinking that you got some pictures of the completed frames and I got excited. I don't think that is a full production model yet (on the Delirium) from what Noel said in a previous post with that picture. I think there is something different on the production rear triangle (curved stays maybe?).

I can't wait to get mine!!!
I am going to try and leave work early so I can hook up with him for a ride tonight. Will hopefully get the details and will report back. Not so sure about the curved seat stays though.......
 

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Where is the Free Radical with the new logo design?
Hey Rhesus#17:

The Free Radical is being delayed to an early 2007 model year release - we have a huge back order on the Delirium T frames and are working on getting those out the door first (we just got the V-tach frames in stock last month). Also, we've done some redesign on the Free Radical to make the frame better in a lot of ways:

-we've managed to drop over half a pound of weight that really wasn't necessary on the frame.
-the back end of the original frames was probably a little too solid
-we are looking at getting the cost down a small amount on the frames as well. Don't worry - we're not going to sacrifice any quality - however, we've redesigned a few key parts to just be smarter
-the frames are going to now come wtih ISCG05 and also be able to accept a conventional band clamp front derailleur.

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Other then the shock, whats the difference?

I kinda feel like i'm playing that game where there are two almost identical pics, and I have to figure out whats missing from each.
Ya, upon first view they look very similar, but the truth is that the two frames feature about 75% different parts. The look and style is obviously very similar as is the suspension performance (why mess with a good thing!). The new 5.5" bike that we're working on starts to stray away from the V-tach / Delirium T desing - mainly for ONE feature - being able to mount a water bottle!

Anyway, it you look closely, you can see several differences apart from the shock:

-Look at the replaceable dropouts, and the lower seat stay assembly
-look at the chainstay: the V-tach's has more drop and has larger tubes
-Look at the top tube - Delirium T's is much lighter duty
-The shock mounts are different - the head angle adjustment is built into the DElirium T's
-The Rocker links are different - the V-tach's head angle adjustment is built into it's rocker links while the DElirium T's are quite a bit more simple
-The head tubes (not obvious) are different as well: the Delirium T's head tube is lighter duty - 1mm less wall thickness and internally relieved.

The Delirium T also features our new 1 piece custom drawn / butted seat tube - this will make it's way over to out other frames as well. The first 31.6 full length seat tube on the market I think specifically designed for long seat tube insertions (that just sounds wrong doesn't it?).

And as RobsterCraw mentioned, there is about 3 pounds difference in frame weight.

Cheers!

Noel
 

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Thanks

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Beautiful frames Noel. Any chance I could see one in person next time I'm in Vancouver?
 

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Beautiful frames Noel. Any chance I could see one in person next time I'm in Vancouver?
Definitely:

Let me know the next time you're up here - just give me a few days warning if possible. We can arrange for a demo as well (might as well since you're at "the Shore" :) Late August through the middle of October is pretty much a write-off for me, as there are three trade shows that I'll be attending, so I'll be out of town for pretty much a month's worth of time. but other than that I'll pretty flexible.

Contact information can be found on our website www.knollybikes.com

Cheers!

Noel
 
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