Fugitive DP (Dawn Patrol) starting at $4650 USD

FORK: RockShox Pike 29" Ultimate RC2 Silver 140mm, 42mm Offset HEADSET: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56 STEM: Spank Split 35, 50mm HANDLEBAR: Spank Oozy Trail 35, 800mm, 25mm rise GRIPS: Spank Spike 33 BRAKES: SRAM G2 Ultimate ROTORS: SRAM Centerline 180mm / 180mm SHIFTER: SRAM GX Eagle Lunar SEAT POST: SRAM Reverb Stealth 175mm, 31.6 SEAT COLLAR: Knolly bolt on SADDLE: Spank Oozy 280 CRANKSET: SRAM GX Eagle Lunar, Dub, 30T, 170mm BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB BSA SB+ DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX Eagle Lunar 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 WHEELSET UPGRADE: Industry Nine Enduro-S Hydra 28h Straight-Pull, 29" 15x110 / 12x157 Starting at $4650 USD or $6299 CAD BUY NOW

Fugitive EC (Extra Credit)     starting at $5180 USD

FORK: RockShox Pike 29" Ultimate RC2 Silver 140mm, 42mm Offset HEADSET: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56 STEM: RaceFace Aeffect R 35x50mm HANDLEBAR: RaceFace Next R 35x800mm 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: RaceFace Turbine R 175mm, 1by Turbine-R remote SEAT COLLAR: Knolly SADDLE: Chromag Lynx DT CRANKSET: Shimano XT M8130 12spd 30T, 170mm BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano XT MT800 BSA DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT M8100 12spd, Shadow Plus CASSETTE: Shimano XT M8100 12spd, 10-51T, Hyperglide+ CHAIN: Shimano XT M8100 12spd 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 WHEELSET UPGRADE OPTION: Industry Nine Enduro-S Hydra 28h Straight-Pull, 29" 15x110 / 12x157 Starting at $5180 USD or $6906 CAD BUY NOW


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Fugitive LT 




Our Fugitive takes the 29er trail bike and raises it to another level. Built to be an epic trail smasher it has the highest level of pedaling efficiency we have engineered into our bikes and yet it still maintains that famous Knolly traction. Push the limits of what you can climb, push the limits of how far you can ride and push your limits on every descent. The Fugitive is ready for it. 

"The frame is impressively stiff for aluminum, without being harsh, and the suspension offers a near-perfect mix of traction, pedal-ability, ground hugginess and pop. It has the suppleness and capability of a long-travel bike, but it only actually has 135 millimeters—and is progressive enough to supply that telltale short-travel liveliness."





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.


Fugitive shock fitment specifications

Shock size: 185 x 50 / Reducer & hardware spec: Top - Trunnion mount, Bottom M8 X 25mm.

FOX & ROCKSHOX base tune = CL, RM, Climb L (if specified). 



Only Knolly Fourby4 suspension can achieve balance in all four of these categories with no compromise. We can build the bike to deliver the exact ride experience desired which means our bikes are some the best performance full suspension bikes on the market.



The rear triangle pivots determine the rear wheel axle path and the anti brake jack characteristics of the frame.  The chainstay pivot placement means the brakes do not lock up the suspension.

The linkage pivots are isolated from the rear wheel axle path and they are directly responsible for the progressive nature of the rear suspension. For more tech nerdy info on our Fourby4 check out our suspension page.



+Rear Travel: 120mm or 4.72"

+Wheel Size & Max Width: 29" x 2.6"

DT rear QR, axle 205.3 / 176.3 long, 1.0 thread pitch.axle included. All dimension here

+Headset: 44mm upper & 56mm lower

+Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm

+Post Collar: Size 35.0mm

+Seatpost insertion depth: 280+mm

+170/175mm dropper post will fit most riders

+6066 series hydroformed alloy frameset

+Low stress pivot locations rotate on new long lasting premium BLACK IGUS bushings

+Internal cable routing with Di2 battery compartment

+Industry leading geometry - Long reach, Low bb height and standover

+Front Derailleur: E-type direct mount

+Dual ring compatible

+Chainguide Tabs: ISCG05 (removable)

+BB Shell Spec: 73mm / threaded

+Chainline: 55-57 with 56.5mm optimal

+Rear Brake Tabs: Post mount 160mm

+Two geometry settings allow you to fine-tune your ride experience

+Bottle mounts will fit a bottle even with  a reservoir shock



Cranks and BB for the Fugitive

With our new 157TRAIL rear end the chainline on the Fugitive and Fugitive LT is in the 55-57mm range with 56.5mm being optimal. There are a number of ways to get cranks to fit our frames so here are some helpful facts:

  • SRAM's new DUB system comes in two versions. Regular and SB+. The regular version works on the Fugitive but you have to switch to a zero offset chainring (see below). The SB+ version has a bottom bracket, cranks and chainring combination that works perfectly on the Fugitive. The X01, GX, and Descendant 7k DUB SB+ cranks have a longer axle and a wider BB spacer that works with 157TRAIL. All the DUB BB's are the same.

  • A standard SRAM crank with a zero offset chainring - One-Up and Chromag both have a great option - will work but it does limit the largest ring size on the front to 32t.

  • Any direct mount Raceface crank with a flipped Direct Mount ring will work. Raceface rings come with a 3mm offset so when the ring is removed and flipped (the teeth profile works like this as well) it becomes a -3mm offset and the chainline works on the Fugitive. For a 1x system you can run a flipped ring on the Next SL, Next R, and Turbine cranks with a 134mm axle, or the Atlas and SIXC with the 136mm axle, or the Aeffect and Ride Cinch cranks with 137mm axle. For a 2x system you can run the Next SL, Next R or Turbine with a 143mm axle and a Boost spider. Helpful graphic for chainline.

  • Shimano offers their cranks with a +3 option (the part number should have a "B" on the end like this: FC-M8000-B). The axle length and BB are the same as their standard cranks so the offset is worked into the chainring mount. This system will work as both a 1x and a 2x option on the Fugitive. NOTE: this set up requires one spacer between the BB and the frame on the drive side. Maximum size chainring is a 32t ring with this setup. The XTR, XT and SLX cranks in this configuration work on the Fugitive.

  • FSA has 5 different MTN cranks that work with our 157TRAIL rear. Their system is very simple - you simply move one spacer from between the crank and the spider to between the spider and the BB to provide the right chainline. 

Fork Offset for the Fugitive

Recently there has been a lot of talk about fork offset in the bike industry. The simple truth is that you can run either offset on our Fugitive (or any bike) - you just need to understand how the bike will ride with a shorter or longer offset fork. 

  • With a longer offset (51mm) the bike corners better in tight singletrack and has slightly quicker handling but it gives up a bit of stability at high speed. 

  • In the shorter offset (42 to 44) the bike is more raked out so it is more stable and performs better at high speeds but in tech climbs, switchbacks, and slower stuff, the bike is a bit more to get around and the front end can feel floppy. 

  • Depending on travel, a shorter offset will change the wheelbase between 5-7mm which amounts to an almost insignificant half a percent (0.5%) of the total wheel base.

As with all geometry changes, advantages in one area are achieved at the sacrifice elsewhere. Fork offset is a simply another tool/adjustment for riders to customize the handling of the bike to suit their riding style and the terrain they ride. 

For frame schematics and torque spec click here

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