GRAVEL / ROAD

40mm

COMPLETE BIKE PRICING

Frame and Fork $1250 USD / $1666 CAD


Cache frame complete with seat collar, front derailleur mount, rear DT axle and cable guides plus a reduced price on our Carbon fork. Headset not included.




Shimano GRX 810 $3799 USD / $5065 CAD


FORK: Knolly Carbon 700x42c, 398 Axle to Crown, 12x100mm HEADSET: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56 STEM: Easton EA70 AX 31.8 (60-90cm) HANDLEBAR: Easton EA70 AX 31.8 (42-46cm) GRIPS: Easton Bar Tape Pinline Logo Black BRAKES: Shimano GRX 810 ROTORS: Shimano SM-RT64 160/140mm (Centerlock) SHIFTER: Shimano GRX 810 Flat Mount Brakes SEAT POST: RaceFace Turbine 31.6x400mm SEAT COLLAR: Knolly SADDLE: SDG Duster P CRANKSET: Shimano GRX 810 11spd 46-30T, 172.5mm BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano Ultegra 68mm BSA DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX 810 2x11spd (Braze-On Front) CASSETTE: Shimano Ultegra HG80000 11spd, 11-34T CHAIN: Shimano HG701 11spd WHEELSET: Easton EA70 AX 28h, 12x100 / 12x142 FRONT TIRE: Maxxis Ravager EXO 700x40c REAR TIRE: Maxxis Rambler EXO 700x40c




Shimano GRX 600 $2899 USD / $3865 CAD


FORK: Knolly Carbon 700x42c, 398 Axle to Crown, 12x100mm HEADSET: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56 STEM: Easton EA50 AX 31.8 (60-90cm) HANDLEBAR: Easton EA70 AX 31.8 (42-46cm) GRIPS: Easton Bar Tape Pinline Logo Black BRAKES: Shimano GRX 600 ROTORS: Shimano SM-RT64 160/140mm (Centerlock) SHIFTER: Shimano GRX 600 Flat Mount Brakes SEAT POST: RaceFace Ride XC 31.6x375mm SEAT COLLAR: Knolly SADDLE: SDG Duster P CRANKSET: Shimano GRX 600 11spd 46-30T, 172.5mm BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano Ultegra 68mm BSA DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX 810 2x11spd (Braze-On Front) CASSETTE: Shimano 105 HG700 11spd, 11-34T CHAIN: Shimano HG601 11spd WHEELSET: Shimano RS370 24h, 12x100 / 12x142 FRONT TIRE: Maxxis Ravager EXO 700x40c REAR TIRE: Maxxis Rambler EXO 700x40c





 

THE 2020 CACHE STEEL 

Building off the momentum of our Cache Titanium release, we wanted to offer a model in steel. Same craftsmanship and overall features as the Ti but in a material that gives a premium ride with the unique feel and durability of steel. Plus, this Cache delivers the versatility you demand for your every gravel adventure, while still leaving a little in the bank to support your next cycling getaway. 

When looking at materials, steel was the perfect option for our second gravel bike. Similar to other substances, all steels are not equivalent and for this model we selected air hardened steel because it’s not only a premium choice, but it’s also malleable so that we could customize and craft the tubing to the exact spec’s we needed. In addition, it’s heat treated to give high strength and durability which means your Cache will deliver for years to come. When in the mountains, it’s compliant nature ensures a comfortable ride for long days in the saddle. Plus, you can load up it knowing that this stable frame can carry heavy loads while still offering a precise and predictable ride.

All our steel tubes are butted so that the walls are thicker where it’s welded and thinner in the middle. This reduces weight while also ensuring you have the strength needed for welding the tube ends. In addition, we know you’re going to push this bike hard in all weather conditions, so we applied an ED anti-corrosion coating on the interior and exterior of all our tubes. It’s not an industry standard that you’ll find on most bikes, but it’s another detail we’re super proud of.

Check out the full development story here.

KNOLLY CRAFTSMANSHIP

 

In keeping with true Knolly standards, of the seven Cache steel tubes (two top tubes, two down tubes, seat tube, chain stay and seat stay), all are custom and most of them required new or modified production tooling. In particular, we wanted to highlight the Cache seat tube. Instead of being completely straight, our Cache is curved, butted and follows the shape of the wheel. This elegant tube not only looks stunning but it also provides tire and fender clearance and vertical compliance through the seat post to the rider.

We also paid close attention to the design area near the chainstay, where the cross-section changes from a classic oval shape near the BB and tire, to trapezoidal at the dropouts. We’ve provided external chainstay cable routing on the bottom side, for a clean, simple and easy to access location.

 

While we know that most Cache customers will install a rigid fork on their bike, being predominantly a mountain bike company, we wanted a short travel fork option. This meant that we needed to bend a very large diameter steel downtube near the headtube. We required the downtube to be strong but we also wanted to ensure that we had clearance for short travel gravel specific suspension forks such as the Fox 32 Stepcast AX and MRP Baxter.

PROGRESSIVE GEOMETRY

 

Utilizing our mountain bike expertise, we wanted to offer a bike that felt comfortable on both short and long-haul rides, as well as multi-surface terrains. We designed the Cache with a longer front center and a shorter stem to ensure it had optimal handling to expertly manage technical corners, while still being predictable, stable and comfortable on epic adventure rides.

VERSATILITY WITH INTUITIVE FEATURES

Our riders wanted one bike that could deliver the highest level of performance, reliability and durability. With no compromises on features, this Cache delivers.

 

The Cache steel features a DT Swiss RWS rear axle, custom CNC’d dropouts, supports 1by or 2by, 3 water bottle mounts, rack mounts, and external cable housing with cable guides along the downtube to ensure easy and quick service-ability. This ride is offered in three great colour options: Midnight Blue/Black, Blue Sky Camo, Green Grey. We’re proud of the Cache steel, as we know it will deliver strong on your next gravel, single-track or urban adventure.

 

The Knolly carbon gravel fork is designed to be one of the lightest and stiffest performance gravel forks on the market.  

Featuring a rigid tapered steerer, compliant lowers, large tire clearance,

and discrete fender mounts,

this fork is the perfect fit to showcase the Cache.

 

FORK SPECS

A/C Length: 398mm

Offset: 48mm

Steerer: 1.5 Taper

Steerer Length: 300mm 

Disc Brake: Flatmount w/ internal routing

Headset: 44mm upper & 56mm lower

Hub: 100 x 12mm Thru Axle

Tire Clearance: 700c x 45mm or 27.5" x 2.1"

Weight: 465g with DT Swiss RWS Axle

Fender Mounts (back side of crown and bottom of dropouts)

 

GEOMETRY / TECHNICAL (ALL SIZES)

Seat Tube Angle: 72.5

Effective Seat Tube Angle: 74

Chainstay Length: 422

BB Height (40mm tire): 276

BB drop: 75

BB size: 68mm threaded

Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm

Fork AC Length: 402mm (397mm Fork + 5mm Headset)

Front Derailleur Mounting: Braze On Type

Rear Hub Spacing: 142 x 12mm 

Tire Clearance: 700c 45mm 

Tire Clearance: 650b (27.5")  2.1" 

Headset: 44mm upper & 56mm lower (same as our MTN frames

 

© Knolly Bikes. 604-324-6635. Burnaby BC, Canada

 

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