GRAVEL / ROAD
A New Model with Old Roots
It might seem strange that a company built on developing full suspension bikes has launched a Gravel bike but we have always done things differently and sometimes it is good to do the unexpected. The Knolly crew have been riding for a long time and through our time in the saddle and personal careers one thing has always been constant, we are happiest when we are on two wheels. So with an entire lineup of new full suspension models designed and heading into the production phase, we focused on a new type of Knolly, one that we wanted to build just for the hell of it (and a sign of things to come).
OK, let's be honest, we wanted to add a bike to our personal quiver. But that's the best part of being a bike company isn't it? We build cool stuff and ride it. And when we have something new to bring to market, we get excited!
Check out the full development story here
A Different Angle
Knolly CEO and Head Engineer, Noel Buckley, wanted a gravel bike that would deliver a ride experience similar to our mountain bikes. He wanted a bike that could go harder and farther, while also immediately feeling "right", with minimum adaption time. To differentiate our CACHE from the cattle, Noel custom designed a titanium bike with a longer front center (like our off road products), which when combined with a shorter stem gives the bike amazing handling characteristics and total compliance.
The CACHE can be run as a traditional dual ring set up with a front derailleur or a single ring 1 x system.
Routing is provided for both mechanical and Di2 derailleurs and can be run internally or externally.
Exceptionally light weight but Knolly strong, our carbon fork has a rigid upper crown section for steering precision combined with a tapered and tuned lower leg for compliance.
Clearance for 45c tires, flat mount brake compatible and hidden fender mounts make this fork the perfect performance / weight package.
A/C Length: 398mm
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