OUR FOCUS IS SIMPLE
Design the best suspension mountain bikes in the world, period. For our chief designer and CEO, Noel Buckley, this meant designing and patenting his own suspension platform, and then partnering with the best fabricators from around the world to bring his vision for each model to life. Choices like tubing, bearings, fasteners, and finishes are all deliberated carefully, since the finished product must ride ‘like a Knolly’.
Our bikes are an aspirational purchase for riders who know exactly what they want in a bike. These riders demand the latest & greatest in ‘standards’ conjured up by this fast moving industry, and they look for progressive geometry and rock-solid suspension philosophy and execution. And we deliver. We flood each design with all the latest industry features to keep Knolly owners smiling for days(and years). All this in a low maintenance package designed to stay on the trails, and stay OUT of the repair stand.
This is what sets Knolly Bikes apart from dozens of bike brands that choose to license a third party suspension design, or even choose parts of their frames from a catalog. Yes, you can do that… you can choose a pre-fabricated headtube or bottom bracket shell or dropout and purchase it for your bike design. That’s not how we do things here at Knolly. Every single tube is designed in-house and optimized for each model and intended purpose. These parameters affect choices like alloy series, tube shape and wall thickness, so each Knolly frame takes on a personality all its own. We don’t settle for cookie-cutter catalog frame parts, and quite frankly, neither should you.
This ‘ground up’ philosophy even applies to our patented and exclusive Four by 4 suspension platform. To learn more about our very special suspension design, please click on the ‘suspension’ tab found on this page.
WHO WE ARE
Knolly Bikes was born 10 years ago on the shores of Vancouver, BC Canada. As we all know, this zone was the epicenter of the freeride movement in mountain biking, and continues to be a hot-bed for innovations in riding styles and bicycle design. BC riding will always be the driving force behind frame design here at Knolly.
While Knolly HQ is still based in Vancouver, BC, over the past couple years our little company has grown into a global collaboration. With offices and warehousing in Canada, USA, and the Far East, we have kept pace with the globalization of the biking industry, and have forged lasting relationships with the best fabricators from around the world.
But when all is said and done, who are we? We’re a bunch of riders, that’s who. Aside from that sounding a bit cliché, this means that we know what a rider’s priorities are. We strive to deliver ‘what matters’ to our customers, day in and day out. This means designing a high performance product that is reliable and easy to work on. But it also means providing top level customer service, by answering your emails and phone calls in a timely manner. After all, the little things matter, right?
We love our bikes, and we're sure you will too.