Staff Bike Checks | Adam's Knolly Chilcotin 151

Knolly Chilcotin with RockShox ZEB Super Deluxe Ultimate Maxxis Tires SRAM Drivetrain on wet pavement in industrial space

Who doesn't love the look of industrious and burly raw aluminum?

The Build

    Have you ever called, emailed, or instant messaged us before? If so, chances are you spoke to Adam. He is our main customer service and sales expert. A damn good one too.

    This is his 2021 Knolly Chilcotin 151 in raw alloy. It looks pretty dang classy, huh? Ditching the little wheels of his old 27.5" Commencal Meta AM, Adam was curious about something bigger and faster. The Chilcotin 151 marks his initiation into the wonderful world of 29" wheels.  

    Building it from the frame up, Adam chose workhorse components with some fancier touches in key areas. Purple Industry Nine Hydra hubs laced to DT Swiss rims and a Maxxis Dissector/Shorty combo provide a stout and reliable base. Then Rockshox takes care of suspension with a Super Deluxe Ultimate rear shock and Zeb Ultimate fork. A solid mix of Sram GX, X01, and XX1 along with a uniquely machined absoluteBlack chainring keeps him pedaling (mixing and matching being a result of supply chain issues we've been seeing in the mountain bike industry). For brakes, Adam chose Sram’s Code RSC, a shop favorite. And to top it off, a Renthal stem, the OneUp Dropper Post V2, and OneUp Carbon bars take care of the rest. Add it all together and you get a classic build with some elegant touches on a robust, raw aluminum frame. Stellar build, Adam!

Frame: Knolly Chilcotin 151- Size Medium

Fork: RockShox Zeb - 160mm/44mm offset

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Crankset: Sram GX Eagle DUB - 170mm

Chainring: absoluteBLACK Round - 30t

Derailleur: Sram XO1 Eagle

Shifter: Sram XO1 Eagle

Chain: Sram XX1 Chain - Black

Cassette: Sram GX Eagle 10-52t

Pedals: Anvl Tilt - Arctic Gray

Hubs: Industry Nine Hydra 157/110 - Purple

Front Rim: DT Swiss XM481

Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX511

Front Tire: Maxxis Shorty 2.4 DD MaxxGrip

Rear Tire: Maxxis Dissector 2.4 DD MaxxGrip

Saddle: Specialized

Seatpost: OneUp Dropper V2 - 210mm

Dropper Lever: Wolf Tooth ReMote Light

Headset: Cane Creek Hellbender 70-Series

Bars: OneUp Carbon 35mm rise, 780mm wide

Stem: Renthal Apex 35 - 40mm

Grips: ODI Elite Pro Lock-on

Brakes: Sram Code RSC

Rotors: Sram Centerline - 200mm/220mm

Fender: GroundKeeper Artist Series

Knolly Chilcotin Custom build detail of the rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate Rear Shock
Knolly Chilcotin Custom build detail of the rockshox zeb ultimate mtb fork and maxxis shorty tire and industry nine hydra hub

Rockshox 205x60mm Super Deluxe Ultimate and a 160mm ZEB Ultimate for suspension

Knolly Chilcotin Custom build detail of the rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate Rear Shock and sram x01 mtb drivetrain and xx1 cranks and absolute black chainring

Did Adam find the last cabled 12-speed derailleur in the country? It sure seems like it...

oneup components dropper post v2 in 210mm detail of the back of the post
knolly chilcotin custom build detail of front badge

210mm OneUp Components Dropper for maximum seat drop / Knolly's clean and simple head badge

industry nine hydra hubs in purple with a sram gx cassette

"Purple is my favorite color" - Adam

knolly chilcotin custom build detail of renthal stem with rain drops on it
ground keeper fenders artist series church of dirt
raw knolly chilcotin custom build detail of absolute black 30t chainring
raw knolly chilcotin custom build detail of knolly logo

Adam's Knolly strikes a nice balance between burly, classic, and custom.

adam working on his bike
Ride bike have fun the lost co slogan



Brodie Hall



Bellingham, WA

Current Bikes: Kona Process 134

Bike Size: Large

Favorite Trails: Spacewolf, Galbraith / Graysill Connect, Coalbank Pass

About Me: I grew up in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado where high country epics are the local favorite. After moving to the PNW in the summer of 2021, I'm really loving the steep, loamy, and rooty terrain that Bellingham has to offer. Jumps are growing on me, but still not really my thing. Historically, my bike of choice is a mid-travel 29'er, but the steeper, faster terrain in this area has me curious about a longer-travel mullet bike.