For the ultimate in technical mountain biking, whether downhill riding, trail riding, or climbing, Knolly bikes are a cornerstone of mountain bike engineering. This fact is simply because, since 2002, the founder of Knolly bikes, Noel Buckley, has been applying his physics degree, engineering career, and manufacturing background to produce the most technically specific frames and components around, with many of Knolly’s technological innovations being unique to their bike brand. For example, their suspension technology, known as “Four by 4” linkage, combines eight performance features that no frame before could claim to have all at once. In fact, their mountain bikes are so technical that they only require a handful of current models, which in 2013 include the Podium, a downhill bike made for racing, the Chilcotin, an all-mountain bike that’s climbing or trail-friendly, and the Endorphin, a trail bike that’s nimble enough for technical trails but can climb and descend like the all-around trail bike that it is. Make no mistake about Knolly’s engineering—every component is carefully scrutinized, expertly and aesthetically welded, and CNC machined to 0.001” of tolerance, thereby improving functionality and reliability. Knolly bikes are rough-and-tumble bikes built by mechanical engineers having a whole lot of technical mountain-trail fun.