Knobby X (straight stay) | Knobby X (bent stay)| Soft Shoulder | Luscious X

"Virtual" compact geometry & straight chain stays

It's no secret that the Knobby X is a favorite to many. From it's super tough light weight design, to it's rock steady race-performance handling, it's no wonder why. Whether you race, commute or just enjoy the pure pleasure of the open road, Knobby X is a bike for all occasions.

It's a known fact that regardless of how many bikes a person owns, it's not long before thier Knobby X becomes thier number one ride.

Back in 05' we greatly improved Knobby X. While we kept the basic ride geometry and virtual sizing, we listened to what alot of people had to say and went back to our original straight "euro" chain stay design. This means you can run any style of crank that you want without having to use a wide BB spindle.

While we were at it, we gave the new Knobby X a semi-compact cut and an 1 1/8" head tube. The bottom line is we wanted our bikes to be totally interchangable and fun -- the way bikes should be.

Knobby on!

 

V55-61BASIC SPECS
Main Tubing True Temper Ox Platinum
Drop Outs Ritchey Investment Cast
Braze-On's seat and down tube
Brake Routing top of top tube Canti or V
Gear Cable Routing down tube - under BB
Rear Spacing 130 -135 (specify)
Head Tube Size 1 1/8"
Top Tube Slope 5cm less at Seat Tube
Est. Frame Weight 3.3 lbs
Seat Post Diameter 27.2mm
Seat Tube Diameter 1 1/8" (28.6mm)
BB Shell English 68mm
Recomended Fork

Kelly® CX


BUILDER'S CHOICE:

Chris' recommendation for both form & function.
Knobby X, Geared

Group NA
Headset 1 1/8" nts Chris King
Stem NA
Bar Tape NA
Fork Kelly CX ®
More Builder's Choice Options:
Single Speed

PRODUCTION COLORS
(colors are likenesses & are not perfect matches. By its nature powdercoating is imperfect)
Banana Evergreen
Mustard Grasshopper
Construction Yellow Toothpaste
Blue Jean Kandy Red
Transparant Blue Red
Midnight Blue Burgundy Metallic
  Chameleon Blue Maroon
Charcoal Orange Crush
Rootbeer Orange
Silver Chrome  

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SIZING/GEOMETRY
Kelly® "Virtual" sizing - less 5cm center of BB to theoretic top of top tube - center to center of theoretic top tube.
Seat-tube x Top Tube

V53 (48x53)

V55 (50x55)

V57 (52x57)

V59 (54x59)

V61 (56x61)

Seat/Head Tube Angle
73º/71.5º
73º/73º
73º/73º
73º/73º
72º/73º
BB Height
11
11
11
11
11
Chainstay Length
16 3/4"
16 3/4"
16 3/4"
16 3/4"
16 3/4"
Standover

29 3/4 "
79.3cm
31"
81.2cm
32
83cm
32 5/8"
85cm
33 3/8"
Wheelbase
98.2 cm
38 5/8"
98.5 cm
38 3/4"
107 cm
39 5/8"
130 cm
40 1/2"
150 cm
41 1/4"

PRICING
Knobby X - Production Sizing (frame only) $1200
Knobby X - Custom Geometry (frame only) $1400
Knobby X - Fillet Brazed add $800
Kelly® CX Fork (matching color) $250
Kelly® CX Fork (fillet brazed) $500
Canti Basket (rear cantilever brake hanger) $15
Clear coat over decal upgrade $150
Custom colors and upgrades call or email for quote
 
 

Extra Braze-On's
 
Rack Mounts (frame) $80
Rack Mounts (fork) $80
Fender Mounts (frame) $60
Fender Mounts (fork) $60
Canti Basket (rear cantilever brake hanger) $15
Miscellaneous or oddball braze on's call or email for quote