Bike Check: Martin Zietsman's Knolly Warden

Stellenbosch local Martin Zietsman packed up his life and moved to the UK at the beginning of 2017 to pursue his goal of competing overseas. He is currently recovering from a broken arm, but you can learn more about his plans here. We took a closer look at the Knolly Warden carbon he will be racing for the 2017 season.

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Martin is supported by Trailtech Cycles, Maxxis Tyres, South Industries, Leatt Protectives, and MRP suspension, and his build reflects this. The Knolly Warden carbon frame is paired with a MRP Stage, 160mm travel fork and a Cane Creek Double Barrel CS shock.

 

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The drive train is made up of a Box One shifter, rear derailleur and a 11-46T cassette, paired with SRAM's XO1 crank and a SRAM chainring (Martin has since fitted an MRP Wave chainring). The cockpit also features Box components with a 780mm x 35mm rise carbon bar paired with a 65mm Box stem and grips.

 

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The icing on the cake are the South Industries 27.5" AM rims with custom lumo yellow, pink, and blue decals. They are wrapped in a Maxxis Minion DHF tyre on the front and a Maxxis Minion SS on the rear.

 

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Specifications


  • FrameKnolly Warden Carbon: XL, Carbon Yellow
  • Fork2017 MRP Stage, 160mm travel
  • RimsSouth Industries: Carbon 27.5”, 28mm ID, 34mm OD
  • ShockCane Creek Double Barrel CS
  • Hub + SpokesIndustry 9
  • Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5x2.5, DD casing
  • Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion SS, 27.5x2.3, DD casing
  • HandlebarsBox Components carbon bar, 780mm x 35mm rise.
  • StemBox Stem, 65mm long
  • GripsBox grips
  • HeadsetCane Creek Forty
  • BrakesSRAM Guide RSC, 200mm rotors
  • ShifterBox One Push-Push shifter
  • DerailleursBox One, 1x11
  • CassetteBox Two, 11-46t
  • ChainKMC 11spd
  • CranksSRAM X01, 170mm long
  • ChainringMRP Wave ring
  • Bottom BracketSRAM threaded GXP
  • PedalsCrankbrothers Mallet E
  • SeatpostRockshox Reverb Stealth, 170mm drop, 30.9mm diam
  • SaddleWTB
  • WeightWeight 14.5kg




5 Comments

Spoke101, May 26 2017 08:24

Nice write up but that's definitely a SRAM chainring.

Bibi, May 26 2017 08:34

All of us at Trail Tech Cycles are proud of you Martin and look forward to the unfolding of a great story....

Happy Trails my friend.

Bibi, May 26 2017 08:39

Nice write up but that's definitely a SRAM chainring.

Those pics were taken just before he left for the UK and Martin is currently setup with the above components listed.

He'll also be on the new Boost MRP Ribbon fork and MRP guide once recovered from injury.

We look forward to it.

 

Martin is now also listed as part of the MRP Ribbon Team -- http://www.mrpbike.c...rp-ribbon-team/

 

Strong and speedy recovery Martin.

 

Happy Trails to all and have a rad weekend folks.

Bibi, May 26 2017 08:46

We really look forward to the follow up vid by Hayden Brown ....

BaGearA, May 26 2017 06:07

This bike looks very very nice.