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    A little late to the party but just built my new Endorphin:

    RP 23
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    Haven 50 mm Stem
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    Maxxis High Rollers 2.35 set up with Stans
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    X9 Rear D, Xt Front D
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    Almost 30 lbs on the nose.

    It pedals well but I find the front end wandering on steep techy climbs. I could try an adjustable fork but I am trying to keep the weight down. Will a 70 mm stem help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakesterhk View Post
    A little late to the party but just built my new Endorphin:

    RP 23
    RS Revelation
    Xt Wheels
    Xt Brakes
    SixC Cranks and Bars
    Haven 50 mm Stem
    RS Reverb Seat Post
    Maxxis High Rollers 2.35 set up with Stans
    Tioga Saddle
    X9 Rear D, Xt Front D
    X0 Shifters
    Almost 30 lbs on the nose.

    It pedals well but I find the front end wandering on steep techy climbs. I could try an adjustable fork but I am trying to keep the weight down. Will a 70 mm stem help?
    Nice bike....

    I have a Lyric but I feel it stable on climbs, but maybe your tech climbs can be harder than mine. I have a 80mm stem on a medium sized frame and I find it climbs good when I have the Lyric at 140, or at 160 if I move my weight a little forward. How long is your stem?

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    I'm 5'10" on a med endo, fox 36 float up front (160mm), 65mm stem.

    The light-feeling front end on steep/tech climbs is my only complaint with the endo. Think I've been running with too little sag though. Going to experiment with that, and maybe reduce the travel up front to 150mm.

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    Thanks guys

    I started with a 50 mm stem. I have a 70 mm stem that I can throw on. How much of a difference can 20 mm make?
    I think I will have to try the adjustable fork. My revelation is 4 lbs how does the 36 talas compare in weight and feel.
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    20mm will make a noticible difference. I have a 65mm stem for "real" mountain riding which is much better for the down but the really steep, tech climbs are more of a challenge. compared to the 100mm stem that I have for around town which is very XC but does have some very steep, difficult, short climbs. I can do these much better with the longer stem. I run a float 160 (not talus)

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    Similar to LWK,
    I run a 90mm in Austin where the climbs are short, but very steep. When I head to the mountains I switch to a 70mm. Also sliding the seat just a tad forward on the rails can make a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee View Post
    Are you guys running 150 or 160mm forks?
    Fox Van 36 160mm

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    Are you guys running 150 or 160mm forks? I'm going to try a flat bar, see if that helps on climbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee View Post
    Are you guys running 150 or 160mm forks? I'm going to try a flat bar, see if that helps on climbs.
    I have a Lyric uturn, so I use 140 to climb, 160 for everything else. I've tried climbing at 160 and no problem, just need to push my weigth a little further. I have the stem as low as I can, and been thinking on a flat bar..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee View Post
    Are you guys running 150 or 160mm forks? I'm going to try a flat bar, see if that helps on climbs.
    I'm running a 160mm fork for AM/light FR and 150mm for more trail oriented riding where there is are a lot of ups and downs in quick succession. I like both setups but if I had to choose I'd run 160mm. Also run a low rise bar.

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    I was the happiest with my Endo when it had a Revelation and a CCDB. When I had the 36 Van I thought it wandered a hair too much for my taste.

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    hi ppl, quick question, is the sizing stamped on the bb area of the endo? i have "s" stamped on the bottom, but i'm quite sure what i have is a "m"
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    Zep, you definitely have a Medium:
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    can you just do me a favor, flip ur bike around, and see what it says on the bb, thanks....


    i'm trying to sell the frame and i have someone claiming it to be a S, instead of M. becoz there's a S stamped on the bottom of the bb. thanks very much....
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    Quote Originally Posted by leexy View Post
    mine's a small, if that helps

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    ^^^^^


    thanks! but what does it say on the bottom of the bb?
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    Zep,

    I flipped my small and took a good look, under BB it stamps serial number and "O" on both ends.

    How about this spec
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11 View Post
    ^^^^^


    thanks! but what does it say on the bottom of the bb?
    Is it actually on the under side of the BB shell or on the bridge on the rear triange right behind the BB shell? I've got a serial number on the rear triangle bridge and nothing decernable on the BB shell. My frame is a L and the serial number does start with an L but from what I remember the rear triangles on all Endorphins are the same?
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    mine says LFK0813249 on the BB

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    Just a little Endo setup commentary...

    For the past year I was running at approx 25% sag and I never really fell in love with this bike, other than on jumps and drops. It just didn't feel great riding xc.

    A couple weeks ago I set it to about 33% sag and replaced my tractor tires (stick-e nevegals) with a pair of Hans Dampf. It's like a whole new bike, and I am in love finally.
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leexy View Post
    Leexy, what is that front chainring setup you have? How many teeth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Leexy, what is that front chainring setup you have? How many teeth?
    Hey there, I use a 28t Widget chainring

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    Quote Originally Posted by leexy View Post
    Hey there, I use a 28t Widget chainring
    28T (or maybe even a 30T) would work out well around here. Any trouble dropping your chain? Can the bashrings take a hit or are they just to keep the chain on the chainring? Any chance I can get a pictue of the other side of you bike?

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    Anyone has measurements of the old endo in M ? trying to see if it fit mi lady, might be a tad bigger, but if it works out it would be perfect. thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11 View Post
    Anyone has measurements of the old endo in M ? trying to see if it fit mi lady, might be a tad bigger, but if it works out it would be perfect. thanks!
    All of the geometry can be found at Knolly Bikes.

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