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    if anyone is looking for some new bits for their endo, i've sold my frame and have a bunch from my build... namely a CCDB that fits the endo, Chromag Flat Fubars, other stuff... http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?t=127119

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    Quote Originally Posted by axlissel
    white large custom repainted frame with fox rp23
    i9 ultralite wheels stans 355 rims with specialized captain tires on Stans tubeless
    xtr cranks, cassette and front der
    XT shifters and rear der
    white ultimate brakes
    black salsa collar
    crank bro candy pedals and quick release
    tompson seat post and stem
    WTB pure V pro saddle
    monkeylite dh riser bar
    fox talas 32
    cane creek S3 headset
    29lbs
    Nice welding work on that ST/TT gusset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar
    Axel interesting paint job, was it custom from Knolly or did you do it locally?

    Always interesting to see people go for a more trail bike build on the Endos, such a great all round bike.
    I did it locally here in Peru, also the gunset weld.
    Now I got a brand new white DT so I build the endo more XCish.
    Before the DT I have it a full all mountain, check my previous post.

    thanks

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    frame -- Knolly Endorphin w/ RP23, black, large
    fork -- vanilla 150 RLC
    headset -- Chris King
    wheels -- Stans Flow with Magura (Hugi) hubs, DT Swiss skewers
    brakes -- Hope
    handlebar -- Easton MonkeyLite SL carbon
    stem -- 100mm Thomson
    seatpost -- Thomson Elite
    saddle -- WTB Speed
    crankset -- Shimano XT w/ Race Face rings and Dangerboy bash
    pedals -- Time Alium
    cassette -- Shimano
    shifters -- SRAM X9 Triggers
    front D -- Shimano XT
    rear D -- SRAM X9
    tires -- Kenda Nevegal 2.35 front, Kenda Small Block 8 2.35 rear

    Total Weight: 29.2 pounds

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    Endorphin update

    my Endo with some new stuff...


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    After 1.5 years of riding I thought it is time to add mine Endo as well. It went through a couple of different phases but now it is built really strong and indestructible, (well at least for me).
    Anyhow, here it is.

    Medium Endorphin with CCDB
    fork - Lyrik U-turn
    headset - CK
    brakes - Formula 24
    shifters - Sram X9
    habdlebar - Sunline V1
    stem - Kore 50 mm
    seatpost - Thomson
    front derailleur - Shimano XTR
    rear derailleur - Sram X9
    current wheels - Hope pro 2 laced to Mavic 721 rims with a bolt on rear
    second wheels - Hope Pro 2 front hub and CK rear laced to DT 5.1
    front tire - Big Betty
    rear tire - Fat Albert
    pedals - Shimano 647's or Dark cycles flats
    weight - ?
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    Nice Endorphin!

    madafaka, what was the deciding factor or factors of choosing an Endo over the DT? I'm looking to get a Knolly next year and I can't decide which one to get: DT or Endo??





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    my Endo with some new stuff...


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    Here's mine :



    Just sold my Trek Session 88 to order the new Knolly Podium , one of the best suspension system on the market, so progressive and smooth !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootsandrocks
    madafaka, what was the deciding factor or factors of choosing an Endo over the DT? I'm looking to get a Knolly next year and I can't decide which one to get: DT or Endo??

    Well...luckily i didn't have to make that choice as i own both...If i needed to decide i would go with the DT.
    Not that it's so much better performing, but i just love to have some extra squish for those bike park visits in the summer!
    I'm sure the Endo would handle anything i deliver in parks(not much to be honest) just fine....

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    Bien joué la pub pour VV c'est moi hellscott

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    Love the leaves and the red trim. Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Septentrion
    Here's mine :



    Just sold my Trek Session 88 to order the new Knolly Podium , one of the best suspension system on the market, so progressive and smooth !

    what sized HighRollers are those and any idea on how much they weigh?
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    Just built it up last night and had an awesome first run today, certainly steeper than I'm used to but I love the geo for all mtn compared to my V-10 for DH.

    I wanted 2 bikes that were drastically different and I think I have acheived it!

    frame -- Knolly Endorphin w/ RP23, medium, ano grey
    fork -- Fox 36 Float 2010
    headset -- Cane Creek
    wheels -- Mavic 721, hope 20mm, 135 bolt-up, revolution spokes, brass bmx nipples
    brakes -- Formula R1
    handlebar -- Chromag OSX 29"
    stem -- 50mm Thomson
    seatpost -- Thomson Masterpiece with Ti bolts
    saddle -- Selle Italia SLR Ti
    crankset -- Shimano XTR with E13 32T and LG1+ chainguide
    pedals -- Wellgo MG-1
    cassette -- XTR
    shifters -- SRAM XO Triggers
    rear D -- SRAM X0
    tires -- Maxxis 2.35 Single Ply Minions


    Last edited by partswhore; 11-15-2009 at 10:58 AM.

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    Thats a fantastic build! Nice choices, enjoy the ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by partswhore
    Just built it up last night and had an awesome first run today, certainly steeper than I'm used to but I love the geo for all mtn compared to my V-10 for DH.

    I wanted 2 bikes that were drastically different and I think I have acheived it!
    great looking bike! the ano grey on your endorphin is sweet -- way less purpley than mine. do you know if it's a different shade, or is it just lighting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    great looking bike! the ano grey on your endorphin is sweet -- way less purpley than mine. do you know if it's a different shade, or is it just lighting?
    Good eye, its the only one like that. It is definitely grey as opposed to the purple-ish grey normally offered.

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    If the Ano Grey was in this shade I would've chosen this instead of white, but you can't really go wrong with white anyways. Love the color!

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    is that a new color for 2010? would have loved to have this color....
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    Not at this point, but wait and see I guess! This was a test frame.

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    Just noticed this post, can the 32 vanillas really be extended to 150?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    what sized HighRollers are those and any idea on how much they weigh?
    Those are the single ply XC High Roller 2.35, around 800 grs.

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    endo weight

    hi, do you know a real weight Endo frame with shock in M size? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by theFuzz
    Just noticed this post, can the 32 vanillas really be extended to 150?

    Mine is brand new and 140MM. The new 2010's are 140 as well.
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    painted w/ a Fox DHX air is 8.44 on a digital bike scale
    breezy shade

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    Quote Originally Posted by friblos
    hi, do you know a real weight Endo frame with shock in M size? thanks

    My Med Ano was 8.1 with a DHX air.

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    PROPER !!!, Yeee Haawwww.
    Lorien,
    Is that a new marz 55 ?. How's it workin'. From the other posts on the 66, sounds like Marz is back on their game.

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    ^^^^^

    yea, would love to hear about the new marz lineup, heard good stuff so far...

    did some minor upgrades here and there, rides superb, lovin each ride more and more, it's been 9mths and still learning and trying to push her hard, but i usually get shoved back...

    as you can see i'm bored during the holidays...







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    Quote Originally Posted by LAKESNAKE
    PROPER !!!, Yeee Haawwww.
    Lorien,
    Is that a new marz 55 ?. How's it workin'. From the other posts on the 66, sounds like Marz is back on their game.
    It's just like my old Z1 Only, more travel, more stiffness, nickel bling and titanium. Not much to dislike about this fork. Definitely gun shy on air dampers after the past couple of years.

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    Courtesy of Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop in Denver

    Large Blue Endorphin with Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock/ Ti Spring
    Lyrik 2-Step
    King hubs to Stans ZTR Flow Rims
    XT Crankset 22-32-Bash
    XT rear der.
    SLX front
    Hope Mini disc brakes
    Thompson Stem 90mm (likely will swap this out for a shorter stem)
    Sunline 711 low rise bar
    Gravity dropper
    Swerve Ti saddle
    ODI Brown grips on order
    Kenda El Moco 2.35 up front/Ardent 2.25 in the rear





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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Courtesy of Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop in Denver

    Large Blue Endorphin with Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock/ Ti Spring
    Lyrik 2-Step
    King hubs to Stans ZTR Flow Rims
    XT Crankset 22-32-Bash
    XT rear der.
    SLX front
    Hope Mini disc brakes
    Thompson Stem 90mm (likely will swap this out for a shorter stem)
    Sunline 711 low rise bar
    Gravity dropper
    Swerve Ti saddle
    ODI Brown grips on order
    Kenda El Moco 2.35 up front/Ardent 2.25 in the rear




    that looks pretty similar to my build. i'll have to post some pics one of these days

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    That's the first spitfire blue I actually like! Nice build.

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    Update on my wife's endorphin build after soem upgrades and me finally buying a proper scale.

    frame -- Knolly Endorphin w/ Pushed RP23, white, small
    fork -- '09 Fox 36 Talas, factory push tune
    headset -- King
    wheels -- Crossmax ST
    brakes -- Avid Juicy 7, 185F 160R
    handlebar -- Raceface carbon
    stem -- 70mm Thomson X4
    seatpost -- Thompson masterpiece
    saddle -- Selle italia womens boat anchor
    crankset -- XTR
    pedals -- Time ATAC
    cassette -- SRAM 990
    chain - SRAM 991 hollow pin
    shifters -- X0
    front D -- Shimano SLX double
    rear D -- X0
    cables & housing -- Shimano
    tires -- Advantage 2.4 F, Advantage 2.25 R both tubeless with stans

    Weight - 30.7lbs

    Pretty happy with the weight considering the Talas 36 and only carbon is the bar. Very capable all mountian build that she absolutely loves. She only has a couple rides on the crossmax wheelset but she is amazed by the stiffness and quick acceleration. Impressive considering they weren't really much lighter than the previous set of Dt 4.2/5.1 on hope hubs I built. Here's a semi rescent pic from before the wheelset and Push fork treatment.
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    i gotta agree, that's the first spitfire i actually like!!!

    and the white one looks sweet with the bashguard!
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    Wow guys, I'm really digging these Endo pics.

    Within the year I hope to buy new his n' hers Endorphins.

    More pics please!
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    So-so Blackberry pic from after riding South Mountain but you get the idea...
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    Frame - Medium, White
    Fork - Fox 36 Van R (2009)
    Rear Shock - Fox RP23 (2010)
    Headset - Cane Creek 110
    Wheels - Transition Revolution AM
    Brakes - Shimano XT M775 (F:180mm/R:160mm)
    Handlebar - Easton MonkeyLite SL
    Stem - Chromag Ranger 70mm
    Saddle - Selle Italia XR
    Crankset - Shimano XT M770 22-32, 175mm w/ Gamut P20 bashguard
    BB - Shimano XT M770 Hollowtech II
    Pedals - Inspired Platform pedals
    Chain - Shimano HG93
    Cassette - Shimano XT M770 11-32
    Shifters - Shimano XT M770
    Front Derailleur - Shimano XT M770
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT Shadow M772
    Front Tyre - Kenda Excavator 26x2.35
    Rear Tyre - Kenda Telonix 26x2.2
    Seatpost - Easton Havoc
    Seatpost Clamp - Chromag
    Grips - Inspired Lock-on grips


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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! One of a kind Knolly Endorphin - Reactivation

    What is up?

    I'm the new happy owner of the bike. Here's the latest update and some photos:

    Frame:- Knolly Endorphin, Custom Powder Coating: Spectrum Powderworks
    Rear Shock:- Cane Creek Double Barrel
    Fork:- Fox 36 Talas RC2
    Head Set:- Cane Creek 110
    Stem:- FSA Gravity 50mm
    Bar:- FSA Gravity Carbon HiRise 31.8mm
    Bar Ends:- ODI
    Grips:- ODI Rogue + Custom Laser Etched Clamps
    Brakes:- Hope Mono 6 203mm Front / 183mm Rear
    Brake Pads :- Hope Sintered HH Compound
    Shifters:- SRAM X-0
    Seat Post:- Kind Shock i900-R 31.6mm
    Seat Post QR:- Mortop Ti 34.9mm
    Saddle:- WTB Laser V Team Black
    Crankset:- Middleburn + Blackspire 22/36
    Bottom Bracket:- SKF Double Roller
    Chainguide:- Heim Single Roller
    Bash Guard:- Dark Cycles
    Front Derailleur:- Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur:- SRAM X-9 Medium Cage
    Cassette:- SRAM PG-990 11-34
    Chain:- SRAM PC971
    Pedals:- Shimano DX PD-M647
    Wheels:- Industry Nine Enduro - Custom Red/Silver Spokes and Hubs
    Rear Skewer:- Hadley 10mm Thru Axle
    Front Tire:- Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.25
    Rear Tire:- Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.25



























































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    What is the size and stroke of the rear shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsmtb
    What is the size and stroke of the rear shock?
    7.875 x 2.25

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    Pretty self-explanatory...














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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBert
    Pretty self-explanatory...
    Not at all, actually. Are you getting it replaced under warranty, as the original owner, or are you mad it'll cost some money because the frame's used? Did you strip down the entire thing just over that chain stay? I'd still be riding it were it mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr
    Not at all, actually. Are you getting it replaced under warranty, as the original owner, or are you mad it'll cost some money because the frame's used? Did you strip down the entire thing just over that chain stay? I'd still be riding it were it mine.
    Well, I ain't mad. Why should I? I paid big bucks for sth I thought will last longer than 2 years. Anyways, this ain't gonna stop me riding the bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr
    Not at all, actually. Are you getting it replaced under warranty, as the original owner, or are you mad it'll cost some money because the frame's used? Did you strip down the entire thing just over that chain stay? I'd still be riding it were it mine.
    I think that this is the fourth endo that has a crack at that site. Even then, he didn't say that he was angry, but I guess I would have been very angry if this happened. I think that if my Endo had that crack, I wouldn't ride it until it was fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzozaya1969
    I think that this is the fourth endo that has a crack at that site. Even then, he didn't say that he was angry, but I guess I would have been very angry if this happened. I think that if my Endo had that crack, I wouldn't ride it until it was fixed.
    He doesn't need to say it - showed up with this one-liner + cracked chain stay porn shoot in one of this forum's most viewed threads, twice. This smells of axe to grind, IMO.

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    One more to add to the club

    Will take better pictures soon. Having too much fun riding to stop and take photos

    Med black ano Endorphin
    RP23 HV
    2011 Fox Talus 160mm FIT RLC
    Mavic Crossmax ST
    Avid CR 185mm F&R
    XT Front Derailleur
    X9 Rear Derailleur
    X9 Shifters
    Maxxis Minion 2.35's F&R
    RaceFace Deus 22/34/bash crank
    NRG Taster's Choice pedals
    Crank Bros Joplin 4R seatpost
    Knolly Grips
    Chromag Saddle
    RaceFace Atlas bar/stem
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    Here's my new Endorphin. The flamingos approve.









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    Is that a M or L frame Ryman?

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    medium

    medium frame with a 90mm Chromag Ranger Stem. Fits me just perfect.
    Just ride down there and jump off something for crying out loud...

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    mulligan

    just did a major rebuild on my Endorphin:

    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    Knolly Endorphin (smoke ano/ black ano)
    Fox HV Rp23 shock --> DHX w/ Push MX-Tune Mod
    Geax Lobo Loco 2.3 TnT tires
    FSA Orbit Extreme Pro headset
    HD Chris King/ Mavic XM819d/ Sapim CX-ray --> Industry 9 Enduro
    Rock Shox Lyrik SoloAir set to 140mm --> upgraded with DH dampers and Maxle Lite FR
    Magura Louise 180/160mm
    FSA Gravity Lite bar --> RaceFace SixC
    XTR cranks --> RaceFace SixC
    XTR front der. --> Shimano SLX for dual ring
    XT 11-34 cassette
    X.9 triggers --> X.0 triggers
    X.0 med cage rear der.
    Thomson 70mm/ 0deg stem
    Thomson Elite seatpost --> RockShox Reverb
    WTB Rocket V Stealth saddle --> Chromag Trailmaster DT
    Time ATAC XS pedals --> Time Roc Carbon
    Oury grips
    Jagwire Expressway L3 housing
    - weight: 30.44lbs --> 32.3lbs
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    I am very interested to hear what you have to say about the I9 vs CK, and the XTR vs SIXC cranks. Currently, I am debating on a AM wheelset and cranks.(semi-light Chilcotin build to complement my heavy DT build). I was thinking M970 vs 2011 XTR Trail in a 2-ring vs the SIXC 2-ring. I am fairly convinced I will go for the I9 Enduro, unless I can save enough money for a carbon wheelset (Edge? Haven?)...but I am vacillating heavily on the crankset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought
    I am very interested to hear what you have to say about the I9 vs CK, and the XTR vs SIXC cranks. Currently, I am debating on a AM wheelset and cranks.(semi-light Chilcotin build to complement my heavy DT build). I was thinking M970 vs 2011 XTR Trail in a 2-ring vs the SIXC 2-ring. I am fairly convinced I will go for the I9 Enduro, unless I can save enough money for a carbon wheelset (Edge? Haven?)...but I am vacillating heavily on the crankset.
    The SixC crankset is stiffer/snappier than the XTR -- was surprised I could actually feel it. Buying the SixC cranks was a total impulse buy, and I can't say they are worth the money. I found a sick deal online, and as it turned it, the e-tailer made a mistake. They ended up offering them to me at what was a more than fair price. If I had to do it again, I don't think I would.

    I still ride my king wheelset on my Motolite, so the difference is easy to feel. I actually prefer the king hubs over i9 hubs. I think the spokes are cooler on the i9s, but I am surprised I don't feel a difference in stiffness between the two wheelsets (I weigh 190). I have 819s on the king set, which is a stiff rim; but I also have sapim cx-ray spokes, which are very light. King fun bolts are better than the hadley bolt-up. i9 uses adapters for thru-axle front hubs, where king uses a true 110, 20mm, which means a stiffer wheel all else equal. The king hubs are lighter and still bomb-proof. The sound is better on the kings, and kings feel smoother.

    kings on carbon would be really sweet!

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    2010 Endorphin

    nothing exciting but love this bike:
    Large, ano black, RP23
    2011 Fox 36 Float (with, um, even newer lower stantions....)
    Front wheel: Chris King, Mavic 819, Maxxis Minion Front
    Rear wheel: XT hub (pos, no end of grief, to be replaced), 819, Maxxis Minion Rear (loaner wheel in pic)
    Chris King headset
    Thomson 100mm stem, Cromag Fubars OSX (also have an 65mm Easton Vice stem)
    Thomson seatpost, Cromag QR
    XT brakeset; 160mm rotors
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    Does anyone ever use a Thomson set back post for the endo? if so does it suits the seating position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metajkt
    Does anyone ever use a Thomson set back post for the endo? if so does it suits the seating position?
    I think that it could be a problem with the seat angle, I think that there is an replacement plate so you can level correctly your saddle. I had the thomson set back post on my ML, and I could barely level the saddle, so I think that it could be a problem with the endo....

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    yes sir thats what i thought as well, still havent got my desired position with a straight one here, long story short bought a seatpost online, the guy didnt mentioned it was set backed..hahahahha

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    M 2010 ano black
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    PG990 11-36 cassette (Cash Green)
    Shimano Saint 203/180 (dropping front down to match soon)
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    Not sure on the weight - feels in the 32-36lb range until its rolling!

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    Frame - Med. Endorphin ano black
    R Shock - RP23
    Fork - '11 Float 36 RLC Fit
    HS - Hope
    Stem - Point one split second 50mm
    Bar- Chromag OSX
    Saddle - Chromag Trailmaster DT
    Post - Joplin 4
    QR - Chromag
    Crank/BB - Raceface deus
    Pedals - HT components
    Wheels - Hope pro 2s (gold) on stans arch (white)
    Brakes - Formula the one
    Shifters, Shimano XT
    Ders - Shimano XT
    Tires - Conti Rubber queen UST 2.2
    Headset - Hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by dobbs59
    Frame - Med. Endorphin ano black
    R Shock - RP23
    Fork - '11 Float 36 RLC Fit
    HS - Hope
    Stem - Point one split second 50mm
    Bar- Chromag OSX
    Saddle - Chromag Trailmaster DT
    Post - Joplin 4
    QR - Chromag
    Crank/BB - Raceface deus
    Pedals - HT components
    Wheels - Hope pro 2s (gold) on stans arch (white)
    Brakes - Formula the one
    Shifters, Shimano XT
    Ders - Shimano XT
    Tires - Conti Rubber queen UST 2.2
    Headset - Hope
    BB - Hope
    Pretty nice bike and colors! Good built, I also run RQ but in 2.4 size, and they're awesome for the riding I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamedearth
    TFTuned RS Lyrik (about to be retuned to 140mm)

    Not sure on the weight - feels in the 32-36lb range until its rolling!
    Scratch that. I have gone with 150mm Rockshox Revelation RLT Ti's. It has completely transformed the bike! Really. I can't believe it myself, it was great before, but for the small reduction is descending ability the all around trade off is WELL worth it!

    As for the weight, more like 30lbs I reckon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    just did a major rebuild on my Endorphin:
    Hi dulyebr, how did you fix the cable from the Reverb under the top tube? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger
    Hi dulyebr, how did you fix the cable from the Reverb under the top tube? Thanks.
    I've done it with Jagwire Alloy Stick-On Cable Guide





    You can personalize it even more using MOWA C-clip Cable Guide





    Hope this helps.
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    BikeBert, Thanks that's great information....should solve that little problem if I fit a Reverb. I will post my europimp Endo here soon. Ta

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    Builds, photos, setup. Hmm....does this count??
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    hey jubilee, looks like a sweet build! any chance you have a scale handy? I would really like to know what those SLX crank arms and BB weigh without the bash guard and ideally without any rings. probably a pain in the a$$ to do, I realize, but you're probably dying to know too, right??

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    I'll meet you halfway.

    2lbs 4oz on a kitchen scale with rings and bash. Sorry man, I sat down to take it apart and thought "WTF am I doing??"
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    haha, no worries dude, thanks. I'd like to think that the crank arms are actually fairly light and not worth replacing with something fancy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled
    haha, no worries dude, thanks. I'd like to think that the crank arms are actually fairly light and not worth replacing with something fancy...

    I can't remember off my head, but the SLX arms are supposed to weight exactly what the XT arms, if you can find a weight for those. I'm not sure which version of the SLX arms that is though, the ones with the pedal inserts or without.

    I also remember the SLX bash is pretty damn heavy, like 160g or something like that? I should say compared to a e13 turbocharger bash which is 87g for the 36t version.
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    All done! Here's a few pics before I get 'er dirty. 32 lbs on the bathroom scale.

    med Endo ano grey
    fox rp23
    fox 36 rlc
    elixir cr brakes
    x9 shifters/rear mech
    xt fr mech
    sunline v-one stem/bars
    thomson post
    wtb pure v saddle
    odi rogue lock ons
    slx cranks
    sram hollow pin chain
    sram fancy red cassette, 9sp
    wellgo mag pedals
    sun ringle str8 track wheelset
    kenda stick e nevegal f/r 2.35 folding
    generic bargain tubes
    king headset
    hope seat qr

    Going riding now!
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    Good sh1t dude. Looking fwd to the feedback
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    I'm really happy, even after just a 1.5 hr shakedown ride. Forgot to bring a shock pump so rode with about 35-40% sag in back...felt a little soft for xc trails, duh. The Endo is a friendly pedaler. No complaints at all. I think the front end was feeling a tick light on short steeps uphills because I was set too far in the rear travel. See no problem with this bike being a really enjoyable all-day xc pedaler. Really looking forward to hitting Galbraith in Bellingham, north shore, and Whistler xc trails.

    Now for the really good part. Downhill. Like others have said, the Endo REALLY wants to shred. I'm not the world's best rider but I'm heavy (210 lbs) and like to go fast. Pushed the bike into corners and it didn't give at all, traction was phenomenal. Found myself going at jumps and drops with too much speed and enthusiasm, similar to what happens on my big bike. It shines when you're in 'attack position': elbows out, body forward and low. Kept thinking, 'this is how I ride my big bike...crazy!" I'll hit some bigger jump lines next time, going to try and find the limits of this thing. It rides like a DH-ers xc bike...I mean that in the best possible way.

    Almost had myself bummed out for not waiting for the Chilcotin, but today's maiden voyage buried all that. Me and the Endo should be friends for a few years. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend buying one, especially at the lower prices you can get today.
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    Nice. I think your summary of your riding impressions going up and especially down pretty much nail it. I dont have a big bike but was blown away the first time the trial tilted downward. One does have to ride in an attack position to get the most from the bike. For me this was initially strange since I was coming from a bike where I had to hang off the back for dear life on the steep and tech. Also agree re the Chilcotin, especially since the first news and photos came out about 1-2 weeks after I purchased my Endo frame last fall.

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    Ride report #2. Stokage increases exponentially.

    Sag was set correctly this time, approx 30% in back and front. I likes it squishy. Did not feel nearly as light up front this way. Very balanced and xc pedal friendly. Medium-ish jumps and drops today, ate **** on a trick booter: cased the front hard and ejected the bike backwards between my legs...comical.

    The Endo is gonna kill it at Duthie bike park (outside Seattle WA) this summer. Sesh'd a new feature on the HLC line today, the 'banana hammock'. Basically you ladder drop 4'-ish, left hand berm, small wedge jump onto a curved platform, 10' out and maybe 5'-ish down to tranny. It's butter. Point of fact, the Endo feels like a bigger bike than it is...and my fat ass felt fine on the RP23 (which I was leery about). No complaints with the 36 float either. Yeah, yeah...if pics surface I'll post 'em. Just trust me.

    Dude, unless you NEED a 1.5" headtube, ISCG, and adjustability a'la the Chilco then BUY THIS BIKE. You won't be sorry. No, I don't work for Knolly but that doesn't mean I won't take swag. Some old-skool logo stickers would be really cool, guys.

    And for you guys waiting for Chilcos...if it's anything like the Endo you're gonna jizz. in. your. pants.
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    Bike looks great, looks like you grabbed some stuff on chainlove! Good call with getting the X9's and the SLX cranks. If you haven't already, cover up the chainstay or you will get some good slapage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magsrgod
    Bike looks great, looks like you grabbed some stuff on chainlove! Good call with getting the X9's and the SLX cranks. If you haven't already, cover up the chainstay or you will get some good slapage.
    Hey thanks for sending the front der! Brand new, works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger
    BikeBert, Thanks that's great information....should solve that little problem if I fit a Reverb. I will post my europimp Endo here soon. Ta
    I actually used these.

    I also threw on some orange MOWA c-clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    I actually used these.

    I also threw on some orange MOWA c-clips.
    Thanks. How's the Reverb?

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    Very good. What's the front ring size/cassette ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger
    What's the front ring size/cassette ?
    28t ring, 34-11 9-spd cassette

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    Quote Originally Posted by leexy
    28t ring, 34-11 9-spd cassette
    You always ride uphill or what?
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    I don't think a 28 single is a bad idea.
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    I have been using a 30T single front and 11-34 rear cass with very good luck so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theFuzz
    I have been using a 30T single front and 11-34 rear cass with very good luck so far...
    How is it on the decents?

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    Did really well on a long rough one 2 weeks ago.
    I adjust the chain to be fairly tight and use a modded jump-stop to ensure the chain can't be pitched into the st/bb area...

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    yup, lots of climbing around here

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    Batting around some ideas to lighten up my Endo a bit and wanting the collectives thoughts...

    I'll start with the caveat that two things are a given - 1) not giving up the CCDB and 2) strongly considering a four piston brake - i.e., the M4.

    Current build:

    Large Endo frame with CCDB and 450# steel spring (I guess I could put on a Ti spring)
    Lyrik 2-step (considering a solo air cartridge and lowering it to 150mm)
    XT cranks
    XT ders.
    Hope Minis
    Thompson Stem
    Sunline 711 bar (thinking carbon bar - i.e., Easton Haven)
    Gravity dropper and WTB Silverado
    wheelset is Stans Flows laced to King Hubs with Kenda El Moco 2.35 front and Ardent 2.25 rear

    Discuss.

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    Suggestions:

    ditch the GD and fit SDG I-beam/I-Fly
    Change the fork to a BOS Deville

    Overall 1.5 lbs saved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger
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    ditch the GD and fit SDG I-beam/I-Fly
    Change the fork to a BOS Deville

    Overall 1.5 lbs saved?
    why ditch GD [functionality] for regular seatpost [weight]?
    if he's going to run CCDB I don't see any reason for weight saving on GD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBert
    why ditch GD [functionality] for regular seatpost [weight]?
    if he's going to run CCDB I don't see any reason for weight saving on GD.
    Ditched mine.....no regrets. Recommend Chromag seat post clamp to make easy and quick height adjustments using SDG seat posts. The I-beam works really well with plenty of fore and aft adjustment and simple angle adjustment.

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    New Endo coming together. Brakes are being changed for Hope brakes which will hold things up til next week. Not a big deal as everywhere is flooded around here anyway.
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    Love the colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger
    Ditched mine.....no regrets. Recommend Chromag seat post clamp to make easy and quick height adjustments using SDG seat posts. The I-beam works really well with plenty of fore and aft adjustment and simple angle adjustment.
    +1 on the ditching....never understood the adjustable post phenomenon.

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    Thanks. Some Hope x2 brakes and a black saddle should finish it up nicely. I think once it's all together it'll be somewhere in the 32 - 33 lb. range. I hope the Bronsons turn out to be a good all around tire, the LBS owner spoke pretty highly of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr
    +1 on the ditching....never understood the adjustable post phenomenon.
    +++++++1 ditch the worthless, adjustable post.... in fact, I can help you, just send it my way and I'll make sure it is disposed off propertly.

    jk... I really would like and adjustable seatpost, but I guess it just depends mostly on how the trails are. In one of my most frequent trails, it's like up, up, up until I get to the top, and then down, down, down, where it isn't that usefull.

    BUT, there are some very nice trails that have up and down and repeat sections, and I think that's where an adjustable seatpost comes in pretty handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erringtonnc
    A few more.
    I love those invisible grips, I guess that an added benefit is that they weight very few grams and make your arms strong and hairy.......

    Nice build!

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