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    Did not find anytime to post up my Endorphin, as french dealer of Knolly's, I'm riding it all arround France for Demo and test, here is a picture of "Cote d'Azur" uphill, before a fantastic trail with many many sharp turns on a nanny goat trail where le Endorphin is a real good bike easy and fun to ride !

    Detail of the bike

    Frame Size S black ano with CCDB shock
    Fox 36 VAN
    XT crank with CK BB
    Shimano DX pedals
    XT chain
    XT gears and triggers
    XT rear derailleur
    Avid Ultimate front and rear brakes 160 mm, awaiting Elixir 180/180
    50 mm Thomson 4X Stem (replaced by a Chromag)
    Race Face Diabolus handlebars 31.8
    ODI YETI grips
    Hadley hub (front/rear) with DT champ spokes and 819 rims (replaced by Spinergy Enduro)
    Minion DHF front tyre 2,5 60a
    Minion DHR rear tyre 2,35 60a
    Joplin seat post
    Chromag collar seat post
    Chromag saddle

    Weight about 33,5 lbs
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    Hey Badole,

    that is a fine specimen

    However the thing that bugs me is the specified weight...are you sure it's only 33.5 lbs? that's 15kg...
    I have somewhat similar build on my Endo, however with a DHX Air shock and the weight is around 15.5kg i guess a coil shock would make it 16kg... so how did you get it into the 15's?

    I guess you are running tubeless single ply Minions on your 819's?

    I'll post a picture and specs when i'm back home....

    M

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    I will recheck weight, I did not check it really after changing the RP23 for the CCDB, I just add the theoric weight ! I will repost the exact weight weighing on a Topeak balance. Sorry for mistake (if there is one !)

    My minion tyres are not UST/tubeless Im' running chambers. It's not clever on 819 rims, but I moved to Spinergy Enduro wheels, and I was just awaiting them .
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    checking done, you are right weight is above 35,2 lbs, I did not wheighed the bike with the Joplin seatpost and the CCDB, sorry about this.
    By the way it still pedal better than my former Nomad at less than 33 lbs ! I was the first surprise of this weight !
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    hey Badole...no need to apologise! i think it's a great build and the weight is not an issue at all with the Endorphin...i just wanted to get my math straight! it made me go check my frame to see if Noel welded some heavier tubing to my Endorfin

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    Yeah no problem, just some apologize not to have check before writing , this is not a method
    I'm taking so much fun with this bike, I was not believing to reach this weight ! It still be nervous and really easy in fast or slow section, the VAN and the CCDB are running so well together that's amazing !!! And even in long epic ride, it still not pump energy and climb very well !
    it fit perfectly my wishes to have a "do it all" bike, a French "Enduro" bike by the end !

    Hope you have as much fun as me on yours ! I will post soon pictures of my DT and my V-tach too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by badole


    Did not find anytime to post up my Endorphin, as french dealer of Knolly's, I'm riding it all arround France for Demo and test, here is a picture of "Cote d'Azur" uphill, before a fantastic trail with many many sharp turns on a nanny goat trail where le Endorphin is a real good bike easy and fun to ride !

    Detail of the bike

    Frame Size S black ano with CCDB shock
    Fox 36 VAN
    XT crank with CK BB
    Shimano DX pedals
    XT chain
    XT gears and triggers
    XT rear derailleur
    Avid Ultimate front and rear brakes 160 mm, awaiting Elixir 180/180
    50 mm Thomson 4X Stem (replaced by a Chromag)
    Race Face Diabolus handlebars 31.8
    ODI YETI grips
    Hadley hub (front/rear) with DT champ spokes and 819 rims (replaced by Spinergy Enduro)
    Minion DHF front tyre 2,5 60a
    Minion DHR rear tyre 2,35 60a
    Joplin seat post
    Chromag collar seat post
    Chromag saddle

    Weight about 33,5 lbs
    i REALLY like a lot about this build. i saw the corrected weight and it's not ridiculous . however, a question to the general population (i'll be riding a small, as well): how would you lighten this build (even in small amts) w/o compromising the integrity of the burl?

    based on preferences, not wieghts, i know i'll probably:

    1. go w/ a much lighter seat. i have slrs on 4 bikes now (fs, ss, road, fix) and i love them, but may go w/ a cheaper yet slightly more padded knock off.
    2. i want black cranks. leaning toward middleburns w/ sq taper (ti?).
    3. i *think* i want a 7" fork, but the van coil is a close second. something about having more travel up front rather than in the rear keeps permeating my thoughts.
    4. thinking carbon bars. never been an issue before.
    5. ritchey wcs foam grips.
    6. brakes - no idea. i ride marta sls on the switchblade and they're really my only foray into hydraulics. feel free to educate me on what you like.

    beyond that...who knows.

    thanks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iridetitus
    i REALLY like a lot about this build. i saw the corrected weight and it's not ridiculous . however, a question to the general population (i'll be riding a small, as well): how would you lighten this build (even in small amts) w/o compromising the integrity of the burl?

    based on preferences, not wieghts, i know i'll probably:

    1. go w/ a much lighter seat. i have slrs on 4 bikes now (fs, ss, road, fix) and i love them, but may go w/ a cheaper yet slightly more padded knock off.
    2. i want black cranks. leaning toward middleburns w/ sq taper (ti?).
    3. i *think* i want a 7" fork, but the van coil is a close second. something about having more travel up front rather than in the rear keeps permeating my thoughts.
    4. thinking carbon bars. never been an issue before.
    5. ritchey wcs foam grips.
    6. brakes - no idea. i ride marta sls on the switchblade and they're really my only foray into hydraulics. feel free to educate me on what you like.

    beyond that...who knows.

    thanks...
    A 7" fork on the Endo? I think it would be too much. I have a uturn lyric and for general riding, 140 is the sweet spot. 160 when going down is pretty good, but more I think might be too much, unless it's travel adjustable.

    I have the Louises BAT, which are pretty good. You could go with the SL rotors if you want to save weight, Venti if you like how they look.

    BTW, are you going to change your nick to "IRIDEKNOLLY"?
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    sorry...bouncing back and forth on which...all that was intended for a DT build. i'm a moron. carry on....

    no...just iride if it's not taken....
    ride fast...take chances...

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    To save weight, it's not difficult, change the whelles for the new Mavic SX (tubeless) or Spinergy Enduro (300g less), change the handlebar (380g !) for a Easton Monkey lite (170g), the old XT crank arms (2005) and the old triggers to the new XTR ones (250g), rear cassette for a XTR (100g), the fork for a Float RC2 (300g win) and the schock for a RP23 (500g), you are back under 15 kilos, Marta SL will be sweet on this bike !

    By the way, the fact that the rear suspension is 5"5 and the front 6" is not changing anything in bike comportment, the rear is really plush and with both RP23 and CCDB, you really think you have more travel than expected. It was for the moment not an issue, I jump several stuff and no bottom out, really good !
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    Hey Badole,very nice built it looks sooo solid.My future built will be rp23,lyric solo air, tubeless wheels and other parts i had on my last bike.I just hope you receive the frame soon,can't stop thinkin about this next bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iridetitus
    however, a question to the general population (i'll be riding a small, as well): how would you lighten this build (even in small amts) w/o compromising the integrity of the burl?
    i have almost the EXACT SAME endo build except mine is 32.5lbs.
    My build:
    - medium white Endo with CCDB w/ ti 450 spring (about 120g heavier than ano frames)
    - 08 36 RC2 coil w/ heavy spring
    - EX1750 wheelset w/ hadley 10mm axle
    - Maverick Speedball R adjustable post
    - M970 XTR cranks with 24/34/bash specialites rings, alloy bolts
    - Stinger guide
    - M970 11-34 cassette
    - ultimate brakes (soon to be elixirs) w/ 180mm magura marta rotors F&R
    - X9 shifters, X0 RD, M950 XTR FD
    - Chromag lynx saddle and flat 28 inch bars
    - king headset
    - specialized 60mm stem
    - 2.35 excavators w/ 175g tubes
    - MG1's w/ Ti spindles
    - 991 hollowpin
    - lock ons
    - Ti shock and brake hardware

    IMO this build is burly but light. it's my XC bike.

    BTW - anything more than a 160mm fork won't work on an ENDO IMO - the bike will be WAY too high (bb and front end) - see Delirium T for more guidance.

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    quite nice build !!!!
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    here's the newest addition to the family

    Frame: Medium Knolly Endorphin - Anodized Black - Fox DHX 5.0 Air
    Fork: 2008 Fox VAN RC2
    Headset: Chris King 1 1/8
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm 31.8
    Bar: Syncros Bulk
    Brakes: 09 Shimano XT 200 Front 180 Rear
    Shifters: SRAM x.7
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Speed V
    Crankset: 08 Shimano Hone 22/32 175mm
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: 08 SRAM x.9
    Cassette: SRAM 9 speed 11-32
    Pedals: NC-17 Mag
    Front Hub: Chris King Pewter 20mm
    Rear Hub: Chris King Pewter
    Spokes: DT Swiss Comp
    Rims: DT Swiss FR6.1D
    Front Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.4"
    Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.4"

    34.6lbs....soon to get Mavic EN521 rims





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    rolly's knolly

    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    Knolly Endorphin Build Information and Set-up thread... Post 'em up !~!
    small Endorphin w/ 450 lbs spring dhx coil & Lyric U turn fork

    XT shifters, rear D and 11-34 cassette
    XTR cranks and front D
    King head set and hubs
    DT Swiss 5.1 tubeless rims
    Big Betty front and Nevegal 2.35 rear tires
    Formula K24 8 & 7 inch brakes
    Mallet 2 pedals
    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
    WTB Pure saddle w/ titanium rails
    Race Face Next SL handlebar
    Sunline V-One All Mountain 50 mm stem
    weight: 34.96 lbs
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    Frame: Medium Knolly Endorphin - Anodized Black - Fox DHX 5.0 coil 09
    Fork: 09 talas 36
    Headset: Chris King 1 1/8
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm 31.8
    Bar: blk mrkt bada boom
    Brakes: hope mono mini 180mm f n r red goodridge hoses
    Shifters: xt
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB rocket v
    Crankset: xt 175mm
    Front Derailleur: XT
    Rear Derailleur: xt
    Cassette: xt
    Pedals: flatboys
    Front Hub: hope pro 2 red
    Rear Hub: hope pro 2 red
    Spokes: DT Swiss Comp
    Rims: 729s
    Front Tire: excavator 2.35
    Rear Tire: excavator 2.1

    33lbs i think?











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    Knolly has landed in Singapore!

    Knolly has landed in Singapore! I'm one of the first few who bought the Endorphin after few days it arrived at L&T Cycle (SG dealer). As I'm on a tight budget, I transfer most of my Jamis Durango parts in this frame. The other parts that are new are the Fox Float 140mm, headset, seatpost/seatclamp and FD. The bike weigh 15.6Kg (34.32lbs unofficial) since I use only a digital bathroom scale (Bike and me minus me = 15.6 kg)

    My very first full-suspension bike.

    Frame Model: Knolly Endorphin
    Size: M
    Color: Spitfire Blue
    Fork: Fox 32 Float RLC '09
    Rear Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Air
    Head Set: Race Face
    Stem: Jamis Alloy Threadless (120mm)
    Bar: Aluminum MTB
    Grips (pair): Outland
    Brakes: Shimano Deore
    Brake Rotor: Tektro
    Shifters: Shimano Deore
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite 31.6mm
    Seat Post QR: OTA
    Saddle: Allay Sport Racing 1.1
    Crankset: Truvativ Isoflow, 22/32/44 teeth w/
    Truvativ power spline BB"\
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Cassette: Shimano Deore
    Chain: Shimano HG-53
    Pedals: Shimano M540
    Front Hub: Formula Disc
    Rear Hub: Formula Disc
    Spokes: unknown
    Rims: WTB SpeedDisc, 32-hole
    Tires: 26 x 2 Hutchinson Scorpion
    Tubes: Kenda Presta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka_Noli
    Knolly has landed in Singapore! I'm one of the first few who bought the Endorphin after few days it arrived at L&T Cycle (SG dealer). As I'm on a tight budget, I transfer most of my Jamis Durango parts in this frame. The other parts that are new are the Fox Float 140mm, headset, seatpost/seatclamp and FD. The bike weigh 15.6Kg (34.32lbs unofficial) since I use only a digital bathroom scale (Bike and me minus me = 15.6 kg)

    My very first full-suspension bike.

    BTW, this article makes me decide to get a Knolly

    http://www.nsmb.com/page/s/2641/comp...e-knolly-bikes

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    an Endorphin for your first full suspension bike? wow, that is one large leap. you're going to be one happy guy for a long time.
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    Ka Noli;

    great to see more locals (from SG) on this knolly forum.

    nice bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    Ka Noli;

    great to see more locals (from SG) on this knolly forum.

    nice bike!
    Yeah, thanks!

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    Knolly Endorphin med. (spitfire blue)
    08' Fox RP23
    Kenda BG 2.5 front Kenda Nevegal 2.3 rear (both run stans style)
    King headset
    I-9 enduro wheelset (DT 5.1d rims)
    06' Fox 36 VAN fork 163mm
    Hope mono M4 brakes180/160mm
    Maxis Carbon bar
    XT cranks
    XT front der.
    XT 11-34 cassette
    X.9 triggers
    X.9 med cage rear der.
    Thomson 100mm/ 10deg stem
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    WTB Laser V saddle
    Frogs
    ODI lock on grips
    - weight: 32.8 or 33 lbs (depending on the temperament of the bathroom scale)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    Knolly Endorphin med. (spitfire blue)
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    You forgot to list the cage and full Gatorade bottle.

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    My Endo and my friends DT

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