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    Quote Originally Posted by rootsandrocks
    Can the Endorphin handle 4ft. drops?
    she must!

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    Quote Originally Posted by axlissel
    Frame - Large Endorphin, white
    R Shock - Fox RP23
    Fork - Specialized Future Shock e150, dual crown w/ intergrated stem, 150mm, external rebound, compression adjust, 25mm thru axle, alloy steerer
    Bar- Specialized Enduro mid rise, 6066 alloy, 31.8 OS bar, 6 degree up, 9 degree backsweep, 660mm width
    Grips - odi lockon
    Saddle - WTB Pure V Pro white
    Post - Race face XC 27.5mm with shim
    Collar - Chromag gold
    QR - lizard skins
    Crank/BB - shimano hone
    Pedals - crank bro ACID 1
    Wheels - Mavic EX721
    Hubs - I9 enduro
    Brakes - Avid Elixir CR with metal handle, 203mm rear 185mm front, white hoses
    Shifters - XT
    Rear Derailleur - XT shadow
    Front Deralleur -XTR
    cassette - XT
    Tires - WTB timberwolf folding 2.3mm with Stans no tubes
    Sram cable housing
    weight 31.7lbs
    old pictures with not all parts as described

    Interesting, never seen an E150 on another bike brand/build. What made you go that route? Are you happy with the performance it's giving you?

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    I took it from my 07 Enduro SL, I keep it since I like it a lot. Excellent light strong choice. Like the 110-150 adjustment, strong and firm sensation, and light weight (weight for the fork, which uses 35mm stanchions, is 2.2kg (4.84lbs.). That includes the stem and axle.I love the fork. No way I'm changing this out. It's like a hungry sponge. Unsurpassed steering efficiency. This matched with I9 enduro hubs 721 rims and 2.3 WTB timberwolfs.., I do not know anything better than this combo.
    Shame that Endorphin frame broke just in the weld between top and seat tube, due to a poor seat tube design and no acknowledge from Knolly since I am not the original owner ...

    Axel

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    My 3 month old All Mountain setup:

    Frame – Endorphin White (small)
    Fork – Fox 36 TALAS RC2
    Rear Shock - CCDB 300lb. RCS Ti Spring
    Brakes – Hope Tech X2
    Shifters – 08 XTR
    F Derailleur – XTR
    R Derailleur – XTR shadow, long cage
    Cables – Jagwire
    Cassette – Shimano XTR
    Chain – Soulchain
    Cranks – 08 XTR w E.13 Turbocharger
    Grips – Mortop
    Handlebars –Truvativ Noir Team
    Stem – Hope 70mm
    Headset – Hope
    Saddle – Fizik Gobi XM
    Seat Post – Maverick Speedball R
    Seat Collar – Hope
    Pedals – Time Control Z
    Skewers – DT 10mm RWS Thru Alxe
    Tires – Schwalbe Fat Albert F/R Specific 2.4
    Wheelset – Mavic Crossmax SX

    Weight: 32.8lbs.

    Last edited by john85D; 08-13-2009 at 09:39 AM.

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    Very nice John, Curious how much you weigh using a #300 spring in the DB ?. I'm also using a #300 ti spring on my roco coil.

    thx

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    Thanks! I'm 150-155lbs. with gear, depending on what kind of ride I'll be doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes475
    Interesting, never seen an E150 on another bike brand/build. What made you go that route? Are you happy with the performance it's giving you?
    I took it from my 07 Enduro SL, I keep it since I like it a lot. Excellent light strong choice. Like the 110-150 adjustment, strong and firm sensation, and light weight (weight for the fork, which uses 35mm stanchions, is 2.2kg (4.84lbs.). That includes the stem and axle.I love the fork. No way I'm changing this out. It's like a hungry sponge. Unsurpassed steering efficiency. This matched with I9 enduro hubs 721 rims and 2.3 WTB timberwolfs.., I do not know anything better than this combo.
    Shame that Endorphin frame broke just in the weld between top and seat tube, due to a poor seat tube design and no acknowledge from Knolly since I am not the original owner ...

    Axel

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    Quote Originally Posted by axlissel
    Shame that Endorphin frame broke just in the weld between top and seat tube, due to a poor seat tube design and no acknowledge from Knolly since I am not the original owner ...

    Axel
    Did you have the seatpost in well below the toptube/seatube junction? Thats usually the only way you get a crack like that. Sorry for your loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado
    Did you have the seatpost in well below the toptube/seatube junction? Thats usually the only way you get a crack like that. Sorry for your loss.
    Love the Endo as much as anyone here, but what you say above isn't true. The seat tube only touches post above the diameter increase, which starts just below the top tube.

    It's a young design (a phenomenal one), and I believe, firmly, a gusset in that area is necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado
    Did you have the seatpost in well below the toptube/seatube junction? Thats usually the only way you get a crack like that. Sorry for your loss.
    Noah,
    I was doing some measurements on the frame, and the seat tube is butted just a little below the junction with the top tube, this gives just 70 to 75 mm seat tube length with the diameter needed to support the seat post tight. Then the seat tube gets wider due to the butted section to hold the 4X4 system. In addition you got a rigid point almost at the middle, just below where it broke due to the weld with the top tube. This rigid point creates a pivot that with regular riding the aluminum gets fatigued. Broke exactly here, just after of 4 months of use, as Mrwhlr mentioned.
    It doesn't matter how much seat tube had inside only the first 3 inches matters, and by the way I was doing a long descending technical single track, I had the seat as low as can since I didn't have to pedal for 15 miles
    Noah, by the way u have very nice videos on you site...

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    Endorphin action pics

    I see that there are a lot of DT action pics in the Knolly forum. What about the Endorphin? If you got 'em. let's see the Endorphin action pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootsandrocks
    I see that there are a lot of DT action pics in the Knolly forum. What about the Endorphin? If you got 'em. let's see the Endorphin action pics.
    Might want to look again. There are a bunch. Hope too add some more when the temps cool off a bit.

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    They're here 'n there. I'm usually the camera carrier so don't show up too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootsandrocks
    I see that there are a lot of DT action pics in the Knolly forum. What about the Endorphin? If you got 'em. let's see the Endorphin action pics.
    It's because Endorphins are so friggin' fast that no camera can actually take a pic of them... they just show as fast speed blurs on the image...

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    Quote Originally Posted by axlissel
    Frame - Large Endorphin, white
    R Shock - Fox RP23
    Fork - Specialized Future Shock e150, dual crown w/ intergrated stem, 150mm, external rebound, compression adjust, 25mm thru axle, alloy steerer
    Bar- Specialized Enduro mid rise, 6066 alloy, 31.8 OS bar, 6 degree up, 9 degree backsweep, 660mm width
    Grips - odi lockon
    Saddle - WTB Pure V Pro white
    Post - Race face XC 27.5mm with shim
    Collar - Chromag gold
    QR - lizard skins
    Crank/BB - shimano hone
    Pedals - crank bro ACID 1
    Wheels - Mavic EX721
    Hubs - I9 enduro
    Brakes - Avid Elixir CR with metal handle, 203mm rear 185mm front, white hoses
    Shifters - XT
    Rear Derailleur - XT shadow
    Front Deralleur -XTR
    cassette - XT
    Tires - WTB timberwolf folding 2.3mm with Stans no tubes
    Sram cable housing
    weight 31.7lbs
    old pictures with not all parts as described
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    new wheels!

    Just added some Industry Nine Wheels and Hubs. Nice upgrade, this brings bike to another level! I may be getting a Cane Creek Double Barrel, just waiting for some prices.
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    Smoke - let me be the first one to know when you want to sell that thing

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    Finally, got her together. Here's the spec:

    Frame - Med. Endorphin
    R Shock - CCDB
    Fork - Lyrik U-turn
    HS - Cane Creek
    Stem - Chromag Ranger
    Bar- Chromag Rootbeer Fubar
    Grips - Brown, yo.
    Saddle - Chromag Trailmaster DT
    Post - Thompson Elite
    QR - Chromag
    Crank/BB - Raceface Atlas
    Pedals - NRG Lo Profile Flats
    Wheels - Mavic Crossmax SX
    Brakes - Shimano XT
    Shifters, R der - SRAM XO
    Fr Der - Shimano XT
    Tires - Maxxis Hi Roller 2.5" UST full DH casing

    Current weight - 34 lbs, but that will go down to about 32 with single ply tires.

    Some more pics, from a little canyon by my house. Check out that brown trim.....stylin.






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    Hi guys,

    Here is a new setup of my Endorphin










    Frame: Medium Endorphin w/ X-fusion O2 RC
    Fork: Manitou Minute elite Infinite Travel 0-140 mm
    Headset: FSA orbit mx
    Stem: Point One Racing Split Second 50mm ldt
    Bar: Chromag OS flat 730mm
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Shifters: Sram X.5
    Front der: Shimano XT
    Rear der: Sram X.9
    Cassette: Sram PG850 8sp 11-32 - 8 speed forever
    Chain: FSA team issue
    Crankset: Race Face deus xc
    Pedals: Ritchey Pro V4
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Gram
    Wheels: Nuke Proof generator, Sun EQ27, Dt revolution
    Tires: WTB Mutano raptor 2.4
    Seatpost: Nuke proof,.
    Saddle: Rotor SD1

    +- 28.66 lbs
    Sorry for my crappy english (france)

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    Nice

    Nice Endo. That stem is pretty cool looking.
    I hoping to Knolly next year. Not sure if I want the Endorphin
    or the DT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catch22
    frame -- Knolly Endorphin w/ RP23, white, large
    fork -- RS Pike U-Turn Dual Air
    headset -- Sunline V-One AM
    wheels -- DT 5.1 w/ Hope Bulbs
    brakes -- 08 Avid BB7, 180 front, 160 rear
    handlebar -- FSA Gravity Lite 31.8
    stem -- 70mm Thomson X4
    seatpost -- Gravity Dropper
    saddle -- WTB Laser V
    crankset -- Truvativ Gtylo GXP w/ Race Face rings and bash
    pedals -- Crank Bros Mallets
    cassette -- SRAM 990
    shifters -- Sram Rocket Triggers
    front D -- Shimano XT
    rear D -- Shimano XT Shadow
    cables & housing -- Jagwire Ripcord
    tires -- WTB 2.5 Weirwolf front, 2.4 Motoraptor rear

    For weight conscious folks, final build came to 33.5lbs on the nose with a pretty sturdy build and some extra heavy pedals and seatpost. I could tell it was a bit heavier than the 575 when loading it into the car but never once noticed the extra weight on the trail.

    Well, still loving the Endorphin after a couple seasons of riding, still my one do everything ride and haven't even considered going with anything else since I've got it. I have however, upgraded quite a few components that have made things even better. Here's the updated build, changes in red:

    frame -- Knolly Endorphin w/ Rock Shox Monarch 4.2, white, large
    fork -- 09 Rock Shox Lyrik U-Turn
    headset -- Sunline V-One AM
    wheels -- DT 5.1 w/ Hope Bulbs
    brakes -- Magura Louise BAT 203 front/180 rear
    handlebar -- FSA Gravity Lite 31.8
    stem -- 70mm Thomson X4
    seatpost -- Gravity Dropper
    saddle -- WTB Pure V
    crankset -- Shimano SLX Dual Ring
    pedals -- Crank Bros Mallet 2
    cassette -- SRAM 990
    shifters -- Sram Rocket Triggers
    front D -- Shimano SLX Dual
    rear D -- Shimano XT Shadow
    cables & housing -- Jagwire Ripcord
    tires -- Kenda Nevegal Stick-E 2.5 front/Maxxis HighRoller Dual Compound 2.35 rear
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    nice bike and nice upgrades there catch22....

    I'm looking to get an Endo myself. Got a question though about sizing for you. I'm 5'11 with a 33.5" inseam and am thinking the medium might be a little cramped. How about you? What made you go with the large frame?

    I'm leaning toward the large frame too as I'm going to be replacing my medium Switchblade with this frame
    Just ride down there and jump off something for crying out loud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryman
    nice bike and nice upgrades there catch22....

    I'm looking to get an Endo myself. Got a question though about sizing for you. I'm 5'11 with a 33.5" inseam and am thinking the medium might be a little cramped. How about you? What made you go with the large frame?

    I'm leaning toward the large frame too as I'm going to be replacing my medium Switchblade with this frame
    I'm just a bit over 6' tall. I previously had a medium 575 that always felt a little cramped on long climbs even with a longish stem. That was enough for me to go with the large Endorphin with a 70mm stem and I really couldn't be happier with the fit. You're definitely right in that range where you could probably go either way, might depend if you like the feel of a shorter or longer stem. Here's a couple good threads re: Endorphin sizing:

    Knolly Endorphin sizing question
    Endorphin in my future
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    Im in!!

    Adopted a previously loved Endo to replace my '02 Uzzi SLX which suffered a near fatal accident this summer.

    All components of the build are from the Uzzi except the BB. Already making a list of components to replace.

    Large Endo, black Ano, DHX Air 5
    FSA Ti BB
    Race Face Evolve? DH Forged cranks w/ 646 pedals
    '02 Marz Z1 FR20 (130mm) fork (too short A-C for sure)
    Hayes HFX w 203mm front and 185mm rear (decent, but not up to todays standards)
    XT Hubs to 521 Rims w/ Holy Rollers
    Thompson Stem
    Thompson Seatpost w/ Titec Ithys saddle
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    Yesterday starts tomorrow, tomorrow starts today, and the problem seems to be we're picking up the pieces on the ricochet

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    New Look 4 My Endo

    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
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    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.

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