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  1. #176
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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.
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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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.
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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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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    My new beast

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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.
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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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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    A few more.
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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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