• 01-13-2008
    All Mountain
    Knolly Endorphin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread
    Knolly Endorphin Build Information and Set-up thread... Post 'em up !~!
  • 01-13-2008
    dulyebr
    1 Attachment(s)
    1st
    Knolly Endorphin (smoke ano/ black ano)
    Fox HV Rp23 shock
    Geax Lobo Loco 2.3 TnT tires
    FSA Orbit Extreme Pro headset
    HD Chris King/ Mavic XM819d/ Sapim CX-ray
    Rock Shox Lyrik SoloAir set to 140mm
    Magura Louise 180/160mm
    FSA Gravity Lite bar
    XTR cranks
    XTR front der.
    XT 11-34 cassette
    X.9 triggers
    X.0 med cage rear der.
    Thomson 70mm/ 0deg stem
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    WTB Rocket V Stealth saddle
    Time ATAC XS pedals
    Oury grips
    Jagwire Expressway L3 housing
    - weight: 30.44lbs
  • 01-16-2008
    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.

  • 02-02-2008
    All Mountain
    AM's Endoprhin
    Medium Frame
    Black anodized

    • Roco TST Air & Fox RP23
    • Fox Talas 36 RC2 fork
    • Cane Creek 110 headset
    • DT Swiss 5.1 rims w/ DT Comp spokes
    • Industry Nine flanged hubs
    • DT 10mm RWS rear thingy
    • XT and SLX Crank
    • Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    • Magura Louise BAT alloy
    • Shimano XT 11-34 cassette
    • Sram X9 front D
    • Sram X9 rear D


    Weight: 33 lbs w/ Roco & 32 lbs w/ RP23
    Head Angle: 66.9 degrees (fork at 160 travel and is my preferred travel)










  • 02-06-2008
    holymtb
    2 Attachment(s)
    Endorphin in Orange
    Frame - Medium, Orange Metallic
    Front Shock - Fox 36 RC 2 Talas 100-160 (2008)
    Back Shock - Cane Creek Double Barrel - Steel Spring
    Headset - Cane Creek 110
    Wheels - Industry Nine Enduro with Stan Flow Rims
    Brakes - Magura Marta 203 Front, 180 Rear
    Handlebar - Easton Monkey Lite XC
    Stem - Thompson Elite X4 - 70mm
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V Team
    Crank - Shimano XT FC-M770
    Pedals - Crank Brothers Acid 3
    Chain - SRAM PC991
    Cassette -SRAM PG-980
    Shifter - SRAM X.0
    Front D - SRAM X.9 - Front
    Rear D - SRAM X.0 - Rear
    Tires - Nevegal 2.35 (rear Sticky, front DTC)
    Seatpost - All Mountain Post
    Grips - Yeti Hardcore Twist
    Cable -Jagwire

    Weight - somewhere between 34-35 (need to pull the slime tubes out, go tubeless and drop some fat)
    Many thanks to Quentin at OTE - Hurricane and Noel at Knolly for the patience, ride time, build advice and wrench time on this bike. Also thanks to all of your on this board for advice on the build.
    This is probably the first Endorphin to hits the shores of Israel and perhaps the first Knolly.
  • 02-07-2008
    Rich K
    2 Attachment(s)
    Knolly Endorphin - Aggro AM Build - UK
    Frame - Medium, Gunmetal Ano
    Fork - Fox 36 Float R (2008), custom valved
    Shock - Fox RP23 (2008), PUSH tuned
    Headset - Hope
    Rear Wheel - Hope Pro II (10mm DT Swiss RWS), DT Swiss EX5.1D w/ UST conversion
    Rear Tyre - Maxxis High Roller UST 70A
    Front Wheel - Hope Pro II (20mm), DT Swiss EX5.1D w/ UST conversion
    Front Tyre - Maxxis High Roller UST (SuperTacky)
    Brakes - Formula Oro K18 180 Front, 160 Rear
    Handlebar - Controltech Scandium riser
    Stem - Thompson Elite X4 - 50mm
    Saddle / Post - SDG I-Beam, BelAir FX
    Crank - RaceFace Atlas AM
    BB - Hope (Stainless Steel)
    Pedals - Tioga Surefoot MX
    Chain - SRAM
    Front ring - 32t e13
    Chain Device - MRP System 3 MiniMe
    Cassette - SRAM (11 - 34)
    Shifter - SRAM X.9
    Rear Mech - SRAM X.0
    Grips - ODI Rogue
    Cable - Gore Rideon

    Weight is 30lbs

    Coming from a single pivot (Orange Patriot 66) this bike is super stiff. Looking forward to putting her through her paces at an uplift day in Wales tomorrow.
  • 02-26-2008
    sikocycles
    Frame - XL, Ano Black
    Front Shock - Fox 32 RCL
    Back Shock - RP23
    Headset - Chris King Purple
    Wheels - Mavic 321 Hugi Onxy hubs
    Brakes - Avic Juicy 7 180mm/160mm Purple danger boy levers
    Handlebar - Easton Monkey EA70
    Stem - Race face. Soon thomson
    Saddle - Fizik
    Crank - Truvativ stylo
    Pedals - Time
    Chain - SRAM PC991
    Cassette -SRAM PG-980
    Shifter - SRAM X9
    Front D - SRAM X.9 - Front
    Rear D - SRAM X.0 - Rear
    Tires - Nevegal 2.35 (rear Sticky, front DTC)
    Seatpost - All Mountain Post
    Grips - Yeti Hardcore Twist
    Cable -Jagwire
  • 02-27-2008
    holymtb
    Went tubeless and weighed it properly. Weight it 32.70 Lbs and 14.84 KG
  • 02-27-2008
    BC
    Knolly Endorphin med.(gun metal gray ano)
    07' Fox DHX 5.0
    Kenda BG 2.5 front Maxxis Advantage 2.4 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
    Answer Carbon bar
    XTR cranks
    XTR front der.
    XT 11-34 cassette
    X.0 triggers
    X.0 med cage rear der.
    Thomson 90mm/ 10deg stem
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    WTB Rocket V saddle (chromo rails)
    Egg beater pedals
    ODI lock on grips
    - weight: 31.1 lbs
  • 03-28-2008
    sikocycles
    Here is a new picture of mine. Letting a friend ride it.
  • 06-25-2008
    KarlMN
    gray ano med frame
    chris King headset and hubs w/ ztr arch built by dave thomas
    hayes stroker trail 170mm front&back
    thompson 90mm stem and post (thinking AMP or GD soon)
    tubeless 2.35 ignitors
    ChrisK fun bolts rear and hope front QR and seat clamp
    vanilla RLC
    float rp23
    sraitline platforms (sweet)
    oury lock ons with NYC freeride end caps(the ones that come with the grips suck,lost both in 5 mi,the nyc is the outer clamp and the end cap)
    easton monkeylite XC carbon
    gore ride on cables
    wtb rocket v slt
    XTR cranks,cassette,derailleurs,shifters,chain
    All Brand New (well it was)
  • 08-28-2008
    bikesinmud
    4 Attachment(s)
    Endorphin
    Frame-Large black, with chromag seat post clamp
    Fork-Lyrik U-turn
    Shock-CCDB 400lb spring
    Headset-Raceface Diabolus headset (I've tried many but like how the width of the cups fit over that large beer can size head tube)
    Stem-Raceface Atlas 90mm
    Bar-Atlas
    Grips-Raceface lock on
    Drivetrain-XT(shifters, FD, RD, 11-34, pedals), Hone 22/36 cranks-soon to be XT's
    Bottom bracket-hope stainless steel
    Brakes- M4's 203/183, 2 piece rotors and braided lines
    Post-Thompson
    Saddle- Chromag Lynx
    Tires-nobby nics(these gotta go, way too small)
    Wheels-Custom I9's, enduro hubs, 1/2silver 1/2black spokes laced to 819
    Cables-jagwire
    Weight-33.80lbs
    Pilot-6'2" 185lbs, 34inseam.


    After a initial 4hr ride I got to know this bike a bit. I've experience with the CCDB on another bike so its pretty easy to set and forget it. WOW!!!! What a stiff frame. Some of my local trails are very tight rooty and just when you've went down the hill you've then gotta go up. Obviously its still new and a few bugs need to be worked out like cable stretch and the stiction in the fork, cockpit setup, etc, but that is to be expected on anything. The rear end is plush, extremely plush when you hit something. Where I was most concerned is when it was time to get outta the saddle and hammer or climb very steep and short sections. This design does not dissapoint. Is it the shock? Is it the Knolly? Who knows but all I care about is that when I'm standing and hammering the back only moves when you hit something!! No pedal bob whatsoever. I know that I'm only scratching the surface of this review but from what I've experienced already this bike is going to be in my stable for a very, very long time. Getting back to the cables, the routing is pure genious, full length housing that provides effortless shifting all the time. The Lyrik is a great fork, easy to play around with and is smooth. I expect that this only to improve. After fiddling with the travel, I settled on the 145mm mark and the bike felt well balanced. Obviously, the downhill sections I ran it at 160mm but it really wasn't needed.
  • 08-31-2008
    Mr Bling
    bikesinmud! great set-up! great looking bike
  • 09-14-2008
    john85D
    Frame – Endorphin White (small)
    Fork – Fox Float RLC 32 15mm TA
    Brakes – Shimano XT
    Brakelines – Goodridge
    Cassette – Shimano XT
    Chain – Soulchain
    Cranks – 08 XTR
    F Derailleur – XTR
    R Derailleur – XTR shadow, long cage
    Cables – Nokons
    Grips – ODI locks-ons and Straitline bar caps
    Handlebars –Truvativ Team carbon
    Headset – Chris king
    Pedals – Time ATAC XS
    Saddle – Fizik Gobi XM
    Seat Post – Maverick Speedball R
    Seat Collar – Salsa
    Shifters – 08 XTR
    Skewers – DT 10mm RWS Thru Alxe
    Stem – Thomson Elite
    Tires – Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4
    Wheelset – All Mountain Industry 9, DT XR4.2D

    Weight: 29.9lbs.

  • 09-14-2008
    Psycho Mike
    BiM!! Crap!! You're a local to me!! I recognize the Harcore Bikes logo and parts of Ewok anywhere!!!

    I'd love to hook up sometime and see that thing in person. I've been contemplating going to a DT for my next ride and getting to see a Knolly locally is pretty few and far between. (I may even beg to sling a leg to see if a large is the frame size I'm after).
  • 09-14-2008
    barelylegal
    Frame - Endorphin black (small)
    Fork - Fox 08 RLC 32
    Brakes - Avid Juicy 7
    Cassette – XT
    Chain – XTR
    Cranks – 08 XTR 172.5
    F Derailleur – XT
    R Derailleur – Sram XO small cage
    Cables – jagwire
    Grips – oury
    Handlebars – maxm alu
    Headset – CK NoThreadset
    Pedals – Shimano spd
    Saddle – Specialized rival
    Seat Post – Thomson 31.6
    Seat Collar –
    Shifters – Sram XO
    Stem – Thomson Elite 100mm
    Rims (front) – mavic 819
    Rims (rare) – mavic 819
    Hub (front) – Chris King
    Hub (rare) – Chris King
    QR – xtr
    QR – xtr
    Spokes – dt revolution
    Tire – Front Kenda Nevagal
    rear - Specialized control

    Weight 29.03


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  • 09-14-2008
    barelylegal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by .downhillfaster.
    Nice looking bike, you sure that short cage rear der is going to shift through the full range?

    Thanks downhillfaster, it does...Ive been using this short cage der for more than 2 years...it was a mistake I made then... but its holding well with me...
  • 09-30-2008
    gratiflying


    had my endo for almost 10 months now and have finally got the build exactly where i like it... only scheduled changes are a 7 inch rear rotor, better cable routing w/ white housing... and maybe a different front wheel... oh and the new 4 inch joplin when available...

    build:
    medium w/ CCDB 450lb ti spring
    08 36 van RC2
    king 5.1D supercomp rear wheel with funn bolts & stans tubeless
    240S 719 supercomp front wheel
    XTR cranks w/ 24 - 34 specialites rings
    stinger
    7 inch martas w/ louise front caliper
    joplin
    sunline 28 inch low rise bars
    2.35 excavators
    MG1s w/ ti axles
    60mm reversed (negative rise) specialized stem
    king headset
    X0/X9 RD & shifters
    11-34 XTR cassette and FD

    32.4lbs

    tried RP23 and talas 36 but much prefer coil CCDB and van 36...
  • 09-30-2008
    gratiflying
    1 Attachment(s)
    pic attached...
  • 10-15-2008
    rzozaya1969
    Well, I guess it's time to put a post here...lol! :thumbsup:

    Frame: Medium Endorphin w/RP23
    Fork: RS Lyric Coil Uturn
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Stem: Syncros
    Bar: Sycros Bulk
    Grips: Peaty
    Shifters: Sram X.9
    Front der: Shimano XT
    Rear der: Sram X.9 mid cage
    Crankset: Hone 3 ring. Will try to make work a 38T ring rather than the 44T.
    Pedals: Shimano 647 DX (great!)
    Brakes: Magura Julie BAT (8" front / 6" rear)
    Wheels: DT Swiss D5.1 rims, Hope Pro II (front) Hope Bulb (rear)
    Tires: Nobby Nics (2.25 rear / 2.4 front). Probably will get a Big Betty 2.4 for front, and will move the 2.4 NN to the rear.
    Seatpost: Sycros Derived, looks pretty tougth and nice.
    Saddle: WTB Pure V




  • 01-28-2009
    sonikbuzz
    Hi guys,

    Here my new Endorphin


    What do you think about the frame color (spitfire blue) (i don't like so much but no choose)

    Frame: Medium Endorphin w/DHX air
    Fork: Manitou Minute elite Infinite Travel 0-140 mm
    Headset: FSA orbit mx
    Stem: Race Face deus, 130mm 5 deg
    Bar: Kore elite
    Grips: Bontrager race x lite
    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
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Gram
    Wheels: Nuke Proof generator, Sun EQ27, Dt revolution
    Tires: Hutchinson scorpion 2.00 (because of mud)
    Seatpost: Nuke proof,.
    Saddle: Vetta

    +- 29.7 lbs

    sorry for the XC stem and bar ... :p
    and sorry for my english ...
  • 01-29-2009
    BC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sonikbuzz
    Hi guys,

    Here my new Endorphin


    What do you think about the frame color (spitfire blue) (i don't like so much but no choose)

    Frame: Medium Endorphin w/DHX air
    Fork: Manitou Minute elite Infinite Travel 0-140 mm
    Headset: FSA orbit mx
    Stem: Race Face deus, 130mm 5 deg
    Bar: Kore elite
    Grips: Bontrager race x lite
    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
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Gram
    Wheels: Nuke Proof generator, Sun EQ27, Dt revolution
    Tires: Hutchinson scorpion 2.00 (because of mud)
    Seatpost: Nuke proof,.
    Saddle: Vetta

    +- 29.7 lbs

    sorry for the XC stem and bar ... :p
    and sorry for my english ...

    Nice Bike. Good choice on the 8 speed. The nine speed stuff (even XTR) only lasts me
    a year max. I got two + years on my old 8 speed. Marketing.....:skep:
  • 01-29-2009
    theFuzz
    Oh please tell me those bar ends are temporary....
  • 01-29-2009
    gratiflying
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sonikbuzz
    Hi guys,

    Here my new Endorphin


    What do you think about the frame color (spitfire blue) (i don't like so much but no choose)

    Frame: Medium Endorphin w/DHX air
    Fork: Manitou Minute elite Infinite Travel 0-140 mm
    Headset: FSA orbit mx
    Stem: Race Face deus, 130mm 5 deg
    Bar: Kore elite
    Grips: Bontrager race x lite
    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
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Gram
    Wheels: Nuke Proof generator, Sun EQ27, Dt revolution
    Tires: Hutchinson scorpion 2.00 (because of mud)
    Seatpost: Nuke proof,.
    Saddle: Vetta

    +- 29.7 lbs

    sorry for the XC stem and bar ... :p
    and sorry for my english ...

    i think she's almost there... needs white saddle and white bars - see chromag/syncros... and no barends... then again our famous old man pete here in Nvan rocks 'em pretty good... also - that's some bizare rear cable routing... why so many big bends?...

    BTW, i have a like new M950 XTR ti 8-speed cassette gathering dust in my garage if you are looking for spares...
  • 01-29-2009
    sonikbuzz
    i'll change this old saddle, white seems a nice choice...

    I already said sorry for bar end, short bar, long stem :D ---> depending of what i did, i will removed them sometimes...

    Yes routing is bad because i have not cut them, i'm searching the tool ;)
  • 02-02-2009
    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
  • 02-02-2009
    madafaka
    Hey Badole,

    that is a fine specimen:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    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
  • 02-02-2009
    badole
    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 ;).
  • 02-02-2009
    badole
    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 !
  • 02-02-2009
    madafaka
    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!:D it made me go check my frame to see if Noel welded some heavier tubing to my Endorfin:madman:

    M
  • 02-02-2009
    badole
    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 !
  • 02-02-2009
    iridetitus
    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...
  • 02-02-2009
    rzozaya1969
    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"?
  • 02-02-2009
    iridetitus
    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....
  • 02-03-2009
    badole
    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 !
  • 02-03-2009
    OlivierStone
    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.
  • 02-04-2009
    gratiflying
    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.
  • 02-04-2009
    badole
    quite nice build !!!!
  • 02-06-2009
    madafaka
    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





  • 02-12-2009
    rmtks
    1 Attachment(s)
    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
  • 03-30-2009
    zephyr11
    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?











  • 04-08-2009
    gratiflying
    1 Attachment(s)
    with some recent additions:
  • 04-10-2009
    Ka_Noli
    1 Attachment(s)
    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
  • 04-10-2009
    Ka_Noli
    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
  • 04-10-2009
    nhodge
    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.
  • 04-13-2009
    zephyr11
    Ka Noli;

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

    nice bike!
  • 04-14-2009
    Ka_Noli
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zephyr11
    Ka Noli;

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

    nice bike!

    Yeah, thanks! :)
  • 04-14-2009
    Evil Patrick
    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)
  • 04-14-2009
    Mrwhlr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    Knolly Endorphin med. (spitfire blue)
    .
    .


    You forgot to list the cage and full Gatorade bottle. :nono:
  • 04-14-2009
    sikocycles
    My Endo and my friends DT
  • 04-18-2009
    zephyr11
    ^^^^^^^^^^

    sweet!!!
    i9 wheelset?



    upgrade;

    couldn't resist, it was staring at me: "PLEASE BRING ME HOME!!! You know you want me!"

    and so i did, even only riding the steel one for 4 rides, i could immediately feel the difference, i finally understand what "dead spot" is...

    frame was a very early bday present to myself, this is an early bday present for myself. :D





  • 04-28-2009
    sikocycles
    Yes i9 wheels
  • 05-16-2009
    melih
    My Endorphin
    Hi There

    Thats my new Endorphin:-)
    Frame: Size M
    Fork: Manitou Nixon
    Bar: Syncros
    Stem: Syncros
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    Brakelevers: Straitline
    Crank: RaceFace LP Carbon
    Wheels: Mavic Disc
    HeadSet: ChrisKing
    Seatpost: Syncros



  • 05-22-2009
    rzozaya1969
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by melih
    Hi There

    Thats my new Endorphin:-)
    Frame: Size M
    Fork: Manitou Nixon
    Bar: Syncros
    Stem: Syncros
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    Brakelevers: Straitline
    Crank: RaceFace LP Carbon
    Wheels: Mavic Disc
    HeadSet: ChrisKing
    Seatpost: Syncros




    I really liked the white cabling, which housing is that? thanks
  • 05-23-2009
    melih
    hi..
    Thanks:-)

    Thats the shop of my team-mechanic in switzerland..
  • 05-24-2009
    zephyr11
    rzozaya1969;

    i'm quite sure its goodridge, for brakes and shimano for cables, my mech has them stowed away hidden in the back, only for the regulars...


    :D :D :D


    then again, there's always a splurge...

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=35066


    or these?

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=23398

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=2938
  • 05-24-2009
    melih
    ou.. you meat the brakelines.. yes its goodridge, yagwire for the cables.
  • 06-03-2009
    JohnnySmoke


    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.






  • 06-06-2009
    zephyr11
    ^^^^^^^^

    sweet ride, great match on bars / grips and saddle!!!

    i really enjoy seeing the same frame built in so many diff directions...
    just shows how versatile the frame is.
  • 06-06-2009
    One_Speed
    JohnnySmoke, Very nice build. Like the brown trim :thumbsup:
  • 06-20-2009
    Silvestri
    YAKEB: Oprah!
    YAKEB: Oprah

    (Stands for Yet Another Knolly Endorphin Build)

    Here's my newly arrived "Oprah" - she's big (a portly 32.14 lbs), she's black, she's bad, and she's beautiful. She was just built up yesterday, apart the initial test ride, I haven't ridden her yet.

    I ordered the basic Knolly AM kit, and made some adjustments from there, ridding of almost all SRAM components and replacing that with Shimano - personally, I'm just more fond of Shimano components.

    Without further adieu - weighing in at 32.28 lbs - heeeeeeere's Oprah!

    Frame - Large Endorphin, Black Anodized
    R Shock - Fox Float RP23
    Fork - 2010 Fox 36 TALAS RC2
    HeadSet - Cane Creek 110
    Stem - Thomson Elite X4
    Bar- RaceFace Atlas
    Grips - Knolly Lizardskins
    Saddle - Chromag Trailmaster DT
    Post - Thomson Elite
    QR - Chromag
    Crank/BB - Shimano SLX
    Pedals - Ritchey Logic (from old nineties-ish Rocky Blizzard)
    Wheels - Sun Ringle MTX29 (it didn't ship with the DT's as per the AM kit, maybe Knolly changed up things a bit)
    Hubs - DT Swiss 240
    Brakes - Magura Louise
    Shifters - Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur - Shadow XT
    Front Deralleur - Shimano XT
    Tires - Maxxis Minion

    Photo's coming shortly, as soon as I figure out how to convert NEF images on my Mac...

    I took her for a ride this afternoon, and with the seat adjusted, my butt was right over the rear wheel. The seat was centered between the BB and the rear axle - is this 'normal?' It made the front end act sorta squirrelly and light, but the rear remained planted.
  • 06-28-2009
    BigAirGar1
    5 Attachment(s)
    My Endo !!!!
    Spec'd as follows: 33 lbs -- No Shimano :nono:

    Frame - Large Endorphin, Black Anodized
    R Shock - Fox DHX 5 coil
    Fork - 2008 Fox 36 TALAS RC2
    HeadSet - Hope GunMetal
    Stem - DaBomb Combat 40mm Camo DH and a 90mm Thompson Elite X4 for AM
    Bar- DaBomb Big Stick Camo
    Grips - DaBomb Holy **** Lock on
    Saddle - DaBomb Guru
    Post - Thomson Elite
    Collar - Hope GunMetal
    QR - Hope GunMetal
    Crank/BB - Truvativ Howitzer Team & Holzfeller 2.2 Oct
    Pedals - Time Z-Flats
    Wheels - Sun SingleTrack Camo & DT Swiss competition
    Hubs - DaBomb HeadSpin Camo F & R
    Brakes - Avid Elixir R - (8" & 6")
    Shifters - SRAM X9 triggers
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM X9 mid-cage
    Front Deralleur - SRAM X9
    Chain & cassette - PC99r - PG990
    Tires - Syncros BHT 2

    Delicious !!!
  • 06-29-2009
    thefriar
    sweet looking rig!
  • 06-30-2009
    Silvestri
    Hey BAG1 - curious as to why didn't you follow the frame cable routing?
  • 06-30-2009
    BigAirGar1
    Funny you ask. I tried a bunch of different ways and finally called Bryan over at Knolly and asked for his advice. This option is what he recommended. I found that if I used the tabs it left me very little loop at the bars. Could be something specific to the Elixir's but this seems to work fine. Not the prettiest set up though !
  • 06-30-2009
    BryanS.
    Hey BigAirGar,
    The bike looks good. You are the second person I havr seen rocking the white lines recently, and it definitely blings it up!

    You don't quite have the routing as I described. Looking at the left side of the bike, and your rear brake cable, there is one more cable boss at the bottom of shock mount that you should tie to. From there you want to go to the rocker link, which is the longer and lower linkage. You are currently tied into the swing link, which could potentially cause a kink in your cables, as it does rotate quite a bit under full travel.

    I don't see any pictures of the full right side of your bike, but it looks like the the cable routing is close, you just need to tie into the rocker link, and I think it is complete. If you want to post a pic of the right side, I could certainly verify it.
  • 07-02-2009
    BigAirGar1
    Cable routing
    Thanks Bryan.

    Once I get the bike cleaned up I will re-post with your suggestions. Appreciate it.

    Gar
  • 07-05-2009
    axlissel
    2 Attachment(s)
    Endorphin all mountain setup, very light and strong
    Frame - Large Endorphin, white :thumbsup:
    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
  • 07-21-2009
    rmtks
    2 Attachment(s)
    upgrade
    monkeylite DH handlebar
    e13 bashguard
    xt shadow rear D
    DSP ti spring
  • 07-22-2009
    spadmike
    Quick question, I just got my Endorphin, I have the RP23, it does not seem so plush, do I let air out or do I fool around with the rebound? Any advice?
  • 08-04-2009
    rootsandrocks
    Drops
    Can the Endorphin handle 4ft. drops?
  • 08-04-2009
    spadmike
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 2 week old Endorphin
    My new Endorphin. Has a Bomber 55 ATA, I also have a Fox Float, 140, 32 fork, x-9 components, Avid Elixir Brakes, Chris King Head Set, Thompson stem.
  • 08-04-2009
    rootsandrocks
    Wow! Very nice!
    That looks like it can handle anything. do you like the rear suspension design?
  • 08-04-2009
    spadmike
    It is stiff, I have to work with it a bit, maybe put a coil. Climbs well, and corners like it is on rails!
  • 08-04-2009
    axlissel
    shock
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by spadmike
    Quick question, I just got my Endorphin, I have the RP23, it does not seem so plush, do I let air out or do I fool around with the rebound? Any advice?


    you shuold try both but most probably is preasure, chack sag. Mine works beatifully
  • 08-05-2009
    axlissel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rootsandrocks
    Can the Endorphin handle 4ft. drops?

    she must!
  • 08-12-2009
    ilikebikes475
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by axlissel
    Frame - Large Endorphin, white :thumbsup:
    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?
  • 08-12-2009
    axlissel
    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 ...:madman:

    Axel
  • 08-13-2009
    john85D
    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.

  • 08-13-2009
    BC
    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
  • 08-14-2009
    john85D
    Thanks! I'm 150-155lbs. with gear, depending on what kind of ride I'll be doing.
  • 08-14-2009
    axlissel
    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 ...:madman:

    Axel
  • 08-15-2009
    NoahColorado
    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 ...:madman:

    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.
  • 08-16-2009
    Mrwhlr
    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.
  • 08-16-2009
    axlissel
    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:eekster:
    Noah, by the way u have very nice videos on you site...
  • 08-17-2009
    rootsandrocks
    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.
  • 08-18-2009
    BC
    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.
  • 08-18-2009
    wg
    They're here 'n there. I'm usually the camera carrier so don't show up too often.
  • 08-18-2009
    rzozaya1969
    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...
  • 08-20-2009
    axlissel
    2 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by axlissel
    Frame - Large Endorphin, white :thumbsup:
    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

    more pic
  • 08-20-2009
    spadmike
    1 Attachment(s)
    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.:)
  • 09-07-2009
    LeeL
    Smoke - let me be the first one to know when you want to sell that thing

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JohnnySmoke


    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.







  • 09-13-2009
    sonikbuzz
    Hi guys,

    Here is a new setup of my Endorphin :thumbsup:










    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 :)
  • 09-13-2009
    rootsandrocks
    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.
  • 09-21-2009
    catch22
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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
  • 09-21-2009
    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
  • 09-21-2009
    catch22
    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:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/knolly/knolly-endorphin-sizing-question-498943.html
    http://forums.mtbr.com/knolly/endorphin-my-future-508109.html
  • 09-21-2009
    S.n.a.k.e.
    1 Attachment(s)
    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
  • 10-06-2009
    axlissel
    5 Attachment(s)
    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
  • 10-07-2009
    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.