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    Listen! Knolly Endorphin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread

    Knolly Endorphin Build Information and Set-up thread... Post 'em up !~!

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    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
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    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.

    Sipping the Knolly Whisquillappa

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    Smile 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)











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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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    Went tubeless and weighed it properly. Weight it 32.70 Lbs and 14.84 KG

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    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

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    Here is a new picture of mine. Letting a friend ride it.

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    ... and if we just ...

    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)

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    Good job! 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.
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    bikesinmud! great set-up! great looking bike
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    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.


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    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).
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    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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    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...

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    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...

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    Well, I guess it's time to put a post here...lol!

    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





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    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 ...
    and sorry for my english ...

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    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 ...
    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.....

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    Oh please tell me those bar ends are temporary....

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    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 ...
    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...

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    i'll change this old saddle, white seems a nice choice...

    I already said sorry for bar end, short bar, long stem ---> 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

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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
    BANZAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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....

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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 .
    BANZAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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 !
    BANZAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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 !
    BANZAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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....
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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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