Knolly Endorphin – January 2009

Knolly Endorphin build – January 2009

Well, the Knolly Endorphin build is complete.  Received 99% of the bits last week, and today the final couple of parts.  Right off the bat, I want to thank Chad at Red Barn for the killer deal, and all around great customer service.

Check Red Barn out here:
The build:

Endorphin – Small / White / RP23
FOX TALAS 150 RCL w/ 15mm
Chris King Hubs (Fun Bolts Rear / 15mm front) – Silver
DT Swiss 4.2D Rims
Spokes (black) / Nipples (silver)
XTR Crankset  FC-M970  175mm
Chris King BB – Silve
XTR Shadow Rear Derailleur  RD-M972 Long Cage
XTR Cassette  M970  11-34
XTR / DuraAce Chain
XTR Front Derailleur  FD-M970  35mm clamp
XTR Trigger Shifters  SL-M970
Chris King Headset 1 1/8″ – Silver
Chris King Headset Spacers  “Kit” – Silver
Thomson Seatpost  31.6  – 330mm – Silver
Thomson Stem (31.8)  X4 – 0 x 90mm – Silver
Hope X2 180mm Floating Disc w/ SS hose – Front
Hope X2 160mm Floating Disc w/ SS hose – Rear
Hope Grip Dr. Bar End Plugs – Black
Hope Seat Clamp – Bolt
Easton 31.8 Monkeylite XC (Carbon) Bar
ODI / Yeti (Black) Grips
WTB Laser V Saddle
29lbs 12oz

The Photographs:

Recent Updates


Brett let us borrow a reducing collar (Cane Creek), that allows us to run our extra Gravity Dropper on the Knolly.  The remote cable was already built up, set for use on the Terremoto, so the length isn’t exactly correct, but it ain’t bad.  Ideally it would be a couple of inches longer, but for testing this will do.  If it turns out that Lori wants to run a dropper seatpost, we may look into the expected Joplin II expected out soon.



The Knolly is a few months short of two years old now.  Pulled the crank and greased the Chris King BB.  Also, pulled the rear triangle and checked all bearings.  Everything is still feeling good.  Pulled the dust covers, cleaned and re-greased.  Re-assembled and torqued everything to spec. Examined chainstay for cracks, as this has been discovered on other Endos, but nothing found.



Replaced granny gear chain ring, greased CK BB, cleaned and greased main pivot and found main pivot bolt stripped – replaced, replaced chain stay bearings and bolts.


Shock was PUSHed after seal (Pro Pedal) blew!


Time for a minor tune-up.  Fork oil bath changed and wiper seals cleaned.  Also, suspension bearings were flushed and repacked or replaced.  CK BB was also re-greased.

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