Knolly Endorphin - Garett Buehler Edit

Jul 31, 2013
by Knolly Bikes  
Not just your everyday trail bike, the Knolly Endorphin comes well equipped to perform in any riding conditions you want to throw at it. From casual XC rides, All Mountain epics or simply shredding your local trails, the Endorphin comes in at 26 pounds with a standard build kit. This All Mountain weapon is set to deliver a memorable riding experience every time you get into the saddle. Playful, nimble, plush, stable and fun are a few words to describe the riding experience. Check out team rider Garett Buehler fresh off a trip to Peru enjoying local trails in his back yard of Nelson BC.

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  Garett enjoying the view in his home town of Nelson BC.

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88 Comments

  • 24 2
 At first, i was like Ok he's playing gentle on local trails, and then the last 30 seconds, Boom!!! Great edit! I love knolly, they have sweet bikes like this one. Am i the only one who think this durolux looks amazing??
  • 11 1
 Durolux doesnt look only cool the Fork works very well too! And the price is more than fair. Will be prolly the new Fork on my new Weapon.
  • 2 0
 yeah, actually, i was also thinking about how it was working! Smile that looks sweet! Wink And for the price, no doubt about that!
  • 2 0
 This may be my new ride after seeing it get man handled like this , super plush suspension , and the black is sick looking Awesome edit too , they made it look seamless
  • 2 0
 yeah, the black one is classy!!
  • 2 0
 I use a Durolux 2013 on my Commencal Supreme 6 and it performces perfectly and only cost the half of a Fox. Its a great fork
  • 21 2
 If that bike can handle Garrett Buehler's riding, then it can handle anything.
  • 3 49
flag The-SINTRA-crew (Jul 31, 2013 at 1:44) (Below Threshold)
 I knew that you would Be the First comment here.you are a Knolly freak
  • 14 2
 ^^Seriously bro, stop being such a Pinkbike troll, you come across as a really arrogant little tw*t. (@SINTRA)
  • 3 0
 What do you mean Sintra crew. I don't even have a knolly, so how am I a knolly freak.
  • 1 20
flag The-SINTRA-crew (Jul 31, 2013 at 10:17) (Below Threshold)
 Sarcasm?
  • 10 0
 Even if it were sarcasm, it wouldn't have been funny.
  • 5 0
 Coming back to the main subject, yeah it seems bulletproof on this video, especially in the last segment... I'm pretty sure "All mountain" don't contain dirt jumps, but whatever, it's probably "Buehler's All mountain"!! Wink
  • 14 0
 I really think this is a prime example of marketing done right. It tackles the myth that small bikes (this one is 140mm rear, believe it or not) are watered down DH rigs or glorified XC bikes that can only handle small stuff while in reality, for most people, the bikes can handle a lot more than they themselves can. People can ride whatever they want but I always find it odd when people ride full sus rigs on super tame tracks (just look at the VODs) when this could be just as good if not better suited. I don't want to take another jab at the 29ers/650b as it's been done to death already but if the industry could stop the circlejerk over those for a second and promote quality rigs like this more, I think everyone would be a winner. Who doesn't want a 26 pounds mini dh rig that jumps/drops/tricks/corners/manuals/handles well AND pedals good?
  • 1 0
 Very well said Smile
  • 2 0
 PLC- Ummm... they already do promote quality rides like this all the time?

I find it strange that when there's above average coverage on new rides using new-ish wheel sizes that people assume that rides like this Endorphin get no coverage when in reality they always do... I mean that's always how it's been. Newer/different stuff gets more coverage, especially when they rip. It's like complaining that since there's recently been more articles about 1x11 setups, specifically the XX1, that no other drivetrains get promoted... kinda silly.

But you're right on about the common perception that to do DH, you need a DH-specific rig. There's a ton of people I know that buy 40lbs. dual crowns and only ride perfectly smooth and machine groomed bike park runs because they think you need 10" of travel to hit anything that's not XC. I've been using 6" AM rigs for years now and they've handled basically everything I've tossed at em.
  • 1 0
 We agree that there seems to be a lot of misconceptions about the capabilities of the trail/am bike range. Yet, as you're saying, mid travel 26ers have been around since forever. Of course they weren't always that good but the technology improved them by leap and bounds in the last few years. It's ok that the other wheel sizes get a lot of coverage but it looks like they overshadowed the progress of burlier little bikes. Hell, when I bought my first AM rig, despite reading all the reviews and everything else I still wasn't even sure how much the bike could handle. I'm still surprised every day I ride it and most people I ride with are often blown away by how well it rides in such hostile terrain. That's where I feel they might have failed with the marketing. Saying the bike is a good bike is one thing but showing it taking all kinds of abuse speaks much louder.
  • 7 0
 Got one 3 weeks ago and having a blast! Faster down AND uphill than my carbon brain stumpy. I can honestly say the hype is justified: stiff=holds a line, stable=stays composed over rough grounds, cornering super balanced, really wants to be throw down low and IF it lets go you get effortless controlled two wheel drifts, and did i mention it really goes forward? With the mediocre fox ctd on descend it is really efficient even while plush, set to trail 1 it is almost a race bike. I know i sound like a brainwashed idiot.
  • 3 1
 Not really , that shock has surprised me on quite a few occasions , the specs and reviews say one thing but my rides say something else Not a be all end all of shocks but mine is still surprising me , And your description of this setup has me wanting it even more
  • 3 0
 Sorry, neg propped you by mistake, wanted to pos prop you. Didnt mean to say the ctd is a pos just it can feel underwhelming while still performing acceptably. Saved my ass more than a few times too.
  • 8 2
 Seems like a nice bike. Like the shredding and edit as well. But why the hell do you have to break hard with a blocking rear wheel in every corner or even without!? This attitude seems to get popular which causes much more corrosion on the trails than necessary and even worse a ban of mountain bikers on trails. Happens more and more in Switzerland...
  • 4 13
flag Daddybear (Jul 31, 2013 at 10:01) (Below Threshold)
 U talkin bout havin steez? u always argue bout the same thing
  • 1 1
 And it rips your tires up :/
  • 2 6
flag Daddybear (Jul 31, 2013 at 23:13) (Below Threshold)
 peoples over ever are very stupid and @Jebusfu is a prick
  • 2 0
 Can happen that you come hot into a corner/have to brake late and while the skid is not intended, with the weight change forward for cornering plus the braking the back wheel traction is already at a minimum and the slightest touch to the rear brake just add the bit to make the tire let go and you get a half skid half slide.
With the speed spot on you prolly would get a slide anyway when it is loose.
The boy just wants to show how the bike rips and ads a bit of 'expression' to his ride - take it like that: dont ride that loud all the time else the trails get deaf but with good measure its part of the deal.
I mean if you ride that slow that you would never break traction and you lock the rear wheel just for fun it's silly but if you ride on the edge and traction breaks then it is legit.
  • 3 0
 Fair enough. I know it can happen and moreover i know its fun. I m just thinking thats a decision to make whether or not you promote it, both from the rider and the guy whos editing the video. With a certain popularity comes to my mind a certain responsibility. Its like wearing helmets. If the pros dont wear helmets but cool beanies and caps instead all the 15 year old kids do it as well. Same thing happended with back protectors and neck braces.

@Daddybear: You should know about the problems coming from chamonix...
  • 1 5
flag Daddybear (Aug 1, 2013 at 3:20) (Below Threshold)
 That's the way i rip the trails over here and no one can tell me none bout that (come enjoy the experience if you want to).
if it rips your tires go by a new one... or don't use your brake to much to so you don't have to buy new brakes.......
I ve been doin trails for years in my valley and if there is brake bumps or stuff like that use a shovel and go working on your trails......
I ve been also makin a new trach on the "regular resort" where i shape and take care of the stuff.... there kid from 4 years old to 50 years that come , enjoy and also destroy the trails so i have to take out the shovel and the rake every 2 days to get it clean.......
Ask to the personn who's in charge of the trails to simply do their job!!!!!! (been to cran montana yesterday trails for bike are shit now spend the day on riping the ski slopes all day)
  • 6 1
 This bike is sick! One of the most amazing bikes these days (along with the Chilcotin). Just bringing a tons of fun and not caring about all this wheel sizing bullsh** at all!
  • 3 1
 Exactly !!!
  • 5 1
 Beautiful edit great riding. Still can't decide between the chilcotin or endorphin
  • 1 29
flag The-SINTRA-crew (Jul 31, 2013 at 1:50) (Below Threshold)
 Im Not a Big Knolly Fan but if then the chilcotin or the podium
  • 4 0
 Just curious, why not a fan?
  • 4 0
 He's no idea, he's 14 years old and just an opinionated little arse.
  • 3 0
 Keeping it steezy on the trail bike. Well done Buehler for putting all those trendy enduro and trail edits to shame by showing what style is.
  • 1 0
 Rode my (blue) Endorphin with X-Fusion Slant and Fox CTD at my semi-local bike park while my DH rig was in for some work. Next week I rode the DH rig - and fell twice in nothing sections going slower than on my Endo. My forearms were killing me from the Fox 40. I hate to say it, but my Endorphin was more fun. I still prefer a DC fork and more rear sus for high speed rough stuff however (as does Buehler, I am sure). Sick video! I can't stop watching it.
  • 4 1
 The Endorphin is such a rad bike! Love mine! Knolly is on top of the game.... like always!
  • 5 1
 What a great way to end an "xc" ride.....
  • 3 1
 Great vid!

I'm always left thinking after an xc/all mountain bike ad..... "looks nice but can it jump..?" ..not in this case. Well done
  • 4 1
 A lot of AM bikes can be pushed almost as hard as DH rigs while keeping pretty good XC capabilities. It's never going to be as fast as an XC bike or as forgiving as a DH bike but unless you're a pro racer, they can handle pretty much anything.
  • 2 0
 Perfect way to describe them , couldn't have said it better my self I hammer the shit out of my bikes and have Hartley ever had a major problem Def. comes down to the how your riding and not being stupid
  • 5 1
 Where's all the 'needs a dropper post' comments? I'm still in PB right?!
  • 1 3
 yeah, and one more cable through that frame = eyesore
  • 1 0
 In truth the routing on that frame is pure genius, even the little supplied plastic clips that make zip ties unnecessary and give the cables just enough slack that you dont have to worry about their length too much. Its a rare case when loads of cables don't detract from the looks.
  • 5 0
 We need stund back.
  • 2 0
 Wtb buehler doerfling and romo back in another stund....!
  • 3 0
 And kinrade
  • 4 0
 26" wheels alive and shredding!!!!
  • 3 2
 I bet every bike that under Garret's foot seems to be invincible. But this new Endorphin looks really sweet! And I love my Chilcotin!!!
  • 4 1
 whats that song? really chill
  • 2 1
 check out Blitzen Trapper (which is the band, not sure of the song), they're out of Portland and have a great sound
  • 2 1
 Black River Killer by Blitzen Trapper
  • 2 1
 Damn, I always wanted to use this song if I ever made a video. Good choice for this video.
  • 4 1
 I can't believe he's a pro, I'm so much better than him!~
  • 2 0
 I normally finish off my riding days with superman seat grabs. Great edit!!!
  • 2 0
 "26 pounds with standard build kits"???? yeah ok.. more like 30 like all the rest of the bikes with 6.5lb frame!
  • 1 0
 HAHAHAHA.. I click on the link.. an it says 30.6 lbs and $6000 WITHOUT pedals! too funny
  • 2 0
 how do you get a "standard" bike to weigh 26 lbs. Is that a GOLD standard or something...?
  • 4 3
 Looks pretty versatile... Downhill, uphill, flips, whips and superman seats. Jeez.
  • 3 1
 That should help sell some bikes. Great edit too!
  • 2 1
 Blitzen Trapper -'black river killer'...sick edit, i love watchin Garrett Buehler karv a trail up!!!
  • 2 1
 Cool bikes, right up there with Intense, Foes. Something a 10k Spec never will have.
  • 2 0
 ahh, i also use to end my daily rides like this.....
  • 1 1
 Nice vid, his riding style is very loose.

I thought there was a review on the Endorphin coming up!?
  • 3 2
 Really dig the music and edit overall. The superman at the end was nasty!
  • 3 2
 "for maximum performance and enjoyment" - sold.
  • 1 1
 Had a laugh when I first read that line haha.
  • 2 1
 +1 on the music...cool choice for this edit!!!
  • 1 0
 classy. clearly. Buehler.
  • 1 0
 it is nice, and goog travel
  • 1 0
 The Endorphin is an amazing frame that you can really do everything on!
  • 1 0
 yep that bout sums up my daily all mountain ride....
  • 1 0
 Sick edit!!One of my favourite freeride riders to watch!
  • 1 0
 the best bike i ever rode. pure fun, confidence and versatility.
  • 1 0
 Just bought one from John at KnollyUK I am fkin stoked !!!
  • 2 2
 so many sick clips in one edit ! rippin that fresh loam
  • 2 1
 Love my Endo!
  • 1 1
 The chili is even better.
  • 1 1
 Let's do the same with an endorphin... a scott endorphin...
  • 1 0
 26" !!!
  • 1 0
 found a crack on the rear triangle ... tears ...
  • 1 1
 how much?
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