Jeremy Stowards and Steve Storey Hit the All Mountain Side of Whistler

Aug 23, 2016 at 22:29
by Knolly Bikes  
Views: 11,905    Faves: 100    Comments: 4


The Endorphin has always been a fantastic model for us here at Knolly Bikes. Customer feedback and reviews continue to justify how we feel about this bike but it sometimes takes a couple of our team athletes to show us how performance looks aside from climbing like a champ and long epics.

Check out our team riders Jeremy Stowards and Steve Storey on what their interpretation is.

Enjoy!

Knollyendorphin

www.knollybikes.com


MENTIONS: @KNOLLYBIKES / @bcmudrider / @stevestorey




62 Comments

  • + 17
 Fuck yeah Storey, crushing!
  • - 1
 Which trails are they? I did one day at whistler a few weeks back and feel like I missed a lot!

I did ride Fade to Black, not knowing what was coming up, DH bikes make everything smaller...
  • + 10
 I'll never understand people riding trails that, like that guy said, "I built for a downhill bike", on a trail bike with a half-shell helmet. Having helped surgically put someone's jaw back together, I say no thanks to that. But to each their own I guess...
  • + 6
 Of course you can't ride a single crown fork bike without a half-shell helmet! That's just fashionably ridiculous!
  • + 5
 I think most pro level riders have an extra 2"- 3" of travel built into themselves. I got a buddy who never had a problem smoking me through the gnar on his Chilcotin while I was on a Podium.
  • + 5
 @kubaner: It's not the lesser travel that surprises me, it's the lack of protection. It's like people think that since they're on a trail bike they no longer need a full face, even though they're riding the same trails as before
  • + 5
 THIS! It's so stupid. Kids watch it as well and think they don't need a full face.
  • + 1
 @sicmoto: been riding 20 years and can't recall the last time I planted my face into something on a crash. If you aren't reacting fast enough to turn your head then maybe volleyball...? I dunno. But I destroyed a TLD D2 on a Saturday and an A1 Drone the next day on the same trail. Felt about the same. Helmets have come a long way and there's ample protection from both. Knowing how to crash is the difference.
Yes, there are those times when the crash is severe enough that it should have required a full face. Part of knowing your limits. I don't think you guys are giving kids enough credit. They arent stupid, they know their limits and most usually do err to the safe side. They also know how to crash If they ride a lot.
  • + 2
 @dirteveryday: The problem isn't the pro riders doing this, it's the teenagers who see them riding this kind of stuff without a full face and think that's what they should do as well. I coach middle school and high school kids through NICA and the one thing pretty much every teenage boy has in coming when it comes to mountain biking is 1) lack of fear 2) willing to try something if their friends tell them too and 3) perceived skill higher than actual skill. Not the best combination when you're riding Whistler size stuff...
  • + 2
 @dirteveryday: Why did you even own a D2 then if your reaction times are so excellent? Ask Matti Lehikoinen. If these guys had been on DH bikes they'd be wearing full faces. Fashion.
  • + 10
 Done that walk of shame before. Not proud of it.
  • + 3
 Definitely a sketchy ride out. I too have roped it down
  • + 9
 Nice riding, great bike! Smile
  • + 8
 Steve Storey knows what he's doing
  • + 8
 Sick video! Knolly bikes ride so freaking good!
  • + 5
 thats very decieving showing some guys on a proper DH bike walking it and basically showing some weekend warriors walking it with their DH bikes and a pro rider cleaning it.
  • + 2
 Riders left is a little more challenging, but really, any intermediate rider can ride that line with the proper instruction. Roll into it, let off the brakes, speed check at the bottom. Kind of like you'd do with most any feature at whistler...
  • + 4
 All the gear and no idea... People blow so much money trying to 'buy' being a better rider.
  • + 5
 That moment you realize you finally made it into a PB edit... and you're the guy walking your DH bike down the trail.
  • + 2
 @Endurahbrah: next time I will make sure I will film you riding it down !
  • + 3
 my Endorphin is amazing I love it but I have now bent two shock bolts, they are 6mm I think and am a little frustrated. kick ass bike though...........
  • + 1
 Are you bottoming out a lot? That puts extra stress to the bolt. Or just crappy quality steel.
  • + 1
 @clarky78: no not bottoming out a lot, maybe just crap steel like your suggestion, strange from knolly but it's my first knolly frame.
  • + 19
 Hey Zeeno,

Have you contacted us about this? If not, please do. We would like to make sure you get the proper grade replacement(s), and keep you on the trails, smashing it like Storey and Stowards.

info@knollybikes.com, ask for Eli.
  • + 1
 @KNOLLYBIKES: ok cool thanks.
  • + 2
 @KNOLLYBIKES: ok cool thanks, I love the way it rides so much I want to remain a knolly customer for life your products are the best and live the brand image too...
  • + 5
 @KNOLLYBIKES: Customer Service done right. It's great to see when a brand actually gives a f*ck
  • + 5
 Yeah Jercan! So rad.... way to represent the Puddle!
  • + 1
 Genuine question: What is the point of wearing goggles with a half lid?

..Crash protection? Just wear a full face.
..Spray protection? Dirt never gets past my eye shields.

Have I missed something?
  • + 7
 yes...
  • + 3
 maybe he gets teary eyes really easily? i get it super fast but i just wear sunglasses
  • + 6
 As one that wears contacts I can tell you goggles make all the difference especially here in SoCal where it’s usually super dusty. If I’m following people and wearing regular glasses, even ones with a lot of coverage, I still get dust in my eyes which can be a real problem with contacts. Plus, they allow me to keep my eyes open for longer and not have to blink as often.
So yah, goggles are great.
  • + 2
 I wear contact lenses when riding and wearing goggles is the only way of keeping my eyes from getting teary, then super dry and then screwing up the lenses . some make fun of the looks but it works for me
  • + 1
 Purely for that enduro look!
  • + 2
 Goggles are comfy and work well with your DH lid? Yes. Same applies to a half shell...
  • + 1
 Thanks for reminding me.I got my eyes lasered a while ago and I'd forgotten about all the hassle with dry eyes and contacts. Other than mountain bikes it's the best money I've spent and I'd recommend it to anyone into outdoor sports.
  • + 4
 Great video !
  • + 2
 always wanted to know...pronounced "know-lee" or "naw-lee"? first one to answer gets a capri sun...
  • + 7
 Owner/Founders name is Noel so Im going with Know-lee
  • + 2
 Its Nolly
  • + 2
 According to Noel and Kevin, it's "No-lee" rhyming with roly poly, not "Na lee" rhyming with good golly miss molly. Either way, I love the way the bikes descend - and great video.
  • + 4
 Naw-lee! Ftw
  • + 0
 Interesting Marketing choice by Knolly. The Endo is better suited to a Matt Hunter style video epic than a few clips from Whistler. If that were the riding I was doing I would reach for a Delerium or my Warden, which I love!
  • + 9
 We have another Endorphin edit with Buehler on deck that shows more all mountain epic. Excited to launch it...stay tuned!
  • + 2
 necessary to include the shot of the guys with the v10 and tues walking?
  • + 2
 Salsa Verde is good with pork and chicken.
  • - 2
 Good video but the statements the riders make at the start of their segments is pretty dumb. Nobody is happy to ride an Endorphin for an hour to work and your 130mm trail bike does not feel, "at home" on a DH trail. I rode my 130mm trail bike once on a big mtn blue flow as a test and bottomed that sucker out almost right away. It was far from being at home.
  • + 1
 Holy crap... check out his rear wheel at 1:06 while skidding, the rear end has so much flex it looks so unnerving!
  • + 3
 Sweet riding boys !!!
  • + 2
 That was Rad this bike is a winner!
  • + 3
 Do me on it, Jercan!
  • + 1
 Awesome - I wonder what pressures these guys run their forks at; I didn't see a single bottom out in the entire vid.
  • + 2
 Maybe they are setup super progressive?
  • + 1
 Zolly's (zoom dolleys) and Knollys
  • + 1
 I want a knolly for many years.
  • + 1
 Yeah Jer killing it! sick riding
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