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Nice reach, perfect for 25.4mm bars (duh) perfect positioning overall.
One of the face-plate bolts stripped out, due to user error. My fault that it happened.Overall Review: Would recommend, just be careful when tightening down.
These rims were incredibly easy to set up with my maxxis exo tyres.
good price too.
annoying that they came with the stick on the inside of the rim. i had to buy label remover to be able to get it off.Overall Review: i noticed the improvement between these and my giant rims straight away when i got out to the trail head. i found that i could corner much more aggressively and ride faster.
Spare lense is a bonus
Tear offs and goggle bag were a great surprise
rarely fog up
The adjustment on the strap tends to work its way loose over time. i hardly noticed this out on the trail though.Overall Review: I have used a fair few goggles since i started riding yet these stood out the most for me for the following reasons. - they work well with both full and half face helmets - well ventilated and nice and comfy - rarely fog - great range of colours - awesome price
Get fairly decent spec for a low price
nice geometry - bombs the descents and climbs pretty well
wide handlebars as standard is a bonus
No lockout on the rear shock is a bit annoyingOverall Review: After buying this as an upgrade to my norco fluid dualy, i noticed the difference straight away. I was incredibly suprised to see that it climbed better than the fluid as it was heavier with more aggressive travel/geometry. No matter what i have thrown at the bike it has eaten it all up. I would definitely recommend this bike.
Works well with most goggles
Nice sturdy visor
Could fit a GoPro hero session underneath visor
Plenty of spots to mount an action camera
Felt a little flimsy
Metal seatbelt type buckle rusted easy
Clear coat paint started to peal off after about 6 months
for me, the debate of carbon vs aluminum seems to be outdated. The cost is not worth 1-2 lbs of savings for me these days and the Knolly Endorphin reminds of of why i started riding bikes in the first place. This is coming from someone who owns carbon and AL full suspension bikes. This bike absolutely rips. It is so nimble and playful and that is with a pike 150 up front. I am a bigger build at 5'10" 190 lbs and I ride a medium, This thing wants to pop, flick and jump off every little feature it can. the rear linkage made me a little hesitant at first, but man... traction traction traction! rather your climbing a tech section full of rocks and roots, or ripping through some groomed berms, this bike holds it down. the 130 rear really holds it own, and I have yet to feel under-gunned on any of my my rides. I was incredible impressed how stable it felt, especially on the faster stuff. This bike is just plain fun and reminds me of why i started riding in the first place.
I have only owned this bike for a few months now and I really don't have anything bad to say at this point. When riding some more techy terrain, keeping up with my buddy's on their 160/150 bikes was a little tough as they could blow through the gnar sections while I was a little more thoughtful of my lines. To combat that, on the flatter sections of the trails, I was able to enjoy myself a little more popping off roots and rocks... I think the rear linkage makes me questionable for the long term, and will be interested to see how long the pivots and hardware hold up.Overall Review: As I have read elsewhere, it is downhillers trail bike. I am no downhill rider, but spend 90% of my time on trails on the east coast.. but man is this bike fun. Going back to what I said earlier, this bike reminds me of why I started riding in the first place. Not getting caught up on components, weight, what materials my frame and wheels were made of... but simply just got me excited to go ride my bike. If you want to have fun, and you are an aggressive trail rider, don't look past the Knolly Endorphin 27.5
POC is known for their protection gear. They cover the basis across two major outdoor recreation sports, biking and skiing, and with the focus on two sports and not 7, i think it allows them the time, money and research to provide quality products. That being said, this is a great pair of kneed pads, especially for the downhill enthusiasts. Even though, this is the VPD Air knee pad, considered to be their lighter duty knee pad, they still provide an abundance of protection, which is good and why we wear these things. They breathe relatively well, but of comfort and breathability are your main concerns, I personally would look elsewhere.
A few things that bothered me about these knee pads. 1) this is suppose to be POC's "light duty" knee pad. Well they are, but they aren't when you are comparing them to other like knee pads, say the Dakin Slayers, or Fox Launch. The POC really do provide great stiff, protectio, but they aren't that forgiving when it comes to pedaling, especially when you are climbing just as much as you are descending. 2) Don't breathe very well 3) only one strap, on top that grabs the thigh. I personally would prefer a strap that grabs the calf, or just right above it so when you are descending, through technical terrain, you don't have to worry about the pads sliding down your legs. most people legs get slimmer from top to bottom and the top strap is pointless once it loses its grip and begins to slid down your leg. 4) not recommended for long days in the saddle.Overall Review: Now it may seem that my Bad may outweigh the good in this review, but don't get my wrong, I think this is a great pair of knee pads and POC is known as a industry leader in the protection market. But, when this is their light duty knee pad, and you are comparing to what I would consider, other true light duty knee pads, these are not at the top of my list. these get 4 out of 5 for me, as they are still on my shelf, and I will wear them on the days when I know descending > ascending but there is still some pedaling involved. ..but if you're looking to crank out 20-30 miles in the saddle, I would look elsewhere. Thanks for reading and feel free to ask any questions or address any of my statements above!