The new version of the Endorphin looks like it is a bit slacker and lower based on the geometry on the website. With tabs,142x12, and taper head tube all complete what is already an incredible bike the original Endorphin is.
After 3 years I took the 36 off my Endorphin. Looking for a change and after having a look at the new Endorphin proposed geometry, I got a Works Components 1 degree Angleset and a shorter 150 fork as Knolly lists it for the new Endorphin. Choose a Revelation RLT ti as it has a 20 axle and blackbox MC.
Ended up with the same HA as the 36.... just under 67 degrees, with only a slightly shorter wheelbase. Bottom bracket dropped to 352mm with 2.35 Nev's and it handles excellent. Enjoy the much lighter front end with the exact same handling and steering feel of the 36, it's much lower but less stiff (actually stiff for a 3.9lb 150 travel fork).
All put the 36 back on and it should be 66 HA.
Anyways, I'm having a feel for the new Endorphin geometry and like it.
Yeah I'm thinking I'm probably better off on a small. I have a 30" pants inseam so I wanna minimize the potential for getting racked. I've rented frames that are 18" and I was too streched out and that top tube was too close for comfort. I could probably get away with a medium for a road bike but not for a mtn bike. As for getting two bikes, well that would be a no, my bike budget is constrained to cover 1 bike. I'll call around and see which dealers have any small frames left.
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