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I've borrowed my wife's Endo for a few rides and gone riding on some trails in North Vancouver. She has it set up pretty light but not as aggressively weight-weenie as some of the rides I've seen here but it seems to hold up well - particularly to my sloppy flat landings and sideways cockeyed air

<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/4921590">For Ladies Only - North Vancouver; visitors from Lillooett</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user563272">Lee Lau</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Some smoother trails in the Sunshine Coast - featured in Kranked

<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/4947590">Red Baron, DNZ and Cunning Stunts - riding on the Sunshine Coast</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user563272">Lee Lau</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

and the downhill to the ferry taking you back to Vancouver

<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/4953333">Section 102 and Sidewinder on the Sunshine Coast</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user563272">Lee Lau</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
 

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Nice trails... coincidentally, my wife's hyphenated last name is "Lee-Lau." After we got married I only suggested that she change two letters in her surname, not the whole surname, but she's content with Lee-Lau.
 

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Fluid v. Endorphin

Lee-Lau,
you would be as qualified as anyone to do a comparison between the two bikes. a review
on what matters to you in a ride in direct relation to each other sure would be something i & i think a lot of riders would be plenty interested in reading about. Please?
 

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It's more appropriate to compare the Fluid LT to the Endorphin.

The Fluid is about 28 - 29lbs depending on whether you get a Fluid One or Two.

The Fluid LT is about 30.5 to 32 lbs depending on Fluid LT One to Two.

The Endorphin is stiffer then the Fluid LT. It's finish is better. Both are decent climbers. The Fluid LT I had was equipped with the abysmally craptastic DHX Air wallow pig and its performance suffered accordingly. Sharon's Endo has a RP23 which is infinitely better.

Other then the rear shock, the components between Endo vs Fluid LT One (last years 2008 and not this years) was about the same. The Endo is a more finished product. The Fluid LT One is light-years ahead of what Norco used to offer (ie pig bikes that didn't pedal terribly well but were tough and crude) but it's still not quite up to a Knolly's anality in finished quality.

The Endo's cockpit is a bit smaller and I think I liked that aspect of it when airing out stuff. Either bike were really good North Shore type bikes (ie steeps, tight trails, can take punishment, reasonable climbers)

That's my best honest take.
 
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