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Old 05-06-2016, 04:35 AM
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Endpoint Coffee Grinder - sasquatch sizing

This bike has been on my mind since Endpoint first came out with the concept, but life wasn't generous enough to allow it to happen until recently.

XL frameset (61/62cm ish) with the 6800 group from my Soma Smoothie. Whisky TA fork and lots of other bits. This is my 'lifetime' bike. It's perfect for what I need out of a road/cx bike. Steep seat tube and steep-ish headtube, low bb and big tires.

Tomorrow I take it out for its maiden voyage but it felt fantastic during the parking lot test. Stem will probably be dropped a bit but for now, it just needs to be ridden.

Designed by Endpoint in Richmond, VA and manufactured by FBM in Ithaca, NY this bike has some cool features. Short stays, True Temper DB tubing and fully sealed tubes make it perfect for me.




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Old 05-06-2016, 07:11 AM
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I really like it. I've looked at one in the same size. I love the geometry on them and would set mine up almost the exact same just with a 25mm setback post. Just watch those sealed tubes. Water always finds its way in somehow.

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Old 05-06-2016, 11:46 AM
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Nice ride. What bar tape is that?
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:37 PM
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really nice proportions for a large frame, looks great!
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:28 PM
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Nice ride. What bar tape is that?
Tape is the Cinelli Mash Parallax something or other. Really nice feel to it and seems rather durable.

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really nice proportions for a large frame, looks great!
Thanks! It's tough to get proportions right on Sasquatch sized frames, but Endpoint got it right. The best part is that the headtube isn't taller than the darn seattube, like a lot of the 'gravel grinders' and relaxed geo road bikes. This bike feels goooood.
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:01 PM
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This bike is the real deal. We had a bike to work day challenge at work, and I got a bit carried away. Only reason why I stopped riding is because I had to head into work.

It just eats up descents and the braking is phenomenal with the metallic pads and Centerline rotors. Doesn't quite have the all out bite that the Shimano hydraulics have, but it's plenty of stopping power and modulation is sublime.







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Old 05-14-2016, 08:03 PM
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I have always liked these. Super nice.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:13 PM
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how much does one of these weight?

also, anyone know if how big a 650b tire would fit?
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:26 PM
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Weighs 23 pounds with pedals and cages and a stout wheelset. There's a handul of these on knobby 650x43's with room.
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:49 PM
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Nice. Bartape is on point, too :-)
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:42 PM
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Weighs 23 pounds with pedals and cages and a stout wheelset. There's a handul of these on knobby 650x43's with room.
not too shabby. and cool, that is some nice clearance.
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Got myself a real road bike, so this thing is going 1x11. Waiting on the crank to arrive next week.

Force 1 crankset (42t)
XT 8000 cassette and 11-42 cassette. Tanpan to link the shifters.

Running a 37c WTB Riddler on the rear and 40c WTB Nano up front and it works great.

The dirt around here has a lot of elevation change in short burst, so the 1x11 should be nice for simplicity and quicker shifts.

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Old 09-14-2017, 08:51 AM
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looks great. Digging the bartape focal point.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:47 PM
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I dig it too but its begging for a black seatpost
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