Endorphin Bike Check: a 10 year old's Mullet Adventure Machine

Endorphin Bike Check: a 10 year old's Mullet Adventure Machine

Posted by Noel Buckley on

Written by 10 year old rider: Ruby Wong 

IG handle: I don't have one… my parents wont buy me a phone yet; they don't want me having too much screen time. 

Where you live: Coquitlam, BC 

Endorphin Ride Photo

Nearby trail system and your favorite trail?

Burke Mountain, Eagle Mountain, SFU, & the North Shore.

I have lots of favorite trails! Here's a quick hit list:   

Marvin and Scouts on Eagle Mountain

Red R to Green Bastard on Burke

Double Dog and World Cup at the Silverstar Bike Park

Original Sin and Aline Tech at the Whistler Bike Park

 Endorphin ride photo

What do you ride (type of terrain)?  What's the intended use for your new bike?

I like to ride tech trails, fast flow trails and I'm getting better at the jump trails in the bike park. Jumps are sort of scary sometimes and crashing hurts. I crashed really hard this summer at Sun Peaks but I got to ride in the patrol van to the hospital. And this past summer I learned to like the challenge of climbing up the mountain. 

I have one bike and I use it for everything (trail & park)! When I hit the park, my dad changes the rear shock to bike park mode and I’m good to go.

Endorphin Glamour photo

What model and colour? 

My new Endorphin is shiny silver with blue accents. I love the colors and the blue accents go with my riding outfits.

How tall are you? 

My dad and Noel said I was 4 foot 10 when I got the bike in the spring of 2023 but I'm taller now.

What size frame did you get? 

I ride a size extra small.

How does it fit you?

The bike fits me great but I’m growing lots since I got it…  maybe Noel will make me another bike?! 

Endorphin Ride photo

What's your bike spec?

SR Suntour Durolux 36 at 160mm

Fox Factory Float X 150mm Rear, 

Chromag 31.8 x 40 stem 

Race Face Turbine Bar 720mm 

Race Face Half Nelson 29mm grips

Cane Creek HeadSet

Hayes Dominion A2 SFL Brakes

Hayes 180mm D Series Rotors

Shimano XT 11spd Shifter

Shimano XT 11spd Rear Derailleur 

XTR 11spd Cassette

Special 157.5 mm Crank Set 

Chromag Contact Pedals

OneUp 180mm Dropper 

Spank 26” Hex Drive Rear Wheel with Tannus

We Are One 27.5 Union Front 

DHR II  EXO+ 26” x 2.4 Rear

Assegai Maxx Grip 27.5 x 2.5 Front

Endorphin Detail photo

Did you do anything custom?

Yes!  I put a bunch of bike stickers, a water bottle holder and a waterproof walkie talkie so if I take off on my dad and brother or get lost in the forest… they can call me.

Endorphin

My dad said I have a Mullet set up: 26” rear wheel with a 27.5” front wheel. I like the front tire, it's grippy and tracks well on the trails. The smaller rear wheel gave me room when I stood over the bike. My dad said there is a pink noodle in my rear tire to help with dents. It didn't really work too well as I dented my wheel at the bike park hitting something!

My dad said I also have custom cranks which is157.5 mm long. It seems to work…. what is a crank again? 

I have this tool thing in my stem. It's green. We seem to use it alot as it is fast to get out.

Endorphin Ride photo

What do you love about your new bike?   

It’s squishy on the downhill, feels good overall and makes me feel brave and confident. I like going fast and hitting jumps and drops. The brakes are real good too.

If I ride well and do not complain, then afterwards I get treats with my brother (slurpees or ice cream and sometimes fries).   

How’s the bike performing?

It's awesome! It helped me get second place in the Enduro Kids Race at Crankworx! i look forward to riding it again in a few months but right now it is ski time! 

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