Endorfin Bikes are a relatively new company specialising in hand building bespoke bikes from their base in the small German town of Hauenstein. The small team behind Endorfin include the original designer from fellow German brand Bergwerk and a former welder from Votec who are best known for manufacturing Porsche bikes.
Every mountain bike in the Endorfin range is hand welded, power-coated and expertly assembled in Germany. Each bike or frame is made to order which means the customer can choose exactly what they want from the frame colour to the exact specification to small but important details like stem length. It takes approximately four weeks from the date of order for bikes to be delivered to the UK.
All Endorfin bikes and frames are available in four standard colours: black, grey, blue and yellow. However, for an extra £50.00 you have the choice of over 200 RAL Classic colours which include pretty much every colour you can imagine. There is also a choice of a matt or gloss finish, a choice of frame decals in two different styles (solid or outline) and a choice of five different decal colours: black, white, silver, yellow or red. All of these finish options add up to over 2000 different combinations which make every Endorfin bike or frame truly unique.
The Endorfin range consists of several hardtails including singlespeed, Rohloff and SL race specific models. The range also includes Endorfin’s 100mm travel VP-4 SL full suspension bike which uses a Horst Link four bar suspension design and full cartridge bearings combined with a lock-out DT Swiss shock. The VP-4 SL is available in both a men’s and women’s version and also a Rohloff specific model, the VP-4-R SL. (Guy is testing the VP-4 SL for the next issue of WMB).
As well as being available as a frame only Endorfin offer each bike in a number of different specification models using top-end components from the likes of Rock Shox, Fox, Shimano, Sram, Magura, German:A, Schwalbe, Syntace, Race face, Tune, Fizik, Acros and DT Swiss. In addition to these complete bikes it is also possible to custom spec your dream bike and have Endorfin build it for you. Endorfin can even offer custom geometry on some models.
Being German, Endorfin have very close ties with Rohloff and offer three different bikes using the Rohloff Speedhub. Each Rohloff bike includes specific cable routing and Rohloff dropouts for guaranteed, hassle-free performance. Endorfin have also team up with Rohloff and Tune to manufacture the unique ‘tune-d for Endorfin’ Speedhub. The shell of the Speedhub is produced, anodised and laser-etched by Tune before being sent to Rohloff for assembly. These special Speedhubs are available in several anodised colours including green, blue, black, silver, red and gold and can only be bought with an Endorfin frame or as part of a complete Endorfin bike.
The complete range of Endorfin bikes can be viewed at Endorfin UK. The website also includes details on RAL colours, Rohloff Speedhubs, demo bikes, news and the Endorfin ordering process.