Liked a bike check pole machine 6/2/2018 10:09 PM
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Added a comment about feature The Pole Machine "Super Bike" is a Sight to Behold - Sea Otter Classic 4/26/2018 5:56 AM
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I get pretty fired up when I see the geo numbers and design of this bike. The only bike that does that on the market currently. Maybe my kids don't need that MTB upgrade this year?

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Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? Pole Bicycles Evolink 3/1/2018 8:00 AM

As a proud owner of a Evolink176 I can confirm the amazing capabilities of these bikes. I'm 5'11" (180cm) and the large frame fits great. The only change I did was add a +1º angleset to bring the headangle up to 63º. The thing I love the most aside from the geometry is the grip! I can climb the most...more

Added a comment to BobbyAnev's bike check 2/24/2018 10:05 AM
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Awesome build. Love the Orange/Black scheme. Well done!
Pole is the bike when you see the geo you know it is special. Long is good.

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Simplifies the Crank with DUB 1/16/2018 7:42 AM
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Wow- What a bunch of bullshit. Cranks are easy for me. I only buy threaded BB framesets and use only Shimano BB and cranks on my wife and kids bikes and Raceface cranks and Chris King BB's on mine. Job done. CK BB's are greasable w/o disassembly and never wear out....never.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/28/2017 3:10 PM
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LR is falling from 2.7 to around 2.6. Not particularly low nor particularly high pretty flat. Should work real well with an air shock.
Big guys should aim for LR of 2.0-2.5 (think Foes) if possible but most airshox will handle 325 or so reliably so the big guys should still be good to go. If you are well above 3 bills then I would recommend a hardtail.

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Added a comment to FLOWRIDER RACING's bike check 11/21/2017 2:34 PM
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Beautiful bike as all Turners are. But I gotta think some Fox Kashima would go well with that frame.I have a Black one at home. Too bad they stopped making the alloy bikes here.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/21/2017 7:50 AM
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A true floating brake mount would have the caliper pivoting off a bracket with a link running parallel back to the frame, not the swing link. This would be a slightly better but heavier and look a bit odd these days. I think Tantrum used to make a retrofit version for DHers and those that care about stuff like that BITD. You can still get a Foes DHer with that setup today though.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/21/2017 7:46 AM
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Absolutely love the rear suspension design and most of the numbers. But not the geo so much. After 6 months on my GG Trail Pistol I will never go back to the 73 deg STA. The 76/77 is the sweet spot for us big guys cranking long femurs. Then the Stack gets to be an issue w/o 30mm rise bars and 30mm of spacers. I wanna love this bike as the Lawwill was afavorite of mine and it needed a rebirth.
This is why I have given up on Carbon bikes. Molds are too costly for any real risk to be taken on a production run . Everyone plays it so safe (they think) to not offend anyone with perceived radical geo that you never achieve a truly great result.

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Added a comment about feature New Tubeless Sealant and Products from Slime 9/23/2017 8:51 AM
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I saw somebody did do that (P but would not have included some of this new formula stuff. Slime certainly should have the technical knowhow and resources to kill this segment though.

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Added a comment about feature Concentric BB Pivot and Unique Suspension Design on Rotec's Nine and Twentynine DH Bikes 9/22/2017 1:29 PM
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So cool seeing the Lawwill back!!
How about some leader forks updated as well. I don't even ride DH and I want one.

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Liked a comment on the item Concentric BB Pivot and Unique Suspension Design on Rotec's Nine and Twentynine DH Bikes 9/22/2017 1:28 PM

Long live the Lawwill!

Added a comment about feature Unique Spoke Lacing in These Custom Handbuilt Carbon Wheels from Colorado 9/22/2017 7:14 AM
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Ohhhh........the truth as in X3?
I build mine almost exactly the same but find that having a single size and guage spoke is way better in the long run for the occasional broken spoke replacement. How much weight change comes from the 16 alu nipples vs. brass. Just run all aluminum.. As long as your tensions are fairly even and reasonable . No issues from running them all in aluminum. BTW- Those rims look suspiciously like Nextie Alligators.

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Added a comment about feature New BOS Forks and Shocks from Eurobike 8/31/2017 5:47 PM
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OK. My BOS recognition is not good. Not sure I've ever seen a set in person either.

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Added a comment about feature New BOS Forks and Shocks from Eurobike 8/31/2017 3:30 PM
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Why is nobody even discussing the monster on the right the Dhyos? Holyshit. I think I found the beef.
Are those 42mm stanchions on that beast? Now that is a fork!

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Liked a bike check Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail 8/28/2017 10:40 AM
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Added a comment to swatanab's bike check 8/28/2017 8:03 AM
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KTM Edition?

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Added a comment about photo Beefy rear brake mount for GT Factory Racing 8/3/2017 7:21 AM
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HD because it is offset 5-6mm. Typical 203 adapters are less massive because their loads are inline with the post mount or close.

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Updated bike check Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol-XL 8/1/2017 1:34 PM
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Added a comment about feature Pro Toolbox Check - John Hall's Treasure Chest 8/1/2017 11:49 AM
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John- Ordered my 1560 (used on Ebay) , ordering the Kaizen foam today
Question- How do you keep the foam rigid enough with a full load of tools on it as you stack them inside the case? Added plastic backing? or is the Kaizen rigid enough on its own to support the tools?

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