Contest: Name This Frame From Dartmoor Bikes - Top Ten

Mar 31, 2013 at 7:04
Mar 31, 2013
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What a huge response! We spent almost two days browsing through and discussing all 6000 comments posted under the Name This Frame From Dartmoor Bikes article and almost 2500 comments sent to our fanpage profile.

We have the top ten names selected here. We hope you will help us to choose the best one by publishing your comments here or posting them on our fanpage. The lucky winner will be announced this coming Wednesday and will be the recipient of a brand new Dartmoor Wish Pro complete bike.

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Top ten names listed in alphabetical order together with their most popular meanings (according to wikipedia.org):

Chinookwinds blowing in the interior West of North America, where the Canadian Prairies and Great Plains meet various mountain ranges

Choice - mental process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one or more of them

Clash - means conflict but also refers to the name of famous English punk rock band

Cure - the substance or procedure that ends the medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle, or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings

Insomnia - is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired

Karma - in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect

Primal - being first in time; original; primeval

Roots - the parts of plants that are below ground or one's cultural heritage

Sequence - a list of elements with a particular order

Shiva - is a Hindu deity. He is considered the Supreme God within Hinduism. He is described as an omniscient yogi, who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash


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467 Comments

  • + 262
 Personally, I feel there was way better names given than those 10, props for everyone that got up there though.
  • + 134
 i'd have called it the dartmoor generic. not the most original of frame designs.
  • + 4
 I liked the Dartmoor Hound, like from Sherlock Holmes, (not the Baskerville hound, but close.)
  • + 272
 Sadly, Dartmoor Trek Session didn't make it...
  • - 39
 Hey Dartmoor!! I still think the frame looks pin-point precise... Like an... ARROW!!
  • - 10
 Landyatchz has a longboard called the chinook they dartmoor should not use that one. Shiva sounds the coolest anyway
  • + 20
 shiva is already the name of a womans specific ski touring boot from black diamond...ruined it for me in terms of badassness haha
  • - 8
 Voyage is good too . a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle. a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
  • + 39
 I still think the Dartmoor Meat Skewer would sound cool.
  • - 15
 Dartmoor Bandit or bust.
  • + 58
 Like the Dartmoor Pork Sword?
  • - 4
 I agree with sweet-bike. I would of like to see the dartmoor vengence.
  • + 53
 Obviously, they left out the winner: Dartmoor Santa Cruz Nomad.
  • + 65
 Simplon CURE 29 SLX, Giant Chinook, NS Clash, Salcano Insomnia, BeOne Karma.... Whew, good thing this contest was judged on originality and creativity or else they might have ended up with a model name that another bike company already uses or one that has nothing to do with what Dartmoor wanted to convey, which would defeat the purpose of this contest had in the first place... yup. Well at least some lucky bastard will have a new bike!
  • + 6
 need more originality i guess, too simple names for my choice
  • + 17
 the dartmoor fingerbalster would be epic.
  • + 14
 Or the "Beef Bayonet" haha
  • - 16
 frankly my names were just as good and very similiar. i came up with Detox, with is way cooler than cure. and i also came up with Lucid. which is way cooler than insomnia. had high hopes for this one, just goes to show its hard to win stuff in these contests. now.. back to living like a dirtbag so i can try and afford a new bike by the time im 25

and correct me if i'm wrong. but wasn't the name supposed to correspond with how it felt to be riding through the woods on a bike and having fun and what not?? that's what i remember when i came up with my entries. oh, and my final entry, Regal. is cooler than chinook. or should i say a toyota 2wd camper

PEACE
  • + 17
 i got 300 + props and my response didnt make it?? this is bollocks!
  • + 14
 @tmanb3: they're just gonna surprise everyone when they unveil the Dartmoor Trek Session
  • - 6
 personally my ''dartmoor mirage'' sounded a winner obviously these ''best names where picked because there either the first few they'd seen or the people live the nearest so they dont have to ship a bike across the globe
  • + 16
 The Poo Pusher got robbed
  • + 1
 @darthvader7: I bet you ride it while listening to the Lumineers.
  • + 3
 i said "Dartmoor Odyssey" i thought that was pretty slick
  • + 2
 What about the Dartmoor Chungus
  • + 5
 Dartmoor VADER
  • + 1
 @Darthvader7: It is also a rather large helicopter, didnt stop the longboard company...
It is the name up there most fitting what they asked for though.
  • + 2
 Vader as in the MTB Seat manufacturer?
  • + 2
 @dylansageyo, you stole my name...(vader)

But we didn't make it in the top ten though, so fug it! Smile
  • + 2
 It should of been called the "LOST" as in; I can't believe I LOST this naming contest! I guess i'm gunna have to buy it like everyone els.
  • + 3
 I had my money on Dartmoor FudgeHammer making it to the finals. Guess dreams really dont come true...
  • + 3
 any iota of respect I had for the mountain bike industry has been lost because of those choices. *double facepalm
  • + 14
 i Hope this bike comes with stickers, cause ill be peeling the name off
  • - 1
 Shiva is the name of a kayak, an it's the god of water and rain
  • + 2
 Dartmoor Chinook!
  • + 14
 Whaaaat..the one i had my money on didnt even get in the top ten..

The Dartmoor "Norbs got robbed, Zink sold out to WalMart, Semenuk gets points for being Semenuk, looks like a Trek Session, 29ers are gay, this is a Blindside rip-off"

Maybe they might not of got it all on the toptube..
  • + 1
 How could it not be the Dartmoor Norbs Got Robbed!?
  • - 2
 The Dartmoor Primal Blindside
  • + 3
 how about the dartmoor norbs? i think it got robbed of uniqueness..
  • + 3
 None of these top 10 names are very good to be honest, but if I had to pick one I like Chinook Just because it mentions Canada haha!
  • + 1
 They only took the suggestions from face book and their other website
  • + 1
 Oh that's cool because the link on their FB brought me their contest page on here and I mean it is only pinkbike so who cares what is said on there? ... Jeeze, these guys are KILLING it.
  • + 1
 The choice sounds kill!!!
  • + 1
 C'mon Dartmoor LandNymph is sounds very cool for that rig and it's related to the forest
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymph .
  • + 1
 how about dartmoor zombie
  • + 1
 Dartmoor its a company from Europe! can your consider that!
  • + 1
 I'd have to go with Insomnia, I think any bike could be called that though cause I know when biking season finally hits (damn Calgary winters) me I can't sleep worth a damn and think about riding all day!!!
  • + 1
 Choice is a choice choice.
  • + 1
 Cheers, I thought it was a pretty cool name.
  • + 1
 Dartmoor DRISTI.
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  • + 47
 There's already an NS Clash frame so i'd forget that one. I know it's not meant to compete with this frame, but they might clash. Ba dum tss.
  • + 3
 and theres a We The People clash frame
  • - 1
 nhp, miałem pisać to samo ^^
  • + 17
 well said patryk99. took the words out of my mouth
  • + 5
 Chinook is too Canadian for a non Canadian bike
Insomnia = too many sylables
Karma is overdone
Roots is also too Canadian
Primal reminds me of primal wear or a cheap walmart bike name
Choice seems weak...
Cure is agian, a band and seems underwhelming
Clash is an NS bike and respectfully, an antiquated punk band...
Shiva sounds effeminate, has a broad range of pronunciation and kinda sounds like Marzocchis infamous inverted fork...

Leaving only one IMHO....

Sequence...
  • + 1
 chinook is a badass helicopter
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  • + 28
 No soft sounds at the beginning of a male sports oriented product...
-1 for: chinook, choice, and shiva

Eastern mysticism? Can we get something more original to go with a strong English name like Dartmoor? I'd have suggested ale or stout or bulldog. At the least it is...
-1 for: Shiva and karma

Dartmoor is 2 syllables, hard then soft - balance it with 1 hard syllable or the same sound for flow...
+1 for: clash, choice, sequence, cure

I left out roots entirely as the bike is neither a commentary on the seminal film nor painted with Rastafarian colors.

Dartmoor Insomnia is a mouthful - I have a hard time picturing it as the answer to "what are you riding?". Be careful choosing this as you run the risk of arbitrary shortening. Do you want to propup the Dartmoor (as in Audi) or the Insomnia (as in Prius)? Your customers will ultimately decide and potentially weaken your corporate branding. a Dartmoor sequence is no doubt a sequence in this context.

Contest or no, naming is an extraordinarily important part of your corporate identity. Leaving it to a poll on a website or random name toss is how you get things like Chevy Nova. Sure it's a star in English but Spanish? No va = no go.
  • + 7
 Leaving it up to a bunch of randoms to come up with hundreds of potential names is not a bad idea... it's a great idea. Their mistake is picking the names that are either meaningless, bad for marketing or have already been used by other bike manufacturers.
  • - 1
 And choice is a "hard syllable" how...?
  • + 1
 Gold star for using reason on what can be seen as a purely opinionated problem.
  • + 2
 It's essentially an expensive brain storming session. It's a shame they wasted it.
  • + 1
 AaGro's analysis is legit. I totally agree with the choices Clash and Cure, however I wouldnt ditch Chinook, simply because for Dartmoor it could make for good marketing in North America, while still sounding OK also in Europe

props, AaGro

oh, and lets try keep the religion out, so "no-no" to Shiva or Karma
  • + 1
 i think primal or chinook would be the next two names id pick @yxbix
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  • + 29
 Why isn't this a poll ???
  • + 4
 Good point!
  • + 3
 Did you see the most proped names!?
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  • + 27
 dartmoor shiva sounds bad asss
  • + 1
 Agreed, shiva would be a good name. Who gives a single shit about the meaning behind it!? I don't sit there and think 'ooo specialised demo, wonder what that really, truly means' I ride the bike and enjoy it.
  • + 5
 Its also the name of a kayak made by pyranha. Cool boat.
  • - 10
 thats the ugliest girl at my schools name so HELL NO
  • + 7
 Im glad someone on here watches The League haha
  • + 6
 Awful top ten
  • + 2
 Well that was a waste of time. Those names are crap! Who on earth chose those 10? Wonder if the bike will fail like the name has? Now let's see I choose 11. None of the above..
  • + 1
 I already named my bike Shiva so that ones taken sorry guys. SHIVAKAMINI SOMAKANDARKRAM!!!!!
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  • + 14
 Now it's your turn. Find the best name for this frame which will correspond to the freedom of riding through the forests and mountains and living in harmony with nature. ------> That's what Dartmoor wanted,but i don't see any of the names in the top 10 correspond to it.So I don't think this is fair to any of the other guys who have complied with this requirement!! Don't you agree??
  • + 13
 And that's why I think the "Ibex" should have won because it represents the ease with which this animal moves throught the mountains !
  • + 13
 agreed...none of the names comply with the actual request except for maybe Chinook. oh well...
  • - 5
 Dartmoor Zion Experience. DZE
  • + 5
 Yeah, this is kinda BS.
  • - 1
 i dont really think that the 'Dartmoor Skipping through the forests' would sell too well...
  • + 2
 "Dartmoor Skipping through the forests" reminds me of that Tiny Tim ukulele song "TipToe Through the Tulips"
  • + 0
 Dartmoore Ibex for the WIN,please !! Wink
  • + 3
 It is such a stretch to make any of these names suit the requested guidelines. That's some whack shit....
  • + 4
 That's it, the 'Dartmoor Whackshit'
  • + 1
 And i don't say this because I'm dissapointed(actually I'm.I just want this bike so much)that my name didn't make it in the Top 10.Just to get things straight !! Thank you for listening to me ! Wink
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  • + 9
 Shiva? for fks sake, how ignorant and arrogant is that?! Why don't we call it Christ, or Virgin Mary then? Maybe Mohammed - try that one. And Karma... My Polish buddy Jurek was laughing his ass off - Try that name in Your country and explain to people at every point, that you don't mean "cat food".
  • + 2
 well I guess you dont watch The League
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  • + 12
 Most of those names are complete and utter bullshit.
  • + 3
 yea that's kind of how i felt too. pretty lame, everyone wants to win a brand new bike ya know. bet ya 10 bucks some rich punk or douche with ten bikes he doesn't even ride is going to win too.
  • - 1
 @rockhopper15 i'm the guy who suggested " roots " , i'm far from being rich and absolutely not a douche !

I'll shred this bike if i win !!!

So please , stop bitching or generalizing Smile
  • + 1
 Everyone should just stop bitching! It's a name contest, not give the bike to the poorest guy contest. And if your name recommendation didn't make it, deal with it. It's not like everyone can win. There is always someone who isn't happy.
@Mystyle I don't know you and you might be a nice guy, but stop whoring.
Peace.
  • + 1
 Get off your high-horse @ercover. You can't be an internet Jesus by imposing political correctness!
  • + 2
 really though pinkbike fam, these names all blow and quite frankly how can you narrow almost 10,000 to a simple top ten, i think they should have had a top 20 first. total crap IMO
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  • + 7
 other than the fact that it sounds semi-decent, Shiva has absolutely nothing to do with " the freedom of riding through the forests and mountains and living in harmony with nature"...as eloquently put forth by Dartmoor. Get your story straight boys!
  • + 3
 Well, Shiva lives in the mountains... Wink
Plus, it might be treated as misspelled "shiver", the word which will always bring memories of good old freeride, thanks to great Marzocchi fork. At least that was my first thought.
  • + 0
 the GREAT marzocchi fork!?! arent they the ones that weighed about 4kg and were bendy as fook?
  • + 3
 Well, that's the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear "marzocchi shiver": www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bliMlsyZOf8#t=98s
  • + 1
 @ robin281 you talk that shiver were bend as fook because you only heard about it.
In fact it is old good marzocchi not like these new shits from taiwan.
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  • + 6
 So I guess the rules changed... most of the top ten have nothing to do with this part of the naming (dartmoor's own words)

Now it's your turn. Find the best name for this frame which will correspond to the freedom of riding through the forests and mountains and living in harmony with nature

If I knew it was pick random names I would have done a lot more.... Not a sore loser just sayin you follow the rules and then the rules don't really apply.
  • + 1
 Yeah I hear ya man. maybe clash should be Crash - the sound you make when you wreck this new dartmoor in the forest! hehehe
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  • + 9
 poor choices Dartmoor, what happened to being to do with nature and freedom?
  • + 1
 only a few of them are -_-
  • + 9
 communism happened
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  • + 9
 Not happy with the finalists and that's it Frown
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  • + 4
 Hey, a Chinook is a warm, dry wind that blows down the lee side of a mountain due to orographic lift. Warm for the same reason that a bottle gets hot if you compress air into it. Get the definition straight! Its also a tasty fish. That being said, I don't know that a Polish bike company has the regional cred to name their new rig the 'Chinook'. Sort of a pacific northwest thing. How about the 'Hot Kielbasa'.
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  • + 4
 "We have the top ten names selected here. We hope you will help us to choose the best one by publishing your comments here or posting them on our fanpage."

My personal advice to help choose the best one is throw those ten away and go back through the names and find the truly original names like you asked for. While I felt that the name I put down was original and had a shot, I saw LOTS of other names that were very original that had thought behind them and followed the guidelines outlined in the original article. www.pinkbike.com/news/Name-this-Frame-Contest-dartmoor-bikes-2013.html

Just my thoughts. To whoever ends up with the bike, congrats.
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  • + 3
 Awful spread of names.... really? Sequence is the no-brainer for me. Roots? you mean the kind that are stuck in the ground, immobile? Yeah, brilliant. If meant to be like "get back to your roots", the application of the name gets worse, in which case it belongs on a hardtail.
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  • + 5
 very stupid and common names. what the heck dudes, Insomnia?? roots?? damn!!! those are like kinder garden ideas! cure? karma? come on! give me a break!
  • + 1
 kinder garden, hehehe
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  • + 4
 Don't they have some development guys they pay to come up with model names ? This whole contest is shit ! Lets call it the uproar since that's what it's done to all these p.b.ers
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  • + 5
 Half of those names are so lame....I kinda thought the list would be more Complete....
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  • + 2
 I think it should be called the dartmoor sequence because that bike looks like it can handle a sequence of terrain. For example it could handle terrain from hardcore rocky downhill to big air slope style. It also looks like it can handle any sequence of climate. From the cold Canadian winters, to Australia's humidity, all the way to Utah's blazing heat.
  • + 2
 If a frame can't handle "Australia's humidity" or "Canadian Winters" then i would be worried.
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  • + 3
 Clash is my favorite name of this list. Even if I think all my 3 names were better than most of them... Shiva or Karma are going to win because peoples love mystic names : so boring in my opinion !
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  • + 2
 Wow, I can't believe I missed this whole thing.
As a designer, the naming of products typically follows an associated convention - a rationale if you will.
Given I've missed the research component of this (history + trajectory), I would have to limit my response to purely aesthetics and fundamental meanings. But before I provide a response, I would remind people that the company who produces this product must also be accountable to themselves as much as their customers. Automakers go through a far deeper process, as their products are sent all over the world. The end result comes down to only two things: Does the name imply the correct meaning, and does it offend anyone.

Chinook: I like this. I has a lot to offer in parallel the themes.
Choice: Far too subjective and holds next to no specific meaning.
Cure: Again, relative connotations without focus.
Insomnia: (correct spelling) Here we have a disconnect of unrelated meanings, and please don't defend this name while using the word "cool" (another subjective meaning).
Karma: While names such as this are easily paired to this type of product, I also means it's likely popular ... as in already used.
Primal: While this might be applicable to the "first" product of a new company, the stigma it carries is not where I'd recommend.
Roots: Sorry, I just get an image of a green sweater, or a soft-drink.
Sequence: Have you ever started a sentence with "Anyways..."? Same idea. It needs more.
Shiva: Here is the dangerous one. While the name may be obscure to our culture (and therefore cool), it represents a marketing catastrophe on a global scale. Even locally, this name could get the company into real trouble with local ethnic cultures. Run away from this... please.

Had I been around when suggestions were gathered, I think I would propose: Terra Bow.
It looks like a bow. It's a precise instrument, and dynamic in form.

Just my professional opinion though.
  • + 6
 Yeah but Terra Bow sounds like terrible lol A name cant get much worse then the Dartmoor terrible.
  • + 0
 Good point. Then: Modulus
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  • + 4
 Wow you spent hours searching through the thousands of entries and chose that list ? They are pretty much all crap.
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  • + 5
 The snatch hole would have been better
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  • + 3
 wow those names really are poorly picked. i dont say this cause i wanted to win i say this because for the most part at least 8 of those names simply sucked.
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  • + 1
 Chinook ma dość dobry desygnat, ale sama nazwa ma kiepskie brzmienie; Choice - nazwa nie dość wyszukana, zbyt banalna; Clash nawet daje radę, ale nawiązuje do nowego NS-a, co w efekcie daje lipę; Cure może wywoływać skojarzenia z grupą rockową, a w przypadku ramy roweru nie jest to bardzo pożądane; Insomia nie najlepiej koresponduje ze znaczeniem nazwy Wish; Karma i Shiva nie utrzymują konwencji anglojęzycznej, poza tym hasła z Dalekiego Wschodu w tym przypadku zwyczajnie nie pasują; Primal przyzwoity, ale nie pasuje do tej ramy, która w moim przekonaniu nie jest z kategorii primal/ultimate device; Roots - znaczenie nijak się ma do tej konkretnej ramy. SEQUENCE - w najprostszym przekładzie "następstwo", dobrze koresponduje z charakterem poprzedniej ramy (Wish) i brzmi całkiem przyzwoicie.
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  • + 1
 I thought I read that Dartmoor was a Colorado based company. If that's the case, then Chinook is the best way to go. Chinook winds are warm winter or spring winds that eat the snowpack in Colorado and give you that first taste of spring. Time to ride. The rest of the names in the top ten seem irrelevant to the bike or brand.
  • + 1
 Google it before your write!!! dartmoor-bikes.com/contact Dartmoor = Europe/Poland
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  • + 1
 I think the choice is a nice simple name like all of the other dartmoor names such as the shine or ghetto ext. it's easy to remember which makes for good marketing and isn't to over whellming or hard to remember. And simple names just sound better!
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  • + 2
 Choices are kinda boring... not to mention many have been used before by other bike companies. Pretty disappointed some of the more clever/creatives ideas I saw didn't make the list.
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  • + 1
 Haha all average names thanks for being so predictable,from what I see the name I picked would of been closer to the truth. Dominator. As most riding that is popular these days involves taming the environment around us to suit us a prime example of this being the surge in popularity of human built trails for ease of use.
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  • + 5
 Generic ass names for a generic ass frame.
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  • + 4
 I forgot how quickly the last round turned into a negative prop match. Here we go again I guess.
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  • + 1
 TOR
A tor is a large, free-standing residual mass (rock outcrop) that rises abruptly from the surrounding smooth and gentle slopes of a rounded hill summit or ridge crest. In the South West of England, where the term originated, it is also a word used for the hills themselves – particularly the high points of Dartmoor in Devon and Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.
It´s solid, made of granite and smooth....
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  • + 2
 there were many great suggestions in the original comment shitfight neg prop frenzy...too bad they had to choose some really generic safe and uninspired names...
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 Chinook – winds blowing in the interior West of North America, where the Canadian Prairies and Great Plains meet various mountain ranges
  • + 1
 if they choose the name to derivate from nature then in Europe you can find all the names you need ! If they choose a god name choose one from europe! If you choose other kind of name choose somethig the can be associate with your previous names.
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  • + 0
 After my call Dartmoor `a Behemoth. I know that there is a new motorcycle...
Original and controversial - is associated with the Polish.
It would be fitting to release a counterweight for example, the Alpha and the Omega, or God the Father, Son of God

Po mojemu nazwałbym Dartmoor`a - Behemoth. (Wiem, że powstaje teraz jakiś motocykl...)
Oryginalnie i kontrowersyjnie - kojarzy się z Polską.
Wypadałoby też wypuścić przeciwwagę na przykład: Alfa i Omega, albo Bóg Ojciec, Syn Boży
  • + 1
 A tak na poważnie: Wind
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  • + 3
 Dartmoor Beef curtains Axe wound Piss flaps These are my favourite now touch on
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  • + 0
 I think " Dartmoor Independence " would sound great...
But from the names on top I would chose

"Chinook"

I don`t know but this name has something natural and combines the bike with the nature. The way mountainbiking should be...
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  • + 2
 Suprised my Dartmoor 'Rooty' didn't make it, sounds soo much better than' Root'
How about spin off it - Dartmoor 'Carrot'?!? Ha!
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  • + 4
 I'm sure there were better suggestions than these 10, c'mon.
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  • + 1
 So I suppose this bike your about too name has NO Integrity? Not even in the top ten, not a bike I want to be doing twentyfoot dropeins on if it has no Integrity of holding itself together upon landing!! Ha HA!
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  • + 2
 I put down "root" when it was started but I definatly saw a couple other people put that down too. I'm assuming the first one to list it is entered?
  • + 0
 Good question. I guess we may never know given they also had entries on their FB page.
  • + 0
 Nope, they're def. giving it to the last person that posted it. Wink
  • + 1
 I think it should be called 'root'...
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  • + 0
 This is dumb. Their other full suspension bikes have names that can be either verbs or nouns and are one syllable - Wish, Shine. Most of these names don't seem to fit the brand. I personally liked names like Dartmoor Free because it was very straightforward as far as going along with what they wanted the name to represent, and it's consistent with their other bikes' names.
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  • + 4
 Is this pink bikes annual April fools joke?????
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  • + 4
 With all the great names entered, this is a dissapointing top 10
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  • + 1
 props to everyone that made it in the top 10, but some of these invoke a feeling of...meh if i had to pick one that i thought was the best for the frame, i guess, sequence...
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  • + 2
 Haha great April fools joke Dartmoor! We know there were way better names...
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  • + 3
 Not the best top ten from 6000 choices!
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 Cure - the substance or procedure that ends the medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle, or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings, also the name of a British alt-rock band [Disintegration is an amazing album].
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  • + 0
 lol for that names, i think dartmoor zweig sound better than root, also karma and shiva are very common names unless karma.....watched in lot of products, anyway my vote is for Primal. luck for the guys who posted that names
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  • + 2
 Them names are pants!how you go from a phantom or a hornet to karma or clash.pathetic!like the bike but all them names suck!
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  • + 3
 sorry guys, none of the names worked for me. good luck though!
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  • + 4
 Your names are crap.
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 Chinook, a wind that blows over mountain ranges? Sounds appropriate to me.
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 -- Might as well go with Zephyr - a light Westerly breeze.
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 Thanks. That was my entry.
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 I say Dartmoor Roots, it goes good with riding through the woods, and its kinda like where we all come from, built up from there
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 I was fu@king robbed.
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 I still think "TeaBagger" is the best name... But Shiva will work also...
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 oh, I would put the pivots on the back of the swing arm on the bottom before it goes in to production...
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 anyone who knows anything about mountain biking knows that it is a better design and thats why Specialized has the patent on it... too bad specialized blows balls....
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 i really thaught there were beter names the thease top 10. but erther the chinook or roots
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 I can just imagine the conversations.

me- what the hell! What are you on?
You- it's a Shiva by Dartmoor!
Me- what?
You- a Shiva! S-h-I-vA! Shiva
Me- oh, your bike is a Shiva! I thought you meant your fork. Cool bro!
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 Dartmoor Rex.....it looks to me pretty much like one of those super indestructible dinosaurs....fast, powerful and thirsty of mud!!
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 Rex means "King". Dinosaur and all affiliated notes... point directly to my old 1977 banana bike.
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 those are all really bad names lolll
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 Half these names are already used in the outdoor recreation/sports market. Landyachtz already has a chinook longboard.
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 Got to be honest with a few of the other comments that there were far better names. My one, Sen which was Polish for dream which was pretty good and Insomnia's in the top 10??? Give's a break =)
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 Dartmoor Pissbone...yes?? No??
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 I'm amazed why the "Dream" did not make it, it seems to be a perfect addition to current "Wish" and fits to mountainbiking... (no, I haven't posted it Wink )
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 I posted the dream but not sure if I was the first one
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 Those name are horrendous. may aswell call it a carrera! Dartmoor wave maybe....
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 HaHaHa April fools right this is the bottom 10 right?? Cause I would not buy a bike named any of these!!
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 I'm not really sure how these names really "correspond to the freedom of riding through the forests and mountains and living in harmony with nature."
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 Dartmoor Shiva sound really sick
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 Karma?
Name it rather Darius Big Grin
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 So because it maybe called the shiva does that mean the owner of the bike has to give up if he loses in shiva bowl?
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 still looks like a bottlerocket....................
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 I don't remember what i recomended.
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 The dartmoor "wecantthinkogagoodf*ckingname"
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 To name that or any object Shiva would be sacrilegious to a Hindu. Just saying - won't sell many in India.
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 There is NS clash already. Dartmoor Cush is times better. This top 10 is more than trivial and boring for such rad and special bike.
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 LOL, none of these won- they admitted the top ten sucked and are calling it the Dolan. Competition fail.
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 Or... Dartmoor Retard...
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 Defa thought my dartmoor cascade was gunna be up there, at least my dartmoor choice is!!! Smile all really sick names tho but I think the choice is choice
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 How about the Dartmoor Meh...
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 Too bad NS Bikes already have a "Clash"
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 I still think Dartmoor Dagger is what it should be, because you could definitely slash some berms on that thing!
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 First thing in my mind Dartmoor Darky
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 Law, that there sounded so unpolitically correct dude.
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 Can't call it the clash. NS Has it.
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 The dart moor uproar lol!!!
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 Choice. Its a choice ride.
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 How about" the dart" No matter where you throw it, it will stick. The Dartmoor Dart
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 LOL. Super POOR! These are really weak names. Who would want something named like that? Dartmoor Looser PRO?
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 Go with Dartmoor Chinook!
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 Didnt choose my name? Fine. Never buy Dartmoor again.
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 gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7220453/p4pb7220453.jpg

works well, maybe Dartmoor should call the frame Dart more SX.
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 Not saying the name I picked was any good just truthful. Congratulations to those that got picked good luck all
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 none of the names sound good if u put dartmoor infront of it
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 Chinooks already a longboard, good name, just already taken
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 The Dartmoor "Fartmore"

Or if I have to pick a proper one "Sequence" ....or "Cure"..... or one of the other 8
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 OMFG it reali is top 10 ??? there were better names than those
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 choice, sounds likee good marketing name and is easy to say
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 Sequence is the most apt from the list. This bike will suit smooth jumpy tracks.
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 A disappointing list- but I think Choice is most appropriate.
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 Insomnia?... well, judging by the amount of time and trouble put into finding names, I would say that is accurate... Smile
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 Poor you reading again all these comments... Hope you enjoy a beer while reading all this crap...
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 Shiva all the way
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 i would pick primal it gets back to the basic instincts and a cool name. Who wants to ride something with a sucky name like chinook or shiva( i know a dog named that)
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 there were many better names!
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 Some of the feedbacks are hilarious!! PBers keeping real and not holding back on anything!
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 the best one is "wam bam"
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 Dartmoor Nomad too
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 Shiva Ganesh could be cool as well. Since, Ganesh is the one who has torn down any barriers I have faced in my life.
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 umm i think they should do names like cove.. the sexual names :p
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 dartmoor cracken
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 Shiva stays in mind! Definetly the best, makes me shiver when I imagine riding Shiva
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 I would go with Ploppy bumchops. It's quite a mature and sophisticated name.
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 D A R T M O O R Pure Insanity wiem, że troche póżno ale myślę że to naprawde dobra nazwa.
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 How Bout the Bottle Rocket?
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 Of those: Clash. The only cool one.
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 Its a bad top 10 list! Please reconsider your top 10 names!
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 What about the Dartmoor Capuchin ?
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 I commented Karma as the name, no joke
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 How about the Dartmoor 29'ers are gay
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 Dartmoor 29'ers are gay
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 I'm pretty sure you should just call it a Nomad
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 Un original! one of the most over used sups designs EVER!
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 when does the result get announced?
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 "Bullet" sounded so good to me...
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 Dartmoor Liquid sounds good Smile
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 I'd say the Dartmoor Sequence, if you squint Sequence looks like Session.
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 "The Dart" No matter where you throw it, it sticks. The Dartmoor Dart
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 They spelled insomnia "Insomia"
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 Dartmoor Downright ! I thought that was perfect.
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 Not Clash, The Jam were way better than The Clash!
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 How about garbage can.....thats where it will be in a month or so
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 Those names suck!!!!
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 'Ass-shuv-it' waaaaayyyy bettee than the top 10.
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 Have to say im disappointed my name didnt get chosen. LOL. Owh well, i'll go for chinook. as a helicopter, its badass!
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 Nomad... Because the person who designed this couldn't come up with their own design.
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 Well, maybe this was in the original contest, but since I don't like any of the names, I'm proposing: The Dartmoor Zephyr.
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 dartmoor Blindside. because it looks like a transition blindside. and a session of course come on.
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 I prefer dominatoor
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 The Chinook is also a dual-rotor transport helicopter in use by the United States Armed Forces.
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 Call it the Karma for Reddit
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 Clash makes me think of the Trek Slash
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 The right spelling is insomnia not insomia
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 A bunch of pepole sayed karma i said that who knows who got the credit
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 I want to call it injectoror or serine or addiction
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 I'm late but i think that Dartmoor Eniment or Thrive would be nice
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 i thought that Drakar was a good name . I guess im not ment to be a mtber
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 How about knock off
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 i though 'c*ntCRUSHER' was pretty fitting :\
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 Is it to late to enter a name for the new bike name contest?
I want to enter a name for the bike name contest. How about "Dartmoor G.O.L.D."
G - geometry
O - optimized
L - linear
D - design
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 downhill derpcycle
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 Dartmoor Choice or Clash
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 Dartmoor chinook
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 Thought that there were better names suggested if I'm honest
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 Sequence sounds good dartmoor sequence
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 Choice is the best of the 10 I think, that or shiva
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 Just call it the Dartmoor Nomad
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 Dartmoor Transition Double didn't make it either....
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 Ns has Clash But they have the clash 1, clash 2, and clash 3 not just clash
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 Am i getting credited for choice???? i posted that on the first day of the contest on here and on your facebook page as Joe Janicki.... hahah EVERYONE PICK CHOICE PLEASE!!!!
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 Hmm I posted Choice as well on the first day.
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 It should be called Dave
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 Choice it matches some of the other models names, like Wish and Shine
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 dartmoor karma sound great!
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 Dartmoor Clash
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 Someone said to name it the "8 inches of meat"

Why isn't that up there.
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 I'd call it sequence because that name sounds really cool and you could have it in a fancy writing on the side
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 Dartmoor - Fartmoor
: to ride like the wind
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 Definitely chinook! Smile
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 dartmoor nomad should win
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 looks like many of the frames I used to see in the Taiwan catalouge almost 10 years ago. except for the new style back end for the derailleur.
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 I like Chinook
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 I vote for Primal it just sounds bad ass!
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 Donk....The Dartmoor Donk............... or Donkey
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 call it the deja-vu
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 isnt it THE Shiva.......makes me want to shiva blast! Shivakamini Somakandarkram!!!!!!!!! chinook is hands down pretty pimp sauce
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 Cure sound great! ps: insomnia is already taken by Cult,
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 why dont they just stay simple like they did with the 26player and call it the 26bouncer !
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 Must have sucked balls looking through 6000 pointless immature comments
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 Definitely SHIVA!!!!
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 Dartmor Shiva is the best choice! Napisze w komentarzu że Dartmoor Shiva najlepsze, a co
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 "Prime" instead of "Primal"!
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 Sequence is a good one
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 I like roots. Especially because of the curvacious design.
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 Dartmoor Chinook i think its the best one!
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 dartmoor polyester king
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 Shiva? I thought it was Shiv.
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 Shiva is known as the strongest type of LSD
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 shame ''snap'' is taken.
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 CLASH TO WIN! Second option roots
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 ...but then again, with Shiva, you'd be tapping into a 1bn people market Smile
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 Cool argument, even if I don't like Shiva !
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 Unless they don't like objects being linked to their religion - they could just as easily be alienated...
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 @slimboyjim : This was just about humour... Isn't you the one born in an english speaking country ?

With Pachamama, they'd be tapping into some south american country market. Oh my... I can't joke with religion on PinkBike, just forgot this point of the rules !
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 @Lolo: Woah dude! I was only making an observation about the original comment - no offence intended!
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 Shiva Sounds Sick! Shiva FTW!!
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 Dartmoor Chinook
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 its got to be the Shiva - god of gods
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 vote for Sequence
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 and naturally, the comments fill wth people saying that theres was better. neg props time!!
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 I like Primal. then again. I named it that. would love a new bike baby!
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 hum, me too.
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 Dartmoor roots sounds cool
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 i like chinook the most
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 DARTMOOR INNOVATOR.
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 Dartmoor Primal!
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 Chinook is a good tough name, but could be taken the wrong way when out of context. Insomnia is a great name!
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 I really like insomnia! sounds great, because the frame is so great that no one around it can sleep/has sleep disorders! Smile
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 i said that in the comments and they didnt acknoledge it im guesssing cuz id probly know something of it by now
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 I'll vote shiva
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 I told Cure and I repeat it Cure Wink
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 There's something about the Dartmoor Spunk that sounds right Razz haha
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 Can't believe my Synergy didn't fly so I'll have to go with a very cool band - Clash
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 DARTMOOR STORM
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 Insomnia sounds best
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 Cure. Because The Cure are awesome.
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 dartmoor shovel Big Grin
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 winner must be: KARMA
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 The Dartmoor Deathtrap DH
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 Dartmoor fuc it, that's a winner but soon to get deleted
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 Almost the same frame of Bottlerocket!
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 Dartmoor Predator
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 if im honest i like the sound of dartmoor revolution-x
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 poor. very poor
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 I like my idea (elope) goes with the wish theme. None of those names they chose do so why did they tell us the theme???
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 Primal - being first in time; original; primeval

it sounds good when you say darmoor before it Big Grin
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 karma must win
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 DARTMOOR INSOMIA SOUNDS COOL TO ME
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 jbeglaw is right, Shivakamini Somakandarkram!!!
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 Since they have the dartmoor cody, the dartm9or zack for their top model full sus would be great, like zack & cody
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 my pick: DARTMOOR TOR Smile
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 TOR is a name used describe this area in Dartmoor, England where there are natural, huge rock formations.. HAYTOR is the most famous of this rocks but it sounds like "hater" so it doesn't sound so well..
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 Insomnia gets my vote
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 I made top 10! Dartmoor, please name it the "choice"!!!
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 Big Grin i said insomnia!! Smile
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 Chinook or I'm not buying it
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 chinook should win
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 Dartmoor 'Butcher' coz it got chops y'all ;-]
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 Shiva for sure
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 Dartmoor AcDc ;-)
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 karma must win
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 what!? the Dartmoor BALLS DEEP didn't make the grade???
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 All of these sound more appropriate for dept store bikes not for a quality built hardcore frame like this one. Having such a poor choice of names I vote for 'Sequence'.
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 Why not KARMA?
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 dartmoor sham wow
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 GUNPOWDER - the name of Ichabod Crane's (the headless horseman) HORSE!!!
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 Shiva for the win! Smile
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 My names was way much better! KAWABANGA and NIRVANA!!!
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 Dartmoor Colony
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 The Dartmoor Sequence
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 Shiva sounds really good, the others don't really flow
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 cure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Not even Dartmoor YOLOSWAG made it damn...
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 I can't believe that Dartmoor Liberty wasn't in the top ten.
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 Roots! because you shred them
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 Yeap..Karma is the name
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 Karma is used by 3 other companies, and one tire manufacture.
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 i thought FLOW was badass :/
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 weariz my "LOOK AT THE TIME" best name???
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 Dartmoor tart
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 Dartmoor Roomtrad
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