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13 Bikes From Core Bike Show 2017

Jan 23, 2017
by Ross Bell  
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Core Bike Show is nestled a stone's throw away from the Silverstone F1 circuit which is steeped in speed and technology, this transcends into the show too - although the offerings on display over the past few days are better suited to dirt rather than the racetrack but are no less drool-worthy...

Core Bike Show 2017
Evil The Calling

Core Bike Show 2017
Identiti Mettle

Core Bike Show 2017
Mondraker Summum

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Polygon Trid ZZ

Core Bike Show 2017
Transition Patrol Alloy

Core Bike Show 2017
Orange Alpine 6

Core Bike Show 2017
Ragley BigWig

Core Bike Show 2017
Kona Wozo

Core Bike Show 2017
Pivot Switchblade

Core Bike Show 2017
Banshee Spitfire

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Nukeproof Pulse

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Yeti SB5+

Core Bike Show 2017
NS RAG+

Which of these 13 bikes is your favourite?



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215 Comments
  • 112 7
 That Kona Wozo is a beautiful monster truck of a bike.
  • 19 3
 to anyone attaching a bag to a post like this. Do NOT overload that bag. It'll bend the bejeezis outta that post. One bent Thompson to prove it (not a dropper thankfully)
  • 7 1
 The minions help it look way more badass that most other fat bikes in my opinion
  • 8 3
 if your riding in snow wouldnt the water bottle freeze???
  • 127 2
 @stefanfresh: just add a few drops of antifreeze. Problem solved.
  • 9 1
 @scjeremy: top comment of the year so far!
  • 3 1
 @stefanfresh: I was doing a fat bike race with one-hour laps. We used hot water, and Polar bottles, and I made it through each lap without them freezing.
  • 2 4
 so functional!! love it !!
  • 1 2
 @conv3rt: and would the front pannier not hit the tyre??
  • 50 3
 @scjeremy: Vodka doesn't freeze.
  • 2 0
 @LittleDominic: Beat me to it. Spike with booze : )
  • 1 0
 @nojzilla: yeah it looks like it might. My guess is the showroom version wouldn't pass a proper adventure rider's scrutiny. Not that I am one but those guys normally think pretty long and hard about gear and set up. Nobody wants a serious problem at kilometer 150 of a long trip, or whatever.
  • 1 0
 true...true...
  • 1 0
 clone post
  • 1 0
 @conv3rt: Really,how much did you put in that bag.I've been running a command post with a seatbag like on the Kona for 3 seasons zero problem.I weigh 220lbs.
  • 2 0
 @rideonjon: hey there, it actually wasn't my bag but it was a post I leant to a friend for his adventure. Not too sure the exact weight but he made no attempt to deny or shy away from making it up to me. Point being, there is a limit and it might be lower than you think. Good to double check. It bent at the bottom of the carrier clamp and the post deformed to the shape of the clamp. luckily it stayed bent and didn't break, so he could finish his trip.
  • 1 0
 @stefanfresh: Just fill it with vodka!
  • 1 1
 @LittleDominic: vodka actually can but the freezing point is so cold it won't happen in everyday life
  • 1 0
 @conv3rt: Wow i'm very surprised,he must be a big guy.I can't imagine one of these bags being able to carry more than 25lbs and riders weight can vary considerably more than that.
  • 1 0
 Yes
  • 1 0
 What forks are these? They look cool.
  • 1 0
 Alright, just figured it out. The forks are new from Fatlab.
  • 1 0
 @conv3rt: I don't think you could drop that post without the bag hitting the tire either...
  • 1 1
 @TucsonDon: FYI hot water freezes faster than cold water. #science
  • 1 0
 @rideonjon: looking closer at this bag design it looks like the seat post connection is Velcro which should let go before it overweight's it. My buddy, a light guy, had a seat bag that clamped onto the seattube only. Overweighting it would have a much worse outcome.

@the-dean: maybe. I think the seat strap might stop you before letting you get too low. I'm no expert on these by the way. My rides almost never go more that a few hours.
  • 2 0
 @EastCoastDHer: only under some very rare conditions
  • 1 0
 @stefanfresh: A fatbike could also be a good choice for someone traveling through very loose sand, gravel etc. But for all riding where a fatbike is ideal, I'd use a bottle with a cap if I'd have to mount it that low. If freezing is a concern, a waterbladder in the backpack might be a better choice.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: what if the water in the backpack froze and then ur stuck with a lump of ice on your back? ; ) It was just a thought when I saw it, nothing else
  • 1 0
 @stefanfresh: This never happened to me so I'm not sure if this is likely in more extreme conditions. Probably also depends on the type of bag. Some are designed to fit under your shirt, some are designed to fit further away to promote ventilation. Your back radiates quite some heat so it takes quite some ambient cold to freeze the pack from the other side. I don't know. At 0degC I ride in a T-shirt. If I'm riding the commuter with a one of my kids on the back seat, she often puts her hands under my shirt to warm her hands. So I suppose the heat radiated is significant. The thing most likely to freeze is the hose and the bite valve. You've got to make it a habit under these conditions to either sip regularly and/or blow some air in there so that it is not all water.
  • 2 0
 @vinay: dude I was just being silly. I mean I guess it could happen... but yeah. I took a back pack snobaording once and the issue was with the hose as you said
  • 1 0
 @stefanfresh: No worries. Cheers Smile .
  • 1 0
 @conv3rt: That makes more sence,i noticed all the new ones like that have an extra stay ataching to the frame to help support the rack,obviously there were some failures.Those racks seem prone to overloading.
  • 1 0
 @stefanfresh: glycerine, it always worked for my rabbits' water bottles in winter.
  • 55 8
 That pivot is ugly, non of the lines seem to match up
  • 7 1
 Pivot seems to be pretty good at that. I think they are getting better though
  • 33 1
 It looks like pregnant fish.
  • 14 2
 Looks like it stayed too long under the sun and started to melt...
  • 6 0
 My big gripe with pivot has been all of their added swoopy unnecessary graphics all over the frames. This one seems to have done away with that a bit thankfully.
  • 3 0
 I rode with guys on the switchblade pictured here with 3.15 inch 27.5+ and a red 29er. I thought they looked really great...
  • 18 6
 @FLATLlNE: Sounds like you stumbled upon an honest conversation that wasn't intended for your ears. Consider yourself lucky. The truth behind retail is often obscured under the guise of "you are all special snowflakes". If you were in their shoes, would you really prefer help a customer who only wants the best deal on a name brand and a free tune-up, or an informed shopper who wants a high quality bike and is willing to pay near full price for the latest and greatest? I think there's a reason we are looking at fancy bikes on Pinkbike instead of reading Consumer Reports
  • 4 2
 Santa Cruz guy should help the guy looking for the Trek. So 3 years down the line when he's looking to upgrade from the Trek, maybe he will consider Santa Cruz.
  • 5 1
 @MmmBones: in other words, store owners only care about people with money to spend. That kind of attitude could bite them in the ass: what if the customer's other bike is a $10,000 superbike, or customer is a billionaire just starting out.
  • 5 0
 @blackthorne: I got grief from a LBS cause I shop around. I think they expect everyone to just pay for their overpriced gear without asking why they charge 10-20% more than the shop across town.
I do t go there anymore. They don't careSmile
  • 7 0
 @MmmBones - you mean I'm not really a special snowflake???
  • 6 0
 @warehouse: Funny. What some shops fail to get, is you value your dollars as much as they value your dollars. Most of us only have so many to go around, so keeping them in your pocket is sorta important. If a shop can't stay competitive on price, or service to offset price differential, then inevitably they will fail - that's business. The Lbs is not entitled to jack just because they are an lbs. Create value or die.
  • 1 0
 @FLATLlNE: Absolutely. I understand how that could sound prejudicial coming from the customers point of view, and I'm not excusing them in any way. I was pointing out that they were just saying what most shops that sell high end merchandise are thinking... "why can't it alls be ENVE wheelsets and carbon Santa Cruz's?"
  • 1 0
 @blackthorne: You don't happen to be a WallMart greeter, do you?
  • 1 0
 @MmmBones: ? . Do you realize that I was actually in agreement with your comment?
  • 2 0
 @FLATLlNE: that's a fair opinion if it's true. Was it the fact they understood a Trek or Kona buyer is probably not looking to drop the sort of cash necessary to get on a Pivot, or were they just stood around bad mouthing people?

They've always been a great company to deal with in my opinion.
  • 1 0
 @blackthorne: I was actually worried you were a communist, or that you had misconstrued me. Every good shop owner should only care about customers who have some money, that's basic business sense. Treat them all like gold and hopefully one day they will become billionaires instead of vapid margin reducers. What ifs are like farts in the wind to the conscientious business owner, sure they happen, but most often you smell shit when it's right next to you. Furthermore, it sounds like these guys were just shooting the shit and even though it came off as dick soup to dudes ears, they were probably just jerkin each other off. Spend some time around sales people and you will soon realize, that's their job, no matter how dirty it gets. They have to continually tell themselves "just keep suckin', something will come out"
  • 2 0
 @h82crash: No, you are the MOST special snowflake.
  • 2 0
 @FLATLlNE: I think I know who this guy is. Same guy sent people out on demo bikes without pins on the pedals, and laughed when it was brought up.
  • 3 0
 @MmmBones: Totally! Most customers want to be able to buy those bikes as badly as a shop wants to sell them Wink

But, in the real world, we have to make the most of what we have - that goes for both shop and customer.
  • 2 0
 @Bustacrimes: I think that's part of it, slamming people who look for the best value for their coin and buy one of the bigger brands. They were literally complaining that these people didn't deserve their service.

And as I said, it's likely the rep doesn't represent the overall views of pivot, but it was enough to turn me off.
  • 2 0
 @atrokz: Hilarious. Buckwallow, without pins in your pedals. I'm sure that was a great demo and whoever rode was dying to buy a Pivot after that!! Christ man. Brutal. Me, I didn't bother testing as I'm quite happy with my crap-tastic "waste of time" Kona Process 111.
  • 2 0
 @FLATLlNE: It was at the don, but same idea. and no, it wasn't fun for me at all. returned it, got some attitude from him ("what you can't ride without pins? haha."), and ignored him to continue talking to the owner who's a super rad guy at any rate. - also a process owner.
  • 3 0
 @atrokz: Ah! A Don rider with a Process. I suspect we know one another!
  • 2 0
 @FLATLlNE: more than likely. I'm a regular, original builder at the DJs (from about 2002 till 2009) and been riding there for 17 years.
  • 17 0
 So. Since my original post about the conversation I overheard, I was contacted by Pivot International Rep, Ben, via PM. Ben expressed some real concern about the incident and the impression made on me at the demo, and asked for my phone number. Not long after work, Ben gave me a buzz; he let me know he was actually at the demo, and had no idea. The short of it, is that while the guy was on the Pivot demo tour and sporting the tee, he was more than likely one of the distributors and not someone working for Pivot directly - I get the sense Ben was the only one there employed directly. Regardless, it seems this has sent ripples though Pivot, and has been circulated internally. Ben expressed to me that the folks there (Owner Chris included) were pretty disappointed at seeing my post - and as I suspected, the one bad apple did not represent overall view of the bunch. Ben really hit it home by calling personally from Arizona, with what seemed to me to be very sincere apologies over what originally left a sour taste in my mouth - and heck, I'm not even riding one of their bikes. I really wanted to post this as an addendum to my original, and I hope it gets read, as it's completely changed my perception; I've had some pretty legitimate product issues in the past along with bad service, and I've never had someone call to apologize for a seriously bad experience. If this is any indication, I suspect Pivot ACTUALLY cares, and in such a case I am actually happy to eat my own words. In this case I wish I could retract my post completely, sorry guys.
  • 4 0
 @FLATLlNE: Some excellent customer service from Pivot, wouldn't you agree? Kudos to Ben at Pivot for taking the time to contact you. Says a lot about the company. Good to know that Pivot is listening. And, thanks for posting all of this. Its good that you took the time to expose some d-bag's behaviour and even better that Pivot took some steps to undo your bad experience.
  • 5 0
 @CapnSlow: As someone who considers himself a stickler for good service...I'm impressed. They took it very personally, and wanted to jump in to make it right, and I'm not even an owner. A+++
I will absolutely consider them in the future. I've owned an unhealthy number of bikes/worked the shop scene, and honestly, I can only count three frame makers (previously two) who care enough to get that personal.
  • 1 1
 @FLATLlNE: Ah man, that's so cool. I am really glad you've decided to post this here...they do seem like genuinely nice guys at Pivot and they always appear to care about their product.
  • 2 0
 @MmmBones - Thanks, that's what my mom says too.
  • 1 0
 @FLATLlNE: this goes to show that even though i would incline to agree on MmmBones, "employees" dont need to speak their mind and just do what their job description is supposed to serve
  • 38 0
 Spitfire with hydro formed tubes for the new Banshees looking pretty stellar.
  • 2 1
 Yes, but raw colour!? I think banshee bikes need new colours and decals as they look simple. That's the main reason I have rune stealth, all in black.
  • 4 0
 @zenis: Loving my raw, think of it as "stealth silver"!! Wink

www.pinkbike.com/photo/14345564
  • 2 0
 It does indeed. However, they could use to add some of that hydroforming to the rear triangle, it's still a little too industrial compared to the front end.
  • 1 0
 I think it's a bit overpriced compared to some other offerings here.
  • 1 0
 @mackster23: I actually like the industrial look...to me it looks tough. I admit I have a pre-formed positive opinion based on how people rave about the spitfire and rune as incredible do-everything bikes. I probably see them through badass colored glasses.
  • 39 8
 Really like that Orange!
  • 107 20
 You. Eye doctor appointment. Now.
  • 16 15
 ,said no one ever!
  • 21 6
 the beauty of orange is in simplicity...
  • 5 8
 a filing cabinet can suit an office
  • 5 1
 @Beez177: 87 people, actually Wink
  • 8 0
 Same here. They have some great colourways
  • 3 7
flag torero (Jan 23, 2017 at 13:45) (Below Threshold)
 The single pivot will always be more reliable.
  • 3 0
 @torero: guess that's true, if you have garbage rocker links
  • 2 1
 I used to hate Orange but the look is growing on me. Simple construction + progressive geometry = something interesting
  • 1 0
 Orange is the new black!
  • 2 0
 like a middle aged british woman, would make great cucumber sandwiches, you just don't want to look at her too often
  • 26 1
 Transition Patrol alloy... yes!
  • 21 0
 Wow, never knew NS did cx bikes. Definitelt keen to find out more about this bike.
  • 10 0
 I don't know how to feel but that bike got me the most excited.
  • 6 0
 Whats up with that chainstay does it have ebola?
  • 6 0
 @b-wicked: It just looks like it's out of the way so you don't get chain slap when it's in the smallest ring at the back
  • 3 0
 @fercho25: I actually voted for this bike too... I'm makes me question myself.
  • 2 0
 @b-wicked: It's for tire clearance. If the chainstay were straight, it would need to pass between the chainring and the tire. This way it goes below the chainring, giving more tire clearance or shorter chainstays or both.
  • 18 7
 I have the calling to listen to some mettle while riding in the alpine air. Hopefully my Pulse will be racing while I'm searching for a Yeti, but it's ok because I'll have my bigwig of a mate Wozo looking down at me from his spitfire watching me on Patrol while I Rag the bike until the daylight has (poly)gon. If I get stuck I'll just summum the power of a switchblade to keep me safe..... I'll get my coat
  • 6 0
 Slow clap.
  • 15 1
 Identiti Mettle looks sick...I want one.
  • 5 0
 Sorry, i meant to plus you, but my big fat fingers missed on my tablet.
  • 2 1
 this bike is brutal!
  • 1 0
 It just looks perfect. Available in US?
  • 12 1
 love the Kona Wozo too, but you get in real trouble pushing the button of the dropper seatpost Wink


and Evils the Calling *drool*
  • 7 7
 Its calling out to me. Its pulsing through my veins. Its all because of the switchblade that I have, it pivots wrong and cut my spitfire ww2 plane. Its a polygon shape, which is a hard transition. Its evil really
  • 9 3
 @Husker2112: Knees week, palms are sweaty, vomit on my shirt, moms spaghetti.
  • 1 2
 @Husker2112: Im guessing you dont get it? Eminem? No?
  • 1 0
 @chillrider199: sweater already
  • 7 0
 I count zero front dérailleurs. Amazing how quickly that's become the standard in the upper reaches of the market. I'm pretty much sold on 1x for trail bikes, but not sure I'd go in for it on a cross bike or that Kona fatbike
  • 10 4
 if it weren't for those wheels on the orange ...s o hot !!! #longliveSINGLEPIVOT
  • 3 1
 ruined it I tell thee, ruined it
  • 3 0
 Orange has somehow made their single pivot design look clunkier than Evil's kludge.
  • 5 0
 Nukeproof makes some good looking bikes. Love to try a pulse. And of course i love evils as an owner of one.
  • 6 6
 Thanks for sharing
  • 1 0
 Never seen one on the trails though
  • 5 1
 @fercho25: Welcome to the comment section where people... well, comment.
  • 6 0
 @fercho25: thanks for thanking me
  • 14 11
 Might be awesome to ride but really dislike Evil bikes. And for the UK weather and all the mud and gloop you get, it would worry me...same with Yeti's with IS!? The fat bike looks awesome but Banshee takes my vote.
  • 14 0
 Yes yes, Evil bikes are from Seattle so no way they can handle mud and wetness....
  • 7 2
 I always wondered how an Evil Yeti would look like... today my childhood's question has been answered
  • 6 1
 None of the sussers are really doing it for me so Bigwig, RAG+, Wozo in that order.
  • 3 0
 The angles the chain makes when it's near the top of the cassette were startling to me visually (yeti photo). Still not used to these very large cassette cogs. I'm sure they're great, but they still look funny to me.
  • 7 5
 I would usually assume Europeans to have superior aesthetic design in all things, but I gotta say, these Euro brands are making some ugly bikes compared to the stateside crowd. :/
  • 8 13
flag gnaralized (Jan 23, 2017 at 12:10) (Below Threshold)
 UK is not Europe anymore...
  • 11 0
 @gnralized: it's still Europe... just not EU (almost)
  • 4 13
flag gnaralized (Jan 23, 2017 at 12:31) (Below Threshold)
 @mikericci: From a geographical standpoint, you're right. From all other ones, you're wrong.
  • 7 1
 @gnralized: But Europe is a continent and therefore the geographical standpoint is the only correct standpoint
  • 2 0
 @gnralized: Saying the UK isn't part of Europe anymore at this point is like saying you've got a new bike because you saw a picture you liked on pinkbike. They haven't even triggered Article 50 yet.
  • 3 2
 @groghunter:
Maybe I confused you a bit with my answers: I'm from France, working in Canada.
You certainly know there is a long history of small griefs between Great Britain and France, and in a way or another, any French or English people will keep up the flame in a gentle way. I was just adding a little more to this heritage ;-)
So all I wrote is purely 2nd degree.
  • 4 1
 don't get it - theres as many north American bikes as euro bikes there. and the pivot is the biggest minger!
  • 1 0
 @gnralized: I met a German girl in England who was going to school in France, we danced the Mississippi at an Alpha Kappa dance !
  • 4 0
 Someone take the stickers off of that rock shox on the polygon and it will look badass AF (batbike badass)
  • 4 0
 Hey Evil, now please make another pure Evil DH bike.... Evil pretty please?
  • 6 0
 looks like a ticket?
  • 6 1
 That Orange is orange
  • 3 3
 That Evil is evil
  • 1 0
 Nukeproof nukeproof?
  • 6 2
 EVIL is where it's at!!!!
  • 2 0
 Curious as to how much that alloy Patrol retails for with that build. Looks like a killer bike for what I would imagine is not an insane amount of money?
  • 2 0
 @MTB-Colada: Oi. Let's hope it's closer to the 4's pricing
  • 4 0
 There sure are a lot of ugly bikes on the market these days......
  • 3 0
 You are so direct. Are you sure you are Dutch?
  • 2 0
 It may not be pretty but the switchblade is a Beast to rideover stuff down hill and at the same time flickable!!! Wait it still climbs like a pivot too wtf?
  • 3 0
 anybody else feel like the Transition's paint job/color choice would be getting shredded if it was on a Trek ????
  • 4 1
 I like Trannies... especially when they're 6" and made out of aluminum...
  • 4 1
 that polygon design in trail bike proportions
  • 3 1
 This banshee! though I would like it even more without decals. Well guess I like it raw & black

wait nvm
  • 2 0
 woah that nukeproff looks super light, but still, the NS got more votes...doesn't matter anyway, voted for the Evil Cool
  • 4 2
 I'm a hard tail fan but that ragley looks like a bike from k-mart. I'm not a fan.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know if EVIL will come out with a build for The Calling? Currently the only way to get one complete is a building one using fanatik or building it up yourself.
  • 1 2
 Dat Evil, Keeps Calling to me!!! I think Im losing my Ident Titi to Mondraker then Polygon Summoned me until I got lost on Patrol no thanks to giddy up, I should have had my Orange so I could have made that Transition instead getting all Ragely on the downhill, Once u go black u never go fat Kona, just have to tear a new Pivot and scream like a Banshee and Spitfire all over that Pulse until I release the secret Yeti hair care and creams for men products called SB5+ the plus is it has sunscreen enhancers as well as moisturising agents for going all roadie on the NS to the latte shop, opps Moms Calling, dam shes Evil!!!!
  • 2 0
 Pinkbike - please can you guys start reviewing some of the Evil Bikes, but waiting ages for your wreckoning review!!!
  • 2 0
 The Yeti and the rear triangle situation is so bizarre to me... don't like the looks at all.
  • 1 0
 is anyone else concerned that some of these bikes are not being held up by anything! does anyone know how to do this besides dark magic?
  • 1 0
 The background to the Mondraker is too busy to see bike from non-bike.

I like the Yeti SB6 and SB5, but the rear triangle of the SB5+ is just...freaky!
  • 2 2
 As one always expects, like every classic story ever told, Evil triumphs over........uhhh.....and comes out uhhhhhhhhhhhh.........victorious
  • 3 2
 What is happening with that Polygon? Did they mount a trigger shifter to the downtube? WTF.
  • 1 3
 Like a suicide shifter on a motorcycle! I'm guessing dropper post?
  • 7 0
 It's a slope bike. You don't need to be shifting through the gears during a run so it's better out of the way and where it's not going to restrict barspins/tailwhips.
  • 1 4
 @el-nombre: that's right. U oick ir geat ahead of time dep on track.
  • 2 0
 It would be easy for these companies that offer frames with downtube shifter mounts, to also offer a custom downtube shifter. Just give it a replaceable indexing ring so it can adapt to different derailleurs.
  • 2 0
 LOL that could catch on!
  • 2 0
 @crs-one: that would be a sweet feature
  • 2 0
 @stumpymidget: sorry, ..u pick ur gear before u drop depending on the track.
  • 1 0
 @crs-one: i've always dreamed of a product like "Tr!xer" but that was not only for brakes but maybe had an inner sleeve as well for shifting. does this exist? or is in development? anyone?
  • 1 0
 @el-nombre: Interesting, I didn't know that was a thing, thanks for educating me! Makes sense from a barspin perspective, just weird looking.
  • 5 3
 I dont get the Evil love...so many weird lines.
  • 2 0
 personal taste. i dont get the love for Orange bikes, but people like em
  • 3 1
 Evil Calling..... Droooooooooooool
  • 1 0
 Nice Polygon, maybe they should put the rear tyre on right side of rotation... 0Smile
  • 3 1
 Guess YT didn't make the cut on this one...
  • 1 0
 that evil is such a beauty! that and Orange are on my dream list to ride lol
  • 1 0
 The chainguide on that Evil looks chunky
  • 3 2
 It's not as chunky in person. A lot of the black stuff you see is flat against the frame. Certainly better visually than a front derailleur.
  • 1 1
 @DrPete: FD for life !
  • 2 0
 @preston67: The Eagle has landed.
  • 1 0
 I love the Banshees! More pretty than ever this year with the new pipes.
  • 1 0
 Polygon Trid ZZ because its 26"
  • 3 1
 The Nukeproof is fire
  • 1 0
 As always, that SLX crank looks hot and cheap.
  • 1 0
 The old ones looks better IMO. Every line (Deore, SLX, XT, etc.) had their own unique style.
  • 2 1
 and the more disliked bike is .... Nukeproof Pulse !! what a surprise lmao
  • 1 0
 the shock on the patrol looks long without the piggyback on it .
  • 1 0
 That Polygon Ticket S is slick.
  • 1 0
 NS Rag+ ticks all the boxes for a badass commuter
  • 1 0
 to much weight on that dropper!! rubbing the stanchion huh?
  • 1 0
 Kona keeps killing it with their design language
  • 1 0
 Love the look of that BigWig
  • 2 2
 Evil took a simple single pivot and complicat as much as that could. Unnecessary.
  • 1 1
 That Pivot looks like it was on Gordon Ramsey's cooking show and the Pivot team had 3 minutes to make a bike.
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one that thinks that Evil looks...terrible?
  • 1 0
 Evil's are so messy & ugly lookin'.
  • 1 0
 You're messy and ugly looking lol
  • 1 0
 Still waiting for "Polygon Super Enduro" bikes on 2018 line up Smile
  • 4 6
 Evil looks good except that ugly headtube -- why do they do that?! Time to tidy that shape up like the rest of the sweet frame.
  • 4 2
 I like how it's integrated, and looks strong. Personally the Evil is on track for my favourite bike there for a lot of reasons, hard to say.
  • 2 1
 Gotta agree. Overall the lines are a nice mix of "graceful" and "aggressive" but the head tube bulges are an excessive gesture, and dates from the early 2000's*. Would rather see a cool head badge!

*(a bike I designed in 2001 used this knuckle head tube detail)
  • 2 2
 The 50 pie in the back looks plain stopid... except for the fat bike
  • 1 1
 colours are way off on the pic of the patrol...
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure they are on the Orange too. On the write up of the DMR yesterday there were pictures showing a bike looking the same shade of pink as Zoidberg from Futurama, turns out it's red.
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 Just gone back and looked, the DMR is now red in the photos, so expect these shots to change colour soon...
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 Identiti looks like an Orbea.
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 something is calling me!
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 oh! whait... it's my wife
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 That Pivot paint job looked pretty sweet 3 years ago when Ibis did it.
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 Evil suspension design looks like an abomination, ugly as sin bike.
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 wash your mouth out noob
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 calling looks bad@ss to me
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 Lol! That's a good one!
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 @Maverickdh00: all those linkages look a right dog's dinner ya chopper
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 maybe a little over the top looking, agreed. fairly uncomplicated relative to a lot of stuff out there. The bolting pattern for the "flip chip" and wishbones adds to the visual chaos, but doesnt really make the suspension complicated.
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 @Planetx888: it's a mix of swervy trek front end and angular bmc rear end. Just doesn't look right, like 2 different bikes bolted together, a cut and shut. It's wank.
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