Joe Nation Joins Pole Enduro Team & Pole Stamina Bike Revealed

Dec 7, 2018
by Pole Bicycles  

2018 has been a blast. Pole invented and launched a new production method, set up a factory in Finland, launched two entirely new bikes and now presents a professional Enduro race team with two up-and-coming riders lead by a wealth of experience and talent. Since the company was founded, Pole has been introducing exciting new things every year. The biggest of it all has been the shift away from traditional carbon fiber route and inventing a groundbreaking new CNC production method to build whole bikes right in Finland. The Pole enduro race team is the next step and we couldn't be more proud of how it's all come together!
“It’s time to put our money yet again where our mouth is. Our goal is to climb to the podiums on the Enduro World Series and prove our concept at the highest level against other top riders and teams." - Leo Kokkonen




THE TEAM





LEIGH “LEE” JOHNSON

Leigh finished in position 25 after a full season of 2018 Enduro World series. Pole started supporting Leigh professionally on the season 2018. Pole sponsored Leigh with full support without a team. This year we go full support for him. Leigh is a solid rider who makes not too many mistakes. On season 2018 Leigh kept improving his secret sauce of performance and for 2019 we have a good receipt for new top results. Leigh is refrigerator size shy guy with a big warm heart and a humble attitude towards the sport and other riders. Nevertheless, he’s speeding up to the podium with no mercy to the other racers.

Height: 188cm
Weight: 86kg
Bike: Large Pole Stamina
Age: 22 (born 1996)
Nation: Wales (United Kingdom)


Pole Enduro Race Team Launch
Pole Enduro Race Team Launch

JOSEPH “JOE” NATION

Joe is a biker to the core. He’s been roaming the world of bikes since he was a teenager and raced everything there is to be raced on bikes. Joe calls his early downhill years in Europe as his “Mowgli days.” Joe is a very stylish rider but exits every turn with more speed than he entered the corner. Joe is a cornerstone of a good team spirit who is willing to help anyone to get better at what they do. Joe knows a lot about dirt, as he is a geologist but loves more riding than analyzing the soil.

Height: 178cm
Weight: 81kg
Bike: Medium Pole Stamina
Age: 29 (born 1989)
Nation: New Zealand
Favorite food: Madeirian steak sandwich



Pole Enduro Race Team Launch
Pole Enduro Race Team Launch

MATTI LEHIKOINEN - TEAM MANAGER

Matti is a legendary world cup winning downhill racer who is keen on sharing his experience and wisdom as team manager. From logistics to race strategy and technique, Matti's knowledge and raw speed will be a major key to racing for the top step this coming season.



THE BIKE

The Pole Enduro Race team will be racing the Stamina. The whole team is very excited about the bike, and they believe that they can go faster than ever with Stamina. The feedback was positive, and we heard a lot of words like: “huge grip,” “playful,” “consistent,” “fast". We believe the Stamina is the perfect enduro race weapon and we can't wait to see it flying down an EWS stage very soon. For more info and to pre-order your own Stamina, clink here.




MENTIONS: @mavic, @crankbrothers, Fidlock



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209 Comments

  • + 229
 "Large Pole Stamina"?... Too many jokes....synapses overheating....brain shutdown sequence initiated.
  • + 18
 I'm sure those big things can go long.
  • + 27
 Film Director: So, Mr Johnson, in 3 words, why do you think you're the right person for the role in my latest movie "Dirty Bikers 7?"
  • - 6
flag chyu (Dec 7, 2018 at 7:02) (Below Threshold)
 So no one thought of sponsoring Johnny Sins nor Madingo? Johnny Sins has been using Specialized bikes on his works quite a while.
  • - 9
flag hucker03 (Dec 7, 2018 at 7:04) (Below Threshold)
 What about Randy?
  • - 9
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 7, 2018 at 7:47) (Below Threshold)
 Not to mention that Pole officialy launched their Joeymetry concept.
  • + 12
 @chyu: what about peter north aka the north-pole
  • + 8
 That seattube angle. Ain’t called a pole for nothin!
  • + 17
 I want to up vote this so bad... but you are currently at +69
  • + 10
 Did an image search for pole stamina at work... I guess I have more time to ride next year.
  • + 2
 I never thought I'd say this but "GIVE ME THE POLE!"
  • + 2
 I would offer tips on calming down, but it's just too hard.
  • + 1
 Reach so long it comes with a reach around...long travel for plenty of squish...wide rubber for when it gets wet...and...comes in rock hard titanium or blue steel.
  • + 1
 @JesseE: Ye you can just way deeper into everything
  • + 92
 Seat angle looks a bit slack for my liking....
  • - 2
 You're in the bike. Instead of the other way around, amiright?
  • + 64
 Haha look at the geo chart (polebicycles.com/stamina):

1. HEAD ANGLE------ SLACK
2. REACH------ PLENTY
3. TOP TUBE------- UPRIGHT PEDALING
4. BB HEIGHT-- NOT TOO LOW, NOT TOO HIGH
5. SEAT TUBE ANGLE--- STEEP
6. SEAT TUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE) VERY STEEP
  • + 11
 @hamncheez: I approve. Now mainstream industry needs to follow.
  • + 38
 We're approaching the event horizon where the seat tube, head tube/fork, and line between hubs make an isosceles triangle. At which point the entire geometry argument disappears up its own swat box.
  • + 26
 @hamncheez: HOTEL ----- TRIVAGO
  • + 11
 @number44: Right? Why does progression in the bike industry always have to be incremental anyway? Let's jump straight to the 1x15 drivetrain, ape hanger riser bars, top tube so long you're essentially laying on your stomach, STA so steep your seat points directly at the ground, chainstays so short they cease to exist and your cranks attach directly to the back wheel (penny-farther style), head angle so slack your fork is parallel to the ground...I mean it's so obvious this is where the industry is headed, why not just skip to the end game?
  • + 1
 @number44: i thought it already went there a long time ago
  • + 2
 In static though... Considering the sag when you`re on it, I`m pretty sure it is efficient...
  • + 4
 @Franzzz: as an owner of a bike with similar seat tube angle, both real and effective, I can't even describe how efficient and awesome it is - it has changed my (pedaling) life. This looks revolutionary, but i bet a lot of bikes end up near this geo.
  • - 1
 @hamncheez: Thank is really annoying honestly who wants to pay like 4 grand for a bike they don't even know the geo of?
  • + 1
 @Dhsteez: how ya gonna boast about it on the internet??
  • + 1
 @hamncheez:
Lol, I totally thought you made that up. Nope, that's their stats.
  • + 5
 Levy - Yeah, but can it fit a water bottle?
Pole - Hold all three of my beers...
  • + 47
 CNC racing team instead of CRC ????
  • + 33
 Smh Pole. These conservative geometries just don’t work for the steep and rowdy terrain I ride. When are these companies gonna wake up and start making bikes that aren’t designed for ants. Get with the program Pole.
  • + 17
 I thought everyone would be praising this bike due to three water bottle mounts but instead we are getting comments that’s it’s too big and weird. Never can please the pinkbike community.
  • + 19
 If PB was used for market analysis, one would determine that the ideal size Large bike would have a 425mm Reach, 2 water bottle mounts, have steel 180mm cranks, and cost just North of a Walmart bike, but South of a mail order bike as the manufacturer should do it for charity, not actually to provide for their family. Should be a top dog!
  • + 19
 I'm a carbon-everything kind of guy... but Nicolaï, Hope and (#1) Pole really give me chills.
CNCing is an art.
  • - 4
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 7, 2018 at 7:51) (Below Threshold)
 So is high end custom butted tubing but well... old and boring
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: saddly custom butted tubing is not exactly visual so it is hard to use for communication purposes.
  • + 8
 Buy yourself a carbon coffin: then you`ll get more stiffness
  • + 12
 Why is the shock upside down in the pics here, but right side up on the website? What's all the stuff on the downtube?
Why does the geometry chart say:
1. HEAD ANGLE SLACK
2. REACH PLENTY
Why do I want to buy this so badly!?!?!?
  • + 5
 You can mount 2 water bottles on the downtube, and they have the back set of mounts set up with a OneUp EDC pump.
  • + 16
 I was waiting for Kimi Raikkoenen instead of Joe Nation. Such a bummer.
  • + 13
 The CNC finish is beautiful.
  • + 36
 You mean "finnish"

Speaking of Finland, who knew there were so many palm trees there.
  • - 2
 @rrolly: Filmed on the island of Madeira I believe...
  • + 0
 @ridestuff: sarcasm I believe...
  • + 2
 @ridestuff: Madeira is in Finland?
  • + 10
 Much prefer the design aesthetic of the Stamina rear triangle compared to that of the Machine. Good Job Pole.
  • + 8
 After all the things i've been reading about Pole,it seems like all the other teams wil be fighting for second place.Exactly like i was thinking about the Unno team in DH. Seriously,i hope they have a good year.Nice bike.
  • + 13
 Except DH was dominated by single pivot, welded alloy bikes, as was Women's EWS.
  • + 13
 @rezrov: I thought it was dominated by dominating riders...
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Amaury's real name is Jim Douglas. He and Tennessee stumbled on to something magical...
  • + 1
 @rezrov: wait, what?!
  • + 1
 @rezrov: My comment wasn't about suspension design or frame material.Just with the fact that those brands are a little bit hyped because they stand out.Nothing wrong with that.
And i was serious at the end,that means a above was bs.
  • + 2
 @rezrov: Just goes to show... it ain't your ride holding you back.
  • + 1
 @showmethemountains: and your Mum is called E.T. VanDamme
  • + 8
 I don't care what Y'all say, I'd take it over any carbon bike any day.
  • + 5
 Oh and co-incidence this news was released around the time of Finland's Independence Day? Shouldn't you Pole boys be huddled around the television watching the Presidents Ball???

Perkele Smile
  • + 1
 Darn and my edit lost the original comment - grrr Them boys were Pole Dancing down the trails. Congrats on the the EWS team Pole and looking forward to seeing how you guys do in the series.
  • + 6
 The speed on those guys is insane. 2019 is gonna be an interesting year for enduro racing!
  • + 7
 Yeah Matti, you should do some races too!
  • + 4
 He definitely should. A little birdie told me he might give it a go Smile
  • + 6
 Great to see matti in charge of such an exciting team. Those bikes are on fire.
  • + 5
 When you walk into your local bike shop: Hello guys, do you have a hand polished pole stamina? GTFO you freaking bastard!!!!
  • + 4
 Who the hell can actually afford all of these bike I see on here,!!! There must be loads of people getting silly credit nowerdays
  • + 7
 People that went to college, in Tech, began businesses, invested in real estate, bought Tesla stock 5 years ago, married young and didn't have kids, retired people, trust fund babies, sponsored riders, etc...
  • + 2
 @SunsPSD: Hahahaha...people that went to college. Maybe you meant ivy league college?
  • + 4
 @SunsPSD: prom night dumpster babies
  • + 7
 I don’t think there are many people who can afford all of them... maybe one or two though. Funny that nobody asks this of the lower-middle-class guy’s bass boat.
  • + 5
 @SunsPSD: Naa I just took a 4 year apprenticeship in the trades.. Have a wife that doesn't sit on her ass, and don't buy shit I don't need.. I can afford these bikes!
  • + 1
 @bohns1: sounds about right, 2 year diploma, 2 incomes, no kids, live below my means. Oh and it helps that we live in a city with the highest incomes in the country with relatively low cost of living. Wink
  • + 1
 @arrowheadrush: Exactly... Although I have one in the oven..But that's not going to stop me! ????
  • + 4
 The old "people can afford things I can't, it must be that they are borrowing money and being financially irresponsible". They probably make good money and have disposable income. Nobody bats an eye at someone buying a $10,000 motorcycle. Also this is a halo bike, the top of the line, where most of the people buy evolinks which are more reasonably priced.
  • + 0
 I can afford them, but I certainly wouldn't buy one of these
  • + 2
 @bohns1: For the record, I 100% agree with you. I was just trying to make those that feel these bikes are entirely unaffordable feel better.

I think anyone that handles their money wisely and has an in demand skill, can easily write a check for these things. Not many can buy everything their heart desires, but with a paying skill and a bit of prioritizing, it should be cake to at least ride the bike you want. But look, something like 80% of adults don't even have $500 for an emergency. Doesn't sound like they are 'adulting' very well.

Also, from my perspective, the Ti cranks are a decent value My time is valuable enough that having a ride ruined every couple of years my snapped CF cranks is worth paying an extra $300 for that never to happen. I expect them to be the last cranks I ever buy.

Signed, a guy riding a $10K Mondraker that isn't a dentist but just a glorified trucker (I own 4).
  • + 2
 @SunsPSD: Haha nice dude! I'm no dentist either.. I have basically two hobbies.. Biking and snowboarding... You'll never see me in a 50k vehicle either.. I always get a kick out of the dentist comments.. This isn't a Bugatti or beamer guys!

Good choice on the cranks... If it's going to be something that's built to last then spend the extra I say... I just got myself into the sb130... Mixed and matched parts from my other bike.. Scoured the interwebs for deals on others and made it happen for a little over 5k.... Guess I'm on a dentist bike tho!

Cheers!
  • + 1
 In Oz its all the tradies who can afford this stuff, get paid mega bucks for working part time lol
  • + 1
 @ctd07: no part time here... 10hrs a day plus overtime if u want it.. But big bucks in Calgary Canada if u got the right papers..
  • + 2
 @ctd07: No such luck here. 8 years of school after high school, 6 years of residency where my work week was limited by regulation to "only" 80 hours a week, 2 years of fellowship training, and 8 years in practice, all during 19 years and counting of military service, and building a small business on the side. If only I had gotten one of those "tradie" jobs where I get paid more than I'll see in a lifetime pushing numbers around on a computer. But all that work was totally worth it because now I get to bask in the butthurt when I tell PB commenters I own a Yeti.
  • + 6
 Im in love with this CNC porn.
  • + 6
 Now that... Does NOT look like a session
  • + 2
 Booo pole bikes. I ran into the owners at crankworx on the trail dudes were just plain not very nice! Why support assholes!!!!! It doesnt cost very much to support your own asshole why give these guys so much money for two wheels!!!!
  • + 26
 I think that's just Finnish people being Finnish.... They're a blunt bunch. Can come across a bit mean unless they're naked in the sauna or drunk
  • + 4
 @blitz66: Yeah and they like to take the piss but are very deadpan doing it. Goto to know them to understand.
  • + 0
 @gnarterrorist: What does "take the piss" mean?
  • + 0
 @polebicycles:

So... yes?
  • + 1
 @Svinyard: It's like taking a shit from a different hole with a different color and different, or slightly different, material state. Or, if you're a Brit...
  • + 2
 @Svinyard: Firstly, 'taking the piss' is the short form of 'taking the piss out of someone/something'. This extension may make it easier to understand. It's generally a good-humored jesting at the recipients expense. The closest American expression I can think of is 'just jerking your chain', but could extend to 'busting balls' (in the way done on, say, The Sopranos). There's also the equivalent expression 'taking the micky/mick out of someone/something' which you may have heard.
  • + 1
 I played ice hockey with several Finnish guys - all very aloof. They have an odd sense of humor though very similar to what you see in the leo videos - kind of a sly side smile flat pan.
  • + 1
 I would be really careful with concluding on how someone are (actually are) based on a few comments, without knowing their culture. I think that video said quite a lot, but until you understand Finnish Tango, how they fought the Russians, NOKIA and the geography of that country... Well, maybe just reconsider if that Pole guy is an ahole or you are just ignorant.
  • + 3
 @blitz66: We ride with a Finnish guy, he’s very quiet, but every so often he comes out with something really, really funny and everyone pisses them selves...
  • + 2
 I'm half Finnish (I'm Americanized, Illinois and U.P. Michigan Finnish communities, but never really learned Finnish) and I can say that when my grandmother (Bilingual) or great grandmother (Spoke Finn only) watched me as a kid, they were very quiet. I thought they were mean, but learned they were just kind of quiet. My uncles were very quiet too, but had some great jokes. Growing up, I was viewed as shy, quiet, an a-hole (far from it), but funny. Still viewed that way bit. All the Finn's I grew up with were very quiet as well. I can say we are very passionate, proud, stand behind our work and don't half ass anything. And sitting in a sauna is the greatest thing ever. Watch a few "Steve n Seagulls" videos, for our humor and cool music. Just saw them in concert and talked to them, short answers and very little talking between songs.
  • + 2
 I'm going for the dentist fasion victim package, it's only an extra 3000 quid, it comes with the new amazing flat bars and this amazing oval chain ring invention..... ...... Just had 1993 on the phone it sead can I have my shit idea's back please...
  • + 4
 Really ? I'm surprised by how many people think this "thing" is beautiful. Ok, everyone has different tastes but... my god this thinkg is ugly :'D
  • + 5
 Totally agree, the cnc work looks great, but the overall shape is vomit inducing. Hope it rides well.
  • + 2
 But the French designed Lapierre so let’s keep that in mind haha
  • - 7
flag RoadRunner13 (3 days ago) (Below Threshold)
 @PeterT: And ?
This is still ugly, nothing has changed, and Canada is still the poor's US child
  • + 1
 @PeterT: Lapierre were never really ugly (compared to similar bikes) until they did this weird bent top tube shape. Ok the froggy was also super ugly.

But yeah this bike is ugly compared to the evolinks
  • + 1
 I concur. The Machine is much prettier. The hard angle at the back kind of messes it up.
  • + 0
 @DanCleary: yeah it looks shit but at least the shock is shielded now. On the machine the back shock eye is right in the line of fire from rear wheel mud attacks
  • + 1
 @RoadRunner13:

I’m not sure what the Canada bit has to do with it. I’m irish and live in whistler. I think your just overall quite a jealous pink biker. Haha
  • + 1
 please pole open test centers in the most viisted mtb summer destinations (whistler, finale, morzine, leogang to call some). do not have to be huge, maybe 5 bikes each. many of us are curious but I think everyone will agree that it is hard to buy such an extreme_bike without even 1 test ride ;-) keep on disrupting guys. pole feels like tesla of MTB! incredible what such a small team has achieved in such a short time (AFAIK the idea of stamina was born in august 201Cool
  • + 1
 'Yes! I've just bought the latest, greatest and newest bike around. Had to remortgage the house and sell one of my livers - but lucky we've got two right? It has definitely ended my insatiable appetite for new stuff for the next three years at least. It's called the Machine'

Err, you might want to sit down...
  • + 1
 Pole has the geometry right. The steep seat tube angle, slack head angle and long wheelbase are the truth. I also like the team - interesting and innovative. LoamWolf did a great job on that hype video - much better than the previous ones. That said, these bikes are heavy and definitely downhill oriented. Which is fine, so I use mine at downhill parks and for enduro/freeride stuff (easy uphill, pushing). I have a longish trail ride tomorrow that has some legit rock gardens/drops/downhills, but I am going to take my hardtail. I'll be much slower on the hardtail, and I wish I could take the evolink but I'll be gassed halfway through. I'm planning on getting a spot mayhem next year for long ride trail duty. It looks like it is the carbon bike with the closest geo to the pole (still far off, but slacker head and steeper seat tube). For my next bike I pretty much looked for short travel carbon bike with geometry as close as possible to the pole.
  • + 4
 Don't tell that to the local guy sniping XC kom's around here on his Machine...
  • + 1
 @yzedf: It's fast uphill. I have gotten PR's going up and down the mountain - the geometry put's you in a fantastic position for climbing. It just wears on you over time, kind of a gradual creep of fatigue that I don't get on a carbon bike.
  • + 1
 @DanCleary: our trails here "are too tight for long bikes" according to most people
  • + 5
 Mmmmmm, Madeiran steak sandwiches.... Mr Nation knows what's up!
  • + 1
 I've never had one, but they sound delicious. New goal in life.
  • + 1
 @iamamodel: Look out for Prego Especial next time you're there.
  • + 1
 I would love to ride for them, but A: I suck compared to these riders and more importantly B: apparently the job opening is only for riders with cool and/or ambiguous names...
  • + 4
 We're bringing MAVIC back baby!!!!!!!!
  • + 4
 Do field test for this bike @pinkbike
  • + 4
 This bike looks so weird but cool at the same time
  • + 3
 He rides a large pole?!?! I hope it's hand polished.
  • + 1
 I've got to hand it to Pole, their marketing is impressive, and I suspect at a fraction the cost of some larger players in the industry.
  • + 2
 Geo Numbers are similar to a Dirt Bike it seems. Long, super slack HTA, seated pretty far up.
  • + 1
 I bet they'll sell a ton of these. Buying Large Pole Stamina should be pretty easy to get past the SO even if it is pricey. OTOH, the smaller sizes might not do so well...
  • + 1
 Spotted someone riding a Pole machine or maybe this new bike at the CAP bike park in Christchurch on the weekend. Think Joe might be a local boy so was probably him ?!
  • + 2
 Another team supported by the great products at @OneUpComponents

what a unique machine.. almost VPP looking?
  • + 4
 Really beautiful bike.
  • + 3
 I think it's time someone in Poland creates the Finnish Bikes brand.
  • + 4
 Joe enduro jumps on Pole
  • + 3
 SEX MACHINE! the detail is nutty
  • + 1
 EEwing cranks I see. Those are nice to look at bikes, would be curious how they ride. And dang that is a steep seat tube!
  • + 3
 Cool bike!
  • + 3
 That bike looks amazing
  • + 1
 Would be a intriguing conversation with Trek Spesh Giant how they view and have feedback riding pole bikes
  • + 1
 they list rider height, id be curious to see what size they ended up choosing
  • + 1
 I got to ride an Evo link 158 this fall, it felt good but veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy heavy. What will this one weigh?
  • + 1
 saw some comments on youtube saying its around 32 pounds
  • + 1
 I have an evolink 158 and I love it. Killer at bike parks and for free ride/enduro riding. It is heavy af though - I weighed mine in at 35 lbs size small (I only weighed it once so it could have been incorrect, but my hardtail came in at 21 lbs so it would be weird for one to come out heavy and one light). The upright seat angle is amazing for climbing, but the weight slowly drags on you and I get tired out much more quickly. I'm hoping to get a Spot Mayhem for the light stuff and have the evolink for the heavy stuff.
  • + 2
 180mm 29er for enduro racing? :o
  • + 1
 Whyte has one as well. Looks like an absolute mother funker!
  • + 3
 Nice Bike.
Geo numbers?
  • + 4
 Take a look at their website.... they aren't even published there! It's ridiculous... but you can pre-order a bike without knowing its geometry...
  • + 6
 @bikekrieg: its there, but:
1. HEAD ANGLE -------------- SLACK
2. REACH ----------------------- PLENTY
3. TOP TUBE ------------------ UPRIGHT PEDALING
4. BB HEIGHT ----------------- NOT TOO LOW, NOT TOO HIGH
5. SEAT TUBE ANGLE ------ STEEP
  • + 4
 @bikekrieg: have you tried this thing called "reading"? Word has it that it works very well:
polebicycles.com/pole-stamina-prototype-is-rolling-in

Seat tube angle is 80º (effective 81º)
Chainstay length is 455mm
Reach is 480mm (Medium)
Head tube 135mm
Wheelbase 1306mm
Travel 180mm both ends
Shock is 75mm x 250mm
Seat post – 34,9mm
  • + 2
 @ratedgg13: HTA is 63.5
  • + 0
 @bikekrieg: you don't need numbers for a bike like this.. You buy this based on looks Alone!
  • + 1
 Borrowed from the field test article:

Nerd out on geometry charts and dive deep into the kinematics of a bike all you want, but there's no way to really tell how a bike will handle heinous climbs, gnarly descents, and everything in between, until you actually hop on and put tires to dirt.
  • + 2
 I don’t personally ride pole. NTTAWWT.
  • + 3
 Thanks Jerry
  • + 2
 Hope they come out with a xxl black pole stamina
  • + 4
 I’m waiting for their new model, the Dancer.
  • + 2
 Face like baywatch arse like crimewatch! How beautifully ugly it is.
  • + 2
 eeWings... they're 60% faster 96% of the time.
  • - 6
flag PHeller (Dec 7, 2018 at 7:20) (Below Threshold)
 60% faster at draining your wallet and overly expensive 96% of the time. Next SL G4 is lighter and half the price.
  • - 1
 @PHeller: and next have removable pedal inserts. Just smash a rock to remove.

Cranks are a dumb place to save 100g, but if you like pole then stupid decisions may be your bag.

I think i need to make my own cause everybody keeps f’n up. Either great geo and f up suspension, or great sus and pedaling on shit geo, or some mixture. Its not that hard to do right.
  • + 2
 @Grosey: Pole has pretty rad geo. I just think $1000 cranks that leave anything on the table are silly. Then again, nobody is ripping apart Eewings like Next SLs.
  • + 3
 @PHeller: EEwings are gross excess. Yes I have a set.

Next SLs break often (I've witnessed it 2x), I broke X01s and had a ride day ruined and could have really been injured, so the fact that I would never have that failure again (what if I was on a bike vacation and it was ruined?) , and after discounts was only spending a couple hundred above a new set of carbon cranks, it was worth it to me personally.

Yes they feel very direct and are a joy. No real weight savings, which I knew going in.
  • + 1
 @SunsPSD: see I'm glad that you can admit that. Carbon cranks aren't ideal, either. Personally, I'm waiting for XTR M9100. 510g with ring vs 475g with ring for the Eewings, but much cheaper.
  • + 1
 @PHeller: still rocking my turbines and love em! Super solid and light enough.
  • + 1
 @bohns1: I'm old enough to know the only cranks that last have shimano written on them
  • + 1
 2 water bottles and Ti cranks....
  • + 1
 Waiting on Pole Stamina on the rise, she's happy!
  • + 1
 What.... Too many water bottle mounts!
  • + 0
 Their 2018 World Cup racer had to ride another brand all year long. No thanks. Bad news.
  • + 1
 Maybe they could build alloy sultans for dt?
  • + 1
 The only thing longer than the reach on the Pole Stamina is its shock
  • + 1
 “Large Pole Stamina”.... yup I’m childish
  • + 2
 Alloy ain`t dead!!!
  • + 2
 So sicc
  • + 2
 such a weird bike...
  • + 2
 Agree. I'm sure they ride super nice (which should be all that matters) but guess I'm the only one who thinks these are some of the uglier bikes out there...
  • + 1
 @covekid: Come on, you probably know that Lapierre is world champion for ugly bikes... ;-)
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 @Franzzz: No dude, RedAlp wins all day, but only because they don't know any better, then Ellsworth because Ellsworth, then the Arbr Saker because...well maybe not because that bike is dope!
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 @eurojuice: and then polygon, orange etc
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 Now they need to sign a 198cm high rider for XL.
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 "Put your money where our mouth is"!! That sounds dirty ????
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 Yeah, but what's Leigh Johnson's favorite food?
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 Pizza Smile
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 Note that Leigh's nickname is Lee. (Eyeroll)
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 The real question is what is Leigh's favourite meal?
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 It better ride very well because it sure looks fugly Wink And 3 bottle mounts Big Grin
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 If all men think they can't ride "ugly things" mankind would die to extincion ????
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 @timof: Not can't but rather don't want to.
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 Why no reservoir shock?
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 It has one but the shock is turned sideways so you can’t see it.
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 @Audican: I don't understand you can pedal like that and not have it rub your leg?
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 @NoahColorado: Notice that no one is pedaling the bike in any of the pictures. I don't think that's a coincidence.
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 @LeDuke: We did not take such pictures because we didn't think we need to prove there anything Smile The shock sideways is not rubbing your leg.
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 @polebicycles: you guys need to make a more trail friendly version with the looks of the stamina... Something that can handle all day epics and that a bigger demographic of riders would potentially purchase...

Beautiful bikes guys!
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 @bohns1: We have a shorter travel "Stamina" on our roadmap for next year.
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 @polebicycles: SICKKKK! looking forward to it! ????
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 Arrrrghhhh, yes Matti!!
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 What a montsrosity lol!
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 I m sorry but thats an ugly bike
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 @zgaias85 cluelessly clueless!
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