Contest: Name This Frame From Dartmoor Bikes - Winner

Apr 3, 2013 at 8:50
by Dartmoor-Bikes  
It was not easy to make this decision. After hours spent reading came hours of discussion, which resulted in picking the Top Ten. Now we want to present you the winner.

We were searching for a name that would fit the character and application of this frame. We were searching for associations with the freedom of shredding down the mountains and touching nature.


Micha liwa and Maciej Hojnor took Dartmoor Wish and new FR proto for local shredding in My lenice Poland. www.wolisphoto.com menaged to combine Winter amp Autumn feel in those beauties

Maciek Hojnor riding new FR frame prototype



For each one of us, those riding bikes, different words have different meanings. Many times, the meaning of a word is a sum of one’s life experience and personal character. For all of us this meaning will be definitely influenced by the hundreds of miles spent on the trails.

Sometimes we celebrate the freedom of choice when picking the right track or enjoy how the wind is blowing in our backs. Sometimes riding is a cure helping us to recover after a hard week at work, and soon becomes our addiction. Sometimes riding helps us to hear the primal call of the nature and come back to the roots as far as possible from the city jungle.

We want our new frame to help riding like that. We know the decision we made will not please everyone. But this is our choice and we hope that you can respect this. The winning name is ROOTS and the first one who posted this name and won the prize is Gmancool99 from Scotland.

Congratulations from Pinkbike and Dartmoor-Bikes! The Wish Pro complete bike will be sent to the winner before and of April.

The meaning of ROOTS for us sounds like getting back to nature. With mountain tracks full of roots. With woods and big trees drawing their strength from their roots. That is the place where we want to meet you. No matter if you will come there with a new Dartmoor Roots frame or any other bike. The most important is that we are all the part of the mountain biking world.

Ride Your Way!



Dartmoor Roots early prototype

Early prototype on the track


Assembling one of the early prototypes

Assembling one of the early prototypes with standard down tube


Dartmoor-Bikes FR frame prototype.

Dartmoor Roots frame with hydroformed down tube ...


Dartmoor-Bikes FR frame prototype

... and how it will look assembled in the bike



www.dartmoor-bikes.com
Dartmoor FB fanpage


179 Comments

  • 1158 8
 I ACTUALLY WON SOMETHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 64 2
 congrats! Enjoy the bike!
  • 50 2
 Congratulations! I think Dartmoor Roots sounds really good Big Grin
  • 20 1
 Hell yeah, You won "Something and a half"!!!! Congrats!!!
  • 13 0
 Congrats
  • 12 0
 Gongrats, have fun with your new bike!
  • 19 0
 Great to see the prize going to a Scot!
  • 9 0
 congrats !!!!! enjoy and be happy
  • 6 0
 congrats!!!
  • 27 3
 Lucky you, your name is not Norbs. Otherwise, you know... someone will say the rest!!!
  • 20 6
 Have fun shredding the trails on your all new 2013 Dartmoor Cumshot!!
  • 73 0
 I believe "roots"in Australia means triumphant copulation of sorts...
In Aussie land, rooting someone is a coliquilaism for shagging.

Kinda a dirty name now that I think of it...

Enjoy the sex machine Gman
  • 9 1
 Congrats
I was in the running with Shiva.
Enjoy your new bike Smile
  • 3 19
flag berminator7 (Apr 3, 2013 at 11:03) (Below Threshold)
 awkward that his featured pic is of a yt bike =S
  • 3 0
 CONGRATS!!!
  • 11 2
 @robbienroll Norbs got robbed.
  • 2 0
 Loool, whatt?
  • 4 0
 well done mate. ride it hard
  • 3 0
 Congrats!
  • 3 0
 Yeah, enjoy it !
  • 3 0
 Well done pal Smile
  • 1 0
 Cong mate Wink
  • 2 0
 Have fun on your new bike
  • 5 0
 sick dude! 400 ups and a new bike todays looking up
  • 2 0
 Score!!! Nice one Dude!!!1
  • 5 0
 Nice!!! I was "rooting" for you all along.
  • 10 0
 Run home gmancool99, run home as fast as you can and don't stop till you get there!
  • 2 0
 Congrats on winning the bike Gmancool99
  • 5 0
 seriously I thought the top ten was a joke. Who would have thought they missed the hundreds of props of agreement from the mountain bike community the Dartmoor Santa Cruz Nomad got?
  • 2 0
 happy shredding ! Smile
  • 6 0
 Being Australian, it's going to make telling my parents what bike I want a rather awkward situation
  • 1 4
 still looks like a session -_-
  • 2 0
 Congratulations! Enjoy the new bike!
  • 3 0
 brilliant! well done mate, if your down gt or inners, send me a mail, let me see your new bike, all the best. Wink
  • 2 0
 Congrats!! Enjoy the ride!
  • 2 0
 Same thing for me, when I was younger I asked for a bike called "morning glory" before I knew what that was. It was very awkward once dad stopped laughing and told me what it meant.
  • 1 0
 So saying I want a morning glory was the worst thing I've said
  • 2 0
 i cant even imagine your happyness enjoy your bike!!!
  • 2 0
 congrats, bthw sick name mate!
  • 1 0
 So could i design the color scheme for the frame for coming up with "root"?
  • 3 1
 Congrats! I actually posted the same with the needed explanation on their Facebook, but I am sure somwbody must've been faster. Enjoy your prize! It's cool to know you are right, kind of. Smile Cheers!
  • 3 2
 My idea was the Dartmoor Chara (Latin for root) Frown
  • 1 0
 Well done mate!
  • 33 1
 Congrats to the winner. Hope u enjoy the bike as much as I would!
  • 122 4
 I can't believe "Dartmoor Trek Session" didn't win...
  • 4 1
 I actually like the name a lot! People said the top 10 were bad, but I like this because it's simple and actually has the meaning dartmoor wanted!
  • 20 5
 I still the "Dartmoor Norbs" got robbed.
  • 15 1
 is there a "norbs got robbed" t-shirt i can buy?
  • 18 1
 Fullbug, there is a 'Norbs got robbed' t-shirt. I had one... but someone stole it.
  • 3 6
 iamamodel.. WHERE DID YOU GET IT?!
  • 1 4
 my aging bones would benefit more from that shirt than that bike! where do we get 'em?!
  • 4 0
 I was wondering why I got neg propped, then it hit me.. I'm not blonde, in case you guys were wondering.
  • 1 0
 @iamamodel HAHAHAHHHAHAH!!!!
  • 21 2
 damn, winning something awesome with a little creativity behind you computer.. I wish winning was that easy with everything Smile
  • 12 2
 I'm not sure creativity is the right word to use because that was a god awful top 10. Congrats to that Scot ripper!
  • 5 1
 yeah, there were far more creative names. Dartmoor Pork Sword, Norbs got robbed and Trek session spring to mind Wink
  • 2 0
 Where' the top 10?
  • 2 3
 would be cool to win a new bike like this. but roots sucks and i think that top ten was crap. sorry
  • 19 2
 i think Specialized is gonna sue cause Trees have roots, but if you cut them down to stumps, the roots are still there and that's to close to Stumpjumper... consumers might get confused...
  • 15 0
 And looks like the winner really was in need of a proper bike too!
Really stoked for the guy tup
  • 19 6
 How did Dartmoor Trek Session not win? It's a fix.
  • 1 0
 Yeah !
  • 20 7
 I still think MRbrett deserves the prize for "Santa Cruz Nomad"
  • 4 3
 That almost works but it would have to be "modified single pivot SC Nomad" because at the end of the day that's all this frame design is.
  • 10 1
 Pretty rad considering the kid states he's 13 on his profile. Maybe a load of shit but if not it's nice to see the bike going to someone that, in any other regard, find it difficult to fund a bike. Congrats dude regardless!
  • 6 0
 Congrats Gman. Have fun on your new ride!
  • 6 0
 dartmoor dingleberry would have been much better
  • 2 1
 Haha, when I saw this on the front page all I could think of was "nomad". For obvious reasons. The damn page was spinning in circles though so I couldn't leave a comment at the time.

It certainly resembles my Nomad, in a large way!
  • 3 0
 Dartmoor could use a SEPULTURA song in their next ad for this bike. There is a song called "Roots Bloody Roots". A good one, btw!!!

youtu.be/F_6IjeprfEs
  • 1 0
 Congratulations, however

'Roots', by Alex Haley, was a very popular and powerful novel and later TV mini-series exploring the origins of his own family's "roots" in a terrible time in US and world history. Many literate folks 'of a certain age' were deeply affected by this as this era in history was all too often glossed over in education curricula. Just to bring it full circle, ready for it.... turns out Alex Haley had Scottish roots...

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/4885075/DNA-proves-author-Alex-Haley-had-Scottish-roots.html

How often, truth is stranger, and better, than fiction....
Now to get my root down...
  • 9 5
 I didn't win? Then I guess I'm not getting one.
  • 2 1
 hahahaha, i like what you did there
  • 3 0
 Whoa!!! if you buy this bike and assemble it, the wheels wont need spokes!! Big Grin Congrats to the winner!
  • 5 0
 yeah they work like the Dyson bladeless fan. I like the bike more than I like the name- but thankfully I don't buy bikes because of what they're called. Having said that I would not buy a bike called 'The Bellend'.
  • 3 1
 winning a new bike is cool, but i think i'd rather wait and win the bike that i was actually responsible for naming. he'll have to buy one just like everybody else.
  • 5 3
 "Whats your name, boy?

Kunta, Kunta Kinte!

::whipcrack::

Your name is Toby!"

Sorry, it's all I can think of when I hear of this bike's name...
  • 5 1
 If this is all that comes to your mind I seriously think you should find a new hobby. Maybe weight assisted extreme deep sea snorkeling in shark infested waters.
  • 3 0
 ^offended easily?
  • 6 3
 I hate roots , they always make me crash!!!
  • 2 1
 one of my friends use this name too! can you provide a printscreen or something where the people can see the time when the winner post this name , pls!
  • 1 0
 just imagin yourself showing off your bike... and you have to say, man i love your new Demo! and then you say yeah, but im riding the new Dartmoor ROOTS. -_-
  • 1 0
 Just like that MOVIE about SLAVERY: ROOTS
  • 1 2
 looks nice but i hope they get rid of those all black forks with that raw color frame still think my name was better lol the dartmoor beast dh or the dartmoor beast come on think about it !!!!!
  • 2 0
 If anything its more of a bottle rocket, I think since they got discontinued Dartmoor saw there in
  • 1 0
 its exactly like a bottle rocket...
  • 1 0
 Semantics, but not really. Shock mount is on top tube on BR and downtube on this bike. Shock linkage is different and the lower piviot point is behind the seat tube on BR and in front of seat tube on Roots, but I see where you are coming from.
  • 1 0
 Congrats to the winner!!! Name sounds great. But I must admit, the suspension design of the frame looks a bit like lapierre froggy and spicy, except for the Dropout area.
  • 1 0
 this is a linkage driven single pivot, those two are four bar!
  • 1 0
 Didn't feal like reading every post to see if I'm repeating what somene already said ......but please post some pics when you get it. It looks sick !!
  • 3 0
 KURWA MAĆ !... congratulations man ! enjoy your new bike !
  • 2 3
 Shitty name for shitty company. All the names had nothing to do with freeride. Polish company giving frame to foreigners, traitors! Dont expect any support in the future. If you like Scotland so much.. GTFO out of here, and stay there. PS. Im selling my set of wheels, they are made on Dartmoor hubs. I dont want to deal with them anymore, again.
  • 1 0
 dafuq!
  • 1 0
 Aww man, im too late... I would have called it the 'Dartmoor Float'. It kinda links in with their other frame names like 'Wish' and 'Shine'. Frown
  • 2 0
 Everyone else got rubbed!!
  • 7 6
 Sorry the name ROOTS just does no do it for me . I said MIST can I get a booby prize
  • 4 0
 There's Boobies involved?!!? Why didn't I enter? Frown
  • 4 2
 do the other top 10 get a prize???
  • 2 0
 Got rubbed? Might be better than winning the bike.
  • 1 0
 wow haha I never been so close to win something, I said Roots too but was two days out, congrats gman you deserve it buddy
  • 1 0
 Congratulations, great to see a youngster win a great prize.... enjoy!!!! Wink
  • 2 1
 bad name!! there were much better.andi bet sooo many people said roots, how did they decide the one person huh??
  • 4 0
 Read.
  • 1 0
 i iz think dolan was actually not a bad idea, but that was only april fools
  • 2 0
 Lazy Dartmoor, no R&D involved, just using us... haha
  • 2 0
 Someone from the UK won!!! Well done and a great name
  • 1 0
 if I had i one of them frames id remove the stickers cut out the S and T and swap their places..
  • 1 0
 Damn you Gman, you stole my idea! loljk Congratulations! Buy n Sell soon!! hehe
  • 1 0
 I can live with Roots, but I thought there was better. Also very odd to use a word in plural.
  • 1 0
 might as well have called it a kona shred.. cmon seriously..? the root.. nice dude
  • 1 0
 DARTMOOR ROOTS! nice name. Congratulations!!! More power to DARTMOOR. ...Ride your Way!...
  • 1 0
 dartmoor tic tac, dogshit, fruitfarm!!! who gives a shit. enjoy the bike maaaaan!!!!
  • 1 0
 Look forward to checking it out and maybe even purchasing one....Roots....I like it!
  • 1 0
 Following on from someone else... @dartmoor. How about running a comp for the graphics for the frame? just a thought...
  • 1 0
 Has anyone noticed there is a company called Root's Bicycles? www.roots-bikes.com. German company
  • 2 1
 Lame name but congrats to the champ
  • 1 0
 you guys are jealous he won, roots is a good term
  • 2 1
 he failed grammar - roots is a plural term...
  • 3 1
 I second that. Why is a singular object named using the plural form of the word. In all my experiences, things are named as the singular entities that they are sold as. You don't buy a Specialized Demo 7(S), a Santa Cruz Nomad(S), a Dodge Viper(S) because the grammar is incorrect. I would be interested to know how many consumer products in this type of market have plural names. If Roots is the name they want then it should be called the ROOT.

"Hey man, what do you ride?"
"A Roots." ???

Something to think about. Anyway, congrats to the winner. Enjoy the hell out of your new bike!
  • 1 0
 Still if it gets changed to root from roots it was the original idea, everyone makes mistakes
  • 2 0
 Fudgehammer!
  • 2 1
 Zastanawia mnie jedno, czemu na to nie wpadłem ?
  • 1 0
 czemu ja na to wpadłem ale "eee to i tak nie przejdzie..."
  • 2 1
 dude i want the spokeless wheels! LOL
  • 1 1
 i didnt understand why they put a brake disc without a brake lever
  • 1 0
 Looks simliar to my bike Big Grin
  • 1 0
 That bike looks sick all built up! Full DH
  • 2 0
 acualy is Dolan.
  • 2 1
 What a shitty name. No wonder dartmoor bikes are so trashy
  • 1 0
 Ride it like you won it!!! Congrats!
  • 2 2
 Roots.... Seriously? Lame:-/
Hey guys next bike you create I got this, we'll call it "blah"
  • 1 0
 But hey way to go Gmancool99 free bike!
  • 1 0
 Hey i said roots too man.. This aint fair
  • 1 0
 just a new member & won! great & happy riding!
  • 1 0
 I'm confused, he won a contest for renaming a transition blind side?
  • 1 0
 Dartmoor Hillbilly or Dartmoor Kush i win !!!!
  • 1 0
 Congratulation! GMANCOOL99 , Can I be your friend?
  • 1 0
 Dartmoor Hillbilly or Dartmoor Kush i win i win !!!!!
  • 1 0
 Hey u need mi address guys ?
  • 1 0
 Oh well at least Brazilian Metal fans will be pleased....
  • 1 0
 CONGRATS MAN !!!!
enjoy ur new ride Big Grin
  • 1 0
 roots?? give me a breake! so boring name...
  • 1 1
 Roots is already the name of an Ellsworth cyclocross frame that has been produced since '96 btw...
  • 1 0
 Nice Name It goes well with Dartmoor
  • 1 0
 Tranisourusrex
  • 2 0
 "Dude, you ride that Tranni like a pro."
  • 3 3
 Blindside, like transition blindside...
  • 1 0
 Congratulations...
  • 1 3
 I thought that my name Dartmoor Dragon was better, 1) It uses alliteration which sounds cool, and 2) This thing is a beast and looks like a dragon and needs slaying!
  • 2 2
 i suggested rooted, sure that must get something....
  • 1 0
 Congrats, enjoy it.
  • 1 0
 Nice one bud congrats
  • 3 2
 Dartmoor deathwish
  • 1 0
 FREEDOM!
  • 1 0
 Congrats bro!
  • 1 0
 worrior
  • 1 0
 congrats mate!!
  • 1 0
 Shit Bike anyway
  • 1 0
 We want Poo Pusher!!!!
  • 7 9
 roots is kinda gay, the meaning is good though. should have been the Polish word for roots or something cool...
  • 4 2
 Dunno but 'korzenie' would tiny bit to hard to spell properly Wink
  • 2 1
 No.
  • 1 0
 but sounds super sick
  • 11 12
 THAT IS THE DUMBEST NAME FOR A BIKE I HAVE EVER HEARD!!!
  • 5 8
 You are just jealous.
  • 5 9
flag niles1401 (Apr 3, 2013 at 10:22) (Below Threshold)
 no they're just gay
  • 5 7
 any bike with 8" in the rear is gay
  • 1 4
 FYI- When someone say: "ROOTS"---- is also the name of a Famous Movie about SLAVERY and Racism. Bet you crazy Europeans didn't factor that into the equation. Smile
  • 1 1
 Dartmooor dominator
  • 1 1
 Roots, its okay.
  • 1 1
 Congrats I had Clash
  • 5 6
 Dartmoor generic.
  • 8 0
 You're a bit late mate...
  • 9 10
 shity name i thinik
  • 2 4
 Bed- tak powinna się nazywać
  • 1 0
 fuck yeah haha
  • 2 5
 a gdzie patriotyzm ???? Miał być Hoozar !!!!!!
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