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polebicycles mikekazimer's article
Jan 11, 2018 at 23:37
Jan 11, 2018
The Eyecatchers: 7 Intriguing New Bikes - Opinion
@WAKIdesigns: "long bikes are for Joeys because they can’t turn" Bloody hell... you obviously have not been riding a long Pole yet ;) Longer bike makes it easier to ride switchbacks. That's a proven fact on many cases.
polebicycles mikekazimer's article
Jan 11, 2018 at 23:30
Jan 11, 2018
The Eyecatchers: 7 Intriguing New Bikes - Opinion
@AlexS1: 3D printing has always been able to do hollow stuffs ;) Let me know when they can be used in mass production for complete front triangle. I mean the whole thing, not just lugs. This is just a sarcastic comment but don't you think that someone would already print frames if it would be possible because it would the most easiest way of producing frames if it would be cost effective, fast and reliable.
polebicycles mikekazimer's article
Jan 11, 2018 at 11:56
Jan 11, 2018
The Eyecatchers: 7 Intriguing New Bikes - Opinion
The Machine has hollow tubes. Did you miss something there?
polebicycles paulaston's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 1:15
Dec 4, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@Socket: The prototype is bonded. We use mechanical attachment as a jig that presses the frame parts together. We leave the bolts on the frame in production. Basically the prototype's performance is our reference point. It outperformed already our expectations so we are really excited to produce the next proto to see what happens when we drastically drop the weight of the frame. Does it perform as good or not... we'll see.
polebicycles paulaston's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 1:10
Dec 4, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
When we have machined frame, we can change the design every week and when the performance is better. We are using the most viable product design method. We believe this method is better. We improve the bike within weeks so every customer can really have the newest design available instead of the year models. It's not same as software but maybe as close as it can be with physical product. Yes, we cross the lines because this is what startup companies do. We challenge the status quo that has been around too long. Everyone who ordered the bike without knowing the outcome will get a frame that is exceptional piece of engineering and design from a company that has values over money. @seccitaj: Lighten up. Don't be the jealous Finn. ;)
polebicycles paulaston's article
Nov 30, 2017 at 4:38
Nov 30, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
You are right. The render differs from the prototype that is shown, I guess we should have addressed it a bit more clearcly. The 3D model (renderings) is closer to what we will produce. We launched the bike for the presale just to see how people interested are in this kind of bike before we put half millon € to the dedicated CNC machines. The prototype has blown us away by it's potential and that's why we are so confident to make a launch.
polebicycles paulaston's article
Nov 28, 2017 at 12:02
Nov 28, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@WAKIdesigns: "even in Scandinavia a lot of alloys end up in incinerators and in a dump." That's a lie or a very subjective view of things. For example I just checked our local waste management center (Mustankorkea Oy, Jyväskylä, Finland) and they say that 94% of the waste is being reused, recycled or used as energy. Translate the last point from that page: https://mustankorkea.fi/2017/11/totta-vai-tarua-kahdeksan-vaitetta-joista-osa-on-ihan-taytta-roskaa/ Metal is worth money. I've been also working for a company that produces waste management systems and equipement and I know that the waste managers are keen on metal because you get good money from it. Waste is money and the waste management is a business. It would be stupid to put metals to landfill because it takes at least double the energy to make the metals from ore. It's much easier to screen the metals off the general waste. Bicycles are huge compared to tin cans. It's insane to claim that bicycles are not being recycled in a modern country. Here's an example how the waste is managed in USA 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjNv_iTsXn8 "and this cycle is much more likely to go on for longer than in case of aluminium frame because of fatigue life" Source please. This is your subjective view. I've seen many carbon frames snap crack an pop because of many different reasons. Last time I saw a carbon frame fail was when my friend collapsed on top of his bike. Top tube has a soft spot now. I've seen many carbon chainstays to break. There are many cases that doesn't even go to the fatigue life end on carbon frames. Nobody knows the fact of the frame lifespan if you can't find a research that has at least some sort of data collected.
polebicycles paulaston's article
Nov 28, 2017 at 2:12
Nov 28, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@WAKIdesigns: This has basically nothing to do with our operations and the story but the factory what was on our sights said that their carbon fiber is coming from Japan. I think that these scandals very seldom restrict to only on one company. If one lies, the other needs to lie as well to survive the competition. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-toray-scandal/japan-inc-scandals-widen-as-toray-admits-cheating-idUSKBN1DS05A
polebicycles paulaston's article
Nov 27, 2017 at 13:44
Nov 27, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
One more thing. Here's story where Trek's and Specialized's and other managers are also interviewed. https://www.outsideonline.com/2261721/dirty-secret-hiding-your-high-end-mountain-bike
polebicycles paulaston's article
Nov 26, 2017 at 22:40
Nov 26, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@WAKIdesigns: i think that the suspension is the whole bike all together. Suspension is not a separate thing from the frame stiffness or the geometry. For dampers, we work with SRAM's and Fox's engineers. For us it's all about performance and the timed runs are the key to the performance. I've tried to push the media to make more those speed tests that Enduromag made one month ago. We test our bikes against the others as well because our philosophy is all about performance. At the moment our benchmark is the EVOLINK 140. When we beat that, we have the world's fastest bike. About the F1 - For example: Tommi Mäkinen builds the world champion WRC cars for Toyota Gazoo racing just ten kilometers from our office. Would you stop the rant if I told that I've been working for them? I don't think so because it's a different sport from mountain bikes although it's more closer than F1. "Max said there’s a decent aerospace company in Finland" I know there are companies in Finland. I've visited them when I was still interested in carbon. There is two companies are just one hour ride from our office. There's also a company that produces wood fiber 100m from our office. I think it's all said here. Too much name dropping :D I'll continue my work now. Peace!
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