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polebicycles RichardCunningham's article
Apr 14, 2019 at 20:36
Apr 14, 2019
Bike Check: The First Pole Stamina 140
Actually, we sell quite a few to USA, but we are still an unicorn brand.
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 3, 2019 at 13:08
Mar 3, 2019
The Pole Bushmaster is the Stamina's Short Travel Sibling
@ripcraft: Yep, the neutral 100% is good and we need to take note the suspension characteristics and the geometry where the head angle plays a huge role. We can not just look at one and forget the other. Does the rider need to pull back or can he stay neutral on the bike? Is the suspension progressive or linear and how are the rebound and compression damping set up? We can put everything on paper and crunch numbers on sheets but the real-life testing is the best way of determining what is best.
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 3, 2019 at 11:55
Mar 3, 2019
The Pole Bushmaster is the Stamina's Short Travel Sibling
@ripcraft: The science in active suspension is simple. If the bike has 100% anti-rise, the suspension does not want to compress nor extend during braking. Just like Pole Stamina and Bushmaster has. Neutral breaking characteristics mean that the rear is active under braking which equals more grip. This has been known for ages in mountain biking engineering and any engineer wants to shoot this target. What is NOT common knowledge, is that how geometry, suspension, and kinematics behave altogether with frame characteristics and how do they all affect each other. What I mean is that if you change one feature, you end up changing all of the features. Balancing all the features and managing to create a bike with the least amount of compromises is not something that is not de facto in bigger brands. It's more "who" and with "what" insights designs the bike. Cheers!
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 2, 2019 at 14:46
Mar 2, 2019
The Pole Bushmaster is the Stamina's Short Travel Sibling
Sounds good! I'll put this request to our pipeline then. :)
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 2, 2019 at 14:44
Mar 2, 2019
The Pole Bushmaster is the Stamina's Short Travel Sibling
We sell consumer direct. Click and buy or contact service@polebicycles.com for more info. On Facebook, you can find Pole Bicycle Riders Group where you can chat with people who have ordered their bikes to NA. Cheers!
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 2, 2019 at 14:42
Mar 2, 2019
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 2, 2019 at 14:42
Mar 2, 2019
The Pole Bushmaster is the Stamina's Short Travel Sibling
Looks like nobody cares even though I worked my ass off for this :D -Leo
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 2, 2019 at 14:39
Mar 2, 2019
The Pole Bushmaster is the Stamina's Short Travel Sibling
We are coming to Crankworx next August! See you then!
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 2, 2019 at 14:38
Mar 2, 2019
The Pole Bushmaster is the Stamina's Short Travel Sibling
With full suspension bikes, the different chainstay length would hardly matter as the bike geometry and wheelbase is constantly changing all the time. We have two very different riders where one is 164cm and the other is 188cm and both are lightning fast. The others are in between and nobody wanted to change the bike after last season. I also ride both medium and large and don't see the point of changing the chainstay on the bike. On our hardtails, we have ongoing research about our theory that on hardtails the difference in chainstay lengths matters more as the grip needs to be made more with your legs. On full suspension, we can change the grip with the spring rates. It's all about balance and grip. Cheers! -Leo
polebicycles polebicycles's article
Mar 2, 2019 at 14:33
Mar 2, 2019
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