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Dec. 7, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
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I won't ever buy another Pole but thanks for thinking of me. I have a Geometron in the mail so we'll see how that goes. I think there's more to pedigree, impeccable manufacturing and the slacker HTA+reduced offset than the machining innovations from Pole. I'll let someone else guinea pig that $5000 frame.

Dec. 7, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
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^looking forward to seeing that. extra longest? 

i pine for the pole, but not at that price.

Dec. 7, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
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Posted by: craw

I won't ever buy another Pole but thanks for thinking of me. I have a Geometron in the mail so we'll see how that goes. I think there's more to pedigree, impeccable manufacturing and the slacker HTA+reduced offset than the machining innovations from Pole. I'll let someone else guinea pig that $5000 frame.

The Pole experiment didnt work out for you?  What was the problem/issue you found with it?

Dec. 7, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
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Geometron > Pole.

Did you buy the Mojo version or the Nicolai version Craw?

Dec. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
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Mojo version. Extra longest to run as a 29/155. Roughly the same size as the XL Evolink but an even slacker head tube and a 42mm offset Lyrik. Let the sciencing begin!

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

Dec. 7, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: craw

I won't ever buy another Pole but thanks for thinking of me. I have a Geometron in the mail so we'll see how that goes. I think there's more to pedigree, impeccable manufacturing and the slacker HTA+reduced offset than the machining innovations from Pole. I'll let someone else guinea pig that $5000 frame.

The Pole experiment didnt work out for you?  What was the problem/issue you found with it?

Didn't work for me either, and it wasn't geo related, for either of us. I'll hold my story until my issue gets resolved.

Dec. 9, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

G15 or G16?  FYI the G16 MOJO version has a 83mm BB

X2 or EXT shock?

Either way you'll be happy with the frame.

Dec. 10, 2018, 7:15 a.m.
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I got the G16. I got an 83mm axle from RF to convert my cranks so all good there. I'm running a CCDBACS. I'm not ready to deal with a coil just yet.

Dec. 10, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
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MOJO recommended I go FLOAT X2 instead of X2... I'm running a Longer @175mm rear. Have a 170mm cartridge I need to drop into the 44mm 36 GRIP2 soon. Also this spring I'll likely order a set of Hope cranks. Tired of dealing with the Canfield Bros SRAM interface.

The bike is a beast. I often wonder if I should've went 155mm rear. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Are you adding offset bushings to compensate for the 29ers? 

I guess coming from a Pole the geo won't seem like such an huge change.  For myself it is/was an eye opener.  Like my Chromag feels comically short/small now, I'm not opening that Naked can of worms; yet.  No idea how the V10C feels; but I bet similar.

Dec. 11, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 17, 2003

Posted by: Endur-Bro

MOJO recommended I go FLOAT X2 instead of X2... I'm running a Longer @175mm rear. Have a 170mm cartridge I need to drop into the 44mm 36 GRIP2 soon. Also this spring I'll likely order a set of Hope cranks. Tired of dealing with the Canfield Bros SRAM interface.

The bike is a beast. I often wonder if I should've went 155mm rear. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Are you adding offset bushings to compensate for the 29ers? 

I guess coming from a Pole the geo won't seem like such an huge change.  For myself it is/was an eye opener.  Like my Chromag feels comically short/small now, I'm not opening that Naked can of worms; yet.  No idea how the V10C feels; but I bet similar.

My G16 BB is at 355 with 29 wheels. Definitely need some offset bushings IMO. Fortunately with a broken thumb, I've got time to get them. 

Seems like 2019 is going to be the summer of Geometron on the shore.

Dec. 13, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

Dec. 14, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Looks homemade

Dec. 14, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
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Love that fork.

Dec. 14, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
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i love the industrial aesthetic. through the real crime is the lack of waterbottle space. wish they'd change up the linkage configuration to free up some room.

Dec. 14, 2018, 2:49 p.m.
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Posted by: xy9ine

i love the industrial aesthetic. through the real crime is the lack of waterbottle space. wish they'd change up the linkage configuration to free up some room.

All that spacer between the wheels and they can't even fit a waterbottle.

In fact this new frame has LESS ability to fit a waterbottle because they have upsized the shock to metric 230/70 from 222/67 or 216/63.


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