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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Nov. 5, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
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2017 Devinci Django aluminum 29er

very fun bike , running a 150mm 36 up front , with 120mm of rear travel , HTA is roughly 67deg and it is a killer . Still playing with the suspension and tire PSI , but very happy and not missing my Process 167 at all .

Nov. 17, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

2017 Devinci Django aluminum 29er

very fun bike , running a 150mm 36 up front , with 120mm of rear travel , HTA is roughly 67deg and it is a killer . Still playing with the suspension and tire PSI , but very happy and not missing my Process 167 at all .

Wow, that is some rear tire on that bike....errr...wait...what?

Nov. 20, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
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I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered the longest bike in pre-existence, the newly revised Pole Evolink 158 in an xl.  Not delivered until April, but super excited.  1353 mm wheelbase and 535 mm reach, but with a very steep seat angle, so not expecting much of a difference with actual reach seated compared to my current bike.  Review of the current 140 mm version being updated to the 158: 

http://enduro-mtb.com/en/pole-evolink-140-29-review/

pole evolink 158 frame

Nov. 20, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
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Posted by: trashpanda

I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered the longest bike in pre-existence, the newly revised Pole Evolink 158 in an xl.  Not delivered until April, but super excited.  1353 mm wheelbase and 535 mm reach, but with a very steep seat angle, so not expecting much of a difference with actual reach seated compared to my current bike.  Review of the current 140 mm version being updated to the 158: 

http://enduro-mtb.com/en/pole-evolink-140-29-review/

pole evolink 158 frame

Im on a L 140 right now. At 6'4" it feels perfect for me but the longer reach of the xl is tempting.

Nov. 21, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
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Posted by: trashpanda

I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered the longest bike in pre-existence,

Bitch please.  XXLongest G16=555.  The reach of the beast.

Nov. 21, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
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that must be new this year, hadn't seen that size before, though the xl is slightly shorter wheelbase on the nicolai than the pole, and shorter chainstay except for the xxl frame.  Interesting that chainstay length increases with sizes, seems like a good idea.  Frame is also $1000 euros more than I got the Pole for though, plus I think it ships with a David Hasselhoff CD...

Nov. 21, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
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Posted by: trashpanda

that must be new this year, hadn't seen that size before, though the xl is slightly shorter wheelbase on the nicolai than the pole, and shorter chainstay except for the xxl frame.  Interesting that chainstay length increases with sizes, seems like a good idea.  Frame is also $1000 euros more than I got the Pole for though, plus I think it ships with a David Hasselhoff CD...

What sold me on the Pole over the Nicolai was the price and the Pole has dropouts for 142 and 148...but mostly the price lol

Nov. 21, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
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I'm glad you chose price and not lack of bidon mounts as the reason.

Dec. 11, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
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I've been hiding this one for too long...

Details:

  • Starling Murmur frame custom painted by 7Pot Customs in the UK
  • DVO Diamond fork set to 150mm travel and Emerald rear shock
  • Steerer tapped for a OneUp top cap and EDC
  • We Are One Agent rims laced to P321 hubs (such a nice wheelset)
  • Race Face NEXT cranks, 30t chain ring (now a OneUp Switch chainring)
  • XTR shifting over a EThirteen 10-44t cassette
  • Renthal Apex 33mm stem, Fatbar carbon 35 trimmed to 780mm wide
  • Hope Tech 3 E4 brakes
  • 9Point8 175mm travel dropper post
  • King headset and bottom bracket
  • Ergon saddle and grips
  • Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" WT front and 2.3" rear (likely will swap the rear for a DHRII soon)
  • OneUp flat pedals (these are so good I'm back to running flats full time)

As built with the EDC it weighs in at 32.5lbs.

Ride wise... silent, smooth and picks up speed and maintains it exceptionally. I'm shocked with the grip that this bike seems to find and have been reveling in the slingshot effect when I let it run tear through a corner. Admittedly getting the rear shock set up took some time but now the bike is dialed for my tastes.


 Last edited by: jonathan-harris on Dec. 11, 2017, 1:24 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 11, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
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Posted by: jonathan-harris

I've been hiding this one for too long...

Nice wheels ;)

Dec. 11, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
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I like to tease.... but fine I've edited the original post with the details.

Dec. 11, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
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Posted by: jonathan-harris

I've been hiding this one for too long...

Details:

  • Starling Murmur frame custom painted by 7Pot Customs in the UK
  • DVO Diamond fork set to 150mm travel and Emerald rear shock
  • Steerer tapped for a OneUp top cap and EDC
  • We Are One Agent rims laced to P321 hubs (such a nice wheelset)
  • Race Face NEXT cranks, 30t chain ring (now a OneUp Switch chainring)
  • XTR shifting over a EThirteen 10-44t cassette
  • Renthal Apex 33mm stem, Fatbar carbon 35 trimmed to 780mm wide
  • Hope Tech 3 E4 brakes
  • 9Point8 175mm travel dropper post
  • King headset and bottom bracket
  • Ergon saddle and grips
  • Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" WT front and 2.3" rear (likely will swap the rear for a DHRII soon)
  • OneUp flat pedals (these are so good I'm back to running flats full time)

As built with the EDC it weighs in at 32.5lbs.

Ride wise... silent, smooth and picks up speed and maintains it exceptionally. I'm shocked with the grip that this bike seems to find and have been reveling in the slingshot effect when I let it run tear through a corner. Admittedly getting the rear shock set up took some time but now the bike is dialed for my tastes.

sweet ride

that's a similar feeling I noticed coming out of corners on my 29er when I first started riding it .

and are your pedals alloy or plastic ??

Dec. 12, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
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Oh Jeez...I love that bike....lucky!

Dec. 12, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
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Nice bike!  Custom steel is pretty darn cool.  Not sure I could stomach the price of that one though.  Enjoy!

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
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Slick looking bike there Jon.

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