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    How you guys manage tight switchbacks and trails? are effectively faster?

    Hi!

    REally looking for a new rig this year and one of my favourites candidates are the Pole Stamina 180

    But hou you guys feels this bike (or other modern geo Pole bike) w/ the switchbacks?

    Are you really faster than other bikes w/ "less" modern geo?

    Thanks in advance

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    How you guys manage tight switchbacks and trails? are effectively faster?

    Iíll preface this with the fact that I have not taken my Evolink 158 on a downhill run yet...

    Iíve also never ridden the Stamina 180 (fell in love with the Evolink when I saw it)...

    That being said, on my local trails, which are mostly XC, I am both faster than I was my previous bike (Niner Rip9) and many of the guys riding XC bikes that weigh sub 25lb (my rig weighs easily 34-36lb).

    Cornering is where this bike really made a difference for me. Before, I used to find myself excessively braking before sharp turns...this bike just inspires a confidence that you can throw it into whatever you want and itíll take it. On my Niner, I always felt overly compact despite being on a large frame...the Pole actually feels more natural to me.

    And thatís without getting into the suspension design which virtually eliminates pedal bob despite my using a DVO Jade coil shock.

    Iím sure someone could write something more objective about how each degree changes how the bike turns and such...me? I just say the bike feels amazing to ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3Bill View Post
    Iíll preface this with the fact that I have not taken my Evolink 158 on a downhill run yet...

    Iíve also never ridden the Stamina 180 (fell in love with the Evolink when I saw it)...

    That being said, on my local trails, which are mostly XC, I am both faster than I was my previous bike (Niner Rip9) and many of the guys riding XC bikes that weigh sub 25lb (my rig weighs easily 34-36lb).

    Cornering is where this bike really made a difference for me. Before, I used to find myself excessively braking before sharp turns...this bike just inspires a confidence that you can throw it into whatever you want and itíll take it. On my Niner, I always felt overly compact despite being on a large frame...the Pole actually feels more natural to me.

    And thatís without getting into the suspension design which virtually eliminates pedal bob despite my using a DVO Jade coil shock.

    Iím sure someone could write something more objective about how each degree changes how the bike turns and such...me? I just say the bike feels amazing to ride.


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    Thanks !

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