Stamina 180 and Stamina 140 LE models have an integrated multitool from OneUp Components. Our racing team and staff has enjoyed the multitool so much that we decided to include…Read more
SUPERBIKE / 180mm / 180mm / 29″
New orders shipping date will be approx May 2019.
Stamina 180 starts a new era in Pole Bicycle Company. EVOLINK set the standard on Pole Bicycles and Machine refined the capabilities and the innovation that had come up but could not make with welded frames. Stamina 180 is the next step on our path. We have completely redesigned the frame, and now we are going even faster. Stamina 180 is agile, forgiving and inspiring confidence. It feels like you have a magic carpet underneath you when you ride the trails with this beast. One would think that such a long travel bike has compromised the pedaling efficiency. Nevertheless, we can say that Stamina 180 pedals extraordinary well flat and uphill and its amazing on technical climbs. We describe the bike unbelievable.
Machine was an eyeopener to me and as I felt that there is something yet to be discovered beyond the superbike. On the forums, the keyboard warriors think that they have solved the riddle of geometry and suspension. The current status quo is that you need a short travel bike to pedal efficiently and have fun on the trail and the long travel bike makes your ride sluggish, and it’s only for really steep downhills. I think that this paradigm is false. The suspension can be designed so that it is the same time active and supporting. Also, the internet says that the fork offset, head angle, reach and the chainstay length can individually determine how the bike rides. Machine and Stamina’s are the same material, almost the same geometry, and nearly the same kinematics but yet they ride entirely different. The reason is that the bike is not just designed around one feature. The bike is complete when every millimeter of the frame have been adjusted with the true purpose of functionality. We designed the whole frame again from a clean desk. All we left was the kinematics and the basic geometry concept. We were astonished how good the Stamina 180 came to be. The descending is buttery smooth, and it climbs like a mountain goat. I made two personal records UPHILL on my first home trail ride. We think that publishing the geometry table is just irrelevant here and that’s why we won’t even publish the actual numbers. Anyone who wants this bike, know already why the bike is designed. Here is the new platform for the Pole bikes. Stamina.