Pole Bicycles

Voima

THIS BIKE IS RIDICULOUSLY FAST

We never benchmark other bikes!

We don’t make committee bikes that are in the slipstreams of big brands. We fight the status quo, and shape the world to our liking. We ride bikes hard, and create bikes with passion, intelligence and hard work. We do not care what others are doing or what the market research say. We think that market researches just reflect big company marketing speech. We believe in passion driven design without compromise.

Our vision is simple – More is more

  1. Big motor
  2. Big Battery
  3. Big travel

SPECS

  1. DH geo with steep seat tube angle
  2. Trail bike riding characteristics
  3. World cup race ready spec

The result is impressive

  1. Fast
  2. Agile
  3. The bike brings a smile to your face
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CNC machined

NOT THE SAME

WE MAKE OUR FRAMES FROM SPECIAL ALUMINIUM

We use the highest tensile strength aluminum available. Our 7075-T6 aluminum is nearly twice stronger than aluminum that big companies use to save money.

WHY NOT CARBON?

Carbon is not recyclable, and the manufacturing process is toxic to humans and the world. Aluminum mines (look for bauxite mines) are not so lovely either, but mining is always harmful to the environment. However, our material is more resilient to impacts, wear and tear, and it’s recyclable forever. YES, metals recycle forever. You can look that up. Robots make our bikes, and our automation processes are constantly increasing, leaving more time for humans to do jobs that they love doing more.

BONDED? Yes, it’s glued in two halves

We use widely adopted adhesive in the aerospace and car industries. Yes, they glue airplanes and cars these days. What makes us unique is that we have patented special bonding and manufacturing methods to make our products more robust than other bikes. Yes, we’ve had issues with our technology when we started, but we’ve learned a lot and the bike that you buy now has nearly nothing to do with the bikes we made three years ago. We give our frames a five-year guarantee.

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PROTECT YOUR ride

factory engineered frame protection

Our attention is on the final details

We don’t leave you hanging and make you to deal with frame protection with third parties. We have you covered with our factory-engineered and installed frame protective films and guards. We include the protective film with all custom colors, and you can have it added to the Raw Clear option also. In addition, you can finalize your frame with chainring and frame protective guards if you are going to shred in harsh environments. Our guards are practical and effective.

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85NM

TORQUE

750WH

BATTERY

190MM

TRAVEL

29″

WHEELS

85Nm is just a number

The 2021 EWS-E podium was filled with athletes who won races riding the Bosch CX motor. All podiums were with Bosch CX motors. Bosch’s clever algorithm, and robust gearing system makes their motor the leader in e-mtb motor technology.

ride further

Bosch’s 750Wh battery with the CX motor Smart system can take you up to 2000m vertical meters, or up to 100km with decent combination of assistance and tires.

Pole Bicycles founder and lead engineer, Leo Kokkonen, did a ride in Malaga on full Turbo assistance. He climbed over 1600m vertical, rode 33km, and broke some local KOM’s with a single charge on Maxxis Assegai 2.5″ WT Downhill Casing tires. Here’s the stats on his Strava ride

More is more

With Sensei suspension, you will pedal efficiently up hills and charge down super technical downhill tracks. In contrast, the bike is nimble enough to bunny hop over fallen trees on regular trail rides. There is no such thing as “too much bike” when we talk about Voima. Sensei’s clever design makes the bike playful and fast at the same time.

Bigger is better

Since 2017, we have built all our mountain bikes with 29 inch wheels. We have tested every combination of wheel size on our test tracks and during competitions. We came to the conclusion that with our geometry it’s most beneficial to use 29″ wheels on both ends of the bike.

CATEGORY 5 SAFETY

FIVE YEAR FRAME WARRANTY

EFBE Tri-Test®

EFBE is one of the worlds most well-known test facilities. The test grades range from one to four. They also include tests for extreme jumps, downhill trails at extreme grades and speeds exceeding 40 km/h. Voima has passed them all and was awarded CAT-5 Tri-Test Certification.

We are so confident with our product, we offer a five year frame warranty for all Voima framesets.

VOIMA IS AGILE AND FAST

How can AN e-bike be agile?

We created Voima as an e-bike from the ground up. Since Pole Bicycles started, our geometry has been our speciality. Our geometry is designed to allow the rider to manoeuvre the bike with ease. A high bottom bracket and cockpit make it easier to lift the front end, corner, and ride steep sections fast.

What about loading the front if your cockpit is high?

Our founder Leo Kokkonen couldn’t find a word for the feature he wanted to describe. So he invented the word “Trail-Patch”. The “Trail-Patch” is the area that you have in use within your “trail” when you turn your front wheel and lean the bike. The “Trail-Patch” Reel was viewed more than one million times on Instagram. A high cockpit, with the right geometry and kinematics helps the rider to have constant grip at the front of the bike. The rider also doesn’t need to “load” the front wheel when they need more grip. In other words, the Voima is more balanced than other bikes.

Adjusting the stiffness of the swingarm

There are two axles inside the main frame that control the swingarm lateral stiffness. We have made several version of these axles and ridden them in various conditions. With hard testing we found the best compliance for the e-bike. The rear has enough compliance to have grip always but grip can be broken for drifts, jibs, and schlarps

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SENSEI SUSPENSION

MEET THE NEW MASTER

ENTER SENSEI

Voima has an overall suspension design, that has the capability, and capacity for mild and wild rides. The pinnacle of modern mountain bike suspension design, with optimum pedaling efficiency and no compromises in kinematics or geometry.

A peek under the hood reveals what’s behind the highly efficient nature of the SENSEI suspension. Anti-squat hovers slightly over 100% at sag, no matter what gear you are in. We are pretty pleased to say that no other system has behaved in a similar manner. And it’s not a coincidence, as suspension kinematics design is an interplay of many interdependent variables.

The SENSEI anti-squat properties provide a solid platform for pedaling in all gears and also minimizes pedal-kickback. These features combined give a predictable suspension behavior and ride-feel which are the cornerstones of a high-performance suspension platform. Read more about Pole’s Sensei suspension

BOTTOMLESS FEEL

Even the longest suspension travel is no use if it’s not controlled. The SENSEI suspension platform uses every millimeter as efficiently as possible – just what’s needed, no more, no less. This is ensured by carefully designing the leverage ratio to meet the desired requirements in all stages of the available travel.

  • To provide unparallel sensitivity and traction, the first part of the travel starts with a high leverage ratio of slightly above 3.0.
  • In the ever-important mid-stroke area the leverage ratio curve flattens out to provide support for cornering and pumping. In this part, the suspension operates around 2.6
    leverage ratio which is considered optimal for modern shocks.
  • When approaching the end of the travel the leverage ratio curve flattens out evenly to provide bottom-out resistance. The exact leverage ratio in a full bottom-out is 2.28, hence providing more than 30% of progression over the entire stroke!

Sizing

Taking into consideration height crossovers, we have created a size chart matrix that not only covers the rider’s height but incorporates your riding style too. The result is a simple way for you to best choose the bike size to fit their needs.

For example, if you are 182cm tall and prefer a bike for all-out speed, we would suggest the size K3. If you spend more time at the bike park or prefer a more agile riding style, take the size K2.

Frame sizeK1K2K3K4
1. Head angle63,5°
2. REACH (measured with 135mm headtube)450480510535
3. Top Tube561591621651
4. BB “DROP”0
5. Seat tube angle80°
6. SEAT TUBE LENGTH360360400420
7. Max insertion depthSeat post bottom may start from 153mm above the BB
8. Stack635648648648
9. Wheelbase1283131313431368
10. Chainstay length (effective)455mm
11. Head tube length125140140140
12. Fork offset44-51mm
13. Front Center857887917942

Here is a neat tool we made so you can try out what seat post length and crank arm size is suitable for your body.

Seat tube standard34.9mm
Seat tube clampIntegrated
Axle to Crown606mm
Headset standardZS44 / ZS56
Brake MountDirect mount 200mm
Travel front190-200 (dual crown compatible)
Travel rear190
Shock size250 x 75mm
Shock Hardware15 x M8
BBISIS
Chain devicePole Direct mount with Absolute Black guide S3 /E-Type – not included
Bottle Mountsthree locations – 2 inside the front triangle, 1 on the underside of the frame
Dropouts148mm (BOOST) SRAM UDH
Axle180mm, thread length 13mm, thread pitch M12x1.0
Wheels29″ 730-755 mm
Recommended max Tire size2.6″ (29″)
ShiftingOne-by only, 38t max
Cable routingINTERNAL
Link pivot bearings12 x 6805 LLU MAX (25*37*7 MM), 4 X 698 LLU MAX (8*19*6 MM)
Recommended shockRS Super Deluxe / Cane Creek Kitsuma
Material7075 T6 Aluminium
ColorsRaw clear – free, as standard (Without protective frame tape)
Storm Grey & True Gold – 350 € extra (includes protective frame tape)
Complete BIKE WEIGHT (K2)23,5-25kg (depending on build spec)
Frame testing standardCat-5 Certified DH strength, EFBE TRI-TESTED
Max System Weight150kg (Combined Rider + Bike weight)

 

Electrophoretic Clearcoat

We listened to our customers and the message was loud and clear: They want their RAW finished bikes to continue to look amazing for longer.

Wet paint and anodizing aren’t an option. We never want to cover the pure awesomeness of the CNC machined surface. So we created an area in our new manufacturing warehouse and invested a good deal into industry-leading equipment that can offer a long-term solution. A unique and innovative surface treatment system.

Going Electric – This is NOT anodizing

After extensive studying and testing, we chose to go with Electrophoretic Clearcoat. Something you haven’t heard about before? That’s not surprising, because its use in the bike industry is unique and as far as we know, has never been done before.

This type of surface treatment is mostly used in industries whose applications have to resist mechanical strain and environmental impacts like salt. It’s also commonly used in the jewelry industry. The coating system has a hard surface and completely clear looks the same as the RAW finish.

As the name suggests, the process involves electricity and exposing the processed part to different solutions. First, the surface is cleared from aluminum oxide and other materials present in the alloy, like zinc, copper, and magnesium. Then an electrical circuit is made between electrodes and parts being processed.

When voltage is introduced to the solution, the clearcoat attaches to the surface of the parts. Finally, the parts are cleaned and placed in a low-temperature oven to remove any moisture and residue left over.

The resulting finish is durable, and impressively only a few microns in thickness. High tolerance parts like bearing races and threads are also completely unaffected by the process.

Environment-Friendly Solution

As with our in-house CNC manufacturing process, we wanted to keep our environmental impact as a high priority and as low as possible. In general, the business of surface coating involves chemicals of the worst type, and we wanted to stay with the most environmentally friendly option possible.

When it comes to green factors, electrophoretic clearcoat ticks all the boxes. As it’s a fully closed system it does not involve any heavy or toxic chemicals and all wastewater is securely stored in tanks and recycled later.

The whole treatment is done in-house, so it also gives us complete control of the processes and by-products.

True Gold

Raising the Standard

Production at our new on-site surface treatment facility is now fully operational. All CNC machined frames ordered from 2021 will have the new clear coat Electrophoretic lacquer applied as a standard procedure. We call this Raw Clear.

Along with the standard Raw Clear lacquer with this new process, we can create colors too. Currently, we have True Gold and Storm Grey. True Gold and Storm Grey are available as an additional option and can be included on all Voima frames for a limited time.

Custom cut and fitted frame protection tape is also included on all colored framesets as standard (True Gold and Storm Grey). Raw Clear frames do not come with protective tape but is available at an additional cost.

All Voima battery covers are supplied in Storm Grey as standard. Raw Clear and True Gold are available for an additional cost.

Storm Grey

 

Raw Clear

 

For more information, feel free to drop us an email at helpdesk@polebicycles.com.

What riders say

Real world experiences

What customers have to say about the Voima

“I love my new Voima like no other bike I’ve ever owned. It’s insane on the steep descents, jumps perfectly balanced and is still fun to trail ride on less aggressive days.”

“I really love this bike! It’s so easy to ride better than any other bike before.”

“Very nice, very fast”

“The bike is very good and there’s still nothing else out there that compares”

“…it’s a toy to dominate any forest, trail centre or bike park…”

“The thing just eats trails for breakfast and wants you to go bigger and faster than the last time. It gets you up the climbs/push-up tracks with ease”

“I just got back from the first ride and I have to say, I was blown away.”

“Game changer”

“I have ridden a few different ebikes over the years and the Voima is by far my favorite one.”

“Absolutely love this thing.”

“Amazing bike. Eats up everything and climbs every challenge you throw at it.”

“I use it for anything from rough decends to mountain trip biking and I love how it performs on anything you throw at it.”

“The Voima is the best bike I’ve ever owned.”

“It’s a DH bike that I can pedal all day, the suspension feels limitless, smooth over small stuff very capable on bigger hits.”

“Voima is just the best gravity bike and overall best mountain bike out there”

Split payment options

Owning your dream Pole bike is easier than ever with our wide range of payment options. Pay the full order amount using PayTrail, Klarna, or Stripe Payment or take advantage of our Split Payment option where you can choose between 2 to 7 payments over the term of 1 to 6 months*

 

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Building up a Voima frameset?

VOIMA HOW-TOS

Voima Frameset and How-To guide

You’ve received your Pole Voima frameset – great! Here you can find information on our handy guide to building up your new frameset and a few “How-tos” for your brand new Voima.
Click here to see the guide

Voima FAQ’s

Voima FAQ’s

Our products are only sold online directly to our customers. This is how we can ensure the best possible service standards. Our customer service is there to help you but they don’t work 24/7 yet. If you are browsing our website at the darkest hours and you have some questions, here are some most frequently asked questions that people ask. You might find answer to your question here as well.

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