Sick Bicycle Co. - "Gnarpoon"

Ezkaton

Eats Squid
Check out this absolute monster.



Sick Bicycle Co. have hit the nail on the head with this, I reckon. It looks immense!

I really love my Pole (so does ya Mum, hurr-hurr), and I'm completely sold on 'new school geo'. I honestly can't imagine riding a 'regular' MTB again. Some people aren't sold and that's fair enough... But as I'm sure I've said on here somewhere before, standard bikes look like they're made for kids to me now. So small and awkward.

Pretty excited to see other players coming to the game with their own take on the new school and really holds my hopes high for finding my next bike once the Pole is retired.

Also, Sick Bicycle Co. kinda remind me of Banshee in a way... With their mention about standards and backward compatibility, etc. There's something cool about a manufacturer that actually understands and cares about riders too, rather than just dollar signs.

Check it out...
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Sick-Bicycle-Co-Introduces-the-Gnarpoon,2428
 

droenn

Fat Man's XC President
[me about my kona]
And I love her, but do you think she can see
When I tell her, it's the end for you and me
It was over, ever since you went and shot me
Like a gnarpoon
Like a gnarpoon
Like a gnarpoon in my heart....
 

Oddjob

Can hench anywhere any time
Check out this absolute monster.



Sick Bicycle Co. have hit the nail on the head with this, I reckon. It looks immense!

I really love my Pole (so does ya Mum, hurr-hurr), and I'm completely sold on 'new school geo'. I honestly can't imagine riding a 'regular' MTB again. Some people aren't sold and that's fair enough... But as I'm sure I've said on here somewhere before, standard bikes look like they're made for kids to me now. So small and awkward.

Pretty excited to see other players coming to the game with their own take on the new school and really holds my hopes high for finding my next bike once the Pole is retired.

Also, Sick Bicycle Co. kinda remind me of Banshee in a way... With their mention about standards and backward compatibility, etc. There's something cool about a manufacturer that actually understands and cares about riders too, rather than just dollar signs.

Check it out...
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Sick-Bicycle-Co-Introduces-the-Gnarpoon,2428
I'm all for new bike porn but I'm not feeling the Gnarpoon. The Pole Evolink series already does everything this bike does and better.

The Evolink takes boost or non boost rear hubs. It folds in on itself for travel. You can fit a magnum bidon or a bidon and a b-rad rail in the front triangle. I'm not a suspension expert but I suspect that linkage driven single pivot on the Gnarpoon wouldn't be as effective as the evolink linkage driven subframe etc.

The Pole machine and Stamina are more advanced again with their 7000 series alloy and cnc construction. Alternatively you have the Nicolai G series/Geomotron if you prefer fsr linkages. And I would rate the Cotic drop link as the more advanced single pivot suspension linkage.

The only standout feature I can see on the Gnarpoon is the cro-mo option but it will just make a cumbersome bike more so. Trust me when I say that I love the Pole but making it or a similar bike heavier would be a very bad idea.

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Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
Really? Looks like a cross-eyed kid wearing a monocle on the wrong eye drew it.
Have to agree with that one, but I guess something had to happen since most older new school geometry wasn't praised for being able to climb nicely.

Pity the end result is awkward angles that might be functional and all but are just fugly.

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