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New Bikes on the Block: Dartmoor

Sep 12, 2004
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This brand is huge over in Europe with a full line of street mtb parts. Just got my 24in Dartmoor Ghetto built up a few weeks ago - this frame is damn light and super sick. It has one piece hydroformed chainstays which look very trick. It just feels good to be on a frame where i feel just plain comfortable on again! Fork is temporary as are the wheels - bike came in at a tick over 27lbs as seen. Should be 1.25lbs ish less after new parts.

Build List:

Frame: Dartmoor Ghetto
Wheels: Arrow FXR rims laced to Hope Rear, Ringle Front
Tires: Odyssey Path
Fork: Manitou Jumper
Bars: Dartmoor Swing Low
Stem: Thomson
Grips: Now ODI Os
Brakes: Avid BB7/Avid SD7
Cranks: Colony Colonial
Pedals: Dartmoor Fever
Sprocket: Dartmoor Fetish
Post: Dartmoor Fusion
Saddle: Colony Pivotal





 
Sep 12, 2004
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yeah i used to ride "trials" so for some reason, not matter what style bike i ride, i am more comfortable hoping and such on long stems - tried out a 65mm to make it fit in with the "street" look but i didnt feel comfortable on it.
 

jonKranked

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Nov 10, 2005
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looks slick!


my only question is the placement of the pinch bolt for the seat tube - being at the juncture of the seat tube and top tube, doesn't that put unnecessary stress on the TT?
 
Sep 12, 2004
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yeah the seat post bolt setup is the same system that thomson basically uses

it does technically put additional stresses on the TT at the end of it since there is a hole but the front of the seat tube at the TT junction is not really a major stress point. the more important seat tube stress area is where the seat stays meet the seat tube so there is no change there.

there is still full tube contact between the TT and the seat tube so im not worried about it - a few companys have used this system also and i havent seen/heard any issues

im also happy to be using a 27.2 pivotal post finally that is slam-able (if thats your thing) - no more 25.4+shims which slip for me all the time!
 

jonKranked

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yeah the seat post bolt setup is the same system that thomson basically uses

it does technically put additional stresses on the TT at the end of it since there is a hole but the front of the seat tube at the TT junction is not really a major stress point. the more important seat tube stress area is where the seat stays meet the seat tube so there is no change there.

there is still full tube contact between the TT and the seat tube so im not worried about it - a few companys have used this system also and i havent seen/heard any issues

im also happy to be using a 27.2 pivotal post finally that is slam-able (if thats your thing) - no more 25.4+shims which slip for me all the time!
ok cool wasn't sure - you can't really tell from the pic. very cool setup :thumb:
 

sethius

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Jan 19, 2009
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I've been distributing this brand for a while now (late 08-early 09) and everythings been going really well, had no major failures or shocking products. The guys @ the top listen to feedback and are really keen on making some great things, this year gets bigger and better!