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Bike polo production frame comparison

I have been looking for a polo specific frame to buy for a while now and during that time have been comparing some of the available frames . I thought it might be nice to get a good overview of what is available on the market today and how they compare, starting with the bikes I have been considering myself:

Max Power Cycles:
website: Maxpowercycles.de

Frame Specs (as taken from website):
Price (raw finish, including front fork): €490
Material: 7020 T6 aircraft aluminum, TIG-welded
Weight: 1750-2000g (depending on size)
Head tube: 1 1/8″
Bottom bracket: BSA/british thread, width: 73mm
Seatpost: Ø30.9mm
Seatpost clamp: Ø35mm
Rear spacing: 135mm
Dropouts: Sliding, 15mm travel (derailleur hanger or non-disc dropouts available)
Brake mounts: IS2000 disc brake, v-brake sockets on the inside of rear triangle
Max. tyre clearance: 1.75″/44mm (with optional CNC yoke: 2.1″/54mm)
Wheel size: XS-L: 26″, XL: 28″/700c


Front fork specs (as taken from website):
Price (raw finish): €140
Material: Cromoly tubes, S355 dropouts
Weight: ~1150g
Brake mounts Fork: direct postmount disc brake, v-brake sockets on the rear side
Max. tyre clearance 26″: 1.6″/42mm, 28″/700c: 2.1″/54mm
Height: 26″: 365mm, 28″/700c: 398mm
Rake: 10mm and 25mm (double dropout)

Parts
Front rotor guards: €35 (€25 if bought with framekit/fork)
Rear rotor guard: €25 (€20 if bought with frame)

Comments:
Also available with couplers (+€250)

Tonta Cycles Matadore:
website: tontacycles.com

Frame Specs (as taken from website):
Price (raw finish, including front fork): €333
Material: Chromo steel
Weight: 2900g (including front fork)
Head tube: 1 1/8"
Bottom Bracket: unknown
Seatpost: 27,2mm
Rear spacing: 120mm
Front spacing: 100mm
Dropouts: horizontal (travel unknown)
Brake mounts: V-brake inside frame, front disc brake planned for future models
Rake: 0mm
Wheel size: 26"
Sizes: 47cm and 50cm sloped frame

Comments:
Still in prototype stage, soon to go into production.

Velolucuma Pololoko:
website: velolucuma.com

Frame Specs (as taken from website):
Price (raw finish, including front fork): $319
Material: Chromolly steel
Weight: unknown
Head tube: unknown
Bottom Bracket: unknown
Seatpost: 25,4 on bended seattube, 27,2mm on straight seattube frames
Rear spacing: 135mm
Front spacing: unknown
Dropouts: horizontal, 40mm
Brake mounts: reversed V-brake and disc brake
Rake: unknown
Wheel size: 26"x2.2 max tire size
Sizes: 51-54-57 in stock, bigger or smaller upon request

Parts:
Handlebars: $59
Stem gold/silver: $55
Integrated headset Campy style 45 x 45: $25
Extra fork (thermal treatment included): $85
Bag for non travel bikes custom made to fit your frame: $225
Travel Bag for TRAVEL models (62 inches Grit,  25" x 28" x 9"): $225
FRONT DISC GUARD (bolts to axle and disc caliper): $35 fits most forks with IS tabs. No extra holes needed

Comments:
Also available as a travel frame (+$80)

Personal comments:
The price of the tonta and velolucuma makes them a very attractive option, combined with the good reviews of the velolucuma (marino bike, correct me if I'm wrong) and a first hand test ride of the Tonta Matadore. The higher flexibility (choices of dropouts, 2 choices of rake) of the maxpower however makes up for the higher price. Also, first hand testing and the very positive reviews of a good number of polo players on here makes it a good choice.

Please add the production frames you have found or considered yourself and see if we can get a nice overview here.

what about the dodici polo club?
http://www.dodicicicli.com/products/dodici-polo-club-2012-frame

except for no disc options it is a really nice frame

I love my Max power bike...Its not the cheapest bike but well worth money you pay...

loving the handling of a VeloLucuma right now in a 26"..

what I'd like is a list of geometry with each manufacturer, such as chain stay length, bb offset, and height, and head tube angle.

Jesse C wrote:

loving the handling of a VeloLucuma right now in a 26"..

what I'd like is a list of geometry with each manufacturer, such as chain stay length, bb offset, and height, and head tube angle.

I know a lot of fixed/freestyle companies don't like giving out their geometry, because it's then easy to be copied. i wouldn't expect much different from these guys.

How did the joust not make it on this list?

http://fleetvelo.com/fv/bikes/the-joust

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

or the MKE Bruiser..

Never Heard Of Em

Medic.Mike wrote:

How did the joust not make it on this list?

http://fleetvelo.com/fv/bikes/the-joust

I started with the frame I had my eye on. The idea is to add bikes that get mentioned in the thread. I will update the overview asap.

Grand national out of Indy is killing now too, I love my frame from them!!

It's pretty great to have a thread that reminds me that bike polo has evolved to the point where people have so many options. That's pretty cool to think about.

Also, Rustbelt and Old Field are US frame builders that should get noted here as well.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Urban Editor wrote:

It's pretty great to have a thread that reminds me that bike polo has evolved to the point where people have so many options. That's pretty cool to think about.

Also, Rustbelt and Old Field are US frame builders that should get noted here as well.

but they don't do production runs. keep it on point.

Rustbelt does production runs. In fact they have a few Mediums and a small in stock right now, I believe. Unless they've sold. They also have stock of polo specific 5 piece handlebars and rotor guards.

Stretch was waiting a bit for his Marco since he ordered a large. It will be only the second large ever built(aside from mine). And I know if you want custom bits such as couplers or paragon dropouts or whatever, it's gonna take some time.

If you can dream it, you can do it!

My large is shipping today. Should be built sometime next week. Just gotta get it in for paint first.
Torn between raw-dog, or red w/black fork..

I got front disc tab and cable guides on the fork, no other extras. 2 months is not a bad wait for some handmade quality shit.
Lou! S! A!
Lou! S! A!

Yeah! I vote for red/black. Mainly because 50% of Marcos out there are raw-doggin it. 4 in cleveland alone. Although it does look sweet. Either way, you're gonna love it.

If you can dream it, you can do it!

Marco Red w/ black... in Chicago. Lomax Jr, yall.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Well his isn't exactly red anymore.. not sure when you saw it last. It's half red half raw these days. Kind of like my weiner..

Yeah, noticed that on the World's stream.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

So no matter which of those two paint schemes you choose, you'll be ½Lomax. Good weiner joke, by the way.

If you can dream it, you can do it!

x2 on 1/2 Lomax.
x2 on wiener joke. Might be best weiner joke on LoBP in 2013.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Didn't go raw-dog afterall..

https://leagueofbikepolo.com/bike/stretch/2013-rustbelt-marco-large

Anyone know what the seatpost *clamp* diameter is on the straight-tube'd PoLoLoKo? Would be great to have this page try to "standardize" all this info! :)

Frame/Fork Specs:
Price: $699.99(includes custom paint color for frame and fork)
Material: True Temper OX Platinum(frame)
Weight: 4.4lbs(small); 4.5lbs.(medium); 4.6lbs(large)
Head tube: 1 1/8"(standard external cup)
Head tube angle: 74.5°
Bottom Bracket: 68mm English
Seatpost: 27.2mm
Seat tube angle: 75°
Rear spacing: 120mm
Dropouts: horizontal (travel: 40mm)
Brake mounts: V-Brake
Bruiser Polo Fork:
Spacing: 100mm
Material: 4130 Heat treated chromoly
Steerer tube: 1-1/8" one-peice fully cnc'd
Brakes: V-brake with removable studs
Axle to crow: 400mm
Dropouts: 6mm thick
Rake: 32mm
Trail: 61.1mm
Wheel size: 700c
Color: Your choice of any one solid color with options for extra
Stealth Stainless MKE Badge (yes, the paint can be cleaned off if you choose)
Stock coating: Black ED coated inside and out for full rust proofing

We are currently in the process of coming out with a disc fork, disc guard and 6bolt iso polo hubs as well(shown in photo), but the frame set is currently available.

For all things polo related on our website head to the link below.
http://is.gd/yLHgTl

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Interested in your hubs. Can't wait to see them.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

THIS is a good bike at a reasonable price. This will be my next bike when I break my fbm

Mmmm.. Polo Bruiser is sexy. If only you made it in 26", hint hint.

By the way - the answer to my question above is that the "straight tubed" PoLoLoKo (which takes a 27.2mm seatpost) takes a 30.0mm seatpost clamp. Feel free to add that to it's description above! :)

Check the Joust. I have a "wide" version that fit my wheels.

Since I got it in February it has outlived a couple other polo specific frames built up around the same time by players in our club.

I'm over 200, play at least weekly and generally put the hurt on my gear. The frame is doing just fine. Would buy another the next day if it was stolen.

Yeah, that was definitely on my list - the wide in particular. Unfortunately I just didn't have the cash for it. I'm lighter and am not super aggressive, so hopefully the PoLoLoKo will hold up!

Has anyone seen the new Hija de la Coneja?
2014 was just announced and its sweeeeeet!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.427646137361167.1073741828.103...

*Somebody please think of the children!!*

What are the main differences between this and the other model?

Most notably:
Higher BB, for skinny tires (1.5's are now deemed too thick). Smaller (diameter), thicker, heat treated tubes so it doesn't kink. Some laser cut parts... so yeah, 2014!

*Somebody please think of the children!!*

And a new XL size (finally!)

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The new FBM Ballista is also up for pre-order here: https://www.lastcalldistro.com/xcart/FBM-Ballista-Frameset-Pre-Order.html
Limited specs are included on the web-page.

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