- Does anybody have a DMR Bolt Long?
I don’t but I almost bought one. problem is they never seem to come up second hand.
there was a mini review on the front page of this site a while back but I cant find it. I seem to remember them saying it was a fun bike.
I have a commencal Absolut SX as my main trail bike which is basically the same thing but french & love itPosted 4 years ago
I’ve just built mine up. Im 6ft’2 so the normal bolt always felt a bit small/cramped – this is a much better fit.
I originally was going to buy an absolut sx which is pretty similar, but the bolt is just a little taller/longer.
It is heavy but its also pretty bulletproof, I built mine up after my mondraker kept falling apart – with the idea that it could be taken to the middle of nowhere and nothing much would break (steel frame, coil shock, coil forks, alfine, cable brakes, big’ol bearings).
It’s a fun bike, I wouldnt want to ride it on long all day-rides regularly, but as a do-it all I’m pretty happy with it.
And a pic:
Posted 4 years ago
Looks like you’ve built the bike I originally wanted in that case, no wonder I like it.
I’ve put horizontal dropouts on mine now to get rid of the home bodge front tensioner but I’m thinking of getting one of those oval chainrings. Partly as I need a new one & partly as I’ve read they can reduce suspension bob, in which case I’ll go back to the vertical ones & a rear tensioner.
I’ve been pestering dmr to sell me their 853 prototype but as yet they’ve not caved in. It’s supposed to be much lighter.Posted 4 years ago
I think it climbs fairly well for what it is, but I havnt really done enough riding on it to comment on long ascents. Itll hopefully be comin with me to morocco in a couple of months, (hence all the cables/coils that can be fixed with a hammer). So will see how well it climbs then. The shock makes a bit of difference, I didnt like the air shock – With the elka you can dial out any pedal bob and drop the forks to 125mm and it climbs pretty well.
Podge – the same frame in 853 would be 8) 8) 8) – I guess it just worked out too expensive for DMR to make. They arnt cheap even in 4130 steel (I managed to get this one second hand fortunately)Posted 4 years ago
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