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Old 09-30-20, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by blak_byke View Post
Thanks! Yes I stripped it with Aircraft stripper and hand polished it with Mothers.

Due to crank arm clearance issues, I'm running 170mm Sram X9 cranks. Since they have a removable spider, I borrowed the spider and chainring from my Force crankset and BOOM! Wider q-factor and 110BCD spider on a mtb crankset . The fork is a Rodeo Labs Spork I found on FB Market Pace. It's 15mm thru-axle and I got the rear 12mm thru-axle ($30) dropouts from Poseidon.
That polished frame looks stunning. DeLorean would be impressed.

I'm already hearing that the paint job on these are a little marginal. I was considering repainting my X when it arrives with the paint.bike powders but I might to what you did. I'm wondering if it might need to be clear-coated to minimized staining and fingerprints.

Will you be changing your forum name now?

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second guessing or second opinion?

If it's fair to ask this on this thread since Poseiden owners are gathered here talking about frame sizes..

I'm stuck between S and M on frame size on my order. I am 5'7" with barely a30" inseam and correspondingly short arms (30" shirt sleeve length). At first I was told Medium to ease the relatively aggressive stance of the frame but then I was told Small. (Yes, I exchanged notes with Luis, but there is some confusion there since one time he said Medium and another note he said Small without explaining why the change or whether he knew he was changing his recommendation.)

As I understood it at first, the Medium might give me a more upright priding position, which I would; prefer.

Can Poseiden riders here help with this?
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Front derailleur

Can the X frame accept cable routing for a front derailleur? I ride a mix of road and forest trails and would like to run a double chainring up front for some added gearing while road riding.
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Old 10-15-20, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by trimaniac View Post
Questions on parts, don't be afraid to ask.
I'm new to bikes, so a newbie question: What do you mean you flipped the stem?
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I'm new to bikes, so a newbie question: What do you mean you flipped the stem?
Hi SkipII. I think it was DarKris who mentioned that he flipped his stem but I will be happy to try to explain it. A lot of stems come at an angle. Generally, they range from negative 10 to positive 17. So, if you have a stem with a moderate rise (6 being quite common), it can be flipped to offer a lower bar position (so a stem may be referred to as having a rise of +/- 6). Hopefully, I can post this youtube video to give you a better illustration.

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Originally Posted by beaumontjl View Post
Can the X frame accept cable routing for a front derailleur? I ride a mix of road and forest trails and would like to run a double chainring up front for some added gearing while road riding.
Hi, beaumontjl, yes, you can definitely install one. The only, thing is it has to be a frame clamp one as there are no bosses on the frame. If you look on any of the pictures posted in this thread, you will see holes on the right side of the frame for a cable to be run through to the bottom and I just checked to see that there is routing for the cable to come up the frame to the front derailleur.
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Old 10-18-20, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SkipII View Post
That polished frame looks stunning. DeLorean would be impressed.

I'm already hearing that the paint job on these are a little marginal. I was considering repainting my X when it arrives with the paint.bike powders but I might to what you did. I'm wondering if it might need to be clear-coated to minimized staining and fingerprints.

Will you be changing your forum name now?
Ha! I'll keep the name same for now seeing as I still have a black bike lol. I've seen a couple DeLoreans in DC and really want to take a side by side shot.

The less than durable finish is the primary reason I stripped mine (came off like hot butter) and like you, seriously considering spraying mine with Spray.Bike as well this winter. Gonna practice a bit more first though. I would love to give it a brushed finish and clear it with Spray.Bike or a 2K clear as another option. Maybe learn how to do masking and spray the name back on it in a splatter scheme. Sooooo many ideas, but the cool thing is that I bought it to experiment with, so almost anything is possible
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Old 10-18-20, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SkipII View Post
If it's fair to ask this on this thread since Poseiden owners are gathered here talking about frame sizes..

I'm stuck between S and M on frame size on my order. I am 5'7" with barely a30" inseam and correspondingly short arms (30" shirt sleeve length). At first I was told Medium to ease the relatively aggressive stance of the frame but then I was told Small. (Yes, I exchanged notes with Luis, but there is some confusion there since one time he said Medium and another note he said Small without explaining why the change or whether he knew he was changing his recommendation.)

As I understood it at first, the Medium might give me a more upright priding position, which I would; prefer.

Can Poseiden riders here help with this?
@ SkipII...I have a medium (54cm) and with 650b x 47, the standover is 31".

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that is nice!
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New to gravel biking as well and am looking into a starter and also winter bike for this purpose. Don't want to spend too much money because of the wintry conditions. This bike does fit the bill and with disc brakes!!!
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Sorry if this is repost. I thought I posted it earlier. But it seems to be gone.

I'm looking at the Poseidon X. Both flat and drop bar. My current gravel bike is my 11 y/o HT MTB. I've done several +50 mile gravel rides on it. I'm comfortable with a flat bar bike. My concern w/ the Poseidon X is it has drop bar geometry. I'm looking at a large (for 6'0"-6'2'), and I'm 6' 2 1/2". My inseam is 36". Crotch 26". I could get the large and swap out a longer stem if my reach is too short. Or I could get the extra large. But I'm wondering if that would be a lousy fit. One other plus for a flat bar is they're in stock.

For the drop bar, I think the fit would be fine. And I think I'd be content with a drop set up. The downside is the earliest they'll ship is 3/22/21. And it finally quit raining in North Carolina!

One last thing, I'm not out to set any speed records. More of a hard charging turtle. Maintain. Go the distance.

Input appreciated.
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Originally Posted by EdwardT View Post
Sorry if this is repost. I thought I posted it earlier. But it seems to be gone.

I'm looking at the Poseidon X. Both flat and drop bar. My current gravel bike is my 11 y/o HT MTB. I've done several +50 mile gravel rides on it. I'm comfortable with a flat bar bike. My concern w/ the Poseidon X is it has drop bar geometry. I'm looking at a large (for 6'0"-6'2'), and I'm 6' 2 1/2". My inseam is 36". Crotch 26". I could get the large and swap out a longer stem if my reach is too short. Or I could get the extra large. But I'm wondering if that would be a lousy fit. One other plus for a flat bar is they're in stock.

For the drop bar, I think the fit would be fine. And I think I'd be content with a drop set up. The downside is the earliest they'll ship is 3/22/21. And it finally quit raining in North Carolina!

One last thing, I'm not out to set any speed records. More of a hard charging turtle. Maintain. Go the distance.

Input appreciated.
I found their geometry a little tricky to figure out. For me, I installed an adjustable stem and a seat post that allowed me to tilt the seat forward a bit. I strongly suggest you contact Luis at Poseidon. He is very helpful can give you some good direction on frame sizing and your other questions. .
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Thanks Skip. Luis got right back to me. Flatbar XL ordered. Should be here next Thursday.

FYI The site has two email contact pages.
More info > Get In Touch - I'm not sure it works
Contact Us (bottom of every page) - I got an immediate reply.
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Curious of those who have these, anyone have any trouble with toe strike with the front wheel?
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Curious of those who have these, anyone have any trouble with toe strike with the front wheel?
None here, but I've only run 650b.
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Two quick questions on the Poseidon X

Has anyone had any long term use of the stock wheels in a tubeless set up? I am thinking about trying this as I have seen people said it worked.

Has anyone put a dropper post on it and, if so, were you able to use internal routing using the unused cable access on the right side of the frame. I am thinking you may have to remove the bottom bracket for initial installation.

Thanks
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No dropper post. But I just got a thudbuster seatpost. It softens the bumps.
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Just stumbled across the Poseidon X and it looks really interesting. Any clue on when availability might come back?
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just stumbled across the poseidon x and it looks really interesting. Any clue on when availability might come back?
2022
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Oh. Well that sucks.
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Oh. Well that sucks.
I thought you could still get frames and flat bar versions though.
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I thought you could still get frames and flat bar versions though.
Framset is sold out and I'm not interested in the flatbar version sadly. The Redwood is in stock, but that starts creeping in the price range of other models. Hmm.
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Originally Posted by OkFine View Post
Just stumbled across the Poseidon X and it looks really interesting. Any clue on when availability might come back?
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2022
DW- are you just saying that as a flippant response?
Frames are in stock- https://www.poseidonbike.com/collect...thillxframeset

Full bikes are on pre-order and still available to pre-order, with an estimate of later this month into next month for fulfillment. https://www.poseidonbike.com/collect...foothill-green



Or maybe I'm reading it wrong.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
DW- are you just saying that as a flippant response?
Frames are in stock- https://www.poseidonbike.com/collect...thillxframeset

Full bikes are on pre-order and still available to pre-order, with an estimate of later this month into next month for fulfillment. https://www.poseidonbike.com/collect...foothill-green



Or maybe I'm reading it wrong.
Almost all sizes are sold out for the frame and the preorder is also sold out in most sizes as well. Seems to be a very in demand item!
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4/2/21 is the date Poseidon gave me for restock.
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