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Not sure if anyone else has a Portal or Hardline yet but I love mine! I bought the frameset and while it's the aluminum Portal it rides amazing. I swapped the shock to a Cane Creek DBair IL and this bike is now perfect. The stock Fox DPS perfomance shock rides very well but lacks adjustment. I can't say enough about how lively and planted this bike is on the trail.

If anyone else has one we should create a forum for these bikes. IMG_20190420_130558841_HDR.jpg
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Not sure if anyone else has a Portal or Hardline yet but I love mine! I bought the frameset and while it's the aluminum Portal it rides amazing. I swapped the shock to a Cane Creek DBair IL and this bike is now perfect. The stock Fox DPS perfomance shock rides very well but lacks adjustment. I can't say enough about how lively and planted this bike is on the trail.

If anyone else has one we should create a forum for these bikes.
I just built the same frame on Friday. I'm really happy with it so far and that's with a temporary build with a short dropper and 120mm fork off my hardtail. I've got a Fox 36 on the way and I'm trying to figure out how long of a dropper I can use on my medium. 125mm would be ok but I'm hoping I can fit a 150.

Anyway, I've only had 2 rides on it so far. One in 27.5+ setup and one with my 29 wheels. I greatly prefer it as a 29er but my 29er wheelset is pretty nice and my plus set is cheap and heavy.

I've owned a few DW link and a Yeti Switch bike, as well as lots of demos on switch infinity, dw link, vpp, split pivot, etc, and 3VO is definitely one of the best I've ridden. Great pedaling efficiency, plush, but didn't feel like it was blowing through the travel too much. I really liked being able to stand and climb with the shock open and still feel supported and efficient.
 

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I just built the same frame on Friday. I'm really happy with it so far and that's with a temporary build with a short dropper and 120mm fork off my hardtail. I've got a Fox 36 on the way and I'm trying to decide figure out how long of a dropper I can use on my medium. 125mm would be ok but I'm hoping I can fit a 150.

Anyway, I've only had 2 rides on it so far. One in 27.5+ setup and one with my 29 wheels. I greatly prefer it as a 29er but my 29er wheelset is pretty nice and my plus set is cheap and heavy.

I've owned a few DW link and a Yeti Switch bike, as well as lots of demos on switch infinity, dw link, vpp, split pivot, etc, and 3VO is definitely one of the best I've ridden. Great pedaling efficiency, plush, but didn't feel like it was blowing through the travel too much. I really liked being able to stand and climb with the shock open and still feel supported and efficient.
I'm interested in trying out 29er wheels on the portal. Not sure how'd they ride since I've only been on a 29er for one ride years ago. It's on my list of trials, my 27.5 wheels are custom built and nice quality so that makes it hard to decide to try.
 

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Man Jamis' marketing is so so bad. what a shame.
If I wasn't friends with a bike shop owner that carries Jamis, I wouldn't have cared enough to even research the Portal. They really need to get bikes to magazines and websites for reviews or something.

Also, my friend/shop owner says the carbon should be available in fall.
 

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If I wasn't friends with a bike shop owner that carries Jamis, I wouldn't have cared enough to even research the Portal. They really need to get bikes to magazines and websites for reviews or something.

Also, my friend/shop owner says the carbon should be available in fall.
Carbon would be cool but the aluminum frame rides lighter than it actually is. As for reviews, I will admit there are very few on this bike on the internet which is a bummer since the bike rides so well. Small bump sensitivity is top notch without effecting the midstroke of bottom stroke support.
 

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I recently finished a high end Portal built around 29x2.6, and took it for its maiden voyage today. Holy crap, the 3VO platform really works! I was immediately very impressed, and can’t wait to spend more time on it.
 

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Reading all the marketing promos on the 3VO suspension remind me of how my Canfield works. I might have to demo one of these if I ever get the opportunity just to compare. If it does what I think it does it's going to be a great platform.
 

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I recently finished a high end Portal built around 29x2.6, and took it for its maiden voyage today. Holy crap, the 3VO platform really works! I was immediately very impressed, and can’t wait to spend more time on it.
that's awesome. any pics? what does it weigh?
 

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I recently finished a high end Portal built around 29x2.6, and took it for its maiden voyage today. Holy crap, the 3VO platform really works! I was immediately very impressed, and can’t wait to spend more time on it.
How's clearance in the rear with 2.6? A jamis rep told my shop owner friend 29x2.6 was a no-go in back.
 

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How's clearance in the rear with 2.6? A jamis rep told my shop owner friend 29x2.6 was a no-go in back.
The 2.6 Mezcal clears no problem with 35i rims. The Rekon 2.6 looks even narrower, so I’d imagine it clears fine as well. That said, a 2.6 with big side knobs might be too much.
 
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