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Milwaukee Bicycle Co. – Bike Polo Shafts

MKE Polo ShaftIf you play bike polo but live far from a ski resort, you might have a hard time finding ski poles to build your polo mallets. The smart guys over at Ben’s Cycle recognized the need in the marketplace and jumped at the opportunity to be the first commercial manufacturer of bike polo shafts.

The $16 shafts are made from 7075 T6 aluminum, which they say are twice as strong as the industry standard (rated to 75,000 PSI). Urban Velo recently purchased a sizable quantity of ski poles for the purpose of supplying our friends with polo mallets, and found that relatively few of them said which aluminum alloy was used. The few that said 7075, however, seem to be withstanding the test of time.

Visit www.benscycle.net for more info.

Update: According to the League of Bike Polo website, MKE is offering mallet heads, as well.

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4 Comments

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  3. Fatty McBastardDecember 31, 2009 at 9:23 am

    The only downside to the MKE shaft is the single color option. This could pose a problem next season when everyone throws in and you just have a sea of orange mallets.

    oh, yeah, and you can actually get Scott ski poles w/ S4 shafts right now on overstock.com for a cheaper price. Just sayin…

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