The original game changer… updated
New Industry Standard
Evolink is our award-winning benchmark for the mountain biking industry. Launched in 2016, the bike was born of frustration at an industry that only ever made incremental changes to bike design every year. We took on the challenge of creating a bike to fit a growing need and created the ‘new school’ geometry, using original insight into how a mountain bike should be ridden up and down the mountain.
Using a 210x55mm Metric shock, we’ve not only made the suspension leverage ratio more progressive in the mid-stroke but increased the rear-wheel travel to 144mm.
Bigger is better
A slack head angle, steep seat tube angle, and generous reach give the rider the optimum riding position whilst riding on the trail. Combined with 29″ wheels that give you the edge in performance over tough terrain.
Performance and reliability
All Evolink frames are made from 7005 aluminum with parts chosen from industry leaders in component manufacturing.
Our strict testing in the most demanding conditions makes sure that you don’t need to use your valuable time and money to figure out which wheelset works the best. The bikes are tested on rooty and technical trails, rough rock gardens, muddy conditions, hot sandy trails, and icy sub-zero temperatures to make sure that all the parts meet the highest demands.
Pole Evolink was also awarded the Design and Innovation Award.
On a bike with such progressive geometry, the question of best sizing is one that we get asked a lot. So, we decided to updated our size naming convention. Instead of S, M, L, and XL we’ve replaced it K1, K2, K3, and K4 (the K stands for Koko, which means size in Finnish)
Taking into consideration height crossovers, we have created a size chart matrix that not only covers the rider’s height but incorporates your riding style too. The result is a simple way for you to best choose the bike size to fit their needs.
For example, if you are 182cm tall and prefer a bike for all-out speed, we would suggest the size K3. If you spend more time at the bike park or prefer a more agile riding style, take the size K2 – you’re welcome!
|1. Head angle||64.5° (571mm AC, 51mm Offset, rs lyrik)|
|3. Top tube||584||614||644||669|
|4. BB height||-3mm|
|5. Seat tube angle||77.6°|
|6. Seat tube angle (effective)||79.9°|
|9. Chainstay length (effective)||456mm|
|10. Seat tube length||420||440||480||510|
|11. Head tube length||135|
|12. Fork offset||42-51mm|
|Standover (from BB to lowes part of top tube)||374mm|
|Seat tube insert length||188mm||208mm||250mm||278mm|
|Stock status||PRODUCTION time*|
|Complete builds||In stock||1 week|
* An estimated timescale for production from the date of purchase.
“Point and shoot’ is one way to describe the super long Pole EVOLINK 140 EN, which rolls satisfyingly quickly in a straight line. Championing the latest thinking in geometry design, the EVOLINK 140 EN sports a mega long frame, relatively long chainstays, a very steep seat angle, and a slack head angle. These add up to one of the most balanced handling packages around while giving the rider tons of room to throw themselves around on the bike. The rear end design breaks new ground by using a concisely calibrated spring rate to deliver the optimal performance. The Pole simplifies the act of riding over burly ground: firstly by dishing out stability and confidence to less advanced riders; and secondly by giving avid riders a tool to unlock faster speeds. Essentially an outstanding bike that throws up questions about geometry standards – the Pole is a bike that everyone should ride!”
“The Pole is the first bike to take extremely modern geometry numbers to mass production. If you want to have a safe and easy ride on challenging terrain or go faster than all your buddies, this is your choice.”
“Versatile, stable, fast and fun. Pointed up or down hills, it tackles steep and technical terrain like almost nothing else can. Buy if, You want a long and slack 29er that’s fast and fun whether going up or downhill.”