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Evolink 1.4

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TRAIL BIKE / 150-160mm / 144mm / 29″ / 2021

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. 

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.

 

EVOLINK 1.4

Updated and refined for its fifth-year anniversary, the Evolink 1.4 retains the same fundamental Pole Bicycles ethos and remains very much long, slack, and agile.

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. 

The Evolink still has a slack 64.5°head angle matched with a seat tube angle of 77.6° (79.9° effective) to create a much more capable riding position that gets you up the hill and back down again fast!

We also increased the bottom bracket height from -20mm to -3mm. Increasing the BB height has made the bike more maneuverable, fast, versatile all whilst making cornering easier.

The Evolink 1.4 also runs completely external cable routing for a cleaner look and usability.

Delivery times

Stock statusPRODUCTION time*
FramesetsIN MANUFACTURINGARRIVING AUTUMN 2021
Complete buildsIN MANUFACTURINGARRIVING AuTUMN 2021

* An estimated timescale for production from the date of purchase.

Sizing

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!

 

Geometry

Rider Heightspeed – 160-170cm
Style – 165-175cm
speed – 170-180cm
style – 175-185cm
speed – 180-190cm
style – 185-195cm
speed – 190+ cm
style – 195+ CM
Frame sizek1k2k3k4
1. Head angle64.5° (571mm AC, 51mm Offset, rs lyrik)
2. Reach467497527535
3. Top tube584614644669
4. BB height-3mm
5. Seat tube angle77.6°
6. Seat tube angle (effective)79.9°
7. Stack633mm
8. Wheelbase1281130413411366
9. Chainstay length (effective)456mm
10. Seat tube length420440480510
11. Head tube length135
12. Fork offset42-51mm
Front center802832862887
Standover (from BB to lowes part of top tube)374mm
Seat tube insert length188mm208mm250mm278mm

 

Specs

Seat tube clamp34.9mm
Seat tube standard30.9mm
Axle to Crown561-571
Headset standardZS 56 / 44 mm
Brake MountI.S.
Travel front150-160mm
Travel rear144mm
Shock size210 x 55mm
Shock Hardware22.2 x M8
BB73mm threaded / Compatible with 30mm axle standard
Chain deviceISCG05
Bottle MountsTwo (top and down of downtube)
Dropouts142/148mm
Axle180mm, thread length 20mm, thread pitch M12x1.75
Wheels27.5+ / 29″ 730-755 mm
Recommended max Tire size3″ (27.5″), 2.8″ (29″)
Tire clearance91mm (sideways), 384mm (from axle)
ShiftingOne-by only, 36t max
Cable routingExternal
BB concentric bearings2 x 61808-2RS1 (52*40*7)
Link pivot bearings6 x 600-2RS1 (26*10*8)
Recommended shockRS super deluxe ultimate air 210X55
Material7005 T6 Aluminium
Weight3.6 kg (Size M including hardware WO shock)
ColorsPolar Blue, Velvet Black, pepper red

 

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Frameset buyers

Thinking of building a complete bike from a frameset? Building your dream bike can be a pretty rewarding project. To make it a bit easier, we have gathered you a full list of components that you’ll need to build a complete Evolink 1.4 from a frameset.

Frameset buyers guide

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