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.
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.
|Stock status||PRODUCTION time*|
|Framesets||IN MANUFACTURING||ARRIVING August 2021|
|Complete builds||IN MANUFACTURING||ARRIVING August 2021|
* An estimated timescale for production from the date of purchase.
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!
|Rider Height||speed – 160-170cm|
Style – 165-175cm
|speed – 170-180cm|
style – 175-185cm
|speed – 180-190cm|
style – 185-195cm
|speed – 190+ cm|
style – 195+ CM
|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|
|Seat tube clamp||34.9mm|
|Seat tube standard||30.9mm|
|Axle to Crown||561-571|
|Headset standard||ZS 56 / 44 mm|
|Shock size||210 x 55mm|
|Shock Hardware||22.2 x M8|
|BB||73mm threaded / Compatible with 30mm axle standard|
|Bottle Mounts||Two (top and down of downtube)|
|Axle||180mm, thread length 20mm, thread pitch M12x1.75|
|Wheels||27.5+ / 29″ 730-755 mm|
|Recommended max Tire size||3″ (27.5″), 2.8″ (29″)|
|Tire clearance||91mm (sideways), 384mm (from axle)|
|Shifting||One-by only, 36t max|
|BB concentric bearings||2 x 61808-2RS1 (52*40*7)|
|Link pivot bearings||6 x 600-2RS1 (26*10*8)|
|Recommended shock||RS super deluxe ultimate air 210X55|
|Material||7005 T6 Aluminium|
|Weight||3.6 kg (Size M including hardware WO shock)|
|Colors||Polar Blue, Velvet Black, pepper red|
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.
Need help choosing?
Our sales team is always here to help you if you have a question. They’re also happy to help you decide which bike and build suits you and your needs the best. So don’t be shy, drop us a message!
You can also call us directly on: +358 50 436 7350