Pole EVOLINK 140 bike check
Lots of riders have different preferences on how they like to set their bike up, Thomas Mitchell is an ambassador for Pole bikes and hails from sunny Scotland. He rides a size large Pole EVOLINK 140 and this is how he sets his bike up.
Unlike a lot of EVOLINK 140 riders, Thomas chooses to run a 150mm fork as opposed to the longer travel 160 mm option many prefer. The 510mm reach of the size large suits his 192cm (6ft 3″) frame well when paired with a 50mm stem and a Works Components reach adjust headset which gives him an extra 5mm reach over the standard headset.
The ability to fit a water bottle inside the frame is vital, when racing he is able to go without a backpack, meaning that he can focus on his riding more. Thomas runs a 170mm RockShox reverb seat post. Ergon have provided him with an SME3 saddle for long days out on the bike.
Thomas has been a long time user of CrankBrothers products having been sponsored by them since 2015. He runs the Mallet E model over the Mallet DH model. Thomas says he prefers the smaller profile of the E pedals and the shorter spindle length. He runs his cleats in the 15 degree release angle.
Thomas runs the seat post lever on the left hand side, under his handlebar. He uses grip tape to ensure he never misses the remote.
So there you go, thats how Thomas likes his bike, why not tell us how you set your bike up and what you finds works best for you.