“The first thing I thought was that I could get the Stamina 180 EN at a lower price than this build. Nevertheless, Evolink 158 LE is, utterly, remarkably, totally an epic bike build. Just a few years ago, aluminum was seen as a dying material in the MTB scene. There are still people who think that way, but they don’t know the secret; within the realistic limits, weight of the bike does not determine if it’s fast or not. It’s the complete package that makes you go fast. People like you and me know, that the Evolink 158 LE is not just one of the hottest looking and spec’d enduro mountain bikes on the market – It’s one of the most capable ones too. And it is definitely a bike you can develop a relationship with. That’s just what non-Evolink people don’t get. This is the maxed-out EVOLINK project!”
– Sampo Virmasalo
The story behind the build
EVOLINK-series is our breakthrough product. EVOLINK was created back in 2015, and still, it’s ahead of the game. We won national races with it, got attention and praise words from the press and media with it, and won the Design & Innovation Award 2017 with the Evolink 140 EN. We have encouraged the media to start using the stopwatch on the tests. Since then, Pole has proven to be the fastest. Our customer’s feedback is the same: I made my Personal Record, I feel more confident, and I have missed this feeling of speed. It has been said that the EVOLINK is the benchmark for the mountain biking industry.
The year 2017 was a long time ago when we are talking about the mountain bike market. New models and innovations are released annually, trends bounce and die fast, new mountain bike companies emerge and die annually. The sport itself grows in vast numbers, and more and more MTB has become a sport for everyone. We love that change because we are and want to be ahead of the game.
One thing that did not have to change, though, is the Evolink. Arguably, the Evolink geometry is still ahead of its time. With a small twinkle in the eye, the Evolink V1.3 compares to others 2021 models 😉 What we change on our bikes annually are the components. For example, the coil shocks have become a long way since 2017. We wanted to build the EVOLINK with the parts that won’t grow old in a decade.
So yeah, about the story behind the build:
Leigh raced the Evolink 158 TR at the EWS Trophy of nations, Finale Ligure, and told us what he thought about it. There were a couple of points that he would have upgraded, so we did that. And then we went a bit beyond too. It was not meant to be anything but the dream build video of the Evolink 158, but then we thought that if we offer LE builds for Staminas and Machine, should the Evolink get one too? Why not, right!
It took us one night to walk around our factory and warehouse to gather the parts that would represent the most excellent quality with the best performance and then build the beast up.
The components and the price
EVOLINK 158 LE
|BRAKES||TRICKSTUFF DIRETTISSIMA 220/200mm|
|CHAIN||AXS “OIL”X0 EAGLE GLD 12sp|
|CHAIN GUIDE||OneUp ISCG05|
|CRANKSET||Titanium Cane Creek Eewings|
|DERAILLEUR REAR||sram AXS X01 EAGLE|
|FORK||RS LYRIK ULTIMATE RC2 180mm 29″|
|HEADSET||CANE CREEK FORTY ZS44 / ZS56|
|REAR AXLE||Maxle Stealth|
|SADDLE||ERGON SME30 Black|
|SEAT CLAMP||MJ CYCLE ø34.9mm|
|SEATPOST||BIKEYOKE REVIVE 160mm|
|SHIFTER||SRAM X0 AXS EAGLE TRIGGER|
|SHOCK||EXT Storia LOK V3 COIL SHOCK 216×63|
|FRONT TIRE||MAXXIS ASSEGAI DH 29×2.50|
|REAR TIRE||MAXXIS ASSEGAI DH 29×2.50|
|TIRE INSERTS||Huck Norris F/R, uninstalled|
|WHEELSET||MAVIC DEEMAX PRO SAM.H|
|TOOLS||ONE UP EDC TOOL SYSTEM AND PUMP, STFUBike|
Pricing and orders
You can order the LE build right away. Due to the bike’s special part list, the assembly takes slightly longer than with the other models.
Price: 8950€, including the 24% VAT.
Contact our sales (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want one 😉
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