The 2016 EVOLINK 140 and 150 had a small difference on the swingarm. It was the gusset between the chainstay and seatstay. The 140 was designed to be as an all mountain / trail bike but later we noticed that the 140 is much more capable than we originally thought. We decided to rethink the swingarm structure and we found out ways to make it lighter and stiffer. Then we decided to add weight back as a form of the gusset that was on 150. The gusset itself makes the swingarm much stiffer than the previous version. The new swingarm is same weight as the one we had on 140 in 2016 but it’s just stiffer.
The BOOST rear hub standard has been around for a while and we are convinced about it. Also, we know that people still have 142 wheels. We designed a clever system which allows the user choose which standard he wants to use. The adapters for each standard are designed so that there is no compromise on stiffness and there is not a complicated bolt on systems that eventually come loose or even drop off. The system has a new hanger which works as an adapter as well. On the non-drive side there is a press fir adapter and for the 142 two 3mm washers for the I.S. mount.
The tune of the shock
On 2016 we used a low compression / medium rebound tune on Rock Shox Monarch. This year we are using L/H tune. The reason on this is that we found out that heavier and faster riders need more air pressure on the shocks. Monarch is a single tube shock and there is no way to externally change the high speed rebound. The rebound knob only effects to the low speed rebound. The shock can be placed other way round so the stanchion tube is covered from the dirt.
The signature color of the Evolink 140 is the Polar Blue but we have a limited stock of these special colors. The availability can be checked from the product’s purchasing page.