Evolink 110, 11,75kg
Pole Evolinks are famous for their new school geometry. We make long, slack and balanced mountain bikes, which aren’t always the lightest to begin with. Evolink 110 is designed to be a XC or a Trail bike, this particular set up is bit cut Evolink 110 XC, in size medium. Of course you can always pinch bit more off from the weight.
Some of you may think “why just don’t make the frame from carbon”. We have decided to stick in aluminum frames in this case because we believe carbon is not as reliable material as aluminium is, when it comes to mountain biking like we do it. Also the environmental aspect of 100% recyclable aluminum is a big advantage compared to carbon and it’s cutting waste.
There could be carbon brakes, carbon wheels, lighter tyres also. But this experiment demonstrates that the radical geometry can be applied to XC bikes. Local endurance sports enthusiast Matti Suomalainen has a great blog and posts about Pole Evolink 110 and Pole Taiga, check it out (from the users perspective).
This set up weights 11,75 kg (24,9lb) without pedals. I dare to claim we could easily cut one more kilogram.
|BB||RACE FACE BSA|
|BRAKES||SRAM GUIDE RS 180/180mm|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG1199 11-42|
|CRANKSET||RACE FACE NEXT SL DM30|
|DERAILLEUR REAR||SRAM XX1 Type 2.1 1×11-spd|
|FORK||DT SWISS OPM O.D.L 29 120mm|
|GRIPS||RACE FACE HALF NELSON|
|HANDLEBAR||RACE FACE NEXT ø35mm 20mm 760mm|
|HEADSET||CANE CREEK FORTY ZS44 / ZS56|
|REAR AXLE||MAXLE ULTIMATE 12x180mm|
|SADDLE||SELLE ITALIA SLR CARBON|
|SEAT CLAMP||MJ CYCLE ø34,9mm|
|SEATPOST||EASTON EC90 ZERO|
|SHIFTER||SRAM XX1 11-spd|
|SHOCK||DT SWISS X313 Alu 184×44 SAB|
|STEM||STEM EASTON HAVEN ø35mm 32mm|
|TYRES||MAXXIS IKON 2.2×29″ 3c EXO TR, Tubeless setup|
|WHEELSET||DT SWISS XR 1501 SPLINE ONE 29 15×100 / 12×142|